While traveling from Denver to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrate ... More >>
Pearl Jam's 24th anniversary - which the band celebrated last night with a raucous, rarity-filled, tour-ending barnburner of a concert at the Pepsi Center - closed with lead guitarist Mike McCready playing "the Star Spangled Banner" Hendrix-style while the rest of the Seattle quartet sprayed champag ... More >>
The undisputed heavyweight champion of grunge, Pearl Jam, makes a stop in Denver this week. There will be some pop punk in Colorado Springs and some jazz in Golden. And more! The rest of our picks follow.
It would be easy to dismiss a show like this as something aging fans of '90s alternative rock take their kids to. But Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden still have plenty of intellect and challenging music. And opener Oneohtrix Point Never, an experimental electronic and ambient artist, likely challeng ... More >>
As reported previously, there's a trio of big shows going on sale this weekend, Arcade Fire at the Pepsi Center and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at the Temple Buell on Friday, and Trey Anastasio Band at the Ogden on Saturday. We've also got the word on three more shows, Ellie Goulding, Public Enemy and ... More >>
As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>
Savoy is slated to make its way back to the Mile High City for a headlining date at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 15, as part of the act's Get Lazer'd Tour. Tickets ($25) go on sale this Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what s ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>
Walt Pourier is the visionary behind the "ONE Gathering -- Skate for Life" event, which will ramp up Saturday at the Denver Skatepark. Drawing hundreds of young Native Americans from across Colorado and beyond, the Gathering will expose them to positive, community-building activities that celebrate ... More >>
Losing Them All to This Time
Latenight Weeknight Records
I've seen probably upwards of seven million shows in my lifetime, give or take five or six. In all that time, there's been a ton that I'm grateful for having the chance to have seen -- Mars Volta at Tulagi, the Killers at the Larimer Lounge, an unreal triple bill at the Coliseum featuring Pea ... More >>
In recent years, there's been a parade of artists refusing to license their tracks, whether it's been for use in video games, commercials or television shows. Seems like some of these old timers have sticks up their butts when it comes to relinquishing artistic control and just don't get it. ... More >>
On Sunday night we had the chance to watch the Colorado Avalanche get pummeled by the visiting New York Rangers. While we should have been paying more attention to the game, we couldn't help our ears being caught in familiar sounds. The music selections -- and there were many -- were just awful. Co ... More >>
Thursday, December 3, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Nirvana's Live at Reading, released last week on Geffen, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar, while Pearl Jam's Backspacer came in at number two for the week ending November 8. Strokes singer Julian Casablancas came in third with his debut, Phrazes for the Young, while Teagan & Sara and W ... More >>
The Flaming Lips latest effort, Embryonic, debuted at the number one spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 18. Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart, released last week on Columbia, came in second and Built to Spill's There Is No Enemy came in third, while the Avett Brothers' I and Lo ... More >>
The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar again for the week ending October 11. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and Lil Boosie Superbad r ... More >>
Stoner rockers Om grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending October 4 with their latest effort, God is Good, released last week on Drag City. Muse's The Resistance and Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 came in second and third while Karen O & the Kids' soundtrack to Where The Wil ... More >>
Lucas Field, the frontman for Low Vs. Diamond (the subject of a profile in Westword's November 27 edition), is a Seattle native -- but he spent his college years at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he played in a jam band whose music has little in common with the tunes he's making with his ... More >>
Dave Grohl at Red Rocks. Free blogs. Get your free blogs here. Backbeat Online doubles your pleasure with two blogs about the Foo Fighters -- a review of Dave Grohl's band at Red Rocks last night (the group is on the Rocks tonight as well) plus the first online appearance of Westword's original F ... More >>
101.5's Whip. The whispers about the impending demise of 101.5 FM, a station that calls itself "The Independent Alternative," continue unabated, and an incident that took place on August 14 won't squelch such gossip. A listener tells me the station went off the air for an hour and a half, from aro ... More >>
What: Immagine at Cornice. Where: The Tivoli student union building at the Denver Film Society/Starz FilmCenter Theatre (off 9th and Auraria). When: This Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. Cost: FREE! Itching for some free Pearl Jam? Well then be a “Better Man,” get off your “Yellow Ledbette ... More >>
Monday, March 19, Marquis Theater, 303-292-0805.
Sunday, July 2, and Monday, July 3, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Pearl Jam (J)
Plan B. (Self-released)
Live Series (Self-released)
My Morning Jacket
From the week of April 17, 2003
Pearl Jam accuses the Rocky Mountain News of uneven flow.
Scattered Pictures (ICU)
Substitute: The Songs of the Who (Edelton Entertainment)
Seattle's Mudhoney sometimes wonders what all the fuzz was about.
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys
The Dismemberment Plan assaults the senses as well as perceptions about the state of indie rock.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
From the week of January 5