The Orb got its start in the second half of the '80s, inspired by dub and house music. Cited as an influence of many modern electronic music artists today, the act also had a major impact on ambient artists of the past few decades, including guitar bands like Seefeel and late-period Slowdive. Founde ... More >>
Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>
After the comforting lull of the holidays, things are starting to ramping back up nicely on the concert front. Some big announcements this week, including Animal Collective, who is slated to return to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre with Dan Deacon, and the Avett Brothers who are set for a tw ... More >>
New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
Banking on a "shuffle generation" that will listen to anything that's good, Colorado Symphony Orchestra resident conductor Scott O'Neil is shooting to shuffle preconceptions of classical music tonight...and attract a new audience that will keep coming back for more. And so "Shuffle" features O'Neil' ... More >>
Wednesday, April 25, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Ah yes, the fabled month-change weekend -- the most dreaded weekend of them all. You know that the bills are going to be due on Monday morning, the rent will need to be sent out early and you'll be left with no extra cash for the weekend. It's a good thing we've compiled this list of ten fabulous th ... More >>
Dreams Go Through Me
Photo by Tod SeelieDark Dark Dark is wet wet wetAlthough it's often referred to as a "chamber folk" band, Dark Dark Dark (due tonight at The Walnut Room and tomorrow, April 16, at Odd Fellows Hall in Boulder as part of Communikey) from Minneapolis is a horse of a different color. Yes, its sev ... More >>
Open-minded music comes to small-town Colorado.
Any stage director worth his salt knows that it's all in the timing. Without it, the stars won't align onstage or backstage and -- horrors -- the moment will be mediocre. In the world of theater, that's the kiss of death -- a point the accomplished local director José Mercado, known for his work wi ... More >>
The aptly named Hot White lived up to its name. (photos by Tom Murphy). The Mae Shi, Religious Girls, CJ Boyd and Hot White Friday, July 4, 2008 Rhinoceropolis Better Than: The relatively tepid fireworks show at Coors Field. Hot White is a relatively new band who has only pretty much played under ... More >>
Photo by Tom Murphy Nudity with Temples and Outer Neon Friday, May 9, 2008 Glob Glob Glob, Colorado Springs Better Than: Most of the neo-classic rock out there. Tight Bros. From Way Back When only played Denver once during its entire career, and that was on June 15, 1999 at Soulciety on Brighton B ... More >>
Its more of the same in Woody Allens latest film.
Patti Smith's music gets reinvented in Belmar.
Sound of Silver
The DMNS links engineering to the Mars Exploration rovers.
Black Aria II (Evilive)
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
Sunday, March 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959; Monday, March 6, Monkey Mania, 303-689-1268.
The Secret Circus brings in the (offbeat) clowns.
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
What's old is new with the Bang on a Can All-Stars
Fulfilled/Complete (Saddle Creek)
In Taking Lives, the filmmakers are the real boobs.
American tall tale gallops across these pages
Talented trio reveals that it's sad to be gloomy.
New Music for Bowed Piano
The funk, the punk and the drunk in a roundup of local recordings.
Your Money, My Life, Goodbye
(Lovely Music, Ltd.)
July 15 - 21, 1999
A new boxed set gives minimalist Steve Reich maximum exposure.
COMPOSER PHILIP GLASS SEARCHES FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEAUTY IN BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.