The last time I saw a laser show at the the Gates Planetarium, it was during a time when everything I did centered around where I could smoke cigarettes. That time was the early '90s and I was fourteen or fifteen. I wasn't old enough to drive, meaning I ended up whereever my parents or someone with ... More >>
The first time I met with my doula, she asked me about all of my feelings and fears about going into labor, about what was important to me. Much to her surprise, I told her one of those things was music. But she was supportive. She told me I should make two playlists to help set the mood. One shoul ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don' ... More >>
Eric Prydz's biggest hits so far have both incorporated famous work by other musicians -- 2004's "Call on Me" samples Steve Winwood's "Valerie," and his '06 track "Proper Education" is a remix of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2." However, he released a number-one track on Beatport th ... More >>
Jonathan Rado and Sam France met as teenagers and formed Foxygen in 2005. After releasing a handful of EPs on its own, the band, which plays a cross breed of collage sound art and psychedelic pop that recalls "White Album"-era Beatles and Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd, signed with Jagjaguwar, wh ... 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 >>
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 >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>
Okay, something truly disturbing is happening right now on the radio -- and no, we're not talking about that inescapable, goddamned "Call Me Maybe" tune (although that song can suck it, too!). No, there is something far more troubling being broadcast right now on the 103.1 frequency on the FM dial - ... More >>
One day, historians will look back and marvel at how blogs changed the music industry -- that is if they can avoid being distracted by the next big thing long enough to think analytically about history. Where just a few critics used to shape the tastes of music fans across country, now an army of bl ... More >>
Forty five years ago, the western world was forever changed by an overwhelming groundswell of youth rebellion known to history as the Summer of Love. There are countless factors that caused this tsunami of bohemia to sweep the globe -- everything from economics and the end of World War II to LSD and ... More >>
Catch Roger Daltry at 1STBANK on SundayAnother enticing weekend for music in the Mile High City: Dax Riggs closes out his two night stand at the Larimer Lounge, the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular illuminates the Fillmore on Friday, Cymbals Eat Guitars crash the hi-dive, Howard Jones plays his f ... More >>
Pink Floyd is a band that is often imitated. The San Diego sextet known as The Pink Floyd Experience, led by vocalist and guitarist Tom Quinn, takes its version of the seminal band to the next level, as it regurgitates the Floyd catalog with expert precision, while the accompanying video and ... More >>
Memorable Christmas gifts are made with love, and in the case of this gent, his Christmas gift is infused with a rap-metal logos of the '90s and early 2000s. Many of the classic T-shirts are there: the Korn Adidas rip-off and 40 ounces, the Coal Chamber ice cream truck, the classic Walls of Jericho ... More >>
Left, ten years, and right, fifteen years.If you read our review of Roger Waters at the Pepsi Center last night, you know it was a show not to be missed. As a band, Pink Floyd is in that select (but growing none the less) group of bands whose fans are more like soldiers, proudly wearing the s ... More >>
Tuesday, November 23, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
The Denver Art Rock Collective is embracing their art rock forebears in early June at D.A.R.C Side of the Moon, a tribute to the music of Pink Floyd. To pull it off, they're making the "Collective" element of their name a reality, performing as in various configurations featuring a rotating ... More >>
I hate Pink Floyd. Absolutely! I hate the black light posters in high school bedrooms. I hate the sound, the look, the fans and everything else about the band. If you were ever curious of knowing what my personal version of hell was, it would be Pink Floyd. Well, maybe Bob Marley, too. Before y ... More >>
Wednesday, January 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497; Thursday, January 21, Hodi's Half Note, 970-472-2034.
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
Oh, sweet monster-movie goodness! I'm beginning to think you all are designing just for me (not that I mind). This week's fancy-pants flier (click on it for a bigger version) pays homage to the movie-monster icons of yesteryear with a sweet mashup on the classic Bride of Frankenstein to promote the ... More >>
Saturday, November 29, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
The School of Rock kids take on Pink Floyd's epic.
Quixote's True Blue
Bassist David Murphy, who helped launch Sound Tribe Sector 9 (the focus of this piece in the September 6 Westword), is among the group’s funniest and most voluble members. He paints vivid portraits of the times, places and personalities at the heart of the STS9 story. Murphy introduces readers to ... More >>
Eleven Dimensional Symphony
Great Unseen (Bocumast Records)
Friday, November 11, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Monday, September 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
What's old is new with the Bang on a Can All-Stars
Monday, August 30, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Scissor Sisters (Universal)
Wednesday, August 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Blue Cathedral (Sub Pop)
Thursday, July 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Every second counts in the merry old land of Dark Oz.
THE EAGLES AND PINK FLOYD BRING BACK THE ME DECADE.
THE BANDS THAT CAN FILL STADIUMS OFFER ONLY BLASTS FROM THE PAST.