Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>
Paramore is back and busier than ever. The band just completed its first destination cruise with fans (cleverly dubbed Parahoy!), which included four days and nights aboard the Norwegian Pearl, sailing from Miami, Florida, to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Fans enjoyed two outdoor shows by Param ... More >>
The Lawrence Arms (due Saturday, February 22, at The Summit Music Hall) started in 1999 when former members of the Broadways, Brendan Kelly and Chris McCaughan, decided to do a more melodic punk band focused on often startlingly detailed and personal but emotionally vibrant music that didn't wax int ... More >>
Letters From Home
It's been ten years since Yellowcard (due on Tuesday, January 21, at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, and Wednesday, January 22, at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins) and released Ocean Avenue, and while jumping on the Anniversary tour train, the Florida-bred pop punkers decided to do things a ... More >>
After a band have been together with the same lineup for nearly twenty years, it's understandable (even expected) they'd lose some of the vigor that defined their salad days. But that's not the case with the members of Jimmy Eat World, who have been together since their teens. See also: - Saturday: ... More >>
Wowers. The Riot Fest Denver lineup was just revealed, and if you haven't seen it yet, brace yourself. It's pretty stellar. Headliners include a reunited version of the Replacements, along with Iggy and the Stooges, Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo, Rocket from the Crypt, Superchunk, the Dismemberment ... More >>
SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>
Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>
Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>
The Uncertain Sea somehow managed to bring together a touch of math rock or prog with splintery post-punk and '90s emo and made it compelling -- think something like Mission of Burma with a country bent, written by people who grew up hearing stuff like Sunny Day Real Estate with a touch of Codeine's ... More >>
Blink-182 last night. More photos below.BLINK-182 at COMFORT DENTAL | 9/4/11Seeing Blink-182 live is kind of like viewing a moment suspended in time: The music hasn't changed, and the band's NOFX-knock-off-style masturbation conversations are identical to a decade and a half ago. But consistency is ... More >>
Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio enjoying some drinks with fans after the show.More than a thousand punk-rock patrons crammed into a sold-out Summit Music Hall to see Alkaline Trio perform in support of its newest album, Damnesia, last night, Monday, July 11. Openers were the Gamits and Smoking Po ... More >>
Chicago's Alkaline Trio (due this evening at Summit Music Hall with The Gamits and Smoking Popes) are one of those bands that essentially created a genre, and then thrived in it for the better part of two decades. The band's melodic punk came to prominence in the mid-'90s and has stayed on th ... More >>
Monday, July 11, Summit Music Hall, 303-487-0111.
YellowCardRock.comYELLOWCARD at SUMMIT | 06.15.11"Key talked with the audience quite a bit between songs, like he was catching up old friends on the band's life over the last few lost years."
Taking Back Sunday last night at Summit Music Hall.Long Island pop-punk band Taking Back Sunday headlined a nearly sold out show last night at Summit, boasting its original line-up. Also on the bill were Thursday and Colour Revolt. All photos by Aaron Thackeray for Westword.
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, TV on the Radio is slated to perform two nights at the Ogden in September, Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for three nights at Red Rocks and blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headline KTCL's Big Gig in September. On lo ... More >>
Monday, May 2, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Eric Gruneisen MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE The Architects • Neon Trees 04.09.11 | Fillmore Auditorium Walking into the Fillmore, I was greeted by a writhing sea of wildly dressed teenagers and hundreds of their parents awkwardly trying to fit in while performing chaperone duty. Seeing scads of gi ... More >>
Fun With Vengeance
UnderoathMetallic-emo stalwarts Underoath played on February 7, 2011 at Summit Music Hall with Thursday, who played Full Collapse, its 2001 album, start to finish. Openers were Skylit Drive and Animals as Leaders. Photos by Aaron Thackeray. See the full slideshow here, Underoath, Thursday @ S ... More >>
Sunday, February 6, Summit Music Hall, 303-487-0111.
Aaron ThackerayChris Carraba still makes all the ladies swoon DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL John Jefler, Lady Danville and Chris Conley Summit Music Hall | 1.10.11 View the full slide show. Unsurprisingly, a huge amount of people waited outside Summit Music Hall last night to witness the ten-year ... More >>
A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon are co-headlining The Game Changers Tour, slated to stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, March 27. We Came as Romans and Pierce the Veil are also on the bill. Tickets ($35.25) go on sale this Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.
As part of her first North American headlining tour, Ke$ha stops at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 19. Cannibal, the companion album to her debut, Animal, drops next week and will be available individually and bundled with Animal as a special repackage dubbed Animal Cannibal. ... More >>
Britt ChesterNo lights, camera, action! HEY MONDAY With We Are The In Crowd • the Ready Set • Cartel • This Century 11.12.10 | Marquis Theater If there was any question as to whether this show was sold out, the line snaking past the Gin Mill just before 7 p.m. dispelled any doubts. Ea ... More >>
Matthew Ballantine-PattonAdam Edwards, Ian O'Dougherty and Sean Merrell are Eolian In this week's issue, the Rough Mixes entry focusing on Eolian, the progressive rock project led by Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun) and featuring occasional Backbeat contributor Sean Merrell (T ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray PARAMORE Tegan and Sara • New Found Glory • Kadawatha 09.13.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison view full slide show While this year's installment of the Honda Civic Tour felt more like an obscene barrage of advertisements (complete with a pamphlet about credit-buildin ... More >>
Monday, September 13, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Wednesday, August 18, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Starting the Hearts
Wednesday, May 19, Summit Music Hall, 303-443-2227.
Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>
Let Go EP
Pamela LittkyUpdate 11/02: Just received word that Dashboard Confessional has postponed its upcoming tour due to "a family situation that is beyond our control," including a scheduled appearance at the Fillmore on Monday, November 9. No word on when the dates will be rescheduled or how this new d ... More >>
Gail ButenskyIn recent history we've been treated to the reunions of Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, Antipop Consortium, among others. This year, Faith No More, Sunny Day Real Estate and Pavement got back together, and, of course, there's the ever pervasive rumors of Soundgarden reconvening at so ... More >>
Kanye West and Lady Gaga's Fame Kills tour, which was just announced on Monday, has been canceled. The tour was to include a stop at the Pepsi Center on December 2 and tickets were scheduled to go on sale Saturday, October 3. There's no word yet on why the tour was scrapped. Paramore's show at th ... More >>
Saturday, August 15, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Breathe Carolina Warped Tour Invesco Field at Mile High August 9, 2009 Fifteen years down the line, the Warped Tour, which took over the asphalt surrounding Invesco Field on Sunday, has a well-established formula: lots of bands (around seventy in Denver), most of them falling into the pop-pu ... More >>
Saturday, June 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Saturday, April 4, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.