Pop-Punk and Emo

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    October 27, 2014

    The Thirteen Best Shows in Denver This Week

    Happy Halloween week, everyone! Time to figure out what pun costume you can accomplish with the clothes you already own. There are plenty of good shows before the actual weekend hits, though, including Avi Buffalo, a pair of Cut Copy dates and the 106.7 KBPI Saints & Sinners Halloween Ball. The re ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014
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    September 23, 2014

    25 Things We Learned at Riot Fest 2014

    Live music always offers some kind of release, but Riot Fest appeared to be a particularly welcome respite for many fans.Tom Murphy It's been almost two decades since I first saw Mineral, and the time hasn't hurt its sound. It hasn't helped it, either. Mineral's brand of whiny emo and shameless Sun ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Riot Fest announces new location and issues a statement: "Simply, we were duped"

    After being denied special-use permits required by Arapahoe County, Riot Fest has moved its 2014 festival from May Farms outside Byers to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in downtown Denver. The dates (September 19 to 21) and schedule (see below) are unchanged. Previously purchased tickets will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    I broke up with Chris Carrabba last night while he smiled and led singalongs

    We've had some good times, Chris Carrabba. It wasn't pretty, but I fell pretty hard for Dashboard Confessional. But that was a long time ago. This is where I say I've had enough, Chris. It's over. I hoped it wouldn't be. But after that show last night at the Bluebird, I know we have to go our separa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from March 31 to April 3

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Yellowcard Ryan Key on recording vocals in a hospital as his wife mended from a broken back

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The best DIY Shows in Denver in November

    SAT | RETOX at 7TH CIRCLE MUSIC COLLECTIVE | 11/2/13 Retox's Justin Pearson has been in a handful of the most respected punk and experimental bands for more than twenty years. He helped found hardcore band Struggle when he was fifteen. By 1994, that project was through, and Pearson was involved with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    New Denver shows: KBPI's Locura Festival, Thirty Seconds to Mars. Tix on sale this weekend

    KBPI's first annual Locura Festival is slated to hit Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2. Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, and Volbeat are set to headline a bill that also includes HIM, Halestorm, All That Remains, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive an ... More >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2013
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    June 20, 2013

    Punk Rock Karaoke invites you to sing along to Bikini Kill and Jawbreaker for a good cause

    Rebel girls and rude boys, this one's for you: tonight's Punk Rock Karaoke invites everyone to sing along with his or her favorite songs for a good cause, as the Denver Health Collective hosts a traveling repertoire of punk hits. The karaoke project makes its first stop in Denver -- which also acts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    New Denver shows: MGMT, Luke Bryan and Jack Johnson. Tickets on sale this weekend

    After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    New Denver shows: Steely Dan, the Geto Boys, Brad Paisley, Selena Gomez, Ride Festival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    The worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 20-11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    New shows: Fall Out Boy, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Marr and more

    A bunch of great shows announced this week: Fresh off a string of well received comeback shows, Fall Out Boy is back with a new record and a tour that will hit Denver in June. Vampire Weekend is due at Red Rocks with Of Monsters and Men, while fun. has announced a date of its own at Red Rocks with T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    New shows: Alabama Shakes/Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Paramore, Jim James

    There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    The Used

    Monday, January 14, Summit Music Hall, 866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    This Weekend's Best Live Bets - Avett Brothers, Thurston Moore, Chuck Prophet and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Tonight at Red Rocks, the Avett Brothers kick off a two-night stand with City and Colour opening tonight and DeVotchKa opening tomorrow night. Also tonight, Thurston Moore visits the Larimer Lounge with his new quartet Chelsea Light Moving. Cory Branan at the Lions Lair, Eric ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    The Hate


  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Roger Daltry, Howard Jones, Boris, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dax Riggs and more this weekend

    Catch Roger Daltry at 1STBANK on Sunday​Another 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Rise Against, Flogging Molly coming to 1STBANK Center

    ​Chicago-based hardcore act Rise Against, who is touring in support of its latest effort, Endgame, Celtic punkers Flogging Molly and and local pop-punk band Calibrate Me will be at the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, December 6 as part of Channel 93.3's Not So Silent Night. General admission ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    My Chemical Romance at the Fillmore, 4/9/11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    The link between depression and music is just as obvious as you think

    ​Think back to your teenage years. Chances are, if you were like any of us, you spent the majority of your time listening to music, reading the liner notes through and through and playing air guitar half-naked in your room. Doesn't sound that depressing, but a recent study in Pediatrics & Adol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Photos: Underoath, Thursday at Summit Music Hall, 2/6/11

    Underoath​Metallic-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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Patrick Stump is basically a very talented, very wealthy kid

    ​Patrick Stump's long-delayed solo debut, Soul Punk, will allegedly, finally be out sometime in February. Up front: We think it's going to be incredible. Stump has taken an unconventional tack in promoting his solo career, best exemplified by last week's elaborate a cappella medley of all the ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    History Of...

    Alcheringa: The Dreaming

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    December 14, 2010

    On sale this weekend: A Day to Remember, Circle Jerks and Yanni

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Ke$ha and the Decemberists shows announced

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Circa Survive at Summit, 11/13/10

    Aaron ThackerayCirca Survive frontman Anthony Green​ CIRCA SURVIVE With Dredg • Codeseven • Animals as Leaders 11.13.10 | Summit Music Hall Circa Survive came through the Summit Music Hall on Saturday night for a sold out show with Dredg, Codeseven and Animals as Leaders. Our intrepid sh ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2010

    Drop 6

    Grip the Wheel

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    August 5, 2010

    Alkaline Trio

    Sunday, August 8, Invesco Field, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    Glass Hits

    Glass Hits

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    April 20, 2010

    Widespread Panic, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights shows announced

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2010


    Stand Up

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    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009


    Tuesday, November 24, Blast-O-Mat,

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Single File heading back out on the road

    Pamela Littky​Update 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina

    Those Breathe Carolina boys sure are colorful. It started out as a simple phone interview for a feature commemorating Breathe Carolina's participation in this year's Warped Tour, which rolls into Invesco Field at Mile High on Sunday, August 9. But it turned into something considerably more unexpect ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009

    White Leather

    White Leather

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    A first look at Skyfox's new video

    By now you've probably heard that Skyfox is among the latest Denver acts to land a record deal, specifically, the group is the most recent addition to the Crappy Records roster -- a completely fitting association if there ever was one. The label is owned in part by Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    No Doubt, Neko Case, Def Leppard shows announced

    No Doubt just announced a 45-city tour with Paramore and the Sounds that includes a Wednesday, May 27 stop at Fiddler's Green. On Monday, August 24, Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick will also share a bill at Fiddler's, while Lady Sovereign hits the Bluebird Monday, May 18, Neko Case plays the Ogd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Update: Single File previews new song and recordings

    Update (1/23/09): We've just learned that Common Struggles, Single File's full-length debut, is slated for release on Tuesday, April 7. "Girlfriend," the first single from the album, which was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All-American Rejects) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (Stones, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Rather than sitting idly, Denver artists take action

    Never let it be said that Denver artists sit by idly doing nothing while the world around them falters. Breathe Carolina (pictured above) is set to join this spring's Take Action tour, along with Cute Is What We Aim For, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue and Anarbor. Take Action, in its eighth year, is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Live Review: KTCL's Big Gig at Fiddler's Green

    The Big Gig, with the Offspring, Paramore, Dropkick Murphys, Flobots, Spill Canvas, Dropping Daylight, Skyfox Saturday, July 26 Fiddler's Green The 2007 version of KTCL's signature event suffered from many of the standard drawbacks associated with summer festivals: extreme heat, pacing problems, te ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Live Review: The Fire Drills at Old Curtis Street

    The Fire Drills Saturday, July 26, 2008 Old Curtis Street Bar Better Than: A fire drill in grade school. A hell of a lot better. This town is a bit incestuous when it comes to bands, but, as it turns out, that’s a damn good thing. There are a ton of musicians who play spread their talents around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: The Morning Benders and More

    In this entry, check out the Morning Benders' Talking Through Tin Cans, Love's Forever Changes: Collector's Edition, Yellowjackets' Lifecycle and Story of the Year's The Black Swan.

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    May 12, 2008

    Panic at the Disco's Sgt. Pepper Moment and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Panic at the Disco become the Warped-Tour-era answer to "Listen to the Flower People." You can judge for yourself whether that's a good or bad thing.

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    April 30, 2008

    Interview with John Reis of the Night Marchers

    John Reis, the subject of the following Q&A as well as a May 1 Westword profile, is the leader of a new band called the Night Marchers – but the group is hardly his first. He made his initial ripple as part of Pitchfork back in the ‘80s, after which he’s served as a member in acts such as Driv ... More >>

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    July 5, 2007

    Ryan Key Plays a New Yellowcard

    Westword's July 5 profile of Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key only scrapes the surface of the wide-ranging interview that forms the backbone of the article. Key has a lot to say, as you can see below. Among the major topics: Speculation that Paper Walls, the latest Yellowcard CD, was rushed into stores ... More >>

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