SUN | OF MONTREAL at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/3/13 Among the most popular and successful of the bands associated with the Elephant 6 collective, Of Montreal started off as a sort of indie pop band with an experimental edge. The band evolved dramatically across several records, fearlessly exploring lyric ... More >>
Phish is the greatest cover band on earth, hands down. While some songs have become staples -- so much so that we've come across fans, even well versed fans, who didn't realize songs like "Funky Bitch" was a cover -- while others are only busted out occasionally, sometimes only once. Of the myriad c ... More >>
After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. If you've wandered around the p ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>
If the Lumineers haven't already gone supernova, by god, they're about to. The locally-based outfit, which got its start humbly playing shows at the Meadowlark, just received word that their hit single "Ho Hey" has officially sold one million copies, while the self-titled album the song appears on i ... More >>
See also: Gun Street Ghost EP release party at the hi-dive, 8/17/12 Gun Street Ghost is the latest project fronted by Mike Perfetti, perhaps better known from his stints in Ideal Fathers, Johnny Knows Karate and Raleigh. With bassist Tyler Campo (ex-Cowboy Curse, also in Port Au Prince), guitarist ... More >>
See also: - Brennen Bryarly goes Into the Night as option4 - Parting words: A Sauna Q&A before its farewell show - Sharon Van Etten Q&A: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal" - Q&A with Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance - Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights Welcome to the ... More >>
Jonathan Greschler, who recently landed behind the bar at Fuel Cafe, started bartending right after college. "I was in North Carolina working at a microbrewery," he remembers. "The guys behind the bar were older than me, and they took me under their wing. We had an advantage, because it was a microb ... More >>
Front porch chillin': A favorite occupation of what I like to call "the Barnumployed."If you happen to find yourself in Barnum and you don't live there, chances are you're lost. And not just because it's not a neighborhood that lends itself to being found -- find one of two streets that make ... More >>
If you're looking for something that diverges from the typical suburban chains, culinary options are somewhat sparse in Broomfield. But Azitra, which opened at Flatiron Crossing earlier this month, represents an alternative.
Over the course of a line-up change or two, Ideal Fathers Ideal Fathers, playing its final show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, developed a sound and a stage presence that probably would have been lumped in with "dance punk." But there was always an agenda in the band to inspire people to wake ... More >>
Photo by Uriah WestIvy is back.You may have noticed recently that Josh Ivy has been popping up behind the decks in the Mile High City with greater frequency. Good news: He's not visiting. He's back from his hiatus in North Carolina. We caught up with Ivy for a few minutes to talk about his br ... More >>
Best Of app. Download hereOur Best of Denver issue (which hits newsstands on March 31) is sure to be a big, bulky thing, as it is every year. Unless you possess a European men's carry-all, it can be tough to tote around. Which is why we came up with the Best Of... iPhone app. It's free, it in ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
After a weekend of great basketball and not-so-great snacks, I'm planning some sweet eating action for this coming weekend's Sweet Sixteen. Here's some of the top local fare from three of the remaining top-ranked teams, and one from a post-game replacement. We're not in Kansas any more.
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
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 >>
Update: Just received word that U2 will be bringing its 360° tour to Denver on Saturday, June 12, at Invesco Field. Oh happy day! No word yet on when tickets will go on sale, but they Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 6, and will reportedly range from $55 to $250 online at the Invesco Field bo ... More >>
Three typical Denverites display their impressive brain capacity.There's a mechanism in every journalist that's triggered whenever a list mentions the city where he or she lives. We're powerless to resist writing about it -- and the urge is particularly strong when the results are complimenta ... More >>
A Higher Quality Version of This
Friday, September 11, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
The Avett Brothers, Sally Ford and the Sound Outside Saturday, Aug. 22 Ogden Theatre Better than: Most of the shows I've seen this summer. I never thought I'd see a full-fledged hootenanny on the stage of the Ogden Theatre. But during choice moments of the Avett Brothers' Saturday set, an appea ... More >>
View Larger Map Officials with the Westminster fire and police departments have closed 92nd Avenue between Yates and Raleigh, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), due to a suspected gas leak. In a press release, Westminster Fire Dep ... More >>
The gas leak that closed a stretch of 92nd Avenue between Yates and Raleigh in Westminster this morning has been found, according to a new release. As said leak is being repaired, one lane of traffic is being allowed through the area, with more to follow once everything's patched up -- meaning tha ... More >>
Two Cow Garage w/Colder Than Fargo, Raleigh, Six Months to Live and Jon SnodgrassFriday, February 20th, 20093 Kings Tavern, DenverBetter Than: A five band bill has any right to be.Colder Than Fargo opened this show on a snowy, icy night with its brand of warm, sentimentally-tinged music, part Americ ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
Pie Town EP
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Since 1986, Five Guys Burgers and Fries has focused on keeping things simple, serving burgers wrapped in foil and bagged to-go in greasy brown paper sacks, even if you're eating in; Idaho potato fries, hand-cut and fried in peanut oil; cold Cokes; some hot dogs. It's a classic American operat ... More >>
More is not merrier for Highland homeowners who want to stop construction in their neighborhoods.
Training Wheels EP
Few Hit Records
With Art Brut, what you see really is what you get.
Osage Mercado goes public
Youth & Young Manhood (RCA)
Denver deserves its fifteen minutes of fame.
The Real Deal
Last Train to Nibroc makes the most of two talented actors.
So you think you know hockey, eh? Here's a quiz to see if you Av half a brain.
There's a thing or two you don't know about Adele Arakawa.