Rob Burleson

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    December 20, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    FRI | ONEREPUBLIC'S DENVER ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS at OGDEN | 12/20 Over the last few years OneRepublic has made its acoustic Christmas shows an annual event that helps local charities. This year's show, which also features Gungor, is a benefit for Colorado flood relief. VIP ticket includes ticket to the ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Rob Burleson on SPELLS: "It's a laid back band. There's no egos and no pressure for anything"

    SPELLS (due this Friday, December 20, at 3 Kings Tavern) got together when Chuck Coffey and Rob Burleson, two longtime veterans of the scene, realized they shared a mutual love of East Bay pop-punk and San Diego noise rock. When the pair decided to form a band, they enlisted Ben Roy as the outfit's ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    THE OH HELLOS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 6/28-6/29 Last fall, the Oh Hellos released their first full-length, Through the Deep, Dark Valley. And while that album's got some solid tunes like "The Valley" and "I Was Wrong," it's "Hello My Old Heart," a track from their self-titled debut that perk ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    February 15, 2013

    Sample a track from the Hollow Talk, the new band feat ex-members of d.biddle and more

    Hollow Talk. You probably don't know the name yet, but you're almost certain to recognize the names of players in this new outfit, which is slated to make its live debut tomorrow night at the hi-dive with the Big Get Even and Rowboat. While I hesitate to toss out the "supergroup" designation here, a ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Ten best (and sweetest) rock beards in Denver

    See also: - Animated GIFs of the coolest concert security guard in the world - Dubstep for dummies, a primer for newly-minted dubstep fans - Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax - Ten records we treasure - Denver's ten best jukeboxes Last April, our Show & Tell blog ran an infographic a ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Accordion Crimes/Lion Sized

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    July 24, 2010

    UMS Night Two Travelogue: A Tom Collins at Club 404, Nathan & Stephen at the Mayan and more

    Tom MurphyNathan & Stephen at the Mayan​ UMS Travelogue, Day Two 7.23.10 / Baker District, South Broadway Well away from the densest cluster of the festival was a place called Fentress Architects Materials Garden on 4th and Broadway, and when you walked through the glass doors, there was a l ... More >>

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    June 20, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase sells out with 11,000 in attendance! Biggest turnout ever!

    Sold out? Wait, what? Did I just read that right? Seriously? Sold out? What the ...? Those were my first thoughts when I woke up yesterday and fired up the old TweetDeck before jumping into the shower. My boy Ralphie, who we tapped to emcee the main stage for us yesterday, had tweeted something ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Over the weekend: Hearts of Palm at the hi-dive

    ​Hearts of Palm, To Be Eaten Friday, November 6, 2009 hi-dive Better Than: One of the best bands of recent years quietly slipping into history. To Be Eaten probably seemed like an odd pairing for this first of two final Hearts of Palm shows, except this band plays its music with the same level of ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Hot IQs final show at Larimer Lounge

    ​Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 02.25.09

    Really fun show last night. Rob Burleson -- drummer extraordianaire of Lion Sized, d.biddle, the Fire Drills and sometimes Eyes & Ears -- filled in for Andy who was off exploring pyramids in Egypt or trying to find a cure for the common cold or something this week. Tall shoes to fill there, boy, ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Lion Sized have hearts like, well, lions

    It's been said that the mark of a truly great band is the ability to deliver the same caliber performance in front of virtually nobody as you would for a crowd of thousands. Gared O'Donnell from Planes Mistaken for Stars didn't just subscribe to this notion, he lived it. Emily Francis, who managed P ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 02.18.09

    We had too much fun on the show last night. Gave away a bunch of cool stuff -- tickets to the Bands You Need to Know 2 show tonight at the Marquis and CDs from Lion Sized and A Shoreline Dream -- and had a couple of great guests on. In the first hour, Rob Burleson, aka Number 3, and Josh Bergstrand ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    Live Review: Dressy Bessy, the Fire Drills & the Pseudo Dates

    Dressy Bessy, the Fire Drills and the Pseudo Dates Bluebird Theater Saturday, October 18, 2008 Better than: listening to it in your headphones When Tammy Ealom started singing about a gal obsessed with the ‘60s in the song “Do You Whisper?” on Saturday night, it was hard not to think the so ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    MP3 Freeloader: The Fire Drills

    Photo: Jon Solomon Jason Heller is a badass. And I'm not just saying that because he was my amiable sidekick here at the paper for years. Besides being an extremely level-headed, insightful music writer with astounding sensibilities, undeniable depth and gloriously lyrical writing, dude's also an ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    Duncan Barlow Moves On, Lion Sized Looks for New Bassist

    Duncan Barlow (far left) and d.biddle. If you happen to run into Duncan Barlow around town this week, be sure to congratulate him on his new gig. Next Monday, the d.biddle frontman and Lion Sized bassist will be picking up stakes and heading to Jacksonville, Florida, where he's accepted a professor ... More >>

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    June 24, 2008

    Rock Band: Denver Dream Team

    So Jason Hayes from the Last Seen and I were standing around smoking outside the Atomic Cowboy this past Friday night before the Fluid show, when he presented me with a hypothetical proposition: If I were to form and front a band right now and could choose any musicians in town to play with, what wo ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Q&A with d.biddle

    hi-dive photo booth shots shamelessly pilfered from Lisa G's myspace. d. biddle began as Duncan Barlow’s sad, quiet solo project – a reaction against all the metal and hardcore he’d played for most of his life, with bands like Endpoint, Guilt and By the Grace of God. The original incarnation ... More >>

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    November 16, 2006

    Lion Sized

    Every time this trio plays, it's an event.

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    June 16, 2005

    Road Rage

    The Symptoms' frantic, fuel-injected sound is kicking into high gear.

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    June 24, 2004

    The Symptoms

    The Symptoms EP (Self-released)