The War on Drugs released its new album Lost in the Dream today. The band also plays the Bluebird on March 26. Here's what's going to happen now: I'm going to listen to the new War on Drugs album with my cat, Kitten and we're going to review it track-by-track. Her credentials are that I once wrote a ... More >>
Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't just merely perform somebody else's music, but rather they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. Often times these acts tend to get overlooked because ... More >>
No matter how much designers and marketers might try to stereotype fashion as menswear and womenswear, style remains rebellious and defiant by nature. Local taste-maker Ryan Bailey, a biology major and Washington native, embraces his own skin -- and looks flaw-free while doing so. Continue reading t ... More >>
GATHERING OF THE CLOUDS @ WALNUT ROOM |3/8/13 Despite Victoria Cecilia's illness, Gliss managed to put in a solid performance at Gathering of the Clouds last night at the Walnut Room. If she indeed needed the cough drop she had half-jokingly solicited from the audience, you couldn't tell from her s ... More >>
VELVET ACID CHRIST @ CASSELMAN'S BAR AND VENUE | 2/9/13 At one point or another during Velvet Acid Christ's set, Bryan Erickson became winded, and he joked about how it was the altitude. He then said it was probably that he was out of shape because of too much eating, and then noted how at this age ... More >>
While temperatures were certainly frigid this past weekend, some people managed to remain stylish even in this cruel climate. One was Vladimir Von, a graphic designer from California who uses buttons, studs and patches to create his own look. Keep reading to find out what music Von is into, where he ... More >>
A Place to Bury Strangers makes the kind of guitar rock that doesn't just carry melody but is rather a palpable, elemental presence in the room. From early on, the act drew immediate comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Cure and Big Black, as critics searched for adequate an ... More >>
Update: At last, we've got the complete list of Denver Post employees who have or will be leaving the paper after accepting a buyout offer: nineteen staffers from various departments, including editors, reporters and photographers. Perhaps most surprising: John Moore, the paper's theater critic and ... More >>
Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra. Aaron Johnson is pictured far right.Aaron Johnson has a lot on his plate right now. He teaches fifth-graders by day, and by night he's taking classes to get certified in teaching English as a Second Language. He's also a Geeks Who Drink quizmaster. But tonight? Ton ... More >>
Flying Dog beer would be a great take-home gift from DIA.As we report in this week's Off Limits, there's a good explanation why you can't buy growlers of craft beer at Denver International Airport (as you can at the Portland airport, as Jonathan Shikes recently discovered: Colorado law limits ... More >>
The uproar over the forthcoming billion-dollar makeover at Denver International Airport, including a new hotel and train station, has focused largely on the price tag and the potential hike in air fares that the ambitious expansion might trigger. But the operator of one of the oldest concessi ... More >>
Formed in 2009, Weekend started out as a trio comprised of guys from punk and hardcore bands in the Bay Area who wanted to do something with a broader sonic palette. Often compared to My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain, Weekend doesn't really sound like either so much as a pop ban ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Have you heard the good/great news? Legendary punk band Fugazi is opening the vaults and releasing recordings of pretty much every live show the band has ever played. As a group with a reputation for incredible live shows who doesn't do a lot of touring these days, that's great news for fans ... More >>
On June 8, just a little late for its 21st birthday, the Cure's classic album Disintegration is getting the kind of super-deluxe reissue treatment that should make goth kids, ex-goth kids and dudes named Rhett very, very, very happy. In addition to the de rigeur remastered album, Robert Smi ... More >>
Often compared to New Wave bands of the early '80s -- especially the Human League --Brooklyn, New York's Red Wire Black Wire, uses synthesizers as a primary compositional instrument. Described by the New Music Express as having an icy sound, the immediacy and sincerity of Doug Walters's vocal ... More >>
Jon Solomon‚ÄčThe Dead Weather, Tyvek The Ogden August 17, 2009 Better Than: Porn What's your Jack White flavor? Are you a vanilla fan, a consumer of the pale white God of garage rock, or would you prefer vintage chocolate Jack, shy and drinking moonshine? Or perhaps you're interested in our ... More >>
Tom MurphyOpeners Shaky Hands seemed fairly steady handed.Meat Puppets with Shaky HandsSaturday, January 24, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Not seeing such a deservedly legendary band.Shaky Hands from Portland, Oregon, opened the show with its own brand of countrified indie rock. There was nothing ... More >>
Tuesday, October 16, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Friday, March 23, Oriental Theater, 303-455-2124.
Saturday, September 23, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Saturday, February 25, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Inside/Absent (Saddle Creek)
Wednesday, May 4, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Cheech doles out advice on his second-favorite subject.
Thursday, November 11, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
The Killers move forward into the past.
Thursday, August 26, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Tuesday, August 17, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
The Cure nearly broke apart -- but made a fine new album instead.
The Cure (Geffen)
Herod's Law sharply skewers dirty Mexican politics.
8 Teeth to Eat You/split CD (Better Looking/Five One)
While McGwire picked the right time to retire, Jordan tries to outrun the clock.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
With his Colorado Flyers, coach Tony Wells makes tracks.
The goth culture is in for a dark time at Arvada West High School.
Stabbing Westward explores a world of darkness.