Tom MurphyJP Pitts of Surfer Blood rides a wave into the crowd SURFER BLOOD With the Dewars and the Drums 10.10.10 | Bluebird Theater From the moment the Dewar brothers took the stage and opened with "Life is Like a Merry Go Round Until the Burial Ground," it was clear that they had ample p ... More >>
Wednesday, August 25, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Of all the changes technology has wrought to my listening habits and way of experiencing music, the biggest impact has come from the way my iPod destroys context.The most obvious benefit of the iPod revoution is the convenience of having thousands -- even tens of thousands -- songs in your pocket. T ... More >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.
We're Already There (I And Ear Records)
Tuesday, April 5, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Left of the Dial: Dispatches From the '80s Underground (Rhino)
This Manchurian Candidate overhaul goes for the giggle.
For the Legendary Pink Dots, madness is a soothing refuge from an intolerable world.
A Slipping Down Life takes a beating in the transition from book to film.
From four-track pluck to orchestral ambition, Destroyer keeps busting the mold.
The Decemberists make smart music, and damn the consequences.
For Dennis and Jimmy Flemion of the Frogs, whoring out for The Man is enough to make you croak.
Pianist Brad Mehldau opens up on Largo.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Legendary sideman Moris Tepper fronts his own vision, with chilling results.
Grant-Lee Phillips returns with a new solo album, ready to Mobilize.
Underwater Moonlight (Matador)
Plans are in the works for a musical retrospective of the People's Republic.
Robyn Hitchcock's latest is out of his mind.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
Fatherhood has given Billy Bragg a new reason to make music.