This week's cover story, "Rocks and Roll," is about four concertgoers who were injured by falling rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in September 2011. They're now suing the city of Denver, which owns Red Rocks. They allege that the city was lax in its efforts to prevent such an incident and that even ... More >>
THURS-SAT | DISCO BISCUITS at OGDEN THEATRE / 1STBANK CENTER | 1/23-25 Pioneers of the jamtronica genre, Philly's Disco Biscuits build interesting set lists; they invert portions of jams into each other, surprising the crowd again and again while shining a mega ton of lasers in your face for an over ... More >>
MGMT @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | FRI, 9/6/13 Back in 2008, at the peak of their Coachella-studded career, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser were living one dream (deliciously abstract pop art) and singing about another: one rooted in Paris, heroin, cocaine, "elegant cars" and "models for wives," to ... More >>
Remixes Vol. 3
There's a couple of big Red Rocks shows that were just announced and about to go on sale this Saturday, April 6, and next Saturday, April 13: On the heels of its highly visually stimulating Great Cycle Spectacles tour which hit both the Fillmore and Red Rocks last year, Sound Tribe Sector 9 is makin ... More >>
Ah, yes, Sunday morning coming down. I believe that's how Kris Kristofferson once described the tail end of an epic bender, what, with no way to hold his head in a way that didn't ache and what have you. Hopefully you didn't go too hard the past two days; there's still one day of great music to look ... More >>
Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 10, Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, 800-979-0332.
The third edition of the annual SnowBall Music Festival kicks off tomorrow night in Winter Park. Seasoned veterans that we are, we've put together an exhaustive survival guide for you to ensure that you have the best possible experience and don't become a human popsicle. We know what to bring, how m ... More >>
Wowzers! Is your head still hurting today? Ours is, and we even had all day yesterday to recharge and rehydrate. Needless to say, we all sent 2012 packing in the Mile High City with an absolute ferociousness. Whether you were there and want to relive the revelry or if you had a quiet year end and sl ... More >>
Wow! Has 2012 really already come to a close? If you are anything like us, you might be relieved, but either way, you're ready to start the new year. That doesn't mean this year shouldn't end on a good note (pun fully intended). With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the ten best shows with whi ... More >>
UP UNTIL NOW at SONIC BLOSSOM @ CERVANTES' | 10/12/12 When Up Until Now jumped into its contemporary take on Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall," it became very apparent that the chemistry flowing between producer/drummer combo David Murphy of STS9 and Jon "The Barber" Gutwillig of Disco Biscu ... More >>
Friday, October 12, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Thinking about New Year's Eve yet? No? Well, you might want to get jump on things, especially if you're an STS9 fan. We just got word that the outfit is playing a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore Auditorium from Saturday, December 29 through Monday, December 31. Tickets for the three-d ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Another diverse lineup of musical goodness awaits you. Tonight at Red Rocks, Ghostland Observatory and MiM0SA kick off two nights of electronic goodness that will culminate with a show featuring STS9 tomorrow night. And there's a full slate of rock on tap as well, including M ... More >>
Dance music has always been a major draw in Denver -- the birthplace of Beatport and the home to Beta and the Church, each considered among the best clubs in the world at one time or another -- but right now, it's just exploding in the mainstream across the country. Need proof? See this year's Gramm ... More >>
Hope you have your dancing shoes. You're going to need them for this pair of back-to-back shows at Red Rocks this summer. Fresh off their stint at this year's edition of the SnowBall Music Festival, former Westword Music Showcase headliner, Ghostland Observatory and MiM0Sa are coming to Red Rocks Am ... More >>
Every time Sound Tribe Sector 9 heads to Denver, you know the techno-hippies are going to come out in full force to hear the livetronica act; if you're more into house or trance, then you'll want to catch Avicii and Sydney Blu. Page down to take a peek at what else is on this weekend's Dance Card:
For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>
Happy Friday the 13th! If you're like us, you're ready to get into a little mischief in honor of this superstitious date. In addition to the brand-new speakeasy-style party at Milk Bar being hosted this week by yours truly, there's plenty of parties to entice you out of the house this weekend, inclu ... More >>
Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Looking to gift something different this holiday season, say, something local, maybe, not off the rack, that you can't buy at the mall? Yeah? Mark your calender: This Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., you can get your hands on some rare band merch at the Denver Band Merch Bazaar at Unit E (12 ... More >>
After finishing this year out in its hometown of Atlanta with five shows at the Tabernacle, STS9 will be returning to Colorado (the act's home away from home), for a pair of shows at the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14. The Denver dates, which go on sale thi ... More >>
Over the weekend, seven people were injured at Red Rocks, four of whom reportedly sustained significant enough injuries that they required treatment at some area hospitals, when some rocks on the north side of the venue fell on them at the end of STS9's set. In an interview with 9NEWS, a repr ... More >>
Brandon MarshallSTS9 last night. See more STS9 photosSTS9 at RED ROCKS | 9/9/11 Since this was a sold-out show, there was really no possibility of me seeing the opening act, Up Until Now, as I was trapped on the south staircase in a sea of wookies and wookettes. Granted, there really wasn't anythin ... More >>
Dixon, one of the top ten DJs in the world as voted by Resident Advisor last year, is definitely the big news in electronic music this weekend; the Berlin-based techno king will no doubt tear up the dance floor at Apex on Saturday. In the meantime, we've got plenty more to keep your ass shaki ... More >>
A house is just not a Home without musicWhether you're a local scene junkie or strangely attracted to artists without vowels, there's no shortage of things to do over the next two days. Here's what's good this weekend: On Friday at 3 Kings Tavern Virgil Dickerson's Suburban Home Records kick ... More >>
Paper Diamond's stock just rose significantly. The Boulder-based act led by Alex B. (aka Alex Botwin) of Pnuma Trio and Elm and Oak, has been added to the Outside Lands festival happening a few weekends from now in San Francisco. Have you seen the lineup? He'll be in some pretty impressive c ... More >>
Sound Tribe Sector 9 opened up the first of a three-night residency at the Fillmore Auditorium last night, selling out the venue. If you don't get tickets for tonight's show, you can't blame us! (New Year's Eve is sold-out.) Photographer Aaron Thackeray was at the Fillmore last night and brin ... More >>
Win VIP tickets to see STS9 at the Fillmore next Thursday!New Year's Eve is a little more than a week away. You've probably already got plans for that night, right? Of course you do. What about the night before? Bet you don't have plans for that. That's what we thought. You do now. As you'v ... More >>
The scene was fantastical this weekend at the Marriott Denver Tech Center thanks to Nan Desu Kan, touted as the area's premier anime convention. Westword's Kate Levy captured a slideshow of the anime action -- and it's just one of several new photo galleries. Also check out the fifty best cos ... More >>
You might have already read our review of STS9's Friday night show at Red Rocks, and now you can check out photos from the second night of their stay at Red Rocks. Photographer Aaron Thackeray brings back these pictures from the concert. See a full slideshow here: Sound Tribe Sector 9 at Red ... More >>
â€‹Motorhead's Saturday, September show at the Fillmore Auditorium with Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase, but if you bought tickets at Fiddler's Green they will be refunded at the Fillmore box office. Other recent cancellations in ... More >>
This quintet’s quirky brand of high-tech spontaneity resists categorization.
Bassist David Murphy, who helped launch Sound Tribe Sector 9 (the focus of this piece in the September 6 Westword), is among the groupâ€™s funniest and most voluble members. He paints vivid portraits of the times, places and personalities at the heart of the STS9 story. Murphy introduces readers to ... More >>
David Phipps plays keyboards for Sound Tribe Sector 9 (read more about them in this September 6 Westword article), but heâ€™s also the groupâ€™s reigning tech guru -- the musician as responsible as anyone for making the band sound forward-looking and adventurous. On top of that, he oversees STSPâ€™s ... More >>
Jeffree Lerner, the percussionist for Sound Tribe Sector 9, profiled in the September 6 edition of Westword, was the last member to join the band, and the most experienced going in, having previously served as a drum tech on extended tours by Coloradoâ€™s Leftover Salmon. In conversation, he comes a ... More >>
Members of many bands big enough to be booked at Red Rocks arenâ€™t interested in doing press -- unless the showâ€™s selling poorly, that is. But not only were some of the men in Sound Tribe Sector 9 eager to speak for the September 6 profile accessible here. All of them were. Moreover, the individu ... More >>
Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.
Friday, May 13, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Sound Tribe Sector 9 is cheaper than therapy.