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    December 3, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Journey, Hall & Oates, Gavin DeGraw, tickets on sale this weekend

    Journey and Steve Miller Band co-headline the Pepsi Center, with Tower of Power opening, on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets range from $39.50-$135, and go on sale this Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week and to see what songs were played on local rad ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Walk Off the Earth, tickets on sale this Friday

    Railroad Earth return to the area to play a two-night stand at the Fillmore on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18. General admission tickets (.$27.50/$30 and $50 two-day) go on sale this Friday, November 1, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    New Denver shows: Savoy at Fillmore, Murder By Death adds third show, the Mowgli's

    Savoy is slated to make its way back to the Mile High City for a headlining date at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 15, as part of the act's Get Lazer'd Tour. Tickets ($25) go on sale this Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what s ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Panic! at the Disco, Wayne Static, Thomas Dolby

    Panic! at the Disco's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die tour hits the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, January 18. Tickets ($29.95) go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at lo ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    New Denver concerts on sale: Pixies, Imagine Dragons, Cher, Hawkwind new date/venue

    With new bassist Kim Shattuck in tow, the Pixies are slated to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, February 13, with Best Coast. Tickets ($49.50/$55) go on sale this Friday, October 11, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on lo ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Sebadoh's Lou Barlow on how experimenting with eight-tracks influenced his early recordings

    Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Sebadoh at the Larimer Lounge this August

    Somehow we missed getting this out to you yesterday. Our bad. Mark your calendar -- nay, clear your calendar -- on Tuesday, August 6. Sebadoh is coming to the Larimer Lounge, and whether you're new school or old school, you don't want to miss a chance to see Lou Barlow and company. Tickets for the s ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    10. CLUTCH @ BLACK SHEEP | MON, 3/18/13 Clutch has dodged being saddled with a label, primarily because of the illusion of reinvention it's projected with each album. But the truth is that it's just an illusion. Clutch is set in its ways, yet all of its music sounds like bold experimentation -- even ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Monday, March 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    February 11, 2013

    The Photo Atlas at the hi-dive, 2/8/13

    THE PHOTO ATLAS @ HI-DIVE | 2/8/13 The wide-ranging sounds of "Memory Like a Sinking Ship" was one of the high points of this set from the Photo Atlas. The way the band's usual wiry energy was threaded together with colorful, incandescent moody passages and hanging melodies around confessional, sel ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012

    Kick Majestic

    Deepest Reaches/Alpine Trenches
    Patient Sounds

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    December 29, 2011
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    February 10, 2011


    Tuesday, February 15, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    On sale this weekend: Furthur, Jeff Tweedy and Sarah McLachlan shows announced

    ​Nearly a year after helping break in in the remodeled 1STBANK Center last March, Furthur, fronted by Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, is slated to return for another three-night stand on Friday, February 11, through Sunday, February 13. Reserved and general-admission tickets, which range from $55 to $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Otis Taylor and Trace Bundy top our weekly playlists

    ​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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Q&A with Paul Garcia and James Barone of Pacific Pride

    Bailey Ferguson​Recalling the frayed pop sounds of New Zealand indie-rock bands of the '80s and the angular, contorted psychedelia of Pavement, Pacific Pride has always focused more on quality over quantity. Beginning in 2004 after the dissolution of the original lineup of the May Riots, Pacific P ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Last Night: Desolation Wilderness at Rhinoceropolis

    M.Pyres and the Skygaze Family Band (Tom Murphy)​Desolation Wilderness, M. Pyres & the Skygaze Family Band, Woodsman and Milton Melvin Croissant III Thursday, August 27, 2009 Rhinoceropolis Better Than: The previous Desolation Wilderness appearance in Denver. The show opened with M. Pyres &am ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    M. Pyres

    Consider Me, Ghost
    Fir Traders Union

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    January 15, 2009

    Rebellious Son

    Pie Town EP
    Make Shifty Recordings

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    January 17, 2008


    The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.

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    July 26, 2007


    Training Wheels EP
    Few Hit Records

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    June 14, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr. Take Two

    Reunited and it feels so good.

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    June 13, 2007

    J Mascis Says "Yeah" and Several Other Words

    J Mascis is a lot better guitarist, singer and songwriter than he is a conversationalist. As noted in the June 14 profile of the reunited Dinosaur Jr., which headlines the June 16 Westword Music Showcase, I quizzed Mascis back in 1991, when a group called Nirvana was opening for his band, and the ch ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006


    Sunday, April 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    September 15, 2005


    Monday, September 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    June 16, 2005


    Dragging Through the Weather (Shrat)

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    February 10, 2005

    Lou Barlow

    Emoh (Merge)

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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.

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    August 12, 2004


    Tuesday, August 17, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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    February 19, 2004
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    January 22, 2004

    Highway Stars

    After fifteen years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again.

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    April 25, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Pedro the Lion

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    May 3, 2001


    As Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough colors outside the lines.

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    March 30, 2000

    South By So What

    Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.

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    March 2, 2000

    Eric Gaffney

    Brilliant Concert Numbers

    (Old Gold Records)

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    August 12, 1999
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    July 29, 1999

    The Man and His Symbols

    Robyn Hitchcock's latest is out of his mind.

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    October 22, 1998

    Creep Show

    The joys of navigating Creeper Lagoon.

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    April 9, 1998

    Let It Ride

    Silver Scooter glides down a familiar path but sounds good doing it.

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    January 1, 1998
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    July 17, 1997
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    February 13, 1997

    Sentimental Lou

    Sebadoh's Lou Barlow has found a way to put the pathos back into punk.

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    September 26, 1996
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    September 19, 1996

    Material Grrrls

    The women of Cub aren't as cuddly as you think.

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    July 11, 1996

    Dinosaur Johnson

    On his own, Mike Johnson sounds nothing like his main band, Dinosaur Jr.

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    April 5, 1995
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