DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>
Diving Fits formed when Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner formerly of Wolf Parade got together with their friend Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. The music that came out of that union was a kind of power pop infused with a strong electronic undercurrent, like something that could have happened in t ... More >>
A hipster neighborhood may have hip restaurants, but hip restaurants do not a hipster neighborhood make. And when Forbes recently included Lower Highland in its list of "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods," the party as already over, one reader suggests:
Gareth Jackson Some bands require creative tension or mercurial relationships to provide a spark. In our Local Natives Rough Mixes piece this week, we learned that this is not the case for these five So-Cal dudes. They're in a band because they like being around each other, and the music sta ... More >>
Musical success in one country is no guarantee of triumph in another – particularly not the United States, which, despite the downturn in the domestic record industry, remains the place that separates regional luminaries from global superstars. Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins, who’s p ... More >>
Alex Church of Sea Wolf, who’s profiled in the January 10 Westword, is a critic’s favorite for a couple of very good reasons: His music is consistently intelligent, and so are his conversations, as he demonstrates in the following Q&A. Church chats about the time he spent at the acclaimed film ... More >>
Denver native Ted Bettridge finds inspiration in L.A.
Left to his own devices, Vic Chesnutt cheers up on a new record.
The Voodoo Organist pins down an a-gris-gris-able sound.
The Pythons' classic Holy Grail returns, all tarted up and ready for action.
The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs want to take you to Detroit Rock City.