As part of his first ever American arena tour, British singer-songwriter Sam Smith stops at the 1STBANK Center on Monday, January 26. Tickets ($35-$75) go on sale on Friday, October 24 at 10 a.m. A reunited Sleater-Kinney, who just announced its first new album in ten years is due in January, hit ... More >>
It is impossible to ignore Itchy-O. At full capacity, the band comprises 32 members, all dressed in matching costumes, all masked, delivering truly alien vocals and playing marching-band instruments along with guitars, basses, taiko drums and electronics attached to portable amplifiers. There is als ... More >>
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, who are set to release Hypnotic Eye in July, visit Red Rocks for a two-night stint on Tuesday, September 30 & Wednesday, October 1. Steve Winwood opens both nights. Tickets ($51.50-$127) go on sale on Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Phantogram returns to the area for a sh ... More >>
A. Tom Collins, the five-piece band fronted by Aaron Collins, has a sound that's equal parts ragtime, honky tonk blues and tin pan alley. The outfit, which has smartly left its rough edges intact, is driven by Collins' piano and impassioned vocals, and while the act may teeter on the edge of chaos a ... More >>
Ah, yes, what a, uh, super weekend we have on tap. Welcome! You made it! Not only is the big game going down, but the weather is supposed to be favorable with a high in the fifties and there is an abundance of music to look forward to -- so much so, in fact, that we've expanded our picks this week t ... More >>
The bad news is you didn't win a gazillion dollars last night in Powerball -- some lucky jerk in Michigan did, apparently. The good news is, however, you may still have some cashola coming your way that you weren't expecting. Think of it as finding a crisp twenty in the pocket of pants you haven't w ... More >>
Amanda Palmer recently set the record for crowd-sourced fundraising among music-related projects -- a record once held by Five Iron Frenzy -- after the Kickstarter campaign to fund her new record raised $735,000 in about two weeks. The former Dresden Dolls frontwoman served up tickets, copies of the ... More >>
With pretty much the entire music world holed up in Austin this weekend for this year's edition of SXSW, it's amazing that there's any musical options to choose from this weekend at all, much less decent ones. Alas, though, there are still plenty of compelling reasons to leave the house. Girls get t ... More >>
While John Rumley has spent many years playing in Slim Cessna's Auto Club, he's also spent much of his time building many of the band's guitars and banjo. Just over a decade ago, he started his own shop, Rumley Western, where he's been handcrafting stringed instruments. Each one is unique, includi ... More >>
A Place To Bury StrangersThe summer concert season is in full-swing, and it seems that every venue in town is booked though the weekend. With seemingly endless options, we've put together a list of shows we think are worth checking out, starting with A Place To Bury Strangers, back in Denver ... More >>
Petr & the Wulf
The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers is hitting the road this fall in support of his solo debut, Flamingo, which hits stores today on Island. He'll be at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, November 18. Tickets ($30) go on sale Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. Another frontman heading out on t ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado ... More >>
As this summer's Red Rocks schedule begins to fill in, a few more were added this week, including Rush, who will be performing its epic 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever on the Time Machine Tour, which kicks off in June. The band, who is currently working on i ... More >>
Flobots' Survival Story, released last week on Universal Republic, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while coming in second behind Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes at Independent Records. Gorillaz's Plastic Beach was also a strong seller for the week ending March 21. See the full brea ... More >>
Country sensation Jason Aldean, who has been selling out arenas on his Wide Open tour, visits the Odeum Colorado Thursday, March 18. Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" single spent four weeks at the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart and has been certified gold. Reserved seats run $ ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only*, KQMT's Mountain Homegrown Show, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re ... More >>
Tobin VoggesserWith eight shows coming up over the next four months, it's safe to say Polytoxic, which from all appearances supposedly parted ways some time ago, is still very much an on going concern, despite the fact that Chadzilla is now keeping time with Slim Cessna's Auto Club and CR Gruver ... More >>
When Motorhead rocked the Fillmore Auditorium last September, Lemmy and crew had the Misfits in tow. When the band hits the venue again on Saturday, September 26 the metal legends will co-headline with Reverend Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy gets things warmed up. The Black Crowes also return the ... More >>
Fresh on the heels of the annual summer solstice, Slim Cessna's Auto Club has made a change in their ranks. Joining the acclaimed world touring goth country ensemble is the ever talented drummer Chadzilla of Polytoxic and Double Parked fame.Chadzilla's manager had this to say: "This is a real honor ... More >>
Denver-based photographer Gary Isaacs has just unveiled a 78-page collection of photographs of one of this city's best-loved bands, Slim Cessna's Auto Club. The book includes some truly striking black-and-white on- and off-stage shots of Slim, Munly and the gang from the past few years, as well as s ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Co ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>
Yes, we know it isn't Friday yet, and Freaky Friday is typically Cory's domain, but this was too good to pass up -- or off, for that matter. We're going to go out on a limb here and assume that nobody reading this has ever heard of Dusty Cowshit. Or maybe you are familiar with their unique brand of ... More >>
Here are the playlists from the area's local-centric specialty radio shows this week. This week marks the addition of 99.5 the Mountain's Home Grown Show, whose playlist we've added to in additon to the others we're already tracking: Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the ... More >>
I recently received a hilarious email from country-folk-punk outfit Herman Gauche. The message simply said, "Make out with me." Now, normally, I would ignore such a desperate and needy cry for attention. In this case, however, the band had already come highly recommended, so I popped over to MySpace ... More >>
In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>
Photo: Gary IsaacsBefore heading off across the pond for a sizable nineteen-day jaunt through Europe in April, Slim Cessna's Auto Club will be crisscrossing Colorado in the company of the Reverend Horton Heat. Kicking things off at the Ogden Theatre this Friday night alongside Reno Divorce, the band ... More >>
While it's still a bit early, the official list of Denver acts invited to play SXSW seems pretty narrow. Given the extraordinary talent we have here, we're guessing that the number of artists who submitted this year is down and that this is really more of a reflection of the economy -- bands weighin ... More >>
Friday, July 15, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
A long day's journey into the Wild Divine.
...in the life (Rounder)
Oh, for Frankenchrist's sake! The Dead Kennedys return, sans Jello.
The founder of local Shakedown is cooking up a local music retrospective.
Internet interest at CMJ Music Marathon 2000
Lawyers rock and roll.
Slim Cessna has seen the light.
Denver produces a new crop of music.
December 10 - 16, 1998
Thanks to a little help from a famous friend, Steve Poltz is finally being taken seriously.
1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo