Once upon a time, before Facebook made social networking acceptable for non-nerds and technology was on the cusp of the cellular-phone revolution from the brick to the flip, I had a pager. I also had a boyfriend who I fought with, in public, for about 80 percent of the duration of our relationship. ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, Mute Math is coming to the Gothic in January and Kid Rock's at the Fillmore in December. On local radio specialty shows, Crimson Red, ManCub, the Foot. and DeVotchKa all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our loca ... More >>
Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio enjoying some drinks with fans after the show.More than a thousand punk-rock patrons crammed into a sold-out Summit Music Hall to see Alkaline Trio perform in support of its newest album, Damnesia, last night, Monday, July 11. Openers were the Gamits and Smoking Po ... More >>
Chicago's Alkaline Trio (due this evening at Summit Music Hall with The Gamits and Smoking Popes) are one of those bands that essentially created a genre, and then thrived in it for the better part of two decades. The band's melodic punk came to prominence in the mid-'90s and has stayed on th ... More >>
There's only room for one Elway in this town.Had to see this coming, right? I mean, it was only written on the wall in giant, ten-foot, orange letters. Just two weeks after we published our profile of Elway, the affably, ambitious punk quartet formerly known as 10-4 Eleanor, received a "hey w ... More >>
Proto-pop punks Smoking Popes have always existed like two bands in one quartet's shared body; compositionally, the group creates powerful and speedy melodies with classic punk instrumentation. But lead singer and guitarist Josh Caterer's voice swings smoothly like a cross between Bobby Darin ... More >>
Les Paul has been a long-time inspiration for Jeff Beck, and last summer, Beck paid tribute to the legendary guitarist on what would have been Paul's 95th birthday. Beck's two performances at New York's Iridium Jazz Club, where Paul performed for fourteen years until his death of August 200 ... More >>
Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews. This week, Andy Thomas weighs in on five recent national releases from Bon Iver (pictured left), Cheap Girls, Frank Turner, Papermoons and Lemuria after the jump.