THURS | DEVOTCHKA at GOTHIC THEATRE | 10/31/13 It just wouldn't be October without DeVotchKa's annual Halloween extravaganza. This year, the beloved Denver act is holding court at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 31, and the Boulder Theater on the following night, Friday, November 1. Shady El ... More >>
After years of refusing to play Soul Coughing songs, Mike Doughty, the band's former frontman is not only performing entire sets of the band's material, but he also released an album of Soul Coughing tunes reimagined. The title of the disc, issued last month on Doughty's Snack Bar imprint, is made u ... More >>
Ben Harper, always a local favorite, will be making his way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, November 8, as part of his fall acoustic tour. Tickets ($42.50-$75) go on sale this Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m. See also: Our constantly updated, super com ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
It seems to some of us Gen Xers that celebrating Earth Day -- and any other holiday -- just ain't the same as it used to be back in our decade of Smashing Pumpkins, store-bought tie-dye sundresses and lesbian chic. But if we learned anything from surviving the '90s, it's that trends are fluid -- we ... More >>
In advance of his April 1 appearance in Boulder, Bree Davies interviewed Mike Doughty about his life after Soul Coughing, his solo work and his new autobiography, The Book of Drugs. She attended Doughty's show at the Fox Theatre Sunday night, and wrote about that. And then we received this note f ... More >>
Mike Doughty, who was in town last night to talk about his life and the autobiographical The Book of Drugs, was once the leader of Soul Coughing, the New York-based art rock band that found MTV-ish success with "Super Bon Bon." Which is a song he will never, ever play again, he told Bree Davies. An ... More >>
No matter how many ways he said no, Mike Doughty was still bombarded with requests for Soul Coughing songs at the Fox Theatre last night. Currently on tour in support of his autobiography, The Book of Drugs, and the recently released album Yes And Also Yes (one of close to a dozen records Doughty ... More >>
What did Denver do on a beautiful early Spring weekend? Plenty, as evidenced by the gusher of new content on our Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs, as well as our Westword slide show page. Look below to get teasers featuring the Ting Tings at the Ogden, a look ahead at restauran ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>
It's true: once upon a time in the '90s, Mike Doughty was the leader of Soul Coughing, the New York-based art rock band that found MTV-ish success with its single, "Super Bon Bon." Since disbanding Soul Coughing more than a decade ago, Doughty has thrust himself head-on into a solo career, and recen ... More >>
Have you heard the good/great news? Legendary punk band Fugazi is opening the vaults and releasing recordings of pretty much every live show the band has ever played. As a group with a reputation for incredible live shows who doesn't do a lot of touring these days, that's great news for fans ... More >>
I was there, and you can hear it In case you're not familiar with it, archive.org is a giant Internet archive of all kinds of stuff -- old websites, tons of free audio and video, etc. It's one of my favorite Internet sites, largely because of the absolutely ginormous collections of free music from ... More >>
Why be fair and actually listen to five albums when you can be an ADHD smartass? Burial Untrue Hyperdub 00:48-1:32 of “Untrue” Boy was my assumption about this one wrong. I was positive I was going to get a Buck 65 style hip-hop deal but no, Burial had to go ahead and make me look stupid by r ... More >>
Mike Doughty's fans tend to be a little delusional and obsessive.
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