Spoon (Band)

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Sam Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Jenny Lewis All Announce Denver Shows

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The twelve best shows in Denver this weekend

    Another several-night stand at Red Rocks this weekend: The Avett Brothers play three shows at the World's Only Natural Amphitheater. Elsewhere, Ms. Lauryn Hill will confound you with a bunch of songs that sound absolutely nothing like the hits your remember. And Joan Baez goes from Denver to Fort Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Why mountain concerts like this weekend's Ride Festival are especially appealing for bands

    Every good Coloradan knows that everything is better in the mountains. Sports, views, air and even music festivals. One reason our state has been able to draw fans and bands from around the nation (and world) is the same reason we're able to attract so many tourists. Telluride, Colorado, hosts a di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    The ten best summer music festivals in Colorado

    A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Brent Cowels and Tyler Kellog of You Me And Apollo on the influence of soul and Motown

    You Me And Apollo from Fort Collins started out as the solo project of Brent Cowles when he was seventeen. Over the course of the last handful of years, Cowles has turned what was essentially a bedroom recording project into a full-fledged band. In 2011, Cowles released Cards With Cheats with a nasc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2012

    Divine Fits at Bluebird Theater, 12/14/12

    DIVINE FITS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |12/14/12 Picking a high point of a show as thoroughly enjoyable as this one would be tough, but when Alex Fischel started playing the synth intro to "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty -- which could have gone either way, kitschy or funny -- and Dan Boeckner started singing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Dec. 14-16

    It feels like we say this every week, and we probably do, but we're continually astounded by how good we have it here music wise. If you haven't noticed, this time of year, the number of touring acts decreases dramatically, generally in line with the music industry itself, which pretty much slows to ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Divine Fits

    Friday, December 14, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits on being inspired by the sprawl of L.A. but put off by $5 cupcakes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: December 10-14

    We're blessed to live here, you know. If you haven't already come to this conclusion on your own from feeling the ever-present sunshine and observing the wondrous sunset paintings we're treated to each evening, all you have to do is take a look at the brimming concert calendar. Whereas the live musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    New shows: Sigur Ros, Carrie Underwood, Bloc Party, Big Head Todd, Divine Fits and more

    It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The ten best movies featuring rappers

    Wu-Tang has been immersed in kung-fu for so long, it was inevitable that one member of the Clan would make a major appearance in a martial arts movie at some point. The RZA appeared briefly in Ghost Dog in 1999, but only for a passing moment, though he did produce the soundtrack. In The Man with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Nan Desu Kan 2012: Next level anime convention awesomeness

    I am in no position to call anyone a "nerd." Coming from me -- a mere observer/outsider at this past weekend's Nan Desu Kan Sweet 16th annual Anime convention -- that word wound be derogatory...and wrong. Sure, anyone could snag a ticket (or a three-day pass, as I did) to the gathering celebrating a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Mark's Midnight Carnival Show

    Mark's Midnight Carnival Show

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Starz Denver Film Fest attendance, revenue up, Starz FilmCenter replacement search goes on

    Tom Botelho.​Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    LimeWire shut down by permanent injunction

    ​Looking for WMAs of Third Eye Blind? You're going to have to look elsewhere. Effective immediately, LimeWire, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing service, has gone the way of pagers, payphones and the Walkman. In 2006, the music industry filed a suit against the service for a "massive sca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Matador at 21: Anyone got a spare, oh, $700 or so?

    ​As it happens, we don't have a spare $700 or so laying around. Boy, if we did, though, you wouldn't really have to be the betting type to wager where we'd be on Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3. No contest: Matador at 21 in Las Vegas. Have you seen the lineup for this thing? Holy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The Monolith Festival really was ahead of its time, evidently

    As hopes continue to diminish for another installment of Monolith, we couldn't help but notice this post on the festival's facebook page, subsequent to the announcement this year's Lollapalooza lineup. Funny, we were thinking exactly the same thing, actually: Congratulations to all the MONOLITH ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Spoon brings Transference to life, avoids playing it safe at the Ogden

    ​ Spoon • Deerhunter • Michachu and the Shapes 04.6.10 | Ogden Theatre There are so many people crammed into the Ogden that it's difficult to see the stage. The guy in front of me is rubbing against me so often I'm wondering if his girlfriend is going to get jealous. If the place is stil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Q&A with Britt Daniel of Spoon

    ​On the back of a series of always good, usually great albums, beginning with Telephono in 1995, Spoon has become one of the most respected and beloved bands in indie rock -- or really just rock, period, no qualifier needed. Having just released Transference, arguably his band's best album t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
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    February 25, 2010
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    February 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Moving Units: Sade top seller at local stores

    ​Soldier of Love, Sade's first album in a decade, grabbed the top spots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout, while coming in at second at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 14. Yeasayer's Odd Blood, released last week on Secretly Canadian, and Spoon's Transference, which came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Moving Units: New releases from Album Leaf, Lil Wayne and Vampire Weekend top local sales charts

    Vampire Weekend's Contra claimed the top spot at Twist & Shout last week.​Although Spoon has dominated the local charts over the past few weeks, there were no clear winners across the board for the week ending February 7. New releases from Album Leaf and Lil Wayne -- his ill advised rock album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Moving Units: Spoon still strong seller at local record stores

    ​Although Spoon's latest effort, Transference, didn't have quite the pull it did the week it came out, it was still a strong a seller among local record stores for the week ending January 31. Magnetic Fields' Realism, released last week on Nonesuch had a decent debut, and Vampire Weekend's Contra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Spoon top seller at local record stores, while Vampire Weekend holds steady

    ​While Vampire Weekend's Contra captured the top spot at a lot of local record stores the previous week, Spoon's seventh album, Transference, released last week on the Merge imprint, topped the charts for the week ending January 24. The album grabbed top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    New Spoon album finds us newly smitten

    Been listening to Spoon's about-to-be released seventh studio album Transference (slated for release tomorrow) pretty much non-stop for the past four days, thanks to NPR's Exclusive First Listen, and have to say, we're newly reconverted to the Spoon fold. ​ We fell out of love (although not o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    AEG launches Early Bird Ticket program today

    AEG is offering a limited number of $20 seats to Spoon today as part of its Early Bird Ticket program​Today, AEG kicked off its Early Bird Ticket program where folks can save some bucks by buying the concert tickets the weekend they go on sale. The deals are being offered for select shows at the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Indie Rock Songs of the Decade

    The chills-inducing men of Midlake​To some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Q&A with Corey Teruya of Hello Kavita

    Todd Roeth​It's been a year and a half since Hello Kavita graced us with its debut long-player, the unforgettable And Then We Turned Sideways. Since then, the quintet of songwriter/frontman/guitarist Corey Teruya, guitarist Luke Mossman, multi-instrumentalist Ian Short, bassist Jimmy Stofer and dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Over the Weekend: White Rabbits at Bluebird Theater

    Kiernan Maletsky White Rabbits, Crocodiles, The Subjects Friday, June 26, 2009 The Bluebird Better Than: Speeding down a deserted highway on a summer night. You get my bias up front for White Rabbits. These are hometown boys to me, formed in Columbia, Missouri, where I learned to love music. They' ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
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    January 9, 2009

    More shows unearthed at

    I was there, and you can hear it In case you're not familiar with it, 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 >>

  • Dining

    October 30, 2008
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    September 15, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 2

    Tokyo Police Club started a solid run on the main stage. (Photo by Chad Fahnestock). And it's gone. Just like that, the gale-force winds of indie rock have come and gone, whipping Red Rocks into a frenzy all day Saturday and Sunday. Missed it? Can't remember it? Read our Day 1 Monolith Live Blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Survival Guide

    Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Well, it's finally here, the inaugural edition of the much ballyhooed Mile High Music Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, we'll be holed up at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the lovely environs of South Commerce City covering bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    AEG Live's Mile High Music and Arts Festival Lineup Announced

    Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Tom Petty and Dave Matthews will be bookending AEG's inaugural Mile High Music and Arts Festival, on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, respectively. The rest of the bill will be filled out by top shelf acts like John Mayer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Q&A With Alex Church of Sea Wolf

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Best 2007 - Houston: Teeing Off with Scarface

    As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Remember how everyone thought Snoop Dogg wearing golf gear in 2004's Starsky & Hutc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Five Random Songs From My Work iTunes, October 17

    "The Underdog" Ga Ga Ga Ga Spoon This one goes out the entire National League. My brain is hopelessly and disproportionately dedicated to baseball at the moment, sorry. Hearing this song first thing in the morning guarantees that I will be humming Spoon for the rest of the day. The little Austin ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Saturday, September 15

    Monolith, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Better than: Another boring workout on the Stairmaster with your iPod The first thing everyone has mentioned about Monolith so far is those infernal stairs. I, too, sweated and panted my way up the ramp into the park, then up that interminable stairc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Saturday, September 15

    Monolith Festival, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Day one -- and my expectations. Before I even arrived for day two I was filled with fear and loathing of the stairs. I still hadn’t recovered from the first day’s exertions, so I celebrated my arrival by literally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    Festival alert: Sasquatch! Monolith and Westword Music Showcase

    Some cool things about Sasquatch! Music Festival : -- Sasquatch is another name for Bigfoot -- There were a ton of great bands. -- Seattle Weekly (Westword's sibling) has extensive web coverage of the event. The only thing that could have made it better if the bands that preformed were made up o ... More >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    The Beatdown

    The Oriental survives yet another management change -- for now.

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Mojave 3

    Spoon and Rafter(4AD)