Stars of the Lid

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Bright Channel Was Denver's Last Great Shoegaze Band

    Bright Channel was one of the most widely respected bands in the Denver underground scene during its relatively short existence. From February 2002 through the fall of 2007, the trio flooded small bars and large venues with its colossal sound. Though it would probably today be called a shoegaze band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    The Underground Bands of Denver Music's Dark Ages: Part Two

    Editor: Please see the Author's note on this new photo-driven series at the end of this article. In this second part (read part one here) of the Underground Bands of Denver Music's Dark Ages, we're going to use a few bands of the era to spotlight some of the important venues. Not every band played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Donovan Jones of This Will Destroy You on the state of post-rock and why he resists the term

    ​Although often lumped into the category of post-rock, This Will Destroy You (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) from San Marcos, Texas, is more rooted in outright instrumental rock music with more than its fair share of an experimental edge. When the band first emerged, the post-rock designation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 14, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    To the Rescue

    Though still somber, Windsor for the Derby moves toward pop and away from convention.