Quantized Fitness is new monthly hip-hop showcase being hosted by Qknox (aka Jerod Sarlo) and Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp, two artists who have contributed considerably to the local hip-hop scene over the last five years. In honor of this evening's inaugural edition of Quantized Fitnes ... More >>
Neil Halstead was one of the guitarists and singers in pioneering shoegaze and ambient band Slowdive in the late '80s and early '90s. Taking guitar sounds and often blurring the sonic signature with synths through creative use of delay pedals and loops, Slowdive was more of a dream-pop band through ... More >>
Plants and Animals (due tonight at the hi-dive) began life as an all instrumental band in Montreal making sprawling rock epics informed by an improvisational sensibility. But by the time the band was ready for its 2008 debut full-length, Parc Avenue, it no longer seemed to feel the need to explore i ... More >>
Morton Subtonick (due Thursday, April 26 at ATLAS Institute as part of the annual Communikey Festival) is the pioneer of synthesizer music. Before he commissioned engineer Don Buchla to build a device that didn't yet have a name, the synthesizer did not exist. Electronic music existed but not to the ... More >>
While Dustin Wong (who will be at Moe's on Saturday, March 24) played in the duo Ecstatic Sunshine and the Baltimore-based art rock group Ponytail, who broke up last year, the guitarist does some enthralling stuff on his own. On his second solo album, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads, released ... More >>
Photo by Tod SeelieDark Dark Dark is wet wet wetAlthough it's often referred to as a "chamber folk" band, Dark Dark Dark (due tonight at The Walnut Room and tomorrow, April 16, at Odd Fellows Hall in Boulder as part of Communikey) from Minneapolis is a horse of a different color. Yes, its sev ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Owen SwensonSWANS Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>
NPR has been quietly building a reputation as the best place to get a peek at hotly anticipated new albums a week or two before their official releases (welll, for those of us who prefer to avoid leak sites and torrent servers, anyway). Today, it got a lot louder, with a crazy fourteen album ... More >>
The panoramic songwriting of Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes has gained the attention of critics and peers alike and lead to her recurring opening gigs on the 2008 Radiohead tour. Drawing on her rich imagination for inspiration, Khan's songs tap into the language and imagery of collective myths, a ... More >>
Thursday, October 2, Meadowlark, 303-293-0251.
Thursday, November 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Saturday, June 16
Saturday, March 3, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
Five More Minutes (Self-released)
Sunday, March 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959; Monday, March 6, Monkey Mania, 303-689-1268.
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
Just try keeping breakbeater Freq Nasty out of the spotlight.
New Music for Bowed Piano
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Guy Klucevsek takes the accordion beyond and back.
Plumbing the depths of Ron Bucknam's solo subversion.
Redefining chamber music on Turtle Island.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
A new boxed set gives minimalist Steve Reich maximum exposure.
It was the tag-team grudge match of early '97. Guess who won.
Begin 1997 with the ten best Colorado CDs of 1996.
Laetitia Sadier on Stereolab's experiments in sound.
COMPOSER PHILIP GLASS SEARCHES FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEAUTY IN BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.