It's a weekend of superlatives in Denver: The biggest reunion of the year (OutKast), the biggest drum set on the planet (Terry Bozzio), the king of Tex-Mex Guitar (Joe King Carrasco)...All great shows. There are more, including the annual Reggae on the Rocks and NedFest for the people who miss the o ... More >>
Riot Fest has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it features Slayer, The Cure, Wu Tang Clan, Die Antwoord and more. The festival will make its second appearance in Denver (well, technically Byers, where the host May Farms is located) from September 19 to 21. A limited number of early bird tickets a ... More >>
FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE, RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 Last year's Big Gigantic date at Red Rocks was the best EDM shows of the year in this state, and that speaks volumes, given how many stellar acts there were to choose from. The feeling of hometown pride, in both the band and the crowd, was ... More >>
Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside ... More >>
Founded in 1985 by a group of teenage friends who had been part of the Bay Area hardcore scene, Neurosis was never just a conventional band. Dabbling in heady ideas and archetypes of the human imagination, Neurosis is one of the most influential metal band of the last two decades, casting a shadow o ... More >>
Although the variety of flicks at the Starz Denver Film Festival lets movie lovers tailor their own fest, the marquee events serve as signposts -- and this year's opening night feature, A Late Quartet, and Big Night spotlight, Quartet, underwhelmed compared to the $2.5 million gift from Anna and Joh ... More >>
Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>
Youth of Today, back in the day.The Summit Music Hall will continue what's become a rotation of classic punk and metal bands playing its stage (Bad Brains, Stiff Little Fingers, Saint Vitus come to mind) November 10 when Youth of Today and D.Y.S. are scheduled to perform. What makes this show ... More >>
Saturday, August 20, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, this August, Christie Front Drive is getting back together once again for old time's sake at the Larimer Lounge and Stiff Little Fingers are stopping by the Summit Music Hall. On local radio, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Mesita, Pacif ... More >>
Monday, March 7, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
As 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. ... More >>
Cheap Lies EP
Photo: Jon Solomon Jason Heller is a badass. And I'm not just saying that because he was my amiable sidekick here at the paper for years. Besides being an extremely level-headed, insightful music writer with astounding sensibilities, undeniable depth and gloriously lyrical writing, dude's also an ... More >>
Wednesday, September 19, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7370.
Wednesday, February 9, Club 156, Boulder, 303-443-2227.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists find that just a spoonful of anger helps the medicine go down.
Down by Law's Dave Smalley still emits a positive charge.
Convicted murderer Sammy Town sinks his teeth into Fang.