Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger are the two Germans behind Booka Shade (which plays Beta on June 21). The group, in its latest iteration (it played briefly in the '90s as well), has developed a sort of cult following in the American EDM market. Its sound is different from much of the mainstream ... More >>
There are a number of excellent shows to let you know about this week, including Bruno Mars, Foals, Purity Ring, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, all of which go on sale this week, plus dates from Leftover Salmon, Spiritualized, Bob Mould, Boris, the Rocket Summer and Peelander Z, which are on sal ... More >>
Update: Since last week, we've been documenting the latest batch of layoffs at Clear Channel Denver stations -- a nationwide action referred to by affected staffers as "National Firing Day;" see our previous coverage below. Among those canned was Andy Torri, engineer for KBCO's acclaimed Studio C se ... More >>
Denver gets its share of national jazz talent, but September proves to be an exceptionally good month, with some legendary folks like Esperanza Spalding, John Ambercrombie, David Torn, Brian Blade and Allison Miller coming to town, as well as a fine selection of estimable local talent. Keep reading ... More >>
There's some stellar music on tap this week to look forward to no matter your flavor. The week kicks off with an absolute bang this afternoon at the Summit Music Hall with Cannibal Corpse, which headlines the Summer Slaughter tour with Between the Buried & Me, Job for a Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore an ... More >>
Marvin Hamlisch, one of the most famous and decorated film and theater composers of the 1970s and beyond, died this week at age 68. But when he passed, few remembered his connection to Metropolitan State University of Denver, for which he wrote the now-anachronistic school song, "The Fire of M.S.C." ... More >>
Hugo Matheson The Kitchen Boulder & [Upstairs]; The Kitchen Denver 1039 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303-544-5973 1530 16th Street, Denver; 303-623-3127 www.thekitchencommunity.com This is part one of my interview with Hugo Matheson, exec chef of The Kitchen Boulder and The Kitchen Denver. Part two of o ... More >>
It's a scientific fact that if you watch the canon of David Lynch's full-length films back-to-back, your eyeballs will not only melt, but David Lynch himself will somehow randomly appear to film your eyeballs melting. Fortunately for safety's sake, there is a week of recovery time between each of th ... More >>
Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>
Mary J. Blige has the same pain and grit in her voice of having lived a very full life as artists like Billie Holliday, Etta James and others. For a burgeoning hip-hop generation, Blige's voice and signature style of taking a hip-hop beat and adding her soulful vibe to it so changed the sound of mus ... More >>
Update: The Ryan Adams show originally slated for tonight the Temple Buell has been postponed until tomorrow night. The Dr. Dog show has also been postponed, but a new date has not been announced. What's a little snow? Blizzard schmizzard. There's too much great music this weekend to stay at home. ... More >>
A lot more than turkey went down over the holiday weekend -- and our slideshow page and Show and Tell, Cafe Society and Backbeat Online blogs have the highlights. Look below for previews of posts about the Rocky Mountain Rod & Custom Show, Nathaniel Rateliff live, SALT the Bistro in Boulder and the ... More >>
If the geeks are really set to inherit the earth (that's the saying, right?), then it's time we highlight the musical offerings they have on the table. With Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart being released last week at PAX, it seems as good a time as any to look at our favorite albums about ... More >>
Last week, Matt Morris played his first show at the Bluebird in more than a year. Let's just say it was quite a bit different from the first time he played there with his full band. Not only did he look dramatically different, clean shaven with his rainbow sherbert colored hair, but the set u ... More >>
Junior Brown is synonymous with good old-fashioned country music. As the inventor of the "guit-steel" guitar, the Austin-based singer-songwriter can play the hell out of any stringed instrument he touches. Brown launched his career in 1990 during a SXSW showcase where he met his current manag ... More >>
Improves everything.Today is the birthday of Newman's Own best selling product, the late Paul Newman, everyone's favorite cool-eyed and irreverent actor/philanthropist. He can't so much celebrate his birthday, being deceased, but everyone else can -- and surely they will, running some retrosp ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsSnanke Rattle Rattle SnakeSnake Rattle Rattle Snake, 1:30 p.m., Bison Tent Blame it on the early hour, chalk it up to the inconvenient location of the Bison Tent on the far eastern end of the complex. Maybe it boils down to the fundamental feel of the open-air stage, a fo ... More >>
Marcus RothIt was a hell of a week for show announcements, including rock legends, reunion tours and bit of everything in between. One of the most anticipated tours of the year is Pavement, who played its first show in a decade in New Zealand yesterday (photo of the setlist of that show here) ... More >>
Houses, Elin Palmer, Ian Cooke Friday, May 1, 2009 Hi-Dive Better than: Going to bed at eight because you're mildly narcoleptic, which is what my date ended up doing (and man, she missed out) At the Hi-Dive on Friday night, someone mentioned that the lineup should have gone in reverse order. It was ... More >>
Miracle Fortress Five Roses (Secret City Records) Canada is spewing out worthy new bands a lot more frequently than it's celebrating Stanley Cup champions. (Sorry, Ottawa fans.) This Montreal combo, led by Graham Van Pelt, specializes in an especially sunny brand of psychedelia, and if the influenc ... More >>
Reeves is back in black, and there's more hell to pay.
Jeepís new vehicle is definitely off-road.
Karsh Kale spins the soundtrack as blissful worlds collide.
Vox Feminista takes on racism
Taking it to the mats
Returning to true north at the Northwoods Inn.
After an auspicious debut, Pete Yorn releases music for a new Day.
Chris Martin expects people to hate him. So why is Coldplay feeling so much love?
As occupied with spirits as with sounds, Heavyweight Dub Champion has mass appeal.
The Rising (Columbia)
Particle, L.A.'s newbie jam band, charges up for a journey.
Jars of Clay rocks on the fringe of Christian music.
Ever since Madonna called, remix artist and DJ Victor Calderone has been basking in a ray of light.
With Snatch, Guy Ritchie once again proves himself the Tarantino of the Thames.
Who on earth would want to work at the News these days? Bernie Lincicome, for one.
After more than a decade, the Deftones are overnight sensations.
Never mind the rumors; here's the Sex Pistols.
Bossa Nova keeps the beat -- and makes hearts beat faster.
Guitarist Shannon Curfman brings something new to the teen craze. It's called talent.
The inside story of the little Boulder label that could.
July 30 - August 5, 1998
A LOOK AT THE MODERN-ROCK SONGS DENVER RADIO IS DOING TO DEATH.
A COLORADO PUNK ROCKER HEADS FOR A CLASSICAL GIG ON THE VOLGA.