BORIS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 5/14/12
The fact that you could hear Atsuo Mizuno's drums or his hype-man shouts at all is a testament to whoever was running sound last night at the Bluebird. With two full Sunn stacks powering Takeshi Ohtani's guitar and a full stack and a half of Orange amps behind Wat ... More >>
PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/13/13
Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records tha ... More >>
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Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>
Boris (due Saturday, October 15, at the Marquis Theater) has had one prolific career thus far, with seventeen albums released since its start in 1992 and multiple collaboration projects with artists like SunnO)))), Keiji Haino and Michio Kurihara of psychedelic band Ghost. Though based out of Tokyo, ... More >>
The world of heavy metal can be an exercise in absurdity and uninspired imitation played at blistering volume. With the relatively recent (and fading) popularity of "stoner-rock" and "doom metal," as evidenced by tours including the reunited line-ups of Sleep, Saint Vitus (read our recent int ... More >>
Liars • John Wiese
07.24.10 | Bluebird Theater
Props to Liars for seeing fit to bring a straight-up noise artist -- and a good one -- as an opening act. Through his solo work and his numerous collaborations with heavyweights like Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, and Merzbow, John Wiese ha ... More >>
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. For ... More >>
Apparently there was a bit of a fight between Tom Waits' Glitter & Doom Live and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream last week at Twist & Shout, and fortunately, Waits, who turned sixty yesterday, was the victor. Blakroc, the Black Keys' new hip-hop project, came in third, while Them Crooked ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each
other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The
pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation,
our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious,
we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Sunn O))) rise (Tom Murphy)SunnO))), Eagle Twin and The AccüsedBluebird TheaterThursday, August 13th, 2009Better Than:
Some commentators on SunnO))) would have you believe.
The two-piece Eagle Twin kicked off the show in high spirits. Although
mining similar artistic territory as Isis, Twin b ... More >>
Photo by Tom MurphyThe Sunn O))) will come out tomorrow....Getting your weekend off on the right note....
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Last night: Sunn O))) at the Bluebird.
• Hearsay bits: Van Morrison, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tyler Despres Band, Pictureplane.
• Freaky Friday - "P ... More >>
Shane MacGowan and his new set of choppers. Last month, The Sun reported that Shane MacGowan got himself a new pair of dentures to stop his face from "falling apart" after 35 years on the thrash. Sure, the dude's been known as a drunkard of the highest order, he's missed a few planes to gigs over th ... More >>
Rocky Mountain Low, a compilation of Colorado underground bands from the late-'70s, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending June 7. The album, which was the top seller a few weeks ago, beat last week's top seller, Sunn O)))'s Monoliths & Dimensions and Rancid's new album, Let the Do ... More >>
I sincerely hope some of you are still alive out there.
Today in Cafe Society:
• Frasca Food & Wine hosts the hottest pastry chef ever.
• Milking It: Smart Start Toasted Oat.
• The restaurant roll call for May.
• KJ's Coffee Bar going for its bar exam.
• New kings of the ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>