If music festivals are good for one thing it's seeing great new bands. If they're good for anything else it's seeing bands you used to really like play again after a long hiatus. This year's Riot Fest has a great crop of both new and old acts, so for anyone that missed these bands the first time aro ... More >>
SAT | RETOX at 7TH CIRCLE MUSIC COLLECTIVE | 11/2/13 Retox's Justin Pearson has been in a handful of the most respected punk and experimental bands for more than twenty years. He helped found hardcore band Struggle when he was fifteen. By 1994, that project was through, and Pearson was involved with ... More >>
SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>
Wednesday, May 8, hi-dive, 303-733-0230.
Welcome back to the work week. How was the weekend? A bunch of great shows, eh? Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Macklemore, Eli Goulding at the Ogden Theatre, Brother Ali and Danny Brown at Cervantes' and Hot Water Music at Summit Music Hall. What did you catch? Bunch more shows this week, incl ... More >>
Blag Flag, Fugazi, Descendents, Sunny Day Real Estate and the Misfits? On the same bill on the same night? Uh, no. Not in this lifetime, even if you've got Warren Buffet money and you're on some Looper shit. Sorry. But, alas, here's the next best thing, Denver, some of your town's finest musicians p ... More >>
The Uncertain Sea somehow managed to bring together a touch of math rock or prog with splintery post-punk and '90s emo and made it compelling -- think something like Mission of Burma with a country bent, written by people who grew up hearing stuff like Sunny Day Real Estate with a touch of Codeine's ... More >>
The Jealous Sound (playing tonight at the Marquis Theater) came together when former Knapsack guitarist and singer Blair Shehan got together with some of his friends who had also been members of melodic punk bands of the '90s, including Padro Benito of Sunday's Best, John McGinnis of Neither Trump ... More >>
Marcus Church's newest EP, Minutiae, is up for a free download right now on Bandcamp. The record, recorded sporadically over the last year or so, features a much fuller sound then we're used to from this once-one-man act, and it's fused with perked up pop sounds, the occasional driving riff a ... More >>
JOAN OF ARC with Air Waves, Fire Season 05.06.11 | hi-dive So much noodling. That's all there really is to say about Joan of Arc. It's guitar-noodling masked behind a pop song. It's not a bad thing, but it is what it is -- and it still strikes me as odd that the kids are still into it. Not t ... More >>
Think back to your teenage years. Chances are, if you were like any of us, you spent the majority of your time listening to music, reading the liner notes through and through and playing air guitar half-naked in your room. Doesn't sound that depressing, but a recent study in Pediatrics & Adol ... More >>
Wednesday, May 19, Summit Music Hall, 303-443-2227.
Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>
The Twittervese has become one of the most entertaining and insightful places to catch a glimpse inside the lives of some of the most outspoken members of our local music community -- 140 characters at a time, of course. We never ceased to be entertained by the tweets of various members of t ... More >>
Gail Butensky‚ÄčIn recent history we've been treated to the reunions of Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, Antipop Consortium, among others. This year, Faith No More, Sunny Day Real Estate and Pavement got back together, and, of course, there's the ever pervasive rumors of Soundgarden reconvening at so ... More >>
By now you've probably heard that Sunny Day Real Estate, one of my all-time favorite bands and an act whose influence can not be overstated, is reuniting and heading out on the road for twenty dates with the original line-up. We just received word that the tour, which kicks off on September 17 in Va ... 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 >>
The younger Dave Grohl. Prior to seeing (and being knocked out by) the Foo Fighters during their September 8 Red Rocks show, I'd only seen the band once: back in 1995, during its first-ever Denver appearance. It'd only been a year or so since the suicide of Grohl's old boss, Nirvana leader Kurt Co ... More >>
So Jason Hayes from the Last Seen and I were standing around smoking outside the Atomic Cowboy this past Friday night before the Fluid show, when he presented me with a hypothetical proposition: If I were to form and front a band right now and could choose any musicians in town to play with, what wo ... More >>
Photo by Tom Murphy. Swervedriver, the Swayback and Life and Times Friday, May 23, 2008 The Marquis, Denver Better Than: Way too many guitar rock bands of the last decade and a half. With talk of how latecomer tickets were going for upwards of a hundred dollars for Swervedriver's show in New Yo ... More >>
Training Wheels EP
Few Hit Records
Lamenting the passing of one of Denverís great bands.
From the week of 5/3/2007
Bring Us Meat
Saturday, November 4, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Jeremy Enigk's Sunny days may be over, but his music is as bright as ever.
Once frozen in doubt and expectation, Cave In digs out and moves forward.
Tuesday, October 18, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
For the Holiday (Self-released)
Friday, April 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Friday, July 9, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Thursday, July 8, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Don't let the downpour fool you. Aveo's clever pop is far from overcast.
Tintin packs an epic, spacious sound into a modest frame.
The Fire Theft
After years of struggle, pop springs eternal for the Jealous Sound.
Wiser with age, the Promise Ring challenges the expectations of fans -- and the derision of critics -- with a new album.
Jets to Brazil is taking off.
After a three-year hiatus, Sunny Day Real Estate is in business again.