Growing up in a digital age, I learned very young that photography could be something used quite carelessly with the hopes that maybe one click out of several hundred would turn out half decent. In high school I began messing around with disposable and old 35mm cameras I would find at thrift store ... More >>
More than being one of the best selling albums of all time, more than having the most recognizable album cover the world over, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was a cross-cultural, trans-generational album that connected with audiences on issues of death, greed, life-purpose and the horrors and t ... More >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
One day, historians will look back and marvel at how blogs changed the music industry -- that is if they can avoid being distracted by the next big thing long enough to think analytically about history. Where just a few critics used to shape the tastes of music fans across country, now an army of bl ... More >>
JOLIE HOLLAND @ WALNUT ROOM | 5.26.12 After the applause died down following her final song last night, Jolie Holland offered to pay someone in the crowd for gas if they could drive her to her next gig in Colorado Springs. It's a shame that she was forced to ask, and also rather bittersweet for fan ... More >>
James Joyce playing "Stairway to Heaven"The James Joyce estate is well known for its nearly-impossible-to-break hold on the copyright of his works. Case in point, 22 years ago Kate Bush asked to use a soliloquy from Ulysses in one of her songs and was denied. Most people would just give up, b ... 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 >>
I hate Pink Floyd. Absolutely! I hate the black light posters in high school bedrooms. I hate the sound, the look, the fans and everything else about the band. If you were ever curious of knowing what my personal version of hell was, it would be Pink Floyd. Well, maybe Bob Marley, too. Before y ... More >>
Six Months to Live, deadbubbles and Dario Rosa Saturday, November 14, 2009 Meadowlark Better Than: The second big snowstorm of the season outside. Opening act deadbubbles set the pace for the rest of the show with an energetic set of rock and roll full of more than its fair share of weirdness an ... More >>
Thursday, August 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Broken Spindles, Born in the Flood, IuenglissThursday, February 26, 2009hi-diveBetter than: Eating chips and looking at a borrowed book of David Byrne's weird photography of furniture, which is what I would have been doingHere's what was weird about this show: Broken Spindles stole all the press. Th ... More >>
I love a good cover. Today, I ran across this list of the best and worst covers of all time and it got me thinking about the art of covers. I know people who hate them, regardless of quality and a lot of people just don't seem to get the point. To some degree it goes back to that punk ethos of DIY, ... More >>
Saturday, November 29, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Christian Bland, guitarist and occasional vocalist for the Black Angels -- Austin, TX's leading psych-rock band -- knows his evil '60s rock. From the Velvet Underground to Syd Barrett to the 13th Floor Elevators, Bland and his bandmates dig the slow-churning, drone-filled jams that highlighted the d ... More >>
The Album of the Century Volume One
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Pepsi Center Better Than: Anything and everything you could possibly imagine -- truly a don’t-miss show. What can I say about Roger Waters playing Dark Side of the Moon last night? To be honest, I’m kind of at a loss for the right words. There’s awesome, spectacula ... More >>
Old Curtis Street
Quixote's True Blue
Dodos and Jennifer Gentle September 11, 2007 hi-dive Better than: Wearing yet another hole in my Syd Barrett vinyl. Due to a late cancellation by one of the opening bands, the Jennifer Gentle show started late. As is usually the case when a show starts late, I arrived early which left me with litt ... More >>
Tuesday, September 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Fresh from Nashville, this songstress visits her old stamping grounds.
The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.
Saturday, December 10, Rhinoceropolis, 3553 Brighton Boulevard, 720-210-3690.
Saturday, July 16, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Sexyharrassment (Panda Candy)
For the Legendary Pink Dots, madness is a soothing refuge from an intolerable world.
Two great mix tapes to get you rollin' and rockin'.
Spoon and Rafter(4AD)
quebec (Sanctuary Records)
Double Album (Rasslin)
The Pink Oz parallels are all in good time.
Every second counts in the merry old land of Dark Oz.
Heralded as new heroes of indie rock, the Shins shrug their way out of obscurity.
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (Capitol), Wouldn't You Miss Me?: The Best of Syd Barrett (Harvest/Capitol)
Robyn Hitchcock's latest is out of his mind.
THE BANDS THAT CAN FILL STADIUMS OFFER ONLY BLASTS FROM THE PAST.