System of a Down

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Jared Gomes of Hed PE jumped off stage and punched a heckler at the Gathering

    While the Gathering of the Juggalos is generally known as a peaceful event filled with unity and togetherness, there are still occasional scuffles. One such incident took the form of a melee early Thursday morning when Hed PE rapper/singer Jared Gomes launched himself into the crowd to confront a ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    What the hell is babymetal?

    Metal music is a genre that transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Six nu-metal bands you shouldn't be ashamed to like

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    107.1 FM reinvents itself as 107X, promises listener-based format

    Looks like the pop radio hits of yesteryear just aren't cutting it anymore for the folks at 107.1 FM, known until very recently as Jack FM. The station launched a complete overhaul of its format and its content yesterday, unveiling a new brand name, a new musical niche and a fresh emphasis on alt-ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Video: Was the Daily Show having fun with Colorado, or did it screw up a report

    Last night a Daily Show report by comedian Jason Jones reported on high levels of apathy among Colorado voters. Looking at statistics as well as conducting interviews on Denver's 16th Street Mall, Jones found that an overwhelming majority of people (80 percent) did not vote in last September's recal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The ten best debut metal albums

    You only get one chance to make a first impression, as they say, and these bands sure made the most of their opportunity. Some of these inaugural releases launched new subgenres, while others have yet to be matched in more two decades. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best debut metal albums. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    So that guy you see twirling the sign on the side of the road? He's probably listening to Slayer

    Alright, how many times have you driven past that dude on the corner, the one twirling his sign like a madman, and thought to yourself Wow! That dude is rocking out. Wonder what the hell he's listening to? Wonder no more. Mystery solved. It's Slayer. At least that's what this particular gentleman wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Brent Cowels and Tyler Kellog of You Me And Apollo on the influence of soul and Motown

    You Me And Apollo from Fort Collins started out as the solo project of Brent Cowles when he was seventeen. Over the course of the last handful of years, Cowles has turned what was essentially a bedroom recording project into a full-fledged band. In 2011, Cowles released Cards With Cheats with a nasc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Nov. 2-4

    Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2012

    Deftones at the Fillmore Auditorium, 10/19/12

    DEFTONES @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/19/12 Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has an unmatched intensity on stage. With his trademarked disposition, Moreno hovered commandingly over the crowd, hunched over and screaming until the veins on his head popped out, belting songs like "Tempest," one of many of ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011


    Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    System of a Down at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre: A likely setlist and live videos

    ​ System of Down (due tonight at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre with Gogol Bordello) played its first show in five years last week at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Early reports suggest the band is back in fine form -- at least from the reviews and the fan-shot clips that appeared on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Junip shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​As reported last week, the Avett Brothers will be at Red Rocks in July, while Warren Haynes and Cake are due at the Ogden in May and June respectively. Also, Arctic Monkeys, who have been working on their fourth album, make their way back to the Ogden again on Monday, May 30, as part of a twe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008
  • Music

    July 17, 2008


    Sunday, July 20, Fiddler's Green, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Q&A With The RZA

    The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Serj Tankian Goes His Own Way

    Even on his own, System’s frontman bucks the system.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008
  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    Wyclef Jean

    Tuesday, January 29, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Mini Reviews

    Mini Reviews

  • Music

    August 2, 2007


    Wednesday, August 8, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Fair to Midland

    Friday, February 16, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Shut Up and Sing

    Natalie Maines is one radical Chick.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    May 4, 2006


    Wednesday, May 10, Buell Theatre, 303-830-8497, SOLD OUT.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned Rockist ways.

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

    The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005


    Thursday, November 10, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308; Friday, November 11, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-447-0095.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Rivers Changes Course

    Weezer's auteur takes a tentative step into the real world.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Down Is Up

    System of a Down is rock's least likely success story.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Back in Black

    Black Black Ocean rolls in for one last romp.

  • Music

    August 18, 2005
  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Diesel Power

    Dieselboy brings role-playing strategy into the drum-and-bass arena.

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    East Is Eden

    Karsh Kale spins the soundtrack as blissful worlds collide.

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Knock 'Em Dead

    Killing Joke's ghoulish rock has the last laugh.

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Sorrow's Child

    Atom Egoyan gets personal with Armenian genocide in Ararat.

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pledges of Allegiance

    What does old-fashioned patriotic music mean in a newfangled war?

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Stop Imagining

    Will freedom of expression be the first casualty in the war on terrorism?

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    System of a Down

    Toxicity (American)

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Dialing for Dollars

    It's out with Howard Stern and in with more Britney as radio conglomerates chase the almighty buck.

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Sound the Revolution

    System of a Down fights a different battle of Los Angeles.