Talking Heads (Band)

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    November 3, 2014

    No One Plays Guitar Like Adrian Belew

    Before Adrian Belew, who's due at the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, November 4, performed and recorded with King Crimson, David Bowie and the Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails and a slew of other artists, the adventurous guitarist spent a year working with Frank Zappa. Belew sees that year between 1977 a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The Eight Best Shows This Weekend in Denver

    There are some punk rock bands playing next to the football stadium this weekend. Perhaps you've heard. There are plenty of options for those not headed to Riot Fest, including the inaugural Cloak & Dagger fest, with an impeccable lineup full of some of dance music's most interesting up-and-coming a ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Lotus Will Perform a Talking Heads Tribute Set at Red Rocks

    Genre-defying five-piece dance and jam band Lotus will be playing its annual Red Rocks show on September 19. The set was originally targeted to support of the band's most recent album Gilded Age, but after the group debuted a successful new Talking Heads tribute set, featuring Gabriel Otto of Denver ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Live Review: Walk The Moon at Ogden Theatre, with the Mowgli's, Smallpools, 10/26/13

    WALK THE MOON at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/26/13 For a band that played the Hi-Dive two years ago, Walk The Moon has done extremely well for itself, and if this sold out show was any indication, the band will be playing a much larger venue the next time around. The foursome was so strong from beginning to ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison on the similarities of making music to programming

    The Dismemberment Plan formed on the New Year's Day 1993. Though hailing from the Washington D.C. area, the act wasn't really affiliated with legendary DIY punk scene fostered by Dischord Records, but the band's eccentricity was nonetheless embraced. In its early years, the Dismemberment Plan truly ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    The ten biggest jam band scene stereotypes

    The term "jam band scene" is icky and cringe-worthy. It hurts to even type it. But then again, so is the word "indie" when being used to describe bands on major labels, but sometimes you have to hang a handle on something simply for the sake of discussion. Stereotypes are made for a reason, but thes ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The Howling Hex at Hi-Dive, 9/5/13

    THE HOWLING HEX @ HI-DIVE | 9/5/13 Neil Michael Hagerty didn't do too much physical emoting last night at the hi-dive, nor did the rest of the Howling Hex. But Hagerty projected his voice evocatively in an almost cartoonish fashion that matched his unusual guitar tones. Maybe he just EQ'd the sounds ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    David Byrne and St. Vincent at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 7/13/13

    DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT @ DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS |7/13/12 When Annie Clark noted how the first time she had heard David Byrne's music was when she saw Revenge of the Nerds, we thought we knew what was coming next. Instead, though, Clark played "Cruel," one own of her songs. A light-hearted joke in ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    THE OH HELLOS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 6/28-6/29 Last fall, the Oh Hellos released their first full-length, Through the Deep, Dark Valley. And while that album's got some solid tunes like "The Valley" and "I Was Wrong," it's "Hello My Old Heart," a track from their self-titled debut that perk ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The twelve best concerts in Denver this weekend

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Ten Essential albums from the CBGB scene

    It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Brian Eno's Before and After Science turns 35

    Brian Eno's 1977 album Before and After Science marks the end of an era. In the four years before it came out, starting in January of 1974, Eno released no fewer than three solo pop albums, and this, his fourth, was to be his last for almost thirty years. By the time he returned to song-oriented voc ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Five best live concert films

    While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Cake at Red Rocks, 7/28/12

    CAKE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 7/28/12 See Also: - Slide show: Cake at Red Rocks, 7/28/12 - The Lumineers shed light on life in Denver and their evolving sound The capacity crowd at Red Rocks on Saturday seemed determined to defy the elements. Overcast skies, steady sheets of rain and regular g ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Ginger Perry and Michael Trundle on That '80s Night, their new night at Beauty Bar

    Eighties dance nights are a tradition stretching all the way back...well, to the '80s. Whether you're a 21-year-old feeling nostalgic for a time you never lived through, or a crimp-haired, stone-washed new-waver who never got over the Talking Heads breaking up, the music of the 1980s spans cultures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    I lost the Futurama quiz last light by one @#*&#! point

    ​Last night's "All Glory to the Hypnoquiz: an all-Futurama Event " at Rackhouse Pub, sponsored by Geeks Who Drink, was a pretty raucous time, and I definitely debunked the myths that geeks can't drink, party, be hot or win things. The evening didn't turn out exactly how I wanted -- my team lo ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Ten best Beavis and Butt-head music-video riffs

    ​In honor of MTV's 30th Anniversary this week, we're reflecting on the network's best moments from the past three decades. Today: Our favorite music videos riffed on by Beavis and Butt-head. The duo tackled something around 250 different videos throughout the show's eight seasons, and although ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Michael Sempert of Birds & Batteries on Panorama and San Francisco

    Su-Yin MahBirds & Batteries​ San Francisco's Birds & Batteries may be essentially a pop band, but the lushness of the act's songwriting and the ability to evoke and articulate complex emotions with poetry and intensity is a rare talent these days. The group's latest album, 2010's Panorama, li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Trey Anastasio Band at the Ogden, 03/01/11

    Adam Perry​ TREY ANASTASIO BAND 03.01.11 |Ogden Theatre Whenever I think of Phish singer/guitarist/composer Trey Anastasio's most powerful solo work, my mind always turns to "orchestral funk" -- the term Anthony Keidis used to describe the Talking Heads' large-band era (with Adrian Belew on ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele top our weekly playlists

    ​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 >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    September 10, 2010

    Pavement at Ogden Theatre - 09.09.10

    Tom Murphy​ PAVEMENT With guests Jenny and Johnny 09.09.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver Jenny and Johnny opened this show and received a mixed reception from the crowd at first. But appreciative cheers for the group, which features Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice, increased with every song. The ban ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Minature Tigers get all sorts of interactive at the Larimer Lounge

    Tom MurphyCharlier Brand of Minature Tigers reaches out and touches the fans​ Miniature Tigers • Sprinto Band • The Dont's and Be Carefuls 07.30.10 | Larimer Lounge, Denver At this point, the Dont's and Be Carefuls' "new" keyboardist, Dane Bernhardt, formerly of the Silver Cord, is fully ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
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    May 19, 2010

    Local Natives on Playing a Talking Heads Song In Front of David Byrne and Staying Aware While on Tour

    Gareth Jackson​ Some bands require creative tension or mercurial relationships to provide a spark. In our Local Natives Rough Mixes piece this week, we learned that this is not the case for these five So-Cal dudes. They're in a band because they like being around each other, and the music sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip - Talking Heads' Fear of Music

    ​ I've never been a fan of the Talking Heads -- and I mean that in the most endearing way possible. Even as a kid I figured David Byrne was a pretentious turd, hell-bent on proving something. Which, at the time I wasn't particularly fond of. That said, as a pretentious turd myself, I randomly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Motet to reopen Cervantes' with Halloween greatest hits show

    ​January 22 and 23, the Motet will be reopening the newly refurbished Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom with a couple of shows highlighting the best moments from past Halloween shows. In case you aren't familiar, the group's Halloween tradition is to "dress up" as some of their favorite bands ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    October 22, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Q&A with Adrian Belew

    ​Adrian Belew has lead something of a charmed existence as a musician for the last thirty years, from his first high-profile gig as a guitarist for Frank Zappa in 1979 to his later work with Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, David Bowie and King Crimson. Though possessed of preternaturally able technic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Q&A with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root

    ​Jam band faves Rusted Root, which had a taste of mainstream stardom with the 1995 near-hit single "Send Me on My Way" and a popular cover of The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want," is touring in support of Stereo Rodeo, the group's first studio album in seven years. Rusted Root ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Spinner dubs Boulder's Biafra one of music's 10 biggest geeks

    ​AOL's music blog,, posted a list late last week titled "Revenge of the Rock Nerds: The 10 Biggest Geeks in Music." Between such dorky songsmiths as Talking Heads' David Byrne (#10) and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (#1) lies former Dead Kennedys frontman and longtime Bay Area fixture Jello Bi ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Over the weekend: Phish at Red Rocks, 07/31/09

    Aaron Thackeray​Phish's second night in Morrison was a rain soaked affair that offered a stark contrast in music, from the leisurely and drab first set to the energized and voiciferus second set. Despite a strong start with crowd favorites like "Runaway Jim" and "Bathtub Gin," the dawdling feel to ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Download new album from the Motet free

    Boulder-based jazz/afrobeat/electronic (and it's no coincidence that those initials almost spell "jam") outfit the Motet are releasing their new album Dig Deep for free. The impetus behind this altruistic act is simple, according to drummer/bandleader Dave Watts: no one is buying records anymore, so ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Sunny Day Real Estate reunion tour hits Denver this September

    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 >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Mercury Rev at the Fox Theatre

    Mercury Rev amd the Duke Spirit Sunday, December 14, 2008 Fox Theatre, Boulder Better Than: The last unbelievably great Mercury Rev show at The Fox. It probably would have been wiser to stay home on a night like this and not risk the icy streets and highways between Denver and Boulder just to see a ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Eno, electronic music history and pop songs summarized

    Stuck at work or bored at home, these three links should keep you busy for the rest of the day, either way. Fist up, enjoy these one-line summaries of the meaning behind some of the biggest pop songs in history.Second, electronic music pioneer and legendary producer (U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay, et ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    This Just In 11/20-12/3

    John Legend visits the Paramount Theatre January 8. There's a bit more action this week with concert announcements, including John Legend's January 8 show at the Paramount, Galactic's Valentine's Day show at Fillmore and a bunch of good shows at the Bluebird. Celine Dion's show originally schedule ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Road to Nowhere

    The Motet plays to a Talking Heads fan base.

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    October 10, 2008

    Byrne After Reading

    This week, we present “Byrne After Reading,” our new advice column by musician/artist (and former Talking Heads frontman) David Byrne. Dear David: I am a singer who used to be in a popular and highly influential ’80s band until we broke up because we all hated each other. Since then, I have p ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Q&A with author Chuck Klosterman

    Chuck Klosterman. Music critic and memoirist Chuck Klosterman visits Denver tonight (click here for details) to introduce his first novel, Downtown Owl. But before he greets the crowd at the Tattered Cover LoDo, he talked about his latest offering, and a whole lot more, during a generous, free-flo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    Global Noize

    Friday, August 29, Owsley's Golden Road, 303-297-1772; Saturday, August 30, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    February 13, 2008

    Haunted DIA Strikes Again, Befuddles David Byrne’s WiFi

    The conspiracy theorists must be right: Denver International Airport is a gate to Hell. After all, what other than some diabolical force would deign to upset nerd-tastic musician David Byrne (he of the Talking Heads) as he tried to access his favorite websites while passing time in our fair airport? ... More >>

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    October 24, 2007

    Last Night: The Born Ruffians, Caribou @ Larimer Lounge

    The Born Ruffians and Caribou Larimer Lounge October 23, 2007 Better than: An acid flashback The cold, fall air wafting in through the open doors on either end of the Larimer Lounge had just about numbed my feet and I was beginning to consider either starting a fire in the corner or insulating myse ... More >>

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    August 8, 2002

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  • Sports & Recreation

    March 29, 2001

    Best Use of a Mile-High White Elephant

    'N Sync concert at Mile High Stadium

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