Talking Heads (Band)

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Does Boulder's New Bike Studio Really Feel Like a Nightclub?

    After work one frozen night last week, I put on my bike helmet, ski mask and warmest gloves and rode in the snow up 17th Street in Boulder to Beat Cycle, a new music-centered cycling studio on the Hill. "Sorry, I'm early," I said to the four young female employees milling around the front desk as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Alt-J Revives the Slow Jam at the Fillmore Auditorium

    Alt-J is among rare company as an internationally successful pop act that attracts mostly 20-somethings who danced elegantly on every spare piece of Fillmore floor - and stairway, to security's dismay. Nowhere to be seen were the loud-mouthed bro-downers and screaming teenagers frequently populating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    JJ Grey & Mofro at the Fillmore, 2/21/14

    JJ GREY & MOFRO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/21/14 This show at the Fillmore offered a full night of funk in various forms, from the cowfunk stomp of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers to the slick and polished Motown meets Shel Silverstein funk of Keller Williams, culminating with JJ Grey and Mofro's down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Panic! at the Disco, Wayne Static, Thomas Dolby

    Panic! at the Disco's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die tour hits the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, January 18. Tickets ($29.95) go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Breaking Bad and The Wire, the Biggie and 2Pac of TV: Which show does music better?

    If you think about it, The Wire and Breaking Bad are the Biggie and 2Pac of televised dramas. Equally revered, the two shows have similarities that are obvious, and there's a reason that one always invariably comes up in conversation about the other. What's more striking, through, are the pronounced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Cage The Elephant moved to England to make it big back home here in the United States

    Cage The Elephant formed in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 2006. And while the group's 2008 self-titled, debut full-length was met with a great deal of acclaim here in this country, it wasn't until after the band lived in England for a spell that it gained notice. Influenced by alt-rock, the outfit exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The 50 best rap lyrics of all time: Complete list

    Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Going through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week, we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining rap lyrics to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 50 best rap lyrics of all time: 50-26

    Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Culling through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining the fifty best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    GZA and Killer Mike at Summit, 9/22/12

    GZA @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 9/22/12 "I don't have a hypeman, so you're my hype man," Killer Mike tells the crowd two songs into his set. "So get hype, motherfuckers." The crowd is more than happy to comply. Opening with the first three songs from his new album, the emcee emits a raw energy on stage t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, 8/31/12 - 9/2/12

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/31/12 - 9/2/12 Telluride '88, Red Rocks '94 and Denver '97 -- these aren't just places and years to Phish fans. They're monuments, pivotal parts of Phish's Colorado legacy. Out of nearly eighty concerts that the band has played in the Centennial state and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Lemonade's Ben Steidel on moving to New York and not limiting the new album -- at all

    Lemonade (due Sunday, June 10, at the Larimer Lounge) started off as three friends from the hardcore and punk scene in San Francisco who stretched their interest in sound far beyond the music of their youth. Trying to pigeonhole the band's music is an exercise in futility, but a quick listen to its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2012

    ManCub at Larimer Lounge, 5/25/12

    ManCub @ Larimer Lounge | 5/25/12 With a perforated, paneled structure as its backdrop with lights shining through and strung along the top edge, ManCub started things off with a forceful flood of low end, and both Alex Anderson and Ethan Converse seemed to push themselves headlong into the music ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Review: Sleigh Bells at the Ogden, 04/13/12

    SLEIGH BELLS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4.13.12 Ever heard of the loudness wars? Doesn't matter. War's over. Sleigh Bells wins. Decisively. Right now, there's a roomful of people banging their heads in unison, in the kind of scene that makes dollar signs appear in the eyes of chiropractors. It's so loud you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Review: Explosions in the Sky at Boulder Theater, 4/5/12

    EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY @ BOULDER THEATER | 4/5/12 Explosions in the Sky began the show on a high note with the familiar, siren-like guitar figure of "First Breath After Coma." Sounds came in waves and then floods, as Chris Hrasky struck an almost martial beat with his snare and propelled the song in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Review: Denver does CBGB at the hi-dive, 10/29/11

    Josiah Hesse​DENVER DOES CBGB at HI-DIVE | 10/29/11While the rest of the world celebrated Halloween weekend 2011, down at the hi-dive this past Saturday night it was 1976. Less a Halloween show and more akin to a Civil War reenactment or a Renaissance Festival, the night offered romanticized t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Alex Cox, director of Repo Man, joins CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall

    ​Alex Cox, who wrote and directed cult favorites like Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, is joining CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall and will teach screenwriting and film production, as the Daily Camera reported. Cox, who grew up England, studied film at UCLA, then lived in Mexico and Spain ... More >>

  • Articles

    April 7, 2011
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    April 4, 2011

    Why LCD Soundsystem mattered

    ​LCD Soundsystem just closed its doors on nearly a decade of music, going out with a bang in New York this past weekend. As another indie-heavyweight bites the dust, it got us thinking about what LCD Soundsystem did while it was around. It's easy to toss the project off as a "hipster" DJ gone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2011

    Savoy and Bassnectar keep Avon sweating at Snowball Night Two, 3/5/11

    Photo Britt Chester​ Snowball Music Festival Big Gigantic, Local Natives, Paper Diamond, Lotus, Savoy and Bassnectar Avon, Colorado in the Vail Valley | 3/5/11 The second night of Snowball saw something very similar in terms of weather, as well as hosting the likes of Paper Diamond, Lotus, Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Fourmile Benefit with Phish guest appearances, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain, Leftover Salmon

    Jason NickelTrey Anastasio and Mike Gordon from Phish performing last night.​The Fourmile Canyon Revival Benefit started its quick life as a small, Thursday night production at the Boulder Theater and wound up being one of the biggest nights of Colorado music in years -- raising more than $300 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Vampire Weekend at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - 09.03.10

    Aaron Thackeray​ Vampire Weekend Dum Dum Girls • Beach House 09.03.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre view full slide show Dum Dum Girls opened the show with a notable display of confidence and music reminiscent of Elastica with more of a '60s girl group vibe. The combination of chiming textures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Phish makes triumphant return to Telluride

    Boyd Fletcher​ PHISH August 9-10, 2010 | Telluride Town Park Looking out over a crowd of roughly 10,000 people on the ball fields of Telluride's town park after tearing through a cover of Traffic's "Light up or Leave Me Alone," Phish's Trey Anastasio summed up the surroundings succinctly: "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Top ten political thefts of music

    ​ There's a certain political group that pays a lot of lip service to individual property rights -- raise your hand if this sounds familiar: Lower taxes, gun ownership, capitalism! As it turns out, there seems to be one aspect of individual property that certain group does not seem to respect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Jonathan Demme finds gold in new Neil Young concert film

    Photo by Larry Cragg ​While there is no doubt that Neil Young is multifaceted, two distinct personas emerge when he performs live. During his acoustic ballads, there's a fragility and just a hint of crackle in his voice. And on the rockers, he is a performer of ferociousness and raw power.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Q&A with Marc Collin of Nouvelle Vague

    Caught Nouvelle Vague last night at the Bluebird and want to know more about the act? Your wish is our command. We recently caught up with Marc Collin and fired a few questions at him about the projects musical goals, the act's artistic approach to re-contextualizing songs and how the studio project ... More >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2010
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    December 9, 2009

    Chef and Tell with Max Mackissock of Squeaky Bean

    Lori MidsonSqueaky Bean executive chef Max Mackissock​ "After all that nonsense at Primebar -- those guys are the biggest scumbags ever -- it was unbelievably refreshing to get a job at a restaurant that's owned by one of the nicest guys I've ever met," Max Mackissock says during our interview ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Last Night: Pixies at the Fillmore Auditorium (bonus review)

    For those with tickets to tonight's Pixies show, here's a bonus review with another perspective, to give you a clear idea of exactly what to expect this evening. If you haven't already check out Jon Solomon's review.Adam Perry​PixiesFillmore AuditoriumMonday, November 16, 2009Better than: having w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Exchanging Phish stories before the big gigs this weekend

    ​For fans of America's biggest cult band, the term "boys of summer" doesn't refer to guys who get paid millions to play baseball but rather four Vermont men in their forties who earn millions by playing goofy, unpredictable music while jumping on trampolines, having glowsticks thrown at and around ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009
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    November 26, 2008

    Q&A with Lucas Field of Low Vs. Diamond

    Lucas Field, the frontman for Low Vs. Diamond (the subject of a profile in Westword's November 27 edition), is a Seattle native -- but he spent his college years at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he played in a jam band whose music has little in common with the tunes he's making with his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Q&A with Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident

    Kyle Holingsworth in an image courtesy of flickr. Among the most unexpected participants in the New Orleans All-Star Jam-Balaya, staged on August 24 at the Fillmore Auditorium (click here to read a full review) was organist Kyle Hollingsworth, a Colorado boy best known in these parts for his membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's John Robinson

    John Robinson of the Fluid, which reunited on June 20 at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for the lowdown), is one of the great should-have-beens in the annals of Denver rock. He had everything it took to be a star of global proportions, but for whatever reason, it didn't happen. Neverthele ... More >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    The Swayback Raises the Bar

    Long Gone Lads, this trio’s long-awaited album, is a painstaking work of art.

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Vampire Weekend Takes on Its Buzz

    Hot on the heels of SXSW, the nation’s hottest buzz band returns to Denver.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Q&A With Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

    Right now, the most talked-about band on the rise among the nation's critical taste-makers is Vampire Weekend. But in Westword’s March 20 profile of the New York-based group, and in the following Q&A, lead singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig talks for himself. Koenig begins by sketching in details about ... More >>

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 23, 2002