Known for his innovative, textural approach to guitar playing, David Torn has released a number of albums under his own name and under the Splattercell moniker. He's also used his talents for film scoring and collaborated with a diverse set of artists including David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Sting an ... More >>
Morton Subtonick (due Thursday, April 26 at ATLAS Institute as part of the annual Communikey Festival) is the pioneer of synthesizer music. Before he commissioned engineer Don Buchla to build a device that didn't yet have a name, the synthesizer did not exist. Electronic music existed but not to the ... More >>
Owen SwensonSWANS Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>
Tom MurphyKing Mob Most people who have seen Ben Martin perform have probably seen him as a guitarist and singer in experimental rock band Lil Slugger. But for last night's show he teamed up with his brother Sam for a duo that made some legitimately soulful synth pop. Turns out Ben is a tale ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>
Tom MurphyBlack Magicians From the Mountains of Mars Slight Harp w/Black Magicians From the Mountains of Mars and Pink Hawks Saturday, August 29th, 2009 Glob, Denver Better Than: Every other Slight Harp show I've seen. The three-piece Black Magicians From the Mountains of Mars looked like t ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Sunday, March 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959; Monday, March 6, Monkey Mania, 303-689-1268.
The Secret Circus brings in the (offbeat) clowns.
From laptops to insects to wineglasses, j.frede's sonic experiments leave no sound untweaked.
Your Money, My Life, Goodbye
(Lovely Music, Ltd.)
Guy Klucevsek takes the accordion beyond and back.
FORMER VELVET UNDERGROUNDER JOHN CALE IS STILL DOING WHATEVER HE DAMN WELL PLEASES.