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The Hold Steady

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Why mountain concerts like this weekend's Ride Festival are especially appealing for bands

    Every good Coloradan knows that everything is better in the mountains. Sports, views, air and even music festivals. One reason our state has been able to draw fans and bands from around the nation (and world) is the same reason we're able to attract so many tourists. Telluride, Colorado, hosts a di ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    The ten best summer music festivals in Colorado

    A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Do you owe it to your band mates to stay in town?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Win a pair of tickets to see Lucero on Thursday

    This Thursday evening, Lucero kicks off a three-night stand at the Bluebird. We've got a pair of tickets to the show, and we'd absolutely love for you and a guest to be our guests. If you haven't seen the band live, you should really make it a point to do so. Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    THE DEAR HUNTER @ MARQUIS THEATER | TUES, 4/16/13 The Dear Hunter was a side project launched in 2005 while Casey Crescenzo was touring with his now-former band, the Receiving End of Sirens. He had been writing songs on his laptop and recording them in his spare time. Crescenzo eventually devoted fu ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    Instant Empire

    Heavy Hollow
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambin ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    The Hold Steady

    Wednesday, July 7, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Ghostand Observatory, Jonathan Tyler on our playlists this week

    ​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?" So 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Otis Taylor and Trace Bundy 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?" So 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Dead Weather, the National top sellers at local record stores

    ​Sea of Cowards, the Dead Weather's follow-up to last year's Horehound, took the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while claiming the second spot at Twist & Shout and third at Independent Records for the week ending May 16. The National's High Violet, released last week on 4AD, meanwhile, came i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff and Deftones top sellers at local record stores

    ​In Memory of Loss, Nathaniel Rateliff's outstanding Rounder Records debut, topped the charts at Twist & Shout (where he also did an in-store performance last week) and Wax Trax, while rounding out the top ten at Albums on the Hill for the week ending May 8. Forgiveness Rock Record, meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Top 10 Summer Jams for 2010

    Kiernan Maletsky​The cover's off the grill, the windows are down and sweet freedom is on the horizon. Ahh, summer is coming. And while it's still early, there have already been more than enough entrants in the summer jam sweepstakes to make a short list. A few ground rules: 1. Must have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Widespread Panic, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights shows announced

    ​Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    4H Royalty

    Colossalalia
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Q&A with Time

    ‚ÄčTime, aka Chris Steele, has been involved in the Denver hip-hop scene for over a decade, and his current and future collaborators include Sole of the Anticon collective, Talib Kweli, Drake, Kool Keith and C-Rayz Walz. The snarkier hip-hop aficionados refer to the form Time writes and performs as ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
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    December 22, 2008

    This Just In 12/25-12/31/08

    Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes will be one of the many acts at next summer's RockyGrass.Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes, Hot Rize, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury Band, Claire Lynch Band are among the many acts announced for the initial line-up for the 37th Annual RockyGrass festival, which wil ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    The Hold Steady

    Stay Positive
    Vagrant

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008
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    August 6, 2008

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    Beck's back on top. Looks like our boy Beck has reclaimed the top spot this week on Twist & Shout's top seller list, pushing UmConscious back to slots and outselling Coldplay and Sigur Rós, who are, ahem, holding steady weeks after releasing their latest discs.

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
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    November 12, 2007

    Monday Morning Hang Over

    It was all celluloid all the time this weekend as the 30th Denver Film Festival kicked off in fine fashion on Thursday and really got rolling through Sunday. I know they have a corporate sponsor, and to be really accurate I should call it the Starz Denver Film Festival, but I'm of the ilk who has al ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Art Brut

    Sunday, November 11, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Saturday, September 15

    Monolith, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Better than: Another boring workout on the Stairmaster with your iPod The first thing everyone has mentioned about Monolith so far is those infernal stairs. I, too, sweated and panted my way up the ramp into the park, then up that interminable stairc ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    The Hold Steady

    Never trust a critic unless heís lauding this band.

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Your guide to deep thoughts.

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    On the Record

    Weighing in on ten of 2006ís most stellar releases.

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    P.O.S.

    Saturday, November 18, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    The Hold Steady

    Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Lucero

    Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers (Liberty & Lament)

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    February 23, 2006

    Rocking Class Heroes

    Swearing at Motorists holds steady on the fringe.

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    P.O.S.

    Audition (Rhymesayers)

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    January 19, 2006

    Big Timber

    Lean Down (Not Bad World Industries)

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

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

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Teletunes

    Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Group Study

    The Hold Steady holds court at Littleton High School.

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    The Hold Steady

    Tuesday, October 25, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Taking Hold

    The Hold Steady's literate brand of rock is way above average.

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