The Modern Lovers

  • Blogs

    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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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of March 8, 2010

    ​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. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Last night: Jonathan Richman at Lion's Lair

    Jonathan RichmanWednesday, July 1, 2009Lion's LairBetter than: Seeing an energetic and earnest singer/songwriter play at the Bluebird or the Fillmore. It seemed perfectly appropriate that Jonathan Richman opted to perform in the cramped confines of the Lion's Lair. The bar's small scope and understa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Q&A with Matt Wolf, director of Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, screening at the Denver Film Festival

    An image from Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell. The ongoing Denver Film Festival features a great many cinematic attention magnets, several of which have been covered in this space. (Examples include "The Brothers Bloom Flowers to Open the Denver Film Festival," "Grappling with Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Have Mercer

    The attendees at the February 15 Shins/Viva Voce concert constituted one of the most polite capacity crowds since the adjective "modern" was first affixed to "rock." Sure, there were plenty of folks who decided to wriggle their way to toward the front of the stage long after they should have, forcin ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Weird Al-right

    Two decades on, Little Fyodor is still strange, witty and real.

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Space Is the Place

    Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    The Maybellines

    Chatfield Holiday (Best Friends)

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    GoGoGo Airheart

    Exitheuxa (GSL)

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Jonathan Richman

    Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow (Vapor)

  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    The Gravity of the Situation

    Maids of Gravity frontman Ed Ruscha tries to play the music game his way.

  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    Cool Jerk

    Getting on a new track with Railroad Jerk.

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    April 25, 1996
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    March 15, 1995



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    March 15, 1995
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    October 19, 1994