Five Finger Death Punch formed in 2005 when Zoltan Bathory and Jeremy Spencer started putting together their next band. Ivan Moody, a singer who moved out to L.A. without knowing a soul and had been sleeping in his rehearsal space, heard the nascent project's demos and ended up joining the band. Ori ... More >>
In addition to Rihanna and Queens of the Stone Age shows that we told you about yesterday, we've also got new dates from the Cult, the Moody Blues and Pinback, all of which go on sale this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown on those shows, and to find out what local music is being played ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>
Jonathan Franzen is a great American novelist in large part because he has written a great American novel -- two, in fact. Last night's Pen & Podium lecture at the Newman Center found the charming and occasionally awkward author of Freedom touching on bird watching (an enthusiastic hobby), The Moody ... More >>
Photo: Britt Chester Zeds Dead With Nick G. and Sage B. Ragin, Zeno and 2DUBAII Ogden Theatre | 4/15/11 Last night at the Ogden Theatre, Zeds Dead threw down for an energetic crowd in which the music was nonstop, the decibel meter slowly rose with each subsequent artist and the crowd gradually see ... More >>
Queens of the Stone Age, who will re-release an expanded and remastered edition of its self-titled debut, visits the Ogden Theatre on Friday, April 8, as part of short tour that only includes fourteen North American dates. On this tour, Josh Homme and company will be playing the entire firs ... 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. ... More >>
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In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
There have been plenty of ugly developments in the newspaper industry of late: buyouts, layoffs, Rupert Murdoch's likely purchase of the Wall Street Journal, and so on. But few have been as flat-out tragic as word that the Weekly World News, a tabloid that made news by making up the news, will soon ... More >>
Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers prefers different strokes.
A long day's journey into the Wild Divine.
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
Doc Watson has played across five decades of bluegrass music.
The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album -- and a refined take on a twisted past.
On its new long-player, Helium gets ethereal.
THE BANDS THAT CAN FILL STADIUMS OFFER ONLY BLASTS FROM THE PAST.