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The Mountain Goats (Band)

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    September 8, 2014

    The Eight Worst Albums Ever: Let's Give Them a Second Chance

    Reviewing music is, at best, an inexact science. You may say, "I don't like The Mountain Goats because John Darnielle's voice is annoying." I would respond with, "Fuck you, his voice isn't annoying at all, you just don't get it." That's pretty much divisive music discourse in a nutshell. But that h ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    The five best shows in Denver from June 2 to June 5

    There are bigger concerts, sure, but for our money there is no better way to see Red Rocks than during Film on the Rocks. The series, which features Colorado bands opening for beloved movies, starts Tuesday with Ark Life, Covenhoven and Caddyshack. You can also see some masterful old-timey updates ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Despite what you've heard, the Baptist Generals' new album wasn't ten years in the making

    Some of the songs of Jackleg Devotional to the Heart date back to 2005, but Chris Flemmons, the Baptist Generals' frontman, didn't like the way it was going, and so the album was essentially shelved. Flemmons then spent two and a half years getting involved in development politics in the band's home ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    The ten most brutally honest songwriters

    Let's be real: Most songwriting amounts to a bunch of vague amateur poetry with pretensions of profundity. In the midst of all the babble, though, periodically a lyricist will emerge who has the courage to write about things that are real, raw and personal. That kind of truly honest songwriting reli ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Jack's Smirking Revenge

    Project Arcturus
    Self-released

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    June 7, 2012

    Instant Empire

    Heavy Hollow
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Can musicians still impact politics?

    ​As the labor protests wage on in Wisconsin, several prominent musicians have taken to using their art to express their support. John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats recorded a hundred-year-old folk song "There is Power in a Union," and Steve Earle rereleased a single of his own to benefit The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang 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?" 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 al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    This Just In: Lilith Tour, Modest Mouse, 311 shows announced

    ​After an eleven year hiatus, Sarah McLachlan has revived the Lilith Tour (originally the Lilith Fair) that she helped found in 1996. In keeping with the original female-centric tours from 1997-99, McLachlan is bringing a number of top female artists including Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Top ten five blogs by bands

    Photo courtesy of Kanyewest.com​ Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    This Just In: Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard, Michael Buble, Nick Jonas shows announced

    ​While recording songs for Jim Sampas' documentary about Jack Kerouac, Son Volt's Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard realized they both shared an affinity for the famed Beat writer. After recording songs for the film, the pair continued to work on songs using words from Kerouac' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 9, 2009

    ​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. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Local Shakedown Vol. 3 top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Radio 1190's The Local Shakedown, Vol. 3, a two-CD collection of 41 Colorado bands released last week, topped the charts at Wax Trax, for the week ending October 18. Coming in second was Run Rabbit Run, in which New York-based string quartet Osso reinterprets Sufan Stevens' 2001 album Enjoy Your ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ​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 ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Air top seller at Wax Trax

    ​French electronic duo Air grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with its latest effort, Love 2, which was released last week on Astralwerks. A Place to Bury Strangers' There is No Enemy and Built to Spill's There is No Enemy, both issued last week, nabbed the second on third slots, while New Model Arm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Sound Bites: Ancestors, AU, the Mountain Goats, Brian Setzer Orchestra and xx

    Ancestors​Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, wherein we give you the lowdown in 75 words or less. Today, Nick Hall weighs in on recent releases from Ancestors, AU, the Mountain Goats, Brian Setzer Orchestra and xx after the jump.

  • Music

    July 23, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Q&A with Tom Campesinos! of Los Campesinos!

    No, Los Campesinos! isn't a band from a Spanish-speaking country. It's based in the U.K. And no, Tom Campesinos!'s last name isn't Campesinos!. He and his fellow bandmates perform under half-pseudonyms, Ramones style. As for his real name, Tom didn't spill -- but he did share plenty of other stuff i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Jakob Dylan Cancels Folks Fest Appearance

    We just got word that Jakob Dylan canceled his Rocky Mountain Folks Fest appearance, but the good news is that John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats will be flying in for a rare solo set on Sunday, August 17. KT Tunstall, Missy Higgins, Stephen Kellogg, Amos Lee, Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    This Just In: Week of 7/31 - 8/6

    Photo: Brian Folkins Jason Mraz hits the Fillmore on October 27. Check here for the most up-to-date concert information. Every Tuesday, we'll post the most recent concert announcements, and whenever we get word of any concert cancellations or postponements, we'll pass that info along to you, as we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Last Night...The Dead Science, Physics of Meaning and Dan Kaufman Superstar Eruption@ hi-dive

    Photos by James Mitchell Evans The Dead Science, Physics of Meaning and Dan Kaufman Superstar Eruption Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Hi-Dive Better Than: Playing Indie-metal free jazz by yourself In any “movement,” there are going to be the moderates and the radicals. Both groups have equal claim o ... More >>

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