There's an insanely eclectic array of shows this weekend. Swallow Hill is celebrating its 35th Anniversary at the Paramount Theatre with Josh Ritter, Brett Dennen and Elle King. Nas performs his classic album, Illmatic at the Paramount. There's also the New Pornographers, Felice Brothers, the Hot Sa ... More >>
The road has been rough on Paws. Last week, a thief broke into the Scottish band's van while they were stopped in Seattle and stole money and equipment, including a laptop and a hard drive containing much of the group's early recordings and work on planned future projects. At last night's gig with T ... More >>
Not many veteran bands make their best album more than a decade down the line. But the New Pornographers, who'll appear Saturday, October 11, at the Gothic Theatre, have beaten the odds with the driving, melodic, pop-tastic Brill Bruisers despite an extremely high degree of difficulty. After all, th ... More >>
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 ho ... 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 >>
Country superstars George Strait and Reba McEntire have sold close to 125 million records. combined. In his career, which spans more than three decades, Strait has had more number-one singles than Elvis, and his latest effort, Twang, debuted at the number-one slot on Billboard's Top Country A ... More >>
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 >>
As it happens, we don't have a spare $700 or so laying around. Boy, if we did, though, you wouldn't really have to be the betting type to wager where we'd be on Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3. No contest: Matador at 21 in Las Vegas. Have you seen the lineup for this thing? Holy ... More >>
The Black Keys' fifth studio disc, Brothers, released last week on Nonesuch, grabbed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while coming in at second at Independent Records. The Rolling Stones' re-mastered Exile on Main St. , also released last week, was also a strong seller, ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kiernan MaletskyThe 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 >>
This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>
Phish, which kicks off its summer tour in June, is slated to play back-to-back dates at Telluride Town Park on Monday and Tuesday, August 9 and 10. An online ticket request period is currently underway and ends March 26. After that, tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Ap ... 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. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
Ever notice just how much more advanced kids are these days? They just seem so much cooler than we were growing up. We were at a barbecue not too long ago, for instance, and heard the wee son of a friend -- seriously, the kid hadn't even hit puberty yet -- raving about the new Bon Iver record. Ye ... 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 ... More >>
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Monday, October 3, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Sunday, March 13, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Saturday, August 21, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
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