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The Polyphonic Spree

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Why Sarah Jaffe is on the cusp of stardom

    Most of the audience at the Soiled Dove was there to see the Polyphonic Spree and didn't know much about opener Sarah Jaffe. Matt Arrington of Fort Collins was one such person. "I never saw Sarah perform before, but I was here for her warm-up and it sounded amazing!" The show opened with Denver's M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Ryan Adams, Sondre Lerche and Alt-J tickets are on sale this weekend

    Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, Ray LaMontagne, Train and more are part of this year's FMQB Triple A Conference's concerts at the Fox Theatre from Wednesday, August 6 to Friday, August 8. Tickets for the shows, which are $49.50 and include three acts per night, go on sale on Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    The message behind St. Vincent's weird, futuristic new persona

    When Annie Clark of St. Vincent took the stage with the rest of her band, it was with the same kind of choreographed ritual that informed the rest of the performance. Her hair these days seems to belong to a visitor from either outer space or the future, as are her clothes and the aforementioned cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The 9 best concerts in Denver this weekend

    It is Texas time in Denver. All we'd need is the Geto Boys and Gary Clark Jr. to hit the spectrum of Lone Star exports: St. Vincent brings her shock of white hair to town tomorrow, the Toadies' Rubberneck victory lap hits Englewood and songwriting genius Joy Ely makes the Soiled Dove the perfect pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    New shows: Rusko, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Goblin. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    The weekend's best live bets: The eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase 2012

    Welcome to the weekend! You made it. And of course, this is not just any weekend. It's the Westword Music Showcase weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! So with that in mind, here's a rundown of what you have in store tomorrow afternoon/evening on the main stage. Be sure to check out this page for a full rund ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Review: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the Ogden, 3/21/12

    EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 3/22/12 Fresh off their stint at South By Southwest, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros delivered a strong dose of their tent-revival mania to Denver last night. Strutting a fine line between sunshine hippie cult and televangelist showmanship, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

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

    ​ Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Tonight: My Jerusalem at the Larimer

    ​To say that New Orleans collective My Jerusalem (playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with Michael Kingcaid and Sour Boy, Bitter Girl) is a supergroup would be a mild understatement. Led by Jeff Klein, the group features members who have played in bands such as Cursive, the Twilight Singers, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Top ten retro metal bands currently melting faces and minds

    ​The world of heavy metal can be an exercise in absurdity and uninspired imitation played at blistering volume. With the relatively recent (and fading) popularity of "stoner-rock" and "doom metal," as evidenced by tours including the reunited line-ups of Sleep, Saint Vitus (read our recent int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Q&A with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

    ​Performing as St. Vincent, Annie Clark is a writer of lush, adventurous pop music. As a teenager she was the tour manager for her uncle's band, Tuck & Patti, where she learned not only a great deal about the music business but also a bit about musicianship and effective performance. In her ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    St. Vincent

    Saturday, February 13, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    Mount Righteous

    Wednesday, January 20, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009
  • Music

    May 28, 2009

    St. Vincent

    Tuesday, June 2, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 7, 2008

    Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground

    Tuesday, August 12, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008
  • Music

    May 1, 2008

    The Succulent Sounds of Dark Meat

    From Athens, Georgia, comes yet another great new American band.

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Grand Archives

    Grand Archives
    Sub Pop

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Last Night: Polyphonic Spree and Rooney at The Gothic Theatre

    Polyphonic Spree and Rooney The Gothic Theatre October 22, 2007 Better than: Being the sound guy for the Polyphonic Spree, that’s got to be a bitch. Having Rooney open for Polyphonic Spree was like watching a drunk fight a rooster, followed by Zeus battling Poseidon on Mt. Olympus. Not only are t ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    St. Vincent

    Tuesday, September 18, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7624.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    Last Night: Malas Semilla, Light Travels Faster and Dark Meat @ hi-dive

    Malas Semilla, Light Travels Faster and Dark Meat August 28, 2007 The hi-dive Better than: A psychedelic tent revival Malas Semillas was the sound of an alternate universe where hipster culture spontaneously generated in the Appalachians, complete with irony and punk rock roots intact, but lackin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Showcase by the Snippet

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 There are several ways to approach a festival such as June 16's Westword Music Showcase. Wrist-banders can check out a handful of their favorites or several groups they haven't had a chance to catch yet and spend the rest of their time exploring the rewarding world of mass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007
  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Period Piece

    Making great-looking videos on a shoestring budget.

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle

    Sunday, February 18, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-3601.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Nathan & Stephen

    This nine-piece band started out as a simple duo.

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    The Polyphonic Spree

    Sunday, September 3, City Lights Pavilion, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Mojave 3

    Puzzles Like You (4AD)

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

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

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    The Opposite of Suck

    Mike Mills's debut is smart, funny and gorgeously sad.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005
  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Machinehead

    The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Season's Bleatings

    Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Blood Ties

    With its haunting debut, the Arcade Fire keeps it in the family.

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Rubberneckin'

    Rubber Planet is Out There, which is just where it wants to be.

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Pleasant Grove

    Saturday, June 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2004

    Word Out

    Chicano poetry seeks the truth

  • Music

    April 15, 2004
  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Tin Men

    Tintin packs an epic, spacious sound into a modest frame.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Band of Steel

    KaitO is saving the world, one song at a time.

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Born Spree

    The bliss-tian soldiers in the Polyphonic Spree march on.

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