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 >>
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 6/8/12 As good as the Psychedelic Furs' records are, there is just something about seeing Richard Butler, who was all smiles on this night, and hearing his heartfelt thank yous at the end of various songs, and then seeing the collective happiness of those who ... More >>
BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13 Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>
The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 in the wake of the explosion of punk rock in England. By the 1980s, the group had evolved from its earlier musical impulses into a kind of atmospheric, at times brooding, at times celebratory, post-punk band with a broad emotional and sonic palette. See also: - ... More >>
It's March 2013 -- at least according to the calendar. If you went by the concert calendar for the past few weeks, however, you'd swear it's the mid to late '90s. P!NK, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Darius Rucker. If you're already nostalgic for the ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
VNV Nation (due tomorrow night at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs) started as a kind of bedroom project for the band's singer and co-programmer, Ronan Harris. By 1995, he had developed his music to the point that it was becoming part of the next wave of underground electronic pop. Some may dismi ... More >>
While Kamtin Mohager started performing under the moniker of Chain Gang of 1974 in Denver about five years ago, he's been living in Los Angeles for close to a year now. As he tells David Dye in a recent interview with World Cafe, "I was just never a big fan of Denver. I moved out there as a young ki ... More >>
Wednesday, September 21, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
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 >>
Friday, September 11, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
John Hughes.When news broke yesterday about the death of director John Hughes at age 59, I couldn't help thinking back on my brief encounter with the maker of iconic '80s teen flicks such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The year was 1985, and I was living ... More >>
The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>
Tuesday, February 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Richard Butler preps a new record and ponders his band's former glitz.
Gary Numan's songs get pimped.
Monday, April 24, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Thursday, February 9, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Open Season (Rough Trade)
The lads in British Sea Power whet U.S. indie-rock palates.
After a four-year hiatus, Girls Against Boys is back in the high life again.
Blake Schwarzenbach says Jets to Brazil is a desperate band. A desperate American band.
DJ Logic experiments with hip-hop, rock and all that jazz.
A LOOK AT THE MODERN-ROCK SONGS DENVER RADIO IS DOING TO DEATH.