Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>
By Darryl Smyers When Richard Reinhardt auditioned to become a member of the Ramones in 1983, few knew what an asset he would be to the legendary punk outfit. Not only could Richie Ramone play the hell out of the drums, he could also sing and write songs. With Richie aboard, The Ramones produced th ... More >>
With its rough aesthetic, punk fashion demands attention on the streets. But there is also something very personal in the way that people create their outfits to suit their tastes. One prime example of punk menswear comes from London Slaughter, a local student who embellished his own jacket. Keep re ... More >>
Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside ... More >>
It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... More >>
Friday, December 7, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Japanther (due tomorrow night at Glob) was started by a pair of art school students who wanted a way to create art beyond the confines of a specific medium or traditional methods. The resulting New York duo has been just as involved in the art world and performance art as it has been in writing raw ... More >>
When the sun goes down, nocturnal Denverites emerge and turn up their style swagger. Take a look at this week's trendsetters and rule-breakers -- caught in their natural environs of East 13th Avenue.
Josiah HesseDENVER DOES CBGB at HI-DIVE | 10/29/11While the rest of the world celebrated Halloween weekend 2011, down at the hi-dive this past Saturday night it was 1976. Less a Halloween show and more akin to a Civil War reenactment or a Renaissance Festival, the night offered romanticized t ... More >>
Now that the graffiti has been scrubbed off the walls for the most part, no one is likely to ever mistake the hi-dive for CBGBs. Nonetheless, for at least one night the South Broadway bar will summon the spirit of the legendary NYC institution, with a spate of bands paying tribute to the band ... 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 >>
Saturday, October 24, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003.
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 >>
Gotta love the matter-of-fact nature of the Mansfields. The Colorado Springs outfit, which continues to enjoy frequent spins on Rodney on the Roq's specialty show, Sunday nights on KROQ, took the time to fashion a list of frequently asked questions for anyone who might be interested in doing an inte ... More >>
Thursday, May 22, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Punk used to be dangerous. Now its neutered and sanitized for our listening pleasure.
Friday, January 4, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497; Saturday, January 5, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Wednesday, September 19, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7370.
Hard work and ambition landed Dork in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Who will be inducted next? Gaze into our crystal ball.
Going overboard at Ocean.
Joe Queer doesn't like the look of punk these days.
Thursday, August 3, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
The Mansfields find the fun in punk rock's angst.
Sunday, December 11, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Sunday, July 10, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030; Monday, July 11, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, March 8, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.
Gallery M takes a trip down memory lane
Tuesday, August 17, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483.
Undead in Denver
Velocity of Sound (Elephant 6/SpinArt)
The New Bomb Turks are hitting harder because they're hitting slower.
JOHNNY RAMONE TAKES A SWING AT BILL CLINTON, BOB DYLAN AND CHANGE OF ANY KIND.