This weekend is full of festive fun in Denver, and you won't have to bum money off your friends to enjoy it -- nine of our featured events are absolutely free. You can dance at a francophile party, tour a candy factory, or catch a series of short plays. Share bargain events we overlooked in the comm ... More >>
The Dismemberment Plan formed on the New Year's Day 1993. Though hailing from the Washington D.C. area, the act wasn't really affiliated with legendary DIY punk scene fostered by Dischord Records, but the band's eccentricity was nonetheless embraced. In its early years, the Dismemberment Plan truly ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... 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 >>
After months and months of outrageous speculation, fake posters and seemingly endless chatter, this year's Coachella lineup has finally been revealed. If you haven't seen it yet, we can summarize it for you in one word: underwhelming -- well, unless you're like certain friends of ours who think that ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>
See also: - New Order's Movement turns thirty - Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25 - The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 - The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 - Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 - Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 today - Today In History Archives When N ... More >>
We all have it -- that one song that stopped us in our tracks the first time we ever heard it, that continues to give us pause each and every time it's played. Granted, some of us (see below) are a little more obsessive about these songs than others, but we each have a song -- and a story that goes ... More >>
In the nearly eleven years that Lipgloss has been adding spice to Denver's Friday nights, it has played host to some of the finest guest DJs in the music industry, from Mani of the Stone Roses/Primal Scream fame to the Go-Go's adorable guitarist Jane Wieldin to members of Cut Copy and Franz Ferdinan ... More >>
PIERCED ARROWS @ HI-DIVE | 4/21/12As the last notes of "The Wait" ended, they blended into the Toody Cole's familiar bass pulse that introduced Pierced Arrows' epic, and much beloved, "Paranoia." Fred Cole tapped the Bigsby on his Guild Polara to modulate the feedback before heading into one of the ... More >>
Tony Wilson (the Andy Warhol of Manchester, England) once made the hackneyed statement "Morrissey is a woman trapped in a man's body," to which the dandified frontman of the Smiths eventually replied, "Tony Wilson is a man trapped in a pig's body." The two were friends and icons of the Manchester mu ... More >>
Oh when the Saints...Rather enjoying the new song and video from Saints, "Dark Country." Musically, the insistent bass line, the melody and the overall feel of the track sort of recalls Love and Rockets, while the accompanying video looks like something you'd see on the jumbo trons at a Muse ... More >>
This is not a token "throwback to the early days of Lipgloss party." We repeat, this is not a throwback. Creep, which kicks off December 15 at Beauty Bar, is a totally new night brought to you one of the DJs who birthed Lipgloss, but Michael Trundle, aka Boyhollow, stresses that the resemblan ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>
Friday, September 11, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
With early support from one of the country's most important independent radio stations, KEXP in Seattle, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- appearing at Monlith this weekend -- struck a chord with fans of earnest, dreamy, lush pop music. Though often compared to C86-era and Sarah Records ban ... 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 >>
My first interview with Ryan Hendrix, one of the co-founders of Oklahoma's Colourmusic, didn't happen for one reason or another. But he more than made up for it the second time around. He was incredibly generous with his time, and extremely interesting and honest, too. These qualities come through ... More >>
Weaned on Metallica, this duo makes acoustic guitars sound heavy.
Monday, October 29, Gothic Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Riot City Blues (Columbia) and Empire (RCA)
From the week of May 18, 2006
Fear Is on Our Side (Secretly Canadian)
Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.
Wednesday, May 4, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Thursday, March 31, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Silence Is Easy (Capitol)
Paul Weller, the mod heavyweight champion of the world, weighs in with Illumination.
Doves want to be known for music, not hype.
The Snake Pit
DJs Matthew Smyth, David Watts and Tim Shady fancy a Shag every week at the Snake Pit.
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
The Chemical Brothers try to move beyond the hype.
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