Wampire is a five-piece whose music doesn't seem fixed to a particular musical period, especially the current era. If anything, the band's gently swirling, swaying melodies are buoyed almost imperceptibly by a distinct if informal structure that keeps the music from wandering completely where it wil ... More >>
Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>
Now you can smell like a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.Smelling like a rock star wasn't always considered a good thing. But now that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the face and inspiration of Azzaro's new perfume, Decibel, and Prince has to pay $4 million to a company over his fail ... More >>
Friday, September 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Peter Gabriel and Widespread Panic are coming to Red Rocks in June, while Sade is due at the Pepsi Center in August. Meanwhile on local radio, My Body Sings Electric, Pacific Pride, the Sunshine House and String Chees ... More >>
Brian Frederick Thursday, March 17 And it begins ... 4 a.m. we arrive in Austin, Texas, at Casa de Epilogues greeted by hugs and cases of Upslope, after an amazing day of riding rollercoasters and playing three sets at Six Flags-Dallas and an awesome run of shows with the Epilogues, which i ... More >>
Forming at the tender age of fifteen in the early '00s, there's no doubt the Coronas sound was shaped by The Strokes and their ilk. At times, the still youngish four-piece even channel a little of that Gin Blossoms' movie soundtrack charm -- guitars and piano merge dramatically with drums and ... More >>
Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>
Gaga's nostalgia-inducing butt.Although physical albums are on there way to being rendered completely useless, there was a time -- believe it or not -- back when telephones still had curly cords, that all recordings were only available in a tangible form. As such you developed attachments to ... More >>
Minneapolis' Melismatics have a transportative quality, like a step back to a time to when rock and roll was just drums, bass, guitar and vocals. This isn't a bad thing at all -- the band's nostalgic sound taps into The Strokes' prime era of the early '00s, but with the more glamorous nuances ... More >>
Earlier this week, Nick Cave responded to accusations that he nicked the basis of the song "Palaces of Montezuma" from a tune by some guy named Frank Duffy called "Grey Man." It seems absurd someone as versatile as Cave would intentionally borrow a lick or two from another song. Any similarities ... More >>
Day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago is in the books. Freelance photographer Mark C. Austin brings back these photos from the festival. Lady Gaga
I was fifteen when I heard Radiohead's OK Computer for the first time. This was shortly after seeing "Karma Police" on MTV and knowing I had to have the album right away. Like Pablo Honey, OK Computer was straightforward enough for my undeveloped palette, but the band had also gotten notice ... More >>
Julian Casablancas | Haim 04.21.10 | The Ogden Theater Being a bit of a curmudgeon about the Strokes, it was with something more than a small amount of trepidation that I approached frontman Julian Casablancas' solo show last night at the Ogden. It's not that the Strokes are bad (they're not ... More >>
For those not attending Jonsi's show at the Paramount this evening, Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes, with whom we spoke with last week, is due the Ogden Theatre, where he be bringing his solo album Phrazes for the Young to life. How would you and a guest like to be our guests at ... More >>
Friday, December 11, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.
Wednesday, December 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Bailey Ferguson We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments.
Don't let the tight jeans and thick-rimmed glasses fool you. The brothers who make up The Knux were raised about as far away from the suburbs as you can get: New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Still, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio (aka Kentrell and Alvin Lindsey) found their sound by listening to just a ... More >>
Cut Off Your Hands Sunday, March 8, 2009 Hi-Dive, Denver Better Than: Not seeing this band before they're playing bigger venues. Cut Off Your Hands plays pretty straightforward pop rock. Just the same, frontman Nick Johnston displayed considerable amount of vigor, leaning into the mike and gyrating ... More >>
Monday, January 26, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes will be one of the many acts at next summer's RockyGrass.Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes, Hot Rize, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury Band, Claire Lynch Band are among the many acts announced for the initial line-up for the 37th Annual RockyGrass festival, which wil ... More >>
Thursday, May 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
You wanted the best, you got the best: Guitar Hero III.
One of the Strokes’ guitarists experiences the pros and cons of going it alone.
One good turn deserves another.
From the week of May 18, 2006
Nikolai Fraiture says his band has changed. What's he talkin' 'bout?
Thursday, February 9, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Sunday, February 5, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
First Impressions of Earth (RCA)
Thursday, August 4, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Friday, June 17, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
April 20, 2004
Dangerous Dreams (Rx/Palm)
Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)
The lads in British Sea Power whet U.S. indie-rock palates.
Room on Fire (RCA)
New York's Longwave is happy together.
Plagiarythm Nation (Evolution Controlled Creations/Seeland)
Old and new collide to create the next wave of electronica.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
The Down-N-Outs call it quits, while Turnsol turns over a new CD.
Mr. Pacman scores at a newly opened Monkey Mania.