Ever the equal opportunity rocker, Kid Rock is bringing his Best Night Ever tour to Fiddler's and every seat in the house is $20. "Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country," he says, "but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselve ... More >>
Another great batch of shows this week. As always, there is a ton of variety for the music lover in you. Whether you're seeking EDM, jazz, metal, indie or country, there are at least ten reasons to stay up late this week and get down like there's no tomorrow. We've got all of the shows listed in our ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Sa ... More >>
"The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought one formed a band." This quote has been attributed to both Brian Eno and Peter Buck (of REM) -- no one is completely certain who said it first, but that's not the point. The fact remains that The Velvet Underground ... More >>
For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>
Bands break up all the time. This is an established fact, and depending upon how many of your favorite band's original members are alive, sane or producing concept albums, it can be a welcome one. The only difference this year is the purely unfair share of fallen rock soldiers that will have ended w ... More >>
Santa's like, "Haaaay, girl."The number one rule when scouting a Santa for the Santa Ratings is that he has to be alive. I mean, there are probably like a million statues of Santa in this great square state, so those are generally disqualified in favor of a breathing (and preferably naturally ... More >>
Yeasayer (due tonight with Hush, Hush and Smith Westerns at the Ogden Theatre) was started by three guys from Baltimore, who each moved to New York separately before starting the band. During its four-year existence, the trio has developed an experimental pop sound that is more akin to quirky ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Alison Krauss is coming to Red Rocks, while Godsmack, Megadeth and Disturbed are due at Comfort Dental for the The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Wiz Khalifa brings his Rolling Papers World Tour to the 1STBANK. Me ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Besides the back-to-back Mumford & Sons dates we told you about yesterday, we have word on the Cars and Taylor Swift shows, as well as Hudson Gardens and Mishawaka's summer lineups. Meanwhile on local radio, Veronica, ... More >>
Ryan Gombeski, Chris Weaver and JP Manza of Take to the Oars at Congress Bridge Friday, March 18 SHIT! I swore last night that I would not be sitting here tonight at 3:00 a.m. in front of the computer working on the blog -- there are after parties to be had people! -- but alas, here we are ... More >>
This band had a leg up on everyone else for top song of the decade.Radiohead? Arcade Fire? Interpol? The Strokes? The White Stripes? Animal Collective? Yeah, we've heard of 'em. For us, though, there was a much more intriguing, compelling batch of bands that weren't -- for the most part, anyw ... More >>
Phil Knott Stellastarr* (due at the Larimer Lounge with Transfer and Le Divorce on Wednesday, December 9) emerged onto the national music scene at the turn of this past decade in the musical milieu that gave us fellow New York acts like The Strokes, The Rapture and Interpol. While clearly influe ... More >>
David Bazan David Bazan, Say Hi November 1, 2009 Hi-Dive Better Than:Dreaming about an open mike night during a nap. "Do you guys want to hear a joke?" asks Say Hi frontman Eric Elbogen maybe three songs into their set. We do, of course. "Clean or dirty?" he asks. He gets a bunch of requests ... More >>
Liars dance to the beat of their own drum.
Call Sign Cobra has sharpened its sprawling rock to a vicious edge.
The Golden Triangle was really golden during the Westword Music Showcase.
Born in the Flood
Stoli and the Beers brew up a potent batch of rocking, intoxicating punk.
The Icarus Line doesn't give a damn about its bad reputation.
Meet Holly Kylberg, the boldest of Denver's boldfaced names.
The Fiery Furnaces keep things in the family.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
The singer for an NYC buzz band tries his hand as a spin doctor.
Rooney's power pop infiltrates a valley of angry young men.
From the week of February 13, 2003
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