The Velvet Underground

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    April 14, 2014

    The Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is a music fan's paradise

    Hidden down in a convention hall of a nondescript hotel off the highway north of Denver was a record lover's paradise this weekend: the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo. At the convention hall all day Sunday were dozens of vendors, each selling thousands of records, CDs and more. This wasn't j ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Womenswear: Christina Tate is all dolled-up in Cherry Creek

    Fashion steps into the world of fantasy with this cotton candy-colored look. We spotted dolled-up Christina Tate at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center recently; keep reading to learn her favorite color, accessory and places to shop. See also: Womenswear Wednesdays: Jessie Maynard on her Alice in Wond ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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 >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    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 >>

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    May 20, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TURBONEGRO @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/20/13 In 1989, when Norwegian band Turbonegro got together, it was clearly fueled by a love of Alice Cooper and acts like Hanoi Rocks and the Stooges. You can hear the influence in songs like "Sell Your Body (To the Night)," which features an obvious guitar-riff n ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013


    Thursday, April 4, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.

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    April 1, 2013

    The ten best concerts of the week

    BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Ten Essential albums from the CBGB scene

    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 >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon turns forty

    More than being one of the best selling albums of all time, more than having the most recognizable album cover the world over, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was a cross-cultural, trans-generational album that connected with audiences on issues of death, greed, life-purpose and the horrors and t ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    The Stooges' Raw Power turns forty today

    Great art does not always move units. Case in point: The Stooges' 1973 album, Raw Power, was a complete flop commercially. But, as with the story about the Velvet Underground, it seems that everyone who did buy it must have been inspired to start a band, because forty years after its initial release ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Dec. 28-30

    As we gear up for the New Year's Eve weekend, it's looking like an epic line-up for shows, including Yonder Mountain String Band's four-night stand at the Boulder Theater, String Cheese Incident's three-night run at the 1STBANK Center, the Lumineers' two-nighter at the Odgen Theatre, the Black Angel ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Crocodiles at the Bluebird, 10/11/12

    CROCODILES @ BLUEBIRD THEATRE | 10/11/12 The Crocodiles' performance at the Bluebird last night was a how-to guide for aspiring garage rockers everywhere from here to Siam. This was obvious partway through their infectious, deliciously saccharine "Endless Flowers," as frontman Brandon Welchez clapp ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Lester Bangs died thirty years ago today

    See Also: • Studio 54 opened 35 years ago today • Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist • Sex Pistols sign with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago • Today in History archives Lester Bangs mother was a Jehovah's Witness and his Fathe ... More >>

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    April 8, 2012

    Review: The Dirty Femmes at hi-dive, 4/7/12

    THE DIRTY FEMMES @ HI-DIVE Like any relationship, a live band needs to first find common ground with its audience, and then and work from there. This is made extremely easy when you're whole set is duplicating material the audience is already familiar with. The crowd will burst with enthusiasm beca ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    January 9, 2012

    Over the weekend: Flashing on the Sixties with Lisa Law

    The Kool-Aid was Kool-Aid, the brownies were brownies and people were packed into the room like sardines. But the vibe still flew free Friday night at the Byers-Evans House Gallery, for the opening of Lisa Law: Flashing on the Sixties, a meaty show of images both iconic and fascinating from a social ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Four transvestites that sucked

    ​Candy Darling was probably the sexiest transvestite that ever lived, but s/he wasn't just sexy -- she was also talented. A star of stage and screen, she worked with luminaries from Andy Warhol to Tennessee Williams and was, during the course of her short life, such a fixture on the New York s ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Reading Rainbow

    Monday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    January 14, 2011

    RIP: Trish Keenan of Broadcast, dead at 42

    ​Trish Keenan, singer for British band Broadcast, died from complications of pneumonia this morning. She was 42. Forming in 1995, the group produced a handful of singles and full-lengths over the years, but had remained fairly dormant until Keenan and bandmate James Cargill brought Broadcast o ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 12, 2010
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    July 6, 2010

    The Babysitters rise from the ashes of Six Months to Live

    Photo by Kelly Kievit​Are you already lamenting the loss of beloved weirdo pop outfit Six Months to Live? Well, do we have good news for you! In just a few weeks, you'll be able to enjoy some of the same zesty pop/rock flavor with former Six Months to Live frontman's new act, the Babysitters.

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    April 7, 2010

    Spoon brings Transference to life, avoids playing it safe at the Ogden

    ​ Spoon • Deerhunter • Michachu and the Shapes 04.6.10 | Ogden Theatre There are so many people crammed into the Ogden that it's difficult to see the stage. The guy in front of me is rubbing against me so often I'm wondering if his girlfriend is going to get jealous. If the place is stil ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Indie Rock Songs of the Decade

    The chills-inducing men of Midlake​To some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Beckstra! Beckstra! Have you heard about Beck's record club?

    ​All right, have y'all heard about this one yet? Beck's record club? Just stumbled upon this one ourselves. Evidently, El Guero Loco and his cronies -- an ever shifting lineup which includes Nigel Godrich, Devendra Banhart, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden from MGMT, Andrew Stockdale from W ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: Cymbals Eat Guitars

    ​According to Cymbals Eat Guitars 20-year-old frontman Joseph D'Agostino, Lou Reed didn't want a lot of cymbals on the first three Velvet Underground albums because "cymbals eat guitars," which explains the copious amounts of floor toms on those early discs. While that might have inspired the band ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    The Killers and M83 at Magness Arena

    The Killers and M83Saturday, January 17, 2009Magness ArenaBetter Than: Not seeing them at all, even though the Magness sucks.Have you seen Denver University's Magness Arena? It's a cement tomb. The pharaohs would love this place. Hell, spent nuclear fuel would find a good home here. I'd rather liste ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    Q&A with Christian Bland of the Black Angels

    Christian Bland, guitarist and occasional vocalist for the Black Angels -- Austin, TX's leading psych-rock band -- knows his evil '60s rock. From the Velvet Underground to Syd Barrett to the 13th Floor Elevators, Bland and his bandmates dig the slow-churning, drone-filled jams that highlighted the d ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    Doo Crowder Makes Pee

    Catching up with Denver’s most curiously named band.

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    November 15, 2007


    In Return
    Robotic Empire

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    June 7, 2007

    Transistor Radio Sound

    Still Soft

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    May 24, 2007

    The Ohsees

    Wednesday, May 30, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.

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    November 2, 2006


    Vietnam (Kemado)

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    April 20, 2006


    Sunday, April 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    August 18, 2005

    Critic's Choice

    Jett Black

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    June 9, 2005


    Don't Believe the Truth (Epic)

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    April 21, 2005

    M. Ward

    Monday, April 25, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.

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    December 30, 2004

    Better Late

    It's time for the Industry New Year's Eve

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    December 16, 2004
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    August 28, 2003

    Pedal Steel Transmission

    The Angel of the Squared Circle (Cardboard Sangria)

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    June 12, 2003
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    May 23, 2002
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    February 28, 2002

    Jonathan Richman

    Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow (Vapor)

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Under Ogre

    Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairy tale.

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    October 19, 2000

    Join the Club

    Any Dick or Harry can get funky with the Tom Tom Club's first recording in eight years.

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    March 28, 1996

    Happy Lou

    In concert, Lou Reed takes a walk on the mild side.

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