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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, April 4, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Monday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
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 >>
Tom MurphyVan Louvin PS I LOVE YOU With Van Louvin and Paean 10.17.10 | hi-dive Van Louvin opened this show. Those who have been around the Denver scene long enough would recognize its members from some of best indie pop bands of the past decade, namely Kent Phillips and Al Rich from Thank ... More >>
Photo by Kelly KievitAre 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.
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 >>
The chills-inducing men of MidlakeTo 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Catching up with Denvers most curiously named band.
Wednesday, May 30, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Tuesday, November 14, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.
Sunday, April 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Don't Believe the Truth (Epic)
Monday, April 25, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
It's time for the Industry New Year's Eve
The Angel of the Squared Circle (Cardboard Sangria)
Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow (Vapor)
Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairy tale.
Any Dick or Harry can get funky with the Tom Tom Club's first recording in eight years.
In concert, Lou Reed takes a walk on the mild side.
FROM SOUP TO NUTS WITH COURTNEY TAYLOR AND THE DANDY WARHOLS.
FORMER VELVET UNDERGROUNDER JOHN CALE IS STILL DOING WHATEVER HE DAMN WELL PLEASES.
...YOU'D BE THE CRANKIEST GENIUS IN ROCK AND ROLL.