The Verve (Band)

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling from Denver to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Comic: Four Colorado jazz legends you should know

    Editor's note: Each week, illustrator Noah Van Sciver asks a Colorado band or musician four questions and then draws their conversation. Sometimes he does other stuff. We call the resulting comic "4 Questions: Comic Strip Interview" either way, for some reason. You can see more of Van Sciver's work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    My six-week-old recognized a song I sang to him in utero

    The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on my bedroom floor, and my little blue boombox's dial is tuned to my favorite radio station, which pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The best shows in Denver this weekend

    SAT | ARTOPIA at SOCO CLUBS | 2/22/14 Artopia is always a blast, and this year's lineup includes a cornucopia of producers and bands handpicked from the local scene, including Shady Elders, Confluence, FaceMan, Colfax Speed Queen, the Outfit, the Royal, Pruitt, Mikey Thunder, Decadon, Lotus Drops, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Nicholas Payton: "The trumpet chose me"

    It was evident early on that New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton had tremendous trumpet chops. After a stint with legendary drummer Elvin Jones, Payton inked a deal with Verve at the age of twenty and went on to release seven discs for the imprint, as well as a number of albums on other labels. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TUES | MANOWAR at OGDEN THEATRE | 2/18/14 Manowar is powered by lyrics crowned in fantasy-flamed swords, armor, and everything having to do with metal warfare clashing into Norse mythology. Eric Adams's powerful vocals are steeped in wordy wizardry that really drives home the aggressive themes. "Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The ten best female jazz vocalists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan on his new album, Shadow Theater, and his Armenian influences

    Although jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan, who's just going by his first name these days, is only in his mid twenties, he already has more than two decades of playing under his belt. Having started on piano at the age of three, he was already playing festivals by the time he was thirteen. With a technic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The ten best jazz drummers of all time

    An integral part of jazz is the swing feel, and drummers are often the ones stoking that fire, helping to propel the song, as well as the other players involved. While the saxophonists, trumpeters, pianists and guitarists all get their fair share of attention, the importance of a great drummer can't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    The ten best jazz pianists of all time

    With the exception of players like Thelonius Monk or Art Tatum, piano players don't quite have the name recognition of their horn playing counterparts. All the same, these ivory ticklers play an equally integral role in jazz. As such just like our lists of the ten best sax players and ten best trump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Peter Murphy on his former Bauhaus bandmates and how he's a pain in the ass sometimes

    Peter Murphy co-founded the influential post-punk band Bauhaus in 1978 with Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. Over the course of four full-length albums, Murphy and company creating an experience of heightened reality with its music that broke from convention, not just sonically but with lyrics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on how to tell when somebody is full of sh*t

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club formed in the late '90s after Peter Hayes left the Brian Jonestown Massacre, when he and his high school friend Robert Been, son of the late Michael Been of the Call, started the band, influenced by acts like the Verve, Loop and the Jesus and Mary Chain. BRMC's self-title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe on Beck, living in Germany and Bright Channel

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Roger Daltry, Howard Jones, Boris, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dax Riggs and more this weekend

    Catch Roger Daltry at 1STBANK on Sunday​Another enticing weekend for music in the Mile High City: Dax Riggs closes out his two night stand at the Larimer Lounge, the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular illuminates the Fillmore on Friday, Cymbals Eat Guitars crash the hi-dive, Howard Jones plays his f ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    A Shoreline Dream

    Losing Them All to This Time
    Latenight Weeknight Records

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets on the band's legacy and his vivid lyrical imagery

    Photo by Jaime Butler​When Meat Puppets (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater with Bad Weather California and The Black Box Revelation) formed and released its first few records on SST in the early '80s, the Phoenix-based act challenged punk rock conformity with its eclectic blend of countrifie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Mike Marchant's Outer Space Party Unit, Le Divorce and I Know You, Rider at Larimer Lounge, 12/11/10

    Tom MurphyMike Marchant's Outer Space Party Unit​ MIKE MARCHANT'S OUTER SPACE PARTY UNIT With Le Divorce • I Know You, Rider 12.11.10 | Larimer Lounge Le Divorce has always been good, but it seems the quartet has really honed its stage craft and sound in the past few months. Shrouded in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Last Night: The Cult electrifies the Ogden Theatre - 9/25/10

    Tom MurphyThe CultTHE CULT With The Black Ryder 9/25/2010 | Ogden Theater, Denver Sydney, Australia's the Black Ryder opened the show with an impressive array of songs that seemed to overt take some overt cues from modern psychedelic rock bands like Brian Jonestown Massacre and early Verve. But Aim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Randall Frazier faced some Massive hurdles running an independent promotions firm

    ​Being in the music business is tough these days. Ask Randall Frazier, who, as reported yesterday, recently shuttered Massive Music America, a fairly successful independent promotions firm he launched in 2003. "The digital music/iPod world that we are now living in has greatly changed the music in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Fell to appear on upcoming soundtrack

    The shoegaze narcopop of Fell will be appearing on the soundtrack for The Deepest Blue, an upcoming movie from first-time writer/director Dustin Lane, slated to release in 2010. Fell member Bryan Romero reports that Lane found the band on MySpace, looking for some appropriately "sad music for a sad ... More >>

  • Music

    October 9, 2008
  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    The String Cheese Incident

    Untying the Not (Sci Fidelity Records)