The Wheel (Band)

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    September 12, 2014

    Meet Denver Supergroup Miss America By Wheary

    For Joseph Pope III, who's played in a number of local acts like Born in the Flood, the Wheel, Fairchildren and is now the front man of Miss America by Wheary, songwriting is like falling in love. "It's like you're in this honeymoon period, and you're just so infatuated and that's all you think ab ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    The best shows in Denver this weekend

    FRI & SAT | THE LUMINEERS at RED ROCKS | 9/13-9/14 Last summer the Lumineers played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for Cake. And that was just a few months after playing the Bluebird Theater for the first time. What a difference a year makes. Thanks to the inescapable single "Ho Hey," the ban ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    December 23, 2012

    Born in the Flood at the Gothic, 12/21/12

    BORN IN THE FLOOD @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 12/21/12 It seemed like members from about half the bands Denver were on hand for Born in the Flood's reunion show with Nathan & Stephen and In the Whale at the Gothic. Sure, it's not uncommon to see bands supporting other bands, but this felt like a high schoo ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The five best concerts this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend! The fact that you're reading this right now means that we either all survived the end of the world, or we all misunderstood the Mayans and miscalculated the date of our supposed demise. Whatever the case, we're here, and it's the weekend -- and it's a holiday weekend at that. ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    The five best concerts this week: 12/17-12/21

    With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird, with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acou ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    July 11, 2012

    Famed Mastodon cover artist Paul Romano at Marion Street Tattoo this Saturday night

    See Also: - Emily Francis brings together art and music at Marion Street Tattoo Gallery - Emily Francis Prepares for Takeoff Fans of art and metal, take note: Famed artist Paul Romano, best known for his illustration and design work on albums by Mastodon, Chiodos, Earth Crisis and Trivium, among c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Dispatch, Theivery Corporation, Chatuaqua and Arvada Center summer lineups announced

    Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Otis Taylor, Nathaniel Rateliff, Leftover Salmon, Hopsin and more on tap this weekend

    It's another big weekend for music on the Front Range. Tonight, Otis Taylor kicks off his Trance Blues Festival, which runs from this evening through Sunday and is spread across a variety of venues in Boulder. Elsewhere, Nathaniel Rateliff's hosting his annual holiday soiree at the Gothic with stack ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011
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    November 7, 2011

    Download John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light's just posted Daytrotter session

    Johnnie Cluney​This past Friday, posted the session John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light recorded at their studios in Rock Island, Illinois over the summer while the band was in the midst of its Midwest tour. If you're not already a member of Daytrotter, it's totally worth s ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Bare Bones

    Bare Bones

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    August 23, 2010

    The Chain Gang of 1974, Rexway, Wire Faces, Dressy Bessy spun on local radio this week. See what other acts got spins.

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff gives the Bluebird something to talk about

    Jon Solomon​ Nathaniel Rateliff • The Tallest Man on Earth 05.19.10 | Bluebird Theater "Shut up!" demanded one rather surly fellow somewhere in the balcony. In a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease, the indignant exhortation came during the opening strains of "When You' ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010
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    May 4, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff's CD is in stores nationwide today, but he's here in Denver

    May 4, 2010: As good a day as any to say that Nathaniel Rateliff has made it. His sparse and powerful In Memory of Loss has been available digitally for a week, but today it appeared in physical form in record stores across the country. Rateliff grew up in Missouri, but as a musician he grew up he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Hello, world: Meet Nathaniel Rateliff

    Nathaniel Rateliff certainly needs no introduction in Denver. Prior to being championed by Brooklyn Vegan and attracting the attention of Vanity Fair, Rateliff generated reams of praise here as the frontman of Born in the Flood, an act many predicted would fill arenas by decade's end.

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    March 18, 2010

    SXSW 2010: Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and Nathaniel Rateliff

    Nathaniel Rateliff | Ale House | 9 p.m. Clinging to the Trees | Mohawk | 8:20 p.m. Nathaniel Rateliff was clearly being glib last night when he asked "Is that why you're being so quiet, because you know me?" after getting a roar of approval when he announced that he was Denver. But you can hardl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff's Rounder debut set for late April

    Finally! On the last Tuesday in April, the rest of the country will finally get a chance to hear the extraordinary songs and expressive vocals of Nathaniel Rateliff, when the celebrated local songwriter's Rounder Records debut, In Memory of Loss, hits stores on Tuesday, April 27. ​ Rateliff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    SXSW10: One day, two great Colorado day parties!

    The South By Southwest countdown begins. Yes, we know it's still two months away. Regardless, we're started to get geeked. And it looks like Colorado music is once again going to be well represented with not one but two parties showcasing the most desirable of our exports. Habana Calle 6 UPDATE: A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Over the weekend: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel Variety Show

    Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel Variety ShowSaturday, December 12, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: The V Ultimate Variety show featuring Wally Eastwood. An estimated 48 musicians took part in the third annual Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel variety show on Saturday night. All of them played br ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel's Daytrotter session posted

    ​Oh happy day! The bitter December chill that has frosted us to our very core this afternoon has been warmed by word that Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel's Daytrotter session, which was recorded during a trip the band took back east this past fall for CMJ, has finally seen the light of day. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    The Weekend Showdown: Houses heads our list of the best shows in town.

    Photo by Sarah Myers​ 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 ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel inks deal with Rounder Records

    Tim Griffin (via Brooklyn Vegan)​Evidently, Nathaniel Rateliff's trip to the Big Apple for CMJ has proven to be very fruitful. According to Brooklyn Vegan, who covered the show, Rateliff wowed the crowd last night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The showing should give Rateliff and his Wheel ba ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Checking in with Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man at CMJ

    From the sounds of it, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel isn't the only Denver outfit wowing folks in New York. We just received the link to this clip of Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man's performance last night at the Alphabet Lounge. Evidently, McTurnan really digs Gotham, likens it t ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Born in the Flood announces a mountain mini-tour

    Good news, Born in the Flood/The Wheel fans: The boys have just announced their first shows, and they're coming up soon. The first of five dates (four Flood, one Wheel) comes just before the end of this month, at the hi-dive, and the rest follow in various charming mountain locales. These dates repr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    James Han's Solo Sortie

    If you get out to see live music in Denver, chances are that you've seen James Han perform. The soft-spoken, unassuming keyboardist regularly provides the tinkling shimmer of piano and the haunting murmur of organ for Bela Karoli, the Wheel and Recess, and occasionally appears with other acts as w ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Dead Days

    Every year, I hear people talk about the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day as a dull and lifeless time for live music. If you went to college, you'll remember that they sometimes called the study period just before finals "dead days" because nothing would be happening on campus. People ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Pimpin' in Portland

    I recently spotted a rare MySpace bulletin from Nathaniel Rateliff, aka the Wheel, about a show he was doing in Portland. Now, I know Nate doesn't exactly need my help to draw a crowd, but I'm such a strong supporter of his work that I wanted to pimp him a little bit. Additionally, some of my favori ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Making Music Matter

    There’s a lot of talk – especially in this column – about how supportive and caring the Denver music scene is. Every time you turn around, there’s a benefit show to help some musician pay his medical bills, move out of state, or fund his honeymoon. It’s not unlike the rent parties of the 1 ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 2

    Tokyo Police Club started a solid run on the main stage. (Photo by Chad Fahnestock). And it's gone. Just like that, the gale-force winds of indie rock have come and gone, whipping Red Rocks into a frenzy all day Saturday and Sunday. Missed it? Can't remember it? Read our Day 1 Monolith Live Blog ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Hands On Experience

    My daughter looks nothing like me. When I look in the mirror, I see the Jewish-Italian pan-European mongrel that I am. Her mother – with her olive skin and thick black hair – looks vaguely Latina, or like she was born somewhere overlooking the Mediterranean. But our three-year-old daughter looks ... More >>

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    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Nathaniel Rateliff, the Hollyfelds, Astra Moveo, Red Orange Yellow and Horse @ Westword Music Showcase

    Westword Music Showcase Sutra Room, Bar Standard and 1144 Saturday, June 14, 2008 Better Than: Spending the day at the Highland Street Fair. It's just before 3 p.m. when I walk into Sutra completely unmolested. No one seems to be watching the door, taking tickets or checking ID’s. I survey the ro ... More >>

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    June 9, 2008

    MP3 Freeloader, Music Showcase Edition: The Wheel

    NATHANIEL RATELIFF (THE WHEEL) NOMINATED IN FOLK/ACOUSTIC Performing 2:45-3:15 at SUTRA Personnel: Nathaniel Rateliff Discography: Desire and Dissolving Men (2008) Download "Just For Me, But I Thought of You" or stream the entire track after the jump.

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    June 4, 2008

    Westword Music Showcase Lineup and Schedule Revealed

    You know when your mom sometimes goes on and on about how handsome you are, or how talented you are and whatnot, and you're all like, "Ah, ma', you're supposed to say that crap. You're my mom"? Keep that sentiment in mind right now as we tell you just how wicked cool our kid is. The lineup is for th ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Nathaniel Rateliff in Billboard Later This Week

    Fancy us: We caught a few songs from one of the best unsigned singer-songwriters in the country (that's a designation bestowed by Billboard, in an issue that hits stands later this week, BTW -- not that we disagree) at the Meadowlark this past Friday night. Sucking down a few cold ones on the Lark's ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    March 27, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Sharing the Wealth

    An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.

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    November 19, 2007

    Weekend Hearsay

    Some quick newsy and observational items culled from a weekend out on the town: Friday night, dbiddle turned in another beautifully shambolic performance at the hi-dive. Even minus the Dia de los Muertos-esque face paint the group sported a few weeks back on the same stage (see clip above filmed by ... More >>

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    October 8, 2007

    This Weekend: The Wheel, Gregory Alan Isakov, Porlolo and Bela Karoli @ hi-dive

    The Wheel, Gregory Alan Isakov, Porlolo and Bela Karoli Bela Karoli CD Release Party October 6, 2007 hi-dive Denver’s singer-songwriter scene currently enjoys more support and recognition than it has seen in many years, and Saturday night’s Bela Karoli CD release party was further proof. A sol ... More >>

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    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Sutra Room - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 The Sutra Room Better than: Endless margaritas on the beach. What a long, fucking amazing day it was at the Westword Music Showcase this past Saturday. Despite the outrageous amount of music that was spilling out of Golden Triangle, I ... More >>

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    June 18, 2007

    Showcase by the Snippet

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 There are several ways to approach a festival such as June 16's Westword Music Showcase. Wrist-banders can check out a handful of their favorites or several groups they haven't had a chance to catch yet and spend the rest of their time exploring the rewarding world of mass ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Westword Music Showcase 2007

    Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Westword Music Showcase! This year’s Showcase, set for Saturday, June 16, in the Golden Triangle, is bigger and better than ever (yes, I know we say that every year, but it happens to be true). For starters, the all-ages Outdoor Stage has moved two blocks t ... More >>