For some dumb reason, everyone wants to be in a rock band. Probably because it's a good way to avoid gazing into the inescapable black hole of painful loneliness. That and rock & roll kicks ass, and gets you chicks or dudes or money or something. The problem with rock music (aside from the talentle ... More >>
Before Yoko Ono even met John Lennon, she was an active and influential figure in international avant-garde art and music. In the 1950s, she went to school at Sarah Lawrence College, during which time she rubbed shoulders with the likes of La Monte Young. Her mentor was the godfather of minimalism, ... More >>
Chris Brokaw has had a career in underground music that sounds like it can't possibly be true: He went to Oberlin College in the '80s, where he met Sooyoung Park, Liz Phair, John McEntire and Stephen Immerwahr. After graduation he played drums briefly with GG Allin, and from there he more or less he ... More >>
THURSTON MOORE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 6/29/12 Thurston Moore came on stage joined by the members of Hush Arbors, one of the opening acts, and violin player Samara Lubelski. On the mike, Moore joked, "We just flew in from Boulder," to which some wag in the audience said, "You sure did," eliciting a lau ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Tonight at Red Rocks, the Avett Brothers kick off a two-night stand with City and Colour opening tonight and DeVotchKa opening tomorrow night. Also tonight, Thurston Moore visits the Larimer Lounge with his new quartet Chelsea Light Moving. Cory Branan at the Lions Lair, Eric ... More >>
Friday, June 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>
A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will b ... More >>
There's nothing we like more than seeing previously unavailable albums magically reappear on the internet. It's like finding a box of forgotten old childhood pictures. Fell's records have been a bit difficult to find due to the fact that the band's label, Camera Obscura Records, based in Aust ... More >>
This week, Nickelodeon has been running some of its favorite shows of the '90s, finally tapping into what the Internet has been saying all along: People like old television programming. And, as Netflix continues to make its customers increasingly irate with price increases (information releas ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, Portishead hits the 1STBANK Center, Bring Me the Horizon comes to the Fillmore, and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is due at the Bluebird. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Veronica and Andy Hackbarth got some spins. Meanwhile ... More >>
There is no way to stretch the word "poet" to fit into something I am even remotely interested in, but when you find yourself in the position to take a poetry/writing workshop from Thurston Moore, you're willing to break out of your cage a little. When Moore took on the task of teaching a wo ... More >>
It's time to spend that Valentine' Day cash you got from grandma, and what better way to do it than to buy something that'll make you feel less lonely? Thankfully, there is plenty to be happy about this week, with new releases that will make you nostalgic, cause you to cry and more. If you're ... More >>
Jon SolomonEarlier this year Thurston Moore made a bit of, ahem, noise when he gave a dissertation on white noise to children between the ages of eight and twelve-years-old in New York City. It looks like he's now moving on to students a little older for his next round of teaching. Next summe ... More >>
Jon Solomon SONIC YOUTH With Caldera Lakes 10.04.10 | Ogden Theatre The thing about seeing Sonic Youth is, no matter what else is going on in the venue, the city or even the world at that very moment, there is no question the show will be staggeringly beautiful. It won't be flashy or dramat ... More >>
Update: The answers are as follows. If you think you won, check your email right now. Thanks for playing, let's do it again sometime.
In case you haven't gotten your quotient of feel-like-shit yet today, check out I Need That Record! website, a documentary about the death of independent record stores. For a limited time, you can stream the doc for free in its entirety on Pitchfork or you can purchase it directly for eleven buck ... More >>
David Shankbone This weekend in New York City, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is evidently slated to give a lecture to kids between the ages of eight and twelve titled "A Dissertation on White Noise." This news got us to thinking: What other musicians would we like to see teaching our childre ... More >>
For a project that initially began as a home recording project, Fell, led by Josh Wambeke, has sure turned a lot of heads, from Camera Obscura label head Tony Daley, who stepped up to release the act's music virtually sight unseen, to the producers of the indie film The Purest Blue, who utilize t ... More >>
Saturday, September 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Jon SolomonSonic Youth Friday, July 31, 2009Ogden TheatreThree songs into Sonic Youth's muscular set, Kim Gordon sang, "I want you to levitate me/Don't you love me yet?" during "Sacred Trixter." Although her feet might have still been on the ground, those first three songs, which also included th ... More >>
Photo by Jon SolomonThurston Moore of Sonic Youth. The weekend is over, but the memories linger. Check out our reviews of the still-loud-but-no-longer-so-youthful Sonic Youth at the Ogden Theatre, as well as Akron/Family at the Bluebird -- and read a Q&A with A/F's Dana Janssen here. There's ... More >>
Sonic Youth guitarists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo have a strong affinity for their Fender Jazzmasters. which they say have defined the Sonic Youth sound for more than two decades. According to Fender's press release, the guitarists have always modified their Jazzmasters by removing any extraneou ... More >>
Monday, June 22, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
While we'll be posting some pictures and a write up of our own shortly from Tom Murphy, who accompanied the Fluid and the Overcasters to the East Coast for a pair of dates this past weekend, Brooklyn Vegan posted a bunch of a great pics from the show. Unsurprisingly, both bands evidently kicked ass ... More >>
Jemina Pearl Abegg may be the lead singer of Be Your Own Pet, a Nashville combo profiled in Westword’s May 8 edition, but she’s hardly rejected her family in favor of punk-rock mayhem. Far from it: The following conversation took place while she was riding in a car piloted by her father, photogr ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Timeless tunes, a pirate shirt and a large cougar on the prowl are just a few of the highlights of this New York Dolls show review.
Here’s a sample of the week’s best music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: Okay, you can go to your gig, but be home by 9:30, it’s a school night: A fantastic piece on Care Bears on Fire, a pre-pubescent punk trio. Satan, self-mutilation, porn stars, a mind-bogglingly sel ... More >>
Sunday, October 7, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Medium Freaky (Super Secret Records)
Life Story/Pink Mist EP (Self-released)
Youth and success are relative to Thurston Moore.
Tuesday, August 16, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Sunday, April 24, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
Monday, March 21, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Sonic Nurse (Geffen)
The Garbageman and the Prostitute (GSL)
Saxophonist Wally Shoup blasts new life into free jazz.
Murray Street (Geffen)
The ultimate indie band embraces the past, the present and the future.
Two Dollar Guitar's Tim Foljahn wants to bring you down.