Tool (Band)

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    October 2, 2014

    In Defense of Tribute Shows

    It's been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in the world of music no one appreciates a copycat, especially those who work for months and sometimes even years to bring something new and original into the world. Tribute shows -- that is, those with bands whose sole purpose is ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (7 Free!), September 5-7

    The big Labor Day weekend is over, but there's still big fun to be had in Denver this weekend for relatively little money. You can enjoy cultural experiences of all flavors, laugh a lot -- and eat chocolate. If these ten evens leave you hungry for more, check out the Westword calendar for a complet ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Photos: Ten most unusual "Denver" pages on Wikipedia

    There are literally hundreds of pages on Wikipedia that feature the word "Denver," and many of them include information that'll be new even to most natives -- about, for instance, the Denver Tool, the Denver Doll and Denver Spiderman, who was a murderer rather than a superhero. And that's not to men ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Six nu-metal bands you shouldn't be ashamed to like

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Fiona Apple at Boettcher Concert Hall, 10/11/13

    FIONA APPLE @ BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL | 10/11/13 With no opening act, Fiona Apple came on stage stomping as part of the percussion. It was like she wasn't even thinking about playing in front of a big crowd. And indeed, joined by Blake Mills, drummer Barbara Gruska and upright bassist Sebastian Stein ... More >>

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    August 7, 2013

    The ten best metal videos

    Music videos are the artistic representation of the band's music, a visual extension of muscle from the shoulder to the fist, jarring a deeper emotion in your brain. If music videos were never created, who knows what would've happened? Well, actually a couple things are certain: We would've been spa ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    The ten horniest metal bands

    Getting laid is one of the perks of the trade. Guys form bands with the sole goal of getting their bananas peeled. Most metal dudes are satisfied with groupies every night, but some just can't get enough of the jiggly bits and the furry monsters, so they end up singing about sex on top of that. That ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Robert Jepsen of Seris on making accessible heady metal

    Seris is a mathy metal band with a footing in technical death metal that has found a way to blend all of that into something far more accessible than either would suggest. There is a groove and fluidity underlying the band's sound that gives the heaviness a paradoxical kind of grace not heard often ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Ten great albums recorded at Sound City Studios, the focus of Sound City

    Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Five best concerts this week, September 10-14

    Guitars, you say? Oh, we've got guitars, friend. Big ones, loud ones, twangy ones, whatever your flavor, and all being played by people pushing their amps into overdrive with passion. If you feel like indulging your inner rocker this week, let's just say you will have no problem finding places of wo ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Melvins Lite

    Wednesday, September 12, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    April 11, 2012

    Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela at 1STBANK Center, with C.U.B.A. and Bobby Long, 4/10/12

    RODRIGO Y GABRIELA @ 1STBANK CENTER | 4.10.12 Although Rodrigo y Gabriela are performing with a full band on their current tour, the most memorable moments of the act's set still come when the two are playing by themselves. About half a dozen songs into their set last night, with Gabriela jumping u ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012


    Building a Rocket

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    September 7, 2011

    Ready! Set! Tackle! When fans attack! A look at the ten greatest uninvited stage guests/invaders

    You don't want that to happen to you​When a fan rushed the stage at the end of Lil Wayne's set at Comfort Dental and was subsequently tossed/tackled by security, we decided it was time to pay homage to the fans that have the balls to bum rush the stage. We don't exactly know what gets into the ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Review: A Perfect Circle at Red Rocks, 8/2/11

    Aaron ThackerayThis is more of Maynard James Keenan than we saw last night at Red Rocks​A PERFECT CIRCLE at RED ROCKS | 8/2/11It seems more than a bit paradoxical that A Perfect Circle's frontman prefers to perform in background. With Tool, his primary band, and with A Perfect Circle, Maynard ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    A Perfect Circle

    Tuesday, August 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    July 13, 2011 sets you up based on musical tastes, finds Adele fans get messaged but not laid

    Jelmer de Haas via ​Online dating, that cesspool of hilarious stories and perhaps even true love. Sure, you could scour OkCupid for witty About Me paragraphs, be completely charmed by his or her fondness for biking in the rain, and then get to the favorites section. Favorite band is T ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    David Eugene Edwards of Wovenhand on the influence of Middle Eastern music

    Mark HolthusenDavid Eugene Edwards​ Wovenhand (due at The Marquis Theater tomorrow night with Git Some) is the current musical project of David Eugene Edwards. In his early bands, Bloodflower and The Denver Gentlemen, Edwards was developing an aesthetic that some consider synonymous with all ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    November 26, 2010

    Beatles on iTunes? Big deal. There's still a number of artists missing

    ​Last week, the Beatles finally caved into to the digital model, joining other once-holdouts like Pink Floyd and Metallica on iTunes. There are two reasons why artists are still withholding their music from iTunes: They want full-album/no-single purchases, and they want more money.

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    November 9, 2010

    Meet Anxious, an MC who's anything but

    ​ Anxious doesn't come off as nervous, worried or scared. In contrast to his chosen stage name, the MC, aka Ryan Hyde, actually seems pretty confident. So much so, in fact, that he says he will battle anybody, anytime -- and win. So far, he has the record to prove it. He's won every battle he ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Beside Rick Ross and Big Boi, we're all listening to completely different stuff this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Fugazi opening its live archives: Five bands that should follow suit.

    ​Have you heard the good/great news? Legendary punk band Fugazi is opening the vaults and releasing recordings of pretty much every live show the band has ever played. As a group with a reputation for incredible live shows who doesn't do a lot of touring these days, that's great news for fans ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Wovenhand tapped to open a string of dates for Tool, including Red Rocks

    ​File under: Awesome! Wovenhand, who has been touring Europe for the last month, just got tapped to open for Tool on seven dates before heading back to Europe in July. David Eugene Edwards and company start their stint with Tool in New Orleans this Saturday, June 19 and finish on the first nig ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Tool, Limp Bizkit, American Idol Live! shows announced

    ​Nearly a year after Tool's triumphant headlining set at the Mile High Music Festival, Maynard James Keenan and company return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29. Reserved tickets are $52.50 to $69.50 and go on sale Saturday, May 1 ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Over the weekend: Puscifer at the Paramount Theatre

    Puscifer (Aaron Thackeray)​Puscifer, Uncle Scratch's Gospel's Revival Saturday, November 21, 2009 Paramount Theatre Better than: Watching old reruns of Hee Haw. It would have been hard to predict the format and content of Saturday night's Puscifer show based solely on the outfit's studio recordin ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 18, 2009

    Q&A with Maynard James Keenan of Puscifer and Tool

    "My name is Maynard James Keenan -- and I think you've got a purty mouth."​Maynard James Keenan is tough to pin down. Over the years, he's fronted a variety of different bands -- most famously Tool, but also A Perfect Circle and, currently, Puscifer, a wild and sometimes wacky ensemble that he ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Freeloader: Download Envinity's prog-metal concept album free

    ​If you like your metal complex, melodic and focused on weighty matters such as mysterious murder and supernatural occurrences, have we found something you're going to love. Local prog-metal outfit Envinity has released their new, epic concept album Moira's Lake free for your consideration. Co ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Relive the Mile High Music Fest on YouTube

    Joe Tone If you missed the Mile High Music Fest -- and I did too, thanks to a wedding that was occurring simultaneously -- or if you were there, but were just so trashed your memories are hazy, you can relive it in glorious lo-fi, shaky-cam glory on YouTube. A quick search for "Mile High Music Fes ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    May 26, 2009

    From Mile High to Monolith, breaking down Denver's summer music fests

    The Mile High Music Fest returns to Dick's with Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray. With so many music festivals to fill up your summer and drain your pocketbook, we put together a handy rundown of Denver's fests, in order of their appearance on your calendar. Which are you looking most forward to ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    New Kids on the Block, Boz Scaggs, Loretta Lynn shows announced

    A number of shows were announced this week, including New Kids on the Block (Wednesday, July 15, Fiddler's Green), Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald (Monday, July 6, Paramount Theatre), Loretta Lynn (Wednesday, June 10, Paramount Theatre) and Reggae on the Rocks featuring Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squa ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray to headline Mile High Music Festival

    Moments ago, the folks at AEG announced the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival. This year looks like it's going to be a doozy. Here are just some of the acts that you can look forward to seeing this summer on the two main stages at either end of the park or a number of smaller stages i ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    The blog shortcut, March 26 edition

    Let it snow? Let it snow? Let it snow? Today in Cafe Society: • Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg spreads the wealth. • Updated: Other stirring events, now that "Soup for the Soul" is cancelled. • Desperately seeking volunteers for the IACP conference in Denver. • Co-op grocery looking to open in Fi ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Maynard James Keenan and the bottle of the bands

    Top Chef may be over, but you can still see stars -- in person -- when Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for Tool and Puscifer, and vintner Eric Glomski, his partner in Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, host a bottle-signing from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight and again from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    From rock to Riesling: Tool frontman on a different kind of tour

    Maynard Keenan, famous for his loud lyrics with the legendary metal band Tool, is a man of varied tastes. And right now, he's singing a different tune.Co-owner of Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Keenan and partner Eric Glomski are off on a wine-bottle signing tour. At Whole Foods. You can wipe the ma ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    The blog shortcut, February 10 edition

    In case you're curious... Today in Cafe Society: • From Rock to Riesling: Tool Frontman on a Different Kind of Tour. • No Beach, But At Least Arvada Has Restaurant Blu and C-Level. • Microbrewing history gets its own photo book. Today in Backbeat Online: • Breathe Carolina Premiers New Vid ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    Live Review: Yerkish, The Skivies and New Ancient Astronauts at the Falcon

    Photo: Tom Murphy Yerkish Yerkish, The Skivies and New Ancient Astronauts Friday, July 18, 2008 The Falcon, Denver Better Than: Having to wait even longer to see The Skivies again. Though this bill wasn’t touted as a D.A.R.C. gig, that’s essentially what it was and that was fine with me. By t ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    Top Ten Ways to Motivate the Colorado Rockies

    In this June 25 blog, I expressed frustration after the Colorado Rockies lost two consecutive games to the freakin' Kansas City Royals immediately after taking just one of three games against the New York Mets at home. So imagine how I (and every other Rockies booster) felt after the Royals complete ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    Ike Turner's Lurid Life and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: In case you didn't hear, Ike Turner died last week. Here are some lurid remembrances of the hard-partying, wife-beating icon.

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    November 30, 2007

    Ben Harper and John Butler Release CDs Cut at Twist & Shout

    Since opening in October 2006, Twist & Shout's Lowenstein Center HQ, at 2508 East Colfax, has earned loads of praise from locals like us. Now, folks well beyond the metro area will begin to learn the store's name thanks to a pair of high-profile releases recorded live in Twist's terrific performance ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007

    Trans Am

    Thursday, November 22, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    September 26, 2007

    Q&A With Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat

    Steve Bays, Hot Hot Heat’s frontman, had a lot more to say than we could squeeze into Westword’s September 27 profile, as demonstrated by the attached Q&A. At interview time (on September 12, the day after HHH’s latest CD, Happiness Ltd., was released), the band was heading north to Los Angel ... More >>

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    October 9, 2003


    8 O'Clock Fix (Self-Released)

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    August 23, 2001

    Season to Risk

    Shattering (Owned & Operated)

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