Denver native Austin Wintory says attending frequent Colorado Symphony Orchestra concerts and nerding out on video games and comic books inspired him just about equally as a kid, so Saturday's special concert "The Hero's Journey: A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con" at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Ha ... More >>
By Jermaine Charles All performers, no matter who they are or how talented they may be, had a time before they were famous when they were still coming into their own. For some, that time can be awkward or even cringe-inducing to reflect on, while for others, the progression seems more natural. Take ... More >>
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | THURS, 8/15/13 A six-year hiatus hasn't made Queens of the Stone Age forget its roots. The earnest full-length album ...Like Clockwork, released earlier this year, is a long-awaited return to the spotlight, and it proves that the band hasn't lost its flair for ' ... More >>
HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 4/21/13 If you came into the Paramount Theatre last night halfway through How to Destroy Angels' first show in Denver, don't worry: It was the same as the first half. Trent Reznor's new post-industrial-electro-goth-whatever project, expertly executed and s ... More >>
LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>
Sunday, April 21, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Country music used to have its own distinct identity, one that was tied to rich traditions of lonesome country roads, hard work, low pay and drinking. These days it's a black hole of insipidity. Following the Grammys, the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons are now reportedly making inroads on country radi ... More >>
It's almost a shame when people as talented as Epoch When (aka Alex Koutsoukos) make an album as unflinchingly introspective as GRIM because it's almost certain to not get as much attention as it deserves, which is a lot. His lyrics, which tend to be dense and challenging, are consistently interesti ... More >>
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 >>
This magical Internet machine has been up and running for a while now, transmitting music from the ether to our ears using a mix of faerie dust and marketing panache. It seems, however, that there is still a decisive split on what this new mystery machine means for the future of music. You' ... More >>
Today is the anniversary of Elvis's death in 1977, and last week, an auction of possibly the most gruesome memorabilia of all time was planned to capitalize on the King's untimely demise. The very same autopsy/embalming tools used to prep the King's final appearance, plus the toe tag identify ... More >>
In the last few days we've been assaulted with tons of freeloader stuff, from singles to album previews to full blown EPs. Needless to say, we've had a hard time keeping up with it all, which is why we've decided to just gather up a few of our favorites in one post. The above clip is from Trent Rezn ... More >>
Trent Reznor has revealed How to Destroy Angels, his first post-Nine Inch Nails project. It's a collaboration with his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, formerly the frontwoman of West Indian Girl and it was mixed by Alan Moulder, a name familiar to industrial fans. So what does it sound like?
From Bill Joel to Trent Reznor, it's a well-worn story line: a seemingly shrewd business manager attempts to hoodwink young musicians under his charge, taking advantage of their inexperience and naivety for his gain, and getting away with it before they really know any better or realize what's ha ... More >>
NIN photo by Aaron ThackerayJane's Addiction & Nine Inch NailsTuesday, May 26, 2009 Fiddler's Green AmphitheatreBetter Than: Seeing Dave Navarro hanging out with porn stars. Near the end of Nine Inch Nail's set, frontman Trent Reznor said this current outing with Jane's Addiction would be NIN's ... More >>
Tuesday, May 26, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
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I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Sunday, January 28, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.
Friday, September 29, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Wednesday, July 5, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.
Friday, May 12, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
With Our Album Year, the Meese might inherit the earth.
Ten albums that will snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long.
Thursday, December 15, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.
Trent Reznor seems a little less disturbed on his latest effort.
Louden Up Now (Touch and Go)
And All That Could Have Been (Nothing)
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (Interscope)
Oliver Stone tackles pro football on Any Given Sunday.
Fight Club dukes it out with the disaffected, nihilistic side of the American male. Yawn. Been there, done that.
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
Contrary to popular belief, there's more than one Josh Wink.
RISING STAR/NINE INCH NAILS CREATOR TRENT REZNOR IS TAKING HIS FRIENDS ALONG FOR THE RIDE.