It would be easy to dismiss a show like this as something aging fans of '90s alternative rock take their kids to. But Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden still have plenty of intellect and challenging music. And opener Oneohtrix Point Never, an experimental electronic and ambient artist, likely challeng ... More >>
Trent Reznor and pals will play betwixt the monoliths in Morrison in July with grunge hero Soundgarden. Red Rocks's summer calendar continues to fill out -- Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and Blues Traveler also announced shows there this week. The rest of the concert calendar updates follow.
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.
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor. Welcome to a new Latest Word feature: The Westword.com Best of the Blogs. As the latest edition of Westword is hitting the streets and the web, we wanted to provide an easy way for you to catch up with the top bloggery from the past week. And here it is. At Backbeat ... More >>
Photo: Aaron Thackeray Deerhunter. Nine Inch Nails/Deerhunter Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better Than: The last time I saw NIN, when I was in the nosebleeds at the Pepsi Center and could barely hear. I arrived at Red Rocks last night under threatening skies (would any other ... More >>
Photos by Chris Velarde Wolf Eyes and Aenka Tuesday, June 25, 2008 Hi-Dive Better Than: Soft-rock Wolf Eyes are hard to describe without superlatives. They’re one of the loudest, heaviest, most intense onstage and most approachable offstage bands out there. Phrases like “from the primordial oo ... More >>
In a recent Playlist review, I complained about the frequency with which music-scene observers equated the Nine Inch Nails set Ghosts I-IV with Radiohead's In Rainbows during discussions about major artists releasing material for free or at radically reduced rates online -- my point being that Ghost ... More >>
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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)
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.