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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    New Zealander Thom Powers on what's it like to lead the Naked and Famous in Los Angeles

    The Naked and Famous was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008 by Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith when the two were students at the Music and Audio Institute. Taking its name from Tricky's "Tricky Kid," the Naked and Famous isn't exactly what you'd call trip-hop. Rooted in alt rock, the Naked and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Eric Phipps of Wampire on why a live band is more exciting than a guy on stage with a laptop

    Wampire is a five-piece whose music doesn't seem fixed to a particular musical period, especially the current era. If anything, the band's gently swirling, swaying melodies are buoyed almost imperceptibly by a distinct if informal structure that keeps the music from wandering completely where it wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    10. CLUTCH @ BLACK SHEEP | MON, 3/18/13 Clutch has dodged being saddled with a label, primarily because of the illusion of reinvention it's projected with each album. But the truth is that it's just an illusion. Clutch is set in its ways, yet all of its music sounds like bold experimentation -- even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Jonathan Rado of Foxygen on field recordings and what he learned from listening to Brian Eno

    Jonathan Rado and Sam France met as teenagers and formed Foxygen in 2005. After releasing a handful of EPs on its own, the band, which plays a cross breed of collage sound art and psychedelic pop that recalls "White Album"-era Beatles and Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd, signed with Jagjaguwar, wh ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Monday, March 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Girls at the Gothic Theatre on March 16

    Ah, yes, girls, we love them. Who doesn't, right? Mötley Crüe wrote an entire song about them. Actually, so did Jay-Z, come to think of it. But we digress. Where were we again? Oh, right, girls, we love them. So you can only imagine the overwhelming sense of joy we experienced just now when we hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Big Boi and MiM0SA added to Snowball 2012 with TV on the Radio, Bassnectar and Rusko

    Update (12/2/11): The Head and the Heart and BoomBox named as additional headliners this morning. If you haven't been keeping track, the lineup for this year's Snowball Music Festival is pretty impressive so far. Moments ago, organizers made the Big announcement we alluded to earlier this week when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Gauntlet Hair releases new song, playing CMJ

    ​Lafayette-based duo Gauntlet Hair, who was picked up by Dead Oceans over the summer, is set to release its self debut on the imprint on October 18. Already receiving high praise from a number of music blogs around the country for "Top Bunk," the first single from the album, Gauntlet Hair just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Tonight: Smith Westerns at the Larimer

    ​Chicago's Smith Westerns have no doubt been thrown under the worn out labels of beachy and reverb-heavy -- but past a surface listen, the band goes deeper than many of it's lo-fi contemporaries. Reminiscent of T. Rex and Donovan, the music of Smith Westerns has a charming sexiness in their vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Cullen Omori of Smith Westerns on Chicago and the band's evolving sound

    Jaein LeeSmith Westerns​ Yeah, the guys in Smith Westerns (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) are young, and their attitude on stage and in interviews seems to be filled to the brim with youthful exuberance with a touch of bravado. But none of that would matter if this Chicago band didn't write f ... More >>

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