Riot Fest has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it features Slayer, The Cure, Wu Tang Clan, Die Antwoord and more. The festival will make its second appearance in Denver (well, technically Byers, where the host May Farms is located) from September 19 to 21. A limited number of early bird tickets a ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
I think we can all agree that battle of the bands are often tedious. With some notable exceptions, obviously, generally what you get treated to is a parade of mediocre acts that test the thresholds of your tolerance. This one, however, that the Lefthand Brewing Company is hosting next month in Longm ... More >>
Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Blag Flag, Fugazi, Descendents, Sunny Day Real Estate and the Misfits? On the same bill on the same night? Uh, no. Not in this lifetime, even if you've got Warren Buffet money and you're on some Looper shit. Sorry. But, alas, here's the next best thing, Denver, some of your town's finest musicians p ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>
On March 13, Say Anything, the indie rock band that came of age in the 2000s, released its sixth album, Anarchy, My Dear. The band soon launched its tour, which will hit the Mile High City this Friday, March 30, at the Summit Music Hall. In advance of the show, we spoke with frontman Max Bemis about ... 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 >>
We have to hand it to a band that makes us physically LOL. A searing vision of George Costanza running out of the bathroom, pants around his ankles and screaming "Vandelay Industries!" was one of the funnier scenes to resonate from the Seinfeld series -- and tonight at the Larimer Lounge, a b ... More >>
Why should you get out of Denver and head for the hills this weekend? Let me count the ways.
Grinderman, which features Nick Cave and three members of the Bad Seeds, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and landed in the top five at Twist & Shout with Grinderman 2, released last week on Anti. The Black Angels' Phosphene Dream, meanwhile, which also came out last week on the B ... More >>
Little did the guys from the Knew know when they picked up a trio of pinatas on Federal this past Friday for their show at the Mile High Music Festival this past weekend that they'd be such a hit. In anticipation of their early afternoon set on the Bison Stage, the boys stuffed their pinata b ... More >>
All right, so if for some reason, you're crabby about the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival -- which, you know what, say what you will about DMB and Jack Johnson; love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny there's some serious gems on the undercard (um, hello, Weezer? Phoenix? My M ... More >>
There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are worth checking out? Glad you ... More >>
Got your tickets to Mile High Music Festival yet? No? It's a month away -- what are you waiting for? Ah, you have to work on Sunday, and you can't afford a two-day pass? Good thing you waited. Starting today at 10 a.m., you can purchase single day advance tickets for $99.50 (or pick up sing ... More >>
As you may or may not be aware there is an entire scene of people demaking popular songs into 8-bit blips and bloops. While chiptunes, in general, have always attracted the most circuit-minded of musicians, the demakes themselves are a genre all their own. As the Tron clip above demonstrates, they ... More >>
Okay, whoever speculated that Dave Matthews Band and the Samples were going to be a part of this year's Mile High Music Festival: Sorry we doubted you. You were right, evidently. So was the guy who said Jack Johnson, as well as the person who pointed us in the direction of the erroneous lin ... More >>
As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!
On Sunday night we had the chance to watch the Colorado Avalanche get pummeled by the visiting New York Rangers. While we should have been paying more attention to the game, we couldn't help our ears being caught in familiar sounds. The music selections -- and there were many -- were just awful. Co ... More >>
Brooklyn's the Antlers grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with Hospice, while Lyle Lovett's latest effort, Natural Forces, came in at number two for the week ending January 3. Lhasa's self-titled album, Neko Case's Middle Cyclone and Otis Taylor's Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs rounded ou ... More >>
Doom metal group Shrinebuilder, which features Scott "Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus, the Obsessed), Al Cisnersos (Om, Sleep), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Dale Crover (Melvins), grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with its self-titled debut for the week ending November 22. Slayer's World Painted Blood and ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
Big ElfProgressive Nation Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Big Elf, Scale the Summit August 25, 2009 Buell Theater Better than: Reliving high school memories by flipping through a yearbook. Let me admit to a strong bias up front: I spent at least three of my teenage years with a diet almost excl ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
AOL's music blog, Spinner.com, posted a list late last week titled "Revenge of the Rock Nerds: The 10 Biggest Geeks in Music." Between such dorky songsmiths as Talking Heads' David Byrne (#10) and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (#1) lies former Dead Kennedys frontman and longtime Bay Area fixture Jello Bi ... More >>
Thursday, July 2, The Church, 303-832-8628.
As previously reported, the recently reunited Blink-182 is hitting the road again for the first time in five years and is making a stop at Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 6 with Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French. While reserved tickets, which go on sale Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m., ... More >>
Tuesday, November 4, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
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.
Thursday, September 20, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Westword's July 5 profile of Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key only scrapes the surface of the wide-ranging interview that forms the backbone of the article. Key has a lot to say, as you can see below. Among the major topics: Speculation that Paper Walls, the latest Yellowcard CD, was rushed into stores ... More >>
Tunes that take us back to those lazy, hazy days.
Friday, April 20, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
What you need to know to be in the know.
We Are Scientists turns sarcasm into a science.
Tuesday, August 8, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Is Denver's most high-profile band in over its head?
Ten albums that will snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long.
Commit This to Memory (Epitaph)
El Diablo's ep (Lawnmower Records)
Probot (Southern Lord)
Andrew W.K. is oozing with gratitude. Watch out -- you might get it on your clothes.
Rilo Kiley tiptoed toward success while you weren't looking.