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Denver holiday concerts: Five best rock shows to celebrate the season

Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats @ Hi-Dive

Sick of “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol”? Think Trans-Siberian Orchestra is too expensive and kind of lame? Here five holiday concerts to see in Denver this season that are actually cool.



J. Mascis at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, night two (photos, review)

J. Mascis@ Larimer Lounge, 11/22/14

Armed with only a couple of guitars, a pedal board, a microphone and an amplifier, J. Mascis all but blew the roof off the Larimer Lounge in Denver.



J. Mascis at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, night one (photos)

J. Mascis@ Larimer Lounge, 11/21/14

Denver music fans had the chance to see a different, quieter side of J. Mascis at the Larimer Lounge this weekend.



Nathaniel Rateliff to release EP + full length with the Night Sweats, tour with Gregory Alan Isakov

Denver singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is poised for a busy 2015. (Provided by Sacks and Co.)

Nathaniel Rateliff to release EP + full length with the Night Sweats



TV on the Radio “Seeds” review: This will make you miss the band’s heyday

“Seeds” is so wonderfully close to the best TV on the Radio can do, its bound to make fans miss the heyday.

“Seeds” is so wonderfully close to the best TV on the Radio can do, it’s bound to make fans miss the heyday.



Ariel Pink “pom pom” review: weird, wonderful and divisive

Ariel Pink's wonderfully weird "pom pom" is dumb, clever, grating and catchy all at the same time. Expect it to bookend this year's best and worst of lists.

Ariel Pink’s wonderfully weird “pom pom” is dumb, clever, grating and catchy all at the same time. Expect it to bookend this year’s best and worst of lists.



The Wytches aren’t as dark as you think, but they’re still weird

CMJ 2014 - Album 2

It’s been less than three months since the Wytches released its debut album, three years since the band formed and on Nov. 14 it will play its first headlining show in Denver at the Hi-Dive. But even in the band’s infancy, it’s already feeling misunderstood.



Bleachers at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Bleachers @ The Bluebird Theater

On a night of record-breaking temperatures in Denver, Bleachers faced an uphill battle to warm up the freezing Bluebird Theater.



The Elliott Smith you might not know

In his new movie, "Heaven Adores You," Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith's life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter's darker final years. What he reveals of Smith's unsung days might be a surprise to fans.

In his new movie, “Heaven Adores You,” Nickolas Rossi explores Elliott Smith’s life as a whole, rather than focusing in on the beloved songwriter’s darker final years. What he reveals of Smith’s unsung days might be a surprise to fans.



Murder City Devils at the Gothic Theatre (photos, review)

The Murder City Devils

Spencer Moody, iconic frontman for The Murder City Devils, wasted no time getting into character Monday night at the Gothic Theatre.