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Best Denver area shows this week: Run the Jewels, Wiredogs, King Tuff and more

Run the Jewels @ the Gothic Theatre

Run the Jewels, Wiredogs, King Tuff and more make our picks of the best Denver-area shows this week.



SPELLS will make you laugh, but the Denver punk band isn’t a joke

Denver punk band Spells might have songs about fake dance crazes and be fronted by comedian Ben Roy, but it's far from a joke, having made it onto the official South by Southwest lineup this year. Photo provided by Crystal Allen.

Denver punk band Spells might have songs about fake dance crazes and be fronted by comedian Ben Roy, but it’s far from a joke, having made it onto the official South by Southwest lineup this year.



Sleater-Kinney, “No Cities To Love” review: Don’t call it a reunion

“No Cities To Love,” Sleater-Kinney's first album since going on hiatus in 2006, sounds as fresh as is does familiar.

“No Cities To Love,” Sleater-Kinney’s first album since going on hiatus in 2006, sounds as fresh as is does familiar.



Belle and Sebastian, “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” review: Bold, misguided aspirations

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.



Decemberists, Spoon to co-headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre

The Decemberists

With their new album, “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World,” out today, the Decemberists have added a few dates to their 2015 tour, including one special stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.



Guster at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Guster @ The Ogden Theater

As Saturday turned to early Sunday morning at the Ogden Theatre this weekend, Guster had run out of songs. The guitars had been unplugged, the house lights turned on, the house music played, but the crowd stayed.



Best Denver shows this week: Cold War Kids, Plum, Instant Empire and more

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Cold War Kids, Plum, Instant Empire and more make our picks of the best Denver shows this week.



Treefort 2015 lineup: Nathaniel Rateliff, Rose Quartz and more Denver acts head to Boise

Nathaniel Rateliff @ The Ogden Theater

If you find yourself shuffling around Denver on March 25-29 trying to figure out where all of the local shows are and where all your friends are at, the answer might be Boise, Idaho. That’s the week of Treefort Music Festival, an event inspired by our own Underground Music Showcase. And like The UMS, Treefort also has a penchant for Denver music. With the second Treefort 2015 lineup out this morning, a total of seven Colorado bands are already on the list of acts playing […]



Watch Ben Gibbard cover Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me”

The Postal Service

On Saturday during a show at Seattle’s Neptune, Ben Gibbard performed a tender piano rendition of Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me.”



The Lumineers, String Cheese Incident at Hickenlooper’s inauguration concert at the Ogden (photos, review)

Colorado Up

With a lineup including the Lumineers and String Cheese Incident, surprise appearances and even a banjo performance of his own, Gov. John Hickenlooper celebrated his inauguration in true rock fashion at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Tuesday.