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Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz at Hi-Dive in Denver (review)

Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz at Hi-Dive in Denver (review)

The Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex co-headlining bill was an excellent match-up — noisy and biting respectively — at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Thursday.



The War on Drugs at the Fox Theatre in Boulder (photos, review)

The War On Drugs

If you’re wondering whether The War On Drugs took time at the Fox Theatre in Boulder to respond to Sun Kil Moon’s most recent knock, the answer is: kind of.



Of Montreal at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Of Montreal

A seven foot tall, glittering somewhat angelic monster stands behind Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes on stage at the Bluebird Theater during “And I’ve Seen a Bloody Shadow.”



War on Drugs, Mark Kozelek fight: Here’s what happened

The War on Drugs play The Bluebird Theater on 3/26/14.

We fill you in on the long and strange feud between the band and Mark Kozelek that led to Kozelek writing the song: “War on Drugs Suck My —-.”



New Pornographers’ Carl Newman had one “soul crushing” task before making “Brill Bruisers”

New Pornographers didn't have much room for elaborate stage production at the Gothic Theatre with a set that included 26 songs and eight band members to juggle.

New Pornographers band leader Carl Newman was faced with the “soul crushing” task of pulling his successful bandmates from their successful solo projects to make their best album in a decade, “Brill Bruisers.”



Austin City Limits 2014 photos: OutKast, Eminem, the Replacements and more

Austin City Limits 2014

The first weekend of Austin City Limits 2014 brought sets from Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast, Skrillex, Beck and more to Texas.



Best Colorado shows this week: Slow Magic, Robert Plant and more

Reverb SXSW Party

Slow Magic, Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.



Temples at the Fox Theatre in Boulder (photos, review)

Temples @ The Fox 10/1/14

Temples headlined a strong lineup of psychedelic rock music at Boulder’s Fox Theatre on Wednesday night.



Ex Hex’s debut, “Rips,” brings Mary Timony back to Earth

The Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex co-headlining bill was an excellent match-up -- noisy and biting respectively -- at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Thursday.

In Ex Hex, which headlines the Hi-Dive on Oct. 9 , Mary Timony is abandoning her droning chords and alternate tunings for a throat-grabbing directness.



Temples’ James Bagshaw doesn’t want you to smoke weed during his show

Temples @ The Bluebird 4/22/14

About five months ago, Temples’ singer James Bagshaw asked his Denver audience to stop smoking weed. Now his band returns to Colorado on Oct. 1.