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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.



Psychedelics, “Visual Trips” and communicating in the mode of the rock poster

4D poster: Pablo Ferro Films, November 30, 1967. Offset lithographic poster. Courtesy of David and Sheryl Tippit. Photo by William O’Connor

The exhibit, “Visual Trips,” at the University of Denver turns psychedelic posters for the Grateful Dead, the Doors and other groups into the stuff of museums.



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.



Katy Perry to play Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show

katy Perry

Katy Perry will be providing the halftime entertainment for Super Bowl XLIX.



Halloween 2014 concert guide: The Motet, Cherub, GWAR and more in Colorado (a map)

GWAR Halloween

To help you plan Halloween 2014 early, we put together a curated list of the shows happening across Colorado on Oct. 31. You can see Cherub, the Motet, GWAR, Widespread panic and more.



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.”



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 nominations: Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Lou Reed

NIN/Soundgarden at Red Rocks

The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015.



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 —-.”



How to approach music criticism — it’s about people not publications

How to approach music criticism -- it's about people not publications

Want to get the most out of the music criticism you read? Follow the writer, not the publication.



Decadence 2014 New Year’s Eve lineup: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Disclosure and more

Decadence Night 2 @ Colorado Convention Center

Decadence 2014 lineup is out, and will bring Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Disclosure and more to the Colorado Convention Center on New Year’s Eve.