Hot Chip at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)
London-based indie electro-pop group Hot Chip played a sold out Ogden Theatre on May 28, making for another summer dance party on Colfax. The band was formed in the same early 2000s wave of indie dance that spawned Chromeo and LCD Soundsystem, and after more than a decade of touring, they’ve clearly had time to refine their show.
Nadalands might be Fort Collins’ best-kept musical secret
Add John Lindenbaum to the list of Colorado songwriters whose new output threatens to torpedo his under-the-radar status. The 38-year-old, who previously fronted Bay Area act Rust Belt Music and still plays in the stripped-down duo Lonelyhearts, has lately focused on Nadalands — a solo project that has grown over the past year with bassist Matt Schild (The Morning Clouds) and drummer Benjamin Buttice (Sour Boy, Bitter Girl).
Temples at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)
California nuggets-era psych/garage sound has a prominent revivalist champion in Temples. The english rockers pushed the Bluebird Theater sound system to its unnatural limits on Wednesday with some reverb, some jingle jangle, but mostly sweeping melodic vocals over heavy, moving, often distorted chord progressions.
The Decemberists, Spoon at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)
By Matt Miller and Ricardo Baca There’s a reason Red Rocks tickets clearly state “rain or shine.” Because even during a sudden lightning-highlighted monsoon, taking refuge in your car is only a strong suggestion.
Run The Jewels announces “Blade Runner”-themed tour with two Denver shows
Is Killer Mike a replicant? Has El-P ever retired a human by mistake? These are the questions we hope will be answered when Run The Jewels' "Blade Runner"-themed tour stops in Denver in October.
Deer Tick plays a surprise Hi-Dive set for Denver author’s book release
"We're almost Deer Tick," said the band's frontman and singer John McCauley after he and his bandmates had played a few songs into its mostly-surprise set at the Hi-Dive on Friday.
Deer Tick: On the page (and in town) for Denver writer’s new book
There’s the one about the lead singer dressing up in a chicken suit but never acknowledging it from the stage. The one about the drummer downing 16 shots of Kahlua in two gulps.
Bette Midler at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)
Bette Midler starts out her Pepsi Center show pleading old age. She makes fun of her own perseverance (“I’m like vodka,” she jokes, “ageless, odorless and tasteless”) and of all the gray hair in her audience (“I don’t know if I should sing to you,” she rants, “or talk to you about the advantages of a reverse mortgage”).
Download The Blue Rider’s “Year of the Horse”, only in Steal This Track
The Denver psychedelic surf-rock band The Blue Rider describes its music as "a little something to make you shake all over." And boy howdy, it does just that.
Hiatus Kaiyote at the Fox Theatre in Boulder (review)
Before Hiatus Kaiyote’s “future soul” set began Thursday at the Fox Theatre, singer/guitarist Nai Palm announced that, technically, it was already her birthday according to the time in the band’s native Australia.
Twin Peaks at the Hi-Dive in Denver (photos, review)
“I knew the stage would bring me out of my weed coma,” said Twin Peaks' Cadien Lake James between bouts of psychotic head spinning and flying hair on stage at the Hi-Dive on Thursday.
R. Ring’s Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery circle back to musical basics
Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery both have successful, time-consuming projects on their plates, whether it's Deal's main gig in Dayton, Ohio-based indie icons the Breeders (with sister Kim, formerly of the Pixies) or Montgomery's band Ampline and his Cincinnati-based recording studio Candyland.
If we booked Film on the Rocks part two: The Legend Continues
In a world where Denver Film Society picks combinations of movies and bands to play at Red Rocks, there is one music website that wants to get in on the fun too.
Dan Deacon at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)
This is the time of year when Coloradans can feel summer and all its outdoor, sun-kissed fun on the horizon. But it’s a bittersweet sixth sense for grown-ups who have long since said goodbye to such follies as slumber parties and sprinkler fights.
Thee Oh Sees at the Gothic Theatre (photos, review)
Denver got hit by a heavyweight version of Thee Oh Sees on Tuesday. John Dwyer’s latest touring lineup employs two drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon, who pummeled their kits in perfect unison throughout the band’s 90-minute set at The Gothic Theatre.
WATCH: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club premieres video, launches North American tour for new album
Today marks the release of the latest album from Denver gothic-country legends Slim Cessna's Auto Club, the obliquely titled "An Introduction for Young and Old Europe," so we thought we'd celebrate by premiering some footage from the accompanying live DVD.
All Time Low at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos)
"Hold on tight, this ride is a wild one," All Time Low vocalist Alex Gaskarth sang half way through the band's set on Saturday night at the Fillmore Auditorium.
James Bay, Elle King at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)
With his trademark hat placed on the top of his head, hair dangling to the sides of his face, James Bay took the stage to a sold out Ogden Theatre on Thursday.
Red Fox Run leads CAM Records’ 2015 music class (video premiere)
The University of Colorado Denver's student-run label CAM Records is a nice idea on paper: "amplify Colorado music" while giving college students real-world experience in the music industry.
Matt and Kim at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)
Matt and Kim’s sold-out show at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday night started with Matt asking the crowd to “take this thing from zero to one hunnid” and ended with what must have been "one hunnid" ... with Kim twerking while the crowd held her in the air.
Mastodon, Clutch at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)
By Michael Behrenhausen and Marc Hobelman A near full moon loomed large over Red Rocks on Sunday, but it would prove nowhere near as massive as the sound put forth by co-headlining hard rock, metal monsters Mastodon and Clutch.
Kraftwerk announces tour with a Denver show
Electronic music trailblazers, Kraftwerk, have announced a short North American tour that will stop in Denver in September. The group has performed its innovative 3D concerts at a few select U.S. cities, but this tour, which kicks off on Sept.
In a changing Denver, Rhinoceropolis survives 10 years later
Monkey Mania, Mouth House, Unit E, Garageland, Hipster Youth Halfway House -- they're just a handful of the DIY music and art spaces that have shut down in the last 10 years.