Hi-Dive

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

CMJ 2014 - Album 1

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



Download “Hello Miss Yellow” from Plum

Download "Hello Miss Yellow" from Plum

Download the debut single from Denver psych-rock band Plum.



Download “Outta Control” from SPELLS, exclusively from Steal This Track

Download "Outta Control" from SPELLS, exclusively from Steal This Track

SPELLS is seriously fun punk rock. Download “Outta Control” now!



Download Glowing House’s “Your Own Devices,” exclusive to Steal This Track

Download Glowing House's "Your Own Devices," exclusive to Steal This Track

Glowing House plan to release an EP with one polished single every two months. Download the second single here, exclusively.



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.



Hi-Dive celebrates 11 years of holding down South Broadway indie scene

Hi-Dive celebrates 11 years of holding down South Broadway indie scene

A dozen-plus local and national bands are helping South Broadway mainstay the Hi-Dive celebrate 11 years on the indie scene.



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.



Download “Trash” by Kissing Party, exclusively through Steal This Track

Download "Trash" by Kissing Party, exclusively through Steal This Track

Back after a brief hiatus, Steal This Track is again offering free downloads of Colorado tracks. But now, we’ve got a stranglehold on the black market of songs. All tracks offered are exclusive. You may be able to get the songs somewhere else, but you’ll have to pay. To kick it off, we’ve got “Trash” from the first Kissing Party album in years, which will be released on Saturday at Hi-Dive.



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.



PHOTOS: High Plains Comedy Festival 2014 (review)

The 2014 High Plains Comedy Festival

Denver’s 65-performer High Plains comedy festival made some tweaks and was better for it in its second year.