Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard reboots for new album, tour
Guided by Voices has always been something of a puzzle in the music world. The prolific act broke out of Dayton, Ohio, in the early '90s on a deliciously crunchy, lo-fi recording wave.
David Bowie producer Tony Visconti talks last days, new music
To most music fans, Tony Visconti is a successful producer who has worked with an eclectic blend of marquee names, from T. Rex and Iggy Pop to Alejandro Escovedo and Angélique Kidjo.
The Sonics announce tour with a Denver show
Heavily influential 1960s garage rock band, the Sonics, is making a comeback. With a new album, "This is the Sonics", out now, the band has announced new tour dates, which include a stop at Denver's Summit Music Hall on June 18.
Kongos at the Summit Music Hall in Denver (photos, review)
“We’re expecting you to party with us,” Kongos told the crowd at the packed Summit Music Hall on Friday night before playing “Escape,” their fourth song of the evening.
Taking Back Sunday at Summit Music Hall in Denver (photos)
Taking Back Sunday stopped in Denver for the third time in less than a year on Wednesday night. The band has been touring relentlessly in support of its latest album, "Happiness Is." Having played the Ogden Theatre with the Used in April and Riot Fest Denver in September, Taking Back Sunday finally got its own headlining slot at the Summit Music Hall in Denver.
Suicidal Tendencies at Summit Music Hall in Denver (photos, review)
Mike Muir, also known as Cyko Miko and the frontman (and only remaining original member) of Suicidal Tendencies, holds his age well. He’s a little heavier and a lot balder than he was in the influential crossover thrash-metal/hardcore punk band’s heyday, and he wears his signature blue bandana a little higher on his forehead nowadays.
GWAR at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on Halloween (photos, review)
The GWAR Eternal Tour has set out to answer the thematically difficult question: Where is Oderus Urungus? The heavy metal band descended on downtown Denver on the most horror-filled night of the year to push the limits of gore, good taste, and mortality itself into outer space.
GWAR’s Vulvatron on battling sexism, Oderus Urungus, the band’s future
There’s a hint of tragedy in Vulvatron’s metallic, otherworldly voice when I ask the new GWAR singer if Scumdogs cry. On March 23 Dave Brockie, the singer of the metal band GWAR, died of an accidental heroin overdose.
PHOTOS: The Breeders Summit Music Hall show (review)
“Make up your own words to this song, and if they’re any good, please send them to us,” the Breeders frontwoman Kim Deal told the Summit Music Hall on Friday before launching into a new track that had her humming in place of the lyrics.
Kim Deal’s Breeders jump back into “Last Splash” with extended tour
Kim Deal appreciates that her band’s most famous album helped define an era when alternative music ruled the radio and MTV. She’s glad it achieved platinum sales status, and that critics have since pegged it as one of indie rock’s most enduringly bittersweet documents.
Devo at the Summit Music Hall, 6-23-14 (photos, review, video)
There's an unwritten rule somewhere about bands wearing their own tour shirts on stage. But Devo have never been known for maintaining the status quo.
Devo’s “hardcore” return to Denver prompted by tragedy, irreverence
As a founding member of art-rock legends Devo, Gerald Casale is no stranger to opportunistic stunts. His pioneering new-wave band has built a four-decade career on the mangled remains of punk and pop music's collision, always prancing one step ahead of critics with outlandish imagery and ideas that are simultaneously comedic and academic, colorful and soulless.
The Wonder Years at Summit Music Hall, 3-28-14 (photos)
Pennsylvania pop punk band the Wonder Years (no association with late '80s TV drama) performed at the Summit Music Hall on Friday. The band is currently touring behind their latest album, "The Greatest Generation." Fireworks, Real Friends, Citizen and Modern Baseball opened the show.
Against Me! at the Summit Music Hall, 3-21-14 (photos)
Against Me! headlined a sold out show at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on Friday night. It marked the band's first headlining show in Denver since vocalist and frontwoman, Laura Jane Grace, came out as transgender.
The Ataris at Summit Music Hall, 3-15-14 (photos)
The Ataris celebrated the 10th Anniversary of their landmark album "So Long, Astoria" by performing the album in its entirety at the Summit Music Hall on Saturday night.
Sick Puppies at Summit Music Hall, 3-10-14 (photos)
Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill and Cilver performed at the Summit Music Hall on Monday. Headlining was the rock trio Sick Puppies, which is currently supporting its latest album, "Connect." Australian frontman Shim Moore and bassist Emma Anzai connected with their fans as they ripped through new tracks "Die to Save You," "There's No Going Back" and "The Trick the Devil Did." Sick Puppies also played older favorites such as "Pitiful" and "Riptide." Read more »
Propagandhi at Summit Music Hall, 3-8-14 (photos)
Canadian punk band Propagandhi headlined a sold out Summit Music Hall on Saturday night. The Flatliners and All Out Helter opened the show. Read more »
Rocket from the Crypt at Summit Music Hall, 2-1-14 (review)
Saturday night at The Summit Music Hall, the recently reformed Rocket from the Crypt blew the doors off with a blistering set of amped up rock and roll.
Naked Raygun at Summit Music Hall, 1-31-14 (review)
A cold, snowy night didn’t keep diehards from a killer triple bill line-up of classic Denver and Chicago hardcore punk rock at the Summit Music Hall.
Soda Jerk Presents takes corporatism out of music promotion
When Mike Barsch founded a Boulder-based record label called Soda Jerk in 1995 "with $500 and a notebook," he never imagined it would develop into one of the Rocky Mountain region's major concert promoters.
Watch the Fray on Jimmy Kimmel, performing tracks from “Helios”
The Fray decided to take the name of the Greek sun god as the title of their forthcoming album, "Helios," scheduled to be released on Feb.
Public Enemy at Summit Music Hall, 12-21-13 (photos)
Public Enemy returned to Colorado on Saturday, this time performing at Denver's Summit Music Hall. The hip-hop group, which became the fourth act of its kind to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, also performed at Riot Fest Music Festival in September and the Ogden Theatre in late 2012.
The Fray, ZZ Ward at the Summit Music Hall, 12-12-13 (photos)
The Fray performed an intimate show at the Summit Music Hall on Thursday. The Colorado band, fresh off the release of the new single, "Love Don't Die," headlined the 105.9 Alice in Winterland concert, which also brought upcoming singer ZZ Ward and Rachel James.