Franz Ferdinand

FFS’s witty collaboration wins the Ogden Theatre

FFS, the merger of two art-pop bands that are generations and continents apart, came to Denver Sunday night, drawing a packed, mixed-age crowd. FFS combines Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand, whose initial success came over 10 years ago, with LA’s wry/awry brother act Sparks, whose popularity began with the rise of glam rock in the 70's.

Live Review: Franz Ferdinand @ the Ogden Theatre

Has Franz Ferdinand changed or simply focused on a new side of its musical personality? Photos by Soren McCarty. Stylish synthesizers and nocturnal ambiences might be the big news about Franz Ferdinand's latest album, but when the Scottish art-punk band brought its show to the Mile High City, it was focused on rock.

Interview: Franz Ferdinand

For its third album, Franz Ferdinand returned to the dance-oriented style of the band's 2004 debut. (The Denver Post) There are a few commonalities all bands share — certain things rock journalists come across all the time.

The Whigs @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:the_whigs2.jpg,full,pp_image] The Whigs underwhelmed at the Larimer Lounge on Thursday. Photo from My Old Kenutcky Blog. Sometimes I feel bad for bands, because there are so many factors at a live show that can ruin it for a reviewer.