Halloween

The Motet at the Boulder Theater on Halloween (photos, review)

For over a decade, Halloween in Boulder has been synonymous with an annual funk throwdown by Dave Watts and The Motet. From the Talking Heads to Prince, Herbie Hancock to the deadhead-friendly "Funk Is Dead" of 2011, the Boulder-based supergroup pays homage to funk history on the dot every October with sold-out cover shows across the Front Range.

The Reverb Interview: Ween

The genre-shredding duo of Gene and Dean Ween has never been a general audience rock act. Outside of Colorado, anyway. Despite the reams of press the band gets, and a brief dalliance with the mainstream after the left-field MTV joke-rock hit "Push Th' Little Daisies" in 1993, the kind of love that Colorado shows Ween remains unique.

The Mile High Makeout: Bring out your id for Halloween in Denver

Halloween was made for rock and roll. If you need proof, just take a look at our event calendar for this weekend -- Hot Congress Halloween Show at the Skylark Lounge, 1st Annual DIY or Die Halloween Megafest at Astroland, Haunted Halloween hip-hop show at Casselman's, the Monsters of Mock show with the Nuns of Brixton at 3 Kings Tavern, Halloween Hootenanny at the Bluebird and the already-in-costume Mighty 18 Wheeler at Rockaway Tavern -- plus our beloved traditional Halloween shows (which also happen to be our beloved traditional New Year's Eve shows), Slim Cessna and DeVotchKa.

Live review: Slim Cessna's Auto Club @ Bender's Tavern

[insertReverbPhoto id="75709" photo="18"] Despite a ready-to-go crowd, Slim Cessna's energy flagged at the band's cozy Halloween show at Bender's Tavern. Photos by Haley Carnefix. “Just like Slim!” “Just Like Munly!” The two centers of the cyclone that is the live performance of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club hollered these lines again and again at each other during their anthemic “He, Roger Williams” at Bender’s last Saturday night.

Live review: d. biddle, Dualistics, Achille Lauro @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:photo_4use.jpg,full,pp_image] Professor Duncan Barlow deserved more rapt attention from his graveyard goblins on Saturday night. Photos by John Moore You couldn’t pick a better band for Halloween night than d. biddle, what with its gang of raccoon-eyed corpses practically reaching out from the grave and pulling you into their dark, swirling vortex of foreboding, hurt and menace.

Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks: Day 1

DeVotchKa singer-guitarist-thereminist Nick Urata charmed the half-full crowd at the Monolith Festival's first night with his impassioned delivery. Photo by Laurie Scavo. Monolith took some of the best aspects of last year - the potent organization, the smart stage placement and the strong booking – and built on with a line-up that was undeniable and one of the summer’s best.

Rob Zombie @ the Pepsi Center

[photopress:zombie3.jpg,full,pp_image] Rob Zombie's stage show was epic, man. Photos by Laurie Scavo. With some artists, you’ll expect choreographed dance routines in their live shows, and with others you’ll anticipate giant towers of fire – enough pyro to make the kids in the front row blush and flinch, in that order.