Live review: Low @ the Bluebird Theater

Low makes an art out of saying all of music’s loud parts quiet, and its quiet parts loud. For over an hour at the Bluebird on Saturday, the four-piece built crescendo onto crescendo, soft and light as clouds, then hard and heavy as tarmac -- and almost too predictably.

Live review: Wye Oak @ the Larimer Lounge

At the Larimer Lounge on Saturday night, Jenn Wasner mentioned that she and bandmate Andy Stack of the Baltimore band Wye Oak, were tired. And justifiably so, having come from Salt Lake City that day, and in the very beginning of a 10-day stretch of their current tour that travels through the midwest and up into Montreal before they get a night off.

Live review: Low @ the Larimer Lounge

No two vocalists weave together as symphonic a harmony as husband and wife team Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low. The sound is sparse, expansive and encompassing, all the while maintaining a luxuriant feel of velour draped over a shirt made of needles (if such a thing were to exist).

10 Most Gut-Wrenching Songs of the Aughts: Weigh in

This is just one man’s random, subjective and sadly experienced countdown of the 10 most gut-wrenching songs of the Aughts. Join the conversation by adding your suggestions as comments below, and together we’ll come up with a veritable compendium of heartache, loss and regret ...