Southwest

Fleet Foxes @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:fleet11_1_2.jpg,full,pp_image] Broken tour vans weren't enough to keep Fleet Foxes from making their Hi-Dive set on Tuesday. Photos by Laurie Scavo. I first heard about Fleet Foxes from a pair of gents from Leeds, England at this year's South by Southwest festival.

Cut Copy @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:cut6.jpg,full,pp_image] We partied like it was 1984 on Saturday when Cut Copy headlined a sold-out Larimer Lounge. Photos by Julio Enriquez. (More photos, by Laurie Scavo, down below!) Being a music fan, it's easy to feel like you were born a generation or two too late.

Fleet Foxes, Porlolo @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:fleet11_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Fleet Foxes' soothing, retro sounds blanketed a packed Hi-Dive last night. Photos by Laurie Scavo. Harmonies ruled at the Hi-Dive on Monday, with locals Porlolo and Seattle bands Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper bringing their "honeyed voices" (as my friend Jim put it) to the small stage on South Broadway, providing a welcome change from the march of aggressive guitar-and-drums acts that are that venue's bread and butter.

SXSW 2008: Laurie Scavo's journal

[photopress:peelander3.jpg,full,pp_image] If your grandpa was a drunken Japanese crowd surfer in yellow tights, he would be in Peelander-Z. Photos by Laurie Scavo. The Denver Post asked various people throughout Colorado's music scene to write about their experiences at the South by Southwest music festival.

SXSW 2008: Kathleen St. John's journal

[photopress:dark_meat2.jpg,full,pp_image] Dark Meat plays the Vice Party at South by Southwest. Photo by John Wenzel. The Denver Post asked various people throughout Colorado's music scene to write about their experiences at the South by Southwest music festival.

SXSW 2008: Loren Speer's journal

[photopress:witch.kyle.JPG,full,pp_image] Witch was one of reviewer Loren Speer's favorite shows at SXSW this year. Photos by Loren Speer. The Denver Post asked various people throughout Colorado's music scene to write about their experiences at the South by Southwest music festival.

SXSW 2008: Matthew Fecher's journal

[photopress:askron.jpg,full,pp_image] Akron/Family, pictured above, were one of the many buzz bands at SXSW. The Denver Post asked various people throughout Colorado's music scene to write about their experiences at the South by Southwest music festival.

DeVotchKa @ Twist & Shout

[photopress:dev1.jpg,full,pp_image] DeVotchKa played to a packed Twist & Shout, celebrating the band's new record (and debut on Anti-) "A Mad and Faithful Telling." Photos by Brian Carney.

Born in the Flood @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:born5.jpg,full,pp_image] Born in the Flood's Nathaniel Rateliffe plays the Hi-Dive on March 7. Photos by Reverb contributor Brian Carney. Reverb contributor Jonathan Bitz checks in with this review: On May 7, 1824, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, possibly one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, premiered in Vienna.

The Hives @ the Ogden Theatre

[photopress:hives0.jpg,full,pp_image] The Hives' lead singer Howlin' Pelle Almqvist brought his Scandanavian garage band to Denver for a sweaty good time. Photos by Laurie Scavo The Hives are undoubtedly one of those bands that thrive on proximity.

Sia and Har Mar Superstar @ the Fox Theatre

[photopress:sia6.jpg,full,pp_image] Sia hides behind a rainbow scarf an audience member knitted for her. Photos and text by Laurie Scavo. I admit, I’ve been listening to Sia’s new CD, “Some People Have Real Problems,” as background music for about the last month.

Black Lips @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:black2.jpg,full,pp_image] Atlanta's Black Lips tore up an almost-capacity Bluebird Theater on Saturday night with their '60s-rooted, hyper-melodic garage rock. Photos by Reverb contributor Laurie Scavo.

Supersuckers @ the Gothic Theatre

Images from Supersuckers at Gothic Theatre, Denver, Feb. 13, 2008. Photos by John Moore. My first thought upon entering the Gothic Theatre on Wednesday: “How the hell did I get in here without a tattoo?” Some drunk guy at the bar demanded to know who I was there to see: The Railbenders or Supersuckers?

Live reviews: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Vampire Hands

Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter @ the Gothic Theatre Comedian and writer Michael Ian Black is probably better known for his TV appearances ("The State," "Ed," "Stella," VH1, Sierra Mist commercials) than his stand-up, but that only makes sense: Black just began performing live a couple years ago, and his first-ever comedy CD "I Am a Wonderful Man" came out this month.