Weezer

Album review: Weezer, “Everything Will Be Alright in The End”

Let’s get right to the point: The new Weezer album does not suck. Actually, it’s pretty good. And Rivers Cuomo, is sorry, OK? In an apology that seems part sincere and part tongue-in-cheek, he sings, “Sorry guys, I didn’t realize that I needed you so much / I thought I’d get a new audience, I forgot that disco sucks / I ended up with nobody and I started feeling dumb / Maybe I should play the lead guitar and Pat should play the drums.” That’s “Back to the Shack,” the first single and second song of “Everything Will Be Alright In the End.” The band promises to rock out like it’s ‘94 and turn off the stupid singing shows in a song that has the pseudo-anthem feel of “Beverly Hills,” not to mention the ability to get stuck in your head -- sometimes against your will.

Best sets at Riot Fest Denver 2014

Now that we've had a moment to reflect on Riot Fest 2014, it's time to pick which sets we liked the best. This year, it looks like the headliners shone the brightest (as they should), with Weezer and the Cure nabbing the most spots on our Top 5 lists.

Photo essay: Vail Snow Daze feat. Weezer, O.A.R. @ Ford Park

Thousands braved the cold temperatures to attend the free concerts at Ford Park that Vail Snow Daze hosted this past weekend. Friday kicked off with Dwight Yoakam and Saturday night followed with O.A.R offering some fan favorites, such as "Hey Girl" and "This Town." Sunday night saw local band Bonfire opening for Weezer, which had frontman Rivers Cuomo playing soccer, climbing around the stage and air guitaring with a broom -- while still managing to play a long set, including "Hash Pipe," "Troublemaker" and "Memories" from the band's recent recent album, "Hurley." No one seemed to mind the cold, and with no admission fee, it was certainly not a bad weekend for music!

Album reviews: Weezer, Viva La Elvis, Cee-Lo Green

Weezer, "Pinkerton: Deluxe Edition" (DGC) Weezer seems to take pleasure in messing with its fans — especially when the band has our full attention, as it has in recent months with constant touring, a horrendous new album ("Hurley"), an odds-and-ends collection ("Death to False Metal") and the two-disc reissue of its 1996 classic, "Pinkerton." But why is the band giving the deluxe treatment to an album that frontman Rivers Cuomo once called "hideous"?

CD reviews: Weezer, Grinderman

Weezer, "Hurley" (Epitaph) Spin and hyperbole are alive and well, especially in indie rock. As you're reading about the latest Weezer record, you'll see that the band is no longer recording for Geffen.