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    #UMS2015’s DenverThread Recommends Lineup for Day #4

    by  • July 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    We know – we’re a little more than hungover ourselves, trying to remember whether the pounding behind our eyelids is more PBR or Zebroids, or if the taste encrusted on our lips is ketchup or blood. But, hey – it’s #UMS2015 – and that’s what it’s all about. Need to get back on the...

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    The Helio Sequence Bring A Chill to Denver Friday Night

    by  • June 3, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Along their near two decade rise in indy music, Brandon Summers and Benjamin Welkel—the duo known in ensemble as The Helio Sequence—haven’t had it entirely easy. Mostly due to Summers’ near career- and band-ending vocal troubles in the mid aughts, the band seemed doomed for a few years. But lifestyle changes, dedication and vocal exercises pushed Summers...

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    Henry Rollins: “You and I are brilliant. WE, however, aren’t doing so well….” Live Review at Boulder Theater, May 16, 2015

    by  • May 18, 2015 • 1 Comment

    “WE are not gonna make it,” asserted a more-grim-than-usual Henry Rollins to a standing room only audience at the Boulder Theater last Saturday night. “YOU will be fine. YOU and I are brilliant, and will do magnificent things. But WE don’t look to promising.” To understand Rollins’ point, best to be familiar with his...

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    Riot Fest 2014, Denver, Day 2 – Review, Slideshow

    by  • September 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The second day of Riot Fest was probably the festival’s longest – both in terms of bands in the lineup (there were many) and the time everyone seemed to be waiting for their heroes to take the stage. Early in the day, The Bots and Larry and His Flask started the punk rock and...

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    Riot Fest Denver, Day 1 – Review/Slideshow

    by  • September 20, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Day one is in the books. Riot Fest started off hot, and ended cool on the asphalt outside of Sports Authority Field last night, with The Flaming Lips winning the night. Die Antwoord had a popular set that welcomed the sunset – but it lacked much more than shock value, really. Gogol Bordello threw...

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    Here’s Your #UMS2014 Day 3 Lineup

    by  • July 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The DenverThread hour-by-hour guide to The UMS, Day 3 – You’re Welcome! After two days of ear- and heart-blasting music, lights, beers and friends, The UMS is probably starting to feel like home to you by now. The problem is, there are still two full days left – and more acts than ever to...

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    It’s The 2014 UMS! Looking for Your Very Own Lineup?

    by  • July 25, 2014 • 1 Comment

    DenverThread Recommends, Hour-by-Hour Picks for Friday, July 25 Whether you’re an old-school UMS stalwart or this is your first time being subjected to the Rocky Mountains’ hugest underground music festival, it helps to get a little direction from a trusted source. So we here at DenverThread – having been to virtually every UMS (in...

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    UPDATE: The Show Will Go On – Riot Fest Relocated!

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 1 Comment

    “…we all know if we were named “Good Ole Country Riot Fest,” we would have never been in this situation.”  – Michael “Riot Mike” Petryshyn Some of the dust has settled – and that pun is definitely intended – in the Riot Fest vs. Arapahoe County and Byers drama, with Riot Fest organizers settling...

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    Amen Dunes “Love” Reaches Inside and Pulls You – Record Review

    by  • July 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Damon McMahon’s musical totem might just be a pair of interlocked, somnambulist ghosts, deeply in love and nonchalant, full of both deep talent and a perfect euphoria. “Love,” McMahon’s latest release under the Amen Dunes project, is their soundtrack to nightly meanderings. What McMahon started with Amen Dunes in 2006 – a meandering, ultra-solo musical...

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    Want a RIOT of your own? Riot Fest Wants to help!

    by  • June 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or maybe in North Korea) for the past month or so, you’re well aware that the Riot Fest & Sideshow is coming to Denver in September – and with the traveling festival’s most impressive and exciting lineup yet (see below). Featuring more heavy hitters than ever before...

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    Angel Olsen Brings Her Sultry, Heartbroken Yodel to Denver Monday Night

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 1 Comment

    With a voice that warbles with Slim Whitman‘s famous yodel and holds June Carter Cash‘s throaty, confident depth, Angel Olsen will be serenading a smallish Colorado crowd this Monday night, March 10th, in the perfectly appropriate intimacy of the Larimer Lounge. Olsen has been an indy music darling over the past few months, with some pretty fawning...

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    Suicide Girls Rocked Lodo with the Blackheart Burlesque Saturday Night

    by  • October 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Suicide Girls – that world famous group of beautiful, and beautifully decorated, pinups – presented their latest version of the Blackheart Burlesque last Saturday night to a packed, panting house. Suicide Girls Rocked Lodo with the Blackheart Burlesque Saturday Night So much more than your average burlesque, this Blackheart version tapped Star Wars, Game of...

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    The Waterboys at Boulder Theatre, October 13, 2013 – Live Reverb Review

    by  • October 19, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Under a wide-brimmed fedora and sporting his signature mass of unruly hair, Mike Scott led the current iteration of the Waterboys through nearly two hours of spirited, Irish-tinged folk rock at the Boulder Theater, delighting an older crowd of ardent fans along the way. The group’s most recent record, ”An Appointment with Mr. Yeats” (released in Europe...

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    Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque – Inked Punk Rock Pin-Ups Take Over Lodo!

    by  • October 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Tomorrow night the Summit Music Hall in Lodo will host some of the most raucous, sensual, smart,  inked and shapely punk rock you’re likely to see anywhere. Suicide Girls – the “… online community that celebrates alternative beauty and indie culture,” will be presenting Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque to an undoubtedly hip Denver crowd.  If...

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    Riot Fest 2014, Denver, Day 3 – Review, Slideshow

    by  • September 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    The rain was the winner of the day for day three in Denver – and not just because The National gave up and stormed off (pun intended). The day was eventful, with a brilliant set from The Violent Femmes (wherein Gordon Gano revealed his new Colorado residency – and showed off his new drivers...

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    Breathe Owl Breathe Brings its Genre-Smashing style to Denver, Boulder

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Breathe Owl Breathe are on their way to Denver & Boulder this weekend. Don't miss your chance to catch these iconoclasts. (Photo: http://pitchperfectpr.com)

    Breathe Owl Breathe – a new-to-some-of-us trio from East Jordan, Michigan – has trouble, it seems, comfortably fitting in. They have that trouble in the most beautiful, dreamy ways imaginable. Vocalist Micah Middaugh’s smooth baritone – at times evoking The National‘s Matt Berninger, sometimes Roxy Music‘s Bryan Ferry, but mostly channeling Nick Drake  –...

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    METZ to hit the Hi-Dive in Denver – You’ve Been Warned

    by  • May 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    METZ - earning their capitalized moniker - play the Hi-Dive Tuesday, May 7. Be there - you'll regret otherwise. (Photo: Colin Medley, SubPop)

    The power of a trio probably comes from its simplicity. Probably (at least that’s my take, and I’m sticking with it). It’s been proven again, and again and again – Rush, The Minutemen, Nirvana, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, ZZ Top, the Police – even Triumph (ferchrissakes) – all innovators, all brilliant (well –...

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    Iceage at the Marquis Theater – Live Review & Photos

    by  • April 7, 2013 • 1 Comment

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    Coming from Denmark means that, invariably, at some point you’re going to get a Hamlet comparison – probably from a smart-assed music journalist. So here goes – Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt definitely rocks a Hamlet-esque demeanor, both on record and onstage. At their Denver show at the Marquis theater last Thursday night, he sulked in...

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    REVERB Review – METZ, Live at Larimer Lounge, 11-12-12

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    METZ is invading - but they're Canucks, so it's cool. (Photo: Colin Medley)

    If you’re unfamiliar with METZ, you’re behind on the buzz. Their loud, crunchy, loud, fun, loud, shit-hot, loud and aggressive (did we mention LOUD??!!) style is exploding into venues and destroying hipsters in its wake. It was on display last night at the Larimer Lounge, and we were there with HeyReverb.com. Take a few...

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    UMS 2012 Has Come & Gone, Denver – Recaps & Photos

    by  • July 24, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    This year’s Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (UMS) may have been the biggest and best yet, and – barring the weight of the tragedy in Aurora that clouded an otherwise perfect opening night – all four days went off without a hitch. As in previous occurrences since the festival relocated to South Broadway, The UMS invaded...

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    Who’s Playin’ What Where!? – July’s Heating Up

    by  • June 29, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art hosts "Don't Look Down," along with Audiovore.

    Denver’s amidst a record-setting streak of over-90-degree days (we’re on day nine – or ten – or somewhere around there, now). We wouldn’t be surprised to find that this heat wave is being fanned by the lineup of shows July has to offer. If you’re able to peel yourself from the naugahyde, or leather,...

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