• Archive for March, 2010

    DenverThread Live Review – Gangcharger plays a secret show at Skylark, Thursday, 03/25/10

    by  • March 26, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    . . . saw a Gangcharger onstage that has mastered not only its sound, but also its whole rhythmic philosophy. The sound entwines early, frantic and noisy Sonic Youth rhythms inside Kevin Shields chord habits and unleashes a sound that feels like it’s locked you in the trunk of a 1981 Camaro, as...

    Read more →

    The “Denver Sound,” long dead, makes room for lighter, noisier, funner genres in the scene

    by  • March 3, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Locals Only, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 2 Comments

    Ideal Fathers plays a smart, thrilling, fast-paced style that lends itself to high-intensity slasher films, especially if they're made in Japan. (Photo: MySpace/Ideal Fathers)

    The world-famous "Denver Sound" has petered out. Which is not to say that the beautiful, often over-the-top and heavy handed gothic alt-country sound isn't significant anymore - not at all. That sound helped put Denver back on the musical globe in the '80s and ‘90s, and still attracts its fair share of fans. It's still...

    Read more →