• Interviews

    Interviews with prominent bands and other figures in and around the Denver music scene.

    Beware of Darkness – Orthodox, the DenverThread Record Inter/Review

    by  • December 23, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, National, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    Beware of Darkness is on the upswing - and just appeared in Denver last week. (Photo: Rebecca Joelson)

    LA’s Beware of Darkness played the Larimer Lounge a few days ago, and those of you who were there no doubt saw a hi-energy performance that will likely be relegated to many “Were you there when…” threads of conversation soon enough.  If you haven’t heard of them yet, it’s probably just a matter of...

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

    by  • October 18, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, National, NewsThreads, Unravel • 0 Comments

    Suicide Girls in Repose (Photo: Suicide Girls Press)

    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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    Buildings Coming to Lost Lake – Maybe Bring a Helmet (Brian may need one)

    by  • August 21, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, National, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    Buildings hit Lost Lake Lounge on Colfax tonight. You may need protection.

    In response to my (admittedly) short-shrift email interview questions, Buildings drummer Travis Kuhlman returned a few short answers. I deserved it (see the whole thing, below) – lugging around a day job doesn’t bode well for blogs (especially when said job requires enough sleep to warrant missing more of the late night than I’ve...

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

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, National, NewsThreads • 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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    Heavy with Joy: An Inter/Review with Wovenhand’s David Eugene Edwards

    by  • November 15, 2012 • In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, National, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    David Eugene Edwards leads Wovenhand Friday night, November 16, at the Oriental Theater, kicking off a new tour of Western cities. (Photo: Wovenhand)

    Wovenhand released “The Laughing Stalk,” the Denver-based band’s seventh studio album, in September – so we may be a little late in reviewing. But then, so is Friday night’s CD Release Dance  at the Oriental Theater – November 16, 9:00 PM, with Reverend Deadeye – a little late in coming (and we’re happy to...

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    Mike Watt – the DenverThread Interview: Touring Econo, Jamming Austere, Pure Dada

    by  • October 2, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, National, NewsThreads • 2 Comments

    Mike Watt and The Missingmen, live at Larimer Lounge, April, 2011 (Photo: Mike McGrath)

    Watt covered some major ground in that short time. From his current stint with the Stooges, to some of the history of Minutemen and his beloved San Pedro (CA), to the tour he was bout to kick off in a few days, he led me on a musical, improvisational, stream-of-thought journey - and maintained...

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    New Year, New Venue – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is changing up New Year’s Eve

    by  • September 17, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Slim (Photo: Gary Isaacs)

    One of Denver’s most popular New Year’s Eve parties is about to change. For the first time in about a decade, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club won’t be helping Denver fans jettison the old year for a new one – at least, not at the same location. After a long string of consecutive, packed shows...

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    The Denver County Fair offers a local music tribute, and plenty of food and fun, to boot!

    by  • August 10, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Local connoisseur Andrew Novick collaborates with a delicious Turkey Leg (Photo: Jeff Ball)

    There’s not much that compares to a day at the fair, which is why Denver has rejuvenated the tradition. Well, actually the city just started the tradition last year, but it was based on plans from more than 100 years earlier. This weekend brings the second Denver County Fair to the National Western Complex,...

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    “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Synchronicity and the Populist Promise of Kickstarter

    by  • April 26, 2012 • In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, National, NewsThreads, Unravel • 0 Comments

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, September 7 - October 28, 2012

    Ben Dicke, local theater professional, looks for Kickstarter Funding to Premiere the Controversial Emo-Punk Musical at the Aurora Fox, Just in Time for Election Day. Could it be any more ... prophetic? In an election year that’s rife with populist rhetoric, where pundits on both sides seem to pontificate endlessly about the problems of the common...

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    Alash Ensemble – Tuvan Throat Singing – Comes to Swallow Hill this Friday, April 6

    by  • April 5, 2012 • Interviews, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Tuva-Child

    If you’ve heard it, chances are you’re either mesmerized by its outlandish beauty, haunted by its sweeping sonics or fascinated by the physics. Either way, there’s not another vocal style that’s anything quite like Tuvan throat singing. And there’s no touring troupe that pulls it off like the Alash Ensemble. Four native Tuvans, Alash...

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    The DenverThread Interview: Michael Gira

    by  • March 20, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Gira as the Steston-wearing noisemonger. (Photo: Beowulf Sheehan)

    Gira discusses SWANS and more, before an upcoming gig with Wovenhand, The Howling Hex, March 24 at the Oriental Theater When I discovered SWANS at a 1986 punk show at the Eagle's Lodge (they played cuts from their then-current LP "Greed," with two bombastic drummers, thundering bass and bulldozing guitar, Jarboe screaming and Michael Gira...

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    Ambient drone is so neither, when you step into it … – An interview with Kevin Greenspon

    by  • July 27, 2011 • Denver Venues, Interviews, National, ThreadedTweets • 0 Comments

    Kevin Greenspon plays with light at the same time. (Photo: Kevin Greenspon)

    So I guess it’s customary to pull a quote from the interview in question for an appropriate headline – but I didn’t. I pulled this headline out of the feeling I got from reading Kevin Greenspon‘s answers to my questions this evening, while being washed with his compositions. I came across Greenspon’s work as...

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    Threading Now – Denver Day of Rock uses local musicians to create community, still needs volunteers

    by  • May 3, 2011 • Denver Venues, Interviews, NewsThreads • 2 Comments

    On Saturday, May 28th, Concerts For Kids will be presenting Denver Day of Rock, now in its third year, in downtown Denver. With a slew of bands - both local and national acts - that cross genres from pop/rock to Zydeco, the all-ages event is a perfect opportunity to get everyone in the family...

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    Golden’s Erik Husman records sophomore effort @TheWalnutRoom Thursday night

    by  • March 22, 2011 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

    One of the more popular new trends lately has been a band’s live rendition of an influential record from their past. It’s a pretty cool thing, too, to see bands like Pixies play albums we all grew up listening to, live, in their entirety. It's not often, though, that we get to share the stage...

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    What/Where This Weekend? The “Love Project” debuts, and Sunder plays at the Larimer Lounge

    by  • February 11, 2011 • Denver Venues, Interviews, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

    "The Love Project" attempts to capture that intangible evidence of connection. (Photo: Lucia De Giovanni)

    This weekend’s one night stand will feature some photos from the “My Life” project, but is focused on “The Love Project.” As the Denver Post’s John Moore reported recently, “The Love Project” came out of De Giovanni’s deep desire to “... figure out how to recognize real love,” as a result of her last...

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    The UMS: 4 incredible days, 300+ bands, memories that won’t soon fade

    by  • July 27, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    One impossibly acceptable truth: four days and nights of anything might be just about too much. This is what I found myself thinking last night as I carried pieces of a guitar, smashed onstage at the 3 Kings Tavern by a member of the local band Gangcharger, from venue to venue at the end...

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    Murder Ranks plays a fantastic fun brand of dancehall and hard dub, welcomes the highly anticipated return of Denver’s beloved Warlock Pinchers

    by  • May 25, 2010 • Denver Venues, Interviews, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

    Legendary front range provocateurs and pranksters Warlock Pinchers are getting back together for a show in August, and they're determined to cash in on the nationwide - worldwide - “remake trend.” Of course, unlike much (most? all?) of the other remake grout that’s been piling up in our entertainment culture for lack of bricks,...

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    Lion’s Lair Art Shows: East Colfax finds Jesus, and he’s hangin’ at the Lair!

    by  • January 27, 2010 • In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, Locals Only • 1 Comment

    Matthew Hunter is keeping his artful promises, and this time the results approach the sacred - and may come close to a little of the profane as well. Hunter promised himself recently that he would hold a cooperative art show in the Lion’s Lair, Denver's venerated punk rock dive, every other month into...

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    Threading the Scene: Denver’s Deadbubbles’ unbeatable live show comes easy, but packs plenty of raw power

    by  • November 14, 2009 • Interviews, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Arlo White has always wanted to be in a band. “Ever since I was a kid,” he told me during a recent discussion, “I’ve always been focused on the idea of being in a rock band . . . .” After years of trying repeatedly to pull friends, friends of friends, people he’d meet...

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