• Posts Tagged ‘Live Review’

    Riot Fest Denver, Day 1 – Review/Slideshow

    by  • September 20, 2014 • NewsThreads • 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 • NewsThreads • 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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    Iceage at the Marquis Theater – Live Review & Photos

    by  • April 7, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 1 Comment


    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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    Live Review: PA’s Blues Control w/Psychic Ills, Hi-Dive, Thursday, March 7

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Blues Control - from PA

    Blues Control has a reputation. The duo – Russ Waterhouse and Lea Cho, originally from Queens, NYC and now calling Coopersburg, PA home – are known as “unclassifiable,” “completely unique,” “incomparable.” Reviews tend  to color the duo as almost inaccessible, even opaque. They were in the Hi-Dive last Thursday night, and proved that these...

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    “I told you all that to tell you this.” Henry Rollins speaks out at Paramount Theater, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

    by  • September 22, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Henry Rollins entertained a packe Paramount Theater for damn-near three solid hours. (Photo: Swift River Productions)

    When Henry Rollins speaks, it’s kind of amazing how many - and which - people listen. His background - longtime lead singer of seminal punk act Black Flag, provocateur, film and TV star and the epitome of prolific when it comes to writing - is nothing to balk at, to be sure. But he...

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    Live Reverb – Peter Hook & the Light play Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures,” Bluebird, 9-19-2011

    by  • September 20, 2011 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Hook and company brought a missing sound to ears that had been waiting for some time. (Photo: Al de Perez)

    At the risk of eliciting a chorus of jaded groans: Yes, Peter Hook & the Light, led by the bassist for the influential Joy Division, performed a rousing rendition of the post-punk swan song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” last night at the Bluebird in the first of two encores. Did you think they...

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    The UMS hits full speed today – plan accordingly! Don’t worry – we’re here to help.

    by  • July 23, 2011 • Denver Venues, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads, ThreadedTweets • 0 Comments

    The 11th Annual UMS is now in its third day, and rounding the inside corner to slingshot itself into full, reckless, dangerous and foolhardy speed, and you're going to want to grab on for dear life about now, and hold on. It's going to get a lot more beautiful before too long, and there'll...

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    The UMS is rockin’ – Here’s DenverThread’s list for Day Two

    by  • July 22, 2011 • Denver Venues, Locals Only, NewsThreads, ThreadedTweets • 0 Comments

    Day one's in the books, and it looks as if the 11th Annual UMS is off to a roarin' start! But - if you thought last Thursday night's activities were brilliant, epic, miraculous - or tragic, melancholy, maudlin - hold on to your pants. The momentum's just beginning! Friday is the New Black Here are our toppers...

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    Live Threads – Reverb: Wye Oak at Larimer Lounge, Saturday, April 2, 2011

    by  • April 4, 2011 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    At the Larimer Lounge on Saturday night, Jenn Wasner mentioned that she and bandmate Andy Stack of the Baltimore band Wye Oak, were tired. And justifiably so, having come from Salt Lake City that day, and in the very beginning of a 10-day stretch of their current tour that travels through the midwest and...

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    Live Thread – Erik Husman @ the Walnut Room, Thursday, March 24, 2011

    by  • March 29, 2011 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Erik Husman at the Walnut Room, Denver, 03-24-11

    The Walnut Room provided the perfect flavor of intimacy and concrete last Thursday night to encompass - enthrone - the recording of a local fledgling artist’s second album. The 50-some people gathered to watch and listen to Golden’s Erik Husman were treated to a mix between Merle Haggard and a Pete Seeger that spent...

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    HeyReverb! Live Review: Sonic Youth @the Ogden – 10/04/10 – on a BRAND NEW Reverb site!

    by  • October 5, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    After last Monday night’s show at the Ogden Theater, I’m convinced that Sonic Youth are immortals - beings that refuse to age. What else explains their uncanny ability to remain constantly relevant, prescient - and continuously young - in the face of a culture hell bent on replication of the popular, and often the...

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    Reverb: Nuns of Brixton, Gestapo Pussy Ranch @Bender’s Tavern, September 24th, 2010

    by  • September 25, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Locals Only • 0 Comments

    Nuns of Brixton, a Clash tribute band in full convent regalia, played Bender's Tavern in front of a rapt crowd last Friday night (Photo:Michael McGrath, denverpost.com/reverb)

    Having seen Jim Yelenick in his other bands — the hardcore Pitch Invasion and the hilarious acousti-punk Sputnik Slovenia — I figured I’d seen the gamut of his personas, and loved them all. But none topped his loose adaptation of Joe Strummer in a full nun habit, wildly leading a packed house through a...

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    REVERB: Warlock Pinchers’ reunion show – There was blood, and so much more . . .

    by  • August 9, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    King Scratchie receives a comforting - and absorbent - hand from Jerk-O the Clown. (Photo: Joe McCabe, Reverb)

    Cheerleaders, men in diapers (one of them covered in blood) and a clown with a mohawk making balloon animals. That was the scene on the Gothic Theatre’s stage last Friday night. All of that, and there was also a rock band — Warlock Pinchers, one of Denver’s legendary locals from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s —...

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    Ready for the UMS? Check out these Haiku pointers – to help you make the most of it!

    by  • July 22, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Denver, The UMS, Day 1, Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - It's come around again. The UMS - Denver's pinnacle celebration of the local music scene - is upon us, and this year, the festival's tenth anniversary, this beast has grown, nearly to the point of bursting. Four days, over 20 venues, and over 300 bands,...

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    Live DenverThread Review: Ideal Fathers with Solar Bear, St. Elias at Hi-Dive, 04/29/10

    by  • May 3, 2010 • In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    This part of the Denver scene continues to grow in both band members and fans, and the Hi-Dive hosted an all-local, all noisy and all fun lineup that showcased some of them last Thursday night. Including Solar Bear, Ideal Fathers, St Elias and Colors, it attracted a more than modest crowd, and kept...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Live DenverThread Review: The Inactivists provide some sweet, sickly heartbreak for the love-challenged

    by  • February 9, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 1 Comment

    Scott Livingston isn’t someone you want to wrong, particularly in the arena of love. As frontman of Denver band The Inactivists, a band known for its nerdy humor mixed with artsy rock, he’s got a soapbox that’s pretty tall. And with the band’s latest record, “Love Songs and Other Songs About Love,” they’ve taken...

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