• In Denver Live

    Live reviews of Denver shows, including both local and national acts.

    Guided By Voices at the Gothic Theatre, June 4, 2014 (Reverb Review)

    by  • June 6, 2014 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

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    Robert Pollard and his “Classic Lineup” of Guided by Voices played the Gothic Theatre last Wednesday night – with a vengeance. For nearly three hours, and through upwards of 50 tunes and including three set-long encores, Pollard and the boys proved to a modest-but-rabid crowd that age ain’t nothin’ to the true rock ‘n...

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

    by  • March 6, 2014 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

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    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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    Don’t Miss Jack Name tonight at the Hi-Dive. You’ll know why before Dent May starts.

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    Jack Name's "Light Show," released january 21, is some heady psychedelic stuff.

    Free this Saturday night (February 1)? Not any more, you’re not. Time for you to get your Gary Numan-meets-Alice Cooper groove on and go see Jack Name (aka John Webster John – touring as guitarist with White Fence) – opening for Dent May – at the Hi-Dive. Seriously, this Los Angeles psych-soothsayer promises to grab...

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

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

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

    by  • October 24, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, NewsThreads • 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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    Suicide Girls Rocked Lodo with the Blackheart Burlesque Saturday Night

    by  • October 21, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

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    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 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    A masked Mike Scott recites W. B. Yeats' "The Second Coming" in front of his Waterboys at the Boulder Theatre, October 13, 2013. (Photo: Mike McGrath)

    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 • 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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    Look out Byers – there’s a RIOT going down – this weekend

    by  • September 17, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    The Riot Fest comes to Byers, CO this weekend. (Map: RiotFest.org)

    If you haven’t heard of the impending onslaught of music about to hit Byers, Colorado this weekend, you’ve definitely been living under a rock. Or, maybe more likely, you’ve just been listening to the wrong music for the past few decades – in which case this, the last of the blockbuster summer festivals for...

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    Flume is Wrapping Up the Western US Tonight at the Fox Theatre in Boulder

    by  • September 6, 2013 • In Denver Live, National, Record Reviews • 1 Comment

    Flume will fill the Fox with some purple bliss during tonight's SOLD OUT show. (Photo: Flume)

    Judging by his electronic wizardry, Flume is definitely a product of the i-generation. Born in 1991, Harley Streten has never known a world without the internet, and might just be one of the poster children of an era that’s (maybe) destined to be the fastest-growing humans ever. Streten’s taken his piece of it (so...

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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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    Iceage at the Marquis Theater – Live Review & Photos

    by  • April 7, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

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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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    Girl Wreck takes over the Oriental tomorrow night for 12 hours of local rock

    by  • April 5, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Girl Wreck hosts the 2nd Annual Girl Wreck Fest at the Oriental tomorrow, April 6, 2013

    Coachella? ATP? Lollapalooza? All of these mega fests are announcing/leaking their mega line ups – but who in Denver needs them? Wanna usher in the Spring and Summer music season in style? Head up north to the Oriental Theater, where you’ll catch the 2nd Annual Girl Wreck Fest – two stages and 12 solid...

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    New Local Threads: Hi-Strung – “Malfunction” Review

    by  • March 17, 2013 • In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    Hi-Strung are on their way to becoming one of Denver's best, behind Samantha Doom's bass and insight.

    Concept albums often seem to ride a dangerous road – too easy to marginalize of the story doesn’t carry, or if it’s too sentimental. Too easy to ridicule if the story takes over the music. Too easily misunderstood – and therefore run over roughshod by critics. Which is why it’s pretty refreshing to listen...

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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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    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: New Record in February, Ogden Theatre Show in April

    by  • December 3, 2012 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announced the February release of their first new record since 2008 - "Push The Sky Away."

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are scheduled to release a new record – their 15th overall and first since 2008′s “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!” “Push The Sky Away” will drop on February 18th (February 19th in the US). They’ve also announced some North American tour dates, including one at the Ogden on April 3rd...

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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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