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

    DenverThread Picks of the Weekend – Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

    by  • November 18, 2015 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments


    This year, as you’re getting ready to load up on tryptophan, relatives, scotch and football, we’ve got a few recommendations to make sure you get a good filling of music to hold  you over the holiday. We’ve picked out quite a selection of underground coming through Denver over the next week or so, from...

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    #UMS2015, Day #3 – DenverThread’s Approved Lineup is Here!

    by  • July 25, 2015 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments


    Well – here we are, in the thick of it, the UMS, day #3. At this point, you’re probably feeling the heat, sweating out the alcohol (soon to be replaced), trying to stretch your extremities and get them back under your control, and wondering how you’re still awake. But it’s really just begun. This...

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    DenverThread’s Bands to Catch at #UMS2015, Night #2, Friday, July 24

    by  • July 24, 2015 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments


    After a righteous kick-off evening for the 2015 Denver Post UMS, tonight the festival will no doubt really start to gain momentum. Over 300 bands in total, over four nights, across more than 20 venues, this year’s UMS is bigger than ever, and promises to push the South Broadway district in Denver beyond some limits....

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    The Helio Sequence Bring A Chill to Denver Friday Night

    by  • June 3, 2015 • In Denver Live, Local, National, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 1 Comment

    Photo Credit: William Anthony

    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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    Hypnotic Turtle Radio presents “Mothersbaugh/Still,” a Web-Radio Simulcast, TONIGHT!

    by  • May 21, 2015 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, Local, NewsThreads • 0 Comments


    If you haven’t had enough of Mark Mothersbaugh – and, really, who can say they have? – be sure and tune into Radio 1190 at 9:00 PM tonight, Thursday, May 21, to catch a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get even more! Local wonder-star and rock legend Arlo White will host an interactive event showing off the...

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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 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 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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    Shonen Knife Ready to Destroy Denver, with a Little Help from Denver

    by  • October 15, 2014 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Interviews, National, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

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    “Just the idea of a trio of Ramones worshiping Japanese girls roaming the earth playing their own brand of J-Rock, J-Pop, Pop/Punk Fun Time Soup, was good enough for us,” recalled local musician Arlo White, of Denver’s Sparkle Jetts. “When we finally heard them it was exactly like what it sounded like in our...

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

    by  • July 11, 2014 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

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    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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    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


    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


    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 • 1 Comment

    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 • 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 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 2 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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