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    Live reviews of local acts playing in, around, and of Denver.

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

    by  • September 17, 2013 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, National, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

    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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    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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    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 • 1 Comment

    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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    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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    UMS 2012 Has Come & Gone, Denver – Recaps & Photos

    by  • July 24, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

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    This year’s Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (UMS) may have been the biggest and best yet, and – barring the weight of the tragedy in Aurora that clouded an otherwise perfect opening night – all four days went off without a hitch. As in previous occurrences since the festival relocated to South Broadway, The UMS invaded...

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    Erik Husman: Golden Troubadour to Throw a CD Release Party May 10 – Then: Hiatus

    by  • May 7, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only • 0 Comments

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

    Golden’s Erik Husman, along with his then-band The Golden Rule, recorded a full-length album at the Walnut Room on March 24, 2011.  Now, nearly 14 months later and going solo, Husman is ready for the CD release party. It’s set for this Thursday night at Mead Street Station – 3625 W. 32nd Ave in...

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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 • 1 Comment

    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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    American Music: Local trio Dirty Femmes to cover the Violent Femmes first LP, Sat., April 7 at the Hi-Dive

    by  • April 1, 2012 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, National • 0 Comments

    Dirty Femmes will play Violent Femmes first LP in its entirety, Sat., April 7, 2012 at the Hi-Dive.

    How often do you find yourself inadvertently – almost subconsciously humming Blister in the Sun, Kiss Off, Add It Up, American Music or just about any of the seminal hits from early alt-folk (alt-punk? folk-punk? Angst-folk?) trio Violent Femmes? I know for me – and a whole sew of folks who were dragging themselves...

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    New Threads You Need Now – Night of Joy, Achille Lauro, Lee Ranaldo, Willis Earl Beal – more!

    by  • March 27, 2012 • Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 15 Comments

    Night of Joy - Hardcore Girls Are A Hoax

    Night of Joy, Achille Lauro, Black Postcards (Local); Lee Ranaldo, Willis Earl Beal, Jeffrey Lewis (not local) Well - This post we’ve got a bucket of sounds, and none too soon (having missed a while - our apologies).... This one features a slew of locals - two from the same label (Hot Congress) and...

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    Who’s Playin’ What Where? DenverThread’s Gettin’ Out Guide – January 20 – February 4

    by  • January 20, 2012 • In Denver Live, Local, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

    Arlo White from The Pretty Sure will be showing off his vision at the Broomfield Auditorium until mid-February. THe PRetty Sure will be playing on CapHill in Denver Saturday, January 21st. (Photo: Hypnotic Turtle)

    DenverThread’s guide to where you should be and what you should be seeing – and, of course, hearing – for the next few weeks around Denver. The “Planet Rock” Art Show is Now Open in Broomfield, Artist’s Band The Pretty Sure Play Saturday Night Arlo White really is a post-post-postpunk-post-renaissance man. As many places...

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    Live Review: Black Heart Procession at Hi-Dive, Monday, December 12, 2011

    by  • December 14, 2011 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Black Heart Procession and the Saw

    You could say that The Black Heart Procession bears a large portion of responsibility for the sound of “indie” today, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Since the members’ initial involvement in the seminal Three Mile Pilot in the late ‘90s, they’ve been championing a slow, psychedelic-but-gruff Pink Floyd style that’s only been solidified and...

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    New DenverThreads: Kissing Party, Erik Husman and the Golden Rule and Mombi bring more to Denver’s sound

    by  • October 23, 2011 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Kissing Party – Waster’s Wall Kissing Party’s latest record, “Waster’s Wall,” still reflects a little more Belle & Sebastian than it’s probably meant to. And I’m putting that out there right away because of Gregg Dolan’s reported frustration with that comparison. But it’s not mired in the Brit-pop band’s lo-fi jangle. For this record,...

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    Pull on this Thread: Get your Rocktober started with terror at Bar Bar this Friday!

    by  • October 6, 2011 • Denver Venues, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Aside from the fact that all the calendars around us agree, how else can you really tell Rocktober is beginning in full swing? Zombiecrawl is right around the corner, we can smell snow in the air (already!) and Spirit stores are popping up like Starbucks. And, while your heart might be racing at the...

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