• Posts Tagged ‘local’

    #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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    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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    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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    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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    The 11th Annual UMS Starts Today – So do DenverThread’s lists – here’s day one

    by  • July 21, 2011 • Denver Venues, Locals Only, NewsThreads, ThreadedTweets, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It's here! And it's definitely THE highpoint of Denver's summer music season! A full Red Rocks schedule, the Warped and other festival tours, multiple nights of Widespread Panic - even the monster U2 show in Invesco Field at Mile High - all pale in comparison to the magnitude of this weekend's pinnacle. The 11th...

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    New(ish) Threads – Reviews of new(ish) Matt Shupe, new Thurston Moore, and Il Cattivo

    by  • June 23, 2011 • NewsThreads, Record Reviews, Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Matt Shupe - The Greying Heart

    Starting a new job can suck – especially for your online magazine. That’s the explanation for my long absence on the ‘Thread – and I’m stickin’ with it. Now to get back into the swing, and get you readers some well-deserved regularity… But on with the news: This week we’re presenting three fantastic albums,...

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    New Threads – From Denver: Deadbubbles, The Outfit; from Oakland: tUnE-yArDs

    by  • April 18, 2011 • Local, Locals Only, National, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    The Outfit - Broken West Wishbone Test

    This week we offer a look at a few new threads that run the gamut in sound and intention, and we like just about all of it. From a well-deserved (if awfully early in the their life) tribute to Denver’s Deadbubbles, to The Outfit’s indecipherably titled debut – still full of promise, to tUnE-yArDs,...

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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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    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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    New Music Threads – Local heroes Veronica & The Raven & The Writing Desk offer up fun and surreal tunes, and live shows to fill your holiday nights

    by  • November 28, 2010 • Locals Only, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 1 Comment

    Three veteran Denver artists, all previous members of bands that have long since passed into legendary status - and that enjoyed that status off and on during their active years as well - have pooled their talents and love of straight ahead punk/indie rock with a simple aesthetic and an indelible stripe of mischievous...

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    If you catch one show this year, make it this weekend: Warlock Pinchers are back!

    by  • August 6, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Warlock Pinchers together again, shown here at an L.A. practice. (Photo: Beth Herzhaft)

    If you were anywhere around the scene in Boulder and Denver in the late '80s, chances are you were not only familiar with the Pinchers, but you probably carried some of their merchandise with you daily - clipped to your backpack or in your pocket - or you wore out your shield t-shirt as...

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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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    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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    New Threads: New tunes from Gypsy Nomads, Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js and Deadbubbles

    by  • June 1, 2010 • In Denver Live, Local, National • 3 Comments

    The summer music overflow has begun, and Denver looks to be deluged with a constant influx, through-flux and home-spun-flux of music for the season, both live and recorded. Upstate New York’s Gypsy Nomads have released a new collection of twelve songs laced with oodles of magic - of both the cabaret/vaudeville and faerie ilk...

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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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    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: The Inactivists spread their love straight into the heart of Denver

    by  • January 25, 2010 • In Denver Live • 0 Comments

    I’ve been introduced to the perfect collection of songs to commemorate the “holiday,” complete with the appropriate level of irony, humor and lovelorn misgivings in The inactivists' “Love Songs & Other Songs About Love,” released last year. So much more than merely a pile of rosy, soap opera schmaltz, this record, through The Inactivists’...

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    DenverThread Live Review: Vitamins w/The Outfit, Meadowlark, 11/7/09

    by  • November 11, 2009 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only • 0 Comments

    The Meadowlark Bar continues to set the bar for live national and local lineups in a hip, comfortable environment night after night. Last Saturday’s lineup was no exception, and featured The Outfit and headliners Vitamins, both originally from Greeley, after being supported by Johnny Burroughs (also a Greeley native) and Seattle’s garage-bluesy The Curious...

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