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    Riot Fest Denver, Day 1 – Review/Slideshow

    by  • September 20, 2014 • NewsThreads • 0 Comments

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    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

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    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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    It’s The 2014 UMS! Looking for Your Very Own Lineup?

    by  • July 25, 2014 • NewsThreads • 0 Comments

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    DenverThread Recommends, Hour-by-Hour Picks for Friday, July 25 Whether you’re an old-school UMS stalwart or this is your first time being subjected to the Rocky Mountains’ hugest underground music festival, it helps to get a little direction from a trusted source. So we here at DenverThread – having been to virtually every UMS (in...

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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 • 1 Comment

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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 • 0 Comments

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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 • 0 Comments

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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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    Local Record Review: Clarke Sondermann Makes Films, Not Just Music, With His Laptop

    by  • January 23, 2014 • NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Clarke Sondermann's Record "The Echo Trail"

    “… here’s the last two years of my life, documented and recorded mostly on a laptop,” announces – or opines –  local musician Clarke Sondermann on his Bandcamp page that hosts “The Echo Trail,”  his debut release. It’s a statement that creates a number of possible, but very immediate, reactions – from repulsion to...

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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

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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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    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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