Monday, May 26, 2008

denver/boulder shows for 5/26 - 6/1/08

Monday, May 26
Ill Distortion @ Larimer Lounge
Nightwish @ Ogden Theater
The Old Haunts @ Hi-Dive

Tuesday, May 27
Catherine @ Marquis Theater
The Dresden Dolls @ Ogden Theater
The Presets @ Larimer Lounge

Wednesday, May 28
The Breeders @ Ogden Theater
Casiotone For The Painfullly Alone @ Hi-Dive
Death Cab For Cutie @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Dubconscious @ Fox Theatre
Heeler @ Larimer Lounge
The Queers @ Marquis Theater

Thursday, May 29
Chamcha @ Larimer Lounge
Demon Funkies CD Release Party @ Bluebird Theater
Joan Of Arc @ Hi-Dive
The Jonbenet @ Marquis Theater
The Kooks @ Ogden Theater
Matt Costa @ Fox Theatre
Potcheen Folk Band/Reed Foehl @ Walnut Room
Tiger Army @ Gothic Theatre

Friday, May 30
Animo CD Release Party @ Gothic Theatre
Homeslice @ Walnut Room
Hot IQs @ Hi-Dive
Marion Meadows @ Soiled Dove
The New Deal @ Fox Theatre
Sleeper Horse @ Marquis Theater
Sofo CD Release Party @ Bluebird Theater
Wetlands @ Larimer Lounge

Saturday, May 31
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Fillmore Auditorium
Grand Archives @ Hi-Dive
Jennifer Lane @ Soiled Dove
Newton Faulkner/Griffin House @ Fox Theatre
Paper Bird @ Boulder Theater
Pela @ Larimer Lounge
White Rabbits @ Bluebird Theater

Sunday, June 1
Fissure Mystic @ Larimer Lounge

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

brought to you by, yes, the letter 'd'

Eels - Daisies Of The Galaxy

Sondre Lerche - Dan In Real Life OST
Cute movie, great soundtrack. Love the Steve Carell, love the Sondre Lerche. Can't really stand the Dane Cook though. Ah well.

Hot IQs - Dangling Modifier
Man oh man I adore those Hot IQs. One of my favorite local bands fer sure. Retromuff.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

David Bowie - David Bowie

David Matheson - David Matheson
Crappy picture, sorry. Some days I really really really really really really really really miss Moxy Fruvous. A lot.

Dirty On Purpose - Dead Volcanoes EP

Ryan Adams - Demolition

Alec Ounsworth - Demos

Flashy Python And The Bodysnatchers - Demos
A nice little Alec Ounsworth two-fer.

Grand Archives - Demos

Rogue Wave - Descended Like Vultures

Pharoahe Monch - Desire

Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

Beach House - Devotion

Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha
This album is so great. But, really, what else would you expect from a band who titles a song "Whisky & Green Tea"?

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazurus Dig!!!

Bright Eyes - Digital Ash In A Digital Urn

Crooked Fingers - Dignity And Shame

Dios (Malos) - Dios (Malos)
Saw them open for the Spinto Band a couple of years ago and fell in love. There were about a dozen people at the show...

The Cure - Disintegration

Centro-Matic - Distance And Clime

Erin McKeown - Distillation

Clinic - Do It!

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?

Dan Bern - Dog Boy Van

Sondre Lerche - Don't Be Shallow

Okkervil River - Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

Donnie Darko OST
Brilliant fucking film.

The Original Mark Edwards - The Doom Loop

Golden Smog - Down By The Old Mainstream

Babyshambles - Down In Albion
Still pretty 'meh' about this album, despite my ongoing love affair with last year's Shotter's Nation. I am rather fond of the cover art, though.

Okkervil River - Down The River Of Golden Dreams

The Starlight Mints - The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of
Love this band.


New music detour! New music detour! To borrow a phrase from my little brother, new music is so win.

Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing
I'm new to Port O'Brien. I need to listen to them more.

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Full of electronicy goodness.


The Whitest Boy Alive - Dreams

Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain

Josh Rouse - Dressed Up Like Nebraska
Such a great album. Josh, Josh, Josh... what happened?

Starlight Mints - Drowaton
Yup, still love this band...

M. Ward - Duet For Guitars #2

Toad The Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea

Sondre Lerche And The Faces Down Quartet - Duper Sessions
Sondre sure likes the letter 'd'...

Ox - Dust Bowl Revival

Rolling right along...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

denver/boulder shows for 5/19 - 5/25/08

Monday, May 19
DJ Scooter @ Larimer Lounge
Rilo Kiley/The Spinto Band @ Ogden Theater
Teitur @ Soiled Dove

Tuesday, May 20
BigTime Entertainment Show @ Hi-Dive
The Birdwatchers @ Larimer Lounge
Sea Wolf/Bela Karoli/Hello Kavita @ Bluebird Theater
Set Your Goals @ Marquis Theater
Thrice @ Ogden Theater

Wednesday, May 21
The Cure @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Disaffected @ Larimer Lounge
Donna Jean & The Tricksters @ Fox Theatre
Jakob Dylan @ Boulder Theater (e-Town)
Someone Still loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Hi-Div
Stanton Moore Trio @ Bluebird Theater

Thursday, May 22
Brett Dennen/Mason Jennings @ Ogden Theater
Broomstock Preview Party @ Marquis Theater
Dirtbombs @ Larimer Lounge
Identity Pusher @ Gothic Theatre
Pleistocene CD Release @ Hi-Dive
Stanton Moore Trio @ Fox Theatre
Tokyo Police Club @ Bluebird Theater

Friday, May 23
Kinetix/Rob Drabkin @ Bluebird Theater
Langhorne Slim @ Hi-Dive
Marcia Ball @ Boulder Theater
Mike Ness @ Gothic Theatre
The Photo Atlas @ Walnut Room
Spring Creek Bluegrass @ Fox Theatre
Swervedriver @ Marquis Theater
UmConscious @ Soiled Dove
Workhorse @ Larimer Lounge

Saturday, May 24
Angie Stevens DVD Release Party @ Walnut Room
Harvest the Murdered @ Bluebird Theater
Jeremy Enigk/Damien Jurado @ Fox Theatre
Khale @ Hi-Dive
The Life There Is @ Larimer Lounge
Mike Ness @ Gothic Theatre
Nightmare Of You @ Marquis Theater

Sunday, May 25
The Build Up @ Larimer Lounge
Johanna Kunin @ Hi-Dive
Only Thunder @ Bluebird Theater
Tally Hall @ The Falcon
Tribute To the Godfather Of Soul @ Ogden Theater

Friday, May 16, 2008

d'you know what's the best thing in the world?

Well, if you don't know, you don't have to wonder anymore... it's these:

Chocolate. Covered. Cinnamon. Bears. They are heaven. I get mine from Sunflower Farmer's Market, and it's just a good thing that there's not a Sunflower too close to my home, or I'd have OD'd on them by now.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

local band news type stuff

Denver four-piece The Still City will be releasing its second EP, Light And The Machines, on May 31st at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer Street). The new EP, recorded and produced by the band's guitarist Ryan Murphy, is both more cohesive than, and a natural evolution from, last year's These Songs Are Walls.

"We're excited to release this E.P. We feel that it's indicative of the direction the band is headed for the full length we hope to start recording this fall," said Brian Knab, The Still City's singer. The Still City will share the Meadowlark release bill with The Swayback and Laylights on May 31st.

For a taste of The Still City, check out these tracks:

Sleepwalkers For Life
I Believe In Mathematics
A Bedroom And A Parking Spot
I Believe In Mathematics (acoustic)

The Still City:
Official site

Sunday, May 11, 2008

denver/boulder shows for 5/12 - 5/18/08

Monday, May 12
DJ Scooter @ Larimer Lounge
Fall From Grace @ Marquis Theater
The Mary Onettes @ Hi-Dive
Nylon Music Tour @ Gothic Theatre

Tuesday, May 13
Dead Meadow @ Larimer Lounge
Rocco Deluca @ Walnut Room
Subtle/Achille Lauro @ Bluebird Theater

Wednesday, May 14
An Evening With Asylum Street Spankers @ Walnut Room
Boulder Acoustic Society @ Fox Theatre
Frontside Five @ Bluebird Theater
Heart Start Hero @ Larimer Lounge

Thursday, May 15
The Bellrays @ Larimer Lounge
Big Time Entertainment Show @ Hi-Dive
Emarosa @ Marquis Theater
Jackson Boone & The Lovers Jive @ Fox Theatre
Was (Not Was) @ Gothic Theatre

Friday, May 16
As Blood Runs Black @ Marquis Theater
Dark Lotus @ Gothic Theatre
Jen Korte And The Loss @ Walnut Room
Latch @ Hi-Dive
Margot And The Nuclear So And Sos @ Larimer Lounge
Shwerver @ Bluebird Theater
Super 400 @ Boulder Theater

Saturday, May 17
Atmosphere @ Ogden Theater
Blue Scholars @ Gothic Theatre
Brian Regan @ Paramount Theatre
Cloud Cult @ Larimer Lounge
Insane Clown Posse @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
M.I.A. @ Fillmore Auditorium
Rob Drabkin @ Soiled Dove
Stand By Your Band III @ Hi-Dive
Tapes'n Tapes @ Bluebird Theater
Vitamins @ Walnut Room

Sunday, May 18
Boulder Acoustic Society @ Fox Theatre
Cloud Cult @ Larimer Lounge
Collective Soul @ Boulder Theater
CPC Gangbangs @ Hi-Dive
The Insomniacs @ Walnut Room
The Mars Volta @ Fillmore Auditorium

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

kiss my grits, it's my first cd giveaway!

David Ford is supporting Augustana this Saturday at the Gothic Theatre. Now, I admit that I'm not really an Augustana fan, but it doesn't take much to get me out to see David Ford. For all you doubters, witness my favorite youtube video EVER: State Of The Union. For further confirmation that David Ford is genius, you can see Go To Hell. The man is amazing.

With thanks to Original Signal Recordings, I've got copies of David's latest album "Songs For The Road" for two lucky readers.

If you have the time for such things, you can read David's bio here, and some more PR stuff here.

And if you are interested in securing a copy of "Songs For The Road", please send an e-mail to denvermystik[at]gmail[dot]com with "David Ford" as the subject and your name and mailing address in the body. Don't worry, I won't share your information with anyone. Giveaway ends May 14, 2008, two winners will be chosen randomly.

I think David must loop his entire life. And I mean that in the best possible way...

better late than never...

Monolith 2008 has been announced:

Full schedule
Tickets on sale now

Monday, May 05, 2008

full service, i like it.

Check out this press release from Austin's Full Service. It's an interesting idea, and I do indeed like it. Too bad 311 and Snoop Dogg aren't coming to Denver this summer...

TAKES OVER 311/Snoop Dogg Summer Tour

Austin’s band of road pirates FULL SERVICE has just announced it’s most far-reaching and risky stunt yet: a month long "TAKEOVER TOUR" spanning the entire eastern and south central United States. The target – 311 & Snoop Dogg’s summer tour.

Having successfully toured the nation’s club circuit independently for much of the last three years, FULL SERVICE has decided to take touring and promotion to a new level.

Wait, so the band has been invited to tour with 311?

"Definitely not. We were not invited by any means," says drummer Hoagman. "This is parasitic infiltration at its best. Will it be our greatest Takeover of all time? All signs point to yes."

Armed to the hilt with a generator, a traveling crew of three dedicated street-teamers and existing fans in every city, 10,000 demo CD’s, and a commitment to go without sleep for a month, the band will play 'takeover concerts' outside of the arena venues, before the inside concert begins, at all fourteen stops along the 311 tour, beginning in Philadelphia July 15th and ending in Austin August 2, 2008. The band is also booking late-night club dates in the each city after almost every takeover.

Full Service has been in takeover training for several years now, having successfully executed missions ranging from college campuses at lunch time (UCLA, UC-Berkeley, FSU, for example) to the Austin City Limits Festival (see FOX News coverage). Their most successful takeover came in 2006 outside the Austin Music Hall at a 311 concert in Austin. Full Service set up directly in front of the venue, which was heavily patrolled by Police. After a full ten-song set with no hassle from the authorities (gotta love Austin cops), a large crowd was begging for sample CD’s and info about the band.

Amidst the ever more competitive environment for bands to gain attention, FULL SERVICE has forsworn the standardized and impersonal myspace "friend-requesting" campaign and has instead decided to take it straight to the people, LOUD and LIVE and definitely UN-INVITED!

Visit or for music, videos, and info.

7/15 Tues – Penns Landing (Philadelphia, PA)
7/16 Wed Keyspan Park (Brooklyn, NY)
7/18 Fri – Tweeter Center (Boston, MA)
7/19 Sat – PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
7/20 Sun – Nissan Pavillion (Washington, DC)
7/22 Tues - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)
7/23 Wed - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (Raleigh, NC)
7/24 Thur – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Charlotte, NC)
7/26 Sat - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre (Atlanta, GA)
7/27 Sun - Ford Amphitheatre (TAMPA, FL)
7/29 Tues - River Center (BATON ROUGE, LA)
7/30 Wed - Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park (HOUSTON, TX)
7/31 Thur – Smirnoff Amphitheatre (Dallas, TX)
8/2 Sat – The Backyard (Austin, TX)

You should certainly check out their MySpace page for some tunes. They rather aptly describe their sound as Rock/Reggae/Metal. There's a little hip-hop in there too. It's good. Real good.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

and now a brief message

from a few new-ish type albums:

WHY? - Alopecia
This is quite good...

Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
Damn. So's this.

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
It's Wolf Parade. Kinda goes without saying that it's good. I have a tremendous fangirl crush on Spencer Krug...