Boris at the Bluebird Theater

Work kept me late and I arrived at Bluebird Theatre well after doors. After some haggling for a photo pass, I went inside to hear the last three or four songs of Pallbearer. Pallbearer, a four-piece from Arkansas, can loosely be categorized as doom metal, though they have distinct flourishes of prog rock and psychedelia sprinkled amongst their spacious songs. The band had a modest set up with the drummer front and...

20 May 9:57 PM 0 Read More...

Deerhunter - "Monomania"

With each album you can hear Deerhunter becoming more and more comfortable with the art of recording music. This album seems to take leaps forward with the their unique style of noisy pop soaked in distortion. For those unfamiliar with their previous releases Deerhunter is a band from Atlanta, Georgia fronted by Bradford Cox. They have a unique blend of poppy guitar melodies blended with distortion, reverb, and many ...

17 May 5:53 PM 0 Read More...

METZ at the Hi-Dive

Unlike the historic garden city located near the French border that shares its name there is nothing peaceful or quiet about the three-piece band known as METZ. Hailing from that noise-rock Shangri-La also known as Toronto, Canada (a city that also boasts hometown status to recent indie rock heroes Japandroids) the band graced Denver with its presence this past week. I walked through the door of the musty, yet famili...

16 May 9:47 PM 0 Read More...

The Black Angels at the Boulder Theater

On a recent Friday night at the Boulder Theatre, I was able to join several members of Radio 1190 in an evening with Wall of Death, Hanni El Khatib, and The Black Angels. And what an evening it was. The first act was Wall of Death, a French psyche-rock trio that offers a solid sound similar to the headlining act. Despite being only a guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer, their sound was strikingly full, and easily...

15 May 10:43 PM 0 Read More...

CU Independent: Required Listening: "Knock Knock" by Smog

In Required Listening, music director Sam shares some of his favorite records from his collection. This article originally appeared at the CU Independent. Bill Callahan isn’t the kind of artist who makes it easy for listeners to understand him, but anyone gazing at the absurd artwork on this absurdly titled record should already have some idea of that. And yet all of Callahan’s work under the Smog moniker has ...

13 May 9:32 PM 0 Read More...