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...

Shabazz Palaces at the Larimer Lounge

I began my experience at Larimer Lounge as usual by going directly from the doorman to the bar for a drink and then outside to the back patio. Very few people were enjoying the mild night on the patio, but included in that crowd were two men aptly describing what they would end up doing about 15 minutes later. They were explaining to an attentive group of about four people that their preoccupation was with creating a...

13 May 9:11 PM 0 Read More...

Sounds on 29th

Now in their second season, Colorado Public Television's SOUNDS ON 29TH brings the best of the local music scene straight to your television, recorded at the CPT12 studio on 29th & Welton. You can tune in to these awesome performances on channel 12, and check them out a week after they air on their site as well. Previous performers include absolutely fantastic locals like The Knew, Hindershot, Go Star, Sn...

04 May 11:52 PM 0 Read More...

The Men at the Hi-Dive

Dirty Few opened up the show at the Hi-Dive. From their demeanor on stage at this and four other shows I’ve seen them performing, they consistently channel as many party vibes as the stage can contain while imbibing before, between, and during songs.  Friday was no exception as they blew through their primary and back-up beers and demanded Twisted Tea tallboys, which were quickly delivered by an attentive friend. ...

04 May 2:05 AM 0 Read More...