Zola Jesus – Stridulum EP

Zola Jesus – Stridulum EP The new(er) EP from the singer/songwriter from Phoenix is a dark one.  You will have no doubts that Zola Jesus was logical choice to open for Fever Ray on her recent tour. Zola Jesus – Night Reviews: PopMatters 7/10 Pitchfork 8.1 One Thirty BPM 84% Read more →

Couple(s) Tennis in Denver

Denver’s own husband/wife indie pop duo, Tennis, have been popping up all over the place lately.  They have a lo-fi 50’s girl group  feel to them.  I have only heard a couple tracks, but I think they might be worth following.  I’m going to try to catch their set at Meadowlark tomorrow night. Tennis – Marathon PreOrder South Carolina 7″ Read more →

Tool @ Red Rocks: Night 1

Tool brought their unique show back to Colorado this week with two nights at Red Rocks. They brought their trademark progressive rock/metal with an industrial twist and they brought their mind-altering lights and visual aids. They also brought an attitude about cameras that I have never seen at Red Rocks. ‘No cameras of any kind, violators may be ejected’ was… Read more →

ILSUDH2 Approved Shows for July 2010

7/5: Thao and Mirah with the Most of All @ Hi-Dive 7/6: Film on the Rocks: Raising Arizona @ Red Rocks 7/7: The Hold Steady w/The Whigs @ Ogden Theater * 7/10: Sublime with Rome w/Matisyahu & Dirty Heads @ Red Rocks * 7/13: Lilith: Metric, Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, more @ Comfort Dental * 7/13: Film on… Read more →

Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II

Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II Not your father’s black metal…or is it?  This album seems to be influenced more by Trent Reznor and Roger Waters than it does by Varg Vikernes or the corpse-painted Norwegians.  These guys from Illinois are labeled psychedelic black metal, but I swear some of these songs are downright danceable.  Definitely not for everyone,… Read more →