Lissie – Catching A Tiger

Lissie – Catching A Tiger The debut full length from the singer-songwriter from Rock Island, Illinois who recently covered KiD CuDi‘s Pursuit of Happiness is not as good as her live shows, but it does have some great material mixed in with the good. We fell in ‘like’ with Lissie when she came to Denver to open for Ray LaMontagne. … Read more →

The Hold Steady @ The Ogden, 07/07/2010

Everyone has good and bad days at work.  Right?  Well, hopefully you have some good days mixed in with the bad.  But if you’re a rock band, you have to be on it every night.  If you’re having a bad day, you cannot let the audience see or feel it.  If they do, you’re not going to make any new… Read more →

Against Me! – White Crosses

Against Me! – White Crosses Even though I understand the backlash against this band, I can’t help but like them.  I’m sure if I was into Against Me! when I was 15 I wouldn’t be able to handle their crossover into the mainstream.  But I only discovered them a couple years back and I like their folk-punk/alt-rock sound, even if… Read more →

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 →