Hole – Nobody’s Daughter

Hole – Nobody’s Daughter I’m almost embarrassed to recommend this album.  I have no love for Courtney as a person, but I was a fan of Hole back in the day and this album (even though it’s not really Hole) sounds great.  Sometimes it’s nice to hear a straight-up rock album. Hole – Skinny Little Bitch Reviews: NOW 4/5 A.V.… Read more →

Deer Tick – The Black Dirt Sessions

Deer Tick – The Black Dirt Sessions John McCauley has one of those voices you will either love or hate.  I happen to love it.  Black Dirt might not live up to Deer Tick’s first two releases, but it is one of the strongest folk/alt-country releases this year. Deer Tick – When She Comes Reviews: Paste 8.2 AbsolutePunk 81% Dusted Read more →

Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void

Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void Portland, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper newest album continues the journey away from experimental and toward straight-up alt-country.  This probably won’t be topping any lists this year, but it’s another strong release from a band that is consistently good. Blitzen Trapper – Heaven and Earth Reviews: A.V. Club B+ Pop Matters 8/10 Adequacy Read more →

4X: Extreme Essentials

Nightbringer – Apocalypse Sun Some heavy black metal from right here in Colorado. Nightbringer – Serpent of the Midnight Sun Reviews: Infernal Masquerade 5/5 Mishka Bloglin B Metal Psalter Ludicra – The Tenant You’d never know that this San Francisco-based black metal band is fronted by a female lead singer. She growls and screams with the best of her male… Read more →

Re-Up: July 2010

Every month I will recap the albums and songs I can recommend under the Re-Up heading. Click on each album cover for more information. Songs: Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij & Best Coast – All Summer (internet only via Converse) Free Energy – Bang Pop (from Stuck on Nothing out now) Steel Train – Bullet (from Steel Train out now) Kristen… Read more →

O Canada: Vancouver Battle of the Bands in Denver… Black Mountain vs. The New Pornographers

“Thanks for coming out tonight, we know you have choices…Black Mountain, Lady Gaga…we’re glad you chose to come see us.” That is what Carl Newman had to say to the crowd gathered at The Ogden Theater on Wednesday night for The New Pornographers show. “Black Mountain were supposed to finish their set and then come see us…” Black Mountain and The… Read more →

ILSUDH2 Approved Shows for August 2010

8/2: Roadside Graves @ Larimer Lounge 8/3: Tokyo Police Club @ Bluebird Theater 8/3: FOTR: The Lost Boys @ Red Rocks 8/4: Mimicking Birds @ Hi-Dive 8/5: Jackson Browne w/David Lindley @ Red Rocks 8/7: Pretty Lights w/MiMOSA, Emancipator and Zion-I @ Red Rocks 8/7: Chris Isaak @ Arvada Center 8/9: Crystal Castles @ Ogden Theater * 8/9: Avi Buffalo… Read more →