Local groups combine to shake things up

Denver’s own super group Snake Rattle Rattle Snake is really coming into their own. Featuring members of Monofog, Mr. Pacman, Bad Luck City and Hawks of Paradise, the band is attracting a lot of attention especially since the release of their new EP last month. Vocalist Hayley Helmerick discussed what’s next.

Cracker co-founder keeps crackin’

Since 1992, when Cracker released their self-titled debut, many trends in rock have come and gone. But the mass extinctions of the last 18 years that have culled their flat-footed peers have missed Cracker due to their passionate blend of hard rock, alternative country and soulful but often sarcastic lyrics.

Upcoming shows

Scott H. Biram // 9:30 p.m., Feb. 22 // Bender’s Tavern, $10 Scott H. Biram will bring his whiskey-soaked one-man-band antics to Bender’s Tavern Feb. 22. Biram’s dirty, foot-stompin’ blues oozes energy and classic country down home style. Biram’s tunes should definitely ignite a sweaty, beer-swillin’ good time, Supporting his most recent and more acoustic […]

Upcoming shows

Pictureplane // 9 p.m., Feb. 20 // Rhinoceropolis, $5 Discover something fresh and new this weekend for only $5. Pictureplane is a local act that has been attracting national attention lately. After a European tour with underground heavyweight HEALTH, this act has been turning heads, and with good reason. Pictureplane’s Travis Egedy has a way […]

Saul Williams talks politics, poetry and music

Poet, rapper and actor Saul Williams has been a strong and powerful voice in the world of spoken-word poetry as well as underground hip-hop since he came on the scene in 1998. He constantly tours and creates new material that consistently challenges his fans. He took time out of his busy schedule to talk with “The Met” before his poetry reading at Tivoli Turnhalle.

RJD2 / The Colossus

The Colossus is an appropriate title for RJD2’s fourth solo album. The self-produced album further shows his ability to surprise everyone with his dynamism. This album is so diverse, sometimes you have to be reminded it’s all from the same artist.