Twist & Shout

2508 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
303-722-1943
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If Twist & Shout heralds the end of the record store as we know it, well, we feel fine. With the advent of digital music files, most record stores are vanishing from the commercial landscape. But rather than passively wait for its demise, Paul and Jill Epstein are raging against the dying of the light. The sprawling Twist & Shout -- relocated in 2006 from its former home on Alameda to the Lowenstein Center on East Colfax -- brings together CDs, DVDs, vinyl, books and rock-era paraphernalia of every description in an enormous yet wonderfully warm space that consumers won’t want to leave. It’s as fine a place to shop for music as any in America, not to mention a terrific venue in which to hear special shows by touring performers. And with a roster that changes monthly, the store's Local Listening Post is a smart way to keep up with the music being made by the people in your neighborhood.

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    Last week, the Pretenders released the Dan Auerbach-produced album Alone, the band's first album since 2008's Break Up the Concrete. Fans who purchase the album at Twist & Shout (at the in-store register, not online) c...

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    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:51 a.m. by Brett Callwood

    It’s been ten years since local indie-folk band Paper Bird formed, and just under that since its celebrated debut album, Anything Nameless and Joymaking, was unleashed. The band has managed to maintain commendable traction since the...

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    April 16 is Record Store Day, the day of the year when people are supposed to celebrate the culture surrounding independent record stores. According to the Record Store Day website, the idea was raised at a gathering of record store...

  • The Broke Music Fan's Guide to Denver
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:04 a.m. by Isa Jones

    Being a music fan in Denver is kind of the best. There is no shortage of shows and talent, and there is some event or band news to bring a smile to a music-lover's face every day of the week. However, if you fall into the main demog...

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