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    November 15, 2013

    Nathaniel Motte on the essence of 3OH!3: "Sean and I just having fun in a basement in Colorado"

    3OH!3 (due this Saturday, November 16, at Summit Music Hall) formed in 2004 as an irreverent, outrageously humorous, dance pop band. Founded by Boulder natives Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman, 3OH!3 quickly caught on with audiences locally and then well outside of Colorado with its 2007 debut, 3OH! ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    The ten best New Year's Eve shows in Denver

    Wow! Has 2012 really already come to a close? If you are anything like us, you might be relieved, but either way, you're ready to start the new year. That doesn't mean this year shouldn't end on a good note (pun fully intended). With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the ten best shows with whi ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    93.3's Big Gig at Red Rocks, 9/16/12

    93.3's THE BIG GIG @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE| 9/16/12 Future rock stars of America, when they're doing their homework by watching all the YouTube vids they can find of fabulous frontmen lathering up a crowd, should instead go catch a Hives show to see how it's done. Like a rock and roll pissing cont ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Sex, drugs and rap: A first look at "BBHM$," Cobraconda's porntastic, very NSFW video

    Bitch better have my money... or else.​Judging solely from its new video for "BBHM$" (Bitch Better Have My Money -- what else would it stand for?), Cobraconda is a rap duo that essentially fucks bitches, does drugs and gets money. On "BBHM$," which is brimming with drugs, tits and tattoos, Gra ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    3OH!3 cameos on Hellcats with Ashley Tisdale

    So this happened: In case you missed it -- God knows we did -- 3OH!3 recently had a cameo on Hellcats, in which the Boulder boys performed "My First Kiss," with a scantily clad Ashley Tisdale serving as a sultry proxy for Ke$ha. Nice! Uh, what the hell is Hellcats, you ask? Well, let's see, near a ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    3OH!3's latest video "Touchin' on my" is a total smirk-fest

    What us, worry?​Here's how I imagine the conversation went down at the pre-production meeting for 3OH!3's latest video, "Touchin' On My": Okay, guys, let's get your pal DJ Skeet Skeet to wander down the street with a boombox, minding his own business. Then, Nat and Sean, you'll come speeding i ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    3OH!3 reflects on its first kiss and experiences "Double Vision" at Playboy's Beach House

    Just in case you're wondering what life is like for those affable 3OH!3 hooligans these days, well, let's just say it still seems charmed. Witness the pair rocking the Playboy Beach House, which appears to be stocked mostly with lovely ladies. Tough work if you can get it, eh? Talk about a teenage ... More >>

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    November 27, 2010

    3OH!3 at the 1STBANK Center, 11/26/10

    Photo: Aaron Thackeray3OH!3 last night at the 1STBANK Center. KTCL's Not So Silent Night with 3OH!3 Innerparty System | Oh My Stars | The Epilogues 11.26.10 | 1STBANK Center View 3OH!3 at 1STBANK slideshow Watching 3OH!3's rise over the last few years has been an interesting one, and the best gaug ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Allegaeon introduces the rest of the country to its heady brand of Colorado metal

    ​ Lest the rest of the country think we're merely home to indie rock goodness like Candy Claws and sugary sweet electro-pop confections like 3OH!3 or Breathe Carolina, Allegaeon's new album, Fragments of Form & Function, issued two weeks ago on the storied Metal Blade Records imprint, should ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    3OH!3's "My First Kiss" featured on So You Think You Can Dance

    While we always suspected that you could really cut a rug to 3OH!3's music -- especially "My First Kiss," the first single from the outfit's new album, Streets of Gold, and the video of which also earned the outfit another MTV VMA nomination earlier this week -- now we have proof, thanks to Kent B ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    3OH!3 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night

    Ah, so this is why Kamtin Mohager from the Chain Gang of 1974 wasn't on hand to collect his Westword Music Showcase award last night. The 3OH!3 cats are sounding tighter and tighter in the band context, eh? And props to Kimmel and company for being much more generous in devoting screen time to the ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Cobra, Caregivers Cup and Cuervo: The weekend in photos

    ​We unleashed photog Aaron Thackeray on the city this weekend, and he came back with hundreds of photos from Friday's 3OH!3/Cobra Starship concert, an after-party at Suite 200, the Cuervo Games on Saturday and the Cannabis Cub on Sunday. See the photos at

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    May 24, 2010

    Cuervo, Cobra Starship and the Caregivers' Cup ruled the weekend

    ​We unleashed photog Aaron Thackeray on the city this weekend, and he came back with hundreds of photos from Friday's 3OH!3/Cobra Starship concert, an after-party at Suite 200, the Cuervo Games on Saturday and the Caregivers Cub on Sunday. See the photos at

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    April 19, 2010

    3OH!3's Streets of Gold cover art revealed, album set for release at end of June

    ​ And so here you have it. Streets of Gold, 3OH!3's forthcoming album, now has a release date and the cover art has been revealed. According to our friends at AP, Gold, the follow-up to the act's 2008 Photo Finish debut, Want, is due on the, uh, streets on Tuesday, June 29, and appearances to ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Have you heard about 3OH!3's House Party? You have now.

    This just in: In case you haven't heard, 3OH!3 is having a house party tonight. In their house, apparently. Word has it, they intend to pour booze down their mouth. There's also talk that they may, perhaps, if the mood strikes them, perhaps, stay up until the a.m. Either way, near as we can tell, ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Managing 3OH!3 apparently requires an Office with, uh, Windows. Who knew?

    Ever wonder what it takes to manage the day-to-day affairs of 3OH!3? Wonder no more. Evidently, all it takes is a cellphone, a laptop outfitted with the latest Microsoft Office suite and an insatiable desire to work 362 days a year (hanging out with your parents, of course, on the three remaining ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    3OH!3 roots for the C-O-L-O-R-A-D-O Rockies

    With the Rockies clinching its playoff birth yesterday and this being Rocktober and all, it seems only fitting to post the "Rockies Anthem," penned by 3OH!3 for the boys of summer and captured live at the Ogden, to get everybody all fired up. If you haven't caught the clip yet on FSN Rocky Mountai ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    3OH!3 becomes a game-show question

    There are many measures of an artist's success, but how do you know you've truly arrived? Riches? Groupies? Nah, you've really made it when you're so well-known you get turned into the answer for a game show. That's just what's happened to 3OH!3, as captured in the filmed-from-the-TV-screen clip emb ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Watch 3OH!3's set from the MTV VMAs

    Okay, if you're like us and were up at Red Rocks for Monolith this past Sunday night watching the Mars Volta confound the audience with its spectacular over indulgence or -- depending upon your perspective -- dazzle the crowd with its awe-worthy musicianship, you missed 3OH!3's thirty second long, ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 20 edition

    "Should we beat you up now, or beat you up later?"​It's a different kind of boxing day. Today in Cafe Society: • The 10 worst lunch boxes ever -- and what they say about the kids who carried them. • Tequila and beer tasting tonight at the Wynkoop Brewery. • Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 11 edition

    A sign of the times.​All we need is "U." Today in Cafe Society: • The mystery of the missing letters on Bastien's marquee. • Golfin' for good (with good eats). • Civic Center Eats: Forte Farms. • 231 Milwaukee back on the market... again. • Tonight: The Denver Five dish it out at D ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    3OH!3 on America's Top 40 with Seacrest

     When 3OH!3 formed, we'll bet that that they never imagined they'd a) have the number one song in the country, and b) that they'd be leaving Ryan Seacrest a voice mail that he would then play across this great land on his weekly Americas Top 40 show. But that's exactly where the dudes find the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Top Five Mile High Music Fest Artists I Kinda Want to Lick

    Aaron Thackeray3OH!3's Sean Foreman won't trust a ho, but that doesn't mean they can't lust after him. The author is a Denver-based music junkie and quasi-music writer of the female variety, and not she's afraid to admit that she sometimes wants to make out with the bands she writes about. This ye ... More >>

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    July 18, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest: Our coverage will be tornado-like, and this is your warning

    As you've likely surmised, the Mile High Music Festival is this weekend. We'll be there, sweating and shooting and watching and writing, and posting it all to this little blog and this little twitter feed. So check in for the latest news, reviews, photos, whatever, and check back Monday for more ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    3OH!3 grace the cover(s) of AP. Again.

    Update: Last week's scuttlebutt turned out to be true. 3OH!3 indeed officially has the number one song on the radio in the country right now, and unsurprisingly, "Don't Trust Me" has reportedly gone double platinum.Yeah, and it don't stop, and it don't quit. Speaking, of course, of the redamndiculou ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 17 edition

    The MC5. Slush, little baby, don't you cry. Today in Backbeat Online: • Record Store Day preview: The MC5 will be kicking out the jams tomorrow. • Beyond Playlist: Dish -- Ma Raison de Vivre Ton Amour. • Brandi Carlile drops in on Gregory Alan Isakov at the Meadowlark. • Tim Pourbaix is Br ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 14 edition

    Thirsty? Today in Cafe Society: • Sketch introduces Wino Wednesdays. • Common Grounds left its liquor license behind in move. • The suit is slingin' Spud Bros. spuds! • Snarf's finally arrives in Denver. • Fear not, sleeved-blanketed drunks: The Denver Snuggie Pub Crawl is very much on. ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    The Chain Gang of 1974 premieres new video

    Even though Kamtin Mohager is touring the country right now playing bass in 3OH!3's backing band, his group, the Chain Gang of 1974, which also features guitarist Luke Osbourne and drummer Brandon Anamier, hasn't been idle. Over the weekend, the act premiered its new video for the track "DANCEKISSLO ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    3OH!3 SXSW tour diary by Kam from Chain Gang of 1974

    JensenFriday, March 20: I arrived in Austin on the evening of Wednesday, March 18th. I had played SXSW last year so I knew what to expect. But this time around, I am hired to play bass for 3OH!3 -- you know, that small band from Boulder? The band who still aren't super stars in the eyes of a Colora ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The blog shortcut, March 12 edition

    What's cookin'? Today in Cafe Society: • Sweet talk from Keegan Gerhard and other tasty events. • Zaidy's Deli Downtown is still Zaidy's... but now with fusion. • The Wynkoop's canny new strategy. • Veggie Girl: Pasquini's Pizzeria. Today in Backbeat Online: • Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Make your own 3OH!3 puppet

    Well, I'm a little late on this one, but had to let you know. Photo Finish Records, home of Colorado's own 3OH!3, declared March 3rd "3OH!3 Day" (Get it? 3/03?), and in honor of the occasion, launched a bunch of promos and fun stuff on their blog. There are package deals, including one for $3.03, an ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    The Jukebox Effect

    I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    3OH!3 gets key to the city

    Copyright 2009 NBAE (photo: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)Just received word that the wisenheimers of 3OH!3...wait...what's that? Oh, right. Sure. seems we got our, uh, wires crossed there. Evidently, Sean Foreman and Nate Motte didn't actually get the, er, key to the city. Our ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    3OH!3 at the Ogden

    Aaron Thackeray braved the sweatiness to get photos from 3OH!3's Saturday-night show at the Ogden. See his work at

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    December 24, 2008

    Rap-Up: The Pirate Signal compared to...

    The Pirate Signal recently got off a national tour with 3OH!3 and most of the feedback the duo is getting from their live set include everything from "passionate" to "hyper". That's the great thing about Colorado hip-hop going on tour, seeing how other cities react to the music. But in a recent revi ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Tonight: 3OH!3 on Last Call with Carson Daly

    Set your DVRs to stun. Word has it the 3OH!3 hooligans, who have reportedly sold out their recently announced second night at the Ogden Theatre in January, will be making Americans holla til they pass out tonight from temperature controlled confines of a Burbank soundstage when their Last Call with ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008

    3OH!3 sells nearly 50K. Not everybody's stoked.

    To date, 3OH!3 has reportedly sold 48,254 copies of Want, its Photo Finish Records debut, released this past July. While that may be music to the ears of local boosters, Jason Tate, the esteemed founder of, penned a thread on his site titled, "And to think of all the bands that didn ... More >>

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    September 30, 2008

    The blog shortcut, September 30 edition

    3Oh!3 strip down. Our blog inventory is going through the roof. Backbeat Online is full to bursting with content, including a couple of live reviews that slipped past yesterday's Shortcut -- Smaug at PT's Club Inferno and a roundup from the Summit Jazz Weekend. These items are joined by fresh cri ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    The Pirate Signal added as support for 3OH!3 tour

    Photo: Dave Herrera Yonnas from the Pirate Signal Looks like Michael Roberts wasn't the only one impressed with the Pirate Signal's furiously energetic performance at the Fox last month opening for 3OH!3. Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte must've been pretty wowed, too, as the pair just tapped Yonn ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (8/29/08-9/5/08)

    These Kids are looking a little grizzled... Here's a convenient, one-stop guide to all the great content you might have overlooked this week on Backbeat Online while you were preoccupied with the alarming news that New Kids on the Block had reunited and released a new album, despite the fact they h ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    What do you know? Looks like Beck's still got some gas left in the tank after all these years. It's hard to say what's more stunning, the fact that the old boy's still selling records, or seeing who he outsold this week at Twist & Shout to garner the top slot on their best seller list.

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    July 9, 2008

    The Blog Shortcut, July 9 Edition

    Today, Westword's blogs are like Mr. Creosote -- overstuffed and ready to erupt. Stand back, because you might get some on you. Scads of content about the astonishing Tillemann-Dick family, the subject of a feature article by Joel Warner, can be found in nearly every nook and cranny of the website ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008

    Over the Weekend... Warped Tour @ Invesco Field at Mile High

    Photos by Aaron Thackeray. Warped Tour Sunday, June 29 Invesco Field at Mile High Loads o' musicians stepped up to the microphone at Warped Tour 2008's Denver stop -- but in a very real way, the day belonged to 3Oh!3. The duo of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte made a huge impression at last year' ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008

    The Blog Shortcut, June 30 Edition

    What? There are other Westword blogs aside from this one? Why, yes -- and here is some of the excellent stuff you can find on them. Backbeat Online overflows with weekend concert reviews, including wide-ranging coverage of the Warped Tour at which 3Oh!3 ruled, plus the SoCo Music Fest featuring Gna ... More >>

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    June 25, 2008

    MySpace? More Like OurSpace, Suckas. Denver Music Represents.

    Whoa! Did y'all happen to catch a glimpse of who's being touted on MySpace's music page today? Both 3OH!3 and Flobots are featured prominently: The former is previewing tracks from its forthcoming album, Want, while the latter is the subject of the site's Who Knew feature. To paraphrase Pete Wentz a ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    Crunk Dialing

    3OH!3 extends its coverage area thanks to a new deal with Photo Finish Records.

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    January 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend ... 3Oh!3 and The Photo Atlas @ The Gothic Theater

    The Photo Atlas, 3OH!3 Saturday, January 5, 2008 The Gothic Theater Better than: Spending your mom’s money on another studded wristband. Last night’s local bill at the Gothic was an all-ages match made in heaven. Though co-headliners the Photo Atlas and 3OH!3 have a diverse following, both foun ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    Last Night: 3oh!3 @ the Fox Theater

    3oh!3 October 31, 2007 Fox Theater Better Than: Getting pepper sprayed by police during a previous Boulder Halloween riot. I think it was Ethan Hawke who I saw in a recent interview talking about the struggles of being white and upper middle class in America. He wasn't being ironic at all, he was ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    A Warped Perspective

    Local bands were the main attraction at this years Warped Tour.

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