Amy Winehouse

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    September 19, 2014

    Neil Young, Devo And More Will Be Covered at My Favorite Bands Festival

    While Colin Bricker, owner of Mighty Fine Productions, is one of the area's best sound engineers, he's also played in the cover band Peter, Paul & Gary since he and some buddies formed the band they were in high school in Greeley. Over the years, some of the band members moved away, he still wanted ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    A reminder of why you should go to local shows, courtesy of You, Me and Apollo

    It's close to midnight on Friday night, and the crowd at the Bluebird is enraptured by the singer on stage. There's something of Buddy Holly in him, and he's tearing through a cover of "Valerie" that would make Amy Winehouse proud. The singer is Tyler Kellogg, here for the CD release party for the b ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Ritual your way: an amateur's guide to astrology, tinctures and worshipping celestial bodies

    If anything, the Pink Moon and lunar eclipse last night were a great break in the status-update monotony that usually plagues social networks -- for a few hours, Scandal, Game of Thrones and the cockroach of all television shows, Breaking Bad, were not dominating newsfeed conversation. Instead, I wa ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from April 7 to 10

    The shows continue, as always. Peelander-Z, which does crowd participation better than anyone on the planet, is in town on Wednesday. You have a chance to check out good-time local Pizza Time tonight at Larmier Lounge, or you can head to Boulder for Kate Nash. It's OK if you're staying in tonight. ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    September 16, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, September 16-19

    Whether you want to travel to the early-1930s glamour of Josef von Sternberg's Blonde Venus, celebrate the music of Amy Winehouse, or enter into an artistic exploration of an empty room, there are plenty of ways to escape the reality of dreary Denver this week. And these three are completely free! S ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    The Blueprint soul series kicks off tonight at Epernay Lounge with CRL CRRLL

    After hosting Adore Tuesdays at the Living Room for nine months, former Backbeat scribe Ru Black is launching a new Tuesday night soul series tonight at Epernay Lounge at 1080 14th Street in the Theatre District. Dubbed the Blueprint, the series is set to kick off with this evening with CRL CRRLL, a ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Memorabilia historian Jeff Nolan on Treasures of the Hard Rock exhibition

    With more than 77,000 pieces of music history in its possession, the Hard Rock Cafe empire is a global music museum as well as eatertainment complex. Along with presenting permanent displays in dozens of locations across the world, the company culls pieces from its archives for traveling exhibitions ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Rock and roll's still a boy's club, even when it comes to dead guys

    Last night, after attending a press preview of the Treasures of the Hard Rock traveling music memorabilia exhibition -- on view starting today at the Hard Rock Cafe Denver -- I was going to write about what it felt like to look at the belongings of famous dead people I care about. While it was defi ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    The ten biggest assholes in rock

    Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: 10/29-11/2

    Happy Monday, amigos. Hope you didn't go too hard this past weekend -- though, judging from the pics from Rockbar's last call, some of you apparently did -- because there's at least four truckloads of shows (including Ryan Adams acoustic set at Boulder Theater tonight) going down this week, which me ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Remaining humble in the face of tragedy and the weird, emotional world of the Internet

    At this past weekend's UMS music festival, my band was asked to lead the audience at 3 Kings Tavern in a moment of silence for the victims of the Aurora theater shootings. Into a microphone I usually use for inappropriate jokes and crowd prodding, I stumbled through the announcement, asking the peop ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Lenny Kravitz, Widespread Panic and more

    Ah, yes, we've reached the end of another glorious week in the Rockies, which can only mean another dope weekend of music in the Mile High City. Lenny Kravitz kicks things off tonight with a show at the Buell Theatre, Widespread Panic pulls into the Fillmore for a three-night stand, TaunTaun returns ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

    Friday, February 10, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    December 29, 2011

    Amy Winehouse's passing a reminder: addicts are people too

    I've been staring at Amy Winehouse's signature for weeks. After reading the liner notes to Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Amy's third and final record, I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to get beyond the string of horrific photos, sad last performance videos and nasty "is anyone surprised she di ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Ten pop music moments that defined 2011

    With major comebacks and massive hits, 2011 was the year of the women, from Beyoncé to Miley Cyrus. Without singers like Adele, we wouldn't have songs to cry along with, and without Katy Perry, we wouldn't have any songs to hum at our nine to five. So what exactly were the biggest pop moments of 20 ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks featuring Atmosphere, Common, Greives Budo and Get Cryphy were announced; the Swayback, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Monroe Monroe and Juno What ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Meet Devan Blake Jones, another burgeoning R&B sensation from the Mercury Sauce camp

    ​Devan Blake Jones is originally from California, but he was bred here in Denver. Growing up in a family of musicians, Jones learned to hone his skills in the church and started pursuing his passion for singing in earnest in high school. Now a protégée of Mercury Sauce's Nathan Reid (Amanda ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Satine LaChance, this week's cover girl, on her newfound fame

    ​By now, you've no doubt seen the cover of Jenn Wohletz's Kink of the Jungle: A field guide to Denver's wild life feature story -- and have admired the lovely (and startled!) Satine LaChance. This is actually the third time photographer Jim Narcy, who took the photo, has submitted an image of ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    John Legend on the resurgence of soul, touring with Sade and the foibles and fortunes of fame

    Catch John Legend tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sade​John Legend considers everything, especially when he's being interviewed. He pauses long enough for you to imagine him considering several inferior answers and tossing them before choosing one that sounds just right. Back in the fall of 2 ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: Tyler, the Creator himself confirmed the two local Odd Future dates in October we mentioned, we also got word of the official onsale date for the three Ween shows we told you about, and learned Duran Duran is coming to the 1STBANK Center. On local ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    The 27 Club? More like the posthumous platinum club: Albums sales spurred by death

    ​You can go on for days debating the musical mysteries of the so called 27 Club -- which includes Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and now Amy Winehouse -- but one thing is certain: The death of these artists had a profound impact on their subsequent sales. Pearl, for example, was rele ... More >>

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    July 23, 2011

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse, 9/14/83 - 7/23/11

    ​By now, you've probably heard the news -- if not, sorry to be the bearer of sad news, darkening an otherwise sunny afternoon -- Amy Jade Winehouse has passed away at the age of 27. At 4 p.m. London time today, authorities reportedly found the singer dead in her apartment. The cause of death h ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Wanda Jackson on working with Jack White and what she learned from Elvis

    ​Although she started out as a country singer, it didn't take Wanda Jackson long to learn the ways of rock and roll though some encouragement of a young Elvis Presley. Just out of high school, Jackson toured with Elvis during the mid '50s and soon became the first lady of rock and roll and roc ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Adele saves the music industry (for this week, anyway)

    ​Adele, the soulful British pop diva who's had this coming for a long time, has the first blockbuster album of 2011 with 21. She's atop the Billboard charts this week, having sold 350,000-odd copies. This is a welcome development no matter how you look at it: Take a tour through her recent bar ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    American Idol: Lilly Scott discusses her Idol experience

    ​ Lilly Scott isn't going to be the next American Idol. Not tonight. Not ever. And that's baffling. She should be. In spite of her undeniable talent, though, she wasn't even chosen to be among the final dozen contestants. Early on, before she was even cut, there was no shortage of folks (ours ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Amy Winehouse totem pole

    The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... click image to enlarge​ Figure 44, views a & b. Jefferson Park: Sculpture suggests that "Thunderbird" is the guardian "spirit" of the drunken songbird of soul music. At first glance, the yard art pictured in figure 44 appears to be a Sou ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

    Wednesday, August 26, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    July 29, 2009

    The Ten Stupidest "Breakfast Foods" Ever

    Somewhere between breakfast and a cup of coffee lays this middle ground of stupid -- food that isn't really food, but still seems appropriate to consume for the (allegedly) most important meal of the day. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show exposed the ridiculousness of the pancake-wrapped sausage years ... 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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    February 2, 2009

    Spinning the Wheel

    I had the pleasure and delight to DJ last Wednesday at the Larimer Lounge with some absolute luminaries among Denver's deck wreckers: DJ Ginger, DJ Klaw and the one and only Tyler Snow. The extremely talented Klaw mans the Thursday night Mommy's Little Monster party at Bender's Tavern, with El ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Q&A with Adele

    British singer-songwriter Adele Adkins, who's in town for a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater tonight, is having a moment. She's been nominated for four Grammy awards, including Song of the Year and Best New Artist, in conjunction with 19, an album named for her age upon the time of its release. ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    August 28, 2008
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    June 27, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (6/21/08-6/27/08)

    Here's a wrap-up of all the great coverage you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were digesting the news that Amy Winehouse's emphysema may end her singing career (and, eventually, her junkie career as well...).

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    May 29, 2008

    The Kooks

    Thursday, May 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    February 14, 2008

    Celebrity Bucket List

    Amy Winehouse, Chuck Berry, Bobby Brown: Who'll be the first to go?

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    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

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    January 14, 2008

    Spice Girls' Box Set and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: There are good ways to promote your band, and then there are very bad ways, like this sticker, and many more like it.

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    January 10, 2008

    45 Second Reviews

    The Afters Never Going Back to OK EP INO Records 01:10-01:55 of “Never Going Back to OK” Wow, the chorus is actually “Never Going Back to OK,” I figured it was just going to be one of those titles that didn’t really have any relation to the actual song (there is even one of those numbskul ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    The Pipettes

    Monday, November 5, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.

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    October 4, 2007

    Bat for Lashes

    Friday, October 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    October 3, 2007

    Q&A With Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons

    Every once in a while, asking a stupid question pays off. As evidence, consider the following Q&A with guitarist Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons, a buzzy British band profiled in Westword’s October 4 edition. In about half of the pieces about this particular STD and cohorts James Righton and Jamie ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings|Bettye LaVette

    100 Days, 100 Nights
    The Scene of the Crime

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    September 13, 2007

    Wino Diaries

    Make room on the Amy Winehouse bandwagon.

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    July 6, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Portugal. The Man and More

    Portugal. The Man Church Mouth (Fearless) There's no denying that John Gourley and his two musical pals take themselves mighty seriously. Fortunately, they manage to merge artsiness with whimsy, cheek and good beats. The likes of "Sugar Cinammon," "Oh Lord" and the title track are herky-jerky alter ... More >>

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    April 12, 2007

    Amy Winehouse

    Back to Black

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