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Andrew Bird

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    New shows: Disco Biscuits, Passion Pit at 1STBANK, the Walkmen at the Ogden Theatre

    As reported yesterday, the Disco Biscuits are playing three shows in Colorado after the first of the year at the Boulder Theater, Ogden Theatre and 1STBANK Center. And while that's arguably the biggest concert announcement of the week, it's not the only one. After cancelling its co-headlining date w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Denver's ten best side projects

    The Swayback is obviously Eric Halborg's main gig. But lately he's been moonlighting in Dragondeer, a side project he helms with Swayback drummer Carl Sorensen and Cole Rudy of Varlet on mandolin and lap steel. With Dragondeer, Halborg and company delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    Andrew Bird at Ogden Theatre, 8/17/12

    ANDREW BIRD @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8/17/12 See also: Q&A with Andrew Bird on his songwriting process and his approach to improvising using loops Last night at the Ogden Theatre, singer/violinist/Olympic-grade whistler Andrew Bird performed in front of the most attentive, respectful, rapt crowd the Chi ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Five best concerts in Colorado this weekend

    See also: - Brennen Bryarly goes Into the Night as option4 - Parting words: A Sauna Q&A before its farewell show - Sharon Van Etten Q&A: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal" - Q&A with Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance - Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights Welcome to the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2012

    Andrew Bird

    Wednesday, August 15, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, 303-413-7200.

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    April 25, 2012

    Die Antwoord, Jack White and Five Finger Death Punch lead this week's new shows

    Oh, man, just when you think the upcoming concert season couldn't get any more stacked there's even more new shows to look forward to. We've received word that Die Antwoord is finally making its way to Denver on Monday, August 6, along with dates with Jack White, Andrew Bird, Sublime with Rome, Five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Dispatch, Theivery Corporation, Chatuaqua and Arvada Center summer lineups announced

    Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

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

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Review: Sharon Van Etten at the Bluebird Theater, with the War On Drugs, 3/28/12

    SHARON VAN ETTEN @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.28.12 Read also: Sharon Van Etten Q&A Sharon Van Etten is not a diva. Walking on stage at the Bluebird last night, as unassumingly as if she were in the grocery store produce aisle, Van Etten appeared confident and casual. There was no pretense about her or ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

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

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, Umphrey's Mcgee and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Sh ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

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

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird, Fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Review: Paper Bird at Hi-Dive, 10/31/11

    Jenny AnThe lovely ladies of Paper Bird last night at the hi-dive​PAPER BIRD at HI-DIVE | 10/31/11Paper Bird stomped and harmonized its way through a raucous set last night at the hi-dive. The opening song started slowly, but Paper Bird quickly announced that this wasn't an average show with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Tonight: Mr. Big at Summit Music Hall

    ​ It looks like Mr. Big (playing at Summit Music Hall tonight with Romero and Quitter's Anonymous) is brand-new again. The Los Angeles-born band started in the late '80s, found noteworthy success with its pleasantly listenable hard-rock style in the years following, and, despite a break from 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Andrew Bird on his songwriting process and his approach to improvising using loops

    ​Chicago-based singer-songwriter Andrew Bird (performing tonight at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities and tomorrow evening at Chautauqua Auditorium) says that since he's been writing music there's always a healthy conflict between brevity and indulgence. On one hand, Bird knows all ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Happy times at Rooster and Moon

    ​Happy Place: Rooster and Moon Coffee Pub, 955 Bannock Street, 303-993-2622 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. The Deals: $1 sliders; $4.50-$5 small plates; two-for-one wines by the glass and beer Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front,The Go-Go's are coming to the Ogden Theatre, Fleet Foxes are coming to the Fillmore, and Arvada Center has added shows to its summer lineup. Meanwhile, on local radio, Bad Weather California, Science Partner and Veronica got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Chautauqua announces summer 2011 lineup

    Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt share a bill on Sunday, June 19​Triple-A fans, rejoice! Chautauqua just announced the lineup for its upcoming summer season, which kicks off on May 21 and runs through the end of August, and with the exception of the odd comedian and pair of indie acts, you can look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Tennis gets lacy, Pictureplane goes bowling, and Chain Gang readies re-release White Guts

    ​So far, in its notably short life span, Tennis has had a completely whirlwind and storied existence. Not too long after launching, the band generated a nearly deafening buzz in the blogosphere, one that ultimately resulted in a deal with Fat Possum Records. The label, also home to WAVVES, A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Grinderman, RJD2 and Dismemberment Plan fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Jaguar Love

    Friday, March 12, Black Sheep (Colorado Springs), 719-227-7625.

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 8, 2009

    Tom Waits top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Apparently there was a bit of a fight between Tom Waits' Glitter & Doom Live and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream last week at Twist & Shout, and fortunately, Waits, who turned sixty yesterday, was the victor. Blakroc, the Black Keys' new hip-hop project, came in third, while Them Crooked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Update: Ben Harper & Relentless 7 bows out of FMBQ Triple A conference

    Update: We just received word that Ben Harper & Relentless 7's performance at the Fox slated for next Wednesday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Refunds are available at the box office and will be automatically administered for those who purchased tickets but haven't picked them up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009

    Prints Charming

    These artists are poster children for concert promos.

  • Music

    May 28, 2009

    St. Vincent

    Tuesday, June 2, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    Meese SXSW tour diary

    Saturday March 21 - Day 4: So here we are. Our last day in Austin. Going to try and take it easy today, seeing as how we have to drive to L.A. tonight, but I'm sure we'll still get into some trouble. We've got a show at 9 p.m. tonight at Maggie Mae's rooftop, and it's our official SXSW showcase show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab for Cutie, Rod Stewart shows announced

    In addition to the My Bloody Valentine and Phish shows that we already reported, there were a lot of other concert announcements this week, including Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction at Fiddler's Green on Tuesday, May 26, Death Cab for Cutie at Red Rocks on Tuesday, July 14 and Rod Stewart at Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Last Night's Show: Andrew Bird at the Ogden

    Photo: Aaron ThackerayAndrew Bird, Lonely DearThursday, February 26, 2009Ogden TheaterBetter than: Having a good show ruined by an obnoxious audience.Andrew Bird's stage entrance at the Ogden Thursday night boasted all the careful ceremony and staid splendor of a religious rite. His fast establishme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Last Night's Show: A Shoreline Dream, Moonspeed, Sonnenblume at the Bluebird

    Photo: Aaron ThackerayA Shoreline Dream, Moonspeed, SonnenblumeThursday, February 26, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Taking OxyContin and staring at clouds.Maybe it's the pretty sunsets, or maybe it's the lack of oxygen, but Denver has the makings of a surprisingly good bliss-rock scene. Last nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 27 edition

    Photo by Jon Solomon. This is the world as we know it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Broken Spindles, Born in the Flood, Iuengliss at hi-dive. • Last Night's Show: A Shoreline Dream, Moonspeed, Sonnenblume at the Bluebird. • Last Night's Show: Andrew Bird at the Ogden. • D ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
  • Music

    February 26, 2009

    Andrew Bird

    Thursday, February 26, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Beirut grabs top spot at Wax Trax Records

    Beirut's new double EP March of the Zapotec grabbed the top at Wax Trax Records last week while the Dark Was the Night compilation, which features Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Bon Iver and more, came in second. Local bands Git Some and Eyes & Ears also made the top 10. See the full bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Morrissey top seller at Twist & Shout

    Morrissey's new album, Years of Refusal, released last week on Decca, grabbed the top spot on Twist & Shout's top seller list for the week ending February 22. Andrew Bird, M. Ward and Beirut also performed strong while the Fray's latest album dropped from its number one position for the last two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    DeVotchKa at the Paramount

    Photo: Gary Isaacs DeVotchKa, Quixotic Friday, Feb. 13 Paramount Theater Better than: Seeing one of Denver's most effusive and entrancing local acts in a stripped-down, sullen setting. Atmosphere can make a big difference.I've seen members of DeVotchKa play in various incarnations and in a wide var ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008
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    July 19, 2008
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    June 5, 2008

    Dosh

    Saturday, June 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    May 29, 2008

    Jamie Lidell

    Monday, June 2, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.

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    May 29, 2008
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    March 18, 2008
  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Nickel Creek

    Thursday, December 1, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Andrew Bird

    Friday, August 6, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497; Saturday, August 7, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Kelly's Heroes

    Kelly Hogan takes great songs by great artists and makes them her own.

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