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    May 3, 2013

    The five best concerts in Denver this weekend

    HANEYSTOCK @ GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13 Although the lineup for this show would otherwise be considered pretty great, with Havok, Speedwolf, the Limbs and Lola Black, the reason everybody will be heading down to the Gothic Theatre tonight is to celebrate the life of Chris Haney, a dearly departed ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Devendra Banhart

    Sunday, May 5, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 888-929-7849.

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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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    July 2, 2012

    Baby Dee: "Don't allow yourself the luxury of feeling even a little bit bad about anything."

    Baby Dee (due Tuesday, July 3, at the Walnut Room) has been recording music for over a decade, and her music defies easy classification. A multi-instrumentalist, Dee songs are driven by piano, harp and various other instruments that accompany her unique, sometimes haunting voice, which also manages ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Marshall LaCount of Dark Dark Dark on its aesthetic and the symbolism of water

    Photo by Tod SeelieDark Dark Dark is wet wet wet​Although it's often referred to as a "chamber folk" band, Dark Dark Dark (due tonight at The Walnut Room and tomorrow, April 16, at Odd Fellows Hall in Boulder as part of Communikey) from Minneapolis is a horse of a different color. Yes, its sev ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Michael Gira of Swans on the new album and his time as a bassist

    Owen SwensonSWANS​ Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Top sellers this week: Elephant Revival back on top at Albums, Mumford & Sons at Twist

    ​After a month of holding down the number one spot at Albums on the Hill and then being absent from last week's top sellers, Nederland-based Elephant Revival is back on top for the week ending January 9. Mumford & Sons, meanwhile, who have been a strong seller at local stores, took the number ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Bruce Springsteen, Cee-Lo, Rihanna top sellers

    ​Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager might have dominated last week's charts, but this week, it's disappeared from the top ten at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and moved down to the number four at Independent Records.

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    November 16, 2010

    Kid Cudi, Cee Lo, Belle & Sebastian top sellers at local stores

    ​Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, released last week on Universal Motown, debuted very strong, claiming the top slots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending November 14. Cee Lo Green's Lady Killer, meanwhile, issued last week on ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Elton John & Leon Russell, Lil Wayne, Bob Dylan, Women top sellers at local stores

    ​Elton John and Leon Russell's The Union , released October 19 on Decca, took the top spot at Albums on the Hill and came in second at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 31. Lil Wayne's latest effort, I Am Not a Human Being, continues to stay on top at Independent Records, while Hed P.E ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Kings of Leon, Deerhunter, Lil Wayne top sellers at local record stores

    ​While it isn't a huge surprise, Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon's fifth studio album, released last week on RCA, claimed the top spots at both Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout, and checked in at number two at Independent Records, behind Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being. Deerhunter' ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, Lil Wayne top sellers at local stores

    ​Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz, released last week on Asthmatic Kitty, and Belle & Sebastian's latest release on Matador, Write About Love, took the top two spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout for the week ending October 17. Lil Wayne's new album, meanwhile, I Am Not a Human Being ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Signal Path, Of Montreal and Emancipator filled our playlists this past 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?" 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 al ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Ryan Bingham, Arcade Fire, Git Some top sellers at local stores

    ​Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his theme song to the film Crazy Heart, claimed the number two and four spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with his new album, Junky Star, released last week on Lost Highway. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and the Black Keys' Brothers, meanwhile, cont ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    NPR's All Songs Considered weighs in on the best music of 2009

    ​Last time we checked, there's still a good four months left until the end of the year. Regardless, that hasn't stopped Bob Boilen and company from NPR's All Songs Considered from weighing in on the best music of 2009 (so far). Actually, check that -- the results, which were posted on the show's b ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    My Morning Jacket top seller at Wax Trax

    My Morning Jacket's Celebración De La Ciudad Natal, a live EP recorded in Louisville and released especially for Record Store Day, was the top seller at Wax Trax for the week ending April 19. Death's 1974 demo, For the Whole World to See, which Drag City released in February, grabbed the number-two ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    The Omens best seller at Wax Trax

    Local albums, including new albums by the Omens and Tauntaun, grabbed the top three spots on Wax Trax's best seller list for the week ending March 15. The Handsome Furs and Antony and the Johnsons were also in the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    February 9, 2009

    Shockingly, the Fray captures top spot at Twist & Shout

    Okay, clearly we're being sarcastic with that headline, for it comes as very little surprise that the Fray captured the top spot at Twist & Shout this week. We're not privy to the actual SoundScan numbers yet, but suffice it to say, we're eager to see if interest the act has generated locally fo ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Animal Collective grabs top spot on Twist & Shout's top seller list

    Animal Collective's latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, which was released last Tuesday on Domino, tops last week's seller list at Twist & Shout. The band's June 2 Boulder Theater concert was announced last week as well. Paper Bird, which has been on store's top sellers list for the last f ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008


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    April 9, 2008

    Q&A With Laurie Anderson

    Laurie Anderson remains one of the most intriguing performance artists in these United States – a social commentator whose creative toolbox contains music, spoken word, visuals and electronics. In a conversation with Westword captured in the following Q&A, she talks at length about her current pro ... More >>

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    December 26, 2007

    Best 2007 - Los Angeles: Margaret Cho's Sensuous Sides

    As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Margaret Cho has had her own TV show, a couple of best-selling books, a Grammy-nomi ... More >>

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    November 6, 2007
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    May 16, 2007

    Cool Björk

    It's early in the current Red Rocks season, but the marvelous venue's most unusual 2007 show may have already taken place. The May 15 date featuring Icelandic sprite Björk and harpist Joanna Newsom offered the sort of challenging music that wouldn't be expected to draw a throng. Yet the rows along ... More >>

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    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

    The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.

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    December 8, 2005


    Saturday, December 10, Rhinoceropolis, 3553 Brighton Boulevard, 720-210-3690.

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    November 3, 2005


    After calling it quits more than two decades ago, Bauhaus is back -- again.

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    March 24, 2005