Bad Brains

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    August 29, 2013

    No Age at Glob, 8/28/13

    NO AGE @ GLOB | 8/28/13 When No Age kicked into "Fever Dreaming," during a show that had already maintained a hyperkinetic momentum from jump, the title of the song was such a metaphor for the entire performance that you had to wonder if its placement was intentional. The song brought out an even mo ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Five ways to survive the Colorado Get Movin' fitness challenge

    I've been obsessed with fitness ever since I can remember. Maybe it was because I grew up in the '80s, and activities for girls revolved around a pink-haired dog that pimped nail accessories and showing the world what we could do through the fine art of ribbon dancing. I took ballet, tap dance, ice- ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    New shows: Alabama Shakes/Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Paramore, Jim James

    There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen recalls his early experiences with the DC punk scene

    The Walkmen were one of the most successful bands that came out of the so-called post-punk revival of the turn of the century. With catchy melodies more bright than the dark and brooding variety favored by many of its contemporaries, this New York-based act also endured changes in tastes a little be ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    New shows: Animal Collective at the Ogden, the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, the Revival Tour

    After the comforting lull of the holidays, things are starting to ramping back up nicely on the concert front. Some big announcements this week, including Animal Collective, who is slated to return to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre with Dan Deacon, and the Avett Brothers who are set for a tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    New shows: Cat Power, Lucero, Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers solo show and more

    It's less than a week now until Christmas. Did you get all your shopping done yet? Ah, don't beat yourself up. Neither have we. If you're like us, you've probably got some people on our list who are just impossible to buy for, yes? If so, here's an idea, one that won't require you to brave the masse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Chris Brokaw on the time he played a show with GG Allin in drag and under an assumed name

    Chris Brokaw has had a career in underground music that sounds like it can't possibly be true: He went to Oberlin College in the '80s, where he met Sooyoung Park, Liz Phair, John McEntire and Stephen Immerwahr. After graduation he played drums briefly with GG Allin, and from there he more or less he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2

    Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Gotye, Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, Matisyahu and Justin Bieber lead this week's shows

    While the concert announcements have started tapering off a bit, there's still some big shows that have been announced, including Gotye's Red Rocks show in August, Channel 93.3's Big Gig in September featuring Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, the Hives, the Wombats and others at Red Rocks. Also, Matisyahu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Beastie Boys Check Your Head turns twenty

    See Also: • Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 • Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 • More Today in History posts When the '80s became the '90s, everyone stepped up their game. Rap matured lyrically and became more sophisticated sonically, while rock became more intelligent and emotionally r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Flipper: "We had people reporting that they'd seen our graffiti on the Great Wall of China"

    Flipper (due tonight and tomorrow night at the Lion's Lair) got its start in 1979 in the creatively fertile arts and music scene in San Francisco. Formed after the break-up of Negative Trend and including two former members of that band, Will Shatter and Stephen DePace, Flipper didn't set out to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Is Stranahan's the punk rock of whiskey? Ask the bartender...

    ​Growing up in New Jersey, I was a punk-rock kid. I started with Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones and the Clash, and moved on to Bad Brains, Fear, the Misfits, early Bad Religion, then into NY hardcore, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, etc. As the '80s progressed, so did my punk-rock fervor. I re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets on the band's legacy and his vivid lyrical imagery

    Photo by Jaime Butler​When Meat Puppets (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater with Bad Weather California and The Black Box Revelation) formed and released its first few records on SST in the early '80s, the Phoenix-based act challenged punk rock conformity with its eclectic blend of countrifie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    BLKHRTS Ball at Glob, 01/08/11

    ​ BLKHRTS With The Pirate Signal, Lust-Cats of the Gutters Flashlights and PDRBLK 01.10.11 | Glob Yonnas Abraham has often referred to BLKHRTS as a "gang" and flippantly pointed out how formidable and imposing the crew -- which also includes King FOE and Karma - is. From only minor cameos, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Max Cavalera of Soulfly talks about his history and darkly humorous song titles

    ​As the leader of Sepultura for over a decade, Max Cavalera helped put Brazil on the map. From the beginning, the outfit was clearly influenced by punk rock as much as it was by other metal bands, as evidenced by its socially conscious lyrics, its grassroots efforts to get its music out into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Mos Def and Talib Kweli at the Gothic Theatre

    Letitia Salazar​Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, DCQ, Spoke-In-WordzGothic TheatreFriday, August 21, 2009Better Than: anything Lil Wayne or Drake could pull offMos Def hasn't headlined a nationwide tour since the Lyricist Lounge tour in 2000, where he recruited folks like Bernie Worrell (of ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 12, 2009

    The band retains the name

    ​In the world of heavy metal, lead singers are as indispensible as riffs and distortion--that is, except for when they get used up and thrown away like yesterday's drumsticks. While frontmen are the face and voice of many bands, they seem particularly prone to quitting, dying or getting fired, lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day Two

    Brian Landis Folkins See photos of the day's fans and crowds on the slideshow page. We're back for Day 2, which looks to be shaping up a little hotter, and not just because of HoneyHoney's frontwoman (above). Check back throughout the day for more photos and reviews. For coverage from Day One, se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Q&A With Git Some

    Westword’s August 7 profile on Git Some touched on the band’s history and its new album, Cosmic Rock, but in this extended Q&A, Chuck French and bassist Neil Keener (both former members of Planes Mistaken for Stars), singer Luke Fairchild and drummer Andrew Lindstrom talk about wanting to releas ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Dead Kenny Gs

    Theres nothing smooth about the subversive jazzy punk funk these cats play.

  • Music

    October 11, 2007


    Meet Chuck Treece, pro-skater, session musician and old-school punk.

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    June 7, 2007
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    October 5, 2006

    Nuckle Up

    P-Nuckle brings the party like no other.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    The High Life

    After a decade with P-Funk, Chris Sauthoff's Pipe dreams are a Mile High.

  • News

    June 23, 2005
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    April 21, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Trevor Pryce delivers hits on the field -- and off, with Outlook Music.

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Lost at Scene

    After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island.

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Perfect Rx

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists find that just a spoonful of anger helps the medicine go down.

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Master Blaster

    Hip-hop loyalist and rock-and-roll revivalist Cody ChesnuTT has guitar, headphones -- and will travel to the center of your brain.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 8, 2001

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Going Def

    After more than a decade, the Deftones are overnight sensations.

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Citizen X

    These days, former Nation of Islam spokesman Jamal Muhammad is focusing on the hip-hop nation.

  • Music

    January 7, 1999

    Wretched Success

    The northern Colorado punk scene gets a boost from Wretch Like Me.

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Sublime's Legacy

    The Long Beach Dub All Stars carry on in the wake of Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell's death.