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Belle and Sebastian

  • Film

    July 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Fernet takes us behind the bar at Harold's Bayonet Room

    When Colorado booze manages to infiltrate the secretive San Francisco market, it's time to take notice. A recent trip to the Other Queen City found bottles of Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro Fernet being downed. This, in a place where Fernet Branca, the leading manufacturer of the bitter-tasting stuff, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    New Denver shows: Mazzy Star, Jay Z, Kanye West, Jonas Brothers on sale this week

    After nearly two decades, Mazzy Star is making its highly anticipated return with a new album, Seasons of Your Day. In support of that record, the band's coming to Denver on Sunday, November 10, for a show at the Ogden Theatre. Tickets ($35) go on sale this Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. Keep re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    New Denver shows: String Cheese Incident, Blizten Trapper, Buddy Guy, on sale this week

    String Cheese Incident returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night New Year's run on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31. Tickets ($56-$80/three-day passes $180) go on sale this Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Comedian Chris Hardwick on hipsters, sobriety and the true meaning of being a nerd

    In 2013, being called a nerd isn't the insult that it once was. Practically no one uses the term negatively anymore, and there's no shortage of those who proudly wear the nerd badge as a cultural identity. But if there's still such a thing as a king of the nerds, the honor would probably go to stand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Ten acts that clearly worship The Smiths

    Few bands in history have cast a longer shadow than The Smiths. They've inspired countless imitators and spiritual successors since they called it quits in 1987. While skinny indie kids moaning about the hardships of life are a dime a dozen, tracking down the successful artists influenced by Morriss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 40-31

    The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    2013 Resolutions, week one: You better work!

    A few days ago, a friend asked me via Facebook if I had followed through with my Patrick Nagel tattoo -- in November, I had promised myself the reward of getting one of his minimalist pin-ups tattooed on my arm upon successful completion of National Novel Writing Month. I didn't make it through Na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Resolutions for 2013: I promise to stop being a dick and shut up about Belle & Sebastian

    New Year's resolutions are typically useless; they're often way too ambitious and usually forgotten by February. But there's value in the ritual of taking stock of the past year and making goals for the year to come. When I was asked about my resolutions, I said couldn't think of a thing I'd like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The five most listened-to songs and albums of the week, August 20 through August 27

    Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Tonight: Smith Westerns at the Larimer

    ​Chicago's Smith Westerns have no doubt been thrown under the worn out labels of beachy and reverb-heavy -- but past a surface listen, the band goes deeper than many of it's lo-fi contemporaries. Reminiscent of T. Rex and Donovan, the music of Smith Westerns has a charming sexiness in their vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we present you with fifteen love songs about... inanimate objects

    ​It's Valentine's Day, which means the entire Internet is abuzz with songs about love -- or if people are feeling particularly sad -- songs about hate. But what about those who prefer to spread their affection to other things, like inanimate objects? Well, there are plenty of those songs, too. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    T.I., Elephant Revival, Ebbets Field comp and Belle & Sebastian top local sellers this week

    ​T.I. grabbed the top spot at Independent this week with his latest, No Mercy, featuring Kanye West, Drake and Eminem, among others. Nederland's Elephant Revival claimed the top spot for the second week in a row at Albums on the Hill. At Twist & Shout, meanwhile, the new Live From Ebbets Field ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Brian Eno, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, Deerhunter top sellers at local stores

    ​Small Craft on a Milk Sea, Brian Eno's Warp debut released last week, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and rounded out the top five at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 7. Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being, meanwhile, continues to hold down to the top spot at Independent R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Gorillaz, Sonic Youth, LCD Soundsytem shows announced

    ​It's been a hell of a week for show announcements. Aside from getting the word on shows by the Cult, Blitzen Trapper, Bad Religion, the Thermals and Drake, Gorillaz announced a show at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Sunday, October 24. Tickets to see the Damon Albarn-fronted group, which includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Matador at 21: Anyone got a spare, oh, $700 or so?

    ​As it happens, we don't have a spare $700 or so laying around. Boy, if we did, though, you wouldn't really have to be the betting type to wager where we'd be on Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3. No contest: Matador at 21 in Las Vegas. Have you seen the lineup for this thing? Holy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Ghostand Observatory, Jonathan Tyler on 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Ten musician related comic books

    ​ We found the above gem while wandering around the comic store yesterday -- it appears to be some type of (unauthorized?) biography of Lady Gaga. Unfortunately, mom didn't give us enough loot to actually buy it, so we'll never know for sure. What we do know, however, is that this isn't the f ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    A Sunny Day in Glasgow

    Friday, March 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Top ten five blogs by bands

    Photo courtesy of Kanyewest.com​ Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip: Belle & Sebastian's Dear Catastrophe Waitress

    There's probably a specific type of hell for people like me: I who can name drop a Belle & Sebastian song off the top of their head, can toss their songs onto mix tapes, have owned the majority of their catalog for several years without ever once even thinking about the possibility of maybe listenin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 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. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Over the Weekend: David Bazan at the Hi-Dive

    David Bazan​ David Bazan, Say Hi November 1, 2009 Hi-Dive Better Than:Dreaming about an open mike night during a nap. "Do you guys want to hear a joke?" asks Say Hi frontman Eric Elbogen maybe three songs into their set. We do, of course. "Clean or dirty?" he asks. He gets a bunch of requests ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    The Octopus Project

    Saturday, August 22, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Freaky Friday: Sour - "Hibi no Neiro"

    ​Japan offers us this week's entry into the weird of the world. The song is "Hibi no Neiro" by Japanese group Sour. It's actually quite a nice little tune, sort of like a Japanese Belle and Sebastian who stop for a psych-rock/free jazz freakout now and then -- which I guess is weird enough, i ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    Cobra Starship Took Flight

    Before Gabe Saporta even had a band together.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    The Magic Flute and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Before there was rock opera, there was real opera and this review of Mozart's The Magic Flute is a fine reminder that there was some pretty kick ass music around in the days of yore.

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Various Artists

    Juno: Music From the Motion Picture
    Rhino

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007
  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Kissing Party

    Leela European Cafe

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

    Ballad of the Broken Seas (V2)

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Cello Kitty

    Rasputina gives chamber music a goose.

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    For Whom the Belle Toils

    Belle & Sebastian remains a word-of-mouth phenomenon.

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Asking for It

    Storytelling blusters with sex, rage and insanity.

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    The Reindeer Section

    Y'all Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! ([PIAS] America)

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Playlist

    Kool Keith, Joe Gallant and Illuminati, Belle and Sebastian, Tricky With DJ Muggs and Grease, Reggae Gold 1999

  • Music

    October 29, 1998
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