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    November 5, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling from Denver to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrate ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Ten musicians who have taken a political stand

    It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Punk invades MCA this Friday: Steven Wolf on West Coast punk

    The West Coast punks are pogoing into town this spring at MCA Denver, Gildar Gallery, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and other locations, for a series of shows falling under the aegis of Search & Destroy. So-named for the San Francisco 'zine or the '70s), the ring of satellite shows will come ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 3 edition

    Ballin'.​Meat your maker. Today in Cafe Society: • Maggiano's is on a roll with winning meatball, winning two-fer deal. • Milking It: Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! • The Capital Grille kicks off six-week wine tasting event. • Video: Live ramblings from Jason Sheehan at the Denver Press ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008
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    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's Rick Kulwicki

    Rick Kulwicki was half of the two-guitar attack that drove the Fluid, whose June 20 reunion takes place at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for more information). He's also an entertaining conversationalist, and his alternately witty and incisive commentary lights up the hefty Q&A that foll ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Making the Band

    A few matchmaking suggestions for the also-rans.

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    April 1, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Scenes from SXSW

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    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    August 12, 1999

    Rodent Rock

    King Rat packs a punk-rock punch.

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    August 13, 1998
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    January 8, 1998