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    May 16, 2014

    The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

    Red Rocks' season is in full swing, with Global Dub Festival tonight and country star Brantley Gilbert on Sunday. In between, you can catch Will Hoge at Grizzly Rose, Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Cervantes' and, of course, the dude who wrote "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." He's playing the Boulder Theater ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The ten best jazz drummers of all time

    An integral part of jazz is the swing feel, and drummers are often the ones stoking that fire, helping to propel the song, as well as the other players involved. While the saxophonists, trumpeters, pianists and guitarists all get their fair share of attention, the importance of a great drummer can't ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 26, 2013

    New shows: Rusko, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Goblin. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this May

    FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL @ FIVE POINTS | SAT, 5/11/13 Since starting a decade ago, the Five Points Jazz Festival has been celebrating the music, culture and history of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood by highlighting local jazz acts. Acts on the main stage of this year's festival include ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    CONSPIRATOR @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/23/13 Conspirator is an apt name for this supergroup of sorts, which comprises members of several well-known acts. Exploring the ethereal realms of EDM, the quartet -- Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits, KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Chris Michetti ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2013

    Lee Konitz Trio

    Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    March 21, 2013

    Jazz man Lee Konitz on working in the trio format and the importance of a good drummer

    A prominent figure in the late-'40s and early-'50s cool-jazz movement, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz performed on Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool and performed with Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh around that same time. While a number of players were copping Charlie Parker's sound, Konitz took a diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 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 12, 2013

    New Denver shows: Fun., Tim McGraw, O.A.R., Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and more

    We already told you about a pair of killer shows at Red Rocks this summer, a double bill featuring two generations of shock rockers, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, and another featuring the National and Local Natives, but there's a bunch of other new shows this week to tell you about, including a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    10. SNOW THA PRODUCT @ ROXY THEATRE | SAT, 2/16 It may at first seem easy to dismiss Snow Tha Product as another Iggy Azalea or Kreayshawn-level gimmick because of her gender and unconventional appearance, but it gets harder and harder the more you listen to her. Make no mistake, Snow can ride a bea ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    Ron Miles Trio

    Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    February 11, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    Another great batch of shows this week. As always, there is a ton of variety for the music lover in you. Whether you're seeking EDM, jazz, metal, indie or country, there are at least ten reasons to stay up late this week and get down like there's no tomorrow. We've got all of the shows listed in our ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Dazzle celebrates fifteen years: Donald Rossa and company talk about their favorite shows

    Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary tomorrow. To commemorate the occasion, the club is throwing a party with the Bob Montgomery Pete Olstad Big Band and the Funky Fresh Trio, benefiting the Gift of Jazz, an organization supporting the past, present and future of jaz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    New shows: Sigur Ros, Carrie Underwood, Bloc Party, Big Head Todd, Divine Fits and more

    It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    The ten best jazz shows in Colorado this month

    Denver gets its share of national jazz talent, but September proves to be an exceptionally good month, with some legendary folks like Esperanza Spalding, John Ambercrombie, David Torn, Brian Blade and Allison Miller coming to town, as well as a fine selection of estimable local talent. Keep reading ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    New Colorado Concerts: Kreayshawn at the Fox, Sleigh Bells at the Boulder Theater and more

    See also: - Alanis Morissette, State Radio, Adventure Club and more - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive and more - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: String Cheese Incident, Chris Daniels, Mayhem and more

    See Also: Chris Daniels is back after a harrowing battle with illness Q&A with Slipknot's Clown Q&A with Julie Libassi of the Raven & the Writing Desk Q&A with JT Nolan of Beats Noir! Q&A with Zoe Jakes and David Satori of Beats Antique Welcome to the weekend! A parade of longtime local favorite ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010
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    August 19, 2010

    Oriental Theater up for sale

    ​Just a year after taking over the Oriental Theater, the owners of 3 Kings Tavern have thrown in the towel and put the historic, 700-person venue at 4335 West 44th Avenue up for sale. Jim Norris, one of those owners -- and now also part-owner of the new opened Rockaway Tavern -- says they trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ 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, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Grant Gordy

    Grant Gordy
    Self-released

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    August 6, 2009

    Lelah Simon

    Third Week of April
    Self-released

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    April 23, 2009

    Adam Stern

    Twang Shui
    Self-released

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    April 16, 2009

    All That Jazz

    Celebrating three decades of creative collaboration.

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    March 3, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local-music radio playlists

    Here's this week's playlists from the area's local-centric speciality shows. This week, we've added the Colorado Wave in addition to the others we're already tracking: Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only and the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is rebroadcast al ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    This Just In 12/18-12/24/08

    Yes visits the Paramount on February 12. Yes, who kicked off its "In the Present" tour last month, will stop at the Paramount February 12 with long-time members Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White, as well as Rick Wakeman's son, Oliver, on keyboards. Vocalist Benoit David, who Squire discovered ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    Q&A With Nels Cline

    Except for Nels Cline occasionally singing through a tiny toy megaphone into his guitar pick-up, there aren’t any singers in the Nels Cline Singers. Rather the instrumental trio, which also features bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Scott Amendola have been traversing the lines of jazz, free improvis ... More >>

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    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Dazzle - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 Dazzle Better than: Hot sex on a wedding night. After Willie Houston & the Blues Prowlers heated things up at Dazzle, Tempa & the Tantrums raised the temperature a notch and man, the girl got the room cooking. While Dazzle’s usually ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    October 5, 2006

    Jack of All Trades

    Jack DeJohnette promotes drumming diversity.

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    December 29, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten discs that are worthy of your money and your close attention.

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    December 23, 2004

    Nationalistic

    Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite national releases from 2004.

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    November 25, 2004

    Tin Hat Trio

    Tuesday, November 30, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 303-443-2122.

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    September 9, 2004

    Funky Symmetry

    The Charlie Hunter Trio strikes a jazzy balance between brains and heart.

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    March 25, 2004
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    March 13, 2003

    The Ron Miles Quartet

    Laughing Barrel (Sterling Circle)

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    January 30, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Fred Hess

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    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

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    July 15, 1999
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    July 8, 1999

    The World Accordion to Guy

    Guy Klucevsek takes the accordion beyond and back.

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    June 11, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 11 - 17, 1998

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    April 30, 1998
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    January 23, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
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    September 12, 1996
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    April 4, 1996
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    January 10, 1996
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    October 4, 1995
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    August 9, 1995
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