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    January 30, 2014
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    December 12, 2013
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    October 18, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/18/13 Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith formed this pop outfit in 2008 and recorded two EPs with future keyboard player Aaron Short when the three were students at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland. Taking its name from Trick ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    September 30, 2013

    The best jazz shows to see in Denver in October

    SAT | DENVER JAZZFEST at NATIONAL WESTERN | 10/5/13 The inaugural Denver Jazz Fest includes contemporary jazz stars like keyboardist Brian Culbertson, Hiroshima, who formed almost three decades ago, Horns of Plenty (featuring saxophonist Darren Rahn and flutist Althea Rene) as well as R&B singer Ken ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    July 15, 2013

    Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

    Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Settle down -- Radiohead isn't banned at Chipotle, and neither are any other bands

    Christopher Golub is not a Radiohead hater. Golub's Brooklyn-based company Studio Orca curates the music played in Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has over 1,400 locations. In honor of the Colorado-based restaurant chain's twentieth anniversary this weekend, we profiled Golub ("Black Beans, White St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Arctic Monkeys at the Ogden Theatre, 5/28/13

    ARCTIC MONKEYS @ THE OGDEN THEATRE, 5/28/13 During the decade Arctic Monkeys have been together and the seven years of space since their debut album, the guys have exchanged their polos for panache. While their lyrics continue to question their lives and loves, the stage is reserved for charm. They ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    March 11, 2013

    Ten Essential albums from the CBGB scene

    It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Investor Melina Ward on her borrowed style

    Groups of friends have been enjoying nights out in the nice weather this week -- and when it comes to street style, friends are always a good accessory. Education and insurance investor Melina Ward was spotted with her pals in tow, and was even wearing her friend's coat at the time. Continue reading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Lucky '13: Michael Trundle, Lipgloss co-founder and resident DJ

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Ogden, 10/31/12

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE @ THE OGDEN THEATRE |10/31/12 Things witnessed last night at the Ogden Theatre, in no particular order: Rosie the Riveter breakdancing with a samurai; a priest making out with Little Orphan Annie; Milli Vanilli's Rob and Fab sharing a smoke outside; and a drunk monk. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Steve Marker of Garbage on his approach to production and the joys of living in Colorado

    Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Grizzly Rock grand opening this Saturday

    See Also: Grizzly Rock opening in former After the Gold Rush/Club Arriba spot Voice Places: The Grizzly Rose Voice Places: The Grizzly Rock When Grizzly Rose owner Scott Durland took over the former After the Gold Rush space last year, he was originally hoping to open Grizzly Rock in its place by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Lester Bangs died thirty years ago today

    See Also: • Studio 54 opened 35 years ago today • Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist • Sex Pistols sign with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago • Today in History archives Lester Bangs mother was a Jehovah's Witness and his Fathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Meet Dave Staff, Denver's seventy-year-old karaoke king

    See Also: • Best of Denver 2012 - Rear Inn Lounge/Armida's • Best of Denver 2011 - Music Bar • Best of Denver 2010 - Charlie Brown's Bar & Grill Before Dave Staff started singing Peggy Lee and Big Crosby in front of an audience, he sang to light fixtures. A former electrician, the seventy-yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Review: Denver does CBGB at the hi-dive, 10/29/11

    Josiah Hesse​DENVER DOES CBGB at HI-DIVE | 10/29/11While the rest of the world celebrated Halloween weekend 2011, down at the hi-dive this past Saturday night it was 1976. Less a Halloween show and more akin to a Civil War reenactment or a Renaissance Festival, the night offered romanticized t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    The Dirty Lookers

    Audio Voyeur

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    May 19, 2011

    May 21 Judgement Day / The Rapture: Top songs to rock out to while awaiting the end

    ​Unless you've had your head parked squarely up your hiney for the last month or so, you've heard that May 21 is Judgement Day (aka The Rapture) -- that's this Saturday, people! It's really far too late to stockpile six months of food or build that cozy bomb shelter you and your besties have b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus talks about the trio's new album and its ten-year history

    ​ In the decade since the Bad Plus has been together, the adventurous jazz trio has included cover songs on each of its recordings. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King have deconstructed and reimagined cuts by everyone from the Pixies and Nirvana to Bowie and Bl ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    The Bad Plus

    Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Seraphim Shock in top form at Gothic Theatre over the weekend

    Tom MurphySeraphim Shock's Charles Edward looked like a vampire superhero turned pop star.​ SERAPHIM SHOCK The Siren Project • Lola Black 08.27.10 | Gothic Theatre, Englewood Used to be you could count on the opening bands at a Seraphim Shock show to be pretty awful. But in the last severa ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Taste of the Nation mixologists shake, stir and pour for a good cause

    Lori MidsonHoney smoked peach cocktail from TAG's Jared Boller At last night's Taste of the Nation event at Mile High Station, nine Colorado mixologists muddled, shook, stirred, poured, begged, stole and offered bribes to the throngs of charitable party-goers who voted with dollar bills and tokens ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008

    Cruisin' Oldies 950 brings back Randy Jay, Hal Moore

    Randy Jay. KRWZ/950 AM, dubbed Cruisin' Oldies, has been on the air since early September -- but at this hour, the station is broadcasting live. The midday host is Bill Press -- not the political commentator for Fox News, but a veteran DJ most recently heard on Majic 102.7 in Miami. And two other ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007

    Debbie Harry

    Sunday, June 10, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    April 11, 2002


    Chuck E.'s in Love

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    April 4, 2002

    Best Club Night

    60 South