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    October 6, 2014

    The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

    It's another busy week here in Denver: The wildest in the Hank Williams lineage plays tonight at the Ogden, Keys N Krates returns with a set at Cervantes' Other Side and indie mainstay Of Montreal plays the Bluebird. There are plenty more -- the rest of our picks follow.

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    July 7, 2014

    The five best concerts in Denver this week

    Welcome back, Americans. We ardently hope you return to us full of leftover barbecue and slightly sunburned. There are a few good shows this week, starting with legendary jazz drummer Tootie Heath with his new backing band (two-thirds of the Bad Plus). They'll play Dazzle a couple nights this week. ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from April 7 to 10

    The shows continue, as always. Peelander-Z, which does crowd participation better than anyone on the planet, is in town on Wednesday. You have a chance to check out good-time local Pizza Time tonight at Larmier Lounge, or you can head to Boulder for Kate Nash. It's OK if you're staying in tonight. ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Dark Tranquility's Mikael Stanne on Construct: "At first, it was polarizing because it's different"

    When metal outsiders think of the massively influential Swedish death metal scene, Dark Tranquillity co-founder and vocalist Mikael Stanne is probably not be the type of person they'd expect. Stanne is not intimidating,abrasive or angry. Instead, he has a very positive attitude, which is difficult t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    EyeHateGod's Mike Williams: "I don't like being labeled. I think we're just a rock and roll band"

    EyeHateGod (due Sunday, January 26, at the Bluebird Theater) formed in New Orleans in 1988. The influential band combined its influences from the world of the blues, Black Sabbath and hardcore punk into a unique alchemy that lent itself well to dipping into the dark side of the psyche and projecting ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Review: The Helio Sequence at the Bluebird Theater, with Menomena, 10/24/13

    THE HELIO SEQUENCE at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/24/13 When Brandon Summers pulled out his harmonica last night at the Bluebird, we all what was coming, "Harmonica Song," of course. Summers blew into his mouth harp like he was playing some kind of strange blues rock song, and he did so with so much momen ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Baroness at Ogden Theatre, 8/21/13

    BARONESS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 8/21/13 After the year Baroness had, it was obvious the quartet was happy to out playing again, and the crowd at the Bluebird last night was likewise amped to see the band. This was displayed none more powerfully and vividly than during the performance of "Swollen and H ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Baroness battles back from catastrophe

    By Jason Roche One year ago, Baroness was touring Europe in support of its criticially acclaimed record Yellow & Green. The ambitious double album was generating a strong buzz for the Georgia-based band. The momentum came to a screeching halt, though, on a rainy morning in August 2012, when the ban ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Don't miss the 2013 Westword Music Showcase Awards at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluebird

    Emily Driskill This Wednesday, July 17, we'll be hosting the nineteenth annual Westword Showcase Awards at the Bluebird Theater. The votes have all been tallied, and tomorrow night, we'll be announcing the winners and handing out the awards. Following a VIP reception for nominees (shoot us an email ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    THE OH HELLOS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 6/28-6/29 Last fall, the Oh Hellos released their first full-length, Through the Deep, Dark Valley. And while that album's got some solid tunes like "The Valley" and "I Was Wrong," it's "Hello My Old Heart," a track from their self-titled debut that perk ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Win tickets to see Joe King tonight at the Bluebird Theater and Sunday at the Fox Theatre

    Joe King of the Fray is slated to make his live solo debut tonight at the Bluebird Theater in support of Breaking, his brand new album, which dropped earlier this week. Nathaniel Rateliff and Night Sweats are sharing the bill. We've got a couple pairs of tickets to tonight's show and a couple of pa ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Spiritualized at Bluebird Theater, 4/4/13

    SPIRITUALIZED @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 4/4/13 With little more than the lights dimming to indicate the band was about to take stage, Spiritualized walked on stage and went right into "Here It Comes (The Road, Let's Go)," which began an evening of music with no breaks or banter to break the vibe of the ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    What New Year's weekend looked like in Denver

    Wowzers! Is your head still hurting today? Ours is, and we even had all day yesterday to recharge and rehydrate. Needless to say, we all sent 2012 packing in the Mile High City with an absolute ferociousness. Whether you were there and want to relive the revelry or if you had a quiet year end and sl ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The Foodchain at Bluebird Theater, 12/20/12

    THE FOODCHAIN @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 12/20/12 As the Foodchain played "Young Amsterdam," their anthem to Denver's favorite plant, the thick cloud that hovered near the ceiling of the Bluebird got thicker, and the pungent smell that pervaded the venue got even more pronounced. The band shifted from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Five Finger Death Punch, Myke Charles, SP Double and more

    See Also: - Myke Charles has talent and charisma to spare - SP Double has come a long way, and it shows - Q&A with Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch - Q&A with Joe Queer of the Queers Welcome to the weekend! You've worked hard, and now it's time to treat yourself to some live music. Good news: ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Foster the People

    Tuesday, July 3, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.

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    June 5, 2012

    Jane's Addiction, Swans, Aaron Freeman lead this week's shows

    Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe on Beck, living in Germany and Bright Channel

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012
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    March 27, 2012

    Sharon Van Etten: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal"

    Sharon Van Etten (due this Wednesday, March 28, at the Bluebird Theater) saw more sides of the music industry than most of her peers before embarking on her musical career. She moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee as a teenager to go to school and became involved with Red Rose, a coffee shop/music venue ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Weekend's Best Live Music Bets: The Autumn Film, Wovenhand, the Hive Dwellers and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new al ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Q&A with The Joy Formidable: "It's important to always push people to feel something"

    The Joy Formidable (due this Saturday, March 17, at the Bluebird Theater with A Place to Bury Strangers) is one of the most aptly named bands of the last several years. Its dream pop atmospheres and sheer exuberance as a live band have wowed audiences wherever the band plays. Part of its charm, too, ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Big Gigantic, Jedi Mind Tricks and more

    Denver's best live music bets, weekend of January 20, 2012

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    January 9, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Bassic Fridays at Beta, Fluid benefit, mystery eats, Ballet Nouveau Colorado

    Did you know that other things happened over the weekend aside from the Broncos' shocking playoff win? It's true, and our slide show page and family of blogs -- The Latest Word, Cafe Society, Backbeat Online and Show and Tell -- have the skinny. Look below for photos and info about Bassic Fridays a ... More >>

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    December 31, 2011

    Review: Slim Cessna's Auto Club at the Bluebird Theater, 12/30/11

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club @ Bluebird Theater | 12/30/11 For the past decade, Slim Cessna's Auto Club has been playing the Bluebird on New Year's Eve and the night before. As Slim himself says, it just kind of happened. The band just kept getting asked to do these yearly shows. For past New Year's sho ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Review: ohGr at the Bluebird, 12/07/11

    Tom MurphyohGr last night at the Bluebird Theater​OHGR AT THE BLUEBIRD | 12/07/11"Don't do coke," Ogre urged the audience at the Bluebird last night. "Because I sure fuckin' did, and it nearly killed me." This unvarnished pronouncement from ohGr's frontman came at the end of a particularly str ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony this Thursday night at the Bluebird Theater

    Photo by Kate LevyAll right, now that the festival portion of the Westword Music Showcase is in the books, it's time to hand out the awards. As far as that goes, we're tallying the votes right now and the winners in each individual category will be announced at a special ceremony this Thursday, June ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Tonight: Borgore at the Bluebird

    Whether you're a fan of the whomp or not, Dubstep is here to stay. Borgore (performing this evening at the Bluebird Theater with Thorazine, ServOne and Seeda) is definitely on the newer end of movement, but the Tel Aviv-born producer and DJ has already carved out his own style within the genre. Form ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Thursday is the new Friday: J Mascis at hi-dive, Chase and Status at the Gothic and more

    In case you aren't going to see Chuck Sheen spit tiger blood all over the crowd tonight at Wells Fargo, there are plenty of other things to entertain you this fine evening. Not that Chaz isn't worth dropping a sizeable stack of loot to see if he WINS! or loses, but just in case you'd rather rock or ... More >>

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    March 27, 2011

    Pure Sunshine at the Bluebird, 3/16/11

    Tom MurphyGit Some PURE SUNSHINE Overcasters • the Buckingham Squares • the Purple Fluid The Omens • The Geniuses • Git Some 03.26.11 | Bluebird Theater Git Some kicked off night two of Pure Sunshine last night at the Bluebird Theater. The act's lyrics are often washed out by the torrent o ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Steel Panther at the Bluebird Theater, 3/16/11

    Aaron Thackeray​ STEEL PANTHER with Drug Under 03.16.11 | Bluebird Theater See Steel Panther at the Bluebird slideshow Last night, Steel Panther and a few hundred of its closest friends in Denver, hopped in the Delorean with Doc and took the Bluebird Theater back to the future when spandex, ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    On sale this weekend: A Day to Remember, Circle Jerks and Yanni

    ​A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon are co-headlining The Game Changers Tour, slated to stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, March 27. We Came as Romans and Pierce the Veil are also on the bill. Tickets ($35.25) go on sale this Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

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    December 9, 2010
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    November 22, 2010

    Nosaj Thing at the Bluebird, 11/20/10

    ​ NOSAJ THING With Jogger • Toro Y Moi 11.20.10 | Bluebird Theater This is not a diatribe dedicated to hating on electronic music, music made via laptop, patchy synths or anything else that involves playing instrumentation off of a card table. This is simply a timeline of Saturday night's ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010 reminder: Today's the last day to vote!

    Aaron ThackerayWestword Music Showcase: Oh, oh, it's Magic!​ As you can see from the pictures, this year's Showcase was played in the key of awesome. Relive the whole thing with us. Over the course of the day as we get our wits about us, a few of our writers will share their thoughts on what ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    This Just In: Band of Horses, Snoop Dogg, Beach House shows announced

    Band of Horses recently finished recording a new album, Night Rainbow, which the act has been playing songs from at shows since. While there's still no word on when the disc will be issued, chances are better than good that the band will be playing new material when it hits the Fox Theatre on Monday ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Dirty Projectors, White Rabbits, Meshell Ndegeocello shows announced

    Sarah CassDirty Projectors​Originally a solo project for David Longstreth, the Dirty Projectors is now touring as a six-piece in support of the band's latest, the wonderful Bitte Orca. Longstreth and company stop at the Bluebird Theater Sunday, November 8. Tickets are $15.25 in advance and $18 day ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    The blog shortcut, June 2 edition

    Va-va-va-voom. Shape up. Today in Cafe Society: • Booze, boobs and broads: Jonesy's EatBar staff showing skin for a good cause. • Half-price bottles at the Wine Loft today. • Who tried to blow up the Fat Cat Sports Bar? • Rock & Roll Grill goes up in smoke. • Chill: Icehouse Tavern is op ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird

    Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite as seen through the lens of Jon SolomonMogwai, Women Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: Listening to layered and nuanced instrumental music as background. Instrumental music is not dead. For all the prominence of vocal-driven music in the modern pop scen ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 26 edition

    Look out below! Falling blogs! Today in Cafe Society: • Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs with ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 10 edition

    It's beginning to feel a lot like blog roundup time. Today in Backbeat Online: • Twelve things every Wu-Tang Clan fan should own. • Mile High Makeout: Dreaming of me. • An extremely entertaining Q&A with Ryan Hendrix of Colourmusic. • Rap Up: Whygee and Sunken State unite for a free EP. • ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 1 edition

    New blogs for a new month. Today in Backbeat Online: • Live reviews of Will Swindler's Elevenet (pictured) at Dazzle, plus Boyz II Men at the Ogden Theatre, Wetlands, Monofog and more at the Larimer Lounge, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk and friends at Rhinocerpolis, and Yeasayer at the Bluebird The ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Blast from the Past

    The Yard Dogs Road Show brings vaudeville to the Bluebird stage.

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    July 1, 2008

    Matson Jones Returns for Pair of Shows In Denver and Ft. Collins

    Matson Jones. 'Memba them? Chamber-driven badasses, named Denver's Best New Band in 2005, signed to Sympathy for the Recording Industry, now dearly departed and all that? Yeah, pretty awesome, right? Well, we just received word that the co-ed quartet is returning to perform a pair of shows, the firs ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008

    Fray To Test New Songs at the Bluebird

    Alright, I'm as positive as Jamie Lynn Spear's pregnancy test that tix for this thing are going to be gone quicker than a free flat screen on Craigslist, but I figured I'd put it out there for you just in case the Fray isn't one of your friends on MySpace, where word of a trio of intimate hometown s ... More >>

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    December 19, 2007

    White Trash Blistmas and more

    It's Christmas time again in the Mile High City. That means you can count on a few things: Festive, postcard-worthy lights adorning the city and county building, seeing a proliferation of Santa hats on drunken weekend warriors from LoDo to SoCo and, of course, the return of Blister 66's annual White ... More >>

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    February 15, 2007
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    December 20, 2001


    The City Council votes on the side of youth and music.

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    April 12, 2001


    Will the citys new policy on all-ages clubs turn Denver into a teenage wasteland?

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