Born in the Flood (Band)

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    November 13, 2014

    Bright Channel Was Denver's Last Great Shoegaze Band

    Bright Channel was one of the most widely respected bands in the Denver underground scene during its relatively short existence. From February 2002 through the fall of 2007, the trio flooded small bars and large venues with its colossal sound. Though it would probably today be called a shoegaze band ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Meet Denver Supergroup Miss America By Wheary

    For Joseph Pope III, who's played in a number of local acts like Born in the Flood, the Wheel, Fairchildren and is now the front man of Miss America by Wheary, songwriting is like falling in love. "It's like you're in this honeymoon period, and you're just so infatuated and that's all you think ab ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | NATHANIEL RATELIFF at GOTHIC THEATRE | 11/29/13 From his recent stint making music backed by the Night Sweats, to the incredibly moving songs he's crafted on his own, to his cinematic work with Born in the Flood, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble -- his reputation ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TUES | POLICA at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/26/13 Polica, which hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, features former Roma di Luna vocalist Channy Leaneagh, Ryan Olson of Gayngs fame, a pair of drummers, Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson and bassist bassist Chris Bierdan. Formed in the summer of 2011, the ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    The best shows in Denver this weekend

    FRI & SAT | THE LUMINEERS at RED ROCKS | 9/13-9/14 Last summer the Lumineers played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for Cake. And that was just a few months after playing the Bluebird Theater for the first time. What a difference a year makes. Thanks to the inescapable single "Ho Hey," the ban ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Win tickets to the After Party on the Bridge in Riverfront Park!

    Party! Party! On Thursday, September 12, many of the town's movers and shakers will gather on the 19th Street Bridge in Riverfront Park for the Greenway Foundation's annual Gala on the Bridge. But that's just the start of the fun. From 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 13, the inaugural After Party ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Edge is hosting a happy hour for the Greenway Foundation

    Edge Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th Street, is extending its happy hour this evening for a pre-sale get-together for the After Party on the Bridge -- a fundraiser for the Greenway Foundation that will take place Friday, September 13 on the 19th Street Bridge in Riverfront Park. The restaurant will offe ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    Nathaniel Rateliff reinvents himself and does some soul-searching with the Night Sweats

    Forget everything you know about the man known as Nathaniel Rateliff. Whatever image that name conjures for you will be obsolete the next time you see him. The extraordinarily talented musician, whom we first came to know as the frontman of Born in the Flood and later came to love as one of this tow ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Julie Davis returns to her roots with the Seven Hats, a new act that also features Joseph Pope

    Remember Bela Karoli, the band fronted by Julie Davis? Yeah, it seems like a bazillion years since we've heard anything from that act -- and for good reason. Davis has been busy touring the globe with Nathaniel Rateliff and tending to her other groups, Fairchildren and Miss America. Now she's return ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    See Born in the Flood at Lost Lake on Friday

    Earlier today on Facebook, Nathaniel Rateliff casually mentioned that Born in the Flood, the band he fronted before he became all chummy with the boys in Mumford & Sons, that reunited at the Gothic back in December, is playing tomorrow night at Lost Lake. If you've ever been to Lost Lake then you kn ... More >>

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    December 23, 2012

    Born in the Flood at the Gothic, 12/21/12

    BORN IN THE FLOOD @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 12/21/12 It seemed like members from about half the bands Denver were on hand for Born in the Flood's reunion show with Nathan & Stephen and In the Whale at the Gothic. Sure, it's not uncommon to see bands supporting other bands, but this felt like a high schoo ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The five best concerts this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend! The fact that you're reading this right now means that we either all survived the end of the world, or we all misunderstood the Mayans and miscalculated the date of our supposed demise. Whatever the case, we're here, and it's the weekend -- and it's a holiday weekend at that. ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    The five best concerts this week: 12/17-12/21

    With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird, with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acou ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    Bandmate vs Soulmate: So who really knows Hearts in Space's Ezra-David Darnell better?

    Brace yourself: Today marks the triumphant, eagerly awaited return of the Mating Game, a feature we dreamed up once upon a time in which we pit bandmate vs soulmate to see who knows who better. It's often been said that being in a band is just like being in a relationship, that sometimes your bandma ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    New shows: Breathe Carolina, Vail Snow Daze, 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Eddie Money and more

    There's a whole new batch of shows to let you know about, some of which are going on sale this week, including a new date from Breathe Carolina, as well as a rescheduled date for Mouse On Mars at Summit Music Hall, plus 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, who are co-headling the 1STBANK Center in December, a ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Otis Taylor, Nathaniel Rateliff, Leftover Salmon, Hopsin and more on tap this weekend

    It's another big weekend for music on the Front Range. Tonight, Otis Taylor kicks off his Trance Blues Festival, which runs from this evening through Sunday and is spread across a variety of venues in Boulder. Elsewhere, Nathaniel Rateliff's hosting his annual holiday soiree at the Gothic with stack ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    June 14, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, the Avett Brothers announced another Colorado date on July 8 at the Boulder Theater the night before their sold-out Red Rocks show, the FMQB Triple A Conference is returning to the Fox, Diana Ross is due at Wells Fargo in Septemb ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    October 9, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Danielle Ate the Sandwich at the Gothic Theatre, 10/8/10

    A.H. GoldsteinNathaniel Rateliff last night at the Gothic Theatre.​ Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Danielle Ate the Sandwich 10.8.10 | Gothic Theatre The capacity crowd that filled the Gothic Theatre to busting on Friday night had no problem staying calm for three hours, for the co- ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 4, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff's CD is in stores nationwide today, but he's here in Denver

    May 4, 2010: As good a day as any to say that Nathaniel Rateliff has made it. His sparse and powerful In Memory of Loss has been available digitally for a week, but today it appeared in physical form in record stores across the country. Rateliff grew up in Missouri, but as a musician he grew up he ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff

    In Memory of Loss

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    March 30, 2010

    Hello, world: Meet Nathaniel Rateliff

    Nathaniel Rateliff certainly needs no introduction in Denver. Prior to being championed by Brooklyn Vegan and attracting the attention of Vanity Fair, Rateliff generated reams of praise here as the frontman of Born in the Flood, an act many predicted would fill arenas by decade's end.

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    March 18, 2010

    SXSW 2010: Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and Nathaniel Rateliff

    Nathaniel Rateliff | Ale House | 9 p.m. Clinging to the Trees | Mohawk | 8:20 p.m. Nathaniel Rateliff was clearly being glib last night when he asked "Is that why you're being so quiet, because you know me?" after getting a roar of approval when he announced that he was Denver. But you can hardl ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Over the weekend: Houses at the Meadowlark

    ​Houses, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Joseph Pope III Friday, Aug. 7 Meadowlark Better than: The other performances I've seen from the same three acts. Houses' schedule has been demanding lately. The group's ambitious goal for the year -- to release four separate EPs, each bearing the name of a sep ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Last Night's Show: Broken Spindles, Born in the Flood, Iuengliss at hi-dive

    Broken Spindles, Born in the Flood, IuenglissThursday, February 26, 2009hi-diveBetter than: Eating chips and looking at a borrowed book of David Byrne's weird photography of furniture, which is what I would have been doingHere's what was weird about this show: Broken Spindles stole all the press. Th ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Born in the Flood announces a mountain mini-tour

    Good news, Born in the Flood/The Wheel fans: The boys have just announced their first shows, and they're coming up soon. The first of five dates (four Flood, one Wheel) comes just before the end of this month, at the hi-dive, and the rest follow in various charming mountain locales. These dates repr ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Nathaniel Rateliff on Matt Pinfield's morning show today

    Update (01/12/09): Stream Nathaniel Rateliff's appearance after the jump.Gonna go out on a limb here and say that by the time most of you read this, Nathaniel Rateliff will have already wrapped his appearance on Matt Pinfield's morning show on New York's WRXP, the station otherwise known as101. ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Dead Days

    Every year, I hear people talk about the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day as a dull and lifeless time for live music. If you went to college, you'll remember that they sometimes called the study period just before finals "dead days" because nothing would be happening on campus. People ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Bela Karoli in the studio with Ian Cooke

    Bela Karoli has been in Helmet Room Studio working on the follow-up to band's outstanding debut, Furnished Rooms. Tentatively titled, Digital Sixes, the album will feature members Julie Davis (vocals, bass), Brigid McAuliffe (accordion, vocals), Carrie Beeder (violin, cello) and James Han (keyboards ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Making Music Matter

    There’s a lot of talk – especially in this column – about how supportive and caring the Denver music scene is. Every time you turn around, there’s a benefit show to help some musician pay his medical bills, move out of state, or fund his honeymoon. It’s not unlike the rent parties of the 1 ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 2

    Tokyo Police Club started a solid run on the main stage. (Photo by Chad Fahnestock). And it's gone. Just like that, the gale-force winds of indie rock have come and gone, whipping Red Rocks into a frenzy all day Saturday and Sunday. Missed it? Can't remember it? Read our Day 1 Monolith Live Blog ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (8/9/08-8/15/08)

    Jackson Browne thinks McCain is a dick (ed. note: this is pure conjecture) Here's a friendly one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were wondering how the hell John McCain thought he could get away with using a song -- without permission ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008

    The Mating Game: Born in the Flood's Nathaniel Rateliff

    It's often been said that being in a band is just like being in a relationship, that sometimes your bandmates know you better than your significant other. We decided to put this notion to the test by asking a select band member a series of personal questions (easy, tiger, nothing salacious), and the ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Hands On Experience

    My daughter looks nothing like me. When I look in the mirror, I see the Jewish-Italian pan-European mongrel that I am. Her mother – with her olive skin and thick black hair – looks vaguely Latina, or like she was born somewhere overlooking the Mediterranean. But our three-year-old daughter looks ... More >>

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    June 9, 2008

    MP3 Freeloader, Music Showcase Edition: Born in the Flood

    BORN IN THE FLOOD NOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK Performing 6-6:45 PM at MAIN STAGE Personnel: Nathaniel Rateliff; Joseph Pope III; Matt Fox Discography: If This Thing Should Spill (2007); The Fear that We May Not Be (2005). Download "Anthem" or stream the entire track after the jump.

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    June 4, 2008

    Westword Music Showcase Lineup and Schedule Revealed

    You know when your mom sometimes goes on and on about how handsome you are, or how talented you are and whatnot, and you're all like, "Ah, ma', you're supposed to say that crap. You're my mom"? Keep that sentiment in mind right now as we tell you just how wicked cool our kid is. The lineup is for th ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Nathaniel Rateliff in Billboard Later This Week

    Fancy us: We caught a few songs from one of the best unsigned singer-songwriters in the country (that's a designation bestowed by Billboard, in an issue that hits stands later this week, BTW -- not that we disagree) at the Meadowlark this past Friday night. Sucking down a few cold ones on the Lark's ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Sharing the Wealth

    An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.

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    November 19, 2007

    Weekend Hearsay

    Some quick newsy and observational items culled from a weekend out on the town: Friday night, dbiddle turned in another beautifully shambolic performance at the hi-dive. Even minus the Dia de los Muertos-esque face paint the group sported a few weeks back on the same stage (see clip above filmed by ... More >>

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    October 8, 2007

    This Weekend: The Wheel, Gregory Alan Isakov, Porlolo and Bela Karoli @ hi-dive

    The Wheel, Gregory Alan Isakov, Porlolo and Bela Karoli Bela Karoli CD Release Party October 6, 2007 hi-dive Denver’s singer-songwriter scene currently enjoys more support and recognition than it has seen in many years, and Saturday night’s Bela Karoli CD release party was further proof. A sol ... More >>

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    July 3, 2007

    Audiophile: Music From Westword Music Showcase 2007 Nominees

    Each clip is between 20-30 seconds in length Rock Machine Gun Blues The Omens Rose Hill Drive The Swayback Tarmints

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    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Sutra Room - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 The Sutra Room Better than: Endless margaritas on the beach. What a long, fucking amazing day it was at the Westword Music Showcase this past Saturday. Despite the outrageous amount of music that was spilling out of Golden Triangle, I ... More >>

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    June 18, 2007

    Showcase by the Snippet

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 There are several ways to approach a festival such as June 16's Westword Music Showcase. Wrist-banders can check out a handful of their favorites or several groups they haven't had a chance to catch yet and spend the rest of their time exploring the rewarding world of mass ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Westword Music Showcase 2007

    Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Westword Music Showcase! This year’s Showcase, set for Saturday, June 16, in the Golden Triangle, is bigger and better than ever (yes, I know we say that every year, but it happens to be true). For starters, the all-ages Outdoor Stage has moved two blocks t ... More >>

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    May 9, 2007

    Rock the Vote!

    Alright, so the wait is over. This year’s Showcase ballot has finally been revealed. As with every year, the event continues to evolve and improve (we like to think so, anyway). This year, you’ll notice that we’ve added five new categories, and there’s 57 acts making a first-time appearance ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    Born in the Fog

    The drive into work this morning was a thing of absolute beauty. A heavy fog was draped around the city like a thick winter coat, and Born in the Flood's latest (specifically "In Debt to the Heart") was on my iPod. I was staring out the window as the 122x made its way down the I-25 corridor, when su ... More >>