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Broken Social Scene

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    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Default Champion

    Thousands Upon Thousands
    Self-released

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    May 9, 2012

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Bluebird Theater, 5/8/12

    BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 05.08.12 If you decide to put all of your eggs in Anton Newcombe's basket, they're going to end up scrambled. The lead singer of early-'90s psychedelica group Brian Jonestown Massacre might be the group's longest-running member, but he also seems to be ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Accessories transform outfits from mundane to exciting

    As the weather heats up, so does Denver style. This week, accessories transform outfits from mundane to exciting. Whether they're smokey neutrals or eye-popping pastels, accessories this spring are the cat's meow -- and hiss as well.

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    June 7, 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, TV on the Radio is slated to perform two nights at the Ogden in September, Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for three nights at Red Rocks and blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headline KTCL's Big Gig in September. On lo ... More >>

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    March 20, 2011

    Broken Social Scene at the Boulder Theater, 3/19/11

    Photo: Adam PerryKevin Drew of Broken Social Scene.BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE With Houses Boulder Theater
 | Saturday March 19, 2011 
Better Than: Learning just hours before the show that our armed forces had entered yet another war with a small Middle-Eastern nation rich with natural resources. Dres ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Tonight: Margot and the Nuclear So and So's at the Bluebird

    Not Margo: The Nuclear So and So's Richard Edwards​Unless you just arrived on this planet, you know there is no Margot in Margot and the Nuclear So and So's -- but the moniker of Richard Edwards' charming chamber pop band sure does have a nice cadence to it, as does the music the outfit create ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Tonight: Stars at the Bluebird Theater

    ​Stars is one of those secret gem bands easily glossed over because it is part of something much bigger and seemingly more important -- like Broken Social Scene, the collective/super-band Stars is connected to. This may not be the ideal situation for a band, but for fans, it's nothing but a ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Signal Path, Of Montreal and Emancipator filled our playlists this past week

    ​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?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 28, 2010

    The Roots, Eminem top sellers at local record stores

    ​How I Got Over, the Roots' latest effort released last week on Def Jam, took the spot at Twist & Shout, second at Albums on the Hill and third at Independent Records for the week ending June 27. Eminem's new disc, Recovery, debuted at number one at Independent Records while coming in third at ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Tom Petty, Melvins, Gaslight Athem strong sellers at local record stores

    ​While there weren't any clear winners across the board for the week ending June 20, Tom Petty's Mojo , released last week on Reprise, Gaslight Anthem's American Slang, released last week on Side One Dummy, and Melvins' latest effort, The Bride Screamed Murder were all strong sellers at local ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    The Dead Weather, the National top sellers at local record stores

    ​Sea of Cowards, the Dead Weather's follow-up to last year's Horehound, took the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while claiming the second spot at Twist & Shout and third at Independent Records for the week ending May 16. The National's High Violet, released last week on 4AD, meanwhile, came i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff and Deftones top sellers at local record stores

    ​In Memory of Loss, Nathaniel Rateliff's outstanding Rounder Records debut, topped the charts at Twist & Shout (where he also did an in-store performance last week) and Wax Trax, while rounding out the top ten at Albums on the Hill for the week ending May 8. Forgiveness Rock Record, meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Kinetix and Broken Social Scene top our weekly 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, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    The Album Leaf's Jimmy LaVelle on the influence of Eno and the draw of San Diego

    ​ On A Chorus of Storytellers, Album Leaf's mastermind/frontman Jimmy LaValle once again proves he isn't a spectacular wordsmith - like a derivative musician who needs to widen his exposure to sounds, LaValle's lyrics suggest he could benefit from studying poetry for a bit. Just the same, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Playlist Roulette: Ten "love songs" for your super sweet Valentine's mixtape

    Courtesy of shankar,shiva's FlickrIn the last two days I have overheard three different people discussing their carefully crafted Valentine's Day date playlists. Once I stifled the gag reflex, I started to wonder when the hell dates started requiring customized, more importantly, premeditated soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Indie Rock Songs of the Decade

    The chills-inducing men of Midlake​To some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 23, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Wondering what to get that special little someone for Christmas? Wonder no more. The Indie Rock Coloring Book is here!

    ​Ever notice just how much more advanced kids are these days? They just seem so much cooler than we were growing up. We were at a barbecue not too long ago, for instance, and heard the wee son of a friend -- seriously, the kid hadn't even hit puberty yet -- raving about the new Bon Iver record. Ye ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 24, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 3, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Review: Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project

    Charles Spearin The Happiness Project Arts & Crafts From Charles Spearin, member of Broken Social Scene and one of the founders of post-rockers Do Make Say Think, comes one of the most exciting and interesting records in recent memory. For The Happiness Project, Spearin interviewed a number ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Deadmau5

    Wednesday, November 19, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    The Stills

    Thursday, October 23, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    July 10, 2008
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    July 2, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    Show Business

    Denver's music scene deserves to be heard.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: the Acorn, Autechre, Flogging Molly, Ashton Shepherd

    The Acorn Glory Hope Mountain Paper Bag Records 00:22-01:07 of “Low Gravity” The Acorn proves, apparently, that Canadian indie-rock has a “sound,” and bands like the Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade and the Acorn all jerk each other off with their Baroque attitudes, collective ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Kevin Drew

    The co-founder of Broken Social Scene branches out on his own sort of.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Kevin Drew and More

    Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew Spirit If… (Arts & Crafts) The credit Kevin Drew chose for himself on this disc seems designed to reassure fans fearful that his decision to release a CD under his own name means Broken Social Scene is bound for the grave. But the wordiness of this bit of ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007

    On the Download

    The best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

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    May 24, 2007

    Young Galaxy

    Tuesday, May 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    April 19, 2007
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    April 19, 2007
  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Apostle of Hustle

    Andrew Whiteman creates a whole new Scene.

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Apostle of Hustle

    National Anthem of Nowhere
    Arts & Crafts

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Arcade Fire

    Neon Bible
    Merge Records

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    March 30, 2006

    Jason Collett

    Tuesday, April 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    February 9, 2006

    Star Power

    Canada has a wealth of emerging Stars these days.

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    December 29, 2005

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned Rockist ways.

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    October 27, 2005

    Broken Social Scene

    Tuesday, November 1, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Metric

    Live it Out (Last Gang)

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Broken Social Scene

    Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts)

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    alaska!

    Monday, September 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    March 11, 2004
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