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Bruce Springsteen

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    January 21, 2014

    New Denver shows: Slayer, the Knife, Old Crow Medicine Show, tickets on sale this weekend

    Slayer headlines the Fillmore on Saturday, May 10, with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. The Knife brings its Shaking the Habitual North American Tour to the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, April 21, and tickets ($32.50-$35) are on sale now. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Can we get Sirus for minute? It's time to give these six artists their own channel already!

    Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    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

    August 7, 2012

    New Denver Concerts: Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more

    See Also: - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Five world-changing albums that wouldn't have existed if blog buzz determined greatness

    One day, historians will look back and marvel at how blogs changed the music industry -- that is if they can avoid being distracted by the next big thing long enough to think analytically about history. Where just a few critics used to shape the tastes of music fans across country, now an army of bl ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    Tom Petty

    Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19 (sold out), 1STBANK Center, 866-461-6556.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird, Fu ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Barstool Messiah

    Bastards of Bacchus
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Artists like Springsteen and Dylan can start applying to regain copyrights of 1978 recordings

    ​When copyright law was revised in 1976, there was a provision that gave artists control of their work after 35 years, provided they applied two years in advance. The law didn't go into effect until 1978, but now artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Loretta Lynn can start a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Help us design the perfect road trip playlist

    Pork NoseFree Fallin'!Okay, pretend we're taking a road trip together. (Yes, we know this is unlikely what with gas prices being the way the are now all all, not to mention, we'd need a troop transport or something to chauffeur us -- but work with us here, will ya?) What tunes would make for an ulti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Bruce Springsteen, Cee-Lo, Rihanna top sellers

    ​Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager might have dominated last week's charts, but this week, it's disappeared from the top ten at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and moved down to the number four at Independent Records.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus talks bagpipes, Bright Eyes and the Boss

    ​ Titus Andronicus is frightfully serious about punk rock. The group of well-read, New Jersey-bred twenty-somethings recently released The Monitor, a concept album about the Civil War that contains spoken-word, era-appropriate interludes, male-female call-and-response, and three track punk su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Top ten political thefts of music

    ​ There's a certain political group that pays a lot of lip service to individual property rights -- raise your hand if this sounds familiar: Lower taxes, gun ownership, capitalism! As it turns out, there seems to be one aspect of individual property that certain group does not seem to respect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Flaming Lips, Rolling Stones top sellers at local record stores

    ​While the Flaming Lips and Stardeath & the White Dwarfs' fascinating interpretation of the Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon has been available on iTunes since December, the colored vinyl version, released on Record Store Day, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in third at Independe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip - Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska

    "Bruce Springsteen is the guy that sings that song on Independence Day right? He's the dude that old men are really into? He's like, a patriot or some shit, I'm not into that." That above quote was my younger self, being a particularly concise and utterly annoying dickwad, weighing in on a topi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    We're speechless: A look at the year's most unintentionally funny lyrics.

    Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smell​The lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Cover Songs of the Decade

    Arcade Fire goes undercover.​There have been billions of songs written in the last decade but sometimes it's not the new ones that matter, it's the reimaginings. Some people argue a great cover song is decided by it's accuracy to the original, others want something new to be brought into the m ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    The Gaslight Anthem

    Friday, April 24, Gothic Theatre, 877-598-6659.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Bruce Springsteen at Pepsi Center, 4/10/09

    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN @ PEPSI CENTER | 4/10/09 At his age, Bruce Springsteen could easily just coast into his twilight years and live off the interest of an already well established legacy. Hell, at this stage of his career, he could phone in a medley-driven revue like some of his contemporaries, and n ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009

    Bruce Springsteen

    Friday, April 10, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    April 9, 2009

    Mastodon

    Tuesday, April 14, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Reviews of new releases by Bruce Springsteen, Charlie Louvin, John Shannon

    Bruce SpringsteenWorking on a DreamColumbiaReviews for Springsteen's latest tend toward extremes, with most critics declaring it to be either a work of absolute genius or an exercise in vapidity whose lyrics could use a major infusion of seriositude. The confusion is understandable. After all, Worki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Boss was made for loving you

    Bruce Springsteen is on the brain this morning, mainly because everybody's talking about his halftime performance during the Super Bowl last night, and tickets just went on sale for his upcoming show at the Pepsi Center. I got a copy of the new disc on Friday and have only had a chance to really giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Ludacris Independent Records' top seller

    For the second week in a row, Ludacris grabbed the number-one spot on Independent's top seller's list (week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1), beating out Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen and Akon. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Week in Review: 1/26/09 - 1/30/09

    In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 27 edition

    Look busy! The Boss is coming! Today in Backbeat Online: • Bruce Springsteen due at the Pepsi Center. • Spools of Dark Thread not dead yet. • Mighty 4 Colorado hip-hop event set for May 16. • ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape. • Trace Bundy gets nod from Acoustic Magazine. Today i ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    The Springsteen- and Bon Jovi-free DNC acceptance speech

    "Now please welcome... who?" One of the big debates among inhabitants of section 524 at Barack Obama's Invesco Field at Mile High acceptance speech on Thursday involved the musical acts that would be taking part -- especially the headliners. Over the previous week or so, the media had been filled ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008
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    April 14, 2008

    Monotonix Engages in Full-Scale Musical Riotry and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Some bands merely play, while others engage in full-scale musical riots. In this review, Monotonix opt for the latter.

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    April 26, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Another Order of Joe

    Here's a bonus for fans of Joseph Arthur, who's profiled in the April 26 edition of Westword. The published piece was based on an extensive Q&A reproduced below. Among the topics Arthur touches upon: his risky new solo album, Let's Just Be, and why at least one song on it is closer to punk rock than ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Lucero

    Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers (Liberty & Lament)

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Starbucks might not want him, but fans know Bruce is Boss.

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Torn in the USA

    The Boss is a legend to some and a laugh to others. To me, he's been both.

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Spirited

    Ghost writer Garland Jeffreys returns to his old haunt: the stage.

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    Strike Anywhere

    Saturday, September 25, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    The Risk

    Street Thunder (Self-released)

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Beastie Boys

    To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)

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    March 25, 2004
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    August 15, 2002

    Bruce Springsteen

    The Rising (Columbia)

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    Salute This!

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Self-Portrait

    As Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough colors outside the lines.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Various Artists

    'Til We Outnumber 'em
    (Righteous Babe)

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 13

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Prove It All Night

    Bruce Springsteen can still rock -- but has he lost his human touch?

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Instrumental Asylum

    Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? CMH Records has given Eighties faves a musical makeover.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    October 24, 1996
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    January 10, 1996
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