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    September 26, 2013

    DJ Shadow isn't so sure that Endtroducing was the first 100 percent sample-based record

    Born Joshua Davis, DJ Shadow made great waves with his first proper album, 1996's Endtroducing, which has been lauded as the first album made up entirely by samples. By then, he'd already made a name for himself as a producer with some singles and production work out on Mo' Wax Records, and with Ent ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013


    Wednesday, March 13, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.

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    December 21, 2011

    Ten pop music moments that defined 2011

    With major comebacks and massive hits, 2011 was the year of the women, from Beyoncé to Miley Cyrus. Without singers like Adele, we wouldn't have songs to cry along with, and without Katy Perry, we wouldn't have any songs to hum at our nine to five. So what exactly were the biggest pop moments of 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    The moonlight was not the highlight of the Moonlight Classic Bike Ride

    ​Everybody knows that, in this town, if you're riding your bike around during the day and you're not decked out in blaring, full-body lycra, you are doing it wrong. At night, though, all bets are off. This weekend, the Kaiser Permanente Moonlight Classic once again took off from the state Capi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    New Beastie Boys release date, track listing and artwork announced

    Yes, it's been more than 20 years since the Beastie Boys were licensed to ill, and in those intervening years, the trio's output has been, on balance, fantastic. Sure, there have been a few duds along the way, but every album has been worth hearing. That's why I still get excited when I hear Be ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    Q&A with Kevin Devine

    Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine. Singer-songwriter Kevin Devine, the subject of a profile in this week's Westword advancing his Sunday, May 24 gig at the Marquis Theatre with Miniature Tigers, The Rouge and Brian Bonz, is the rarest of interview subjects: a guy who listeners carefully to every ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Top Ten Pop Songs 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.Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Ka ... More >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2008
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    April 24, 2008

    Colin Meloy Sings Live!

    The Decemberists frontman relishes the chance to play more intimate shows.

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    April 23, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Sanity Claus

    Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Kevin Devine

    Monday, November 19, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    OK Go

    There’s plenty of smarts behind this outfit’s stupidity.

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    The Decemberists

    Tuesday, November 14, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Yule's Tide

    Searching for gems in the flood of seasonal discs.

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Dandy Man

    The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor wanders through celebreality.

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Season's Bleatings

    Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

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    October 14, 2004



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    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    All's Phair

    Liz Phair makes no apologies for reinventing herself.

  • Film

    July 17, 2003

    Teen Angles

    Less is Moore in How to Deal.

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Full Circle

    After a year of renewal, Hall-of-Famer Jim Ibbotson gets down to the Nitty Gritty.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.

  • Music

    August 29, 2002


    The scariest thing about Ozzfest isn’t the music. It’s the price bands have to pay just to play in it.

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Youth of the Nation

    Country-radio pros gather in Colorado to search for ways to seduce a younger generation.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Will the Circle be Unbroken (Capitol)

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    At the Helm

    A throat cancer survivor, the Band's Levon Helm can't sing anymore -- but the beat goes on.

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Ace in the Hole

    Hip-hop's Aceyalone looks for ways to climb up from the underground.

  • Music

    December 14, 2000


    Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Seller's Market

    Jimmy Eat World doesn't have a record label, a distributor or a care in the world.

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Check Your Zed

    After a period out of the public eye, Remy Zero continues to create its own poets' society.

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Brian's Song

    Listening to the distant echoes of a pop-rock genius.

  • Music

    September 14, 2000


    Slim Cessna has seen the light.

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Give the People a Hand

    A new generation is rediscovering one of Denver's strangest bands.

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Shine On

    Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse is running the race his way.

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Christmas Packages

    The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.

  • Music

    April 30, 1998

    It's a Massacre

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre, that is--and its members have some scores to settle.

  • Music

    February 5, 1998

    Heavy Petting

    The Pet Sounds Sessions is the weirdest boxed set yet.

  • Music

    December 11, 1997

    Music for the Holidaze

    Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.

  • Music

    October 9, 1997
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    April 10, 1997

    That Louvin Feeling

    Three new reissues serve as reminders of how good country music can be.

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    September 6, 1995
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    July 26, 1995
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    March 16, 1994



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