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  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this November

    With three female comedians, three Davids (Spade, Chappelle, Sedaris) and a whole lot of masked wrestlers on the schedule, November is shaping up to be a delightfully eclectic month for Denver comedy. We have secret shows from Comedy Works, a Scottish wunderkind and another performance on the buddin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Sedaris and Klosterman: literature as standup comedy

    Becoming a comedian will get you laid, and becoming an author will get you respect, but from the perspective of a professional audience member like myself, the two really aren't all that different. When I'm doubled over by the lyrical whimsy of local comic Jordan Doll, I could be cracking up over To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Dan Deacon on not having a rider asking for snacks and touring as self-sufficiently as possible

    Although the great majority of our interviews take place in advance of a show, every now and then we get a chance to hang out with an act when in comes through town. Such was the case yesterday with affable and intelligent Dan Deacon, who took time out of his day to chat with us about a variety of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    MC Lyte questions the current state of hip-hop

    Last night at Auraria, MC Lyte shared her views on the current state of hip-hop, a broad range of topics ranging from the diminishing role of females to the dwindling voice of hip-hop overall and its lackluster effectiveness to her personal triumphs and downfalls. With style and grace, she left many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsmack, Steve Vai and Kimbra lead this week's shows

    A fresh batch of new shows announced this week, including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller at Red Rocks, the Head and the Heart and Blitzen Trapper at the Boulder Theater, Kimbra at the Ogden Theatre, Shinedown and Godsmack at Comfort Dental and Steve Vai at the Ogden. Page down for a full rundown plus lo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    As Black History Month comes to a close, we reflect on the influential Sounds of Blackness

    Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Jay-Z's come a long way from the Marcy Projects

    What do you know about Jay-Z? Born Shawn Corey Carter in December 1969, the Brooklyn corner boy from the Marcy Housing Projects, who used to flip kilos of coke as fast as he flipped rhymes, turned his life of trial and tragedy into one of triumph and success, making a ton of money and marrying the g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    (Updated) Ryan Adams survival guide: Things to know before you go

    Pax-Am Records Update (12:53 p.m.): So check this out: A couple more things you should know here. First of all, the show has been postponed until tomorrow night due to inclement weather (shocker, we know). Secondly, whatever sensationalist malarkey you've read about Ryan Adams being some sort of up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

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

    We're blessed to be living in the best city in America.Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, St. Vincent is due at the Boulder Theater, followed by DeVotchKa who also appear there later in the month, as well as the Ogden, and Why? at the Gothic Theater. On local radio, Bop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Meet Marnie Ward, creator of the Tree Line and winner of the Colorado Cocktail Contest

    Mark MangerMarnie Ward mixes her winning drinki at the Colorado Cocktail Contest.​What does Colorado taste like? Sunshine and cherries and whiskey, according to Marnie Ward, who created "Tree Line," the winner of the inaugural Colorado Cocktail Contest. "I love to go to the farmers' markets th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    DeVotchKa's Nick Urata on the band's new album and its cinematic approach to songwriting

    Gary Isaacs​ With DeVotchka's forthcoming album, 100 Lovers, the Denver quartet has released possibly it's finest album to date. Frontman Nick Urata says they spent about a year making the album in Tuscon, and let the songs cook a bit longer and ferment than on previous efforts, which might e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jake Hyman of Freelance Whales talks about subway busking and road testing songs

    ​Based out of Queens, New York, Freelance Whales (due tonight at the hi-dive with Minature Tigers) play the kind of atmospheric, experimental pop music that is often lumped under the umbrella genre title of "chamber pop." That's probably because the band actually seems to take care to craft so ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010
  • Culture

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Q&A with Joe Bithorn of Beatles tribute band Rain

    Joe Bithorn as George Harrison​New York City native Joe Bithorn plays the role of George Harrison in Rain, one of the most popular and well-known Beatles tribute bands in the country (appearing September 22 to 27 at the Buell Theater. Raised with a steady diet of classical, jazz, blues and psy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues 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. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008

    Return to Forever

    Chick Corea’s breakthrough act is back after nearly three decades.

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008
  • Dining

    December 27, 2007

    Memories

    From the magic of midnight burritos to the culinary miracles at O’s, 2007 gave us lots of food for thought.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007
  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    DIY Guy

    Joseph Arthur wants to write his own legend.

  • Culture

    January 18, 2007

    Now Playing

    Brief reviews of current shows

  • Culture

    January 11, 2007

    Now Playing

    Brief reviews of current shows

  • Culture

    January 4, 2007

    Now Playing

    Brief reviews of current shows

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    Day-by-Day Picks

    From the week of November 10, 2005

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Culture

    February 17, 2005

    Black History Speaks

    Shadow Theatre's Paul Robeson restores an American giant.

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Soul Survivors

    The Soul of John Black gets by with a little help from its friends.

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    With Strings Attached

    Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell heats up Colorado’s winter.

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Lost at Scene

    After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island.

  • Culture

    April 24, 2003

    Break Like the Wind

    Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11.

  • Culture

    January 16, 2003

    Patsy Cline Lite

    A single-note version of the singer barely does her artistry justice.

  • Culture

    October 31, 2002

    A Beautiful Lady

    Shadow Theatre shines a light on this wrenching retelling of Billie Holiday's downfall.

  • Culture

    July 4, 2002

    Lost Soles Soars

    Tapping into his own past, dancer Thaddeus Phillips makes magic.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Townes Van Zandt

    Texas Rain: The Texas Hill Country Recordings, The Best of Townes Van Zandt (Tomato)
    A Gentle Evening With Townes Van Zandt (Dualtone)

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Backwash

    The time is nigh for the release of Billy & Liza’s collaborative CD.

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Biting the Big Apple

    Come to think of it, a Subway Series might be a good thing.

  • Culture

    April 27, 2000

    The Art of Politics

    DAM director Lewis Sharp shows that there's more to the job than knowing what to hang.

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Rock and Roll for Dummies

    A recently exhumed handbook reveals the secrets to playing music and staying happy.

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Lady, Sing the Blues

    Odetta is happy to find trouble everywhere she goes.

  • Music

    August 28, 1997

    Etc.

    Outstanding in His Field The recordings of Alan Lomax dig up the roots of American music.

  • Music

    January 3, 1996
  • Calendar

    November 8, 1995
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