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    July 22, 2014

    Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are better than ever, especially live

    It would be easy to dismiss a show like this as something aging fans of '90s alternative rock take their kids to. But Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden still have plenty of intellect and challenging music. And opener Oneohtrix Point Never, an experimental electronic and ambient artist, likely challeng ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014
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    April 21, 2014

    Defend your Record Store Day purchases!

    Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    OFF!'s Dimitri Coats: "Well, we don't want to waste anyone's time"

    OFF! (due Saturday, April 19, at The Marquis Theatre) is a bit of a hardcore supergroup, founded by Keith Morris formerly of Black Flag and Circle Jerks and Dimitri Coats who was best known as a member of heavy rock band Burning Brides. The two became friends not long after Coats and the Brides mad ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Soundgarden at 1STBANK Center, 5/28/13

    SOUNDGARDEN @ 1STBANK CENTER | 5/28/13 Five songs into its set last night at 1STBANK Center, with the stage bathed in emerald light and Chris Cornell appearing sans guitar for the first time in the set, Soundgarden performed "Outshined," one of its first radio hits. Cornell put his mic toward the cr ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Soundgarden's Ben Shepherd recalls being with Nirvana when it stopped by 23 Parish in Denver

    Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Backwards masking: Ten songs that supposedly contain hidden messages when played in reverse

    By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Review: Soundgarden at Red Rocks, 7/18/11

    Aaron ThackeraySoundgarden last night at Red Rocks with the Mars Volta​SOUNDGARDEN at RED ROCKS | 07/18/11With turrets of light bathing the stage in purple, the opening strains of "Searching With My Good Eye Closed" set the stage perfectly for the entrance of Soundgarden. It certainly felt lik ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Soundgarden's Matt Cameron on the reunion and singing on Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

    ​In 1984, Soundgarden (due at Red Rocks tonight with The Mars Volta) started out as a three piece with Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Within a year, the trio recruited Scott Sundquist to play drums, so that Cornell could cultivate his skills ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Michael Franti, Santana, Blonde Redhead top sellers at local stores

    ​Michael Franti & Spearhead's The Sound of Sunshine , released last week on Capitol, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and checked in at number three at Twist & Shout for the week ending September 26. Santana's new Arista release, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All T ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, Slash, Matt & Kim shows anounced

    ​Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, touring this summer and fall as "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," visit Red Rocks on Monday, September 27. What will they be playing, you ask? Ah, follow the jump to find out.

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    April 7, 2010

    Spoon brings Transference to life, avoids playing it safe at the Ogden

    ​ Spoon • Deerhunter • Michachu and the Shapes 04.6.10 | Ogden Theatre There are so many people crammed into the Ogden that it's difficult to see the stage. The guy in front of me is rubbing against me so often I'm wondering if his girlfriend is going to get jealous. If the place is stil ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    LA Riots

    Thursday, July 2, The Church, 303-832-8628.

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    June 4, 2009
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    February 24, 2009

    Leonard Cohen, Chris Cornell, STS9 shows anounced

    Leonard Cohen's concert at New York's Beacon Theatre last Thursday marked his first American performance in fifteen years. As he took the stage, AEG Live announced a run of North American dates that, as of now, concludes with a stop at Red Rocks on Tuesday, June 2. It was one of a few Red Rocks show ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    This Just In 9/25-10/1

    Chris Cornell and Timbaland team up at the Ogden October 17. It's been a fairly quiet week with show announcements this week. Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and hip-hop producer Timbaland will join forces at the Ogden Theatre October 17; Staind, Seether and Papa Roach hit the Fillmore De ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008


    Wednesday, June 18, Toad Tavern, 303-795-6877.

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    June 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2007

    Chris Cornell Show Rescheduled

    The Chris Cornell show originally slated to take place on July 14 at the Fillmore Auditorium has finally been rescheduled. He's now due to hit the venue on Tuesday, November 20, and tickets from the original date will be honored at that time. (Ducats can also be purchased at the Fillmore box office ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007
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    July 12, 2007

    Chris Cornell Is Free at Last

    Audioslaves former frontman can now go his own way.

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    July 11, 2007
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    October 12, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    July 6, 2006


    Monday, July 10, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

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    June 29, 2006

    Making the Band

    A few matchmaking suggestions for the also-rans.

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    October 20, 2005

    Iron & Wine/Calexico

    Wednesday, October 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    June 2, 2005


    Out of Exile (Interscope/Epic)

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    September 23, 2004

    Wan Santo Condo

    Wan Santo Condo (Everloving)

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    August 26, 2004

    Getting Your Goat

    For the Melvins' Buzz Osborne, grunge means never having to say you're sorry.

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    February 20, 2003

    Slave New World

    Tom Morello's advice about Audioslave? Don't believe the hype.

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    June 12, 1997

    Cash on the Barrelhead

    After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.

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    June 5, 1997
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    September 12, 1996
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    April 27, 1994