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Coldplay

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    London Grammar, Tycho, Amos Lee shows on sale this weekend

    British synth pop trio London Grammar, who opened for Coldplay last May, headline the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday, November 25, and general admission tickets ($22) go on sale on Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Ambient musician and producer Tycho will be at the Boulder Theater with Christopher Willits o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Can guitar-driven bands still make money?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Carbon Choir

    Sakhalin
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Five worst moments in musical plagiarism

    How awesome is "Big Pimpin'," by Jay-Z? Really awesome. But some folks argue that its awesomeness comes courtesy of an unlicensed sample, and they'd like to be compensated. A new round of legal claims has been brought against HOV by a handful of heirs and music publishers who argue that the track ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    Video: Chipotle's Grammy commercial with Willie Nelson doing Coldplay: What'd ya think?

    Chipotle: It's all about going back to the start.​Ah, yes, Chipotle's new commercial, its first ever, apparently. Completely forgot about this until just now, actually. Last summer, our pal Laura Shunk wrote about this little moving picture on the Cafe Society blog. She dug it. Found it "quirk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

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

    ​​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks featuring Atmosphere, Common, Greives Budo and Get Cryphy were announced; the Swayback, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Monroe Monroe and Juno What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

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

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Radiohead, Roger Waters, the Descendants and Los Lobos were announced. Nautical Mile, Tennis, Churchill and Dressy Bessy got spins on local radio. And new and recent releases from Tom Waits, Wale a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

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

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Brad Paisley's at the Pepsi Center in January, Salt-n-Pepa's at the Gothic in December and Donavon Frankenreiter comes to town in March. Air Dubai, In the Whale, Jen Korte and Saints got spins on local radio. And new and recent re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Tonight: Civil Twilight at Larimer Lounge

    ​It has been a long journey for Civil Twilight -- from South Africa to Los Angeles to Nashville, the band has been towing its sweeping, piano-heavy rock compositions along for more than a decade. Even if the band's moniker isn't immediately familiar, its big sound, which has been featured on s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    D Bar Desserts sweetens the vegetarian food scene

    ​As adults, we can eat what we want when we want -- which sometimes means dessert for dinner. And those are the times you'll want to head to D Bar Desserts, 1475 East 17th Avenue, where the Food Network's Keegan Gerhard creates beautiful cupcakes and truffle treats for the display case, as wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Top ten most blatant and alleged song heists

    Earlier this week, Nick Cave responded to accusations that he nicked the basis of the song "Palaces of Montezuma" from a tune by some guy named Frank Duffy called "Grey Man." It seems absurd someone as versatile as Cave would intentionally borrow a lick or two from another song. Any similarities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Thank God "I See You" didn't win at the Golden Globe's

    This was not a good year for the "Best Original Song" category at the Golden Globe's. In fact, it's arguably one of the worst in recent memory. We're not certain what this means, if it means anything at all, but it's clear the film industry tossed original music to the wayside in 2009 in favor of li ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2009
  • 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 26, 2009

    The Fray's new album panned in Rolling Stone

    Well, the first review is in. Two stars. In the brand-new issue of Rolling Stone, which just hit stands over the weekend, the mag gives the Fray's forthcoming full-length, the hotly anticipated, self-titled followup to How to Save a Life, due in stores next Tuesday, two stars out of five. Review hig ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Joe Satriani suing Coldplay for plagiarism

    Guitar virtuoso/noodler extraordinaire Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay, claiming the band's song "Viva la Vida," title tack from their latest opus, lifts a riff from his 2004 track "If I Could Fly." I can't be the only one who finds this utterly bizarre. Admittedly, my knowledge of both Satriani's gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 5 edition

    Join us for a few cups of blog. Today in Cafe Society: • Izakaya Den (pictured) joins the lunch bunch. • What Denver restaurants would you recommend to Food & Wine? • Charlie Master could be getting back in the game. • Candy Girls sink their teeth into Flake and Curly Wurly bars. Today in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Eno, electronic music history and pop songs summarized

    Stuck at work or bored at home, these three links should keep you busy for the rest of the day, either way. Fist up, enjoy these one-line summaries of the meaning behind some of the biggest pop songs in history.Second, electronic music pioneer and legendary producer (U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay, et ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Will Smith, Coldplay and various drunk people rock Denver

    The weekend has evaporated, as weekends tend to do. After the jump, a user's guide to what you (probably) missed. -- Joe Tone

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Coldplay at the Pepsi Center

    Photo: Chad Fahnestock Coldplay, Jon Hopkins, Sleeper CarFriday, Nov. 21, 2008Pepsi CenterBetter Than: A rock show where the band stays rooted in one spot.Making an arena rock show personal may seem like an impossible task, especially for any band playing to thousands of fans in the airy expanses of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, November 24 edition

    Round 'em up. Today in Backbeat Online: • Chris Martin, seen here, is at the center of our live review of Coldplay at the Pepsi Center. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout experiences a renaissance. • Hotties provide an important element in Synthetic Elements' new video. Today in Cafe Society: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    If you're going to sing a Dio song, for Chrissakes, man, you better not jack around

    Just stumbled across this gem on the Smoking Gun (via the Daily Swarm). This just in: If you ever find yourself at a karaoke bar in River Falls, Wisconsin, and you think you're gonna be slick and try your hand at a song by Dio, you better not fuck around. If you're off the mark, you're liable to fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    Beck's back on top. Looks like our boy Beck has reclaimed the top spot this week on Twist & Shout's top seller list, pushing UmConscious back to slots and outselling Coldplay and Sigur Rós, who are, ahem, holding steady weeks after releasing their latest discs.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    UmConscious knocks em' dead. Looks like some massive props are due to the cats in UmConscious, who claimed the top slot at Twist & Shout last week by outselling some big names, including Beck, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, John Mayer and white hot fellow locals Flobots and 3OH!3. Nice work, fellas.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    What do you know? Looks like Beck's still got some gas left in the tank after all these years. It's hard to say what's more stunning, the fact that the old boy's still selling records, or seeing who he outsold this week at Twist & Shout to garner the top slot on their best seller list.

  • Music

    July 17, 2008

    Coldplay

    Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
    Capitol

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (7/5/08-7/12/08)

    Here's an index to all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy gaping in sheer disbelief at the ridiculous prices Beatles memorabilia was demanding at auction...

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    Coldplay had cold game last week. Say what you will about Chris Martin and company, but from a commercial standpoint, you can't knock the hustle. Still putting asses in the seats, the outfit was Twist & Shout's best seller last week. 1. Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends 2. Alkal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: Blind Pilot, Hit the Lights, Killer Mike, the Maine

    Blind Pilot 3 Rounds and a Sound Expunged Records 01:00-01:45 of “The Story I Heard”: “The Story I Heard” proves that the only difference between some indie-rock and commercial pop music is the fact that the indie bands just don’t get signed quick enough. This is the same crap that Coldpl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: Inhale Exhale, My Brightest Diamond, Katy Perry, Teddy Thompson

    Inhale Exhale I Swear Tooth & Nail 02:00-02:45 of “It’s Myself vs. Being a Man”: Back in the early part of the century, there was an a cappella hardcore band called Jud Jud. They just went, “jud jud, jud jud, dun dun dun, jud jud.” I think they were more hardcore then these tweet-balls.

  • Dining

    December 13, 2007

    Micky Manor

    Backfield in motion.

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    The Fray Hits the Rocks

    Denver's hometown heroes are larger than Life.

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    The Archive

    Larimer Lounge

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Umbrellas

    Illuminare (The Militia Group)

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Snowed In

    Snow Patrol climbs out from an avalanche of comparisons.

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    XLNT

    Junkie XL uses Today to get back to basics.

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Left Out in the Coldplay

    Fiona Apple and Chris Martin have their games down Cold.

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Coldplay

    Sunday, February 19, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    The Frames

    Friday, October 7, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005
  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Dressed to Kill

    Apparently, Dressy Bessy is electrifying compared to Coldplay.

  • Music

    July 21, 2005
  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Keane

    Friday, May 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    The Fray

    Reason EP (Self-Released)

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Backwash

    The last gulp.

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Head Trip

    Chris Martin expects people to hate him. So why is Coldplay feeling so much love?

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Coldplay

    A Rush of Blood to the Head (Capitol/Parlophone)

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Various artists

    Now That's What I Call Music! 6 (Epic)

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