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  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The ten best female jazz vocalists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Garland Jeffreys on Lou Reed and "living in between"

    Garland Jeffreys (due Saturday, January 21, at the Lion's Lair) should be a household name considering some of the shoulders with which he's rubbed during the course of his long career: He met Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker before the Velvet Underground were properly a band, when Jeffreys and Reed were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 2, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of April 20, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part two: Reissues and Retreads

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part two features "Reissues and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008
  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Duke Robillard Gets Around

    This versatile guitarist plays more than just the blues.

  • Dining

    July 26, 2007

    Oceanaire Martini

    Oceanaire Seafood Room

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Action-Musical

    Terracotta Warriors combines Chinese elements for Westerners

  • Film

    July 1, 2004

    Flick Pick

    Blazing Saddles

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2003
  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Bridge to the Future

    A generation of Denver jazz stars has one thing in common: Neil Bridge.

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Our Town

    From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2001

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    The world of jazz as seen through the lens of Herman Leonard.

  • Culture

    August 23, 2001

    End of the Road

    Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Backwash

    Denver bids a bittersweet farewell to a local-music innovator.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    For Your Amusement

    It's been a great ride at Lakeside.

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Orchestral Maneuvers in the Works

    The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Turkish Delight

    Bandleader Sam Bivens brings six decades of jazz history to Turk's Supper Club.

  • Culture

    October 21, 1999

    Scenic Overlook

    Community College of Denver takes an academic look at fine-art photography.

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Songs of the Century

    Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Getting Bolder

    The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.

  • News

    September 24, 1998
  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Who Stole Denver Burglar Alarm?

    Stew Jackson let one of Denver's oldest family-owned businesses slip away, but his bands play on.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    He's Big in Japan

    Keyboardist Bernie Worrell doesn't want America to lose its funkiness.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    Salas Days

    A.J. Salas hasn't let his youth get in the way of playing the blues.

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Snake Charmers

    Denver's Boa and the Constrictors squeeze new life out of jump blues.

  • Music

    March 12, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998

    Calendar

    Mar. 12 - 18, 1998

  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    A Rainbow in Brown

    Blue is only one of the musical colors produced by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

  • Music

    September 18, 1997

    Rockabilly of Ages

    Texan Ronnie Dawson is an overnight sensation forty years in the making.

  • Calendar

    May 8, 1997
  • Music

    January 16, 1997
  • Music

    January 16, 1997
  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Soul-Jazz Power

    Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff haven't changed a lick since the Sixties. And why should they?

  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    The Odd Couple

    A new boxed set paints Miles Davis and Gil Evans in black and white.

  • Film

    August 15, 1996
  • Calendar

    April 11, 1996
  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Rock's Roles

    Hardrock Gunter: From rockabilly pioneer to insurance agent to rock-and-roll legend.

  • News

    February 22, 1996
  • Calendar

    June 21, 1995
  • Film

    May 17, 1995
  • Calendar

    March 29, 1995
  • Music

    January 4, 1995
  • Calendar

    November 23, 1994
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