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    February 18, 2014

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Flux Pavilion, Brantley Gilbert, tickets this weekend

    Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Chromeo and Cut Copy at Red Rocks Tuesday, August 5, tickets on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.

    Chromeo and Cut Copy at Red Rocks -- now that's one helluva double-bill, probably one of the better ones in recent memory this side of LCD System and Arcade Fire at Red Rocks in 2007. If you've seen either act -- particularly Chromeo, a Westword Music Showcase alum -- then there's no no doubt that t ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Winter on the Rocks, Sharon Jones, Lotus, tix on sale this weekend

    As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Breathe Carolina's new lineup, Immortal Dominion no more, Option4 on Windish

    Kyle Even has parted ways with Breathe Carolina, and co-founder David Schmitt reports that the split is completely amicable. Even, who recently celebrated the birth of his first baby, has left the fold to devote more time with his family. Breathe Carolina, whose current lineup features Schmitt, Luis ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/18/13 Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith formed this pop outfit in 2008 and recorded two EPs with future keyboard player Aaron Short when the three were students at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland. Taking its name from Trick ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    MON | JUNIP at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/14/13 Formed in 1998, Junip fuses an acoustic folk sensibility with a meditative psychedelia driven by synthesizers. Before the Swedish outfit took off, guitarist and singer José González had a bit of a successful solo career with songs that were used in telev ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    TROPICOOL @ BAR STANDARD | FRI, 7/26/13 David La Melza's Tropicool project is a beautifully executed brand serving up feel-good, breezy disco-house tunes that also happen to be irresistibly catchy. Everything about the project, from the name to the pop-infused female vocals, is designed to remind yo ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ADAM ANT @ OGDEN THEATRE | WEDS, 7/24/13 Adam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 58, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from year ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    The ten best EDM shows in Denver in July

    GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL @ RED ROCKS | FRI-SUN, 7/19-7/21 Going strong for ten years, Global Dance Festival is the premier summer event for EDM fans. Changing things up in the past few years, Triad Dragons have expanded offerings to include acts like Beats Antique, EOTO, Big Gigantic, and Empire of the ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    ALABAMA SHAKES @ RED ROCKS | SUN, 6/2/13 Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has a powerful and mesmerizing voice and she sings with an impassioned believability that sounds like she has experienced a fuller life than her young years could hope to contain. Her earthy vocals and the band's solid, vibra ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    ZZ WARD @ GOTHIC THEATRE | WEDS, 5/29/13 While riding the bus to school as a child, Zsuzsanna Ward spent her time in headphones, thinking about just how much she wanted to become a singer. As an adult better known as ZZ Ward, she reached the crux of that dream long ago and is now well on her way to ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi on J. Dilla and reserving his side project for experimentation

    Toro y Moi started as the solo project of Chaz Bundick, who took his solo musical endeavors to greater and greater heights of sophistication on a series of releases with the encouragement of his friend from school, Ernest Greene of Washed Out. Live, Bundick has likewise progressed from his early day ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Lucky '13: Michael Trundle, Lipgloss co-founder and resident DJ

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    Review: The Say So at The Hi-Dive, 6/9/12

    THE SAY SO @ HI-DIVE | 6/9/12The Say So ended its release for show for The Romantic last night at the hi-dive with one of the best songs from its previous release, Something Like Wild. "Fools" was replete with the melodic, triumphal tone that is part of the band's overall sound, but also with what s ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    boyhollow on his five favorite Lipgloss guest DJs

    In the nearly eleven years that Lipgloss has been adding spice to Denver's Friday nights, it has played host to some of the finest guest DJs in the music industry, from Mani of the Stone Roses/Primal Scream fame to the Go-Go's adorable guitarist Jane Wieldin to members of Cut Copy and Franz Ferdinan ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Ernest Greene of Washed Out on how drums bring a different energy to the live show

    Washed Out (due Thursday, April 26, at the Bluebird Theater) started out as a bedroom project of Ernest Greene when he was living in Perry, Georgia. As with many artists in the last decade or so, Perry connected with other independent musicians through the Internet, where he posted music to MySpace, ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Fitz & the Tantrums, Machine Head and more

    For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Mansions on the Moon

    Friday, January 13, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 22, 2011

    Top ten club shows and local shows of 2011

    ​Here are two quick lists to warm you up on this snow day; the ten best club shows and local shows (the two aren't mutually exclusive, by any means) of 2011, as picked by Backbeat writers and ranked by music editor Dave Herrera. Find our ten best arena concerts of 2011 and feel free to peruse ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Reader: "The 'long instrumental interlude' was 'Sun God' off Zonoscope, and it was awesome"

    When Cut Copy was here a few nights ago, the Australian outfit transformed the Ogden into a sweaty discotheque. Everybody in the house dancing with complete abandon until the "set ended anti-climactically after a long instrumental interlude," as Laura Shunk puts it in her review. According to Joey B ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Review: Cut Copy at the Ogden Theatre, 10/4/11

    Brandon MarshallDan Whitford of Cut Copy last night at the Ogden​CUT COPY at THE OGDEN THEATRE | 10/4/11Dan Whitford, lead vocalist of Cut Copy, is the guy you want at your party. The way he bounces around the stage, you get the sense that he's the guy bringing the energy on the dance floor, b ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Win tickets to Cut Copy's DJ set at the Larimer after tomorrow night's show at the Ogden

    Update (10/4/11): Contest is over. Thanks to everybody who entered. Winners have been notified. Check your email, and if you didn't win, keep an eye on the blog for more great giveaways! Going to the Cut Copy show tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre with Washed Out? Yeah? What have you got going on ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Cut Copy to do DJ set October 4 at Larimer Lounge

    ​Each time Cut Copy has come through town over the last few years, the Australian indie electronic group has played a bigger venue as its popularity grew, moving up from the Larimer Lounge in 2008 to the Bluebird in 2009 to the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, October 4. After the Ogden show, fans wi ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Smashing Pumpkins Denver date: Ogden Theatre on October 10, tix on sale next Saturday

    Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre 10/10/11​Smashing Pumpkins fans, rejoice! Billy Corgan and company are coming back to Denver on Monday, October 10 at the Ogden Theatre. As if the Ogden's calendar for October wasn't already stacked enough, the Pumpkins have been added to an impressive li ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Slim Cessna, A. Tom Collins, Serious Moonlight and DJ MU$A top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    PJ Harvey, Drive-By Truckers, Nicki Minaj top sellers at local stores

    ​PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, released last week on Vagrant, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and claimed the sixth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 20. The Drive-By Truckers, meanwhile, debuted at number one at Albums with their latest effort Go-Go Boots, also relea ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Decemberists, Akron/Family, Gregg Allman, Nicki Minaj top sellers at local stores

    ​The Decemberists latest effort, The King is Dead, continues to hold on the top spot at Twist & Shout, while Gregg Allman's Low Country Blues, released last month on Rounder, came in first at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 13. Akron/Family's new album, meanwhile, S/T II: The C ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    ZOMG keeps rolling at Milk Bar on Thanksgiving

    ​If you're looking for a handy way to snap out of your tryptophan-induced coma tomorrow evening, Tim Alexander, aka DJ Tower, will be holding down his regular slot at Milk Bar for ZOMG Thursday. Tower has been running the weekly electro-heavy event for the better part of a year, bringing the l ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    The Monolith Festival really was ahead of its time, evidently

    As hopes continue to diminish for another installment of Monolith, we couldn't help but notice this post on the festival's facebook page, subsequent to the announcement this year's Lollapalooza lineup. Funny, we were thinking exactly the same thing, actually: Congratulations to all the MONOLITH ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Lollapalooza lineup revealed. Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga among the headliners

    This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 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 >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Animals At Risk remixes the Swayback

    Matt Fecher isn't letting the grass grow under his feet. Although his hands are clearly already full with helping curate the Monolith Festival, Fecher, who DJs under the name Hot to Death, is constantly moving in a number of different creative directions at once it seems, from launching and hostin ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Q&A with Time

    ​Time, aka Chris Steele, has been involved in the Denver hip-hop scene for over a decade, and his current and future collaborators include Sole of the Anticon collective, Talib Kweli, Drake, Kool Keith and C-Rayz Walz. The snarkier hip-hop aficionados refer to the form Time writes and performs as ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 3, 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 al ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Forest World

    Friday, July 17, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.

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    March 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Cut Copy at the Bluebird Theater

    photo of Cut Copy by Tom MurphyCut Copy, with DJ Knightlife and Matt & KimSunday, March 15, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Most shows I've seen in the last 12 months.The lights lowered in the house as Matt & Kim took stage and then came back up as the pair launched into what sounded like a ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    The blog shortcut, March 16 edition

    Photo by Chad FahnestockThe Pirate Signal wants to be heard. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: The Pirate Signal at the Marquis Theater. • Over the Weekend: Cut Copy at the Bluebird Theater. Today in Cafe Society: • Aw, shucks: Jax kicks off oyster week in Denver. • Kevin Taylo ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    March 11, 2009

    Q&A with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy

    The Cut Copy profile in this week's issue contains only excerpts of our recent chat with Dan Whitford and merely scratches the surface of our exchange. Needless to say, Whitford had much much more to say about the act's sound, he and his bandmates' progression as musicians, recording the album, the ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    My top five musical miscellanea of 2008

    Every year, as I finish up my mandatory end-of-year lists I'm struck by the fact that each year, some of my most interesting, influential and important musical experiences find themselves homeless, unlisted and unknown. Everyone wants to know the top releases of the year, top shows and similar, obvi ... More >>

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    September 14, 2008
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    May 19, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    Black Kids

    Saturday, May 3, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    April 29, 2008
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