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David Byrne

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    March 31, 2014

    The message behind St. Vincent's weird, futuristic new persona

    When Annie Clark of St. Vincent took the stage with the rest of her band, it was with the same kind of choreographed ritual that informed the rest of the performance. Her hair these days seems to belong to a visitor from either outer space or the future, as are her clothes and the aforementioned cho ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    David Byrne and St. Vincent at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 7/13/13

    DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT @ DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS |7/13/12 When Annie Clark noted how the first time she had heard David Byrne's music was when she saw Revenge of the Nerds, we thought we knew what was coming next. Instead, though, Clark played "Cruel," one own of her songs. A light-hearted joke in ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT @ BOTANIC GARDENS CHATFIELD | 7/13 David Byrne and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) initially met at an AIDS/HIV benefit in 2009. But after they ran into each other at a collaborative performance between Björk and Dirty Projectors, it was suggested to Byrne that he should try ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Win tickets to the Ride Festival this weekend!

    This weekend, the 2013 Ride Festival kicks off in the Mountain Village of Telluride with performances from Rodrigo Y Gabriela, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Cake, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt and more big names on the mainstage throughout Saturday and Sunday. And we'v ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Denver Botanic Gardens summer concert series line-up: St. Vincent & David Byrne and more

    Welp, it's supposed to snow tonight. I know, right? It's April. Happy Monday from your own private rain cloud, eh? Oh well, what are ya gonna do? Happens. Talk to Prince. Sometimes it snows in April, evidently. The good news, though: Summer is coming! Proof? The lineup for the upcoming Denver Botani ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The ten best music books of 2012

    This year, ambitious new books tackled the lives of music legends from Neil Young to Pete Townshend -- and many of these 2012 releases managed to burst through genres to offer significantly more than the average biography. We at Backbeat explored memoirs, historical surveys, ruminations on philosoph ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Five best live concert films

    While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>

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    October 24, 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 shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    I lost the Futurama quiz last light by one @#*&#! point

    ​Last night's "All Glory to the Hypnoquiz: an all-Futurama Event " at Rackhouse Pub, sponsored by Geeks Who Drink, was a pretty raucous time, and I definitely debunked the myths that geeks can't drink, party, be hot or win things. The evening didn't turn out exactly how I wanted -- my team lo ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Ten best Beavis and Butt-head music-video riffs

    ​In honor of MTV's 30th Anniversary this week, we're reflecting on the network's best moments from the past three decades. Today: Our favorite music videos riffed on by Beavis and Butt-head. The duo tackled something around 250 different videos throughout the show's eight seasons, and although ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Indie collaborations: Are they taking cues from hip-hop?

    ​The National and Sharon Van Etten recorded a song for the Win Win soundtrack. It leaked yesterday, but Fox Searchlight has pretty well scrubbed the legal-ish streams. Regardless, the two artists are a good fit, Matt Berninger's sleepy baritone makes a seamless companion for Van Etten's own ho ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Local Natives on Playing a Talking Heads Song In Front of David Byrne and Staying Aware While on Tour

    Gareth Jackson​ Some bands require creative tension or mercurial relationships to provide a spark. In our Local Natives Rough Mixes piece this week, we learned that this is not the case for these five So-Cal dudes. They're in a band because they like being around each other, and the music sta ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!

    Thursday, April 8, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.

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    March 25, 2010

    tUnE-yArDs

    Saturday, March 27, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    March 18, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip - Talking Heads' Fear of Music

    ​ I've never been a fan of the Talking Heads -- and I mean that in the most endearing way possible. Even as a kid I figured David Byrne was a pretentious turd, hell-bent on proving something. Which, at the time I wasn't particularly fond of. That said, as a pretentious turd myself, I randomly ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Top ten five blogs by bands

    Photo courtesy of Kanyewest.com​ Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Spinner dubs Boulder's Biafra one of music's 10 biggest geeks

    ​AOL's music blog, Spinner.com, posted a list late last week titled "Revenge of the Rock Nerds: The 10 Biggest Geeks in Music." Between such dorky songsmiths as Talking Heads' David Byrne (#10) and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (#1) lies former Dead Kennedys frontman and longtime Bay Area fixture Jello Bi ... More >>

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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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    February 23, 2009

    DeVotchKa to open for David Byrne at Red Rocks

    DeVotchKa just got tapped to open for David Byrne, who visits Red Rocks Saturday, June 20  as part of his tour playing songs from his collaborations with Brian Eno, including tunes from Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. Byrne played a stellar show with th ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 23 edition

    Wigging out at the Beerdrinker of the Year contest. Welcome back. Today in Cafe Society: • Beerdrinker of the Year: A judge's tale. • Sexy Pizza's sexy facelift. • It's Denver Cupcake Week for Lovely Confections Bakery. • Room for one Pho. • Oodles of noodles and more news from Jet Enter ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Road to Nowhere

    The Motet plays to a Talking Heads fan base.

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    October 13, 2008
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    October 10, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    David Byrne & Brian Eno

    Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
    EverythingThatHappens.com

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    August 12, 2008
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    August 7, 2008

    Teeth Mountain

    Sunday, August 10, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.

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    April 16, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    Record Breaking

    With the music industry in disarray, local acts seek new ways to release their music.

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    September 22, 2005

    Barbez

    Wednesday, September 28, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.

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    June 16, 2005

    Various Artists

    Jim White Presents: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Luaka Bop)

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    September 9, 2004

    Off Limits

    Walk softly and carry a big shtick

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    September 2, 2004
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    September 2, 2004

    David Byrne

    Friday, September 3, Ogden Theatre, 1-800-965-4827; Saturday, September 4, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 1-866-527-8499.

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    August 12, 2004

    Widespread Panic

    Über Cobra (Widespread Records)

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    May 22, 2003

    Watchers

    To the Rooftops (Gern Blandsten)

  • Film

    March 6, 2003

    Flick Pick

    Stop Making Sense

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    November 7, 2002

    Hit Pick

    George and Caplin

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    August 2, 2001

    Remaking Sense

    David Byrne comes up big-time in Stop Making Sense.

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    May 24, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    David Byrne

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    October 19, 2000

    Join the Club

    Any Dick or Harry can get funky with the Tom Tom Club's first recording in eight years.

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    April 16, 1998

    Jim of All Trades

    For David Byrne discovery Jim White, music wasn't his first career choice. Or his second. Or his third @

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    August 21, 1997

    Squawking Head

    David Byrne is mad as hell at his former bandmates--and he's not going to take it anymore.

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    August 21, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
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    October 31, 1996

    Heads Down

    The Heads' Jerry Harrison on the controversial decision to carry on without David Byrne.

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    December 27, 1995

    THE GOODS

    THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.

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    October 4, 1995
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    July 19, 1995

    NO ALTERNATIVE

    A LOOK AT THE MODERN-ROCK SONGS DENVER RADIO IS DOING TO DEATH.

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