David Eugene Edwards

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    April 25, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Conrad Kehn

    #75: Conrad Kehn The opening sentence of Conrad Kehn's professional bio kind of says it all: "Conrad Kehn is a composer, improviser, performer, educator, writer and artist." But that's the glib definition of a guy who, under the skin of his basic vita, is hellbent on spreading the joy of making and ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    The thirty best concerts of 2012

    While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

    Hope you got good and rested this past weekend, because you're going to need to tap into your energy reserves for the insane amount shows going down this week. We have all of them listed in our concert calendar, of course, if you'd like to get the full view. Otherwise, below, we've narrowed it down ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Wymond Miles on his time in Denver, Pinkku and his new album,Under the Pale Moon

    See Also: Tonight: Wymond Miles at the hi-dive Wymond Miles is better known to the rest of the world for his scintillating guitar work in the San Francisco psych-garage pop band the Fresh & Onlys. But Miles grew up in Aurora, and during the second half of the '90s and going on for around a decade, ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Swans at Summit Music Hall, 2/22/11

    Tom MurphySwans​ SWANS With Wooden Wand 02.22.11 | Summit Music Hall Last night, James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, was joined by two other guitar players -- Brian Lowery and William Tyler. And although there were three guitars and the guys were playing through Orange amps, they did not pr ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Wovenhand and Git Some at The Marquis 1/15/11

    Tom MurphyWovenhand​ WOVENHAND With Git Some 01.15.11 | Marquis Theater On the cusp of its tour with Wovenhand, Git Some seemed in high form to win over at least a few people in the audience on Saturday night at the Marquis Theater. Less chaotic than earlier incarnations of the band, one thi ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Over the weekend: Huun Huur Tu at Swallow Hill

    Huun Huur Tu Friday, February 19th, 2010 Swallow Hill, Denver ​ Physicist Richard Feynman and his friend Ralph Leighton spent a great deal of time trying to visit Tuva, a remote land that inspired some unusual postage stamps and gave us a unique style of vocal performance called xöömei. Un ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    April 5, 2007

    What About Bob?

    Meet the man behind some of Denver's best releases.

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    December 21, 2006

    Moovers and Shakers 2006

    Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.

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    December 25, 2003

    All Mixed Up

    The year's best local music becomes the soundtrack of our lives.

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    January 2, 2003

    The Home Team

    Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.

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    September 19, 2002

    Pretty Poison

    John Davis's vision of American roots music is wet, mean, dirty -- and downright brilliant.

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    October 11, 2001


    Clear Channel may not be an evil empire, but the amount of power it wields is still scary.

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    July 26, 2001

    Devil in the Details

    Four years after his baptism by fire, mystical troubadour Jim White returns with a batch of sacrificial hick-hop.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    September 21, 2000

    Rhinestone Cowboy

    Hoitoitoi breaks rank from Denver's cowtown clique.

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    March 30, 2000
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    October 14, 1999

    Fraternal Rush

    The Kalamath Brothers' progeny is a dark country concoction.

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    December 31, 1998

    Your Friends and Neighbors

    The best twenty recordings to come out of Colorado in 1998.

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    September 17, 1998
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    August 27, 1998
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    February 12, 1998
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    May 30, 1996
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    June 28, 1995
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    July 13, 1994