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Dinosaur Jr.

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    August 8, 2013

    Phoenix at 1STBANK Center, 8/7/13

    PHOENIX @ 1STBANK CENTER | 8/7/13 Last night at 1STBANK, when the repeating bell-like sounds at the beginning of Phoenix's biggest hit "Lisztomania" rung out, the crowd roared expectedly and the outfit almost didn't have to sing at all. As everybody sang along with every word, you could tell that it ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Sebadoh's Lou Barlow on how experimenting with eight-tracks influenced his early recordings

    Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don' ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Denver Riot Fest and Sideshow map and dates

    If you haven't heard yet, Riot Fest, the incredibly popular festival founded in Chicago in 2005, is expanding to Colorado. There's no word yet on the lineup, but if the roster of acts (Motörhead, Public Enemy, Bad Brains, Guided by Voices, the Dismemberment Plan, Dinosaur Jr. and Surfer Blood, amon ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    New Denver shows: Phoenix, Five Iron Frenzy, Channel 93.3 Big Gig with Lumineers and more

    Another solid batch of new shows going on sale this weekend, including Phoenix, who's coming to the Rocks with Dinosaur Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, set to play the Ogden in August, KTCL Channel 93.3 is set to feature the Lumineers, Langhorne Slim and Paper Bird, plus the Monkees. Keep reading for the ful ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Coachella 2013 YouTube schedule and lineup

    If you're one of the fortunate ones who's going to Coachella this weekend, feel free to go ahead and skip to the end of this post, where you'll find the full lineup and schedule. If, however, you're a flat broke music lover who'll be attending Couchella, as some clever dude somewhere has coined it, ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Dinosaur Jr at Bluebird Theater, 10/15/12

    DINOSAUR JR @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/15/12 In a an entire show of strong performances, one of the big surprises came when Lou Barlow said that he and J Mascis had been in a band called Deep Wound toward the end of the set. "We played the Ramones at triple speed," Barlow explained. "We didn't take dr ... 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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    October 15, 2012

    Murph of Dinosaur Jr on how the fans seem just as young and rowdy now as they once were

    Dinosaur Jr was the product of three guys from Massachusetts who had played in the hardcore bands Deep Wound and All White Jury. But when J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph got together, the music they produced sounded like it had all but shed that background in favor of melody, and the outfit made the ... More >>

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    October 9, 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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    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    New shows: STS9 and String Cheese NYE runs, Fun. at 1STBANK, DeVotchKa and more

    New Year's Eve is shaping up to be an epic night of shows, with the String Cheese Incident pulling into 1STBANK Center for a three-night NYE run (tickets on sale this Saturday, September 29), STS9 plays three shows at the Fillmore (tickets on sale Friday, September 28), and the Motet's Beginning of ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead this week's shows

    Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #10: Nirvana's first post-Nevermind show here, 1991

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Nirvana came back to town for a show at the Gothic Theatre with Dinosaur Jr., fresh off of recording Nevermind. When the members of Nirvana left a ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Fire Season

    The Distance We've Created
    Self-released

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    November 3, 2011

    IZ

    Cognitive Dissonance
    Infinite Seven

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    J Mascis at the hi-dive video, 4/28/11

    J Mascis last night in Denver. See video below.​Dinosaur Jr. songwriter J Mascis brought his solo acoustic tour to Denver last night at the hi-dive. His set was made up of some Dinosaur Jr tunes and songs off this new acoustic LP Several Shades of Why. Below are the first two songs from the ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Thursday is the new Friday: J Mascis at hi-dive, Chase and Status at the Gothic and more

    In case you aren't going to see Chuck Sheen spit tiger blood all over the crowd tonight at Wells Fargo, there are plenty of other things to entertain you this fine evening. Not that Chaz isn't worth dropping a sizeable stack of loot to see if he WINS! or loses, but just in case you'd rather rock or ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.

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    February 10, 2011

    Sebadoh

    Tuesday, February 15, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    September 16, 2010

    Dead Confederate

    Saturday, September 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    June 23, 2010

    Erykah Badu, Brian Eno on 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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Jaguar Love

    Friday, March 12, Black Sheep (Colorado Springs), 719-227-7625.

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    December 31, 2009
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    October 28, 2009

    Q&A with Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr.

    ​At lot has happened to Lou Barlow in the past four years. Around the time his daughter was born, he released his solo album Emoh, reunited with Dinosaur Jr. and recorded two albums and just released another solo album, Goodnight Unknown, earlier this month. Barlow will be performing both with Din ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: Cymbals Eat Guitars

    ​According to Cymbals Eat Guitars 20-year-old frontman Joseph D'Agostino, Lou Reed didn't want a lot of cymbals on the first three Velvet Underground albums because "cymbals eat guitars," which explains the copious amounts of floor toms on those early discs. While that might have inspired the band ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 31, 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 ... 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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    June 29, 2009

    Sunset Rubdown grabs tops spot at Wax Trax

    Sunset Rubdown's Dragonslayer, released last week on Jagjaguwar, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending June 28. Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest moved down to third and Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca moved up to the sixth slot. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    June 29, 2009

    Regina Spektor top seller at Twist and Shout

    Regina Spektor's latest release, Far, was the top seller at Twist & Shout for the week ending June 28. Local faves Paper Bird's new EP, Sky Underground, nabbed the number two slot and brand new albums from Dinosaur Jr. and Mars Volta also grabbed slots in the top five. See the full breakdown aft ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    The Pogues, Dinosaur Jr., Creed shows announced

    Shane MacGowan and his new set of choppers. Last month, The Sun reported that Shane MacGowan got himself a new pair of dentures to stop his face from "falling apart" after 35 years on the thrash. Sure, the dude's been known as a drunkard of the highest order, he's missed a few planes to gigs over th ... More >>

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    June 25, 2008
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    December 17, 2007

    Over the Weekend ... Dinosaur Jr., Hate Fuck Trio and Awesome Color @ Ogden Theatre

    Dinosaur Jr., Hate Fuck Trio and Awesome Color December 14, 2007 Ogden Theatre Better than: Reading Our Band Could Be Your Life for the tenth time. As I stepped off Colfax Avenue, and into the Way-Back Machine of the Ogden Theatre on Friday night, I took a second to reflect on how I had come to thi ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    Monday Hang Over: Rock, Jazz, Football

    Your weekend may have been great. But, whether it was a lazy celebration of comfortable couch time or an action-packed journey deep into the heart of consumer-debt darkness at the mall, you missed out if you missed either of these two shows: On Friday, Westworder Jeremy Brashaw stepped a few feet o ... More >>

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    December 12, 2007
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    December 6, 2007

    Reunited and It Feels So Good

    The ghost of Denvers past pays us a visit, just in time for the holidays.

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    June 19, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Outdoor Stage- 6/16/07

    Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 Outdoor Stage Better than: Making small talk about my daily life. Aaron Collins is totally offensive. So is Gared O’Donnell, for that matter. The two mouthy frontmen--Collins of Machine Gun Blues and O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken for Stars--shot off a strin ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Westword Music Showcase 2007

    Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Westword Music Showcase! This year’s Showcase, set for Saturday, June 16, in the Golden Triangle, is bigger and better than ever (yes, I know we say that every year, but it happens to be true). For starters, the all-ages Outdoor Stage has moved two blocks t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr. Take Two

    Reunited and it feels so good.

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    June 13, 2007

    J Mascis Says "Yeah" and Several Other Words

    J Mascis is a lot better guitarist, singer and songwriter than he is a conversationalist. As noted in the June 14 profile of the reunited Dinosaur Jr., which headlines the June 16 Westword Music Showcase, I quizzed Mascis back in 1991, when a group called Nirvana was opening for his band, and the ch ... More >>

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    May 9, 2007
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    May 9, 2007

    Rock the Vote!

    Alright, so the wait is over. This year’s Showcase ballot has finally been revealed. As with every year, the event continues to evolve and improve (we like to think so, anyway). This year, you’ll notice that we’ve added five new categories, and there’s 57 acts making a first-time appearance ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    On the Download

    Free music, yours for the taking.

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    April 13, 2006

    Where You Been?

    The alt-rock pioneers in Dinosaur Jr. return to the freak scene as seniors.

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    February 19, 2004

    Hit Pick

    Mike Jourgensen

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    January 21, 1999
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    April 16, 1998
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    March 27, 1997
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    July 11, 1996

    Dinosaur Johnson

    On his own, Mike Johnson sounds nothing like his main band, Dinosaur Jr.

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    October 5, 1994
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