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    October 10, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows This Weekend

    There's an insanely eclectic array of shows this weekend. Swallow Hill is celebrating its 35th Anniversary at the Paramount Theatre with Josh Ritter, Brett Dennen and Elle King. Nas performs his classic album, Illmatic at the Paramount. There's also the New Pornographers, Felice Brothers, the Hot Sa ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Yoshitomo Saito

    #59: Yoshitomo Saito Tokyo-born Yoshitomo Saito came to the States as a glass-blower in 1983, before moving on to work in bronze sculpture as a graduate student at the California College of the Arts. After leaving his mark in the Bay Area, where he is still a member of the artists stable at San Fra ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    2013 Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The ten best jazz guitarists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the pianists and we'll soon be taking a look bassists and drummers, today we focus on the six-stringers. ... More >>

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    August 22, 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't ... More >>

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    July 25, 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't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli on being chased by Meat Loaf for helping himself to Meat's leftovers

    While the Afghan Whigs are probably not the first band people think of when they think of the '90s, album for album, the band consistently put out quality material. The outfit's soul-inflected rock, which could just as easily be called power pop even though it packed a lot more punch than some of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Lindsay and the Lost Caravan's gypsy rock is coming to a coffee cup near you

    Lindsay Meredith drinks a lot of coffee, and last month, she decided to do something about it. During one of her frequent trips to the Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery, the Highlands-area singer-songwriter gathered a notebook, a pen, and a large coffee together to brainstorm ways to promote her gypsy rock ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    August 14, 2011

    Robin Nolan on Django Reinhardt, hanging out with George Harrison and playing gypsy jazz

    ​Although gypsy-jazz guitar pioneer Django Reinhardt died in 1953, there's been a steady stream of players inspired by him over the past few decades. One such player is Robin Nolan, who's been hailed as one of the world's leading guitarists in the Reinhardt tradition, in addition to being a fa ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens preparing to release pair of concept albums this summer

    Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens has kept busy over the past few years playing his part in George and Caplin and Wentworth Kersey, which both released records last year. Somewhere in between, he's found the time to write and record not just one solo album, but two (due out on July 13) that both mange to en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Richard Thompson on Fairport Convention, Nick Drake and Sufism

    Pamela Littky​These days, the legendary folk-rock band Fairport Convention isn't as widely known as it once was, and yet Richard Thompson, the band's most storied guitarist, is often cited as an influence by a wide range of musicians and frequently included on the short list of the most talent ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    June 24, 2010

    Grant Gordy

    Grant Gordy

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    June 10, 2010
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    April 9, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of April 5, 2010

    ​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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    February 25, 2010
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    August 27, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 24, 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, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: A change of scenery

    Lannie's has a delightfully theatrical vibe of faux decadence that is equally comfortable for night creatures like myself and for the don't-get-out-much older folks who make up the bulk of the audience. The real joy of the show, though, is the gypsy jazz quartet that backs up Ms. Garrett's salty, ha ... More >>

  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    Irish Snug

    This Colfax pub wants to rock your gypsy soul.

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    My Old Lady

    An unlikely roommate comes with plenty of baggage.

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    David Grisman Quintet

    Friday, August 10, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    June 14, 2007
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    January 12, 2006

    Zup's On

    Armando Zuppa serves up a steaming bowl of alphabet newgrass.

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    December 23, 2004

    Moovers and Shakers

    In 2004, Mootown's best and brightest gave us something to write home about.

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    November 25, 2004

    Heart of Art

    David Williams is a man of many artistic lives.

  • Film

    September 30, 2004

    Rebel, Rebel

    Activist meets hedonist in the romantic wartime drama Head in the Clouds.

  • Film

    January 29, 2004

    Triple Your Pleasure

    Funky and grotesque, The Triplets of Belleville will animate your world.

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Various Artists

    Fishing Music: A Collection of Acoustic Folk, Blues & Swing (Snake River Records)

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Hat Trick

    The Tin Hat Trio defies description -- even by its own members.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

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

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Dick Weissman and Gary Keiski

    Pioneer Nights(Wind River)

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    The Pickin's Good

    Italy's New Country Kitchen serves up a tasty helping of authentic American-style bluegrass.

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Shock of the Old

    Two reasons why today's jazzers are afraid to go where Ornette Coleman went before.

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2000

    Soul Power

    The Fourth Denver Jazz on Film Festival

  • Film

    January 20, 2000

    Riff and Ready

    An increasingly bitter Woody Allen releases Sweet and Lowdown.

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    February 11, 1999
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    August 2, 1995
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    January 11, 1995