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Ed Sullivan

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    July 27, 2014

    Ten reasons juggalos are better than you

    Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality. See also: Our complete ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Beast Bottle and the Beatles tonight

    Beast Bottle is saying hello to a Beatles-inspired menu tonight. The popular Uptown restaurant is serving up a fab four-course meal with dishes inspired by the band's music, including the Octopus Garden: cctopus confit, tonnato, pickled shallot and smoked potato. See also: The Beatles' "Please P ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    July 26, 2012

    Dear radio, Jason Aldean is repping Coors now, so kindly stop playing the version of the song in which he name drops another beer, will ya?

    See Also: Montgomery Gentry and the Denver Broncos: Lord knows I'm a "Lucky Man"... or am I? Remember that one time when the Doors were all set to play the Ed Sullivan Show and the network brass strongly implored Jim Morrison and company to alter the lines of "Light My Fire" from "girl we couldn't ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver Music: #20: Beatlemania at Red Rocks in 1964

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. The series kicks off today with a look back at the Beatles' legendary trip to the Mile High City in August 1964, and the pandemonium it created. The Beatles did not just pla ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Bill Frisell on studying with Dale Bruning: "I don't know if I'd really be playing now if it wasn't for him"

    In this week's feature on Dale Bruning, the Longmont-based jazz guitarist talks about his five years of teaching Bill Frisell, who has since gone on to be one of the world's finest guitarists, both in the jazz realm and beyond. We caught up with Frisell, who is performing with Bruning and bassist Mi ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    R.I.P. Davy Jones of the Monkees

    The Monkees started as an experiment in pop music and television, a musical outfit whose image was precisely controlled and whose music drew freely on formula. Davy Jones played a big role in the look, feel and sound of the 1960s musical act whose Saturday morning television would refine the marriag ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    The Rolling Stones' Between the Buttons turns 45 today

    ​ "Nineteen sixty-seven was a watershed year," Keith Richards writes in his recently released autobiography, Life. "It was the year the seams gave way. There was a tension in the air. There was that feeling that trouble was coming -- which it did."

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    August 16, 2011

    Velvet Elvis's Top 10 favorite Elvis songs in honor of The King's passing 34 years ago today

    ​Today's a historic day, in case you were wondering. Not only is it the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, but today will mark the day that the Velvet Elvis, one of the country's top Elvis "emulators," comes to rest as well. In honor of the occasion, we asked the Velvet Elvis himself, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Big Boi at the Ogden: Two different perspectives informed by two different backgrounds

    ​TonightBig Boi comes to Denver for the first time in forever to play at the Ogden Theatre. We're sending two writers to cover the show, as opposed to our usual one, because they come from very different yet very important sections of hip-hop's audience. To provide some context for the review, ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Aurora's Handsome Little Devils gets a positive nod from the New York Times

    ​The Handsome Little Devils' efforts to bring old-fashioned Vaudevillian melodrama to theatergoers in New York City has caught the attention of town's snootiest critics. Earlier this year, the local troupe took their "Squirm Burpee Circus" act out east after securing a spot at the New Victory ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Rainy Day Beatles

    Musicianship and pageantry bring back the Fab Four.

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    April 3, 2008
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    March 3, 2008

    Rock Band Comes Alive and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Video games are so the new rock and roll, which makes this Battle of Rock Band tournament, in which players competed at the game Rock Band, the new Ed Sullivan Show. Or something. There are pictures t ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    Stupid Audience Tricks: Seeing Dave, Part Two

    My wife and I have been told to arrive between 2 and 3 to get our tickets to see the Late Show with David Letterman. We arrive at a quarter to two just to be on the safe side, and people are already lining up. We're one of the first to line up, excited, thinking that pretty soon we'll be inside th ... More >>

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    February 1, 2008

    Vintage Q&A With David Lee Roth

    Prior to the creation of the Backbeat Online blog, Westword conducted plenty of Q&As with plenty of rock stars, schlock stars, rising stars and fading stars -- and oftentimes only a small percentage of the conversations made it into the finished articles. So in the coming weeks and months, we hope t ... More >>

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    November 21, 2007

    Q&A with Buck 65

    Eryc Eyl’s November 22 profile on Buck 65 was based on the following interview with the high-profile indie rapper. In it, Buck 65, also known as Rich Terfry, discusses -- with very little prompting -- his love for Colorado, his new disc, Situation, and his intensely personal artistic process.

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    September 13, 2007

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    September 6, 2007

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    August 30, 2007

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    August 23, 2007

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    August 16, 2007

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    August 9, 2007

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    August 2, 2007

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    July 26, 2007

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    July 19, 2007

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    July 19, 2007

    Hairspray

    This movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine.

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    July 12, 2007

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    July 5, 2007

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    June 28, 2007

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    November 17, 2005
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    October 7, 2004

    Blowin' Hot

    The Harmonica Hotshots blow into town this weekend.

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    August 26, 2004

    The Beatles Continue

    Tribute band recalls the Fab Four

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    February 19, 2004

    Fab Film

    Forty years ago, Al Maysles met the Beatles.

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    October 23, 2003

    Don't Be a Playa Hata

    Cheri Thurston is rescuing the squeezebox from oblivion, one note at a time.

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    March 27, 2003

    Best Old-Time Soda Fountain

    Lyons Soda Fountain and Bakery

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    September 5, 2002

    Distant Replay

    Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.

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    June 13, 2002

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for an ass-kicking.

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    June 8, 2000

    Sounds Like Fun!

    Beatle Mania

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    March 4, 1999

    In His Life

    Beatles producer George Martin tries to pass along the wisdom of the ages.

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    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

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    November 27, 1997
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    August 28, 1997

    Etc.

    Outstanding in His Field The recordings of Alan Lomax dig up the roots of American music.

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    July 10, 1997

    The Comets' Tale

    The world's oldest rock-and-roll band is still rolling.

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    June 19, 1997
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    March 2, 1994
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