Future Islands

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    October 16, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts of the Summer

    Red Rocks hosted the last concerts of its regular concert series a little over a week ago, signaling the official end of the summer concert season in Colorado. This week on the Backbeat blog, we're looking back at some of our favorite shows of 2014's warmest months. Note that we didn't include any f ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Why Are Bands Like Phantogram So Huge in Colorado?

    There's an Internet meme that tells you what band you're probably into based on state. For Colorado, that band is Naked and Famous. In 2013 that band played at the Fillmore to a large crowd. That sort of mixture of rock and synth pop and R&B finds a different manifestation in Phantogram. That band's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Future Islands' Sam Herring Is the New Freddie Mercury

    The way Sam Herring moves on stage can be frightening: One moment he's slashing at the air with a balled-up fist, the next he's pounding that fist into his chest with brute force. He crawls across the stage on his knees, sweating and wailing in frustration, but will look up and into your eyes moment ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    The Seven Best Concerts in Denver This Week

    Future Islands, touring on the strength of an album that has demonstrated to a much broader audience what the DIY crowd has known all along (namely that Future Islands are awesome), will be in town on Wednesday. There are a few other good ones, including MC Frontalot at Larimer Lounge and Crab Lab a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead on medical research and classic records

    There are albums you love and albums that alter the way you listen to music. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's 2002 masterpiece, Source Tags & Codes, fits squarely in the latter category. Damn near everyone loved this thing; Source Tags was like a long-lost Led Zeppelin album, made thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    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's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Dan Deacon at Bluebird Theater, 10/31/12

    DAN DEACON @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/31/12 Before going into "Guilford Avenue Bridge," Dan Deacon told us to gather as much to the west side of the theater as possible to create a pathway on the left side stage ramp to the back of the theater. He then told us to make this a tunnel where two people an ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Pictureplane bidding farewell to Denver

    It was bound to happen. Travis Egedy is leaving Denver. When Egedy moved here in 2003 to go to art school, his one-man experimental music project, Pictureplane, was just getting off the ground. For a handful of years, he mostly played to his immediate group of friends, often at DIY space Rhinoceropo ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The National, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, the Slits filled our playlists this past 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?" 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 al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Live Review: Yellow Elephants, Adventure, Future Islands, Ssion and Pictureplane

    Photo: Tom Murphy Yellow Elephants. Yellow Elephants, Adventure, Future Islands, Ssion and Pictureplane Sunday, September 14, 2008 Rhinoceropolis Better Than: Just another dance party. Of all the dance parties disguised as a show at Rhinoceropolis, this one may have been the best. Things got star ... More >>