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    November 10, 2014

    The Nine Best Shows in Denver This Week

    Here's the weather update, in case you're planning your wardrobe for all this live music excitement: rain tomorrow, snow Tuesday and Wednesday and it's going to be sunny but cold on Thursday. Wear a hat when you see one of these shows: See also: The Nine Best Rock Bars in Denver

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    October 6, 2014

    The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

    It's another busy week here in Denver: The wildest in the Hank Williams lineage plays tonight at the Ogden, Keys N Krates returns with a set at Cervantes' Other Side and indie mainstay Of Montreal plays the Bluebird. There are plenty more -- the rest of our picks follow.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    MF Ruckus Has the Best Stories About Cops, Sex and Paying Dues in Denver

    MF Ruckus, due at SummerGrind this Saturday, August 16, at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's Original BBQ & Bowl, has more outrageous and humorous stories than most bands. The band started in 1997 as Forth Yeer Freshman when singer and sole original member Aaron Howell was, indeed, still in high school. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Greg Ginn finally seems happy, and that's a good thing for Black Flag fans

    There was no gobbing, no fighting, no obvious fascist skinheads ruining last night's Black Flag show for other people. There were also no members of the classic line-up beyond the band's founder, Greg Ginn. But twenty-eight years after Black Flag last did a national tour, that was to be expected. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

    Summer was underway. It was. But just in case you were waiting to roll down the windows and put away your sweaters, the Ink Monstr pool party series kicks off on Sunday. There are shows for those of us no interested in thigh exposure as well -- Reckless Kelly is in town, as is moe. and Tech N9ne. Th ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    The five best shows in Denver from June 2 to June 5

    There are bigger concerts, sure, but for our money there is no better way to see Red Rocks than during Film on the Rocks. The series, which features Colorado bands opening for beloved movies, starts Tuesday with Ark Life, Covenhoven and Caddyshack. You can also see some masterful old-timey updates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Gary Numan on inspiration, money and staying hungry

    Gary Numan (due Friday, April 2, at The Gothic Theatre) is most widely remembered for his 1980 hit song "Cars." That song was merely the most popular in an influential career that had a direct impact on artists as diverse as Prince, Beck, Lady Gaga and, of course, Nine Inch Nails, with whom Numan ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Review: Sleep at Gothic Theatre, 1/3/14

    SLEEP at THE GOTHIC THEATRE | 1/3/14 Cannabis is legalized here in the same week Sleep comes back to Colorado to play a show. Coincidence? Whatever the case, this show surpassed the last time the outfit played at the Gothic in September 2009. Something just seemed more coherent and focused this time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    The Dandy Warhols at Gothic Theatre, 6/11/13

    THE DANDY WARHOLS @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 6/11/12 When Peter Holmström put on his orange Telecaster and Zia McCabe strapped on a bass guitar rather than helming the Moog she plays most of the time otherwise, you knew what song was coming: "Bohemian Like You," of course, is the band's biggest hit to dat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Tim Butler on the Psychedelic Furs being like Roxy Music with the attitude of the Sex Pistols

    The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 in the wake of the explosion of punk rock in England. By the 1980s, the group had evolved from its earlier musical impulses into a kind of atmospheric, at times brooding, at times celebratory, post-punk band with a broad emotional and sonic palette. See also: - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on how to tell when somebody is full of sh*t

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club formed in the late '90s after Peter Hayes left the Brian Jonestown Massacre, when he and his high school friend Robert Been, son of the late Michael Been of the Call, started the band, influenced by acts like the Verve, Loop and the Jesus and Mary Chain. BRMC's self-title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    The five best concerts in Denver this weekend

    HANEYSTOCK @ GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13 Although the lineup for this show would otherwise be considered pretty great, with Havok, Speedwolf, the Limbs and Lola Black, the reason everybody will be heading down to the Gothic Theatre tonight is to celebrate the life of Chris Haney, a dearly departed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Johnny Marr at the Gothic Theatre, 4/21/13

    JOHNNY MARR @ GOTHIC THEATRE |4/21/12 The moment everybody seemed to be waiting for during Johnny Marr's set last night came at the end when the iconic echoing guitar part rippled through the air signaling the beginning of "How Soon is Now?" There was just something about the vividness, the clarify ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Johnny Marr on how he created the sound for "How Soon is Now?" without effects pedals

    Johnny Marr is an iconic and influential guitarist best known for his work in The Smiths, which broke up in 1987. His guitar phrases and his genius for crafting textured and tonally rich rhythmic leads has influenced countless rock guitarists of the last quarter century. After leaving The Smiths, Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Dirk Verbeuren of Soilwork on playing a homemade drum kit made of cardboard boxes

    Soilwork formed in Helsinborg, Sweden, in 1995 and developed out of the Gothenburg melodic death metal mold, incorporating aspects of NWOBHM and other styles of music to forge an angular yet flowing sound of its own. Though clearly rooted in prog, there is enough of punk frayed edges in the band's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Pinback's Rob Crow on Denver and writing acoustic, doom jingles for charcoal commericals

    Like a gnarled old cottonwood that you remember as a kid that now is all shaggy and stately, Pinback has aged well. From early efforts like 2001's Blue Screen Life -- an understated masterpiece that fell somewhere between early Police and stonerfied math rock -- on through the albums that followed, ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    Win tickets to see Swans tonight at the Gothic

    Swans and Xiu Xiu are performing at the Gothic Theatre tonight. If there was ever a show to obliterate a case of the Mondays and entice you out on the first night of the work week, this is it. If you and a guest would like to be our guests at the show tonight, we've got a pair of tickets to set you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Why? at Gothic Theatre, 9/5/12

    WHY? @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 9/05/12 After a great set from Why? no one seemed to be in a hurry to leave the Gothic last night, so the band came back on stage for an encore. The rapid xylophone figure meant the band was going to play "A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under." Immediately the audience reacted lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Yoni Wolf of Why? on bird people and making a mega stretch limo on a Kinkos copy machine

    See also: Why? at Gothic Theatre, 9/5/12 Why? was one of the flagship bands of the nascent Anticon imprint ten years ago. Like its labelmates, the outfit was expanding and pushing the boundaries of what hip-hop was and where it could go. But Why? in particular has blurred the line between hip-hop a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's new shows

    See Also: - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsmack, Steve Vai and Kimbra lead new shows Oh, man, what a fall we have to look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    The Dandy Warhols' Peter Holmstrom on major to indie: "the most challenging aspect was to learn how to work with a much smaller budget"

    The Dandy Warhols (due at the Gothic Theatre and Twist & Shout on Tuesday, June 12) came out of the underground rock world of the 1990s to enduring popularity and fame. Over the course of the band's career, it has consistently pushed its sonic boundaries and songwriting. The Dandys are one of the ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Fun., Gotye, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, SP Double and more

    Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011
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    June 24, 2011

    Good Friday: Widespread Panic, Dax Riggs, Pink Hawks and more this weekend

    ​You can't experience a Colorado summer without seeing at least one show at Red Rocks and tonight, Widespread Panic throws down the inaugural performance of a full weekend of jammy goodness. These dudes are so popular here, you would think they are from Colorado, but no. It might just be somet ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Good Friday: Westword Music Showcase, after-party and more this weekend

    UME​So, the Westword Music Showcase is finally going down tomorrow, and, of course, we're excited. Along with laundry list of amazing local acts like Kingdom of Magic, Diamond Boiz and Vices I Admire, we've got Chromeo, UME and Del the Funky Homosapien rolling through.

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    April 11, 2011

    Tonight: Greyson Chance at the Gothic

    ​Just one of the many acts birthed in the last half-decade thanks to YouTube, thirteen-year-old Greyson Chance -- due at the Gothic Theatre tonight with Cody Simpson and Camryn -- could still be considered a bit of an anomaly in his own right. Unlike his pop contemporaries, the 'tween's adorat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    After splitting with Live Nation nearly a year ago, the Gothic and Moe's are doing just fine

    Courtesy of the Gothic Theatre​Live Nation, an entertainment company with a net worth north of $4 billion, held a contract with Steve Schalk, who owns the Gothic Theatre and Moe's Original BBQ in Englewood. That contract expired last year on March 1, and Schalk elected not to renew. The venue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Public Enemy, Drive-By Truckers, Sepultura shows announced

    ​After hitting South Africa and Australia in December and January, legendary hip-hop act Public Enemy makes its way to the Ogden Theatre for a co-headlining bill with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on Saturday, February 19. Jurrasic 5's Chali 2na opens the show. Tickets ($25) for the 16 and over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Dance Card: Mark Farina, Make Mistakes, House Warming Party, House Guest Saturdays

    ​ Tonight, Re:Creation at the Gothic Theatre features San Francisco house DJ Mark Farina performing a Mushroom Jazz set, in the style of his vaunted downtempo mix series for Om Records, currently on its sixth permutation. A longtime Colorado favorite, both Farina and the series remain popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Tonight: Horrorpops at the Gothic Theatre

    Octavio Winky TikiDidn't get tickets to the sold out Mumford & Sons show? Try Horrorpops instead.Its hard to tell if a band is as popular in other states as it is in our fair square one -- as a music-listening population, Colorado fans are eclectic and devoted, coming out in droves for every style o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Glitch Mob, Danzig, KT Tunstall shows announced

    ​Glitch Mob, which released its debut, Drink the Sea, this past spring, is slated to perform at the Fillmore Auditorium on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31. In August, the electronic trio also teamed up with MishkaNYC to release Drink The Sea Part 2: The Mixtape, which can be downloaded her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Soulfly, Les Nubians, the Bad Plus shows announced

    ​While last week's big announcement included Phish's three-night stand at the 1STBANK Center, a number of other shows were recently announced, most which are on are sale now. In addition to Kottonmouth Kings, Joshua Radin, Combichrist and Soulfly, lead by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010
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    July 6, 2010

    Gary Numan, Bettye LaVette, Brad Paisley shows announced

    ​Electro-pop legend Gary Numan is making a short sixteen-date trek across North America this fall, which is slated to include a stop at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 28. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of his debut, The Pleasure Principle, Numan will perform the album in its enti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Jamie Lidell, Chemical Brothers, Legendary Pink Dots shows announced

    ​Jamie Lidell, who issued his latest effort, Compass, on Warp last month, hits the Bluebird Theater again Tuesday, September 7. Advance tickets $20.50 and $25 day of show, but early bird tickets are $15 available from 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 through midnight Sunday, June 20.

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    January 20, 2010

    This Just In: Daughtry, King Khan, Dr. Dog shows announced

    ​Did you catch Daughtry's New Year's Eve performance? We saw a clip, and the dude, who apparently gets mistaken for Vin Diesel a lot, has facial hair and eyebrows that kind of look like they were drawn on his face with Sharpie. Seems a little distracting if you ask us, but the Times Square crowd w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 24 edition

    Photo by Doug BeamBat For Lashes' Natasha Khan.​Lash-ing out. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bat for Lashes at the Bluebird Theater. • Over the Weekend: The Avett Brothers at the Ogden Theatre. • Over the Weekend: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Mos D ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Q&A with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver

    Johnny MotoAdam Franklin is well known for his role as the singer and guitarist in Swervedriver. His work in post-Swervedriver projects such as Toshack Highway, Magnetic Morning and his solo work, however, shows a remarkable breadth of musical imagination and a wealth of sonic ideas that reveal dime ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Single File at Gothic

    Single File, Epilogues, Set Forth, Frequent SeaFriday, April 3Gothic TheatreBetter than: Celebrating Denver's native music scene at home alone.An almost palpable sense of native pride seemed to float through the Gothic Theatre during Single File's CD release show Friday night. The feeling of homegro ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    This Just In 12/4-12/10/08

    Tickets for B.B. King's April 10 Boulder Theater show go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.  There was a lot more action this week with concert announcements, including Scott Weiland's gig at the Gothic Theatre February 2, KBPI's Birthday Bash with Slipknot, Coheed & Cambria and Trivium March 3 at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    The Fray to premier new single next week during Lost promo

    Looks like we won't have to wait until February after all to hear what the Fray has in store next. The band is slated to debut "You Found Me," the first single from its forthcoming self-titled album, next week. Beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, fans can listen to a stream the new song o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    The blog shortcut, October 16 edition

    Stereolab sings. To find even more blogs, follow the bullets. Today in Backbeat Online: • A review of Stereolab live at the Gothic Theatre, with Monade and Le Loup. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout column, about a local-music benefit for Metro Denver Partners. • A Q&A with the Bl ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    This Just In 9/25-10/1

    Chris Cornell and Timbaland team up at the Ogden October 17. It's been a fairly quiet week with show announcements this week. Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and hip-hop producer Timbaland will join forces at the Ogden Theatre October 17; Staind, Seether and Papa Roach hit the Fillmore De ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    This Just In 8/21-27

    Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks hit the Gothic Theatre November 6. There's an eclectic bunch of shows going on sale this weekend from Old Crow Medicine Show and Grace Potter to the Czech Republics' Plastic People and Tony Clifton & the Katrina Kiss My Ass Orchestra. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007
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    December 6, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners 1992

    In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>

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    October 30, 2007

    Last Night: Minus the Bear, the Helio Sequence and Grand Archives @ The Gothic Theatre

    Minus the Bear, the Helio Sequence and Grand Archives October 29, 2007 Gothic Theatre Better than: Flying to the Northwest to see each of these bands. When it comes to concerts, sometimes it’s better to go in blind but with open ears, where you hardly have any expectations and just embrace the ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Friday, September 14

    Monolith festival, Day One Friday, September 14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Seeing a band you know nothing about and really digging them By the time I got to the top of Red Rocks, all sweaty and wheezy, I realized that I’d just missed Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, which was a bummer ... More >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Drag the River

    Live at the Starlight (Mars Motors)

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