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    February 20, 2014
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    December 20, 2012

    The thirty best concerts of 2012

    While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits on being inspired by the sprawl of L.A. but put off by $5 cupcakes

    Diving Fits formed when Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner formerly of Wolf Parade got together with their friend Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. The music that came out of that union was a kind of power pop infused with a strong electronic undercurrent, like something that could have happened in t ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    November 29, 2012
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    November 22, 2012
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    November 15, 2012
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    November 8, 2012
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    October 15, 2012

    Peaches at Summit Music Hall, 10/13/12

    PEACHES @ the SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10.13.12 With champagne, campy German dancers and enough fake boobs to smother an elephant, Peaches' show at the Summit was a roofied cocktail of grimy beats and erotic theater. Putting on a show that was both grand in scope yet refreshingly minimal in its DIY simp ... More >>

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    October 7, 2012

    Yasiin Bey at Cervantes, 10/05/12

    YASIIN BEY @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | 10/5/12 When Yasiin Bey stepped on stage at about half past midnight, the crowd was hungrily awaiting his arrival, freshly energized from an impressive set by Binary Star and ready now for the main event. Dressed in fitted white slacks, white collared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. What's your favorite vinyl?

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, we dug deep into our collection to unearth our favorite pieces of vinyl. These are the records we treasure above all else. Don't even think about asking to borrow them. If there were a fire, these are the first platters we'd make sure to grab. You get the ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Alex Cox, director of Repo Man, joins CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall

    ​Alex Cox, who wrote and directed cult favorites like Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, is joining CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall and will teach screenwriting and film production, as the Daily Camera reported. Cox, who grew up England, studied film at UCLA, then lived in Mexico and Spain ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    The Love Royale

    Love Letters

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    November 12, 2010

    Josh Kolenik of Small Black talks about the band's evolution, influences and videos.

    ​Small Black's debut EP definitely harks back to those great synth-pop songs of the early '80s with its vintage sound, but with a kind of lo-fi production more in line with a later era in music. The strong songwriting and a keen sense of pacing and melody continued into the next phase of the ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddlin ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Q&A with Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos

    New York City practically sweats innovative bands, but it has produced few as utterly otherworldly as Gang Gang Dance (due at the Larimer Lounge on Friday, November 7, with Marnie Stern). Bandmembers Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian DeGraw, Tim DeWit and Josh Diamond utilize all manner of percussion, keyboard ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Numan Group

    Gary Numan's songs get pimped.

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    November 4, 2004

    Sly & Robbie

    Thursday, November 4, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.

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    May 6, 2004

    For Whom the Belle Toils

    Belle & Sebastian remains a word-of-mouth phenomenon.

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    November 28, 2002

    Let's Clash

    Old and new collide to create the next wave of electronica.

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    August 26, 1999

    Rescue Me

    An appreciation of fireguys, and one rogue amazon.

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    August 6, 1998

    Close Encounters

    What Pamela Stonebrooke sings about is out of this world.

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    October 10, 1996