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  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Videos: 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado, Part One

    The folks at, the state's official tourism office, set out to compile a list of 99 gorgeous places in Colorado -- a mammoth task, but far from an impossible one given the abundant beauty in these parts. As proof, we present numbers 99 through 81, any one of which would likely finish in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Journey, Hall & Oates, Gavin DeGraw, tickets on sale this weekend

    Journey and Steve Miller Band co-headline the Pepsi Center, with Tower of Power opening, on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets range from $39.50-$135, and go on sale this Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week and to see what songs were played on local rad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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

    October 3, 2013

    Photos: Colorado National Monuments and Parks you can't visit because of idiot politicians

    It's day three of the partial federal government shutdown, and at this writing, thousands of workers assigned to what are regarded as nonessential gigs are off the job -- including everyone assigned to Colorado's seven National Monuments and four National Parks, which will remain closed until the si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 8/10/13 If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrument ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    "WEIRD" AL YANKOVIC @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13 "Weird Al" Yankovic's zany parodies catapulted him to fame in the '80s, back when pop culture was in dire need of some deflation. He never got critical props for his oddball iconoclasm, though, and after his 1989 film, UHF tanked at the box office ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Mark Arm of Mudhoney on not taking things too seriously because, well, "It is only rock and roll"

    Emily Reiman Mudhoney formed around the same time as Sub Pop, the record label with which its sound became synonymous; Mark Arm and Steve Turner had recently left Green River and teamed up with former Bundle of Hiss drummer Dan Peters and ex-Melvins bassist Matt Lukin. The band crafted an exhilarat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    MELVINS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | MON, 7/15/13 Since 1983, the Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With the Melvins, the two have taken that sound to dif ... More >>

  • Music

    July 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    New Denver shows: My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Lil Wayne on sale this weekend

    My Bloody Valentine, who was last in town three years ago at the Fillmore, will return to the Mile High City for an intimate and sure to be overwhelmingly loud show at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, August 19. Tickets for the show range from $45 to $50 and go on sale on this Saturday, June 15, at 10 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The 4/20 party list: Where to get your, ahem, green on in Denver this holiday weekend

    This Saturday is poised to be the most celebrated day in our state's history, what with this being the first 4/20 since Amendment 64 was passed and all. Some of music's most heralded imbibers are being shipped in just to help the local stoners celebrate in style, from Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    New Denver shows: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy and Warren Haynes

    Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Nirvana's Incesticide turns twenty

    In the wake of the generation defining, pop music altering, astronomically hyped wonder that was Nirvana's Nevermind, Kurt Cobain would spend the next two and a half years of his life trying to remind people what his band was actually all about (while simultaneously trying to figure that out himself ... 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 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Vinyl Main

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and, in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Josiah Hesse h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Mudhoney, Cattle Decapitation, the Wailers and more this weekend

    Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple Fluid​Even in the early part of January when the concert calendar is typically just barely beginning to ramp back up after the holiday season, there's still plenty of gr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012


    Friday, January 6, Bluebird Theater, 1-888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Rammstein, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Kraddy, Peter Frampton, Umphrey's McGee and Henry Rollins were announced; Caleb Slade, Force Publique, My Body Sings Electric and the Outfit ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    Green River Vibe

    Sun Comes Up
    CAM Records

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Elway, Krayzie Bone, Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson and more on tap this weekend

    ​Taking its name from a Colorado pop culture behemoth like John Elway could be a blessing or a curse for a band. But Elway, making an appearance tonight at the Hi-Dive with Michael Dean Damron, St. Fall Apart and The Holy Mess, gets the joke, and fans do too. Besides, a name is just a name, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Twenty things to do on 4/20 -- happy holiday!

    ​It's April 20; do you know where your headies are? Because nothing goes with everyone's favorite (legal!) medicine like listening to righteous tunes, here's a rundown of where you can go to get your musical fix tonight -- trichromes not included.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Lefthand Canyon fire's 622 acres are 80 percent contained, human-caused (VIDEOS)

    Videos below.​Given how wet our Marches tend to be, we don't expect conditions dry enough to create fire danger -- but there's concern aplenty in Lefthand Canyon, where a blaze has consumed approximately 622 acres and caused evacuations of 223 homes. At this point, with the flames 80 percent c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The National, Chromeo, Goo Goo Dolls shows announced

    ​Although the National has been at for a decade, the Brookyn-based indie rock group started gaining some serious traction with the release of 2007's Boxer. The act's latest effort, High Violet , debuted in the top five slots around the world, so it's no surprise that the band, who has played s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Nine best April Fools' Day food pranks culled from around the World Wide Web

    starbucks.comHappy now?​In case you're surfing the Internet today and are flummoxed by reports of Guy Fieri winning a Peabody award or a controversy surrounding a dessert app replacing real sweets (not to mention Google officially changing its name to "Topeka")...don't forget to check the date ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    This Just In: Pavement, Public Image Limited, Sting shows announced

    Marcus Roth​It was a hell of a week for show announcements, including rock legends, reunion tours and bit of everything in between. One of the most anticipated tours of the year is Pavement, who played its first show in a decade in New Zealand yesterday (photo of the setlist of that show here) ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008


    A new photography exhibit celebrates and mourns the drive-in movie theater.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A with the Fluid's Matt Bischoff

    Matt Bischoff, bassist for the Fluid, which reunites on June 20 (click here and here for more information), put the thump into the band. He also fronted the late, lamented band '57 Lesbian and served a stint with Boss 302, one of two groups opening at the Fluid's big gig. Just as important, he's a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's Rick Kulwicki

    Rick Kulwicki was half of the two-guitar attack that drove the Fluid, whose June 20 reunion takes place at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for more information). He's also an entertaining conversationalist, and his alternately witty and incisive commentary lights up the hefty Q&A that foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's James Clower

    James Clower's guitar helped fuel the Fluid, which is getting back together for a June 20 appearance at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for the facts). And he's also the player most eager for the band to keep going, as he makes clear in this revealing Q&A.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's Garrett Shavlik

    Garrett Shavlik's drumming had loads to do with the success of the Fluid, a classic Denver band that's reuniting at the Bluebird Theater on June 20 (click here and here to get the skinny). And although he's lived in Seattle for around a decade at this point, his musical history and Denver's remain i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's John Robinson

    John Robinson of the Fluid, which reunited on June 20 at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for the lowdown), is one of the great should-have-beens in the annals of Denver rock. He had everything it took to be a star of global proportions, but for whatever reason, it didn't happen. Neverthele ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2003

    Lard Almighty

    There's a lot to love at Juanita's.