Harry Nilsson

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    August 15, 2014

    Robin Williams Remembered in Three-Film Program at Alamo Drafthouse

    Yesterday Robin Williams's wife issued a statement acknowledging the outpouring of support for those who loved the late comedian. "Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose li ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison on the similarities of making music to programming

    The Dismemberment Plan formed on the New Year's Day 1993. Though hailing from the Washington D.C. area, the act wasn't really affiliated with legendary DIY punk scene fostered by Dischord Records, but the band's eccentricity was nonetheless embraced. In its early years, the Dismemberment Plan truly ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Alice Cooper on how Tiger Woods, Muhammad Ali and Elvis are probably, definitely, aliens

    Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Devendra Banhart

    Sunday, May 5, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 888-929-7849.

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    February 20, 2013

    Playing cover songs is a sign of creative fatigue

    There's nothing wrong with cover songs. In fact, before Sam Cooke and the Beatles shifted the established paradigms, singer and songwriter were two entirely separate professions. And there's also nothing wrong with a musician recording a cover album in the twilight of their career (Johnny Cash's Ame ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Shooter Jennings on making the most country album of his career, Family Man, in New York

    It's a bit ironic that Shooter Jennings (due at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill on Friday, May 4), the son of country singers Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, would make what he calls his "most country record to date" in New York. But that's essentially what happened. Shortly after moving to N ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Review: Wilco at the Fillmore, 1/19/12

    Jon SolomonWilco's Jeff Tweedy last night at the Fillmore Auditorium. WILCO @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 1/19/12 "I'd like to thank the Fillmore for having us back," Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy told a capacity crowd last night. "It's a pretty sweet joint you got here. It's a good rock and roll joint wit ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Lee Lee's Quest is our browser game of the week

    ​Marcus Richert's Lee-Lee's Quest isn't a game you play because it's going to move you or impress you with its visuals or even offer a challenge -- you'll play it because it's weird, humorous, self-referential and just plain bizarre. It shouldn't come as a surprise seeing as how it's coming to ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Chimney Choir

    Chimney Choir

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    March 4, 2011

    Top five lost albums we'd like to see released

    ​Love's lost album from 1973, Black Beauty, is finally going to see the light of day when its released in June. The album was their first with a new lineup after Arthur Lee left the band, but the record label went bankrupt before it was ever released. It's certainly not the first time this has ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we present you with fifteen love songs about... inanimate objects

    ​It's Valentine's Day, which means the entire Internet is abuzz with songs about love -- or if people are feeling particularly sad -- songs about hate. But what about those who prefer to spread their affection to other things, like inanimate objects? Well, there are plenty of those songs, too. ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang top our weekly playlists

    ​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 >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this 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 >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Behold Cee Lo Green's exhilarating F-bomb

    ​Oh, man, this is the goods! Have you heard the new Cee Lo Green cut, "F**CK YOU"? Gonna go ahead and call this now: This track will, in all likelihood, end up being my favorite song of the year. Even though the song is reportedly the first single from Cee Lo's forthcoming album, The Ladykill ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    The Lighthouse and The Whaler

    Wednesday, June 2, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    Ian Douglas-Moore of Oblio's Arrow on hot sauce and the distinction between Americana and alt-country

    ​ First known as Oblio Duo and then Oblio Duo the Archers, the newly christened Oblio's Arrow makes music as mercurial as its name. Over the past few years, the ever-shifting outfit -- which revolves around singer-songwriters William Duncan and Steven Lee Lawson -- has crafted a body of wor ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip - Harry Nilsson's The Point!

    ​ The Point! is a weird album. Is it a story? Is it an album? It's the type of thing I would have loved as a kid, and it's a bit strange I never heard it until I was an adult. That said, I didn't even know the album existed until I heard Blackalicious' Blazing Arrow, which sampled "Me and My ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 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. ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Neko Case

    Friday, May 29, Chautauqua Auditorium, 303-440-7666.

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    October 16, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Oblio Duo and the Archers

    Nuclear War EP

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    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    June 1, 2006

    Walking Tall

    The Walkmen's A Hundred Miles Off is actually right on point.

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    December 1, 2005

    Oblio Duo

    Oblio Duo (Self-released)

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    May 6, 2004

    Go Getters

    Just because the Go hails from Detroit doesn't mean it's stuck in the garage.

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    September 11, 2003

    Digging Roots

    The Court and Spark unearths country rock's past to find its future.

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    June 14, 2001


    The Beta Band demonstrates better living through sonic chemistry.

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    October 12, 2000

    Say That You'll Be True

    Dale Hawkins remains faithful to “Susie Q” and roots rock. No matter what the cost.

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    October 19, 1994