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    April 25, 2014

    Why jazz legend Wayne Shorter fills his home with books and toys

    Wayne Shorter, who headlines the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival on Friday, April 25, doesn't have typical days. The 80-year-old saxophone legend, who was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, says it's all an adventure. The day we speak with him, Shorter tells us he is "ju ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    From Phish to Floyd, the ten best light shows

    For many bands, the light show is almost as integral to the live act as the music, so much so, in fact, that lighting directors are often heralded as an additional member of the group. These illumination wizards have the most open and creative space to work in, and as result, they're able to create ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Phish's twenty most interesting covers

    Phish is the greatest cover band on earth, hands down. While some songs have become staples -- so much so that we've come across fans, even well versed fans, who didn't realize songs like "Funky Bitch" was a cover -- while others are only busted out occasionally, sometimes only once. Of the myriad c ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Phish Dick's Sporting Goods Park August 30 - September 1, three nights, Labor Day weekend

    Phish is at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Labor Day weekend for the third consecutive year. Tickets ($49.75-$60) for the shows go on sale March 30 at 10 a.m. via TicketHorse, or in person at TicketHorse kiosks at Dick's Sporting Goods stores and the box offices at the Pepsi Center and 1STBANK Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Five best live concert films

    While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Boedecker Theater brings classic-rock rarities to the big screen

    The names you'll recognize -- the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones -- and the titles of Boedecker Theater's upcoming film series will be a treat for classic-rock fans who have already devoured big-budget docs like When You're Strange or last month's Crossfire Hurricane. "Both the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver Music: #20: Beatlemania at Red Rocks in 1964

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. The series kicks off today with a look back at the Beatles' legendary trip to the Mile High City in August 1964, and the pandemonium it created. The Beatles did not just pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Cut Chemist on crate digging, Jurassic 5 and Boyd Rice

    ​Cut Chemist (real name Lucas MacFadden) has been constantly redefining the art of turntablim for the past seventeen years as a member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, in addition to being an innovative solo artist. Blending everything from funk and soul to hip-hop and bossa nova, Cut Chemist's sty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem at the Fillmore, 10/20/10

    Jon SolomonJames Murphy of LCD Soundsystem​ LCD SOUNDSYSTEM With Hot Chip 10.20.10 | Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO It's surprising that Hot Chip isn't more popular in Colorado. Priming the stage for LCD Soundsystem last night at the Fillmore, the U.K. band's music is definitely electronic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    New Beastie Boys release date, track listing and artwork announced

    Yes, it's been more than 20 years since the Beastie Boys were licensed to ill, and in those intervening years, the trio's output has been, on balance, fantastic. Sure, there have been a few duds along the way, but every album has been worth hearing. That's why I still get excited when I hear Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    U2 top seller at Twist & Shout

    U2's No Line on the Horizon and Neko Case's Middle Cyclops, both released on Tuesday, March 3, showed some of best numbers at Twist & Shout in many months. The Fray moved back up into the top five, followed by Van Morrison and Beirut for the week ending March 8. See the full breakdown after the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Van Morrison top seller at Twist & Shout

    Van Morrison's Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl, released last week, nabbed the number-one spot on Twist & Shout's best list for the week ending March 1. JJ Cale's new album Roll On, the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, Tea Leaf Green's Live at Twist & Shout and Morrissey's Years of Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Van Morrison revisits perhaps his finest hour, forty years later

    "I believe I've transcended," Van Morrison repeatedly incanted toward the end of the title track from his 1968 album, Astral Weeks, during the second night of a brief November stint at the Hollywood Bowl. Indeed, frequently over the course of those two nights, the famously mercurial, 63-year-old Iri ... More >>

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