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James Murphy

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The seven best band tour documentaries

    The Black Lips are heading to Denver April 2 in support their new album Underneath The Rainbow and also a new documentary featuring their 2012 tour of that took them through Egypt, Cypress, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Watching this rough yet intimate look at what it's like fo ... 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 20, 2012

    Ten best fashion moments on the S.S. Coachella

    Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Photos: Drinking wine with James Murphy in the middle of the ocean on the S.S. Coachella

    Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Sleigh Bells ring: Getting our nails done on the S.S. Coachella by Alexis Krauss's manicurist

    Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem chooses Denver photo for Canon short-film project

    When Melissa Wollenberg of Highlands Ranch snapped a cute/surreal photo of her son in a gas mask, standing before the orange haze of this past last summer's out-of-control fires, she had no idea that it would eventually be chosen by film legend Ron Howard and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy for their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Dispatch, Theivery Corporation, Chatuaqua and Arvada Center summer lineups announced

    Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities

    Whoever says the music industry is dead obviously hasn't observed Record Store Day. While file sharing has certainly dampened CD sales -- removing the casual music listener from the economic equation -- a contingency of hardcore record geeks can still be found thumbing through the bins most weekends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Video: The five best bands that broke up in 2011 -- paired with five of their saddest songs

    Bands break up all the time. This is an established fact, and depending upon how many of your favorite band's original members are alive, sane or producing concept albums, it can be a welcome one. The only difference this year is the purely unfair share of fallen rock soldiers that will have ended w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    Review: Low at the Bluebird Theater, 9/24/11

    Kelsey WhippleLOW last night at the Bluebird.​LOW at the BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/24/11 In the forever-growing pantheon of husband-wife indie rockers, the most common concept is twee. Mates of State, for example, have made a living of self-reflective lyrics and dualing-personality vocals cut in be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Why LCD Soundsystem mattered

    ​LCD Soundsystem just closed its doors on nearly a decade of music, going out with a bang in New York this past weekend. As another indie-heavyweight bites the dust, it got us thinking about what LCD Soundsystem did while it was around. It's easy to toss the project off as a "hipster" DJ gone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Havok prepares to release second album on Candlelight

    ​We've just received word that Havok, Denver's thrash-metal flag-bearers, are set to continue wreaking, well, havoc in 2011. The act has reportedly finished work on its follow-up to 2009's Burn. Recorded by James Murphy (Death, Testament), Time Is Up, the new album, the outfit's second for Can ... More >>

  • Film

    December 30, 2010
  • 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 >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem

    Wednesday, October 20, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Never can say goodbye: Five acts who can say retired, but just can't seem to stay retired

    Here's why some fans have reasonable doubts when they hear an artist say they're retiring.​With the regular football season getting ready to kick off, Brett Favre has once again pulled a fast one and decided to return for one more season. Sure, he can say retired; he just can't seem to stay re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Top 10 Summer Jams for 2010

    Kiernan Maletsky​The cover's off the grill, the windows are down and sweet freedom is on the horizon. Ahh, summer is coming. And while it's still early, there have already been more than enough entrants in the summer jam sweepstakes to make a short list. A few ground rules: 1. Must have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    The drunken insanity of LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls"

    If you don't like LCD Soundsystem, the new song "Drunk Girls" probably isn't going to change your mind -- it's the same kind of shouty, indie dance thing he's been doing since the beginning. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch the video embedded above. To the contrary, if you always wanted t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

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

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Last Night: Arcade Fire @ Red Rocks, Monday, September 17

    Arcade Fire, with LCD Soundsystem September 17, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Uh, just about anything else in recent memory. Slide Show Epic. Grandiose. Those are fitting descriptors for Monday night’s unreal double bill at the Rocks featuring LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire. Sounds ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    LCD Soundsystem

    Sound of Silver
    DFA/Capitol Records

  • Music

    September 28, 2006
  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Felix da Housecat

    Saturday, June 3, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Anti-Rock

    LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge.

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Juan Maclean

    Less Than Human (DFA/Astralwerks)

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    LCD Soundsystem

    LCD Soundsystem (DFA/Capitol)

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    The Next Stage

    Jimy Murphy, the Kamikazi Kid, gets his act together.

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