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Jethro Tull

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Ian Cooke set to premiere "Cassowary and Fruit Bat" book and video Thursday night at Sie

    Ian Cooke has always been known for his stunning lyrical imagery, and while he has dropped a handful of interesting video accompaniments in the past, he's never attempted anything like this before. A project that has spanned over two years, Cooke has collaborated with local artist Adam Singer and ba ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch grew up here and still has a lingering love for Colorado

    Five Finger Death Punch formed in 2005 when Zoltan Bathory and Jeremy Spencer started putting together their next band. Ivan Moody, a singer who moved out to L.A. without knowing a soul and had been sleeping in his rehearsal space, heard the nascent project's demos and ended up joining the band. Ori ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    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 ho ... More >>

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    April 28, 2013

    Barry Fey is dead: Towering figure in Denver music scene passes away

    We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died. At this writing, the circumstances of Fey's death have not been made public, but he has been ill of late. His personal Facebook page features a March 11 post that reads, "I am hap ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Alert your uncle with the sweet handlebar 'stache: There's a Jethro Tull convention coming

    Do you heart Jethro Tull? If so, you better hold on to your hat, hombre. I'm about to flip your wig: For the first time in the States in more a decade, there's a Jethro Tull Convention booked, and apparently, it's happening here. (I know, right?!) Well, not here here, but rather in Longmont up at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Reader: Denver is not your grandfather's Denver anymore

    Bree Davies is a native, one who loves Denver with a passion -- and is understandably protective of this city. And so this week she offer this advice "from a Colorado native to a transplant: Your altitude problem is my attitude problem." Although some didn't appreciate the sentiment -- or get the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Ogden, 10/31/12

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE @ THE OGDEN THEATRE |10/31/12 Things witnessed last night at the Ogden Theatre, in no particular order: Rosie the Riveter breakdancing with a samurai; a priest making out with Little Orphan Annie; Milli Vanilli's Rob and Fab sharing a smoke outside; and a drunk monk. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental, 8/13/12

    IRON MAIDEN @ COMFORT DENTAL AMPHITHEATRE | 8/13/12 See also: - The 25 Coolest Iron Maiden T-shirts we saw last night at Comfort Dental - The six best quotes from Iron Maiden's show last night at Comfort Dental - Slide show: Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental The word "epic" gets bandied about too oft ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Joe Piscopo on Frank Sinatra and Saturday Night Live

    Joe Piscopo joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980, after honing his stand-up chops at New York's Improv; he stayed with the show until 1985. During his SNL stint, he became known for such original characters as the Sports Guy, as well as celebrity impersonations of David Letterman and Frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #15: Grateful Dead's first time at Red Rocks in 1978

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the the first time the Grateful Dead played at Red Rocks in 1978. The origins of Colorado's jam band "scene" are pretty nebulous, but July 7, 1978, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Harry Tuft and Barry Fey officially inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

    Update (2/24/12): Barry Fey video montage added below. All is right with the universe this morning. We have a pair of Grammy winners in our midst, and as it should be, Harry Tuft and Barry Fey are now officially part of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. While we didn't stick around until the very en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2012

    Review: Ghost at Marquis Theater, 1/27/12

    GHOST @ MARQUIS THEATER | 1/27/12Even before Ghost took stage, people started chanting for the band, which was interesting considering this is the outfit's first big tour. But that enthusiasm was rewarded when the strains of "Masked Ball" by Jocelyn Pook came over the P.A., with its reversed Romania ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Opeth

    Tuesday, October 25, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Janet Jackson, Jethro Tull, OMD shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Janet Jackson visits the Wells Fargo Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 as part of her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour, on which she'll be performing music exclusively from her album, Number Ones. Jackson's new book on self-esteem, dieting and exercise,True You, hits stores February 8. Res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    The men of Eolian on their backgrounds and the creation of Egg, their concept album

    Matthew Ballantine-PattonAdam Edwards, Ian O'Dougherty and Sean Merrell are Eolian​ In this week's issue, the Rough Mixes entry focusing on Eolian, the progressive rock project led by Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun) and featuring occasional Backbeat contributor Sean Merrell (T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top ten myths about Red Rocks

    RedRocksOnline.com​ As Red Rocks is gearing up for its set of summer shows, we decided to do a little bit of research about its vibrant history. Not surprisingly, we learned that the ancient venue has its fair share of myths and rumors, many of which we've collected below. Feel free to share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip: The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love "The Legende of Jeb Minor"

    I love songs that tell stories. I'm partial to them in a way that if I got jury duty to pick the best of them, I'd be kicked out due to my relentless love of any and all songs conveying even a semblance of plot. ​ Knowing this, I still feel comfortable saying that the 1999 release of The Leg ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    May 21, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    The Decemberists

    Tuesday, May 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 1-877-598-6659.

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    November 17, 2008

    Red Rocks Riot, 1971

    Jethro Tull's 1971 show at Red Rocks was almost the last rock show ever held at the venue In 1971 at early rock show at Red Rocks featuring Jethro Tull, unruly fans turned the venue into a war zone. It started when fans who couldn't get get tickets for the sold-out show decided to climb the hills ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, November 17 edition

    Single File poses side by side. How confusing! No pushing and shoving, blog lovers. There's plenty for everyone. Today in Backbeat Online: • Single File previews its new recording. • Tickle Me Pink releases the explicit version of its "Typical Whore" video. • KBCO's Studio C celebrates i ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Midlake

    After a tour with the Flaming Lips and loads of hype, the only thing this quintet is missing is confidence.

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    The Rolling Stones

    Thursday, November 24, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Upsizing

    Uphollow graduates from rock opera to pop opus.

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004

    Crybaby

    George Lopez lets the tears flow in his autobiography

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Mistletunes

    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Westward Hoaxes

    Denver officials and the press grope for the best way to deal with bogus anthrax scares.

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    The Next Stage

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

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Brothers Keeper

    The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album -- and a refined take on a twisted past.

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Summertime Rolls

    It's the time of the season to check out some local releases.

  • Music

    July 22, 1999
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    May 20, 1999

    Peace and Love, Nineties Style

    A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.

  • Music

    November 12, 1998
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    May 28, 1998
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    May 14, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    August 14, 1997

    The Long Goodbye

    After thirty years, Barry Fey is stepping down. Sort of.

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Simply the Tesh

    The wit and wisdom of John Tesh. Seriously.

  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    Yesterday and Today

    What the years have done to the Who.

  • Music

    April 5, 1995
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    December 7, 1994

    STAIRWAY TO HELL

    OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.

  • Music

    July 20, 1994

    HARVEST TIME

    THE APPLES GET SET TO REAP THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABORS.

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    June 22, 1994
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    March 2, 1994
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