John Flansburgh

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    June 7, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13 Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Ten musicians we'd like to see teach elementary school

    David Shankbone​ This weekend in New York City, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is evidently slated to give a lecture to kids between the ages of eight and twelve titled "A Dissertation on White Noise." This news got us to thinking: What other musicians would we like to see teaching our childre ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Last night: They Might Be Giants at the Gothic Theatre

    ​They Might Be Giants, Guggenheim Grotto Thursday, November 5 Gothic Theater Better than: Seeing an expertly executed live show that didn't include sock puppets. They Might Be Giants couldn't stick to one sound during their appearance at the Gothic on Thursday night. The band's show, which nearly ... More >>

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    August 4, 2005
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    April 14, 2005

    Law of Inertia

    With an open-ended musical manifesto, the Inactivists activate.

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    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

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    December 13, 2001

    The Latest Noels

    'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.

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    January 6, 2000



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    January 6, 2000

    John Linnell

    State Songs
    (Zoë Records)

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    December 11, 1997

    Music for the Holidaze

    Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.

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    November 9, 1994