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John Lee Hooker

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    January 23, 2014

    EyeHateGod's Mike Williams: "I don't like being labeled. I think we're just a rock and roll band"

    EyeHateGod (due Sunday, January 26, at the Bluebird Theater) formed in New Orleans in 1988. The influential band combined its influences from the world of the blues, Black Sabbath and hardcore punk into a unique alchemy that lent itself well to dipping into the dark side of the psyche and projecting ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from Dazzle

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Jon Solomon hosted at Dazzle this past Saturday. Keep reading for some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2013

    Willie Houston

    Live From Ziggie's
    Self-released

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    January 17, 2013

    Otis Taylor

    My World Is Gone Telarc

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Backbeat's five most listened-to songs and albums, week of September 5, 2012

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and boy, wouldn't you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Brent Loveday of Reno Divorce: "Originality is the evolution of influence"

    Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: the Fray, the Lumineers, Leftover Salmon, Drake and more

    Welcome to the weekend! The sun's hiding this morning and rain's in the forecast for the next few days, but even that can't dampen spirits today. The Nuggets destroyed the Lakers last night, and you've got another full slate of local goodness on tap this weekend: Tonight the Fray kicks off a two-nig ... 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

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Win tickets to see John Lee Hooker Jr. tomorrow night at the Toad Tavern

    The son of a blues legend, John Lee Hooker Jr. has overcome many personal travails over the years, from addiction to doing time, and has been striving ever since to make a mark of his own in the blues world in the tall shadow of his late father. And he's done a pretty good job, having released a num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Top 5 songs that will lead you into alcoholism

    ​There are a ton of songs out there that inspire us to throw down. For some it's the awesome "Margaritaville," and for others it's the dive-bar proud "Friends in Low Places." But even these songs are lighthearted. They might be about alcohol, but they don't really inspire you to get trashed, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Low's Alan Sparhawk on Joy Division and radio

    Sara Kiesling​Since its inception in 1993, Low (due at the Larimer Lounge this Saturday, December 18) from Duluth, Minnesota, has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Otis Taylor

    Clovis People, Vol. 3
    Telarc International

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
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    September 17, 2009

    When music meets movies: Ten Great Hollywood Decisions

    ‚ÄčAll right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of April 20, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of a ... 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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    April 7, 2008
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    January 28, 2008
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    July 26, 2007

    This Just In…

    The latest nightlife news.

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Otis Taylor

    Definition of a Circle
    Telarc Records

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Yin-Yang Sisterhood

    The Dearly Beloved strike a balance between fringe folk and Buddhist blues.

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Scars and Bars

    Hell-raiser and one-man band Scott H. Biram lays the hammer down.

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    John Lee Hooker Jr.

    Saturday, February 5, Supreme Court, 303-892-6878; Wednesday, February 9, Little Bear, Evergreen, 303-674-9991.

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Spirited

    Ghost writer Garland Jeffreys returns to his old haunt: the stage.

  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    Next Best Thing

    If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do.

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Retroactive

    George Thorogood

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003

    Classic Revisited

    Colorado Ballet's Don Quixote rides again

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Adrian Romero

    Shirts Against Skins

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best Jukebox

    Don's Club Tavern

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    What Was Going On

    At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers.

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    With a Bullet

    Two years after becoming Britain's surprise It band, Gomez reclaims a spot in the empire.

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    The Power of Tri

    Mexico City's El Tri gives its fans the goods.

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    Gomez

    In Our Gun (Virgin)

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Crashing the Glass Ceiling

    Deborah Coleman is one of the country's emerging blues guitarists. She's also one of the genre's last black female bandleaders left anywhere.

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Discovered Gem

    Robert Belfour is Fat Possum's latest unearthed treasure.

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Cave Exploring

    Nick Cave opens up about his most fascinating creation: himself.

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    The Doors

    The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Wake-up Call

    Sleepy LaBeef hasn't tired of American roots.

  • Music

    July 30, 1998

    Quadra-phenia

    Despite a recent tragedy, the Quadrajets are still flying high.

  • Music

    September 4, 1997
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    August 21, 1997

    Mama Knows Best

    In Zap Mama, Marie Daulne dispenses the wisdom of the world.

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    April 24, 1997
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    April 3, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
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    June 21, 1995
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    March 1, 1995

    IS HE BLUE?

    G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE PLAY THE BLUES THE NEW-FASHIONED WAY.

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    June 1, 1994
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