John Peel

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    July 15, 2013

    Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

    Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Groovie Mann of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult on the act's emotionally charged live shows

    My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult began as a film idea that Frankie Nardiello and Marsten Daley had that never fully came to fruition. The two met while touring with Ministry, and in 1987, inspired in part by disco, exploitation films, the industrial scene happening around them in Chicago and a mutu ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Nick Drake's Pink Moon turns forty

    In his best selling book Killing Yourself to Live, Chuck Klosterman asserts that "the best career move any musician can make is to stop breathing." When examining Kurt Cobain's post-mortem transformation from junkie dad to iconic voice of a generation, Klosterman notes that the suicide told everyone ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Damned Damned Damned turns 35

    It's unfortunate that so many people assume that U.K. punk was all about politics. When Bill Maher interviewed Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on his show Real Time with Bill Maher last year, he questioned the singer's punk credibility for working to help elect Barack Obama in 2008, referring to Th ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Pete Tong on twenty years at the BBC, relaunching FFRR and returning to Pacha

    ​Pete Tong (due at Beta this Saturday, October 15) has had a ridiculous year: In commemoration of holding down a slot at BBC Radio 1 for twenty years, he took over the station for twelve hours, plus he re-launched his Pacha residency in Ibiza and started a pool party residency in Vegas. We cau ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Top 10 Reissues of the Decade

    This Heat finally makes it Out of Cold Storage​Reissues are a difficult breed, on one hand they seek to garner a new audience, on another they have to pay heed to what fans are looking for. The best reissues not only remind you why you liked the band in the first place, but help in keeping tha ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Q&A with Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura

    Early on in its career, Camera Obscura endured endless comparisons to revered fellow Glaswegians Belle & Sebastian. At this point, however, any comparison threatens to make the latter look bad: Among scholars of the heartache and growing pains of bookish, precocious youth, Stuart Murdoch's got n ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    The Swayback gets spin on BBC

    It's not a Peel Session (that would be kind of hard to pull off, of course, considering that the legendary John Peel is no longer with us), but it's still pretty dang rad to hear that the Swayback had one of their songs, "What a Pity," played last night BBC Radio, specifically 6 Music's Introducing ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.

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    November 30, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    July 27, 2006

    No Sale

    The Go! Team doesn't have TV-commercial aspirations.

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    September 1, 2005

    Bloody Hollies

    Sunday, September 4, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.

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    July 7, 2005

    The Pod Squad

    What it is, how to get it and what pod-casting means to the world of radio.

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    May 19, 2005


    Wednesday, May 25, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    July 1, 2004

    Low Flying Owls

    Monday, July 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    September 18, 2003


    The singer for an NYC buzz band tries his hand as a spin doctor.

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    August 16, 2001

    Here's Mud in Your Ear

    Seattle's Mudhoney sometimes wonders what all the fuzz was about.

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    May 3, 2001

    Grim Reverb

    For Maraca Five-O, instro-rock means catchin' an asphalt wave.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    July 24, 1997

    Kids Say the Darnedest Things

    The members of Bis know what's wrong with most of their peers: They're too old.

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    October 24, 1996

    Lab Rats

    Laetitia Sadier on Stereolab's experiments in sound.

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    May 2, 1996
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    June 14, 1995