Jonathan Coulton

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    August 14, 2014
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    December 5, 2013

    A geek's guide to the holidays: Gremlins, "Christmas at Ground Zero" and other goodies

    Christmas -- or whatever you celebrate this time of year -- is not a geek holiday. Sure, the togetherness and gift-giving and eggnog drunks are great no matter if you're a geek or not, but it still seems like the holiday should throw us some kind of bone. It doesn't, though. There are just no sweet ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    The top ten geek events in Denver in December

    Baby, it's cold outside, which is all the more reason to stay inside and concentrate on cool, geeky activities all month. Once Christmas gets here, you'll probably be too busy playing with your shiny new Xbox One or Playstation 4 to get out of the house much, but until then, you're going to need som ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    New shows: Breathe Carolina, Vail Snow Daze, 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Eddie Money and more

    There's a whole new batch of shows to let you know about, some of which are going on sale this week, including a new date from Breathe Carolina, as well as a rescheduled date for Mouse On Mars at Summit Music Hall, plus 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, who are co-headling the 1STBANK Center in December, a ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    The 20 greatest geek albums

    ​If the geeks are really set to inherit the earth (that's the saying, right?), then it's time we highlight the musical offerings they have on the table. With Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart being released last week at PAX, it seems as good a time as any to look at our favorite albums about ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we present you with fifteen love songs about... inanimate objects

    ​It's Valentine's Day, which means the entire Internet is abuzz with songs about love -- or if people are feeling particularly sad -- songs about hate. But what about those who prefer to spread their affection to other things, like inanimate objects? Well, there are plenty of those songs, too. ... More >>

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    January 23, 2011

    Jonathan Coulton at the Soiled Dove, 1/22/11

    ​Jonathan Coulton With Paul and Storm 01.22.2011 | Soiled Dove Underground Monsters, vaginas, science fiction, shop-vacuums, pirates, robots: just a few of the topics covered last night at the Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Avenue, by Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm. The geek-cred ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    My Chemical Romance, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Best Coast shows announced

    ​My Chemical Romance, which hit the road near the beginning of the new year on the World Contamination Tour and just released a new album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, is due to stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, April 9. Tickets ($32.50, $35 day of show) are ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Get your 2011 dork quota all in one week with JoCo Cruise Crazy

    ​Just in case you're the type to start planning parties early, you might want to consider what may possibly be the craziest cruise imaginable in that I-can't-believe-this-is-real sort of way. What kind of crazy cruise you ask? Why, it's the JoCo Cruise Crazy, a six-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Man With a Plan

    RiffTrax is ready for takeoff.

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    July 29, 2009

    Built to Spill, Brother Ali, Colbie Caillat shows announced

    ​Built to Spill, who headlined this year's Westword Music Showcase, will come through town again, this time with Disco Doom at the Bluebird Sunday, September 20. Minneapolis-based rapper Brother Ali makes stops at the Ogden Theatre Tuesday September 29 and the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, September 3 ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Q&A with Jonathan Coulton

    Geek icon and Internet rock star Jonathan Coulton is set to make his first appearance in Denver on January 17, at the Soiled Dove. In anticipation of his first concert in the Mile High city, Coulton was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about his beginnings as a code monkey, his inspirations f ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Monkey Around

    The Internet is a funny place for singer Jonathan Coulton.

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    January 15, 2009
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    October 14, 2008

    This Just In 10/16-10/22

    Tapes 'N Tapes hits the Fox January 17. Not a whole lot shakin' with the bigger concert announcements this week, but there are still some good smaller shows on tap, like Tapes 'N Tapes January 17 at the Fox, the Giraffes November 7 at Larimer Lounge and the etown taping with Sonny Landreth and Juli ... More >>

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    May 17, 2008

    Radiohead Come Alive and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: So, this Radiohead band seems pretty popular, and this review is another argument that this may be the group's best tour ever. Photo courtesy of A to Z.

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    May 5, 2008

    Albert Hofmann's Problem Child and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Learn the history of Seattle music as seen by John Roderick of The Long Winters in a special two-for-one show of love, because I somehow missed part one last week. Here are the first two pieces in th ... More >>