Julian Casablancas

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    May 22, 2014

    Here's why you will fall in love with Haim

    The way you find a band is important. I discovered Haim in a park in small town Illinois with five story oak trees towering over strings of warm lights. I was camping nearby and drinking wine straight from the gallon-sized jug. The three sisters from LA drew me around the corner to the front of the ... More >>

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    April 13, 2013

    Daft Punk at Coachella: The Rumors persist, and all the signs (and video) point toward yes

    Is Daft Punk playing Coachella? This is the burning question of the festival, being asked everywhere from the campsites to the press tent. Even though the French dance-punk duo officially squashed the rumors, not many people seem to be buying it. At least, not since last night. Just before Yeah Yeah ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    March 27, 2013

    Best of Denver 2013: A look back at the Best New Band winners from the past decade

    Our annual Best of Denver issue hits stands today. It's a painstaking issue to put together each year, and one that everybody looks forward to. This edition in particular, though, is even more significant as it's the thirtieth edition. It's also a minor milestone for Backbeat, as it marks the tenth ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    The 10 worst smelling rock star-branded perfumes or colognes

    Now you can smell like a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.​Smelling like a rock star wasn't always considered a good thing. But now that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the face and inspiration of Azzaro's new perfume, Decibel, and Prince has to pay $4 million to a company over his fail ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Nicki Minaj on SNL: Top 10 Digital Short songs

    ​Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    They raping everybody out here! 20 best viral videos of 2010

    ​People are hilarious, and can be incredibly stupid. Thanks to the internetz, we now can watch this hilarity and stupidity unfold in myriad ways throughout the year. We've got rappers of all shapes and sizes, people getting hurt and basically being the complete morons we've come to expect from ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Julian Casablancas at the Ogden: One hour, a dozen songs and out

    ​Julian Casablancas | Haim 04.21.10 | The Ogden Theater Being a bit of a curmudgeon about the Strokes, it was with something more than a small amount of trepidation that I approached frontman Julian Casablancas' solo show last night at the Ogden. It's not that the Strokes are bad (they're not ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Win tickets to see Julian Casablancas tonight at the Ogden

    ​ For those not attending Jonsi's show at the Paramount this evening, Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes, with whom we spoke with last week, is due the Ogden Theatre, where he be bringing his solo album Phrazes for the Young to life. How would you and a guest like to be our guests at ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Ralphie does Coachella without credentials

    This isn't your daddy's Woodstock, your hippie cousin's Bonnaroo or your yuppie Chicago Uncle's Lollapalooza. This is Coachella, man, and it attracts the most pretentious music fans on the planet, who all choose to gather in grassy polo fields and endure intense desert heat for the same reason. We ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010
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    March 2, 2010

    This Just In: Pavement, Public Image Limited, Sting shows announced

    Marcus Roth​It was a hell of a week for show announcements, including rock legends, reunion tours and bit of everything in between. One of the most anticipated tours of the year is Pavement, who played its first show in a decade in New Zealand yesterday (photo of the setlist of that show here) ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Monsters of Folk grabs top spot at Albums on the Hill

    ​Monsters of Folk's self-titled debut grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while eponymous releases from Blakroc and Them Crooked Vultures came in second and third for the week. Boulder-based guitarist Trace Bundy, meanwhile, checked in at number four with Adapt, and Michael Franti & Sp ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Neil Young Top Seller at Wax Trax

    ​Neil Young's Dreamin' Man Live '92, which includes a complete live performance of Harvest Moon before the studio album was released, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this week, while Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez claimed the second slot with his latest effort, Xenophanes. Tom Waits, meanwhile ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Shrinebuilder top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Doom metal group Shrinebuilder, which features Scott "Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus, the Obsessed), Al Cisnersos (Om, Sleep), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Dale Crover (Melvins), grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with its self-titled debut for the week ending November 22. Slayer's World Painted Blood and ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Rosanne Cash top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Rosanne Cash's The List, which features cameos by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Tweedy, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 15. Bad Weather California's Young Punks came in second, Jerry Garcia's 1975 live recording Let it Rock nab ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Nirvana top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​Nirvana's Live at Reading, released last week on Geffen, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar, while Pearl Jam's Backspacer came in at number two for the week ending November 8. Strokes singer Julian Casablancas came in third with his debut, Phrazes for the Young, while Teagan & Sara and W ... More >>

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Different Strokes

    Nikolai Fraiture says his band has changed. What's he talkin' 'bout?

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    January 19, 2006

    The Strokes

    First Impressions of Earth (RCA)

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    May 6, 2004

    We Ragazzi

    Tuesday, May 11, Lion's Lair, 303-825-TIXS.

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    November 8, 2001


    The Down-N-Outs call it quits, while Turnsol turns over a new CD.