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Kill Rock Stars

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    November 28, 2013

    Giving thanks for Kerplunk! by Green Day

    In what's become an annual tradition for us, we ask a few members of Team Backbeat to reflect on an album they're thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving. In eighth grade, Green Day's song "Longview" exploded into my little world and got seemingly everyone I knew to start learning a couple power ch ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TUES | POLICA at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/26/13 Polica, which hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, features former Roma di Luna vocalist Channy Leaneagh, Ryan Olson of Gayngs fame, a pair of drummers, Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson and bassist bassist Chris Bierdan. Formed in the summer of 2011, the ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Signal Path, Mancub, Rockie, Best Coast, Jolie Holland and more

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Been a long week, and now you're about to get to enjoy a long weekend. As always, a plethora of enticing options this weekend and it's another good mix: Tonight, a trio of local release parties featuring Signal Path, Mancub and Rockie kick things into gear, along wit ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Spotify finally launches in the U.S. What is it?

    ​It might not have been on purpose, but Spotify's constant delays in coming stateside have somehow managed to create an organic buzz for the streaming music service unlike anything that could have been done intentionally.

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    June 24, 2011

    Bill Callahan on misunderstandings and his collaborations

    Goya SkyeBill Callahan​ Bill Callahan (due Monday, June 27th) started releasing music under the moniker Smog in 1990. He was connected to the then-emerging underground network of music that included the indie label Kill Rock Stars, which included his song "37 Pushups ." Callahan's emotionally ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Review: Matt & Kim at the Ogden, 06/21/11

    MATT & KIM at OGDEN THEATRE | 06.21.11"Matt shot confetti into the air. Kim walked on hands in the crowd. They we fun, sounded good enough, and were generally the happiest people you've ever seen."

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    March 10, 2011
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    December 9, 2010

    Horse Feathers

    Saturday, December 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 25, 2008
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    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Top 10 Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Today, our own Michael Roberts runs down his favorite indie albums of 2008. In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Shy Child

    Tuesday, July 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.

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    May 22, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Nudity, Temples and Outer Neon @ Glob Glob Glob

    Photo by Tom Murphy Nudity with Temples and Outer Neon Friday, May 9, 2008 Glob Glob Glob, Colorado Springs Better Than: Most of the neo-classic rock out there. Tight Bros. From Way Back When only played Denver once during its entire career, and that was on June 15, 1999 at Soulciety on Brighton B ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Colin Meloy Sings Live!

    The Decemberists frontman relishes the chance to play more intimate shows.

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    April 23, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    May 24, 2007

    Elliott Smith

    New Moon
    Kill Rock Stars

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    December 28, 2006

    Nationalistic

    Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.

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    November 2, 2006

    Two Ton Boa

    Saturday, November 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    October 5, 2006

    Wooden Wand

    Thursday, October 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    September 7, 2006

    The Hills Are Alive

    Matt Fecher brings the sound of music to Fairplay.

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    August 31, 2006

    Erase Errata

    Tuesday, September 5, Rock Island, 303-291-1007.

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    July 20, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    July 6, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    May 18, 2006

    Various Artists

    The Sound the Hare Heard (Kill Rock Stars)

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    March 9, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    February 23, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    November 3, 2005

    Deerhoof

    Tuesday, November 8, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    October 27, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    September 29, 2005

    John Wilkes Booze

    Thursday, September 29, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    November 25, 2004

    The Beatdown

    In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.

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    October 7, 2004

    Wrangler Brutes

    Friday, October 8, Monkey Mania, 303-292-4370.

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    September 9, 2004

    Shoplifting

    Thursday, September 9, the Construct, 303-292-2245.

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    March 11, 2004

    Prose and Cons

    The Decemberists make smart music, and damn the consequences.

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    October 30, 2003

    XO, Elliott

    Elliott Smith 1969-2003

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    April 24, 2003
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    September 26, 2002

    This Year's Model

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.

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    March 14, 2002

    Meow Mix

    The musical feminists in Le Tigre get catty -- and dance.

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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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    April 20, 2000

    Modern-Day Calvinism

    How a small band of insurgents led by K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk revolution.

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    October 21, 1999

    Sweet Emotion

    Hip-hop rock-fusionist band Rainbow Sugar believes it's a Wonderful life.

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    March 18, 1999
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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    October 15, 1998

    The Hype Report

    Sleater-Kinney is a critic's favorite that makes music you might actually enjoy.

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    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

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    July 17, 1997
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    June 6, 1996
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