Kimya Dawson

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    July 8, 2013

    The Uncluded at Marquis Theater, 7/5/13

    THE UNCLUDED @ MARQUIS THEATER | 7/5/13 The heaviest part of any show that Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson play together is almost always "Walk Like Thunder." There's a raw, poetic honesty and heaviness to the track, which comes from Kimya Dawson's Thunder Thighs, and this performance certainly proved t ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    MAYHEM FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | SUN, 7/7/13 Established in part by Kevin Lyman, one of the founders of the Warped Tour, this traveling showcase features a stacked lineup that caters to metal fans, with side activities for your downtime throughout the day. With a roster including acts as diverse ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in July

    MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 6/22/13 Following in the footsteps of fellow Pittsburgh native and Taylor Allderdice graduate Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller is well known for making feel-good music. His breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit), an homage to the notably dark Larry Clark fi ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    THE AVETT BROTHERS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 7/5-7/6 The country is awash in Americana fever as scores of rock-radio favorites dabble in the sounds of yore. Though it might be cute, many of the current banjo-picking types fail to elevate their style beyond gimmick. A huge exception is the Avett Broth ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    New shows on sale this week: Rihanna, Queens of the Stone Age, the Cult, Pinback and more

    In addition to Rihanna and Queens of the Stone Age shows that we told you about yesterday, we've also got new dates from the Cult, the Moody Blues and Pinback, all of which go on sale this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown on those shows, and to find out what local music is being played ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    New Denver shows: Phoenix, Five Iron Frenzy, Channel 93.3 Big Gig with Lumineers and more

    Another solid batch of new shows going on sale this weekend, including Phoenix, who's coming to the Rocks with Dinosaur Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, set to play the Ogden in August, KTCL Channel 93.3 is set to feature the Lumineers, Langhorne Slim and Paper Bird, plus the Monkees. Keep reading for the ful ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 22, 2011

    Top ten club shows and local shows of 2011

    ​Here are two quick lists to warm you up on this snow day; the ten best club shows and local shows (the two aren't mutually exclusive, by any means) of 2011, as picked by Backbeat writers and ranked by music editor Dave Herrera. Find our ten best arena concerts of 2011 and feel free to peruse ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Neil Diamond, Garland Jeffreys and Sophie B. Hawkins were announced; BLKHRTS, American Tomahawk and Driftwood Fire got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros wer ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Eat their words: Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen, Ann Cooper and Robyn O'Brien talk better eating at TEDx Boulder

    Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen​You could almost hear Whitney Houston singing "I believe that children are our future" playing in the background of TEDx in Boulder Saturday night, because according to the speakers, food issues start with kids. The night of lectures -- offered with the tagline "idea ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Elway, Krayzie Bone, Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson and more on tap this weekend

    ​Taking its name from a Colorado pop culture behemoth like John Elway could be a blessing or a curse for a band. But Elway, making an appearance tonight at the Hi-Dive with Michael Dean Damron, St. Fall Apart and The Holy Mess, gets the joke, and fans do too. Besides, a name is just a name, an ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Zac Brown is due at Red Rocks, followed by Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Pepsi Center and Neon Indian at the Bluebird in October. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Flashlights and King Mob got some spins. Mea ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Catching The Heart is a Drum Machine on the second rotation

    The first time The Heart is a Drum Machine caught my eye was sometime in March when it popped up on my Netflix Instant queue. It looked interesting -- but I quickly moved on to something else -- probably something with explosions or monsters or some obscure foreign film that put me to sleep. Eithe ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Adam Green

    Tuesday, April 13, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    September 18, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Meet Juno MacGuff’s Muse

    An unlikely Hollywood hit spotlights the songs of an unlikely singer-songwriter.

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    April 16, 2008

    Q&A With Kimya Dawson

    Kimya Dawson, the subject of an April 17 profile and the Q&A below, isn’t a new artist. She and Adam Green were part of the Moldy Peaches, a so-called anti-folk combo whose debut CD arrived in 2001 – and since then, she’s issued several solo albums and cut a disc with another band, Antsy Pants ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    Various Artists

    Juno: Music From the Motion Picture

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    November 12, 2007

    Juno Lives Up to the Hype at the Starz Denver Film Festival

    The folks behind the 30th annual Starz Denver Film Festival didn’t discover Juno, the film at the center of the bash’s November 10 “Big Night” presentation at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The indie previously received major plaudits at festivals in Rome and Hollywood, and the buzz around ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Calvin Johnson and Karl Blau

    Wednesday, October 25, Chielle, 303-722-1877.