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    July 25, 2014

    Jared Gomes of Hed PE jumped off stage and punched a heckler at the Gathering

    While the Gathering of the Juggalos is generally known as a peaceful event filled with unity and togetherness, there are still occasional scuffles. One such incident took the form of a melee early Thursday morning when Hed PE rapper/singer Jared Gomes launched himself into the crowd to confront a ra ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    The eight best shows in Denver this week

    It's a particularly good week at Red Rocks, with something like half of our recommended shows taking place at the World's Sexiest Natural Ampitheatre. There is a particularly appealing collection of Colorado talent taking that stage on Thursday, when DeVotchKa joins the symphony orchestra for what i ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Six nu-metal bands you shouldn't be ashamed to like

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Why Mayhem Festival's split Denver bill is a gift to serious metal fans

    One month after the full Mayhem Fest tour announcement which includes only five of the boasted 19 bands at Red Rocks July 14, the tour has announced an accompanying Taste of Mayhem show. The Fillmore will host the other 14 acts on July 13, including Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence and Miss May I. ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Behind Mayhem Festival's controversial move to Red Rocks

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival announced its lineup earlier this week, but there was some controversy about the truncated roster for the July 14 show at Red Rocks. Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium and Body Count (Ice-T's metal band) were announced for Denver, but those ar ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Widespread Panic, Fleetwood Mac, Mayhem Festival tickets on sale this weekend

    Widespread Panic returns to Red Rocks for a three-night run from Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29. Tickets ($57.50) go on on sale on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Now with Christine McVie back in the fold, Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 33-city North American tour that beings in September an ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
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    November 21, 2013
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    November 21, 2013

    The Devil Wears Prada: "We want to make an album that will mean something in fifteen years"

    The Devil Wear's Prada (due this Sunday, November 24, at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom) first came together in 2005. Formed in Dayton, Ohio, by members who came up in the local hardcore scene, the act is a Christian band, but it has never traded on that aspect of the band with any overt, ham-fiste ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    New Denver shows: Mazzy Star, Jay Z, Kanye West, Jonas Brothers on sale this week

    After nearly two decades, Mazzy Star is making its highly anticipated return with a new album, Seasons of Your Day. In support of that record, the band's coming to Denver on Sunday, November 10, for a show at the Ogden Theatre. Tickets ($35) go on sale this Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. Keep re ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    The ten worst collaborations in metal

    Magic can certainly happen in the recording studio, but with some collaborations, a witch's brew with a horrid stink can also boil over. Huge lottery-sized paychecks evidently blinded these poor fools from seeing what truly awful things they were creating. Where's Marty McFly when you need him? If o ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Mime Joseph Temple on his theatrical fashion

    You may recognize John Temple as the Denver Mime who performs on the 16th Street Mall. We did when we ran into him at 7/Eleven. Keep reading to discover his fashion inspirations, favorite color and where he shops. See also: -Menswear Mondays: student Rajiv Clark on his custom-punk style -Menswear M ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Ten most common metal subgenres examined

    Keeping track of metal and all its subgenres can often be a confusing and frustrating. Classic and thrash metal are at the center of the metal universe, while various other styles are major and minor constellations radiating manic energy. Sorting through the subgenres can be a tedious task. Thus why ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    The ten best debut metal albums

    You only get one chance to make a first impression, as they say, and these bands sure made the most of their opportunity. Some of these inaugural releases launched new subgenres, while others have yet to be matched in more two decades. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best debut metal albums. ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The ten shittiest nu metal bands

    Nu metal is the non-alcoholic beer of metal. Why waste your time? Altering, developing, and tweeking metal is fine (see sludge or progressive metal), but nu metal strips away everything that is good about metal and somehow makes it sound tepid and miserable, with generic words describing the collect ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    The ten most disappointing metal albums

    In the darkest recesses of the metal world, truly shitty albums lurk. Now, these albums aren't necessarily 100 percent shitty (there may still be some redeeming music to be found), but they are certainly incredibly disappointing, particularly given the otherwise worthiness of their creators. Plug yo ... More >>

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    March 9, 2013

    SnowBall Music Festival 2013 tipsheet: The eight must-see acts you should catch today

    For those of you lucky enough to be up in the mountains this afternoon for day two of the SnowBall Music Festival gets ready to get underway, you're probably going over the lineup and hatching a plan for what you're going to see today. If so, we've got you covered. We put together a short tipsheet o ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The ten best dubstep shows of 2012

    Let's face it: 2012 can go down in history as the year that dubstep came out. Granted, the scene and genre have been around since the late '90s and early 2000s, but it was in 2012 that they finally took over the airwaves. With Denver being a mecca of dubstep in America and all, Backbeat reflected on ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012


    Thursday, August 30, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    August 27, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this week, Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 30

    Good morning! Here we are again. Weekend's over. Bummed? So are we. Luckily, there's another full slate of music to look forward to this week. As always, the choices are plentiful. From folk and metal to indie rock and jam, whatever your flavor, there's plenty of options. Mumford & Sons kicks off a ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM

    See Also: - Lollapalooza Sunday: The Hottest Day of All - Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you By IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially apparent at ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Vinyl Rooftop

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages.

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    June 12, 2012

    Ten weird Denver definitions in the Urban Dictionary

    In the name of all that is holy, do not search "Denver" on Most of what you'll find -- and what we did find -- are what we'll simply call very open-minded sexual acts, but that is a different list entirely. Instead, Westword did the dirty (dirty) work for you, delving into the d ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    April 21, 2012

    Tim Booth of James on why Coachella Kicks (the old) Lollapalooza's ass

    Over the past 30 years, alternative Britpop rockers James have been one of the most underrated bands to come from Manchester. Having toured across the globe and played some of the biggest festivals in the world, frontman Tim Booth knows a thing or two about what makes a show great, which is why he l ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Five acts whose careers have resurrected

    Whether you're honoring a ubiquitous egg-laying rabbit obsessed with scavenger hunts or the miraculous resurrection of a thirty-something Jewish carpenter, the Easter season is upon us once again. But regardless of your religious affiliation, in the world of music, returning from the dead seems to h ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Review: Korn at the Fillmore Auditorium, 2/28/12

    KORN @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/28/12 The most distracting element of any modern Korn concert is not the spectacle. It's not Fieldy's glow-in-the-dark bass or Jonathan Davis' epileptic writhing or the fact that, completely confident and decked in all black, the nu metal foursome looks like a pack of ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012


    Monday, February 27, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    February 16, 2012


    Thursday, February 16, and Friday, February 17, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    January 17, 2012

    Korn at Fillmore Auditorium on February 27

    ​Korn is coming to the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, February 27, with Kill the Noise. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Wednesday on the band's website, and go on-sale otherwise to the general public this Friday at 10 a.m. Gotta hand it to the dudes. Who thought they'd still be a topic of con ... More >>

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    December 13, 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 Red Hot Chili Peppers and Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks featuring Atmosphere, Common, Greives Budo and Get Cryphy were announced; the Swayback, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Monroe Monroe and Juno What ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

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    May 4, 2011

    Danzig at the Boulder Theater, 5/3/11

    Dane Cronin DANZIG 05.03.11 | Boulder Theater The first time I went out to see Danzig over a decade ago as a teenager in the Pittsburgh, the concert was inexplicably canceled minutes before show time, and I returned to my '89 Pontiac Sunbird to find it towed. Last night in Boulder, I feared some s ... More >>

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    April 23, 2011

    The Deftones at the Ogden Theatre, with Funeral Party and the Dillinger Escape Plan, 4/22/11

    Aaron ThackerayChino Moreno of the Deftones up close and personal. See more photos from last night. THE DEFTONES With Funeral Party and Dillinger Escape Plan 04.22.11 | Ogden Theatre See the photo slideshow Funeral Party got the evening started, and after enduring its set -- one in which ear plug ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Best Coast and Wavves at Fox Theatre, 2/14/11

    Tom MurphyTour Banner at back of stage. Should've been a t-shirt.​ BEST COAST With Waaves and No Joy 02.14.11 | Fox Theatre Opening the show with "Ghost Blonde," No Joy provided the perfect blend of noisy garage rock and dream pop. The title track to the group's debut full-length is one of i ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Dave Aude

    Thursday, January 6, Beta, 303-383-1909.

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    January 6, 2011

    Tonight: Dave Aude at Beta

    ​Even if Dave Aude's name isn't immediately recognizable, it is impossible to have missed his work over the past two decades. The prolific DJ and producer has worked with Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige and Lady Gaga on Billboard-charting remixes this year alone, and put his precise ear to task for ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Disco Biscuits, Girl Talk, Korn shows announced

    Disco Biscuits​After selling out shows at Red Rocks and the Ogden Theatre this past summer, Philadelphia's Disco Biscuits is slated to return to the area for back-to-back nights at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14, followed by two more nights at the Ogden Thea ... More >>

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    October 23, 2010

    Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells talks about past, his creative partnership and the artwork for Treats.

    Sleigh Bells is Derek Miller (from left) and Alexis Krauss​ So the story goes: Derek Miller met Alexis Krauss one day when he was serving her and her mother at a restaurant, and Krauss's mom pushed her into working on music with Miller. Until a few years ago, Miller had been living in souther ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010
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    June 7, 2010

    Brandon Putnam (No. 5): Identified as victim in Federal Heights homicide

    Brandon Putnam, as seen on his MySpace page.​Last Thursday, a trio of suspects in Federal Heights robbed one person at his car and then shot and killed a second man inside an apartment. Authorities have now identified the victim as Brandon Putnam, 24, whose MySpace page describes his professi ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    This Just In: Rush, Social Distortion, Sheryl Crow shows announced

    ​As this summer's Red Rocks schedule begins to fill in, a few more were added this week, including Rush, who will be performing its epic 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever on the Time Machine Tour, which kicks off in June. The band, who is currently working on i ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010


    Just Take Two and Call Us in the Morning

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    February 9, 2010

    Focus on the Family's Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad beloved by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and millions more

    The Tebows have brought Focus on the Family a lot of love, cyber and otherwise.​The Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad co-starring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom spurred complaints from pro-choice groups that inadvertently helped spread FOTF's anti-abortion message. And even though the game i ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    This Just In: Jason Aldean, Five for Fighting, Mayhem Festival announced

    ​Country sensation Jason Aldean, who has been selling out arenas on his Wide Open tour, visits the Odeum Colorado Thursday, March 18. Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" single spent four weeks at the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart and has been certified gold. Reserved seats run $ ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Tickle Me Pink to film video for "Madeline" this week in Portland

    At an undisclosed locale in Portland, Oregon, this Thursday and Friday, the Tickle Me Pink chaps will be filming a video for "Madeline," the title track of its Wind-up Records debut. The clip is reportedly being shot by Speedway Films, a West Coast-based production company that has previously worked ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    Take a Little Trip

    Head to the Denver Coliseum for the Lowrider Tour.

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    August 22, 2007

    Munky from Korn Q&A

    Korn guitarist Munky appeared to be more than a little befuddled during a conversation with Westword for an August 24 profile. A sizable percentage of questions during the interview (which took place on August 1, the day after the release of Korn’s eighth studio disc, Untitled) seemed to confuse h ... More >>

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