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    March 27, 2013

    The ten biggest assholes in rock

    Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    October 24, 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 shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Backbeat's five most listened-to songs and albums, week of September 5, 2012

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and boy, wouldn't you ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    On "We Found Love," Calvin Harris found his voice, but now he wants to quit singing

    Before he and Rihanna found love in a hopeless place, few people in the States knew who Calvin Harris was -- even though the Scottish producer had released two albums of game-changing electro-pop across the pond. The Timbaland of electro, Harris has a distinctively auteuristic quality to his product ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Mojo Nixon: "I am here to set the world straight about Tim Tebow and his invisible friends!"

    Mojo Nixon (due Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Lion's Lair) gained notoriety in the mid- to late '80s for his irreverent songs informed by an absurdist humor with partner Skid Roper. Nixon's exuberant, unapologetic persona won over audiences because even as Nixon would make seeming ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Radio Slave

    Saturday, March 24, Artwork Network, 878 Santa Fe Drive.

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    February 6, 2012

    Madonna upstaged by M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green during the Super Bowl halftime show

    Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.​Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Chris Brown does his best LMFAO impression with "Turn Up The Music"

    Chris Brown singles have always come in two flavors: Sexy & Braggadocious and Song & Dance -- songs that are either about busting a nut or busting a move, regardless of production or tempo. Edgier singles from his catalogue, like "Look at Me Now," "I Can Transform Ya" and even the recent "Strip" fal ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" takes aim at Gaga and other fellow pop stars

    Forget Lil Kim. At this point in her career, Nicki Minaj's only enemy is herself and "Super Bass." That track, which catapulted Minaj into a mainstream as cross-genre artist and onto the iPods of Taylor Swift fans everywhere, will be her "Lose Yourself" -- the song that defines Minaj's career until ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 16, 2011

    Not sure if you're a fag hag? Take this quiz and find out!

    Fag and Hag, respectively.​Once upon a time in 2005, I unknowingly enrolled myself in the "Fag Hag Placement Program" at the local mall. Yes, when I applied for a job with a certain retailer, I was unaware that I was also going to be fitted with the right gay for me, a lifelong gal pal who wou ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    R.I.P. Norio Ohga, the man who helped propel the music CD: a history of the technology

    ​Former Sony Corporation president Norio Ohga, the man widely attributed for pushing Sony into a new generation that led to the standardization of the Compact Disc format, passed away on Saturday from multiple organ failure. He was 81. While Ohga left Sony in 2000 to focus on music -- namely c ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Top 5 Worst Product Placements in Videos

    ​It's understandable to sneak in a little ad placement all up in your video, but when the product makes more appearances than the musician? There's a problem. As of late, advertising in music videos has become disgustingly apparent. It's not just the sweet, sweet jams that are bringing in mill ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Tonight: LA Riots at Beta

    ​Sitting at the top of the remix game, Jon Pegnato and Daniel LeDisko of LA Riots are definitely the crowned kings. Signed to A-Trak's Fool's Gold imprint and endorsed by forefathers MSTRKRFT, the DJ and production duo stretch and mold club bangers by taking the pop out of Ciara and Tings Ting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    10 Christmas songs we never want to hear again

    ​Dear stores, we get it: It's Christmas time. It only comes but once a year -- yadda, yadda, yadda. That's great and all, but being bombarded by Christmas music while searching for the perfect gifts is driving us nuts -- it's like being a mouse in an endless maze with no buttons to push. And, ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Tonight: Mark Knight at Beta

    ​Though David Guetta is all the rage these days in terms of house DJs gone mainstream, Mark Knight isn't too far behind. The U.K. house producer shares production credit with Guetta for "Rock That Body," one of the bigger tracks this year by the seemingly unstoppable Black Eyed Peas. With doze ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Tiesto at 1STBANK Center, 11/13/10

    TIESTO With Robbie Rivera 11.13.10 | 1STBANK Center Holland's native son, superstar trance DJ and dance music producer Tiesto, boasts a resume that would be hard not to find impressive. Some of its highlights: Headlining Coachella and Bonnaroo; a Grammy nomination for his 2007 album, Elements of ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Updating the soundtrack to On the Beach

    ​If you haven't seen the 1959 film On The Beach, you might want to tune out now before we spoil anything. It's a post-apocalyptic emotion-drain that chronicles the last days of humanity in a painstakingly slow manner -- which is to say it's a bit slow in the hips but fast in the brain. Anyw ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010


    Friday, June 25, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    April 23, 2010

    Top 10 weirdest musical duets

    A couple of nights ago, we had the absolute pleasure of seeing William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun do a rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on Lopez Tonight that made our hearts cream with loving ecstasy. We have no clue what to actually think of Lin Yu Chin (other than that the internet seems t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Matthew Orloff marvels at how we've progressed enough to have a black president but that pot is still illegal

    ​ Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010
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    November 26, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    Felix da Housecat

    Thursday, April 16, Beta, 303-383-1909.

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    February 17, 2009

    The Jukebox Effect

    I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Spinning the Wheel

    I had the pleasure and delight to DJ last Wednesday at the Larimer Lounge with some absolute luminaries among Denver's deck wreckers: DJ Ginger, DJ Klaw and the one and only Tyler Snow. The extremely talented Klaw mans the Thursday night Mommy's Little Monster party at Bender's Tavern, with El ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: So this is the new year, part 2

    Yesterday, we discussed two strategies for handling the myriad year-end lists with which you'll be inundated in the coming weeks. Those tips were: (1) consider the source, and (2) consider the author. Today, we'll consider two more techniques that will ensYesterday, we discussed two strategies for h ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    Saturday, June 21, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.

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    January 18, 2008
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    January 10, 2008



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    March 16, 2006
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    August 11, 2005

    Ben Lee

    Tuesday, August 16, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

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    June 19, 2003

    Chambers Music

    Aussie Kasey Chambers is more country than most of her American counterparts.

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Sheer Gaul!

    Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris.

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    March 28, 1996