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Leonard Cohen

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    January 16, 2014

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    January 23, 2013

    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's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The thirty best concerts of 2012

    While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Leonard Cohen at 1STBANK Center, 11/03/12

    LEONARD COHEN @ 1STBANK CENTER | 11/3/12 There were no low points in Leonard Cohen's show at the 1STBANK Center, and it was perfectly paced, impressive considering it went on for three and a half hours. The high point came when Cohen and his band went into "Hallelujah." The crowd sang along, as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Nov. 2-4

    Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    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 yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Jason Horodyski of Maudlin Magpie on literary influences and stories behind the songs.

    See Also: Maudlin Magpie at Unit E, Saturday, July 14 Maudlin Magpie started out as the solo project of Jason Horodyski, but after two shows, Horodyski realized he preferred to make music with other people. The band went through different line-ups before settling with its current incarnation. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Leonard Cohen, Big Gigantic, Big K.R.I.T. and Thurston Moore lead this week's new shows

    A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Jewel: "I've never held back because I'm a woman. I feel like I can accomplish anything a man can accomplish in my field.""

    Since having her son, Kase Townes Murray, last summer, Jewel might have taken time off the road, but she's still busy at home with a number of things, including working on a new Christmas album. Her free solo acoustic show this Saturday night at the Colorado Convention Centeras part of the Women's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

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

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Beach Boys, Florence the Machine, the Walkmen, Passion Pit and Justice were announced; Coles Whalen, Caleb Slade, FaceMan and the Apples got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Adele, Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

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

    ​ Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

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

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Shins, James Taylor and Explosions in the Sky were announced; In the Whale, Tennis and FaceMan got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Leonard Cohen, Matador, Young Jeezy and Lana Del Rey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Sweet Judy Blue Eyes offers autographs tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo

    If you've been around Denver a while, you might know that septuagenarian songstress Judy Collins grew up here and attended East High. The daughter of blind bandleader Charles Collins, Judy's first official performance as a singer was at the age of 17 seventeen, when she won the local Kiwanis Club's ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Palmer

    Sometime Around
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Ween's The Pod turns 20 years old today

    Twenty years after its release, it's no wonder that many still consider The Pod to be Ween's most challenging album. Released on September 20, 1991, less than two years after the band's freshman release GodWeenSatan: The Oneness, the 23-track EP took the group's flair for surreal sounds and heady h ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011

    Bone Orchard Revival

    Bone Orchard Revival
    Sinister Soul Recordings

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The National, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, the Slits filled our playlists this past week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff at Lost Lake Lounge, 10/21/10

    A.H. Goldstein​ NATHANIEL RATELIFF 10.21.10 | Lost Lake Lounge Nathaniel Rateliff struck a delicate musical balance in his tribute to Leonard Cohen Thursday at the Lost Lake Lounge. His two-part solo performance spanned several albums and eras from Cohen's storied musical career. Armed simpl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Ten songs proven to make you cry -- if you're British

    ​Hey, ladies, think your male friends are resilient to emotion? Perhaps you've never seen them tear up, save for that lone teardrop that forms at the end of Rocky IV. Well, if you're looking to evoke a little emotion from a partner, a recent study suggests you can do it with a song. The stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Of Montreal, Kayne West and Air Dubai fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    The 10 most popular concert reviews of 2009

    ​It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular concert reviews from the Backbeat blog.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Beckstra! Beckstra! Have you heard about Beck's record club?

    ​All right, have y'all heard about this one yet? Beck's record club? Just stumbled upon this one ourselves. Evidently, El Guero Loco and his cronies -- an ever shifting lineup which includes Nigel Godrich, Devendra Banhart, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden from MGMT, Andrew Stockdale from W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Making music eventful

    Soren McCarty​Most years, I make it up to Red Rocks for just one show. It has to be a real occasion -- something to make it worth the drive, the parking, the overpriced beers and the difficulty of escaping once the show is over. Two years ago, I made the journey for Ozomatli, and I left when the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Last night: Leonard Cohen at Red Rocks

    Soren McCartyLeonard Cohen Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison Thursday, June 4, 2009 Better Than: Cohen probably was fifteen years ago. Something must have happened to Leonard Cohen these past several years, because the performance the man gave on Thursday was stronger, more confident and even better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 5 edition

    Photo by Soren McCartyYes, this is a man in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Everyone looks better in a fedora.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: Leonard Cohen at Red Rocks. • Westword exclusive: The Fray's not-so-secret dress rehearsals -- in pictures. • Ministry's Al Jourgensen off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 2 edition

    Va-va-va-voom. Shape up. Today in Cafe Society: • Booze, boobs and broads: Jonesy's EatBar staff showing skin for a good cause. • Half-price bottles at the Wine Loft today. • Who tried to blow up the Fat Cat Sports Bar? • Rock & Roll Grill goes up in smoke. • Chill: Icehouse Tavern is op ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009

    Leonard Cohen

    Tuesday, June 2, Red Rocks, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Silversun Pickups grab top spot at Twist & Shout

    The brand new Silversun Pickups album, Swoon, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending April 19. Since the store was pretty busy on Record Store Day (April 18), it's not surprising that special releases for that day by Iron & Wine, My Morning Jacket and Tift Merritt also mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs top seller at Twist & Shout

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs' brand new album, It's Blitz, topped the best seller charts Twist & Shout for the week ending April 6 while new albums by Diana Krall, PJ Harvey & John Parish, Leonard Cohen and the Decemberists also grabbed slots in the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Leonard Cohen, Chris Cornell, STS9 shows anounced

    Leonard Cohen's concert at New York's Beacon Theatre last Thursday marked his first American performance in fifteen years. As he took the stage, AEG Live announced a run of North American dates that, as of now, concludes with a stop at Red Rocks on Tuesday, June 2. It was one of a few Red Rocks show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    The Mating Game: Born in the Flood's Nathaniel Rateliff

    It's often been said that being in a band is just like being in a relationship, that sometimes your bandmates know you better than your significant other. We decided to put this notion to the test by asking a select band member a series of personal questions (easy, tiger, nothing salacious), and the ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Q&A With Be Your Own Pet's Jemina Pearl Abegg

    Jemina Pearl Abegg may be the lead singer of Be Your Own Pet, a Nashville combo profiled in Westword’s May 8 edition, but she’s hardly rejected her family in favor of punk-rock mayhem. Far from it: The following conversation took place while she was riding in a car piloted by her father, photogr ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2008

    Freeloader

    The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Maria Taylor

    Meet a chanteuse thats every bit as sweet as her songs suggest.

  • Home Entertainment

    April 26, 2007
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    February 15, 2007

    Fall Out Boy

    Infinity on High
    Island

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Anatomy of a Hit

    Alexandra Patsavas creates the soundtrack of our lives.

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Hellalujah

    After an unpleasant brush with celebrity, a Boulder investment banker files suit against Leonard Cohen.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Son, Ambulance

    Key (Saddle Creek)

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    Electrelane

    Wednesday, September 29, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483.

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Rev. Neil Down

    When a Wrong Turns Right (Burn Barrel Records)

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    August 28, 2003

    Mink Lungs

    I'll Take It (Arena Rock Recording Company)

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    October 18, 2001

    Mercury Rev

    All Is Dream (V2)

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