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    June 13, 2014

    The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

    Summer was underway. It was. But just in case you were waiting to roll down the windows and put away your sweaters, the Ink Monstr pool party series kicks off on Sunday. There are shows for those of us no interested in thigh exposure as well -- Reckless Kelly is in town, as is moe. and Tech N9ne. Th ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The ten best female jazz vocalists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The ten best trumpeters of all time

    Like sax players, any discussion of the best trumpeters is likely to involve some of the same names. And that's not happenstance. It's because the playing of those greats is so distinctive, prodigious and influential that it truly stands out among countless other horn players. Keep reading for a run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), August 2-4

    August is all about summer fun, and there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend without digging too deep in your pockets. Celebrate the first weekend of the month with outdoor movies, a laser show under the stars, and tons of other cheap happenings. For more events, visit the Westword calendar, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    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

    January 11, 2012

    Ryan Leinonen on "Mr. Wizard," Velveeta, pig's nipples and the raw vegan

    Ryan Leinonen Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 www.trilliumdenver.com Hey!" hollers Ryan Leinonen to one of his cooks. "How's that cauliflower soup doing? Make sure you keep an eye on it." And for the next two hours, Leinonen, the chef-owner of the month-old Trillium, watches from afar at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Silhouettes set to win on America's Got Talent finale tonight

    Silhouettes perform to Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World"​It was another great night for Denver's Silhouettes on America's Got Talent, as all three judges seemed to agree that America should vote for our favorite shadow dancers. Beset by technical difficulties, the group was forced to perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Nyke Nitti on hustling CDs in the time of tapes, making it in the game and Louis Armstrong

    ​ Nyke Nitti (aka Nate Johnson and formerly known as Nyke Loc) is a veteran in the Denver hip-hop game. With over eight years of rap lore under his belt, he has watched the rise of some of the best who have helped shape the city's scene. From Innerstate Ike, whom Nitti has known since he was ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    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

    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ 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, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Memorial Day Playlist: Ten patriotic (and vaguely patriotic) songs that don't suck

    ​ As we all prepare to take time out from our hurried lives to remember the brave men and women of the armed forces who fought (and continue to fight) to keep us all free to live our lives as we please, we came up with a list of ten tunes to cue up this Memorial Day as you fire up the grill. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Kinetix and Broken Social Scene top our weekly playlists

    ​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 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of September 14, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Wil Swindler's Elevenet at Dazzle

    Wil Swindler's ElevenetSunday, November 30, 2008Dazzle Restaurant & LoungeWil Swindler's weekend show at Dazzle helped me recover a lost memory. I must have been three years old at most. My mother was rifling through my parents' vinyl collection at our suburban home in Aurora, and the Beatles' " ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008

    Meet Curtis Fuller, Living Jazz Legend

    He's played with the best, and now he's one of the best.

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    Bygone Days

    Crossroads Theater resurrects the Rossonian.

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004
  • Culture

    April 15, 2004
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    April 8, 2004
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    April 8, 2004

    Rod's Body of Work

    Rod Stewart continues his trip along the gravel-voiced road.

  • Culture

    March 4, 2004
  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    Electric Company

    Les Ballet Jazz brings the heat

  • Culture

    February 26, 2004
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    February 19, 2004

    Musical Mimicry

    Cookin' at the Cookery offers a bland take on a salty singer.

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004

    Stop, Look, and Listen

    The sounds of jazz erupt in quilted form

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Mistletunes

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

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Fred Hess

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Steve Watson

    Wyoming Radio (Easter)

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    Hit Pick

    Painted Saints

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Taking Flight

    Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Nobody Does It Better

    Blending free jazz with film lore, Sex Mob reworks old James Bond soundtracks for a sound that's shaken and stirred.

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Ripple Effect

    Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Saints Alive

    The Preservation Hall Jazz Band keeps the spirit of New Orleans alive.

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Albert Nicholas With Art Hodes' All-Stars

    Albert's Back in Town (Delmark)

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Songs of the Century

    Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998
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    December 11, 1997

    Music for the Holidaze

    Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.

  • Music

    March 28, 1996
  • Film

    May 17, 1995
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    December 28, 1994

    SO FINE

    THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.

  • Music

    October 26, 1994
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