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    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    The best jam-band shows in January

    THURS-SAT | DISCO BISCUITS at OGDEN THEATRE / 1STBANK CENTER | 1/23-25 Pioneers of the jamtronica genre, Philly's Disco Biscuits build interesting set lists; they invert portions of jams into each other, surprising the crowd again and again while shining a mega ton of lasers in your face for an over ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    The twenty best versions of Phish classics

    Phish just finished a stunning run of shows on the East Coast last week, in which the band debuted new material. While the new tunes will no doubt inspire much debate, the band's already sprawling archive of performances provides endless fodder for discussions of which versions are the best. Admitte ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Five best live concert films

    While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 28-30

    Hell yeah! It's finally Friday! Welcome to the weekend! Feel like tossing back a few cold ones and seeing some live music? You've come to the right place. There's an overwhelming number of outstanding shows for you to check out this weekend. We've got all of them listed in our concert calendar if yo ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Go gaga tonight: Free screening of Lady Gaga: The Monster Mall Tour

    Did you miss Lady Gaga's last tour? Don't worry. Tonight you can catch HBO's Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour documentary that was filmed at Madison Square Garden, complete with Gaga's many-colored wigs and famed fire-shooting bra -- but without the inflated ticket price. Eden will project the fil ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    3 things to do for free this week, September 24-27, 2012

    We get it, you're broke. But that doesn't mean you have to fill your weeknights with bad prime- time sitcoms. Instead, get out of the house and enjoy three three stellar events that feature entertaining stories, flirty songs and/or Lady Gaga. And get this: All three are free! For a full calendar o ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Jay-Z's come a long way from the Marcy Projects

    What do you know about Jay-Z? Born Shawn Corey Carter in December 1969, the Brooklyn corner boy from the Marcy Housing Projects, who used to flip kilos of coke as fast as he flipped rhymes, turned his life of trial and tragedy into one of triumph and success, making a ton of money and marrying the g ... More >>

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    January 21, 2012

    The Black Keys add second show at 1STBANK Center on May 1

    Danny Clinch​Bad news: Familiar with that expression, "You snooze, you lose"? Yes? Well, it applies here. If you slept on getting your tickets to see the Black Keys at 1STBANK Center on April 30, you blew it. Show's sold out. D'oh! Luckily for you, though, you'll have another chance to see 'em ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Nickelback in Denver on June 10 at Pepsi Center

    By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Black Keys at 1STBANK Center on April 30

    Danny Clinch​We've just received word that the Black Keys, on the heels of its highly enjoyable new record, El Camino (we seriously can't pry it from our playlist), are coming to the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets ($55.00 - $59.50, plus service fees) for t ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Open question: Do you love the rodeo or hate it?

    Do you know why the bucking broncos and bulls buck? Well, it depends on: Who. You. Ask. One thing's for sure, though: The rodeo is as woven into the fabric of Western culture as just about anything. With the National Western Stock Show back for another year in Denver, we're taking stock: What's yo ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Van Halen in Denver on 5/24 at Pepsi Center

    ​Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    In honor of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two: A look at the Beastie Boys' top five videos

    ​The Beastie Boys have been shaking our ear drums with their mind-blowing rap, hilarious and brilliant lyrics, and daring beats since the '80s. Over the weekend, the crew premiered its new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (streaming below), at Madison Square Garden, center court. That momen ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Brace yourself for the new batch of Justin Biebers: Five heirs to the Bieb's teen-idol throne

    ​Justin Bieber and his $40,000 hair are making girls swoon all over the world, but this overnight sensation is not alone. Despite the fact that kids everywhere are obsessing and worshipping this pseudo-talented tween, there are more idols in the pipeline. Since kids have the attention spans of ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    What's your dream Mile High Music Festival lineup? Here's ours.

    Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.​Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Chauncey Billups: Could he be most valuable Knicks add in Carmelo Anthony trade? (VIDEO)

    Billups and Dolan.​The Nuggets issued an apology to Chauncey Billups after dealing him to the New York Knicks as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade -- and he probably deserves another one from the New York media, which treated him like a virtual afterthought at yesterday's intro press conferenc ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Newest New York Knick Carmelo Anthony gets sandwich salute at Carnegie Deli

    Hey, Melo, ingest this!​Former Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony touched down in the Big Apple on Monday night as the newest bright light of the New York Knicks, part of a three-team trade that will reward the latest Knick forward, who plays his first game tonight at Madison Square Gar ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Grammy winners: The Arcade Fire, Esperanza Spalding and The Grammys

    Probably should have seen this coming, actually.​The most derided of the major award shows came and went last night in a flash of epileptic strobe lights, fake fire effects and surprise winners. We're referring, of course, to The Black Keys' win for Best Package. Oh, and some Canadian band on ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Dispatch's first show since selling out Madison Square Garden in 2007 due at Red Rocks

    Dispatch is back together, and it's playing its first show in four years at Red Rocks. That's a pretty big deal. Dispatch, in case the name isn't immediately familiar, is arguably one of the most successful independent bands of all time. To wit: The band played what was then thought to be its fare ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Ten pop music paradigm shifts in 2010

    ​Teen dream Justin Bieber is arguably the biggest pop star in the country and Simon Cowell isn't doing American Idol. A lot's changed since last year in the world of pop. Institutions fell, ideas were challenged, and the Black Eyed Peas didn't have the number one song in the country at any poi ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Is the entire notion of a band "selling out" even valid anymore in this day and age?

    ​In a Q&A with GQ posted earlier this week, Steve Albini takes Sonic Youth to task for selling out when they signed to Geffen in 1990. He contends that when Sonic Youth entered the mainstream machine, it encouraged other bands to follow suit. It's kind of confusing logic if you think too lon ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Disco Biscuits Aron Magner on making every Bisco show special

    ​ The Disco Biscuits aren't just about the jam scene - this year's installment of their summer music festival Camp Bisco will feature, among many others, LCD Soundsystem, Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon and Denver's own Pretty Lights. The Biscuits have actually been incorporating elect ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Ani DiFranco and Buddy Wakefield raise consciousness -- and the roof of the Ogden -- on Earth Day

    Ani DiFranco|Buddy Wakefield 04.22.10|Ogden Theatre It's appropriate that Ani DiFranco stopped at the Ogden on Earth Day; she revealed during the show that she has a friend in this locale who showed her some springtime joy. When she tours, she said, normally she walks from "bus to basement to sta ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    What Marijuana Means to Colorado: "Beautiful, wonderful, legal ghanja"

    Aaron Thackeray​As part of our search for a marijuana-dispensary critic, we asked applicants to write in and tell us what marijuana means to them. In the coming weeks, we'll publish some of our favorites, including this one, from a badass hippie girl from Manhattan.

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    September 17, 2009

    Top Model: Lauren Conrad loves Nicole Fox

    Nicole Fox.​On episode two of America's Next Top Model's thirteenth cycle, Louisville's own Nicole Fox, who we introduced you to last Thursday, was seldom in the spotlight, but was in no real danger of getting the heave-ho, as happened to not one but two contestants, Rachel and Courtney. She l ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Green Day top seller at Twist and Shout

    After coming in second to Steve Earle's Townes last week, Green Day moved took over the top spot with 21st Century Breakdown at Twist & Shout for the week ending May 24. New releases by Tori Amos, Eminem, Iron & Wine and Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood rounded out the top five. See the full ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Van Morrison revisits perhaps his finest hour, forty years later

    "I believe I've transcended," Van Morrison repeatedly incanted toward the end of the title track from his 1968 album, Astral Weeks, during the second night of a brief November stint at the Hollywood Bowl. Indeed, frequently over the course of those two nights, the famously mercurial, 63-year-old Iri ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Neil Young kicks the year off with a hilarious new single

    Neil Young ended 2008 with a bang by performing a marathon two-and-a-half-hour-long set at Madison Square Garden that was not only chock-full of classics but also included a handful of new tracks that Young wrote during his quest to turn one of his antique cars into a viable alternative-fuel vehicle ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    November 6, 2007

    The Nuggets' Fight of Fancy

    At the opening tip-off of tonight’s basketball game at Madison Square Garden, don’t be surprised if you hear the ding of a bell instead of the blow of a whistle. The Denver Thuggetz vs. the New York Knickerboxers. This time it’s personal.

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    October 4, 2007
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    June 2, 2005

    Little Big Men

    The Crush is ready for its close-up.

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    February 12, 2004
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    March 13, 2003


    A local band leader urges musicians to give peace music a chance.

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    January 30, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    January 30, 2003

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    October 24, 2002

    Phish Out of Water

    Jon Fishman gets swept up in Pork Tornado.

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    March 14, 2002

    Hoops, Here It Is

    Hard-court hardcores are held hostage by the season.

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    November 1, 2001

    Ground Hero

    Heroes and zeroes can change places over time, according to a new exhibit.

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    February 15, 2001

    Dog People

    Puttin' on the dog at the Rocky Mountain Classic.

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    June 10, 1999

    Nothin' but Net

    The NBA tournament begins this week, but the players in the Denver County Jail have their own championship to worry about.

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    January 14, 1999
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    December 26, 1996
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    January 5, 1994


    Mahmoud And His Men

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