Mark Knopfler

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    October 8, 2014

    Robert Plant Is the Latest Enthusiastic Customer of Denver's Rockmount Ranch Wear

    The West is not a place," Jack A. "Papa" Weil, the founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear, was fond of saying. "It's a state of mind." Jack A. entered that state for good in 1928, when the then-27-year-old salesman for Paris Garters drove his brand-new Chrysler Roadster across the plains from Memphis to o ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    The Fourteen Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    This weekend's best shows include rapper Redman releasing a new album poolside in RiNo, Xiu Xiu bringing its newest noise to Larimer Lounge and "Jessie's Girl" to Fiddler's Green. There are plenty of other good ones in the next couple days -- the rest of our picks for the weekend are below.

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    January 15, 2014

    The Westword 2014 Denver Bucket List: #5-1

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and we've been rolling out their answers across our blogs: Cafe Society, Backbeat, Show & Tell and The Latest Word. We've already shared Latest Word Bucket List picks 25-1 ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    New shows: Disco Biscuits, Passion Pit at 1STBANK, the Walkmen at the Ogden Theatre

    As reported yesterday, the Disco Biscuits are playing three shows in Colorado after the first of the year at the Boulder Theater, Ogden Theatre and 1STBANK Center. And while that's arguably the biggest concert announcement of the week, it's not the only one. After cancelling its co-headlining date w ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Mark Knopfler stops by Rockmount Ranch Wear -- that's how the West was worn

    Rockmount Ranch Wear has a lengthy history of celebrity drop-ins. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is just the latest in a long list of stylish stars to stop by the store. Knopfler played at the 1STBANK Center on October 29 and 30, along with rock legend and former Rockmount visitor Bob Dylan, on ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    New shows: Taylor Swift, Public Enemy, Hot Water Music; Morrissey, Green Day postponed

    Tons of concert news for you this morning: You've already heard about the Morrissey show this weekend being postponed and about Taylor Swift coming back to Denver next summer, but we've also got word of Green Day's 1STBANK show in February being postponed, K'nann show at the Gothic being cancelled, ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    (UPDATE) New Concerts: Skrillex vs Knife Party, Bob Dylan and Green Day at 1STBANK

    A bunch of new shows this week. The two biggest of the bunch: Bob Dylan, whose new album, Tempest , hits the stores today, is coming to the 1STBANK Center for a two-night stand in late October, and Green Day, due for a date at the Broomfield venue in February. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, meanwhile, br ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Canada bans "Money for Nothing," but still missed a few offensive songs

    ​Yesterday the Canadian equivalent of the FCC decided to ban the Dire Straits' song, "Money for Nothing" from the radio because of the use of a certain slur. Fair enough, but it seems like they might be a little late to the party, as we're pretty certain Mark Knopfler and Sting could really ca ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of March 8, 2010

    ​As 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. ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Norah Jones top seller at Bart's CD Cellar for third week in a row

    ​Norah Jones latest effort, The Fall, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the third week in a row, besting Susan Boyle's I Dreamed Up a Dream, which is number one on Billboard's 200 chart. John Mayer's Battle Studies and the self-titled debut by Blakroc, the Black Keys' hip-hop project, c ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Norah Jones top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​Norah Jones' The Fall, released last week on Blue Note, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending November 22. John Mayer's Battle Studies and Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut, both released last week, as well, came in second and third, while Dave Rawlings' Friend of a ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Nirvana top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​Nirvana's Live at Reading, released last week on Geffen, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar, while Pearl Jam's Backspacer came in at number two for the week ending November 8. Strokes singer Julian Casablancas came in third with his debut, Phrazes for the Young, while Teagan & Sara and W ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Flaming Lips grab top spot at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Flaming Lips latest effort, Embryonic, debuted at the number one spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 18. Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart, released last week on Columbia, came in second and Built to Spill's There Is No Enemy came in third, while the Avett Brothers' I and Lo ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Built to Spill top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Built to Spill's latest effort, There is No Enemy, released last week on Reprise, grabbed the top spot at Twist and Shout for the week ending October 11. Rosanne Cash's The List, which features some cameos from Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy, claimed the second slot, while Mons ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Avett Brothers top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You, released last week on American Recordings, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 4. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Impe ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Avett Brothers top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​The Avett Brothers grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 4 with their latest effort, I and Love and You. Black Gives Way to Blue, the first new Alice in Chains recording in fourteen year, came in second while new releases by Monsters of Folk, Barbara Streisand and ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler, Rob Zombie, Puscifer shows announced

    ​It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Mile High Music Festival Q&A: Davy Knowles

    In an industry littered with tween pop stars and Disney Channel minions, it's refreshing to come across an artist whose work isn't a medley of foot-tapping drivel swathed with AutoTune. Equipped with awe-inducing guitar skills and a hauntingly intense wail, 22-year-old Davy Knowles is quickly making ... More >>

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    October 12, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Kevin Drew and More

    Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew Spirit If… (Arts & Crafts) The credit Kevin Drew chose for himself on this disc seems designed to reassure fans fearful that his decision to release a CD under his own name means Broken Social Scene is bound for the grave. But the wordiness of this bit of ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006


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    August 17, 2006

    Buddy Plan

    Blues master Buddy Guy searches for a place in today's music industry.

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    May 11, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    July 21, 2005

    Deep Dish

    Saturday, July 23, Red Rocks, 303-830-8497.

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    November 15, 2001

    Hit Pick

    Mary Flower

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    November 8, 2001

    Various Artists

    Timeless (Lost Highway)

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    December 23, 1999

    And the Emmy Goes to...

    Many important musicians won't be on stage in Boulder with Emmylou Harris -- but they'll be with her.

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    September 10, 1998
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    February 20, 1997

    Eye of the Storm

    In a cynical world, Iris DeMent struggles to maintain her virtue.

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    November 21, 1996
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    April 18, 1996

    No Regular Guy

    The rise, fall and rise of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.

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    November 23, 1994