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Meat Puppets

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    March 31, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from March 31 to April 3

    Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    September 18, 2013

    Naked Raygun's Jeff Pezzati on Wax Trax, and why and how the band got back together

    Someday a monograph about punk will give Naked Raygun its proper place of prominence in that history. Naked Raygun was one of the most important punk bands to emerge in Chicago in the Reagan era. Inspired in part by the diversity of sounds in that initial wave of English punk, Naked Raygun forged a ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend, friendos! Mere hours away from quitting time, and there's so much great music to look forward to this weekend. We've got some choice grooves on tap from Disco Biscuits, who are closing out their three-night Colorado run tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center, some heavy goodness fr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2013

    Eye & the Arrow

    If by Fire
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Bar Standard

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Tom Murphy host ... More >>

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    January 8, 2012

    Review: The Skeleton Show at Bar Bar, 1/7/12

    Tom MurphySara Century with Tana Thornock on tamborine​THE SKELETON SHOW at Carioca Café ("Bar Bar") | 1/ 7/12Halfway through her set, after hitting who knows what chords and wailing about being hatched from a witch's egg and flying high, Sara Century held up the guitar she was playing and a ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Review: Ween at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/29/11, Night One

    WEEN @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | NIGHT ONE | 12.29.11 | See also, reviews of: 12/29/11 (night two) and 12/30/11 (night three) Early in the first show of Ween's three-night stint at the Fillmore, guitarist and frontman Dean Ween offered the crowd a simple game plan: "We're Ween. We're the band for the ... More >>

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    November 27, 2011

    Review: Nathaniel Rateliff at the Gothic, 11/25

    NATHANIEL RATELIFF AT THE GOTHIC | 11/25/11There aren't a whole lot of singers with a magnetism capable of completely hushing a room the size of the Gothic, but Nathaniel Rateliff did just that near the end of his set on Friday night during his annual holiday show. Sure, there were some energetic mo ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets on the band's legacy and his vivid lyrical imagery

    Photo by Jaime Butler​When Meat Puppets (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater with Bad Weather California and The Black Box Revelation) formed and released its first few records on SST in the early '80s, the Phoenix-based act challenged punk rock conformity with its eclectic blend of countrifie ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    The Meat Puppets

    Wednesday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    May 12, 2011

    Top ten "oldster" bands still putting out great records

    ​At risk of alienating and outraging vast swaths of music fans, there's really no polite way of referring to bands with a career spanning fifteen years plus as a whole. So here are ten "oldster" bands -- written by a self-proclaimed oldster -- to keep making great records long after their hips ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Local Lineup

    ​It's like the universe knows, like it waits patiently for us to go to press and then drops the hammer. The ink is almost literally still drying on the local lineup for the 2011 Westword Music Showcase (which you'll find on page 45 of this week's issue), and already, it's changed slightly: Bad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Bad Weather California to join the Meat Puppets on summer tour

    Cory GustasonThis morning, we shared the unfortunate news that Bad Weather California won't be performing at this year's Westword Music Showcase. While this is most certainly sad news for us, it's great news for the band, who will instead be joining Meat Puppets for a string of West Coast tour date ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Alison Krauss is coming to Red Rocks, while Godsmack, Megadeth and Disturbed are due at Comfort Dental for the The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Wiz Khalifa brings his Rolling Papers World Tour to the 1STBANK. Me ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Dead Confederate

    Saturday, September 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    July 29, 2009

    Built to Spill, Brother Ali, Colbie Caillat shows announced

    ​Built to Spill, who headlined this year's Westword Music Showcase, will come through town again, this time with Disco Doom at the Bluebird Sunday, September 20. Minneapolis-based rapper Brother Ali makes stops at the Ogden Theatre Tuesday September 29 and the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, September 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Week in Review: 1/26/09 - 1/30/09

    In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Meat Puppets at Bluebird Theater

    Meat Puppets with Shaky HandsSaturday, January 24, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Not seeing such a deservedly legendary band.Shaky Hands from Portland, Oregon, opened the show with its own brand of countrified indie rock. There was nothing languid about the performance of this four-piece: Bright, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 26 edition

    Look out below! Falling blogs! Today in Cafe Society: • Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    This Just In 11/20-12/3

    John Legend visits the Paramount Theatre January 8. There's a bit more action this week with concert announcements, including John Legend's January 8 show at the Paramount, Galactic's Valentine's Day show at Fillmore and a bunch of good shows at the Bluebird. Celine Dion's show originally schedule ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    The Unstoppable Pulse of the Motorik Beat and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Despite having no clue what the fuck this post is about (okay, it's something to do with Matt Pond), I find it deeply and strangely amusing. I think maybe it's the seamy undertones combined with the go ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Harvey Knuckles Scores a Knockout

    This Fort Collins foursome’s new record nods to ZZ Top — literally.

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    January 25, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Dwight Yoakam and More

    Dwight Yoakam Dwight Sings Buck (New West) At first blush, the notion of Dwight Yoakam devoting an entire disc to the work of Buck Owens seems much too obvious. After all, he’s a well-established Owens acolyte and booster who often drops cover tunes into his live sets, and he famously paired with ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007
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    June 21, 2007

    On the Download

    The best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

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    May 17, 2007

    The Meat Puppets

    The Kirkwood brothers return after a decade-long sabbatical.

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Where You Been?

    The alt-rock pioneers in Dinosaur Jr. return to the freak scene as seniors.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best New Club

    hi-dive/Sputnik

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Highway Stars

    After fifteen years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again.

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Whisper to Scream

    From punk to folk, poetry to prose, Patrick Porter is a voice of unease.

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    The Eyes Have It

    Keeping hype to a dull roar, Eyes Adrift washes ashore with an all-star veteran lineup -- and plenty of scars.

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Backwash

    Local punk label, King Bee Music, is zine and heard

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    September 21, 2000
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    August 24, 2000

    X Marks the Spot

    Former SST producer Spot brings underground Celtic sounds into the light.

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    No Payne, No Gain

    Arizona's Les Payne Product feels the burn.

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    January 7, 1999

    Wretched Success

    The northern Colorado punk scene gets a boost from Wretch Like Me.

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    May 7, 1998
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    December 18, 1997
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    August 7, 1997
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    May 22, 1997

    Rollins With the Punches

    Henry Rollins takes on all comers.

  • Music

    January 2, 1997

    Commerce City or Bust

    The exuberant rock of the Commerce City Rollers.

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    December 6, 1995
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    March 29, 1995
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    March 1, 1995

    LO NO MORE

    SEBADOH'S LOU BARLOW GOES BEYOND LO-FI.

  • Music

    December 28, 1994

    SO FINE

    THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.

  • Music

    September 7, 1994

    THE ORIGINAL GINN

    EX-BLACK FLAG GUITARIST GREG GINN STILL KNOWS HOW TO DEAL WITH PUNKS.

  • Music

    May 25, 1994

    LIPS SERVICE

    THERE'S PLENTY OF FIRE IN THE FLAMING LIPS.

  • Music

    March 2, 1994
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