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Mickey Avalon

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    New to the Denver Concert Calendar: Nickel Creek, Rod Stewart & Santana, Gogol Bordello

    Chris Thile has decided he's bored of not selling thousands of tickets at a time, so Nickel Creek is back, and they're coming to Denver. Rod Stewart and Santana are also into selling thousands of tickets, so they'll be coming through as well. Incidentally, Santana has never meet a collaboration he d ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    BLKHRTS (MIXTAPE RELEASE) @ MARQUIS | SAT, 7/27/13 BLKHRTS have crafted an utterly riveting hybrid sound that centers on retro-futuristic production that is both unique and progressive. Live, the crew brings an unbridled energy that's as ferocious as Onyx, as primal as Body Count and as frenzied and ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ADAM ANT @ OGDEN THEATRE | WEDS, 7/24/13 Adam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 58, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from year ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in July

    MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 6/22/13 Following in the footsteps of fellow Pittsburgh native and Taylor Allderdice graduate Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller is well known for making feel-good music. His breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit), an homage to the notably dark Larry Clark fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    3 Loco at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 5/17/13

    3 LOCO @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | 5/17/13 First there was silence. Then there was hysterical screaming, as Andy Milonakis walked on stage. "Pussy, pussy, pussy, marijuana," he rapped over and over again. Yup. This was definitely a 3 Loco show. What a curse 3 Loco faces; they're completely a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 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 >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012
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    June 8, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Rick Ross, Big Head Todd, Danielle Ate the Sandwich and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! Another stacked one on tap. Tons of options no matter your flavor. We've got Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga and more at KS 107.5's Summer Jam, Big Head Todd and the Monsters's annual sojourn to Red Rocks, a parade of imports, including Destroyer, Sarah Jaffe, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets, 4/20 edition: Levitate, Cypress Hill, Das Racist and more

    See Also: A 4/20 playlist from Westword's marijuana critic William Breathes Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple among new shows, Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj top sellers

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows from the Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple and more were announced; Musketeer Gripweed, Hot Robots, and Broken Tongues got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj, the Shins a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Social Distortion, Hells Belles, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Mickey Avalon and more this weekend

    Social Distortion kicks off a three-night stand at the Ogden Theatre tonight​If you're looking for some captivating music this weekend, you need not look very far. Social Distortion kicks off its three-night stand tonight at the Ogden Theatre. Sean Paul is playing a free show tonight at Cassel ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    Dirt Nasty

    Thursday, November 3, Casselman's, 720-242-8923.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

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

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Mastodon, Stephen Stills and Trans-Siberian Orchestra were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Saints, Kinetix, the Fluid and Dave Beegle all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Tonight: Das Racist at the Larimer

    ​Joke rap hinges upon one thing: Whether an artist is laughing at themselves, or if the rest of the world is just laughing at them. Das Racist are clearly laughing at themselves -- best evidenced in the track "Hahahaha JK" where they explain they're not joking, just joking, they are joking, ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    KushConII to take medical marijuana seriously, says MMJ user/cancer patient Cheryl Shuman

    Cheryl Shuman.​KushConII, December 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center, has made news over its RTD bus ads, which have drawn protests from law-enforcement. But Cheryl Shuman, the event's international director of PR and media, would rather focus on the event itself, which she says takes me ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 5, 2010

    This Just In: Vampire Weekend, Owl City, Alkaline Trio shows announced

    ​Although New York-based indie act Vampire Weekend isn't releasing its highly anticipated sophomore effort, Contra, for another week, NPR is streaming the entire album until it hits the stores on Tuesday, January 12. Touring in support of the album, the band will trek across the UK and Europe in F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Q&A with Snoop Dogg

    Photo by Jeff FarsaiSnooperman with Slightly Stoopid. It only took about six weeks to get Snoop Dogg to answer a batch of e-mail questions for a profile advancing the July 15 Blazed and Confused Tour stop at Red Rocks co-starring Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley and Mickey Avalon -- but it was wort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Jukebox Effect

    I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009

    Dirt Nasty

    Saturday, January 24, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (11/8/08-11/14/08)

    If his music is half as good as his acting, expect his album to be punishingly bad Here's a round up of all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy digging through your old CDs for Bruce Willis's album from the '80s after hearing that Kevin Costner ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008
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    November 11, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, November 11 edition

    At the original Davies Chuck Wagon Diner, a horse is a horse, of course, of course. Join us as we salute blogging veterans -- and the other kind, too. Today in Cafe Society: • Rounding up a third edition of Davies Chuck Wagon Diner. • Could Denver's Daniel Young wind up cooking at the White H ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    September 16, 2008

    This Just In 9/18-9/24

    AC/DC rocks the Pepsi Center November 25. There were a lot of things shaking this past week in local concert announcements. Some of the bigger shows include AC/DC's show in support of the band's forthcoming album, Black Ice (due October 20), on November 25 show at the Pepsi Center, DeVotchKa's two- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 1

    Midnight has finally come. For 11 hours straight on Saturday, Backbeat Online had Red Rocks surrounded, an army of writers, photographers, and other assorted hooligans braving a piss-reeking media tent to bring you live coverage of Monolith Festival. Day 1 of the fest starred Devotchka, Vampire ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Monolith Announces 22 More Acts

    Photo by Aaron Thackeray Just received word that Monolith, the two-day music festival slated to take place at Red Rocks on September 13-14, has added 22 more acts, including Atmosphere (pictured above from the second show of a two-night stand last night at the Ogden Theatre), Hercules and Love Affa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008

    Monolith Line Up Announced

    All right, if you thought the inaugural edition of Monolith last year was pretty kick ass, wait until you get a load of this year's line-up, which comes even closer to living up to the festival's name: How about some TV on the Radio? Justice? Vampire Weekend? Neko Case, And what about a little Sharo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Mickey Avalon

    Friday, August 17, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    Georgia (and Much More) on Her Mind

    As her second comeback movie arrives in theaters, Jane Fonda talks sex, politics and revolution.

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