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Mike Watt

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    September 24, 2014

    Mike Watt on Touring: "I Guess You Pick Where You Want to Gruel"

    The night before Minutemen played in Denver for the first time in 1984, at the now-defunct Rainbow Music Hall with Black Flag, the punk progenitors made up of singer and guitarist D. Boon, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley endured what Watt called a "seventeen-hour hell ride" right after a ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    In defense of Sublime

    I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, too many probably, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    A chat with James Rayburn, one of the folks behind Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All

    Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (screenings are set for Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 at 7th Circle Music Collective) is the documentary film about the beloved, pioneering pop punk band and its associated project All. Starting in the late '70s with drummer Bill Stevenson, Desce ... More >>

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    September 22, 2013

    Iggy and the Stooges at Riot Fest, 9/21/13

    IGGY & THE STOOGES at RIOT FEST | 9/21/13 The Stooges came out on stage like a burst of fire and wind from another part of the world and got going with "Raw Power." From there, it was near constant dramatic movement from Iggy Pop, who struck poses as he choreographed how and where he would move next ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    "WEIRD" AL YANKOVIC @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13 "Weird Al" Yankovic's zany parodies catapulted him to fame in the '80s, back when pop culture was in dire need of some deflation. He never got critical props for his oddball iconoclasm, though, and after his 1989 film, UHF tanked at the box office ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow talks about his favorite haunted houses

    Although Black Moth Super Rainbow's dreamlike, psychedelic melodies sound like they could've been part of those '70s era Sid & Marty Krofft shows, the band actually formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2003 in the wake of earlier projects from the act's singer and multi-instrumentalist, the unimoni ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Photos: Wade Michael Page, alleged Sikh temple killer, reportedly Colorado-bred racist musician

    Wade Michael Page, the deceased forty-year-old gunman who is alleged to have killed six people at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, reportedly has ties to Colorado. Citing an interview he gave to Label 56 this past May, a bulletin sent out by the Southern Poverty Law Center this morning states ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows

    See Also: - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    April 23, 2011

    Mike Watt & the Missingmen at the Larimer Lounge, with Il Cattivo and Lion Sized, 4/22/11

    Tom MurphyMike Watt & Missingmen MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN With Ill Cattivo and Lion Sized 04.22.11 | Larimer Lounge There are a small handful of bands that would have been great openers for a show like this, and Ill Cattivo and Lion Sized are two of them. The former started off the show with a c ... More >>

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    April 23, 2011

    Bad Brains at Summit Music Hall, 4/22/11

    Eric MagnussenBad Brains last night. See more photos from last night.BAD BRAINS With Frontside Five and the Other Russia 4.22.11 | Summit Music Hall View photo slideshow While Bad Brains may not have the frenetic stage energy of three decades ago, the hardcore godfathers still managed to fuel qui ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 8, 2011

    Ryat on its improvisational roots, its collaborations and Avant Gold

    Ryat.​Philadelphia's Ryat (due tonight at Rhinoceropolis) started as a solo project for multi-instrumentalist avant-garde songwriter Christina Ryat before Tim Conley joined the sonic adventure that is making music in this unit. With both Ryat and Conley benefiting from backgrounds in improvisa ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Jeff Beck, Katy Perry, Snow Ball Music Festival shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Les Paul has been a long-time inspiration for Jeff Beck, and last summer, Beck paid tribute to the legendary guitarist on what would have been Paul's 95th birthday. Beck's two performances at New York's Iridium Jazz Club, where Paul performed for fourteen years until his death of August 200 ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    I Need That Record: The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store -- have you seen it yet? You should.

    In case you haven't gotten your quotient of feel-like-shit yet today, check out I Need That Record! website, a documentary about the death of independent record stores. For a limited time, you can stream the doc for free in its entirety on Pitchfork or you can purchase it directly for eleven buck ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Q&A with Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr.

    ​At lot has happened to Lou Barlow in the past four years. Around the time his daughter was born, he released his solo album Emoh, reunited with Dinosaur Jr. and recorded two albums and just released another solo album, Goodnight Unknown, earlier this month. Barlow will be performing both with Din ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 19 edition

    All Capitals, suddenly van-less. Wouldn't you like to know? Today in Backbeat Online: • Lowlife jerkwads steal All Capitals' van. • Moving Pictures: B-Boys represent at Mighty 4. • Last Night: Mike Watt & the Missingmen at the Larimer Lounge. Today in Cafe Society: • RSVP fast for Slow Fo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009
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    May 13, 2009

    Q&A with Mike Watt

    Mike Watt is most certainly a man whose thoughts cannot be expressed in a mere 500 or so words. Needless to say, this week's Rough Mixes entry only highlighted excerpts of our recent conversation with punk's elder statesman. While on tour supporting his newest punk rock opera "Hyphenated Man" and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 13 edition

    Spend a minute with Mike Watt, man. I think his eyes are at cross purposes... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Mike Watt. • Tori Amos tour hits Denver in July. • Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern. • Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird. • Moving Pictures: the Atlantic, Epilog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Jonas Brothers, Offspring, 311 shows announced

    The Jonas Brothers will stop at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, June 24 as part of the trio's 44-city North American leg of its world tour. The Offspring, Alkaline Trio, the Vandals, Street Dogs and Frontside Five, meanwhile, hit Red Rocks on Thursday, May 28 as part of Punk Rocks 2009, while 311 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Vintage Q&A with the late Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton

    Ron Asheton, the mega-influential guitarist with the Stooges, died yesterday at age 60 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's sad news, but at least Asheton was able to experience some much deserved acclaim in his last few years, when the surviving Stooges reunited for a new album, entitled The Weirdness, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Live Review: Foo Fighters and Year Long Disaster at Red Rocks

    Photo: Aaron Thackeray Dave Grohl doing what he does best. Foo Fighters, with Year Long Disaster September 8, 2008 Red Rocks Earlier this summer, in a review of KTCL's Big Gig, I confessed to having underrated the Offspring simply because the band's been so damned consistent and reliable for so ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    Foo Fighters: the original Westword review

    The younger Dave Grohl. Prior to seeing (and being knocked out by) the Foo Fighters during their September 8 Red Rocks show, I'd only seen the band once: back in 1995, during its first-ever Denver appearance. It'd only been a year or so since the suicide of Grohl's old boss, Nirvana leader Kurt Co ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    Nels Cline Has the Best Gig in America

    From Wilco to fronting his own band, this forward-thinking guitarist is happy about the shape he's in.

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    July 9, 2008

    Q&A With Nels Cline

    Except for Nels Cline occasionally singing through a tiny toy megaphone into his guitar pick-up, there aren’t any singers in the Nels Cline Singers. Rather the instrumental trio, which also features bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Scott Amendola have been traversing the lines of jazz, free improvis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Kelly Clarkson and More

    Kelly Clarkson My December (RCA) How did I know that Ms. Clarkson’s latest would be a commercial disappointment? Because I kinda like it. Don’t get me wrong: The disc doesn’t exactly qualify as an artistic triumph – not given the surplus of mock-profound couplets exemplified by “I’m str ... More >>

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    April 19, 2007
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    April 19, 2007
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    April 18, 2007
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    April 18, 2007

    Poppin' Fresh

    When proto-punk and original-era punk acts were in their prime, I was either too young or too far from the various scenes to catch them in action. As a result, my only chance to see such groups perform has been in reunion formats -- and my experiences at such shows have been extremely mixed. During ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Supersized Stooges

    This week's profile of the Stooges describes original guitarist Ron Asheton as "voluble," and that's an enormous understatement. He's clearly enjoying the opportunity to talk about his life and career after all these years, and he's got plenty of stories to tell. In the extensive Q&A below, he talks ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007
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    March 8, 2007

    The Stooges

    The Weirdness
    Virgin

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    February 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Your guide to deep thoughts.

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Banyan

    Friday, February 3, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-464-2626.

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    September 23, 2004

    Mike Watt

    Saturday, September 25, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Basses Loaded

    Chicago's Brokeback takes some of the noise out of Illinois.

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    A Family Tree

    Though rooted in some legendary punk and rock bands, Banyan's free-form style extends far into the future.

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    June 17, 1999

    Art and Hovercraft

    For this Seattle trio, music isn't made by instruments alone.

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    May 28, 1998
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    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

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    October 9, 1997
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    July 4, 1996
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    August 2, 1995
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    July 5, 1995

    A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE

    DENVER-BASED HARRIET THE SPY LOOKS FOR PUNK IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES.

  • Music

    May 3, 1995

    MIX AND MATCH

    HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT SUMMER CONCERT FOR YOU.

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    April 12, 1995
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