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Modest Mouse

  • Music

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Johnny Marr on how he created the sound for "How Soon is Now?" without effects pedals

    Johnny Marr is an iconic and influential guitarist best known for his work in The Smiths, which broke up in 1987. His guitar phrases and his genius for crafting textured and tonally rich rhythmic leads has influenced countless rock guitarists of the last quarter century. After leaving The Smiths, Ma ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Helio Sequence

    Thursday, October 11, Moe's Original BBQ, Englewood, 303-781-0414.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    White Rabbits: "It was more important to be emotionally visceral and in the moment'"

    White Rabbits (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) moved from Columbia, Missouri to Brooklyn within a year of forming in 2004. The group's music had, from the beginning, an ineffably energetic spirit that could be heard by broader audiences first with its 2007 debut album, Fort Nightly. But it was ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Sparkler Bombs

    A Raw Youth
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Sasquatch 2011 line-up announced: Vanilla bands covered in vanilla sauce

    ​Sasquatch became the second major summer festival to announce its lineup last night. The George, Washington (kills us every time) indie-fest is always heavy on the hipster-bait, but this year is egregious. The top of the bill looks like this: Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Ghostand Observatory, Jonathan Tyler on our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    This Just In: Lilith Tour, Modest Mouse, 311 shows announced

    ​After an eleven year hiatus, Sarah McLachlan has revived the Lilith Tour (originally the Lilith Fair) that she helped found in 1996. In keeping with the original female-centric tours from 1997-99, McLachlan is bringing a number of top female artists including Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Heavy Rotation: Pretty Lights, Liars, Gorillaz top our weekly playlists

    Pretty Lights. Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 14, 2009

    ​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. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Pissed Jeans top seller at Wax Trax for fourth week in a row

    ​Pissed Jeans latest effort, King of Jeans, continues to dominate the Wax Trax's top sellers list by grabbing the number one for the fourth week in a row while the Local Anesthetic and Rocky Mountain Low compilations moved up to the second and third slots respectively for the week ending September ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Pissed Jeans top seller at Wax Trax for third week in a row

    ​Pissed Jeans nabbed the top slot at Wax Trax for the third week in a row while Pictureplane's Dark Rift moved up to the second slot from the seventh spot last week. The Fine Print, Drive-By Truckers new collection of oddities and rarites, debuted at number three, Apples in Stereo's #1 Hits Explos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Matisyahu top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Matisyahu's Light, released last week on Sony, grabbed the top spot while Boulder Acoustic Society's in store performance last week might have helped Punchline, which has some insanely cool packaging, nab the second slot for the week ending August 30. Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, Imogen Heap's Ellipse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Pissed Jeans grabs top spot at Wax Trax again

    ​Pissed Jeans' King of Jeans grabbed the number one spot on Wax Trax's top seller list the second week in a row while Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, released last week on Domino, came in second for the week ending August 30. Dead Weather, Modest Mouse and Jay Reatard rounded out the top five while the Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Twista top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Twista continues to dominate Independent's charts and grabbed the top spot for the third week in a row while Mr. Capone-E's latest effort, Diary of a G, debuted at the second slot for the week ending August 30. Eminem's Relapse and Matisyahu's Light, released last week on Sony, nabbed the third a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Twista continues to dominate at Independent Records

    ​Eminem dominated Independent's charts for quite a few weeks after the release of Relapse, but Twista's Category F5 knocked Relapse down to the number two slot for the second week in a row. Fabolous and Tech N9ne continued to be strong sellers while Third Eye Blind's Ursa Major, released last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Third Eye Blind grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

    ​Third Eye Blind's fourth studio album, Ursa Major, released last week on Megaforce, topped Twist & Shout's charts for the week ending August, 23. Brendan Benson, who was releasing his own albums years before joining the Raconteurs, debuted at the number three slot with his latest effort, My O ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Chris Gaffney tribute top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Since Twist and Shout hosted an autograph signing with Dave Alvin at the L2 Arts and Culture Center, it might have helped push the Chris Gaffney tribute, Man of Somebody's Dream, to the top of the store's best sellers for the week ending August 16. After Gaffney died last year, Alvin recruited Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Twista top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Twista's Category F5 topped the charts at Independent Records for the second week in a row while Eminem's Relapse, which has also been a strong seller, nabbed the second slot for the week ending August 16. Slaughterhouse, Behemoth and Jeremih rounded out the top five. See the full breakdown after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Twista on top at Independent Records

    ​Twista moved back to the number one spot and knocked Fabolous, who was the top seller last week, down to the second slot for the week ending August 9. It's Twista's third time in the first slot in the last month. Eminem and Tech N9ne, who have been top sellers for the last few months, continue to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Modest Mouse top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Modest Mouse's No One's First and You're Next, released last week on Sony, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout while Yim Yames (aka Jim Jones of My Morning Jacket) nabbed the second slot for the week ending August 9. Wilco's Wilco (the album), Levon Helm's Electric Dirt and Dead Weather's H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 3, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009

    Other Girls

    Tuesday, July 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Soundbites: Cheap Girls, Bon Iver, Frank Turner, Papermoons and Lemuria

    Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews. This week, Andy Thomas weighs in on five recent national releases from Bon Iver (pictured left), Cheap Girls, Frank Turner, Papermoons and Lemuria after the jump.

  • 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

    December 19, 2008

    In case you missed it: Backbeat's ten most-read blogs of 2008

    The Mile High Music fest drew a lot of interest from local music fans in '08. This blog churned out more than 1,400 posts in 2008, about life, death, plastic surgery, and even some music. Here, in case you just joined us or are really taking stock of your year, a quick-clicking guide to the ten mos ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008
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    March 5, 2008
  • Music

    February 28, 2008

    Magic Mice

    hi-dive

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Over the Weekend ... The Knew, Light Travels Faster, the Get Down @ Lion's Lair

    The Knew, Light Travels Faster, The Get Down January 12, 2008 Lion's Lair Better Than: Watching the false pageantry of another Patriots win. Popping into the Lion's Lair on Saturday night, I marveled at how much the bar has changed since I first started making my way in there with a fake ID toward ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Light Travels Faster

    Larimer Lounge

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Stung By Bees

    Skylark Lounge

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Modest Mouse

    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
    Epic

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    Chin Up Chin Up

    The Harness Can¹t Ride Anything (Suicide Squeeze)

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Sun Kil Moon

    Tiny Cities (Caldo Verde)

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Rogue Wave

    Descended Like Vultures (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Nik Freitas

    Tuesday, May 3, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Modest Mouse

    Monday, July 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Curious Yellow

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Hackensaw Boys

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best White-Trash Jukebox

    The Lancer Lounge

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Holopaw

    Holopaw (Sub Pop)

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 28, 2002

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Fruit Bats

    Echolocation (Perishable)

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Hit Pick

    DeNunzio

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Mouse on the Moon

    Modest Mouse, the band that would be indie rock's king, navigates a major-label existence.

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