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  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    The Thirteen Best Shows in Denver This Week

    Happy Halloween week, everyone! Time to figure out what pun costume you can accomplish with the clothes you already own. There are plenty of good shows before the actual weekend hits, though, including Avi Buffalo, a pair of Cut Copy dates and the 106.7 KBPI Saints & Sinners Halloween Ball. The re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Weirdest Internet search quirks of all 50 states (including Colorado) according to Estately, the site behind our recent list of the ten best states for hippies, has a new target: the Internet search quirks of all fifty states, including Colorado, produced by running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms and questions each state was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Mistaken For Strangers: The rock documentary that became Tom Berninger's personal journey

    The Berningers are a talented family: Tom Berninger is a filmmaker, and when his brother Matt, a member of the Brooklyn-based band The National, asked him to go on tour as a roadie, he obliged. Tom needed a job and some direction, and his brother's request inadvertently offered both. Tom was fired e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Travis LeRoy of That Eighties Band on the time he played Warren Buffet's nephew's wedding

    Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't just merely perform somebody else's music, but rather they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. Often times these acts tend to get overlooked because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Eric Greif, Death's longtime manager, on the significance and influence of Death on metal

    Founded in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner, Death helped to codify the aesthetic of death metal alongside early pioneers like Possessed. Schuldiner was sixteen when the band formed and twenty by the time the outfit's debut album, 1987's Scream Bloody Gore, was released. The sonic brutality of the first two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Pauly Shore on Stephen Baldwin, Timothy McVeigh and The Weasel

    Yes, yes, we all know him as The Weasel, the speech-impaired, blank-eyed wonderboy who confused parents and enthused Gen X-ers in films like Encino Man, Son in Law and Bio-Dome. But Pauly Shore's revival as a standup comedian is more than just a '90s novelty act: Descended from Mitzi Shore, owner of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Asking Alexandria at Ogden Theatre, 11/27/12

    ASKING ALEXANDRIA @ OGDEN THEATRE | 11/27/12 Last night at the Ogden Theatre, the fist-pumping, black-shirted, skinny jeans-wearing contingent was out in full force. As the England-via-Dubai outfit Asking Alexandria performed for a capacity crowd, mosh pits formed and quickly disappeared. Kids were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25

    See Also: - Remembering Randy Rhodes thirty years after his tragic death -The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 -The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 -Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced turns 45 In the early 1980s, a red-haired, Midwestern boy named William Bailey stepped off a bus in New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Aurora theater shooting: Missy Franklin, The Fray and more react on Twitter

    Twitter lets folks from all walks of life to share their thoughts about tragedies like the shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16, celebrities included. Many stars who've weighed in have connections to Colorado, including Olympic hopeful Missy Franklin, The Fray and budding minister Peter Teb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Brent Loveday of Reno Divorce: "Originality is the evolution of influence"

    Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    Review: Creed at the Paramount Theatre, 5/19/12

    CREED at PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 5/19/12There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can be open-minded about Creed and those who cannot. It's fair to say that the majority of the mainstream media falls into the first category, and perhaps for good reason: The '90s all-stars have had almost tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Review: Sleigh Bells at the Ogden, 04/13/12

    SLEIGH BELLS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4.13.12 Ever heard of the loudness wars? Doesn't matter. War's over. Sleigh Bells wins. Decisively. Right now, there's a roomful of people banging their heads in unison, in the kind of scene that makes dollar signs appear in the eyes of chiropractors. It's so loud you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Mike Doughty: You can request a lot of songs, just don't ask for "Super Bon Bon"

    It's true: once upon a time in the '90s, Mike Doughty was the leader of Soul Coughing, the New York-based art rock band that found MTV-ish success with its single, "Super Bon Bon." Since disbanding Soul Coughing more than a decade ago, Doughty has thrust himself head-on into a solo career, and recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks and more

    Are you ready? This is a weekend to remember. Tonight for the first time ever, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre will add to its renown by hosting the first ever wintertime concert with Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Atmosphere, Common, Grieves and Budo and Get Cryphy. And that's just the tip o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Guns N' Roses guitarist Dj Ashba on that time his pal Neil Diamond urged him to join GNR

    ​Guns N' Roses (due Sunday, December 11 at 1STBANK Center) is a household name at this point and hardly needs an introduction. During the late 1980s, Guns proved that you could come out of L.A. and not have songs that were just thinly disguised paeans to sexual conquest. Guns didn't go for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2011

    Spineshank's Tommy Decker on his approach to drumming and reconvening with Jonny Santos

    Spineshank (due Sunday, October 2, at 3 Kings Tavern) started in 1996 as a band that fused industrial sounds and ideas with elements of thrash. With the release of its 1998 debut, Strictly Diesel, Spineshank caught the attention of a wide audience with its blend of melody and hard-edged musicianship ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Top Ten musical jailbirds: In honor of Lil Wayne and T.I. and their respective prison stints

    ​Earlier this morning, Lil Wayne was released from New York's Rikers Island after serving eight months of a one-year sentence for criminal possession of a weapon. Fellow Southern rapper T.I., meanwhile, went back to jail on Monday after a federal judge in Atlanta revoked his probation follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Q&A with Kevin Devine

    Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine. Singer-songwriter Kevin Devine, the subject of a profile in this week's Westword advancing his Sunday, May 24 gig at the Marquis Theatre with Miniature Tigers, The Rouge and Brian Bonz, is the rarest of interview subjects: a guy who listeners carefully to every ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab for Cutie, Rod Stewart shows announced

    In addition to the My Bloody Valentine and Phish shows that we already reported, there were a lot of other concert announcements this week, including Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction at Fiddler's Green on Tuesday, May 26, Death Cab for Cutie at Red Rocks on Tuesday, July 14 and Rod Stewart at Fi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Vintage Q&A with AC/DC's Brian Johnson

    Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008
  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox.

  • Dining

    September 20, 2007


    Troy Guard’s left, but his crew keeps things cooking.

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Rock, Rock 'Til You Drop

    Get ready for Rockbar.

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Jack's Back

    Neither cancer nor tour burnout can stop Jack's Mannequin.

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Zup's On

    Armando Zuppa serves up a steaming bowl of alphabet newgrass.

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Bling Twango

    Big & Rich deliver country music without prejudice.

  • Music

    July 22, 2004


    Vince Neil

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Brides of Destruction

    Thursday, May 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-2525.

  • Music

    April 29, 2004


    A game of artful dodgeball with Of Montreal.

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    State of Shock

    Seraphim Shock's reign of terror reaches new heights.

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Punching Through

    Rexway comes out swinging on a new album.

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Space Is the Place

    Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of March 6, 2003

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    High Voltage

    For those about to rock, Hell's Belles salute you.

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Too Fast for Love

    With a white-hot major-label debut, the Donnas don't have time for Avril Lavigne -- or you.

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Chin Music

    Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Whisper to Scream

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

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    This Year's Model

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    We Have Liftoff

    Rocket Ajax prepares to blast out.

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Perfect Truth

    Cee-Lo breaks from the Mob in a solo quest to save hip-hop.

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Let It D

    With its show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    The Pajama Game

    With its skewed approach to power pop, Sketch colors outside of the lines.

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Power Age

    AC/DC's Brian Johnson still gets a jolt out of rock and roll.

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Three Cheers for Cheerleaders!

    Flying high with the Eaglecrest cheerleaders and their competitive sport.

  • Music

    July 13, 2000


    Mötley Crüe...WOO...still rules, dammit!

  • News

    October 23, 1997