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Nelly Furtado

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Our top five spins this week, September 24-30

    In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    James Morrison on why he considers his latest album, The Awakening, to be his first

    James Morrison (due tomorrow night at the Fox Theatre) first started performing at open mike nights in England before he hit it big as a singer-songwriter with a crossover appeal between pop, rock and R&B music. Two of his songs, "Broken Strings" and a cover of "Man In The Mirror," earned him a dece ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2010

    Swollen Members at Marquis Theater, 11/19/10

    Britt Chester​ SWOLLEN MEMBERS With Saigon • City Real • Prime Element 11.10.10 | Marquis Theatre Originally scheduled to take place the Summit Music Hall, last night's Swollen Members show was moved to the Marquis Theater. The dichotomy of confused Christian rock fans hoping to see Red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Aloe Blacc at City Hall, 11/11/10

    Britt ChesterAloe Blacc ALOE BLACC AND THE GRAND SCHEME With Air Dubai • Maya Jupiter • Foodchain 11.10.10 | City Hall Amphitheater I'd been seeing posters all over town advertising Aloe Blacc and The Grande Scheme playing at City Hall with Air Dubai and FoodChain. What those posters failed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The National, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, the Slits filled our playlists this past 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?" 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 al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Top ten most blatant and alleged song heists

    Earlier this week, Nick Cave responded to accusations that he nicked the basis of the song "Palaces of Montezuma" from a tune by some guy named Frank Duffy called "Grey Man." It seems absurd someone as versatile as Cave would intentionally borrow a lick or two from another song. Any similarities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of September 14, 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

    December 30, 2008

    Top Ten Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Street Sign Artist Remixes Graffiti

    If you feel that Denver’s Public Works has too much authority in your life, you may find catharsis in the artwork of Dan Ericson. The self-proclaimed “street sign artist,” who adopts the nom de plume ‘Dunn’ as a graffiti-esque pseudonym, produces original artwork by painting hip hop tablea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Q&A With Northern State's Julie Potash

    The mini-profile of Northern State that appears in the November 1 issue of Westword springs from the following maxi-Q&A with Julie Potash, one of three MCs in the sprightly hip-hop act. It’s her second interview with the paper, but the first one to actually appear in print; a previous article inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Last Night: IO Echo, Kenna, She Wants Revenge @ The Gothic Theater

    IO Echo, Kenna, She Wants Revenge October 11, 2007 Gothic Theatre Better than: Wearing out your vinyl copy of Floodland. Upon arriving at the Gothic for last night’s She Wants Revenge show, the first thing that struck me was the diversity of the crowd. There were dolled-up big-hair girls, hippie ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007
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    May 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Cool Björk

    It's early in the current Red Rocks season, but the marvelous venue's most unusual 2007 show may have already taken place. The May 15 date featuring Icelandic sprite Björk and harpist Joanna Newsom offered the sort of challenging music that wouldn't be expected to draw a throng. Yet the rows along ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Timbaland

    Timbaland Presents Shock Value
    Blackground/Interscope

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    The Grandma Awards

    Just over four decades ago, actor Peter Sellers presented the Beatles with a Grammy they'd won for the song "A Hard Day's Night." In a film of this event that was shown during the 1965 Grammy telecast, Sellers referred to the prize as a "Grandma award" -- and his joke rings true to this day. The fol ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Español Sung Here

    Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Singles Going Steady

    The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    No Sale

    The Go! Team doesn't have TV-commercial aspirations.

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Nelly Furtado

    Loose (Geffen)

  • Music

    July 7, 2005
  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Northern Exposure

    Canada's Sam Roberts is determined to rock the Lower 48.

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Westword Music Showcase 2004

    Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Jurassic 5

    Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Career Remix

    DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Backwash

    A tip of the hat to Aubrey Collins, a country starlet in the making.

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    He's Got the Beat

    Going back to his roots, Scratch gives lip service to the lost art of beatboxing.

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