New Order (Band)

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    March 7, 2014

    Photos: Ten more Best of Denver categories that are tough to win twice -- and the current champs

    Last month, in anticipation of our Best of Denver 2014 issue, coming March 27, we posted about the ten toughest Best of Denver categories to win twice. But that list just scratched the surface when it comes to our annual celebration of the Mile High City. Below, check out ten more Best of Denver ca ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Backbeat's 2014 Colorado bucket list: #15-6

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Review: The Helio Sequence at the Bluebird Theater, with Menomena, 10/24/13

    THE HELIO SEQUENCE at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/24/13 When Brandon Summers pulled out his harmonica last night at the Bluebird, we all what was coming, "Harmonica Song," of course. Summers blew into his mouth harp like he was playing some kind of strange blues rock song, and he did so with so much momen ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Peter Hook at Gothic Theatre, 9/28/13

    PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 9/28/12 Peter Hook's 33-song set at the Gothic was split into three distinct sections representing three periods of his early career as a musician. The first set was comprised of Joy Division songs and not really everything expected. Beginning with the brood ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE / RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 When Big Gigantic played Red Rocks last year, the feeling of hometown pride was unmistakable. As the act went into "Colorado Mountain High," a giant projection of the state flag draped the rocks, and the crowd went absolutely bananas. The ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Flashlights is now FLASH/LIGHTS

    Flashlights is now FLASH/LIGHTS. Last week, the outfit, which has made significant strides locally under its original moniker, including garnering a highly enviable slot opening for New Order at 1STBANK Center, received a cease-and-desist letter from a like-named Florida-based punk band. See also: ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Ten acts that clearly worship The Smiths

    Few bands in history have cast a longer shadow than The Smiths. They've inspired countless imitators and spiritual successors since they called it quits in 1987. While skinny indie kids moaning about the hardships of life are a dime a dozen, tracking down the successful artists influenced by Morriss ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Coachella 2013 YouTube schedule and lineup

    If you're one of the fortunate ones who's going to Coachella this weekend, feel free to go ahead and skip to the end of this post, where you'll find the full lineup and schedule. If, however, you're a flat broke music lover who'll be attending Couchella, as some clever dude somewhere has coined it, ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon turns forty

    More than being one of the best selling albums of all time, more than having the most recognizable album cover the world over, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was a cross-cultural, trans-generational album that connected with audiences on issues of death, greed, life-purpose and the horrors and t ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Todd Fink of the Faint talks Danse Macabre and why he's avoided doing the dance of the dead

    The Faint was one of the main bands among the small wave of underground artists that emerged out of the unlikely environs of Omaha, Nebraska, a wave included noteworthy acts such as Cursive, Bright Eyes and Azure Ray, all on the Saddle Creek imprint. The Faint was one of the flagship bands on that l ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Win tickets to see New Order at 1STBANK

    Update 10/9/12: Contest is over. Congratulations to our winners, Leigh Kinealy and Hermes Solomon. Check your email for details on how to claim your tickets -- and thanks to everybody else for the other entries and for reading Backbeat. Good morning! And, oh, what a good morning it is! If you haven ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    The five best concerts this week: October 8-12

    Happy Monday, amigo! Another great batch of shows this week to help you get through the work week. We've got all this week's shows listed in our concert calendar if you're so inclined. Otherwise, keep reading to get a full rundown on the five best concerts this week, the ones we think are worth stay ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    New Order

    Wednesday, October 10, 1STBANK Center, 866-461-6556.

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    September 10, 2012

    Mixtape at Milk Bar is a place where you can wear a spiked face muzzle and fit right in

    It's rare to have to walk through an Arby's parking lot to get to your nighttime destination, but such is the path to Mixtape at Milk Bar. "I hope you're enjoying our lovely scenery," says a bemused bouncer at the door, an entertained expression on his face. Once inside, Milk's weekly is a haven for ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    New Colorado Concerts: Kreayshawn at the Fox, Sleigh Bells at the Boulder Theater and more

    See also: - Alanis Morissette, State Radio, Adventure Club and more - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive and more - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    New Order's Substance turns 25 today

    See also: - New Order's Movement turns thirty - Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25 - The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 - The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 - Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 - Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 today - Today In History Archives When N ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    New Denver Concerts: Alanis Morissette, State Radio, Adventure Club and more on sale Friday

    See also: - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    New Denver Concerts: Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more

    See Also: - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead t ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    New Denver Concerts: Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more

    See Also: - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins an ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    New Denver concerts: The Who at Pepsi Center, New Order at 1STBANK, the Script and more

    See Also: - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - 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, Dinos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Ginger Perry and Michael Trundle on That '80s Night, their new night at Beauty Bar

    Eighties dance nights are a tradition stretching all the way back...well, to the '80s. Whether you're a 21-year-old feeling nostalgic for a time you never lived through, or a crimp-haired, stone-washed new-waver who never got over the Talking Heads breaking up, the music of the 1980s spans cultures ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Ted Stevens of Cursive: "There's a lot of risks you take in making a record like this."

    See also: Interview with Lauren Larson of Ume, sharing the bill this Sunday. Cursive (due this Sunday at Larimer Lounge with Ume) was one of the most popular and influential bands to have come out of the underground scene in Omaha, Nebraska, the same one that spawned Bright Eyes, the Faint, Azure R ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Disney jacks Joy Division and other great moments in copyright infringement

    It's really hard to be a successful corporate retailer. Not only do you have to sell truckloads of stuff to make money, but you have to keep track of whose stuff it is you're even selling. Sigh. It's even harder when you appropriate a design by a band that's really popular thinking, "that'll sell," ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    New Order's Movement turns thirty this Sunday

    ​The debut album from New Order, 1981's Movement (which sees its 30th anniversary this Sunday, November 13, 2011), represents a turning point and a crossroads for the former members of the cult band Joy Division. Most bands do not survive the loss (or in this case, death) of a core songwriter. ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    Peter Hook on revisting classic Joy Division songs and what he learned about Ian Curtis

    Timothy NorrisPeter Hook​With his ground-breaking band Joy Division, Peter Hook (due this Monday, September 19, at the Bluebird Theater) perhaps accidentally created a style of playing bass that made the instrument not just a part of the rhythm section but also a carrier of the melody.

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    August 4, 2011

    Top five 120 Minutes videos

    After debuting on March 10, 1986, 120 Minutes became a showcase for non-mainstream music of various stripes until around the year 2000 when it first got shuffled to the side in favor of reality programming. But during its heyday, 120 Minutes introduced a generation and more to music by artists that ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Tonight: Gabriel & Dresden at Beta

    ​As Gabriel & Dresden (throwing down tonight at Beta Nightclub with Kostas and Marshall Monica), Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden form the powerful union of DJ and producer. Creating trance and house-oriented remixes for big names like New Order, the Killers, Britney Spears and Madonna, the duo a ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011

    Miami Horror

    Saturday, June 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    January 14, 2011

    David Eugene Edwards of Wovenhand on the influence of Middle Eastern music

    Mark HolthusenDavid Eugene Edwards​ Wovenhand (due at The Marquis Theater tomorrow night with Git Some) is the current musical project of David Eugene Edwards. In his early bands, Bloodflower and The Denver Gentlemen, Edwards was developing an aesthetic that some consider synonymous with all ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    November 12, 2010

    Josh Kolenik of Small Black talks about the band's evolution, influences and videos.

    ​Small Black's debut EP definitely harks back to those great synth-pop songs of the early '80s with its vintage sound, but with a kind of lo-fi production more in line with a later era in music. The strong songwriting and a keen sense of pacing and melody continued into the next phase of the ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010



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    September 27, 2010

    Last night: School of Seven Bells - 09/24/10

    Tom MurphyPeter Black​ SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS With Active Child and DJ Peter Black 09.24.10 | Larimer Lounge, Denver Peter Black kicked off the evening with an hour-long set of remixes he's done for various artists, including songs by Chris & Cosey, Blonde Redhead and Glasser. Black moved in ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase headliners: Getting to know Neon Indian

    ​ Alan Palomo made a name for himself trying to sound like someone else. His breakout, however, didn't come until he settled for just sounding like himself. It was an unlikely break for Palomo, but then his entire career is full of such unlikely things, like Ghosthustler, his previous project, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip: Blur's Think Tank

    It's no secret that Blur's seventh and final album Think Tank polarized critics and fans when it first debuted in 2003. Blur hasn't ever been a band that lived on my radar. Although I've enjoyed a song or two and haven't ever complained about hearing them, their records have spent most of their time ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009

    The Film Dailies

    Staring Up at Giants Again

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    September 10, 2009

    Panal S.A. de C.V.

    Mixtec Records

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    August 12, 2009

    Making music eventful

    Soren McCarty​Most years, I make it up to Red Rocks for just one show. It has to be a real occasion -- something to make it worth the drive, the parking, the overpriced beers and the difficulty of escaping once the show is over. Two years ago, I made the journey for Ozomatli, and I left when the h ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    My moment with John Hughes

    John Hughes.​When news broke yesterday about the death of director John Hughes at age 59, I couldn't help thinking back on my brief encounter with the maker of iconic '80s teen flicks such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The year was 1985, and I was living ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Snake Rattle Rattle Snake debut tonight at hi-dive

    Although we just got a ton of snow, there's still a reason to get out, drive through the white stuff and check out the club debut of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, a local superband of sorts that includes Doug Spencer and Hayley Helmerecks (Monofog), Hayley's brother Will, Kit Peltzel (Mr. Pacman, Joshu ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues 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. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Days of Our Lives

    Here’s something that’s never made any sense to me. Live albums. I always feel like it would have been great to be there, but the recording only captures one dimension of the experience. And because all the rest of the experience is missing, the recording magnifies any weaknesses in the musical ... More >>

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    March 3, 2008

    Rock Band Comes Alive and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Video games are so the new rock and roll, which makes this Battle of Rock Band tournament, in which players competed at the game Rock Band, the new Ed Sullivan Show. Or something. There are pictures t ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008

    The Band Show

    Denver bands make love, not war, at Stand By Your Band II.

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    March 4, 2004


    Morning Sci-Fi (Distinctive Records)

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    October 3, 2002

    Various Artists

    Original Soundtrack Recording: 24 Hour Party People (ffrr/Warner Strategic Marketing)

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