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Noah Van

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    July 14, 2014

    Rufus Baxter decides he is owed royalties

    See also: Rufus Baxter sleeps in his car

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    June 11, 2014
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    April 1, 2014

    Neutral Milk Hotel proves its music is timeless in Denver, the city where it was recorded

    From the beginning of last night's first Neutral Milk Hotel show in Denver in some twenty years, when Jeff Mangum stepped on stage with his guitar to play "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. I" it was immediately powerful, no nostalgia necessary. Then, the rest of the band joined him, and the show found new ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Speedy Ortiz on underground comics, poster art and Livejournal: An interview with illustrations

    Speedy Ortiz (due Saturday, March 22, at Moe's Original Bar B Que) from Northampton, Massachusetts came out of the solo side-project of singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis when she was a member of the rock band Quilty. Taking the project's moniker from a story in the influential underground comic series, ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The top ten Backbeat posts of 2013

    Welp, we've reached the end of another year, and what a year it was here at Backbeat. From delving into extensive Phish analysis and listing the best Swedish Metal bands to running down the best light shows and rap lyrics of all time to offering up a field guide of the biggest concert buzzkills and ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    The five best local musical missed connections on Craigslist, illustrated for your amusement

    The Ogden. 3/1 (Denver) This is for the guy with the long hair at the Griz show near the bar. I don't know who you are but the odor that was emitting from your hair was horrendous. I can't not even begin to explain how bad you smell. This wasn't just a few days without washing your hair, this was al ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    The five best local musical missed connections on Craigslist, illustrated for your amusement

    Craigslist is a place where weirdos and miscellaneous miscreants alike can convene in the relative privacy of anonymity without the prying and scrutinizing eye of the public. Well, except for the fact that we're all voyeurs who stalk the web round-the-clock for the latest absurdity to distract us fr ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Hater vs Homer: The Lumineers are the worst band ever. No, wait, they're the best band ever.

    The Lumineers are the most simultaneously loved and loathed band to come out of Denver since the Fray. You know why, right? They're also the most successful act to call this place home since the Fray. Last we heard, the Lumineers are about a dick hair away from being platinum. Success, as we all kno ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    The complete Denver music fan field guide

    Denver is known for its various species of beer geeks, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans. More and more it's becoming known for its music, and the varied climate of the scene cultivates a diverse cluster of fans, from metal heads to hippies to Juggalos. Here we have the complete Denver music fan f ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The ten biggest concert buzzkills

    As vastly different as our tastes are when it comes to music, there's one thing we can all agree on, and that's our distaste for and subsequent amusement/bemusement/resentment with certain individuals who insist on behaving badly at shows. You know who we're talking about. The Talker, universally lo ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    25 reasons the Denver music scene rules

    Denver is the capital of Colorado. It is located exactly one mile above sea level. Weed is legal here, while riding your bike on the sidewalk is not. Your mom can make more free throws than Andre Iguodala -- these are all facts. The music scene here sucks ass...now, that is an opinion. The differenc ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Ryan Adams at the Boulder Theater, 10/29/12

    RYAN ADAMS @ BOULDER THEATER Half of the fun of seeing Ryan Adams live, apparently, is getting to hear all his banter. He has a fascinating duality: One minute he's completely enthralling the crowd with a heartfelt ballad, and then he bookends the tune by casually offering up a hilarious one-liner ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Denver music field guide, chapter one: Five kinds of music fans and how to spot them

    The city of Denver is known for its various species of beer geeks, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans, but the varied climate of the Denver music scene cultivates a diverse cluster of fans, from metal heads to hippies to Juggalos. Here, in the first of several chapters in our handy field guide, you ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    March 28, 2012

    Yay! A special web-only edition of 4 Questions

    In this week's print edition, you'll notice the conspicuous absence of 4 Questions, the always entertaining and brilliantly illustrated comic strip from Backbeat's resident genius (no, seriously, we hear he's a card-carrying member of Mensa -- or maybe he knows somebody who is, we can never remember ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    The hipster's guide to sports: an info-graphic

    ​If religion is the opiate of the masses, as Karl Marx once observed, then sports are, like, the meth of the masses... or something. Whatever. The point is that mainstream sports -- or "borts," as we like to call them ("boring" "sports") -- like football and baseball are for plebeian doucheb ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Low at Larimer Lounge, 12/18/10

    Noah Van Sciver​ LOW With Charlie Parr 12.18.10 | Larimer Lounge Fellow Minnesotan Charlie Parr opened the show and brought a classic blues and folk sensibility to his performance. It was a pretty minimalistic, stripped down set-up but if you paid attention to what Parr was doing on guitar, ... More >>

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    November 14, 2010

    Danzig at the Ogden Theatre, 11/12/10

    The Danzig camp enforced a strict no photos policy last night at the Ogden. Pshaw! Who needs pictures when you've got Noah Van Sciver?​ DANZIG With Withered • Toxic Holocaust • Marduk • Possessed 11.12.10 | Ogden Theatre Atlanta's Withered set the stage for much of what was to follow ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill 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?" 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 >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled 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?" 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 >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Monotonix at Rhinoceropolis

    Noah Van Sciver​ Monotonix July 4th, 2010 Glob Glob was at partial capacity by the time Expiation opened the show with a set of fairly straight-ahead hardcore. You couldn't fault the musicianship, and the frontman at least seemed as genuinely menacing as he was confrontational: At the end of ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Twiztid at the Fillmore lacked a certain demented spirt of mayhem

    Aaron ThackerayKung Fu Vampire Twiztid • Potluck • Kung Fu Vampire 03.26.10 | Fillmore Theater Walking to The Fillmore and being accosted with, "Yo, Juggalo, can I use your phone for a minute?" should have been the first sign that the normal world was somewhere else. Opening act, Kung Fu Vamp ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​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. ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 31, 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 >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 3/20/2008

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    February 14, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 2/14/2008

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