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  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Update: See all 73 recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far

    It's not easy to keep up with all the recreational marijuana shops licensed by the City of Denver. Our most recent update, published on April 3, featured 65 stores that have won the blessing of officials. Now, during the lead-up to the annual 4/20 festivities, the total has reached 73. All the lic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Photos: See all 54 recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far

    It was a Happy Halloween at Lightshade Labs, judging by this photo from the store's Facebook page. But it's probably an even happier March, since two Lightshade branches are among the latest shops licensed by the City of Denver to sell recreational marijuana. In the two-plus weeks since our last upd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The album isn't dying, despite what you've heard

    By Michael Corcoran "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Get a Taste of Colorado and more this Labor Day weekend

    Grab your turkey legs: The thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park this weekend, filing the space with more than fifty eateries and food establishments, as well as chef demonstrations. Keep reading for a list of participating food vendors and a taste of what else is on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Taste of Colorado has grown into a major eating orgy

    Grab your turkey legs: The Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park on Labor Day weekend. This is the thirtieth incarnation of the festival, but the tradition stretches back much, much further. After the Silver Crash of the 1890s, the city introduced the Festival of Mountain and Plain as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Kanye West's American Psycho parody with Scott Disick makes me laugh, even if it's not supposed to

    Last week Kanye West dropped a promotional video for his Yeezus album in the form of a (comedic?) tribute to the film American Psycho. The clip is a near mirror image of the unforgettable scene in which Christian Bale axes Jared Leto after torturing him with a pedantic speech about the genius of Hue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Nine Inch Nails' Denver date (well, Broomfield) at 1STBANK Center, Wednesday, November 13

    After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 50-41

    Sometimes we love a song because it's stupid. When the Flaming Lips immortalized a girl for not using jelly, for instance, we treasured the witty idiocy of it all. These are not those songs. These are the radio hits that tortured us with their inane babbling, with lyrics that sound epic and sentimen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    The ten traits of the perfect frontperson

    The best frontmen and women all have something in common. Whether it's their ability to connect with a crowd or the swagger with which they carry themselves, their fashion sense, the intrigue that surrounds them or their reckless disregard for their own well being, they all have that ineffable "it" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Resolutions for 2013: I promise to stop being a dick and shut up about Belle & Sebastian

    New Year's resolutions are typically useless; they're often way too ambitious and usually forgotten by February. But there's value in the ritual of taking stock of the past year and making goals for the year to come. When I was asked about my resolutions, I said couldn't think of a thing I'd like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Lucky '13: Michael Trundle, Lipgloss co-founder and resident DJ

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    "Here I Go Again," by Whitesnake: One man's shlocky dreck is another man's anthem

    We all have it -- that one song that stopped us in our tracks the first time we ever heard it, that continues to give us pause each and every time it's played. In our periodic feature, Deep Cuts, we share the personal stories behind our all-time favorite songs and how and why we came to love them. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" provides soundtrack to enlightenment -- and being fired

    We all have it -- that one song that stopped us in our tracks the first time we ever heard it, that continues to give us pause each and every time it's played, and we each have a song -- and a story that goes along with it. Deep Cuts is our latest feature, in which we share the personal stories behi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Deep Cuts: On Oasis, people named Sally and why I will never look back in anger

    We all have it -- that one song that stopped us in our tracks the first time we ever heard it, that continues to give us pause each and every time it's played. Granted, some of us (see below) are a little more obsessive about these songs than others, but we each have a song -- and a story that goes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Competition is Blown Away on the charts this week by Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with her fourth album, Blown Away, selling 267,000 copies. Underwood's latest trails only Madonna's MDNA, which sold 358,000, as the biggest-selling debut of 2012. Another noteworthy feat for Underwood this week: She f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. What's your favorite vinyl?

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, we dug deep into our collection to unearth our favorite pieces of vinyl. These are the records we treasure above all else. Don't even think about asking to borrow them. If there were a fire, these are the first platters we'd make sure to grab. You get the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Taylor Swift and The Hunger Games top Adele and One Direction this week

    Lots of noise on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the past two weeks, and it hasn't been from Adele...for once. Last week, newcomers One Direction made history as the first British import with a number-one album debut -- neither the Spice Girls nor the Beatles had albums ever debut at number one in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call for 2011

    Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    My first art purchase: a Louis Recchia piece from Pirate when I was nine or ten years old

    ​This is part of a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week, saluting some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. I didn't think my childhood was different from that of anyone else who grew up in a working class home -- until a slumber party in Catholic school alerted me to my w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Review: Denver does CBGB at the hi-dive, 10/29/11

    Josiah Hesse​DENVER DOES CBGB at HI-DIVE | 10/29/11While the rest of the world celebrated Halloween weekend 2011, down at the hi-dive this past Saturday night it was 1976. Less a Halloween show and more akin to a Civil War reenactment or a Renaissance Festival, the night offered romanticized t ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? turns a bratty sweet sixteen this Sunday

    Today, the brothers have reversed their stance and are looking back in anger -- at each other.​When (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was released, its presence on the scene was almost as explosive as its creators' antics. Noel and Liam Gallagher -- sometimes jokingly known as Cocaine and Abel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    The amazing feats of the Acro-Cats: A photo preview

    Only one more hurdle until haz cheezburger.​The spectacle of cats doing tricks is pretty impressive, but the really astounding feat is that anyone could coerce a cat -- nature's most indignant house pet -- into doing tricks at all. Nevertheless, that is the trick accomplished by the (we're ass ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010
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    September 28, 2010

    YouTube is a secret motherlode for mashup makers and remixers

    Click play on that video. What do you hear? Why, it's the classic Oasis track "Wonderwall," sans any musical backing. Now, upon hearing that, you will have one of two reactions -- you will ask yourself, "Why do I care about this?" or you will say, "Wow! I could totally remix that and/or get my mas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Today: Taste of Colorado opens in time for lunch

    ​The Taste of Colorado, which opens at 11:30 a.m. today in Civic Center Park, serves up much more than turkey legs, snowcones, kettle corn and roasted nuts -- although those classic snacks are available, too. But there are also restaurants, gourmet carts and other culinary companies with bo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010
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    December 3, 2009
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    November 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 2, 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. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Q&A with Tom Campesinos! of Los Campesinos!

    No, Los Campesinos! isn't a band from a Spanish-speaking country. It's based in the U.K. And no, Tom Campesinos!'s last name isn't Campesinos!. He and his fellow bandmates perform under half-pseudonyms, Ramones style. As for his real name, Tom didn't spill -- but he did share plenty of other stuff i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Oasis at Broomfield Event Center

    Oasis, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Matt Costa Monday, Dec. 8 Broomfield Event Center Better than: Seeing a band that's past its prime play in a high school auditorium. Circa 1997, an Oasis concert would have filled a venue the size of the Pepsi Center, with its official capacity estimated between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Q&A with Noel Gallagher from Oasis

    Dig Out Your Soul, the seventh studio release by Oasis, marks a new role for Noel Gallagher, the band's figurative helmsman and one of its literal frontmen. Gallagher, who took on the role of producer for the band's previous studio outings, has handed complete production control over to Dave Sardy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 3 edition

    As you like it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Sebastien Tellier (pictured) talks about Sexuality in a naughy Q&A. • Oasis' Noel Gallagher gets the Q&A treatment, too. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout gives a listen to Mike Marchant's campfire songs. • A look at photographer Peter Beste's black- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    This Just In 12/4-12/10/08

    Tickets for B.B. King's April 10 Boulder Theater show go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.  There was a lot more action this week with concert announcements, including Scott Weiland's gig at the Gothic Theatre February 2, KBPI's Birthday Bash with Slipknot, Coheed & Cambria and Trivium March 3 at t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2008

    Oasis

    Dig Out Your Soul
    Big Brother/Reprise

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (9/27/08-10/3/08)

    Due to a crippling, worldwide shortage of seventeen-minute solos, Phish has decided to reform Here's a friendly, easy-to-use index to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy doing that weird stoner hippie dance in celebration of the recent news t ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2008

    Wyman’s No. 5

    Shiner on!

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

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    December 4, 2007

    Last Night ... The Cult, Action Action @ Fillmore Auditorium

    The Cult, Action Action December 3, 2007, Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Seeing any band with “Guns,” “Revolver,” “Velvet,” “L.A.” or “Roses” in the name. The show was half-packed with strippers, heshers and goths, none visibly underage. Enough open space lay waiting for a b ... More >>

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    October 17, 2007

    The Best of Denver Winners from 1985

    In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>

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    December 16, 2004
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    July 1, 2004

    Bear vs. Shark

    Friday, July 2, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    In Da Club

    The Paladium

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
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    March 29, 2001
  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Oasis

    Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
    (Epic)

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