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    April 1, 2014

    Denver's best dubstep shows in the past seven years, according to Sub.mission

    Sub.mission dubstep is arguably the most influential music authority in Denver. Consistently winning Westword's Best Of Denver awards for various shows and events, Sub.mission has been bringing the underground dubstep sounds to Denver for seven years. Thanks to founder Nicole Cacciavillano, and a cr ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Bonobo at the Ogden Theatre, 4/26/13

    BONOBO @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4/26/13 A capacity crowd filled the Ogden to see Bonobo this past weekend. However, words like "sold out" and "capacity" don't accurately describe the electric scene inside and outside the theater. Every nook and cranny of the theater from the rafters to the rear of house wa ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Where's God: Insane Clown Posse's Violent J speaks frankly about God and religion

    Since the early '90s, Insane Clown Posse has built itself into arguably the most successful independent band of all time. The cult of fandom surrounding ICP is unprecedented and notorious (the FBI considers Juggalos to be a gang). Outside of its home state of Michigan, the polarizing act has develop ... More >>

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    March 9, 2013

    Churchill at Ogden Theatre, 3/08/13, with Ha Ha Tonka, the Autumn Film (review, photos)

    CHURCHILL @ OGDEN THEATRE | 3/8/13 Outside of its stint at KTCL's Not So Silent Night back in December, Churchill has kept a rather low profile locally since its pair of headlining shows at the Bluebird back in September. That was right after the band had been picked up by A&M/Octone. Since then, t ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    New shows: Alabama Shakes/Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Paramore, Jim James

    There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Railroad Earth at the Ogden, 1/18/13

    RAILROAD EARTH @ OGDEN THEATRE | 1/18/13 It started with a slow, purposeful beat from drummer Carey Harmon, followed by a careful fiddle line from Tim Carbone and a rapid round of banjo picking by Andy Goessling. And then mandolinist John Skehan had his turn in the solo spotlight, and from there, p ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 20, 2012

    The thirty best concerts of 2012

    While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    The twenty best hip-hop shows of 2012

    As much of a stronghold as our town is for EDM, Denver is also a hotbed of hip-hop. Although we've always held true to the assertion, and such a declaration would seem perfectly reasonable to even casual observers, the point was never driven home more definitively than when we took a look back at th ... 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

    November 13, 2012

    New shows: Sigur Ros, Carrie Underwood, Bloc Party, Big Head Todd, Divine Fits and more

    It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>

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    September 22, 2012

    Atmosphere at the Ogden Theatre, 9/21/12

    ATMOSPHERE @ OGDEN THEATRE | 9/21/12 If a journey through the archives of Atmosphere's extensive music history wasn't enough to blow the pants off a sold-out Ogden, then a freestyle session to close the night certainly was. What started as a subtle track laid down by the beat-boxing loop master him ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012


    Thursday, April 5, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    April 3, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Sleigh Bells at Ogden Theatre April 13

    Sleigh Bells are coming the Ogden Theatre on Friday, April 13. On the heels of a new album that just dropped and a Saturday night Live stint that got everybody worked up, Sleigh Bells is making its way back to the Mile High City to no doubt assault and completely overwhelm the senses with a set that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2011

    Review: Social Distorion at the Ogden Theatre, 12/3/11

    Eric GruneisenThe unmistakable guitar of Mike Ness of Social Distortion, last night at the Ogden Theatre.​SOCIAL DISTORTION at the OGDEN THEATRE | 12/3/11Early on in Social Distortion's Friday night show at the Ogden, the first of a three-night stand, frontman Mike Ness thanked the crowd for c ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011


    Friday, October 21, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.

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    October 19, 2011

    Photos: Primus's sold-out show last night at the Ogden, 10/18/11

    Les Claypool of Primus last night at the Ogden Theatre. More Primus at the Ogden photos. Although Primus was last in Denver only back in August, opening for the Flaming Lips at Red Rocks, the San Francisco band and '90s radio staple took top billing for two nights in Denver this week at the Ogden T ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Photos: Foo Fighters, Odd Future, X, OFF!, Misfits and Melt Banana over the weekend

    They don't call it Rocktober for nothing. There was no shortage of options this past weekend: Foo Fighters at the Pepsi Center, Odd Future at the Fox and at the Ogden Theatre, X at the Summit Music Hall, OFF! at the Marquis Theater, Melt Banana at the Larimer Lounge, Misfits at the Summit and Chrome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Great American Beer Festival hop-heads make Best Photos of September list

    Remember way back to last month? We do, as proven by our gallery of September's best photos, which features shots from this weekend's Great American Beer Festival and much more. And while you're at it, don't miss shots from Furthur at Red Rocks, ICP at the Ogden and lotsa other stuff accessible at o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Cut Copy to do DJ set October 4 at Larimer Lounge

    ​Each time Cut Copy has come through town over the last few years, the Australian indie electronic group has played a bigger venue as its popularity grew, moving up from the Larimer Lounge in 2008 to the Bluebird in 2009 to the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, October 4. After the Ogden show, fans wi ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Game coming to the Ogden and Fox

    Game​Rapper Game hits the the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 2 and the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, November 3 as part of R.E.D. Tour in support of his fourth album,The R.E.D. Album, which came out in August on Interscope/DGC after almost two years of delays. Game was a recent cover-story su ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Tesla bringing acoustic tour to Ogden Theatre

    ​While Tesla has done its share of amplified rocking over its twenty-five year history, the band has also been successful going the acoustic route. Five Man Acoustical Jam went platinum and helped inspire MTV's "Unplugged" series. Now celebrating the twentieth anniversary of that album and the ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Girls gone wild on the streets of Denver and other weekend images (PHOTOS)

    ​The women seen here have tongues and they weren't afraid to use them in front of Westword photog Aaron Thackeray, compiler of this Streets of Lodo gallery. And that's not all. Peruse Adele at the Ogden, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae at 1STBANK Center, Amanda Lepore at Tracks (NSFW) and more on ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Unrequited love at Girl Talk and String Cheese Incident

    It keeps people up at night, Googling and searching Larger version below.​Facebook until they're bleary-eyed zombies at 4 a.m. There are entire genres of film dedicated to it. And with concert season warming back up, the chances of finding yourself on Craigslist Missed Connections are pretty h ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    St. Pastie's Day photos put new twist on the wearing of the green

    ​You may have celebrated St. Patrick's Day this past weekend, but the Burlycute burlesque troupe saluted St. Pastie's Day instead -- and that's hardly the only new slideshow guaranteed to get your Irish up. Check out our Keggs & Eggs gallery, plus Drive-By Truckers at the Ogden and more on our ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    Public Enemy at The Ogden, 2/19/11

    Photo: Eric Gruneisen​Public Enemy has, for upwards of 26 years, put out rousing music that incites the masses both in recording and live show. Last night at the Ogden Theatre though, the crew showed out as if they had something to prove. Don't call it a come back. They've been here for yea ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Day of the Dead comes to life at Vain -- and in our Over the Weekend photo gallery roundup

    ​A Dia De los Muertos get-together may sound morbid, but the Day of the Dead gathering at Vain in honor of 25 artists looks lively in photog Aaron Thackeray's slideshow. See the sights, plus galleries spotlighting Mark Chestnutt's gig at the Grizzly Rose and the Yard Dogs Road Show at the Ogd ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Bra tattoo guy and other strange weekend sights

    Photo by Kate Levy​Our weekend started with dueling pianos, ended with a guy with a bra tatted on his chest, and was plenty busy in between, including a trip to Beta and the La Roux show at the Ogden. See photos of the mayhem at

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    April 7, 2010

    Spoon brings Transference to life, avoids playing it safe at the Ogden

    ​ Spoon • Deerhunter • Michachu and the Shapes 04.6.10 | Ogden Theatre There are so many people crammed into the Ogden that it's difficult to see the stage. The guy in front of me is rubbing against me so often I'm wondering if his girlfriend is going to get jealous. If the place is stil ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Over the weekend: Pretty Lights at the Ogden Theatre

    Aaron Thackeray​ Pretty Lights • Lyrics Born • Bobby Collins03.13.10 | Ogden Theatre There is so much sweaty cleavage dangling over the railing of the Ogden's upper deck. One girl, in her haste to abandon her inhibitions, has rolled her shirt up so high that fully half her bra is in vie ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Ozomatli at the Ogden

    (Editor's note: The author is a moron and forgot his camera. The above video is basically what happened in the Ogden lobby). Ozomatli with the Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Ogden Better Than: Whatever you did, unless whatever you did featured a thousan ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Yo La Tengo at The Ogden

    Sarah Myers​ Yo La Tengo with Cheap Time Saturday, October 9, 1009 The Ogden Theater Better Than: Dreams of flying In concert footage, there are always people near the front, grinning like idiots and swaying back and forth. These people always look like hippies in the worst way. Meaning cont ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Pretty Lights and pretty people

    Aaron Thackeray​ Pretty Lights lit up the Ogden on Saturday, and you can read about it on the Backbeat blog. As far as we can tell, everyone who wasn't there was spread throughout the city, looking prettier than us and trying drink Denver dry. (Or fighting breast cancer!) See their efforts at ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    August 24, 2009

    Over the weekend: The Avett Brothers at the Ogden Theatre

    ​The Avett Brothers, Sally Ford and the Sound Outside Saturday, Aug. 22 Ogden Theatre Better than: Most of the shows I've seen this summer. I never thought I'd see a full-fledged hootenanny on the stage of the Ogden Theatre. But during choice moments of the Avett Brothers' Saturday set, an appea ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Booze, beats and bachelorettes

    Letitia Salazar​ It was a busy weekend in Denver, with a fashion show on Thursday, Mos Def and Talib Kweli at the Bluebird on Friday, the Avett Brothers at the Ogden on Saturday, the Flaming Lips at Red Rocks on Sunday, and the grand opening of a new nightclub downtown. So if you're looking t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The blog shortcut, February 2 edition

    Blogs guaranteed to appeal to your groundhog. Today in Backbeat Online: • Spinning the wheel. • Charles Spearin: The Happiness Project. • Live review: Hot Congress Show 1 at Moe's Original Barbecue. • The Boss was made for loving you. • See video of Reno Divorce at the Ogden Theatre. ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club hits the road with Reverend Horton Heat

    Photo: Gary IsaacsBefore heading off across the pond for a sizable nineteen-day jaunt through Europe in April, Slim Cessna's Auto Club will be crisscrossing Colorado in the company of the Reverend Horton Heat. Kicking things off at the Ogden Theatre this Friday night alongside Reno Divorce, the band ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 8 edition

    What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 ye ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 1 edition

    New blogs for a new month. Today in Backbeat Online: • Live reviews of Will Swindler's Elevenet (pictured) at Dazzle, plus Boyz II Men at the Ogden Theatre, Wetlands, Monofog and more at the Larimer Lounge, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk and friends at Rhinocerpolis, and Yeasayer at the Bluebird T ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Tonight: 3OH!3 on Last Call with Carson Daly

    Set your DVRs to stun. Word has it the 3OH!3 hooligans, who have reportedly sold out their recently announced second night at the Ogden Theatre in January, will be making Americans holla til they pass out tonight from temperature controlled confines of a Burbank soundstage when their Last Call wit ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    April 17, 2008


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    July 27, 2006


    Wednesday, August 2, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

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    September 18, 2003

    Hit Pick

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    March 27, 2003

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