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Patti Smith

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Sharon Van Etten on confidence, ghosts and being the worst (or maybe best) stoner ever

    Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten's work just keeps getting better and better. On Are We There, her followup to the rapturously reviewed 2012 album Tramp, she digs deeper than ever before, broadening her creative scope and her musical palette in ways that are simultaneously moving and enthralling. ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    March 11, 2013

    Ten Essential albums from the CBGB scene

    It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... 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 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

    December 5, 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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    September 20, 2012
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    June 13, 2012

    What a wonderful, genderqueer world!

    When I was younger, I thought bisexuality was a party trick. I thought it was something that teenage girls used to get attention. Since I've stopped being a teenage girl, I've learned that there are more than just the three oversimplified dimensions -- gay, straight and bi -- of sexuality. But that' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Punk invades MCA this Friday: Steven Wolf on West Coast punk

    The West Coast punks are pogoing into town this spring at MCA Denver, Gildar Gallery, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and other locations, for a series of shows falling under the aegis of Search & Destroy. So-named for the San Francisco 'zine or the '70s), the ring of satellite shows will come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2012

    Saturday Night Live: The best, worst and most controversial performances

    Update: 10:39 a.m. Sunday The Shins were on Saturday Night Live last night night weekend's musical guests. Being invited to be the musical guest on an episode of SNL has been a benchmark of commercial success for any band of the last forty years. And for good reason: From Andy Kaufman annihilating ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    The Dirty Lookers

    Audio Voyeur
    Self-released

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
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    April 25, 2011

    Top five Pulitzer-worthy music memoirs

    Nothing, to our way of thinking, is more captivating than the true story of very real struggle. We all have these little musical fantasies, strumming our Fenders in the dark of our apartments, listening to a little Miles Davis or Johnny Cash.

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Cowboy Mouth

    Thursday, January 6, and Friday, January 7, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Tonight: William S. Burroughs rides again

    The outlaw novelist is in. ​More than two decades ago, freelance writer Gregory Daurer thought it would be cool to track down William S. Burroughs at Naropa and hook him up to a brain machine. Audio excerpts of Daurer's interview with Burroughs surface in a new documentary on the outlaw novel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Makeout Point is Rad. Bandwagon applications still open.

    Makeout Point is a relatively new Denver band you can call post-punk because it's literally true: At least two of the four members used to be in hardcore bands. They've settled down now with fuzz pedals and melody, and you can hear the lead single from the upcoming 7-inch Night Moves exclusively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of March 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    What is the true definition of punk? Let's consult the experts, shall we?

    Patti Smith provided an interesting definition of punk rock in the current issue of New York magazine: "Punk rock is just another word for freedom." That got us thinking about what punk is and was, and how, as with all abstractions, you get to make up your own definition. As you can see in the ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Angie Stevens to work with Malcolm Burn

    After years of grinding it out on her own, writing, recording and performing here and across the country on her own dime, truly embodying a grassroots, do-it-yourself approach, Angie Stevens is about to get a major boost from a well-regarded member of the music industry. Next month, the affable loc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    Poetry in Motion

    Patti Smith headlines a documentary.

  • Music

    May 22, 2008
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    October 18, 2007

    Reform Movement

    Patti Smith's music gets reinvented in Belmar.

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Patti Smith

    Wednesday August 8, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: The Nels Cline Singers and More

    The Nels Cline Singers Draw Breath (Cryptogramophone) Sorry, vocal fans: The Nels Cline Singers don't engage in any literal singing. Instead, Cline, the guitarist for Wilco, joins bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Scott Amendola (with assistance from Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche) on a series of in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    J Mascis Says "Yeah" and Several Other Words

    J Mascis is a lot better guitarist, singer and songwriter than he is a conversationalist. As noted in the June 14 profile of the reunited Dinosaur Jr., which headlines the June 16 Westword Music Showcase, I quizzed Mascis back in 1991, when a group called Nirvana was opening for his band, and the ch ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Who will be inducted next? Gaze into our crystal ball.

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Song Factory

    Magnolia Electric Co. is powered by one prolific songwriter.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006
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    April 7, 2005

    Morrissey

    Live at Earls Court (Attack)

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    The Gossip

    Tuesday, November 9, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best Jukebox

    Lion's Lair

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Space Team Electra

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Get Hustle

    Dream Eagle 1 (31G)

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Jim Carroll

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best used-cd store

    Twist & Shout

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    Todd Rundgren

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    No Doubt

    Return of Saturn
    (Interscope)

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

  • Music

    November 7, 1996
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    September 26, 1996
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    September 5, 1996
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    August 29, 1996
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    August 8, 1996
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    July 18, 1996
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    October 4, 1995
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    October 19, 1994
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