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Paul Epstein

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Is Record Store Day worth it?

    Record Store Day is once again upon us, with its candy-colored vinyl and improbably in-store performances and endless lines. Like anything that becomes popular, the holiday is starting to develop detractors among music fans who see it as everything from a pain in the ass to a gimmicky, patronizing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    The Colorado Music Hall of Fame slated to move into the Red Rocks Trading Post next summer

    Next summer, The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving to Red Rocks. All of the exhibits from the inductees, which have been on display at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield since the hall's inception in April 2011, will be moved into a new home at the Trading Post in time for next year's summer conce ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Cool! Katie Reinisch moves from the Colorado Legislature to Red Mango

    Katie Reinisch kept her cool through four years at the Colorado Legislature, when she was communications director for the Senate Democrats, so it's not surprising that she's having a blast running her own frozen-yogurt spot. "It's so fun, and I'm learning so much," she says. "I'm actually creating j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Cool jobs: From the Colorado Legislature to Red Mango

    Katie Reinisch managed to keep her cool through four years at the Colorado Legislature, when she was communications director for the Senate Democrats, so it's not surprising that she's having a blast running her own frozen-yogurt spot. "It's so fun, and I'm learning so much," she says. "I'm actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Peter Black on growing up around music, So What! and the importance of community

    See Also: Tonight: Peter Black at the Meadowlark Peter Black (aka Peter Gurule) first gained renown as a DJ as part of the long-running and legendary club night, So What! Since then, he's made a name for himself not just as a skilled DJ in a very real sense of the term but as someone who has taken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #15: Grateful Dead's first time at Red Rocks in 1978

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the the first time the Grateful Dead played at Red Rocks in 1978. The origins of Colorado's jam band "scene" are pretty nebulous, but July 7, 1978, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #16: Radiohead's gear gets jacked in 1995

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the time when Radiohead had all of its gear stolen outside the Rockmada before a 1995 show at the Ogden Theatre. Okay, so it's bad enough that Radiohea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities

    Whoever says the music industry is dead obviously hasn't observed Record Store Day. While file sharing has certainly dampened CD sales -- removing the casual music listener from the economic equation -- a contingency of hardcore record geeks can still be found thumbing through the bins most weekends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    John Denver's Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction is tonight at the 1STBANK Center

    ​ So tonight's the night when the Centennial state finally gets a place of its own to recognize all the great musicians who've helped put our fine state on the map over the years. And while there's a lengthy list of worthy inductees, it's pretty fitting that John Denver is the first musician ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Your complete guide to Denver's Record Store Day events

    ​Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday, and stores around town have been preparing for the epic event in a variety of ways. The exclusive release list is huge, but so far, most stores aren't confirming or denying their inventory. The owner of Twist & Shout Records, Paul Epstein, confirms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    The Tavern's Frank Schultz encounters some flak on Colfax

    The former Flix cafe could become a Tavern.​ It's been a year since Neighborhood Flix, the ambitious movie theater/café in the Lowenstein project, pulled the plug -- but with any luck, the lights will soon be back on at 2510 East Colfax Avenue. That's because Frank Schultz, who runs Tavern Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Tavern Congress Park will replace Neighborhood Flix

    This sign should be coming down soon.​Tavern Congress Park, a new bar and restaurant planned for the former Neighborhood Flix Cinema & Cafe inside the Lowenstein complex (2510 East Colfax), will be the next in a series of outlets run by Denver's Tavern Hospitality Group -- which also owns the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Beatles albums dominate top sellers at Twist and Shout

    ​There was a whole a Beatles mania happening at Twist & Shout last Wednesday when the remastered versions of the Fab Four's catalog were released. People lined up before the store was open and the store was sold out of the The Beatles Mono Box Set fifteen minutes after opening. "Then, througho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Still a chance (a chance!) to see Meese at Twist and Shout this evening

    The cheery gentlemen of Meese will play some music at 6 p.m. this evening at Twist and Shout (2508 E. Colfax, 303-722-1943‎), in celebration of the release of their first album, Broadcast. The store gave out wristbands to everyone who pre-ordered the album, and as usual, the Wristbanded People ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    Independence Day

    Musicians band together to support record stores.

  • News

    June 19, 2008

    Well, I'll See a Horse's Ass!

    In hindsight, "Mustang" is a real welcome to Denver.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Westword Music Showcase, Year One

    Neither I nor most of the other folks who helped put together the first Westword Music Showcase had the slightest clue what we were doing -- not really. It's nothing short of a miracle, then, that the event -- then called the Westword Music Awards Showcase -- has not only survived but thrived, and c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Ben Harper and John Butler Release CDs Cut at Twist & Shout

    Since opening in October 2006, Twist & Shout's Lowenstein Center HQ, at 2508 East Colfax, has earned loads of praise from locals like us. Now, folks well beyond the metro area will begin to learn the store's name thanks to a pair of high-profile releases recorded live in Twist's terrific performance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Rock the Mike

    Tony Rock proves it runs in the family.

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Backwash

    The last gulp.

  • Goods & Services

    March 27, 2003

    Best Record Store

    Twist & Shout

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Backwash

    Music everywhere: Music Lowdown 2002 and the Westword Music Showcase covered both the recording industry and live, in-the-flesh performances.

  • Goods & Services

    April 4, 2002
  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Ripple Effect

    Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Backwash

    During ski season, local promoters know there's gold in them thar hills.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Backwash

    Red Rocks has Friends in high places.

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