Pere Ubu

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    January 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2012

    Review: Pure Sunshine II at BluebirdTheater, 3/02/12

    PURE SUNSHINE II @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.2.12 It would be hard to have picked the star attraction for this show because the crowd changed and switched throughout the show with some people sticking around for everything. But chances are, no one had seen Spell since its last show in July of 1995. With ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Review: Guns N' Roses at 1STBANK Center, with Black Label Society, 12/11/11

    Eric GruneisenGUNS N' ROSES at 1STBANK CENTER | 12/11/11 Some bands wait until the end of the set or an encore to pull out its most beloved material. Not Guns N Roses. Two songs into the set, the instantly familiar guitar riff was teased two, maybe three times, before Axl Rose cried out, "Do you k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Tom Waits top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Apparently there was a bit of a fight between Tom Waits' Glitter & Doom Live and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream last week at Twist & Shout, and fortunately, Waits, who turned sixty yesterday, was the victor. Blakroc, the Black Keys' new hip-hop project, came in third, while Them Crooked ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Q&A with Mike Watt

    Mike Watt is most certainly a man whose thoughts cannot be expressed in a mere 500 or so words. Needless to say, this week's Rough Mixes entry only highlighted excerpts of our recent conversation with punk's elder statesman. While on tour supporting his newest punk rock opera "Hyphenated Man" and in ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Q&A with Fucked Up's Damian Abraham

    The February 4 profile "Fucked Up Pushes Punk Into the Future By Understanding the Past" is pretty hefty -- nearly 1,400 words. And yet it only uses a small portion of the quotes offered by Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham during a sprawling, wide-ranging and hugely entertaining conversation that c ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    Lil Slugger

    Larimer Lounge

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    January 31, 2008


    Friday, February 1, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    October 8, 2007
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    January 5, 2006

    Weird Al-right

    Two decades on, Little Fyodor is still strange, witty and real.

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    September 29, 2005

    John Wilkes Booze

    Thursday, September 29, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    August 25, 2005

    Retribution Gospel Choir

    Wednesday, August 31, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Knife & Fork

    Miserycord (Cutting Board Records)

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    February 26, 2004

    Lost at Scene

    After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island.

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Soul Assassins

    When it comes to rock and revolution, John Wilkes Booze is loaded.

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Avant Garage

    Nearing thirty years as the most challenging rock band on earth, Pere Ubu waxes enigmatic.

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    February 27, 2003
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    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

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    May 2, 2002

    Rocket From the Tombs

    The Day the Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs (Smog Veil Records)

  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best Radio Lefty

    David Barsamian

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Strange Vibrations

    Sound tumblers Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio flirt with the fault line.

  • News

    August 17, 2000


    Alternative rockers are getting behind Alternative Radio.

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Prague Rock

    Uz Jsme Doma creates a bohemian rhapsody.

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Panther, Panther Burning Bright

    Re-examining the cultural legacy of the MC5.

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    A Weasel No More

    Get reacquainted with Steve Knutson, the Denver rock-scene alum behind four CDs' worth of hip-hop history.

  • Music

    January 7, 1999

    The Power of Positive Thinking

    For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.

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    July 24, 1997
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    May 15, 1997
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    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

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    April 5, 1995
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    March 29, 1995
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    February 8, 1995
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    September 7, 1994
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    January 12, 1994


    The Velvet Underground, Big Star, Guru, The Drop Nineteens