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    April 12, 2014

    The Coachella drug and band pairing guide

    Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together like wine and cheese. Which is why we'd like to recommend a few pairings for those so chemically inclined, a fine list of musical acts coupled with good stuff sure to provid ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    New Denver shows: Channel 93.3's Not So Silent Night, Janelle Monae, Phantogram

    This year's edition of Channel 93.3's Not So Silent Night is slated for Sunday, December 1, at 1STBANK Center. Young the Giant and Group Love, will be joined on the bill by New Politics, Bastille, Saints of Valory and My Body Sings Electric. General admission tickets ($25-$29.95) go on sale this Sat ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    New Denver shows: Excision and Deltron 3030, Michael Buble, PANTyRAID, Living Colour

    Excision is making his way back to the Centennial State to rattle the windows at 1STBANK Center for the inaugural Boom Festival featuring Deltron 3030, Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta, Brillz, Ill.Gates and Robotic Pirate Monkey on Friday, November 15. Tickets ($30-$39.75) for the show are on sale now. Co ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    New Denver shows: Fiona Apple, Lady Antebellum, J. Cole, Of Montreal and more

    After an appearance last summer at the Paramount Theatre, Fiona Apple is making her way back to Denver for a show at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, October 11, with Blake Bills. Tickets ($49.50-$69.50) go on sale this Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. No word on when tickets go on sale to the general ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    New Denver shows: John Legend and the Black Crowes. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend headlines the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Thursday, November 21, as part of his twenty-city Made to Love tour. Reserved tickets ($49.50-$89.50) go on sale on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what local songs are bein ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    The Postal Service at Red Rocks, 5/30/13

    THE POSTAL SERVICE @ RED ROCKS | 5/30 "We had to cancel last night because I lost my voice, but I've got it back, kinda sorta," Ben Gibbard told a packed house last night at Red Rocks, referring to scrapping the previous night's gig in Salt Lake City. "And by kinda sorta I mean this will be kind of ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The twelve best concerts in Denver this weekend

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Johnny Marr on how he created the sound for "How Soon is Now?" without effects pedals

    Johnny Marr is an iconic and influential guitarist best known for his work in The Smiths, which broke up in 1987. His guitar phrases and his genius for crafting textured and tonally rich rhythmic leads has influenced countless rock guitarists of the last quarter century. After leaving The Smiths, Ma ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Ten acts that clearly worship The Smiths

    Few bands in history have cast a longer shadow than The Smiths. They've inspired countless imitators and spiritual successors since they called it quits in 1987. While skinny indie kids moaning about the hardships of life are a dime a dozen, tracking down the successful artists influenced by Morriss ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Water World: Where your bad tattoos take on a new meaning

    I have bad tattoos. Okay, they aren't all bad -- only about 33 percent of them are, if I break it down by specific tattoo artist. Also, since I didn't get my first tattoos (almost all came in pairs) until I was 24, they are strategically placed, meaning that, for the most part, they can't be seen if ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Review: Destroyer at the Bluebird, 6/9/12

    DESTROYER @ BLUEBIRD THEATER| 6.09.12 See Also: Q&A with Dan Bejar of Destroyer. Dan Bejar ambled on to the stage, scanned it left to right, shoved some stray strands of his fro back into place, clenched his eyes shut and wore a look of abstract passion, an expression he kept for the entirety of t ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel on getting his start making electronic music and the tools he used

    Katie ByronJimmy Tamborello of DntelJimmy Tamborello. While the name might not register immediately, you've probably heard his work with the Postal Service, an outfit that also features Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. On his own throughout the '90s, Tamborello, who plays under the name Dntel (due ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Drake's "Fireworks," Thank Me Later's latest leak: Does it live up to its name?

    ​ With close to six months of postponed release dates under its belt, two official videos already out in advance of its supposed release on June 15, and almost every one of its tracks leaked all over the internet, Drake's much anticipated first full-length, Thank Me Later, has generated a ton ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    The Film Dailies

    Staring Up at Giants Again
    Self-released

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    September 13, 2009

    Monolith 2009, Day Two: The Mars Volta, Chromeo, MSTRKRFT, Phoenix and more

    Monotonix set off the SoCo stage.​ Elsewhere: See reviews and photos from Day One. We're back on the Rocks for what, so far anyway, is looking to be a much more pleasant day than Saturday. In case you missed yesterday's festivities, it was viciously cold and wet, and not at all conducive to ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Pet Shop Boys announce tour, skip Denver

    In support of Yes, their tenth full-length album(!), synth-pop kings Pet Shop Boys have just announced an eighteen-date North American tour, to begin at the end of August. The show promises to be filled with plenty of costumes, capers and theatricality. Unfortunately, the tour schedule is focus ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Bob Dylan top seller at Twist & Shout

    Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, released last week on Columbia, grabbed the top spot at Twist and Shout for the week ending May 3. Depeche Mode, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Neko Case rounded out the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    April 27, 2009

    Depeche Mode grabs top spot at Twist & Shout

    Depeche Mode's brand new disc, Sounds of the Universe, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending April 26. Iron & Wine's Norfolk 6/20/05, which was a Record Store Day release, nabbed the second spot while new albums by Manchester Orchestra, Camera Obscura and Booker T were al ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of April 20, 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, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    The Killers

    Friday, January 16, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Saturday, January 17, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.

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    December 12, 2007
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    November 8, 2007
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    June 14, 2007
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    August 7, 2003

    Raised on Radio

    Rooney's power pop infiltrates a valley of angry young men.

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    May 1, 2003

    Johnny Marr and the Healers

    Boomslang(Artist Direct)

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    March 6, 2003

    Pet Shop Boys

    Disco 3 (Sanctuary)
    Erasure
    Other People’s Songs (Mute)

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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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    November 28, 2002

    Let's Clash

    Old and new collide to create the next wave of electronica.

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    May 10, 2001

    Like a Prayer

    Ever since Madonna called, remix artist and DJ Victor Calderone has been basking in a ray of light.

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    May 3, 2001

    Blur

    The Best Of (Food/Parlophone/Virgin)

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    February 8, 2001

    Everything but the DJ

    With Lazy Dog, English songwriter Ben Watt gets a modish makeover behind steel wheels.

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    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

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    November 4, 1999

    Animal Instincts

    The Pet Shop Boys maintain their pop pedigree with a new album and tour.

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    June 10, 1999
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    April 15, 1999

    Party On, Garth

    DJ Garth delivers a blast from the Eighties past.

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    June 11, 1998
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    March 12, 1998

    The Other Superstar DJ

    San Francisco's Brendan McCarthy on his time in the Denver dance world.

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    August 7, 1997

    Plugged In

    Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.

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    August 7, 1997
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    May 15, 1997
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    June 6, 1996
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