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Pete Townshend

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Strangers Will Buy You Beer When Deer Tick Comes to Town

    People throw all kinds of things at Deer Tick in order to express their love of the gritty rock 'n' roll band from Providence, Rhode Island. At the quintet's sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, they threw half-full beers, shoes, even themselves. Even before the group, led by John McCa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    The Who at Pepsi Center, 2/12/13

    THE WHO @ PEPSI CENTER |2/12/13 Pete Townsend's first windmill of the night last night at the Pepsi Center came during "The Real Me." Seeing the famous wind up in person is an entirely different experience from merely listening to Townsend's fret work on the recordings, which is exciting and energe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    Another great batch of shows this week. As always, there is a ton of variety for the music lover in you. Whether you're seeking EDM, jazz, metal, indie or country, there are at least ten reasons to stay up late this week and get down like there's no tomorrow. We've got all of the shows listed in our ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2013

    The Who

    Tuesday, February 12, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497. 

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    The ten best music books of 2012

    This year, ambitious new books tackled the lives of music legends from Neil Young to Pete Townshend -- and many of these 2012 releases managed to burst through genres to offer significantly more than the average biography. We at Backbeat explored memoirs, historical surveys, ruminations on philosoph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Ten most clichéd rock moments from the KISS show last night at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

    See Also: - Ten Best KISS quotes from Comfort Dental - Best looking members of the KISS Army - This KISS fan's dream car can be yours for $10K - The five most shameless examples of KISS's merchandising efforts - Hair today, gone tomorrow KISS was doing clichéd rockstar antics before Spinal Tap mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The Who brings Quadrophenia to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, February 12

    As part of the Who's first tour in four years, the band is taking its 1973 album Quadrophenia on a 37-city North American tour that stops at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, February 12. In addition to performing the album live, the touring band, which also includes Pete Townshend's younger brother Simo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Dan Fong's previously unpublished rock photos on display this Friday at the Gallery on Sante Fe

    Generally, when you speak with someone with strong ties to rock history, you either get an earful of tedious name-dropping or you're forced to endure an exhaustive lecture about how kids today just don't get it. This is not the case with Dan Fong, the famed Denver rock photographer who has shot lege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    American Idiot: What would Rodgers and Hammerstein have thought?

    Because I grew up in a time when we listened to music by the album side, the idea of the rock musical -- essentially a string of related songs hung loosely over a plot -- is easy for me to accept. Still, you have to wonder, as I did while sitting in the audience last night watching American Idiot at ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    November 9, 2011

    Barry Fey signing his new book at Rockbar and Twist & Shout

    ​During his three decades as a promoter, Barry Fey brought in legendary acts like the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and U2. In his new book, Backstage Past, released yesterday on Lone Wolfe Press, Fey chronicles behind-the-scenes stories, some of which have nev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Review: Roger Daltrey at 1STBANK Center, 10/16/11

    Chip KalbackRoger Daltrey last night at 1STBANK Center​ROGER DALTREY at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/16/11Shortly after Roger Daltrey belted out the last note during his full performance of the Who's 1969 album Tommy in Broomfield last night, the legendary frontman summed up the record's significance. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Crazy celebrities, the Korean invasion and more in this week's new release picks, March 14, 2011

    ​We've got a pretty stellar selection of new releases this week that cover a wide array of different interests. While one film nerd might not think Sharktopus worth watching, they'll probably find solace in The Fighter. On the same tone, a gamer who enjoys shooting people in the face will have ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Distance Engine

    Songs in Alphabetical Order
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Top ten five blogs by bands

    Photo courtesy of Kanyewest.com​ Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 21, 2009

    ​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. For ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 14, 2009

    ​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. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 1, 2009

    ​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. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 2, 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. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 26, 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 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 ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Q&A with Roger Daltrey

    Roger Daltrey.​ Just because Roger Daltrey is 65-years old doesn't mean he'd like to spend his golden years sitting on his sofa listening to all the Who albums he helped make so memorable. He's currently in the midst of his first solo tour since the mid-'80s, and by the time he's done, he hope ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Anger Management

    Bobcat Goldthwait brings his act to the Comedy Works.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Bat'leth not the only creative weapon for would-be criminals

    Usually when someone wants to commit armed robbery, he'll bring along a weapon that combines stealth, convenience and anonymity -- a small gun, for instance. Not so one enterprising Colorado Springs man, who this week brazenly robbed one area 7-Eleven store (and tried to knock over a second) armed o ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Yeasayer

    End of days? Why not dance the night away?

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    January 17, 2008
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    February 1, 2007

    Earl Greyhound

    Cynicism and irony are dead to Earl Greyhound.

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    July 6, 2006

    Top of the Pops

    Ray Davies is still a well-respected man.

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Grazing

    There was something for every musical appetite at the Westword Music Showcase.

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    January 19, 2006
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    July 29, 2004

    Fiery Furnaces

    Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade)

  • Culture

    September 25, 2003

    The Reel Who

    Twenty-five years later, a filmmaker comes to grips with his Kids.

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Evolutionary

    Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Eyes Half Open

    Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland.

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Power Play

    Fort Collins's favorite pop label is positively Not Lame.

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Playlist

    Return of the grievous angel--a tribute to Gram Parsons, The Road Kings, Paul Westerberg

  • Music

    August 12, 1999
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    May 29, 1997
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    April 10, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
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    November 7, 1996

    Yesterday and Today

    What the years have done to the Who.

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    January 4, 1995
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    December 7, 1994

    STAIRWAY TO HELL

    OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.

  • Culture

    September 21, 1994
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    September 14, 1994
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    July 27, 1994
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    April 6, 1994
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    March 30, 1994
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