Peter Buck

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    October 7, 2014

    A Flamingo Named T-Boz? Denver Zoo Holds Contest to Name New Chicks

    The Denver Zoo has a strange tradition when it comes to naming its flamingos: It calls them after rock guitarists like Hendrix and Page. In August, the zoo welcomed three new fuzzy grey chicks, and it's holding a contest to name them. The zoo is soliciting monikers for these lovable living lawn orna ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Coors Field Is Considering a Concert Series for Next Season

    If there is a strange request that a concert promoter can make of a musician, it's a safe bet that Scott McCaughey has heard it. He co-founded the Young Fresh Fellows in 1983 and played with R.E.M. for close to twenty years. Lately, he's been on tour with the Baseball Project, an '80s-college-rock s ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Steve Wynn on Hating A-Rod and Why Peter Buck Is a Washington Senators Fan

    Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCaughey (best known for his work with the Young Fresh Fe ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Photos: Denver area's 19 best free attractions and tours according to VISIT DENVER

    VISIT DENVER has assembled several great things-to-do lists under the heading "Denver's Sensational Summer," including the nineteen best free attractions and tours. The roster includes several new selections since last year (see those choices by clicking here and here) plus fresh rankings and new in ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Beck, Conor Oberst and more Denver concerts on sale this weekend

    It's been a hell of long time since Beck played these parts. Now touring in support of his new album, Morning Phase, which he's called a companion piece to 2002's Sea Change, Beck headlines Red Rocks on Friday, August 15. General admission and reserved tickets ($49.95-$57.50) go on sale on Friday, M ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Former Denver guitar maker Scott Baxendale has attracted some impressive clients in Athens

    Master luthier Scott Baxendale lives in Athens, Georgia, these days, but he still has Denver on his mind. In fact, he says has plans to move back here. Right now, though, the gifted guitar maker and former Colfax Guitar Shop owner has his hands full in Athens, between running his latest guitar shop, ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Photos: Denver's best free attractions and tours, part one

    This summer, we've been celebrating Colorado and the Mile High City by spotlighting many of the features found on Visit Denver's site, including our collection of Denver's top eleven hidden tourism gems and the thirteen best free day trips from Denver. But our latest list, featuring the b ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Bob Dylan wears Rockmount to the Medal of Freedom ceremony

    What do you wear to collect the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama? If you're Bob Dylan, a Rockmount Ranch Wear shirt. Looking at photos of the May 29 ceremony, Rockmount president Steve Weil saw that Dylan, a longtime fan of the snap-button Western shirts, was in a Rockmount solid white P ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 today

    "The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought one formed a band." This quote has been attributed to both Brian Eno and Peter Buck (of REM) -- no one is completely certain who said it first, but that's not the point. The fact remains that The Velvet Underground ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 21, 2011

    R.E.M. calls it quits after 31 years and fifteen Colorado shows

    ​After three decades together, the guys in R.E.M. announced today in a statement on the band's website that they're throwing in the towel.

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    April 7, 2011

    Kate Bush gets approved to use James Joyce soliloquy: Five songs that skipped that step

    James Joyce playing "Stairway to Heaven"​The James Joyce estate is well known for its nearly-impossible-to-break hold on the copyright of his works. Case in point, 22 years ago Kate Bush asked to use a soliloquy from Ulysses in one of her songs and was denied. Most people would just give up, b ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    The Decemberists at the Boulder Theater, 2/9/11

    Editor's note: Two of our writers were at the Decemberists show last night in Boulder, and so today we present you with two different accounts of the show from two different perspectives. Two for the price of, uh, none, as it were -- well, unless you count the cost your Internet connection. Adam Pe ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    Johnathan Rice

    Wednesday, July 2, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    June 4, 2008
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    May 29, 2008


    Michael Stipe and company’s latest is filled with a renewed sense of vitality.

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    April 24, 2008


    Warner Bros.

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    January 4, 2007

    Singles Going Steady

    The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.

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    November 10, 2005

    Mind Over Matter

    Welcome back, Patricio Córdova.

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    July 21, 2005


    Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (Vagrant)

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    September 30, 2004


    Around the Sun (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    The Long Winters

    Tuesday, June 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984

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    July 17, 2003

    The Eeling Power of Music

    The man behind the Eels gets happy. Kind of.

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    April 24, 2003

    Yorn Again

    After an auspicious debut, Pete Yorn releases music for a new Day.

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Visible Man

    Former American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel transcends the sadcore label. But don't expect him to jump for joy.

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    November 15, 2001

    Kelly's Heroes

    Kelly Hogan takes great songs by great artists and makes them her own.

  • Music

    June 21, 2001


    Reveal (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Trischka's Treat

    The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.

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    July 15, 1999
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    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

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    July 9, 1998

    The Buck Stops Here

    As part of Tuatara, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck heads in new musical directions.

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    June 5, 1997
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    September 26, 1996
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    June 7, 1995
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    May 17, 1995