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    October 18, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/18/13 Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith formed this pop outfit in 2008 and recorded two EPs with future keyboard player Aaron Short when the three were students at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland. Taking its name from Trick ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    MON | JUNIP at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/14/13 Formed in 1998, Junip fuses an acoustic folk sensibility with a meditative psychedelia driven by synthesizers. Before the Swedish outfit took off, guitarist and singer José González had a bit of a successful solo career with songs that were used in telev ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    New Denver shows: Passion Pit, Umphrey's McGee and Tech N9ne on sale this weekend

    Passion Pit, still touring on the strength of last year's Gossamer, is making its way back to the the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, October 15 for a show with the Joy Formidable. General admission tickets ($29.75-$36.50) go on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Keep reading for more on the shows g ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    New Denver shows: MGMT, Luke Bryan and Jack Johnson. Tickets on sale this weekend

    After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Coachella 2013 YouTube schedule and lineup

    If you're one of the fortunate ones who's going to Coachella this weekend, feel free to go ahead and skip to the end of this post, where you'll find the full lineup and schedule. If, however, you're a flat broke music lover who'll be attending Couchella, as some clever dude somewhere has coined it, ... More >>

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    March 9, 2013

    SnowBall Music Festival 2013 tipsheet: The eight must-see acts you should catch today

    For those of you lucky enough to be up in the mountains this afternoon for day two of the SnowBall Music Festival gets ready to get underway, you're probably going over the lineup and hatching a plan for what you're going to see today. If so, we've got you covered. We put together a short tipsheet o ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    ALABAMA SHAKES @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/9/13 A number of bands are returning to a Southern-rock sound these days, but much of the music they're making is too derivative to be interesting. Alabama Shakes, fresh off a date warming up for Neil Young, bucks that trend. The group's members, who met in hi ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Snowball Music Festival

    Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 10, Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, 800-979-0332.

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    March 7, 2013

    The SnowBall Music Festival 2013 survival guide

    The third edition of the annual SnowBall Music Festival kicks off tomorrow night in Winter Park. Seasoned veterans that we are, we've put together an exhaustive survival guide for you to ensure that you have the best possible experience and don't become a human popsicle. We know what to bring, how m ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL @ WINTER PARK | FRI-SUN, 3/8-3/10 If the idea of standing outside in the cold and snow sounds positively unappealing to you, either you're not from Colorado or you're new here. Whatever the case, don't let any of that dissuade you from heading up to the mountains for the apt ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Bonnaroo lineup includes trio of Colorado acts

    If you missed the hour-long live-stream a bit ago in which "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the headliners for this year's edition of Bonnaroo, rest easy. We've got you covered. We took notes on all the acts announced thus far. Prepare to be overwhelmed. There's roughly ten billion on the bill, includi ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    New shows: Animal Collective at the Ogden, the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, the Revival Tour

    After the comforting lull of the holidays, things are starting to ramping back up nicely on the concert front. Some big announcements this week, including Animal Collective, who is slated to return to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre with Dan Deacon, and the Avett Brothers who are set for a tw ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    SnowBall 2013 full lineup revealed

    Just before Christmas, the folks behind SnowBall Music Festival began revealing the lineup for the third edition of their annual mountain music festival, which is moving to Winter Park this year from its previous location in Avon. Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Kendrick Lamar and Zion I were among the ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    New shows: SnowBall Music Festival adds STS9 and other acts, the Pharcyde at Fox and more

    New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    SnowBall 2013: Kendrick Lamar, Pretty Lights and Big Gigantic among first acts announced

    Ah, yes, with Denver looking like the inside of snow globe right now, it seems only fitting for the folks at SnowBall Music Festival to reveal the first part of the lineup for the third edition of their annual mountain music festival. EDM and hip-hop heads will be stoked. Pretty Lights and Big Gigan ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The five most listened-to songs and albums of the week, August 20 through August 27

    Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Portugal. The Man at Ogden Theatre, 5/2/12

    PORTUGAL. THE MAN at OGDEN THEATRE | 5/2/12 Portugal. The Man really, really likes Denver -- at least as much as the Portland-by-way-of-Alaska act appreciates band names with unwarranted punctuation and song titles with extra parentheses, it seems. "I know a lot of bands come out and say that every ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Portugal. The Man's Zach Carothers on making mainstream music -- "the kind that is good"

    See Also: • John Baldwin Gourley looked to his roots and found Portugal. The Man's sound • (Photos) Portugal. The Man at the Fox Theatre • Portugal. The Man at the Bluebird To be a member of the newly changed line-up of Portugal. The Man (due tonight at the Ogden Theatre) is to be spontaneo ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A Band of Horses date was just announced at the Ogden in September, Five Finger Death Punch is coming to the 1STBANK Center in October and Blitzen Trapper is due at the Fox in November. On local radio, the Still City, the Swayback and '57 Lesbian g ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Green Meadows Wellness, LLC in Lakewood

    ​Green Meadows Wellness' Steve Meadows is a gray-haired, gruff-voiced man of few words -- beyond the subject of Otis, the Italian mastiff shop dog.

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    May 13, 2011

    Happy Friday: Here's a good place to find a date

    Mark MangerGrab a game... and grab a date.​In Best of Denver 2011, we named Common Grounds the Best Coffeehouse for Finding a Date, thanks to its constant crowd of young professionals who mingle over cappuccinos. But because we're big proponents of ditching online dating and blind set-ups ever ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Junip shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​As reported last week, the Avett Brothers will be at Red Rocks in July, while Warren Haynes and Cake are due at the Ogden in May and June respectively. Also, Arctic Monkeys, who have been working on their fourth album, make their way back to the Ogden again on Monday, May 30, as part of a twe ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Snowball Festival's organizers on how it came together and what inspired it

    ​This weekend's Snowball Festival in the Vail Valley has already surpassed expectations. Barely in its first year, and the festival has put together an impressive lineup that includes acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, the Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives and D ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Suburban Home Records selling off vinyl test pressings

    ​Want to own a piece of music history? Suburban Home Records is selling off a number of rare -- essentially unique, actually -- vinyl test pressings they've amassed over the years. If you aren't familiar with the concept, test pressings are basically just what the name says, a limited run (us ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Portugal. The Man

    Friday, March 26, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.

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    March 4, 2010
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    January 20, 2010

    This Just In: Daughtry, King Khan, Dr. Dog shows announced

    ​Did you catch Daughtry's New Year's Eve performance? We saw a clip, and the dude, who apparently gets mistaken for Vin Diesel a lot, has facial hair and eyebrows that kind of look like they were drawn on his face with Sharpie. Seems a little distracting if you ask us, but the Times Square crowd w ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... 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 >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Sleeperhorse's Josh Friedman discusses story of missing American teacher in Germany

    When Josh Friedman's old band, Sleeperhorse, broke up, he figured it was time for a change. So a few months ago, he moved to Prague to teach English, travel and to move his life forward in a positive direction after having a "pretty shitty first half of the year." Unfortunately, a recent internatio ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of September 14, 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 >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 17, 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 >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Chris Gaffney tribute top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Since Twist and Shout hosted an autograph signing with Dave Alvin at the L2 Arts and Culture Center, it might have helped push the Chris Gaffney tribute, Man of Somebody's Dream, to the top of the store's best sellers for the week ending August 16. After Gaffney died last year, Alvin recruited Jo ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Q&A with the Photo Atlas

    The February 26 Westword profile on the Photo Atlas only scratched the surface of our interview with singer Alan Andrews Jr., guitarist Bill Threlkeld III, bassist Mark Hawkins and drummer Nick Miles. At the house where the band practices and where Hawkins and Miles live, they spoke at length about ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    The Decemberists, Thievery Corporation, John Prine shows announced

    It's been a busy week for concert announcements. Live Nation announced three new Fillmore shows, including Jack's Mannequin on Tuesday, April 7, Thievery Corporation on Tuesday, April 16 and the Decemberists on Tuesday, May 26. John Prine and Levon Helm's Saturday, June 13 show at Red Rocks with Lev ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Born in the Flood announces a mountain mini-tour

    Good news, Born in the Flood/The Wheel fans: The boys have just announced their first shows, and they're coming up soon. The first of five dates (four Flood, one Wheel) comes just before the end of this month, at the hi-dive, and the rest follow in various charming mountain locales. These dates repr ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Sound Bites: Ben Nichols, O Pioneers, Two Cow Garage and more

    After a brief hiatus, Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, is back. In this first edition, Andy Thomas weighs in on five recent national releases from Ben Nichols from Lucero (pictured left), O Pioneers, Two Cow Garage, Portugal. The Man and Jessica Lea Mayfield with Blasphemy after the jum ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Top 10 Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Today, our own Michael Roberts runs down his favorite indie albums of 2008. In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Portugal. The Man

    Friday, November 14, Marquis Theater, 303-292-0805.

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    September 12, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (9/6/08-9/12/08)

    Take my picture and I will bust your ass Here's a handy compendium of all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy pondering why Kanye West hates having his picture taken so badly he decided to bust up $10,000 worth of camera gear and get himself arrested. Reall ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    Portugal. The Man previews new album

    Portugal. The Man was born in Alaska, but it might as well be a Denver band, with how often it seems like the cats come through here, how much we've embraced them and how bro'd down they are with locals like the Photo Atlas, whom they toured with last year. The act's new album, Censored Colors -- wh ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 11 edition

    John Tesh, Red Rocks god. Blogging is fun-damental. Backbeat Online features a slideshow of fourteen memorable (or not) live recordings made at Red Rocks. Which category would you put John Tesh's album in? Also earning items of their own: a preview of the new Portugal. The Man album, a behind-the ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008

    This Just In 9/4-9/10

    ZZ Top rolls into the Paramount on Halloween. The bad new first: After already canceling shows once at the Ogden Theatre, Bow Wow and Bootsy Collins both canceled their shows a second time. The good news: the Fox Theatre announced Matisyahu's November 30 show and added a second Galactic show with ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008
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    August 13, 2008

    Live Review: Rx Bandits, Portugal. The Man, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground at Marquis

    Photo: Chris Velarde Portugal. The Man Rx Bandits, Portugal. The Man, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Marquis Theatre Better Than: You might guess Trying to predict who might show up to last night’s show defines an exercise in futility. Rowdy frat brothers? Check ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    July 6, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Portugal. The Man and More

    Portugal. The Man Church Mouth (Fearless) There's no denying that John Gourley and his two musical pals take themselves mighty seriously. Fortunately, they manage to merge artsiness with whimsy, cheek and good beats. The likes of "Sugar Cinammon," "Oh Lord" and the title track are herky-jerky alter ... More >>

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    April 26, 2007

    'Space Case

    MySpace can be soul-sucking, but it has its upsides.

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    August 24, 2006

    Portugal the Man

    Wednesday, August 30, Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, 1-866-468-7621.

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