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Rachael Pollard

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Introducing Syntax Physic Opera, a venue and restaurant with an interesting theme

    Jonathan Bitz says the process of opening Syntax Physic Opera has been heavy, it's been emotional and it's been by far the hardest thing he's ever done. He was hoping to have his music venue and eatery at 554 South Broadway (which most recently housed the Bar and the Atrium) open late last year, but ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    MGMT @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | FRI, 9/6/13 Back in 2008, at the peak of their Coachella-studded career, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser were living one dream (deliciously abstract pop art) and singing about another: one rooted in Paris, heroin, cocaine, "elegant cars" and "models for wives," to ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    ALT-J @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | THURS, 9/5/13 With prime slots this years's Coachella and millions of YouTube views, Alt-J is one of the hottest emerging acts in the country right now on the strength of its latest effort, The Lateness of the Hour. Alt-J sold out the Bluebird last spring, and this week ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The best DIY shows in Denver in September

    GOLDRUSH MUSIC FESTIVAL @ SIDEWINDER & CRASH 45 | 9/27-9/28 In its third year, Goldrush Music Festival will again feature some of the most intriguing experimental artists in the world of underground music today, including Noveller, led by Sarah Lipstate, who as a member of Parts & Labor, helped ushe ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Titwrench 2012 at Glob and Mercury Cafe, 7/27/12 and 7/28/12

    TITWRENCH 2012 @ GLOB | 7/27/12 It felt like the summer broke just in time for Titwrench 2012, and when things got kicked off a bit after 8 p.m. on Friday night, the climate inside Glob suited the music of opening act, Cardinal Veil. Julie Slater has played violin solo before and used the instrume ... More >>

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    April 28, 2012

    Jules Bethea-Rateliff and Joe Sampson talk about Joe's first official release, Kill Our Friends

    See Also: Best of Denver 2008: Best Singer-Songwriter Since moving to Denver in 2000, Joe Sampson has been a highly visible member of the scene, but it's always been either as member of bands like A Dog Paloma or Bad Weather California, or collaborating on projects like Wentworth-Kersey or playing ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Cobraconda, Real Estate, Joe Sampson, Carbon Choir and more

    Welcome to the weekend! You've worked hard all week and now it's (almost) time to cut loose. As usual, plenty on tap this weekend. The Cobraconda dudes kick things off tonight at Illegal Pete's with a party celebrating the release of their new disc, Spring Break, while Real Estate showcases its ware ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Titwrench director Sarah Slater: "Women are creating their own paths in music"

    As the director of Titwrench, Sarah Slater is a staple of the Denver music scene. No, not a staple -- more like a three-ring binder that holds together a massive catalogue of civic talent, a human Rolodex of artists past and present. Beyond Titwrench, Slater keeps herself busy year 'round with a num ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Titwrench 2011 travelogue: Sin Desires Marie, Christina the Hun, Coathangers and much more

    Tom MurphyBast at Titwrench 2011 doing some belly dancing​TITWRENCH FESTIVAL | 7/29-7/31/11Friday, July 29 - Glob Every year it seems as though someone involved with Titwrench (likely Piper Rose) comes up with some kind of ritual to start off the festivities. This year, a woman calling herse ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Kaia Wilson on Team Dresch, how she got into punk and her first solo tour in fourteen years

    ​Kaia Wilson (due tonight at Yellow Feather Coffee) was a teenager in the late '80s and early '90s in Oregon when she became involved in the Pacific Northwest's underground music scene. Although she played shows with many of the famous bands of the era with her band Adickdid, she first came to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Got plans after The Denver Film Festival? You do now.

    ​It's that time again. Next Thursday night, the Denver Film Festival kicks off. Although the various films are clearly the main draw, by no means are they the only attraction. As in years past, the real excitement takes place after the screenings. For those who are unable to get their hands on an ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
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    August 5, 2009

    Rachael Pollard: tough on trash

    Marcus Huser​Denver singer-songwriter Rachael Pollard has (thankfully) had more than her allotted fifteen minutes of fame around town over the past few years. But what the heck, here's another fifteen seconds: In a report that aired yesterday on CBS4 News concerning the city's proposed trash-colle ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Last Night: Rachael Pollard at GlobGlobGlob

    Rachael Pollard, Doo Crowder, Spoke Shaver, Rotaree, TemplesThursday, March 19, 2009GlobGlobGlobBetter than: Not falling asleep at work, which I'm now certain to do tomorrow.In military operations, planes often fly at low altitudes to avoid radar detection. If that's true in cliché form as well, th ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 20 edition

    Photo by JensenThe 3Oh!3 fans in Texas know how to throw signs, too. It seems so unfair that I've been stuck inside all day... Today in Backbeat Online: • 3OH!3 SXSW tour diary by Kam from Chain Gang of 1974. • Epilogues SXSW tour diary. • Overcasters SXSW tour diary. • How to cope with SX ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Shadowy man on a shadowy planet

    (photo: Jeff Klapperich)While I was out last weekend, an unassuming gentleman approached me and asked if I had room in my pocket for a CD. We'd met before, but I didn't remember that in the moment. I hate when I forget names and faces. Fortunately, Donny Rose was forgiving and gracious as he handed ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 12.17.08

    Man, what an unbelievably fun show we had last night on 101.5 FM. Eryc Eyl, Tom Murphy and A.H. Goldstein joined me in the studio for the first of a two part Moovers & Shakers special edition of the show. Over the course of two hours, as we discussed and played some of our favorite music from th ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    October 15, 2008

    Fascination Street: War of Words

    What we have here in our country is a clash of some old political ideologies. Some people are all up on the “Hope for Change” tip, while others are all like, “Change, sure, but not on my dime.” On one hand you have a hint of classique socialist reform. It makes sense. It’s seems to be the ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    August 15, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (8/9/08-8/15/08)

    Jackson Browne thinks McCain is a dick (ed. note: this is pure conjecture) Here's a friendly one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were wondering how the hell John McCain thought he could get away with using a song -- without permission ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    June 4, 2008

    Westword Music Showcase Lineup and Schedule Revealed

    You know when your mom sometimes goes on and on about how handsome you are, or how talented you are and whatnot, and you're all like, "Ah, ma', you're supposed to say that crap. You're my mom"? Keep that sentiment in mind right now as we tell you just how wicked cool our kid is. The lineup is for th ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008

    Rearview: The Week In Review (5/16/08 - 5/23/08)

    Here's a run down of what you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while all eyes were on R. Kelley, who was undoubtedly ruing the day that he gave in to his body, which was evidently telling him "yes," while his mind was telling him "no"...

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Denver Music’s Media Onslaught

    Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.

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    May 21, 2008

    Q&A with Rachael Pollard

    Rachael Pollard likes roller skates. A lot. She got married with her skates on, played a few gigs with them on and even skated in the pivot position for the Red Riding Hoods roller derby team for about nine months. It might be something to keep in mind when listening to her sing, as there’s someth ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Sharing the Wealth

    An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.

  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Living Room Series

    Jonathan Bitz creates a new night to keeps the spirit of A Moveable Feast alive.

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    June 21, 2007

    The F-Troop

    This years Showcase was quite the earful.

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    June 14, 2007

    Westword Music Showcase 2007

    Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Westword Music Showcase! This year’s Showcase, set for Saturday, June 16, in the Golden Triangle, is bigger and better than ever (yes, I know we say that every year, but it happens to be true). For starters, the all-ages Outdoor Stage has moved two blocks t ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007
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    January 25, 2007

    Class of 2007

    A half-dozen acts that we think will catch fire this year.

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 16, 2006

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Critic's Choice

    Rachael Marcy

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