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Record Store Day

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Defend your Record Store Day purchases!

    Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), April 18-20

    If smoking weed with the masses at Civic Center Park or Easter egg hunts aren't your thing, there's still plenty to Denver in Denver this weekend, everything from debates to art openings to a three-day celebration of music, comedy and, yes, cannabis. We've picked out ten of the best events, all unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    A mostly ridiculous conversation with Magic Cyclops about his greatest hits

    Magic Cyclops returns from the rumors of his premature 2011 death to perform at Wax Trax Records this Saturday, April 19th for Record Store Day. For the occasion he is also releasing a limited edition of his "Captain Badass" single on square vinyl. That night he will reprise his performance and debu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Is Record Store Day worth it?

    Record Store Day is once again upon us, with its candy-colored vinyl and improbably in-store performances and endless lines. Like anything that becomes popular, the holiday is starting to develop detractors among music fans who see it as everything from a pain in the ass to a gimmicky, patronizing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    ALABAMA SHAKES @ RED ROCKS | SUN, 6/2/13 Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has a powerful and mesmerizing voice and she sings with an impassioned believability that sounds like she has experienced a fuller life than her young years could hope to contain. Her earthy vocals and the band's solid, vibra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Denver's ten best Memorial Day weekend shows

    THE HEAD AND THE HEART @ MAGNESS ARENA | SAT, 5/25/13 Formed in Seattle in 2009, this project started out playing open mics and within a year after playing countless shows, the Head and the Heart independently released its debut album. The band, whose self-titled album came out on Sub Pop in 2011, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Ten best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    NATHANIEL RATELIFF & NIGHT SWEATS @ BOULDER THEATER | 5/17 At this stage of his career, particularly in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble. Nonetheless, the limited-edition two-song seven-inch he produced for Record Store Day feels like a fresh and glorious reint ... More >>

  • Music

    May 16, 2013

    Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

    Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
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  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), April 19-21

    Yes, weed is now legal in Colorado. And yes, this weekend is the giant 4/20 celebration. But that doesn't mean that all the fun will be in Civic Center Park.From an alternative 4/20 celebration with music and comedy to Record Store Day to a free theater performance, this weekend is full of events th ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 15, 2013

    Record Store Day 2013: A comprehensive guide

    This Saturday is 4/20. You know what that means? Uh-huh. Time for all of us Coloradoans to celebrate our favorite annual holiday. That's right. Record Store Day! Record Store Day has come a long way since it kicked off in 2007. The third Saturday of April has morphed into an international holiday of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Thanks, Twist & Shout! Here's how to surreptitiously introduce your kids to vinyl

    We all want to raise our kids right, and sometimes that means we hope they'll embrace our beloved traditions, like reading box scores and the Sunday comics, and eating Froot Loops while waiting for the Saturday-morning cartoons to come on. And like hunting through a bin of vinyl records. Twist & Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Denver's five best places to buy records (we mean vinyl)

    See Also: - Ten records we treasure. - Record Store Day 2012 - Phish's Junta is fetching double its Record Store Day price on eBay - Denver's ten biggest hipster bars - Boulder's five biggest hipster bars - Denver's ten best dance clubs For many music fans, the last time they bought a CD might be f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2012

    Is vinyl still a viable format or as obsolete as pager technology in the age of smart phones?

    Today, the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is taking place at Ramada Plaza in Northglenn (I-25 and 120th). For a $2.00 admission, you can sort through a treasure trove of vinyl from over forty dealers from all over the country. While there will also be CDs, posters and other stuff available at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Phish's Junta is fetching double its Record Store Day price on eBay. Clearly it was worth the wait.

    Sleep-deprived Phish fans who woke up early for Record Store Day made a great investment it seems. As noted in our Record Store Day coverage, the most sought-after piece of vinyl on the April 21 event was a limited-edition vinyl pressing of the band's first album, Junta, and the available copies wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Five famous record collections and a look at their doomed (and almost doomed) fate

    See Also: • Five reasons Dilla's still missed five years later • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. • Record Store Day 2012: The hunt for Junta • Complete Record Store Day coverage When Michigan record store owner Jeff Bubeck acquired several thousand recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Ke$ha and the Flaming Lips deliver 2012's most unexpectedly great collaboration

    We expected a lot from the collaboration between Ke$ha and The Flaming Lips -- something rocky, guitar-heavy and feisty, Ke$ha bringing the personality and The Flaming Lips bringing an unmatched quirkiness. What we got, however, was the first decidedly brilliant collaboration Ke$ha has ever done. Ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Die Antwoord, Jack White and Five Finger Death Punch lead this week's new shows

    Oh, man, just when you think the upcoming concert season couldn't get any more stacked there's even more new shows to look forward to. We've received word that Die Antwoord is finally making its way to Denver on Monday, August 6, along with dates with Jack White, Andrew Bird, Sublime with Rome, Five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Bill Kelliher of Mastodon: "We started the band, got in the van and started driving"

    Mastodon (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) formed in 2000 after meeting at a High on Fire show -- at least that's the myth, and it suits this band that has made a name for itself as purveyors of the kind of metal that is less about speed and more about a groove and weightiness. In the dozen y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    Record Store Day 2012: The hunt for Junta -- the scene from Wax Trax and Twist & Shout

    See Also: • A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. • Wax Trax celebrating 33 1/3 birthday in April Like Rob Flemmng's Championship Vinyl in the book High Fidelity, it was "mostly young men." But for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets, 4/20 edition: Levitate, Cypress Hill, Das Racist and more

    See Also: A 4/20 playlist from Westword's marijuana critic William Breathes Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. What's your favorite vinyl?

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, we dug deep into our collection to unearth our favorite pieces of vinyl. These are the records we treasure above all else. Don't even think about asking to borrow them. If there were a fire, these are the first platters we'd make sure to grab. You get the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities

    Whoever says the music industry is dead obviously hasn't observed Record Store Day. While file sharing has certainly dampened CD sales -- removing the casual music listener from the economic equation -- a contingency of hardcore record geeks can still be found thumbing through the bins most weekends ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2012
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    April 2, 2012

    Wilco at Red Rocks June 22-23

    After a stellar show at Fillmore in January in support of its latest release, The Whole Love, Wilco returns to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks on Friday, June 22 (with Punch Brothers) and Saturday, June 23 (with Dr. Dog). On Record Store Day (April 21), Wilco is set to release Mermaid Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Wax Trax celebrating 33 1/3 birthday in April

    For years, Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun, Eolian) thought about throwing himself a 33 1/3 birthday party and having a bunch of his friends spin records. He mentioned the idea to Wax Trax co-owner Duane Davis, and when he did, O'Dougherty discovered that he and Wax Trax were both bor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Record Store Day, the Black Friday edition

    ​Record Store Day was originally started a few years ago as a once-a-year celebration for some 700 independently owned record stores in the U.S., including Twist & Shout and Wax Trax, but the organizers have also included today, Black Friday, as another chance to for music fans to get their ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips on working with Nick Cave and collaborating with others

    ​Since the beginning of the year, The Flaming Lips (due Wednesday, August 3 at Red Rocks) have been collaborating with a number of artists from Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, Lightning Bolt and Nick Cave, as well as releasing their own material in unconventional methods like USB drives embedded in g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front,The Go-Go's are coming to the Ogden Theatre, Fleet Foxes are coming to the Fillmore, and Arvada Center has added shows to its summer lineup. Meanwhile, on local radio, Bad Weather California, Science Partner and Veronica got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2011

    MiM0Sa at the Boulder Theater, 4/16/11

    Britt ChesterMiM0Sa With Mista Mista and Archnemesis Boulder Theater | 4.16.11 With help from Mista Mista and Archnemesis, Mimosa sold out the Boulder Theater last night for the second of what some merely assumed would be a two-show stop. In light of the greatest holiday a music fan could ever ask f ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010

    Fucked Up

    Tuesday, May 4, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    My Morning Jacket top seller at Wax Trax

    My Morning Jacket's Celebración De La Ciudad Natal, a live EP recorded in Louisville and released especially for Record Store Day, was the top seller at Wax Trax for the week ending April 19. Death's 1974 demo, For the Whole World to See, which Drag City released in February, grabbed the number-two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Silversun Pickups grab top spot at Twist & Shout

    The brand new Silversun Pickups album, Swoon, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending April 19. Since the store was pretty busy on Record Store Day (April 18), it's not surprising that special releases for that day by Iron & Wine, My Morning Jacket and Tift Merritt also mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 16 edition

    Who needs dinner when there's dessert? Today in Cafe Society: • Pink Hooter cupcake for a cause. • Beer today, gone tomorrow. • Action at the Icehouse. • Great Divide introduces three new beers -- and a patio. Today in Backbeat Online: • No 1 Left Standing in talks with a major label? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: The Flaming Lips meet the Black Keys

    The Flaming Lips have recorded more than their share of inspired covers over the years -- a fact that raises hopes for their latest, a collaboration with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs on the Madonna chestnut "Borderline." The song will be twinned on a seven-inch single produced for Record Store Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 14 edition

    Thirsty? Today in Cafe Society: • Sketch introduces Wino Wednesdays. • Common Grounds left its liquor license behind in move. • The suit is slingin' Spud Bros. spuds! • Snarf's finally arrives in Denver. • Fear not, sleeved-blanketed drunks: The Denver Snuggie Pub Crawl is very much on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Give the gift of Slayer

    For a desciption of "Psychopathy Red," the Slayer seven-inch arriving in time for Record Store Day, we turn once again to our friends at Vintage Vinyl. "The first new music since 2006's ferocious Christ Illusion, 'Psychopathy Red' is a blast of proper thrash metal by the band that invented it," they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Odds and sods, Blitzen Trapper-style

    Blitzen Trapper's Furr was among the best albums released in 2008. But how good was the stuff that didn't make the final cut? Fans will get a clue or two on Record Store Day, when the band issues a seven-inch single featuring two previously unreleased numbers: "War is Placebo" and "Booksmart Baby." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Renew your (Jane's) Addiction

    Over the years, I've assembled a list of seven-inch singles I most want to secure for my home jukebox -- and near the top of the roster is the 1988 Jane's Addiction release that pairs "Mountain Song" with "Standing in the Shower Thinking." I see copies of it available online every six months or so, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 8 edition

    Here we go... Today in Backbeat Online: • Built to Spill, Mudhoney, the Fluid lead the 2009 Westword Music Showcase headliners. • Q&A with Reggie Youngblood of Black Kids. • Record Store Day preview: Flight of the Conchords take on a racist dragon. Today in Cafe Society: • Fork the recessi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Flight of the Conchords take on a racist dragon

    As pointed out in yesterday's Record Store Day preview, which focused on Vetiver, Sub Pop Records has kept the art of the jukebox 45 alive for two decades-plus -- generally with assistance from actual bands. As for Flight of the Conchords, the duo is sort-of actual, sort-of not. But the music these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 7 edition

    Eat healthy, live healthy. Today in Cafe Society: • Beer AND donuts at Watson's? Oh, why do you toy with my emotions! • Sip and slip into spring at Tamayo. • Coffee Spot: Aviano Coffee. • V.G. Burgers currently homeless as well as meatless. • Primebar poised for a May opening in the forme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Vetiver continues a Sub Pop tradition

    Sub Pop has broken plenty of ground during its more than twenty years of existence. But even as bands on the imprint were shaking up the status quo, its Singles Club was keeping the era of the jukebox single alive -- and today, seven-inches by the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, the Fluid and many other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Jenny Lewis waxes eloquent with Elvis

    Jenny Lewis and Elvis Costello are into sharing. "Carpetbaggers," the A-side of a vinyl single up for sale on Record Store Day, is a Lewis cut from her Acid Tongue album that features Costello on backing vocals. In contrast, the B-side, "Go Away," is a Costello cut from the Momofuku platter that spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 6 edition

    That's the last strawb... Today in Cafe Society: • The Boulder Farmers' Market gets a chilly start. • Stinky Cheese Tour starts at Bistro Vendome. • Colorado Bartenders Guild hosts first cocktail competition. • Milking It: Kellogg's Corn Pops. • Quiznos' take on toasty oven love. • Wome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: April is the month for the Decemberists

    The latest Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love, is a challenging yet rewarding song cycle. Yet "The Rake's Song," which serves as the recording's centerpiece, is as musically compelling as it is lyrically unusual: Lead singer/tunesmith Colin Meloy portrays a widower who bumps off the "three litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Akron/Family matters

    Interested in a preview of the new Akron/Family album, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, which is set for a May 5 release? "Everyone Is Guilty," the A-side of the group's Record Store Day seven-inch, is the lead single from the album, and the VintageVinyl.com describes it kicks off "kicks off a new chapte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 2 edition

    Chopstick to it. Today in Cafe Society: • IACP Conference Report: Drunk and in possession of press credentials. • IACP Conference Report: Food writers are good in bed. • Veggie Girl: US Thai Cafe. • Mini Bar set to open in April. • Green Energy: Jason Sheehan is right! • Opening today: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Bob Dylan gets obscure on vinyl

    Note: Record Store Day is an annual event honoring independent record stores -- a onetime retail staple that's becoming an endangered species. In an effort to preserve this important cultural resource, dozens of artists are lending their support to this year's bash on Saturday, April 18, by issuing ... More >>

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