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Rob Drabkin

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    September 25, 2013

    A list of Colorado flood relief benefit concerts

    Update, 9/25/13: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd has been added to the lineup for this Friday's flood relief benefit at Swallow Hill. Complete information listed below. Although the heavy rains that soaked the Front Range have stopped and the floodwaters have begun to recede, as with any natural di ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Rob Drabkin

    Little Steps
    Self-released

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    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from Broadways

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Adam Steininger hosted at Broadways this past Saturday. Keep reading f ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013
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    January 23, 2013

    New Denver shows: Zac Brown adds third show at Red Rocks, plus Sting, the XX and more

    Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Coohills introduces Beats on the Creek summer concert series

    Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street, has launched a new summer concert series: Beats on the Creek will take place every Tuesday on the restaurant's patio -- and the adjacent bridge over Cherry Creek -- from 5 to 8:15 p.m. "We're thrilled to be offering lower downtown a concert series in an urban setting, ... More >>

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    June 23, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    Alright, it's here! Finally! The waiting is over! The eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase. You've probably already printed it out, cut it out, copied and highlighted the schedule, but just in case you haven't, here's the most up-to-date version of today's lineup for the Showcase. All of the TB ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    Okay, time to officially start getting excited now. The annual Westword Music Showcase is a little more than a week away. Did you pick up your tickets yet? If not, you can still get them at the discounted rate. Prices go up day of the show. By now, you've already seen the lineup of who's playing the ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Skrillex and Neil Young at Red Rocks, moe., Dethklok and Lamb of God among new shows

    Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase local lineup!

    We're just over a month out from this year's Westword Music Showcase, and we've already let you know who we have headlining the mainstage this year -- but keep it locked on Backbeat for another big announcement this coming Monday. Now it's time for us to give up the goods on the local lineup. As you ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Win tickets to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony dinner this Sunday

    This Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, two local icons will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Denver Folklore Center founder Harry Tuft and legendary concert promoter Barry Fey will be entered into t ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Mile High musicians reach out A Mountain of Arms to the people of Japan this weekend

    ​As yet another example of the seemingly inexhaustible generosity of the members of our local music community, this weekend finds nearly two dozen acts from the scene rallying around the people of Japan with a pair of like-minded benefits, A Mountain of Arms at City Hall and Tomodachi: A Conce ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.

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    February 22, 2011

    Lil' Slugger, the Fluid, the Big Motif spun this week on local radio. See who else got spins.

    ​Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only*, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, The Colorado Sound, which originates a ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Tonight: Matt Morris, Jen Korte, John Common and more at Casselman's

    ​Though the sound of Wham's "Last Christmas" may have you wishing it was 2011 already, there is hope. Tonight, Matt Morris -- along with Jen Korte, John Common, Rob Drabkin and a handful of other smiling local faces -- will be singing holiday songs at Casselman's for the "Something in a Pear T ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Dub Skin, Take to the Oars, The Foot, Pretty Lights spun on radio last week. See who else got spins.

    ​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 Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    2010 Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap up

    Kate LevyCheck out the slideshow for more pics from last night.​ Whoo boy! What a time we had last night. Every year, I'm always so energized after hosting the awards ceremony -- not to mention hungover (more on that in a minute). As I mentioned last night (numerous times, apparently), I'm re ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Hello Kavita and Trace Bundy got spins on local radio this week. See who else got love.

    ​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 Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    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 Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    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 Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, ... More >>

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    December 23, 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 Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC ... More >>

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    November 30, 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 Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Something Like Sound blog offers free local digital comp

    ​A group of engineering students who are passionate about music? The mere notion seems incongruous, like, say, a group of accountants forming an art appreciation club and then getting together periodically to discuss the works of Van Gogh and Michaelangelo. Nonetheless, that's exactly the basis fo ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Rob Drabkin to tour with Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam

    ​Sounds like everything's turning up roses these days for el broski with the froski. For those in the cheap seats, we're referring to Mr. Rob Drabkin, the proud owner of Denver's most distinctive do. The singer-songwriter was just tapped to open seventeen dates on Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam's ... More >>

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    October 12, 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 Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and ... More >>

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    September 14, 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 Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and ... More >>

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    August 17, 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 o ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Animal Magnetism

    The dating scene can feel like a zoo. Tonight, it is.

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    July 20, 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 >>

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    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day One

    Aaron Thackeray See photos of Day One's fans on the slideshow page. It's here: The second edition of the Mile High Music Fest is underway, and our gaggle of writers and photogs are shvitzing their way around the grounds to bring you ongoing, as-close-to-live-as-my-fingers-allow coverage of Denver ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    July 14, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up

    David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark in the fleshThe picture above pretty much tells the tale of last night's Westword Music Showcase Awards -- drunk and debaucherous. Everyone (well, we think everyone -- we didn't exactly take a formal poll or anything) had a pretty swell time. Hugs were smiles ... 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 >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Flobots.org community center open house tonight

    The Flobots are serious about their activism. I mean, how many other bands do you know that are opening up a community center to host everything from live shows to speakers and workshops to activist training? The center is kicking things off with an open house tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2705 Lari ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Update: Westword Music Showcase line-up

    Update: As with year's past, before the ink's even dry on the schedule, we've had to make made some minor more changes. Among the recent ones: We've moved the metal showcase from Andrew's to Broadways (two doors down from Bar Standard, next to the pawnshop), and moved the punk line-up to Bannock Str ... More >>

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    May 18, 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 >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Untitled Energy

    The Denver Art Museum will jump again on Friday night.

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    April 14, 2009

    Dialed in: This week's local music radio playlists

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

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    March 3, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local-music radio playlists

    Here's this week's playlists from the area's local-centric speciality shows. This week, we've added the Colorado Wave in addition to the others we're already tracking: Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only and the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is rebroadcast al ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    This weekend: Autokinoton closes up shop at 3 Kings Tavern, Fight With Food drive at Toad Tavern, Horse, 3 the Hardway and Photo Atlas CD release

    Well, sadly, the rumors that have been swirling about for a while now are indeed true. Autokinoton is about to be put to rest. Despite issuing word this past summer that there wouldn't be one, the act's final show is slated for Saturday, February 28, at 3 Kings Tavern, with Kingdom of Magic, Spirit ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009

    Rob Drabkin

    On These Heavy Feet
    Self-released

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    February 19, 2009

    Dialed In: local music on the radio

    At the excellent suggestion of an esteemed reader named Mike -- in a why didn't we think of this before moment -- starting today and every week from now on, we'll be posting the playlists of the other local-centric speciality shows including, Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Local's ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (11/24/08-11/28/08)

    Here's a guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were eating turkey, drinking heavily, watching football or the Sarah Palin video where the guy is slaughtering turkeys behind her. Just so happens that guy's half brother sings for Yerkish.

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    July 3, 2008

    And the Winners Are...

    A complete list of this year's Music Showcase winners.

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    June 16, 2008
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    June 4, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Rebecca Folsom

    Water on Stone
    Sunshine Productions

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    June 2, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    The Write Stuff

    To resonate, a songwriter doesnt have to be original -- just interesting.

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