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    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    The ten best concerts of the week

    BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Brian Eno's Before and After Science turns 35

    Brian Eno's 1977 album Before and After Science marks the end of an era. In the four years before it came out, starting in January of 1974, Eno released no fewer than three solo pop albums, and this, his fourth, was to be his last for almost thirty years. By the time he returned to song-oriented voc ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Steve Marker of Garbage on his approach to production and the joys of living in Colorado

    Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Soundgarden's Matt Cameron on the reunion and singing on Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

    ​In 1984, Soundgarden (due at Red Rocks tonight with The Mars Volta) started out as a three piece with Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Within a year, the trio recruited Scott Sundquist to play drums, so that Cornell could cultivate his skills ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

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    June 9, 2011
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    October 27, 2010

    The National, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, the Slits filled our playlists this past week

    ​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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    October 4, 2010

    More free deep-space Western weirdness from Michael Garfield

    ​When you think solo acoustic guitar, what comes to mind? Some classical finger-picking perhaps? Or some some folky jerkoff at a party, who needs John Belushi to come along and set his ass straight by smashing his guitar? Or maybe you think of looping alien soundscapes with a Western feel and ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Q&A with Cuong Vu of Speak

    G. Sand Photography Studios​ Forward-thinking trumpeter Cuong Vu has performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson and David Bowie. He's toured the world and released four albums under his own name. After a stint in New York, Vu moved back to the Northwest, where he is now assistan ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Q&A with Adrian Belew

    ‚ÄčAdrian Belew has lead something of a charmed existence as a musician for the last thirty years, from his first high-profile gig as a guitarist for Frank Zappa in 1979 to his later work with Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, David Bowie and King Crimson. Though possessed of preternaturally able technic ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009

    Hall & Oates

    Sunday, August 30, Paramount Theatre, 303-623-0106.

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    June 18, 2009

    Q&A with the Church's Marty Wilson-Piper

    Twenty-nine years into its career, the Church recently released Untitled #23, one of its most accomplished works in an already remarkable string of albums over the last decade. We had a chance to have a candid conversation about the band's music, the true meaning of artistic significance and its daz ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    April 17, 2008

    Tera Melos

    Friday, April 18, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    June 1, 2007
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    November 23, 2006

    Parenthetical Girls

    Friday, November 24, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    The Fire Theft

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    January 2, 2003

    The Home Team

    Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Culture Clash

    Alex Paterson returns from Orblivion with a disc that inspires passionate responses.

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    October 21, 1999

    Getting Out of the Led

    Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones goes it alone.

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    September 30, 1999

    Genre Divide

    Chicago's post-progressive- math-punk-rock-jazz quartet Sweep the Leg Johnny is a sonic non sequitur.

  • Calendar

    October 22, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 22 - 28. 1998

  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

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    October 2, 1997
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    August 7, 1997

    Plugged In

    Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.

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    March 13, 1997

    A Legg to Stand On

    Guitarist Adrian Legg sees his music as serious fun.

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    February 27, 1997
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    February 13, 1997

    Quiz Show

    Before you declare yourself a Grammy expert, let Backbeat test your skills.

  • Music

    January 2, 1997

    Get Local

    Begin 1997 with the ten best Colorado CDs of 1996.

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    December 20, 1995
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    October 25, 1995
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    June 14, 1995



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    January 4, 1995
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    July 6, 1994