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Ryan Adams

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    August 4, 2014

    The Fourteen Best Concerts in Denver This Week

    Red Rocks plays the classics this week, with performances by Chicago (with REO Speedwagon) and Boston. It'll also host a damn good time of a double-bill in Chromeo and Cut Copy. The rest of our picks follow. See also: Cut Copy on Interactive Billboards, Unusual Guitars and the Summer of Love

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    June 10, 2014

    Ryan Adams, Sondre Lerche and Alt-J tickets are on sale this weekend

    Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, Ray LaMontagne, Train and more are part of this year's FMQB Triple A Conference's concerts at the Fox Theatre from Wednesday, August 6 to Friday, August 8. Tickets for the shows, which are $49.50 and include three acts per night, go on sale on Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Ten acts that clearly worship The Smiths

    Few bands in history have cast a longer shadow than The Smiths. They've inspired countless imitators and spiritual successors since they called it quits in 1987. While skinny indie kids moaning about the hardships of life are a dime a dozen, tracking down the successful artists influenced by Morriss ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    The ten biggest assholes in rock

    Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Five more concert buzzkills

    So a couple of weeks ago, we laid out what we thought was the complete compendium of the biggest concert buzzkills. Turns out, though, we left a number of entries out, and so with your direct input (Whiskey Bulldozer and Surf's Up), we went back to the drawing board, literally, and came up with five ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    The twenty best concert quotes of 2012

    We go to concerts for the music, but the best moments are often unrehearsed. For some bands, a show is just a series of songs -- the moments between, nothing but time to be killed until the music begins again. But we don't go to concerts to kill time-- and, truly, we don't go to hear songs, either, ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Getting stoned with comedian/musician Chella Negro

    After years of performing her soul-folk songs around the Denver music scene, Chella Negro hooked up with this town's blossoming comedy community when she joined the all-female sketch group LadyFace. Proudly public about her affection for ganja, Negro was the ideal candidate for our Getting Stoned ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    The thirty best concerts of 2012

    While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Dave Matthews to perform for free Sunday in Aurora for Obama/Biden grassroots event

    Update: Campaign reps alerted us to an error in the initial release: Dave Matthews will be appearing solo. Our post has been amended to reflect this. There's four days until the election. Only four. We know this first because, well, at least a dozen helpful Obama for America volunteers reminded us ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    The Head and the Heart perform for free tomorrow in Boulder for Obama/Biden event

    Okay, so while the election is reducing some little girls to tears, we're nowhere near sick of all the attack ads and gladhanding leading up to the big day next week. Kidding. That's sarcasm, in case you missed it. We're as sick of all that crap as you are, Ms. Abigael Evans of Fort Collins. But eve ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Ryan Adams at the Boulder Theater, 10/29/12

    RYAN ADAMS @ BOULDER THEATER Half of the fun of seeing Ryan Adams live, apparently, is getting to hear all his banter. He has a fascinating duality: One minute he's completely enthralling the crowd with a heartfelt ballad, and then he bookends the tune by casually offering up a hilarious one-liner ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Gotta Vote: Ryan Adams playing free acoustic set tonight at Boulder Theater for Obama/Biden

    While Mitt Romney may have Kid Rock, Rodney Atkins and, uh, Meat Loaf (!) in his corner, El Presidente has Ryan Adams in his, and, well, musically, that's pretty much a trump card if ever there was one. Adams is throwing his muscle behind the Obama/Biden campaign this evening by playing a free acous ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    Joe Sampson

    Kill Our Friends
    Fellow Creature Recordings

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    February 5, 2012

    Review: Ryan Adams at Temple Buell, 2/4/12

    RYAN ADAMS @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 2/4/12 Show just ended a little over an hour ago. We'll have a full review for you in the morning, along with an illustration from the illustrious Mr. Noah Van Sciver. Be sure to check back in then. In the meantime, page down for the full setlist from the show. ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Ryan Adams, Lotus and more

    Update: The Ryan Adams show originally slated for tonight the Temple Buell has been postponed until tomorrow night. The Dr. Dog show has also been postponed, but a new date has not been announced. What's a little snow? Blizzard schmizzard. There's too much great music this weekend to stay at home. ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    (Updated) Ryan Adams survival guide: Things to know before you go

    Pax-Am Records Update (12:53 p.m.): So check this out: A couple more things you should know here. First of all, the show has been postponed until tomorrow night due to inclement weather (shocker, we know). Secondly, whatever sensationalist malarkey you've read about Ryan Adams being some sort of up ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Ryan Adams

    Friday, February 3, Buell Theatre, 303-893-9582.

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    January 19, 2012

    Poets Row

    Exquisite Corpse
    Self-released

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    November 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambin ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Radiohead, Roger Waters, the Descendants and Los Lobos were announced. Nautical Mile, Tennis, Churchill and Dressy Bessy got spins on local radio. And new and recent releases from Tom Waits, Wale a ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Brad Paisley's at the Pepsi Center in January, Salt-n-Pepa's at the Gothic in December and Donavon Frankenreiter comes to town in March. Air Dubai, In the Whale, Jen Korte and Saints got spins on local radio. And new and recent re ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Guns N' Roses is at 1STBANK Center in December, and in January, Wilco's at the Fillmore and the Jayhawks are due at the Ogden. Air Dubai, Gauntlet Hair, Ian Cooke and Jonny Barber & the Living Deads all got some spins on local rad ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, Mute Math is coming to the Gothic in January and Kid Rock's at the Fillmore in December. On local radio specialty shows, Crimson Red, ManCub, the Foot. and DeVotchKa all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our loca ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Behold Nathaniel Rateliff's beautiful "Shroud"

    All right, before when send the Backbeat blog into sleep mode for the long weekend and we commence to chilling hardcore with our kinfolk, filling our bladders with beer flavored beer and our bellies with unreasonable amounts of barbecue, we thought we'd leave you with another delightful clip we st ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Oasis at Broomfield Event Center

    Oasis, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Matt Costa Monday, Dec. 8 Broomfield Event Center Better than: Seeing a band that's past its prime play in a high school auditorium. Circa 1997, an Oasis concert would have filled a venue the size of the Pepsi Center, with its official capacity estimated between ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    September 28, 2007
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    August 2, 2007

    Ryan Adams Is As Prolific As Ever

    This troubadour's artistic inclinations still know no bounds.

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    August 1, 2007

    Ryan Adams Isn’t Taking it Easy

    This August 2 profile of Ryan Adams provides a taste of the eccentric interview the singer-songwriter recently conducted with Westword. Below, find the whole meal – a sumptuous spread of conversation and contradictions, complete with a serving of metaphysical hippie-isms that concludes the chat in ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007

    Ryan Adams

    Easy Tiger
    Lost Highway

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    April 26, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Another Order of Joe

    Here's a bonus for fans of Joseph Arthur, who's profiled in the April 26 edition of Westword. The published piece was based on an extensive Q&A reproduced below. Among the topics Arthur touches upon: his risky new solo album, Let's Just Be, and why at least one song on it is closer to punk rock than ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know about to avoid cultural ostracism.

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    November 30, 2006

    Willie Nelson

    Songbird
    Lost Highway

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    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

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    December 29, 2005

    Down-Home Delights

    Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere.

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    December 1, 2005

    Teletunes

    Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.

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    October 6, 2005

    Ryan Adams & the Cardinals

    Jacksonville City Nights (Lost Highway)

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    May 12, 2005

    Ryan Adams & the Cardinals

    Cold Roses (Lost Highway)

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    April 21, 2005

    Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter

    Tuesday, April 26, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.

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    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    October 25, 2001

    Ryan Adams, Jay Farrar

    Gold (Lost Highw), Sebastopol (Artemis)

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    June 14, 2001

    Whiskeytown

    Pneumonia (Lost Highway)

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    October 12, 2000

    Ryan Adams

    Heartbreaker (Bloodshot Records)

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    September 18, 1997
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