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    April 11, 2014

    Spring ski and snowboard season is in full swing this April weekend

    There's still plenty of snow and some excellent riding to be had over the next few weeks, but some of our favorite end-of-season festivities are also well underway. Get it while the getting's good with this weekend guide to where to bikini ski, surf some icy ponds, and even kayak down a ski slope. ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    The best EDM shows in Denver in December

    DECADENCE NYE at COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER | 12/30-12/31 Just to tease a few of the artists: Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Keys and Krates, Tiesto, Dada Life, Pretty Lights, Odesza, Above & Beyond, Paul Basic, and 12th Planet. Need we say more? Decadence landed in Denver as a result of Triad Dragons' ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    October 3, 2013

    From Phish to Floyd, the ten best light shows

    For many bands, the light show is almost as integral to the live act as the music, so much so, in fact, that lighting directors are often heralded as an additional member of the group. These illumination wizards have the most open and creative space to work in, and as result, they're able to create ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    ARAABMUZIK @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE (WITH STS9) | FRI, 9/6/13 When it comes to EDM production these days, it seems like it's all been done before. Just the same, Rhode Island's AraabMuzik (aka Abraham Orellana) is doing everything he can to shatter any preconceived notions you might have about dance ... 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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    August 23, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    DERRICK CARTER @ NORAD | FRI, 8/23/13 When fans of house music talk about Derrick Carter, they use words that might seem hyperbolic to those not in the know -- words like "legendary." But the truth is, every superlative that's used to describe the man is wholly appropriate. At age nine, he was alrea ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    PRETTY LIGHTS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 8/16-8/17 Returning to the Mile High City for his now-annual two-night run at Red Rocks, Pretty Lights maestro Derek Vincent Smith is bringing an album's worth of new music and a talented cast of characters to entertain the hometown crowd. On Friday, Pretty Lig ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013
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    August 15, 2013

    The six must-see acts at Arise Music Festival

    The Arise Music Festival kicks off today at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland and runs through Sunday. Take one look at the schedule, and you'll quickly see there are an overwhelming number of acts on the bill. We narrowed it down to the half-dozen acts you must-see. Keep reading to see which ones we picked ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    KEGGS & EGGS @ LODO'S | FRI, 3/15/13 In addition to being a Denver institution at this point, Keggs & Eggs has become a signifier of spring and annual monument to daytime drinking. No matter who's playing KTCL's free St. Patrick's Day shindig, the lines start forming in LoDo just after midnight. In ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    The five best local musical missed connections on Craigslist, illustrated for your amusement

    The Ogden. 3/1 (Denver) This is for the guy with the long hair at the Griz show near the bar. I don't know who you are but the odor that was emitting from your hair was horrendous. I can't not even begin to explain how bad you smell. This wasn't just a few days without washing your hair, this was al ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    ALABAMA SHAKES @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/9/13 A number of bands are returning to a Southern-rock sound these days, but much of the music they're making is too derivative to be interesting. Alabama Shakes, fresh off a date warming up for Neil Young, bucks that trend. The group's members, who met in hi ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL @ WINTER PARK | FRI-SUN, 3/8-3/10 If the idea of standing outside in the cold and snow sounds positively unappealing to you, either you're not from Colorado or you're new here. Whatever the case, don't let any of that dissuade you from heading up to the mountains for the apt ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    SnowBall 2013 full lineup revealed

    Just before Christmas, the folks behind SnowBall Music Festival began revealing the lineup for the third edition of their annual mountain music festival, which is moving to Winter Park this year from its previous location in Avon. Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Kendrick Lamar and Zion I were among the ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    New shows: Lotus three nights at Boulder Theater, Crystal Castles at the Gothic and more

    A perennial favorite in Colorado, Lotus is making its way back to the Centennial state for a trio of shows at the Boulder Theater, while Crystal Castles is set to return for a date at the Gothic Theatre and Anthrax tops the Metal Alliance tour, a stacked bill at the Summit Music Hall this April that ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    New shows: SnowBall Music Festival adds STS9 and other acts, the Pharcyde at Fox and more

    New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Dec. 28-30

    As we gear up for the New Year's Eve weekend, it's looking like an epic line-up for shows, including Yonder Mountain String Band's four-night stand at the Boulder Theater, String Cheese Incident's three-night run at the 1STBANK Center, the Lumineers' two-nighter at the Odgen Theatre, the Black Angel ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Win tickets to Decadence New Year's Eve!

    If you've seen our calendar for New Year's Eve in Denver, you already know that the options for how to rein in 2013 are endless in this city. But how many of them are free -- and this rad? We here at Backbeat have gotten our hands on six completely costless tickets to the event we listed as number s ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    October 31, 2012

    Amon Tobin and Twista due on New Year's Eve at City Hall and Vinyl. Early bird tix available

    We just received word on the lineup for New Year's Eve at City Hall and Club Vinyl. With everything else going on for the post-Mayan end of year celebration, the folks at SoCo have put together an enticing lineup this year that will one-up their New Year's Eve parties in past years, which included a ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    The weekend's best dance music: Trick or Bass, Guy Gerber, Peaches, Sonic Blossom and more

    DJ ISHE @ HOT 107'S TRICK OR BASS at GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 10/12/12 DJ Ishe (aka Nate Lappegaard) has been making music longer than most of his fans have been alive. Nearing his two-decade mark as a DJ, Ishe is one of the underdog producers in Denver who's helped propel the dubstep scene, and he's d ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    New shows: STS9 and String Cheese NYE runs, Fun. at 1STBANK, DeVotchKa and more

    New Year's Eve is shaping up to be an epic night of shows, with the String Cheese Incident pulling into 1STBANK Center for a three-night NYE run (tickets on sale this Saturday, September 29), STS9 plays three shows at the Fillmore (tickets on sale Friday, September 28), and the Motet's Beginning of ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Denver music field guide, chapter two: Five kinds of music fans and how to spot them

    The city of Denver is known for its various species of beer geeks, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans, but the varied climate of the Denver music scene cultivates a diverse cluster of fans, from metal heads to hippies to Juggalos. Here, in the first of several chapters in our handy field guide, you ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Five coveted Colorado music-industry jobs

    See also: - Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax - The five best outdoor venues in Colorado that aren't Red Rocks - Five best midsize venues in LoDo and Ballpark - The ten best green rooms in Denver and Boulder Colorado is an incredible place for live music -- from our outdoor venues, ... More >>

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    January 14, 2012

    Review: Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1/13/11

    Photo by Britt ChesterSOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 at the FILLMORE | 1/13/12Somewhere toward the end of the first set, STS9's Zack Velmer and Jeffree Lerner took the reigns on drums and percussion for a monumental, LED temple-constructing percussive solo that left the auditorium in complete disarray. If the ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Best Denver concert photos of September, 2011

    Holy crap, there were a lot of shows this month. It was difficult to pick our favorites of the bunch, especially with big-name acts like Taylor Swift, DMX, Blink 182 and Ke$ha rocking the stages in Colorado. We have so many photos, it's tough to sift through them all, which is why we've hand-selecte ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Tonight: Gillian Welch at Arvada Center

    ​After a sold out show in Boulder last night, Gillian Welch (due tonight at the Arvada Center) gifts fans with a second appearance in Colorado, while closing out the season for the outdoor venue. Along with her longtime musical collaborator David Rawlings, Welch brings stories of tragedy and a ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Pretty Lights, DJ Craze, Thievery Corporation and more on this weekend's Dance Card

    Pretty Lights.​There's so much on our Dance Card this weekend that we know you'll have a tough time deciding whether you'd rather see Pretty Lights or Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks. Why not do both? Or select one of the other events on our list that's more to your taste? Whatever you decid ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    The 1Up vintage arcade and bar slated to open next week in the former Blues on Blake space

    Updated: More photos of the 1Up have been added to the end of this post. Photo: Jon Solomon​​About a year ago, Jourdan Adler started a quest to collect vintage games. Now he's got close to thirty original uprights, from Galaga to Pacman to Donkey Kong, and they're all from 1985 and earl ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Celebrate the holidays with Mile High Sound Movement on Christmas night at Cervantes'

    Lalena JaramilloJay Jaramillo (from left), Wally Behnfield, Zack Karuzas, Ronnie Weberg, Dustin Fay, Mark Mitchell, Jeff Hudson and Juan Medina are part of the Mile High Sound Movement family​From their humble yet impressive beginnings throwing parties in the basement of Wally Behnfield's hous ... More >>

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    October 10, 2010

    Last Night: Re: Definition brings underground electronica to the masses at Cervantes

    The New Deal.​ RE: DEFINITION The New Deal|MartyParty|Orchard Lounge|Raw Russ DJ Rootz|Future Rock|The Floozies|Tokimonsta|Sonkin 10.9.10 | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom/The Other Side Dubstep is here to stay -- at least for a while -- and last night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, sever ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    The Three Best Craigslist Missed Connections from Sound Tribe Sector 9 at Red Rocks

    Aaron ThackerayAn STS9 fan at Red Rocks​Did you find your soulmate this past weekend at Red Rocks? A few people might have, had that special person not scampered away before phone numbers or texts were exchanged. Sigh. If you didn't find the face of your vanishing love in our slideshow, yo ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Widespread Panic, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights shows announced

    ​Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    This Just In: Rush, Social Distortion, Sheryl Crow shows announced

    ​As this summer's Red Rocks schedule begins to fill in, a few more were added this week, including Rush, who will be performing its epic 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever on the Time Machine Tour, which kicks off in June. The band, who is currently working on i ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Jennifer Jasinski from Rioja and Bistro Vendome

    Lori Midson ​This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jennifer Jasinksi; to read part one of that interview, click here. Best food city in America: San Francisco Bay. I love the growing capabilities of the area and how you're so closely tied to the land. Restaurants there have the opp ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    What are Jay-Z's 99 problems? We know a bitch ain't one.

    ​ It's well known an this point that Jay-Z (appearing tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sound Tribe Sector 9, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy) has 99 problems, and a bitch, most certainly, ain't one. Curiously, though, until now, no one's really taken a hard look at just what Hova's 99 problems are ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    New Year's in Denver: Things to do that (we sincerely hope) won't suck

    ​We posted this last week, but just in case you were on vacation and missed it, we thought it might be handy to post it again, because, well, tomorrow's New Year's Eve and all, you know? And you might still be in need some ideas on how to ring in the New Year. So have at it, friend! For good m ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Win tickets to see Daedelus tonight at the Bluebird

    ‚ÄčAll right, anybody feel like turning this Monday into Funday? How's about it? Thought so. With that in mind, we've got a pair of tickets up for grabs to catch Daedelus tonight at the Bluebird with Musa and CacheFlowe. Daedelus? Who's that, you say? Ah, glad you asked. Last time Daedelus (aka Alfr ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Freeloader: Pretty Lights at the Ogden Theater on Saturday

    All right, who's getting hyped for the Pretty Lights show tomorrow night at the Ogden, which has now evidently sold out? Yeah, us, too. Should be completely stupid. Three back-to-back sell outs in Boulder, Fort Collins and Denver? Not to shabby. If the name Pretty Lights still has you drawing a bl ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: The Glitch Mob

    ​The Glitch Mob started out as a Los Angeles-based DJ collective that pooled its collective talent to make a more collaborative music with expanded sonic possibilities. As individual artists, Ooah, edIT and Boreta have released solo albums of cutting edge electronic music but it is as a team t ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    July 23, 2009

    Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights

    In this week's paper, we featured a short Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights, an act whose last two albums have surpassed 110,000 digital downloads. As with most of our Rough Mixes interviews, the piece only told half of the story. The Pretty Lights mastermind sat down recently with u ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Q&A with Lucas Field of Low Vs. Diamond

    Lucas Field, the frontman for Low Vs. Diamond (the subject of a profile in Westword's November 27 edition), is a Seattle native -- but he spent his college years at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he played in a jam band whose music has little in common with the tunes he's making with hi ... More >>

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    August 29, 2002

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    January 3, 2002

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