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    November 11, 2014

    Telluride Bluegrass and Brown Note Productions Nominated for Pollstar Awards

    Pollstar is the most well-known trade publication for the live music industry, so its annual awards are worth taking seriously. So congratulations to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Brown Note Productions, the two Colorado representatives on this year's ballot. Telluride is up for Music Festiva ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    STS9, Jane's Addiction, Victor Wooten Announce Denver Shows

    STS9 headlines the Fillmore Auditorium on New Year's Eve, and tickets ($75) go on sale on Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. Jane's Addiction will perform Nothing's Shocking in its entirety and more songs at the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday, November 19. Tickets ($85) go on sale on Saturday, October 4 a ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    Four people injured by falling rock at a 2011 STS9 Red Rocks concert are suing Denver

    Four people who were injured by falling rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in September 2011 are suing the city of Denver, which owns Red Rocks. In all, seven people were hit by rocks during the encore of a Sound Tribe Sector 9 show, but only four have filed lawsuits. They claim that the city was lax i ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    Red Rocks: Could loud EDM music cause rocks to fall?

    This week's feature, "Rocks and Roll," tells the story of four concertgoers who were injured by falling rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in September 2011. They're now suing the City of Denver, which owns Red Rocks. They allege that the city was lax in its efforts to prevent such an incident and that ... More >>

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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

    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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    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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    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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    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 21, 2010

    STS9, the Heavy and Dimmu Borgir shows announced

    ​After selling out a two-nights at Red Rocks and a show at the Boulder Theater earlier this month, STS9 has announced its return to the area for a three-night stand at the Fillmore Auditorium from Wednesday, December 29 to Friday, December 31. While tickets for the New Year's run go on sale to ... 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 5, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Over a succession of several different dishes at a restaurant whose soundtrack is more Sinatra than Sound Tribe Sector 9, the scampi puddled in a buttery white wine broth scented with garlic and studded with Italian parsley, was the runaway favorite. Can you guess where I'm eati ... 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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    October 28, 2008

    This Just In 10/30-11/05

    The Killers invade Magness Arena on January 17. The big news in this slow week of concert announcements is the Killers January 17 show at DU's Magness Arena. Good news for fans of the Gibbons brothers: some amazing seats for ZZ Top's sold out Halloween show at the Paramount have been released. Bad ... More >>

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    August 29, 2002

    Club Scout

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    January 3, 2002

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