Serge Gainsbourg

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    October 31, 2014

    The Six Creepiest Children in Songs

    Happy Halloween! Let's celebrate with a list of the six best cameos from creepy children in song. By Ryan Wasoba See also: The Eighteen Best Concerts in Denver This Halloween Weekend

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    February 14, 2013

    The ten hottest musical pairings

    For centuries, men have known that the real power of music lies in its ability to get you laid. From "panty-dropper" mixtapes that your parents made back in the day, to John Cusack standing outside the window with Peter Gabriel on the boombox, to that little boy banging on the drums in Love Actually ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Director Larry Wessel on his documentary ICONOCLAST and his fallout with Boyd Rice

    ​When filmmaker Larry Wessel started working on ICONOCLAST, he didn't know it was going to turn into a six-year filming project. But then again, his subject, Boyd Rice, has been a wild and curious abstraction of a performer, whose work in music with the NON was a forerunner in noise and indust ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    April 17, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Doves and more

    Doves Kingdom of Rust Astralwerks It's not exactly a mystery why Doves remain more popular in the U.K. than on these shores. After all, the band's music tends toward denseness, not instant accessibility -- and Jimi Goodwin and the brothers Williams, Jez and Andy, feel that brevity is highly overr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Uncontrollable Serge

    Serge Gainsbourg. Histoire de Melody Nelson, a 1971 tour de force by eccentric French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, is among the top reissues of this still young year -- and thanks for unearthing it goes to Light in the Attic, an imprint that specializes in bringing worthy oddities back onto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Q&A with Apollo Sunshine's Sam Cohen

    Diverse, surprising albums and an explosive, inventive live show are the hallmarks of Apollo Sunshine, a trio of friends – Sam Cohen, Jesse Gallagher and Jeremy Black – who met at the Berklee College of Music the better part of a decade ago. The group’s three albums, including the brand-new Sh ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Pro Choice

    What does your jukebox selection say about you?

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film.

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Diaspora Jammin'

    The best underground music from the U.S., Brazil, the U.K., the Caribbean and Africa.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Sly & Robbie

    Thursday, November 4, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Bertrand Burgalat

    The Sssound of Mmmusic (Tricatel/Emperor Norton)

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Ulan Bator

    Ego: Echo (Young God Records)

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Border Crossing

    Through its nods to tradition and embrace of innovation, Calexico emerges as a desert bloom.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sage Advice

    KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Momus/Kahimi Karie

    Stars Forever (Le Grand Magistery)/K.K.K.K.K.(Le Grand Magistery)

  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

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    October 2, 1997