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Smokey Robinson

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | PENTAGRAM at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/28/14 If you've seen Last Days Here, you're familiar with the frustrating tale of Pentagram. Formed in Virginia in the early '70s, the pioneering psychedelic metal band should have, by all accounts, realized massive worldwide fame. Instead, success evaded the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    MusicFest at Magness Arena, 5/25/13

    MUSICFEST @ MAGNESS ARENA | 5/25/13 The Head and the Heart took the Magness stage at around 10 p.m., after the outdoor acts played earlier in the day and the three other groups played the main stage off and on for about three hours. At that point, folks seemed far from electrified. By the end of ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SHAMROCK & ROLL @ VIEWHOUSE | SAT, 3/16/13 With St. Paddy's Day happening this weekend, there's a ton to do. If you're looking for something holiday-centric, you obviously have plenty of options. But you really can't do much better than our free show, Shamrock & Roll, at the Viewhouse tomorrow after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Five best concerts in Colorado this weekend

    See also: - Brennen Bryarly goes Into the Night as option4 - Parting words: A Sauna Q&A before its farewell show - Sharon Van Etten Q&A: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal" - Q&A with Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance - Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights Welcome to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Motown Tuesdays at Beauty Bar is all about some good times, good, classic music and good food

    Noah Ray's grandmother probably never guessed that her waffle recipe would be served up at a bar -- yet, for some reason, it's a natural fit alongside fried chicken and Motown. After only a month and a half, Beauty Bar's newest venture already has a following of sweaty dancers and casual, chilled-ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Denver's soul ambassadors converge at the Deer Pile on Saturday, August 25 for Can U Dig It!

    See Also: - Mile High Soul Club keeps the Meadowlark sweaty with classic Motown - Nightcap: Membership has its privileges at the Meadowlark's Mile High Soul Club On Saturday, August 25, former Backbeat scribe and longtime local musician and DJ, Jason Heller, is coming together with Reggie Blanding, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Nightcap: Membership has its privileges at the Meadowlark's Mile High Soul Club monthly

    See Also: Mile High Soul Club keeps the Meadowlark sweaty with classic Motown and vintage soul When I walked into the Meadowlark on Friday for Mile High Soul Club, I was greeted by the sight of a woman sporting a beehive that would've made Marge Simpson envious and a pair of folks who looked like R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Mile High Soul Club keeps the Meadowlark sweaty with classic Motown and vintage soul

    See Also: - Hey, DJ! Q&A with Tyler "Danger" Jacobson - Photos: Mile High Soul Club at the Meadowlark - Denver's ten best dance clubs The soul mavens behind Mile High Soul Club grew up on a diet of Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and Motown 45s played by their parents. "My parents listened to '60s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Cracker Barrel: Skip the CDs and store up for the hash-brown casserole

    I heard last week that Cracker Barrel has an exclusive CD out by a band called Eden's Edge. I had no idea who this band was, or that Cracker Barrel did music -- or even or that people still buy CDs. Last I checked, Cracker Barrel was that old-timey chicken-fried stop off the off-ramp with the potpou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 21, 2009

    ​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. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

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

    ​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Clownin' around with Brandon Marshall

    The behavior of Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, whose "hamstring injury" over the weekend followed obvious signals that he'd rather undergo several weeks of continuous dental work that participate in the team's training camp, clearly isn't to the liking of YouTuber garyhoosier. He's created a v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Warped Tour, Kings of Leon, Judas Priest shows announced

    Sunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake and Flogging Molly, among others. A few mor ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Showcase Hip-Hop History, Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Eminem and LL Cool J

    LOCALS ONLY With Westword’s Music Showcase going down this weekend, let’s take a quick look at what the last five hip-hop winners have been up to the last five years: The Pirate Signal (Yonnas and DJ A-What) who won in 2007, has just released its new mixtape The PS Pt. II: Of Gods and Gangster ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2008

    She & Him

    Volume One
    Merge Records

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008
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    September 17, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Prinzhorn Dance School and More

    Prinzhorn Dance School Prinzhorn Dance School (DFA Records/Astralwerks) Prinzhorn Dance School’s name salutes Dr. Hans Prinzhorn, who, according to AllMusic.com, “collected the art of his mentally ill patients” -- and the unhinged quality of the music made by Tobin and Suzy Horn makes the mon ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Amos Lee

    Sunday, December 17, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    The English Beat

    Thursday, July 20, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

    The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Legendary

    It's a very good time to be John Legend.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    What Was Going On

    At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

    Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology (Motown)

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Meshell Ndegeocello

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    A World Apart

    Heralded as new heroes of indie rock, the Shins shrug their way out of obscurity.

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Join the Club

    Any Dick or Harry can get funky with the Tom Tom Club's first recording in eight years.

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Various Artists

    Romeo Must Die: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    (Blackground Records)

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    The Same Old Shlock

    Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been.

  • News

    October 24, 1996

    The Rogue of Five Points

    Painting the town with Count Bacon

  • Music

    June 13, 1996
  • News

    March 21, 1996

    Death Sentences

    A gruesome triple murder puts a Boulder publisher and its how-to-kill book in the crosshairs.

  • Music

    October 11, 1995
  • Music

    July 5, 1995

    PLAYING IT COOLIO

    HOW DO YOU GO FROM BEING A JUNKIE TO A RAP STAR? COOLIO KNOWS.

  • Music

    March 29, 1995
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    September 7, 1994
  • Film

    May 18, 1994
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