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    September 22, 2014

    Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler on Fighting the Profit Motive

    Shabazz Palaces is the adventurous hip-hop outlet of former Digable Planets MC Ishmael Butler and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Mariare. Based in Seattle, the group is signed to the historically rock-centric Sub Pop label. We talked to Butler before Shabazz Palaces' show tonight at the Fox Theatre ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    The 9 best concerts in Denver this weekend

    It is Texas time in Denver. All we'd need is the Geto Boys and Gary Clark Jr. to hit the spectrum of Lone Star exports: St. Vincent brings her shock of white hair to town tomorrow, the Toadies' Rubberneck victory lap hits Englewood and songwriting genius Joy Ely makes the Soiled Dove the perfect pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Head and the Heart's Tyler Williams: "We're not looking for number-one radio hits"

    The Head and the Heart (due tonight at the Ogden Theatre) came together when its members met while playing open-mic nights at a pub in the Old Ballard section of Seattle and decided to join forces. The band writes earnest, hushed, folk-inflected pop songs that recall Déjà Vu-period Crosby, Stills, ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    HAVOK @ MARQUIS THEATER | FRI, 6/21/13 Hot on the heels of its European tour with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, Havok is preparing for the release its new album, Unnatural Selection, next Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    New Denver shows: Rush, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Postal Service, Death, Danzig and more

    Bunch of new shows to let you know about this week, including Rush, who's coming to the Pepsi Center in August, plus new dates featuring the Postal Service, Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Colorado Symphony, Death, Danzig and Deer Tick. Keep reading for the full rundown of all those shows, including tic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    OM at Larimer Lounge, 2/13/12

    OM @ LARIMER LOUNGE |2/13/12 It was impossible not to be moved last night by the music of OM, as the visceral, low-end sounds moved through your body and the music hit you and washed around you like a physical force. The mixture of those cthonic tones, with the clatter of cymbals and tambura, octav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend, friendos! Mere hours away from quitting time, and there's so much great music to look forward to this weekend. We've got some choice grooves on tap from Disco Biscuits, who are closing out their three-night Colorado run tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center, some heavy goodness fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    The Shins at Red Rocks, 5/29/12

    THE SHINS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/29/12 Fewer than thirty seconds into their set and the Shins already needed a do-over. Playing Red Rocks could make any band nervous, but its grip is especially tight on one for whom U2 were gods growing up and for whom "this Red Rocks thing is really big for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Rise Against, Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper, Passion Pit, Alabama Shakes lead this week's new shows

    And it don't stop. Another batch of great shows announced this week, including Rise Against, who's due for a pair of back-to-back nights at the Fillmore in September, as well as Peter Gabriel, who will be performing his album So in its entirety a few nights later at Red Rocks. Wait, there's more: th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    Review: The Reverend Horton Heat at the Odgen, 1/28/12

    THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT @ OGDEN THEATRE | 1/28/12 Just in case anyone forgot how long the Reverend Horton Heat has been around, he reminded everyone during the first 45 minutes of his show the Ogden Theatre Saturday night by playing a song from each of his albums in chronological order, from 1991' ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    May 13, 2011

    A $10,000 Led Zeppelin shirt? The next ten highest-selling band T-shirts

    ​Grab the Guinness Book of World Records, because we've got a ridiculous tale to tell. Earlier this week, a man in Australia purchased a Led Zeppelin T-shirt for $10,000, making it the largest sum anyone has paid for a vintage band shirt. That doesn't mean there aren't shirts that are valued h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls on being a shy person in an extroverted profession

    Tyson WirtzfieldDum Dum Girls​ As a rare drummer and frontwoman, Dee Dee Penny (aka Kristin Gundred) was part of experimental pop band Grand Ole Party. Once that band split, Gundred took it upon herself to learn how to write songs on an instrument well outside her comfort zone. When that expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Mogwai, Amos Lee, moe. shows announced

    ​Mogwai stops by the Bluebird Theater on Monday May 2 as part of its world tour supporting its seventh album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, slated for release on Sub Pop on February 15. Tickets for this one are $25 and go on sale this Saturday, November 6 at 10 a.m. Amos Lee visits ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010


    Tuesday, October 12, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    August 19, 2010

    Fruit Bats

    Friday, August 20, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Q&A with King Khan about reviving dying rats with weird prayers and the source of his blood curdling screams

    Megan Cullen​ While this week's profile on King Khan focused primarily on his trip to jail and how he first got into garage music, it only scraped the surface of our interview with the guy. Known for some insanely great live shows both with the Shrines and BBQ Show, Khan gives almost an equal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    This Just In: Band of Horses, Snoop Dogg, Beach House shows announced

    Band of Horses recently finished recording a new album, Night Rainbow, which the act has been playing songs from at shows since. While there's still no word on when the disc will be issued, chances are better than good that the band will be playing new material when it hits the Fox Theatre on Monday ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    Ben Sollee

    Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Sound Bites: Grooms, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Converge, Spiral Stairs, Naam and Flight of the Conchords

    (Julian Gilbert)​Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, wherein we give you the lowdown in 75 words or less. Today, Nick Hall weighs in on recent releases from Grooms (pictured above), Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Converge,  Spiral Stairs, Naam and Flight of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009

    Fruit Bats

    Saturday, August 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Flight of the Conchords take on a racist dragon

    As pointed out in yesterday's Record Store Day preview, which focused on Vetiver, Sub Pop Records has kept the art of the jukebox 45 alive for two decades-plus -- generally with assistance from actual bands. As for Flight of the Conchords, the duo is sort-of actual, sort-of not. But the music these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top 10 Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Today, our own Michael Roberts runs down his favorite indie albums of 2008. In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Grand Archives

    Tuesday, March 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    February 21, 2008
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    October 30, 2007

    Last Night: Minus the Bear, the Helio Sequence and Grand Archives @ The Gothic Theatre

    Minus the Bear, the Helio Sequence and Grand Archives October 29, 2007 Gothic Theatre Better than: Flying to the Northwest to see each of these bands. When it comes to concerts, sometimes it’s better to go in blind but with open ears, where you hardly have any expectations and just embrace the ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Lullabies For the Deranged

    Wallow in the mire of the year's best scuzz rock.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    For God's Sake

    The Thermals have fun with fundamentalism.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Coming Zune

    Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster-hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Wolf Parade

    Monday, August 28, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    March 9, 2006

    The Elected

    Sun, Sun, Sun (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

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

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    September 8, 2005

    Chad VanGaalen

    Friday, September 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Low Front

    After a decade of frigid indie rock, Low's temperature is rising.

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    October 28, 2004

    Damien Jurado

    Saturday, October 30, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483.

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    October 14, 2004

    The Makers

    Wednesday, October 20, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Iron & Wine

    Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)

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    October 9, 2003

    The Frantix

    My Dad's a Fuckin' Alcoholic (Afterburn Records)
    Dark Days (Glazed Records)

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    December 26, 2002

    Hit Pick


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    November 11, 1999


    Primus, The Go, At the Drive In, Method Man/Redman

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    Bring Back That Sunny Day

    After a three-year hiatus, Sunny Day Real Estate is in business again.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    One (Or More) Against the World

    Gifted singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates says the Spinanes are both singular and plural.

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    March 27, 1997
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    June 6, 1996
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    May 2, 1996

    Dulli Noted

    The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli, in black, white and gray.

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    August 23, 1995
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    September 7, 1994
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