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Sub Pop Ltd.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    MONDAY | ANIMAL COLLECTIVE at OGDEN THEATRE | 9/9/13 Animal Collective's unconventional rhythms and effervescent guitar sound can be heard in the music of countless indie acts that sprang up after the band formed in 2000. The band's latest record, 2012's Centipede Hz, is hailed as a return to form, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Mark Arm of Mudhoney on not taking things too seriously because, well, "It is only rock and roll"

    Emily Reiman Mudhoney formed around the same time as Sub Pop, the record label with which its sound became synonymous; Mark Arm and Steve Turner had recently left Green River and teamed up with former Bundle of Hiss drummer Dan Peters and ex-Melvins bassist Matt Lukin. The band crafted an exhilarat ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012

    Metz

    Monday, November 12, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    November 5, 2012

    Sera Cahoone knows what it's like to have Thom Yorke hold your hands and sing to you

    Lauded Sub Pop recording artist Sera Cahoone grew up in Colorado -- Littleton, to be exact. By the time she was in middle school, she was playing drums for gigging bands, and in the early '90s, she formed the experimental-rock band Idle Mind with her friend Roger Green. Although one of the more prom ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012

    The Afghan Whigs

    Tuesday, October 30, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    August 30, 2012

    Blag Dahlia of Dwarves on kicking ass and not being old guys going through the motions

    Dwarves are one of the most notorious punk bands of all time. In a time when punk rock has become a kind of brand rather than an authentic lifestyle, Dwarves are always dependable to show what the real thing looks, feels and sounds like. With a reputation for dangerously raucous live shows often inv ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012

    Washed Out

    Thursday, April 26, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Mudhoney, Cattle Decapitation, the Wailers and more this weekend

    Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple Fluid​Even in the early part of January when the concert calendar is typically just barely beginning to ramp back up after the holiday season, there's still plenty of gr ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    Tyvek's Kevin Boyer talks punk rock, record labels and the perils of going acoustic

    Snatched from the band's MySpace​ Kevin Boyer knows how to run a punk rock band. He has a clear vision for what he wants from Tyvek (playing tonight at the hi-dive), while steadfastly avoiding any rigidity that might try to latch on to that vision. In this week's Rough Mix we discovered tha ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Damien Jurado

    Friday, June 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Joe Nichols grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

    ​Grammy-nominated Country singer Joe Nichols grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 8. Nirvana's 20th Anniversary of Bleach, released last week on Sub Pop, came in second, while the Swell Season's Strict Joy grabbed the second slot. Slayer's World Painted Blood and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Pissed Jeans top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Pissed Jeans' King of Jeans, released last week on Sub Pop, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending August 23. Magnolia Electric Co., Greymachine, Pictureplane and the Dead Weather also earned slots in the top five. Rocky Mountain Low and Local Anesthetic compilations continue to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Mini Q&A with the Fluid's John Robinson

    The Fluid's John Robinson live at the Bluebird Theater last June. In addition to an appearance by profile and Q&A subject Built to Spill, this Saturday's Westword Music Showcase (click here for details) will include another bonus: an appearance by the Fluid, among the best bands and most influentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Vetiver continues a Sub Pop tradition

    Sub Pop has broken plenty of ground during its more than twenty years of existence. But even as bands on the imprint were shaking up the status quo, its Singles Club was keeping the era of the jukebox single alive -- and today, seven-inches by the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, the Fluid and many other ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008

    The Juan MacLean

    Saturday, August 23, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Music

    July 3, 2008

    Constantines Work on Arts and Crafts

    And learn to strike a balance between creativity and commerce.

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    April 24, 2008
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    April 9, 2008

    Q&A With Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley

    Eric Earley, who plays the frontman role in Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper, didn’t prove to be an effusive interview subject during a chat conducted for an April 10 Westword profile. Nevertheless, the following Q&A remains entertaining, if only because it documents the ways in which an increasingly de ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Reunited and It Feels So Good

    The ghost of Denvers past pays us a visit, just in time for the holidays.

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    November 6, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Sound Bites

    Brief reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Jennifer Gentle

    Tuesday, September 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    August 16, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    Welcome to Beyond Playlist

    Your eyeballs have found a new blog category that will appear every so often in Backbeat Online: Beyond Playlist. The concept is simple. Even in the waning days of the CD era, reviewers such as yours truly are sent far more discs than we can possibly critique in the physical paper -- and while they' ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    The Thermals

    Thursday, March 22, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    The Shins

    Thursday, February 15, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Oxford Collapse

    Saturday, February 3, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    Window Shopping

    Gorillaz! While checking out the shoes at True Love (read about it in Night & Day, for Wednesday, 12/20), I took a few minutes to walk the boulevard and see what's hot on Broadway this holiday season. Here's what I found: At the designer-toy hut, Plastic Chapel, the always-enthusiastic Dea Webb i ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    On the Record

    Weighing in on ten of 2006s most stellar releases.

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Dark Horse

    Band of Horses' rise to prominence has been dramatic.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Flying the Flannel

    Mudhoney still has a gift for the fuzz.

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Wolf Parade

    Tuesday, September 13, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    The Black Halos

    Monday, November 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Funny Girl

    Rosie Thomas would rather laugh than cry. She'll let the music do that for her.

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Holopaw

    Holopaw (Sub Pop)

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    June 20, 2002

    Feast of Reason

    Pleasure Forever indulges the senses in a dark, debauched sound.

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    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    July 5, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    Pleasure Forever

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    March 9, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    This week's concert pick.

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    December 16, 1999
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    August 26, 1999
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    April 24, 1997

    Standing Tall

    When it comes to punk-rock chaos, the Dwarves definitely don't come up short.

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    October 11, 1995

    DEAN-AGE FAN CLUB

    FRIENDS OF DEAN MARTINEZ'S BILL ELM REVEALS WHY DEAN MARTIN RULES.

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    September 20, 1995
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    May 4, 1994

    SPELLBOUNDWILL SPELL FINALLY PUT DENVER ON THE ROCK-MUSIC MAP? CASTING A SPELL

    HOW LOUD IS THIS BAND? LOUD ENOUGH TO BE HEARD NATIONWIDE.

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