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Sufjan Stevens

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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 >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Gungor

    I Am Mountain
    Hither and Yon

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    February 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>

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    December 27, 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's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Mega Gem

    Colors of the West
    Wild Baby Records

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    October 31, 2011

    OpenAir 1340 AM set to launch on Halloween

    Open Air 1340 makes its broadcast debut this Monday, October 31​Update (10/31/11): OpenAir 1340 made its broadcast debut this morning, and the signal sounds pretty strong from where we're at. Appropriately, the station hit the airwaves this morning at 5:59 a.m. with "Colorado" by Paper Bird. A ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    How the music industry will change in 2011

    ​In the past decade, the music industry has seen a lot of changes, but it has struggled to keep pace with technology, piracy and consumer demands. Already this year we've started to see a few more changes take shape, from crackdowns on piracy websites, a resurgence of interest in the currently ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Air Dubai, T.I., Ebbets Field comp top local sellers in the Mile High City this week

    ​Air Dubai's Wonder Age knocked Elephant Revival's Break in the Clouds out of the top slot at Albums on the Hill, while both T.I. and the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp moved back into the top slots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending January 16. See the full breakd ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Top sellers this week: Elephant Revival back on top at Albums, Mumford & Sons at Twist

    ​After a month of holding down the number one spot at Albums on the Hill and then being absent from last week's top sellers, Nederland-based Elephant Revival is back on top for the week ending January 9. Mumford & Sons, meanwhile, who have been a strong seller at local stores, took the number ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    T.I., Whiskey Blanket, Ebbets Field comp, Sufjan Stevens top local sellers

    ​After being on top at Albums on the Hill for a month, Nederland's Elephant Revival has vanished from the top ten. Whiskey Blanket now holds the top spot with its latest effort, No Object. Elsewhere, the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp is back on top at Twist and Shot., T.I.'s number one at I ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Ten non-traditional Christmas records you should listen to this year

    Stop! You don't have to!​So we're well into the Christmas season, and chances are good you're getting a bit tired of Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby and the Time-Life Christmas collection in general. What had been a charming return to familiar holiday standards -- and perhaps the only reason to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Freelance Whales

    Monday, November 29, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    November 23, 2010

    Bruce Springsteen, Cee-Lo, Rihanna top sellers

    ​Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager might have dominated last week's charts, but this week, it's disappeared from the top ten at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and moved down to the number four at Independent Records.

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    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens at the Paramount, 11/2/10

    Britt Chester​ SUFJAN STEVENS With DM Stith 11.2.10 | Paramount Theatre "I'm high," someone near me whispered with a wink just before the lights went down and Sufjan Stevens's band of black v-necked-tee-shirted accompanists started tuning their instruments together in a cacophony of sound. A ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens

    Tuesday, November 2, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    October 26, 2010

    Kings of Leon, Deerhunter, Lil Wayne top sellers at local record stores

    ​While it isn't a huge surprise, Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon's fifth studio album, released last week on RCA, claimed the top spots at both Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout, and checked in at number two at Independent Records, behind Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being. Deerhunter' ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, Lil Wayne top sellers at local stores

    ​Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz, released last week on Asthmatic Kitty, and Belle & Sebastian's latest release on Matador, Write About Love, took the top two spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout for the week ending October 17. Lil Wayne's new album, meanwhile, I Am Not a Human Being ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens, Bad Religion, John McLaughlin shows announced

    ​Indie troubadour Sufjan Stevens, who's set up a month-long fall tour that will include some of the country's most historic theaters and venues, is set to visit the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, November 2. Stevens will be performing fully realized versions of songs he initially debuted at sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Quote/Unquote: "Wichita, CO" by Weather Maps

    ​All right, how many times have you been bopping along, minding your own business, listening to some tunes, when all of the sudden, you'll hear a line in a song that instantly makes you do a double-take? You know, the ones where you keep rewinding the sucker, marveling aloud to no one in parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Memorial Day Playlist: Ten patriotic (and vaguely patriotic) songs that don't suck

    ​ As we all prepare to take time out from our hurried lives to remember the brave men and women of the armed forces who fought (and continue to fight) to keep us all free to live our lives as we please, we came up with a list of ten tunes to cue up this Memorial Day as you fire up the grill. ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Happy Birthday Abraham! Five Songs that mention Abraham Lincoln

    With an entire day devoted to the vast, ceremonious, celebration of love, it's quite easy to overlook President's Day. But while Valentine's Day gets all the press and glory (and presents!), we'd be completely remiss not to at least acknowledge the men who helped shape who we are today. Without pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Q&A with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

    ​Performing as St. Vincent, Annie Clark is a writer of lush, adventurous pop music. As a teenager she was the tour manager for her uncle's band, Tuck & Patti, where she learned not only a great deal about the music business but also a bit about musicianship and effective performance. In her ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    St. Vincent

    Saturday, February 13, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    December 17, 2009

    Bob Dylan top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Bob Dylan's first Christmas album, Christmas in the Heart, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending December 13. Shrinebuilder's self-titled debut continues to be a strong seller and came in at number two, while Slayer's World Painted Blood came in at number three. Them Crooked Vultur ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Local Shakedown Vol. 3 top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Radio 1190's The Local Shakedown, Vol. 3, a two-CD collection of 41 Colorado bands released last week, topped the charts at Wax Trax, for the week ending October 18. Coming in second was Run Rabbit Run, in which New York-based string quartet Osso reinterprets Sufan Stevens' 2001 album Enjoy Your ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009

    St. Vincent

    Tuesday, June 2, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    April 20, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of April 20, 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 a ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008
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    January 14, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Sanity Claus

    Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    St. Vincent

    Tuesday, September 18, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7624.

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    April 23, 2007
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    April 23, 2007
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    April 5, 2007

    Ian Cooke

    Heartache still produces some of the finest art.

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    I Pity the Yule

    Separating heavenly holiday music from Hell's noels.

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Shine On

    Jeremy Enigk's Sunny days may be over, but his music is as bright as ever.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

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    June 8, 2006

    Danielson

    Friday, June 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    May 18, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    May 18, 2006

    Various Artists

    The Sound the Hare Heard (Kill Rock Stars)

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    April 6, 2006

    Band of Brothers

    With Our Album Year, the Meese might inherit the earth.

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    February 16, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    January 5, 2006

    For the record

    Since 2005 has hit the bricks, here's the final word on last year's finest discs.

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    December 29, 2005

    Say What?

    The top WTF moments of 2005.

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    July 28, 2005

    Meese

    The Oh No EP (Self-released)

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    July 28, 2005

    Altered States

    Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter who takes history personally.

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