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    July 7, 2014

    The five best concerts in Denver this week

    Welcome back, Americans. We ardently hope you return to us full of leftover barbecue and slightly sunburned. There are a few good shows this week, starting with legendary jazz drummer Tootie Heath with his new backing band (two-thirds of the Bad Plus). They'll play Dazzle a couple nights this week. ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Trumpeter Joshua Trinidad on writing music for his own funeral

    While trumpeter Joshua Trinidad is a deft jazz player and performs with his own quintet and quartet, he also plays with Wheelchair Sports Camp and Poets Row. As evidenced with some of his previous efforts, Trinidad, who sometimes runs his trumpet through guitar effects, is well versed in electronic ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    The six best jazz shows in April

    BRAD MEHDLAU TRIO @ BOULDER THEATER, SUN, 4/6 Over the last two decades pianists Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed in various formats (his latest effort, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, is a duo recording with drummer Mark Guiliana), but he seems most at home with his trio, which includes long-ti ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Hot Tuna, the Bad Plus, Funky Good Times Benefit, tickets on sale now

    Hot Tuna, featuring former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, returns to the Oriental on Sunday, February 23; tickets are $30 and on sale now. The Bad Plus are due at Dazzle on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24. Tickets are $25 and on sale now. Mountain Sun hosts its annual Funky ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    The Bad Plus at the Oriental Theater, 10/19/13

    THE BAD PLUS at THE ORIENTAL THEATER | 10/19/13 After the Bad Plus opened its set with "Pound for Pound" and "Wolf Out," bassist Reid Anderson told a packed Oriental Theater, "We have to roll out the brand tunes because it's that time of year," he said. "The season changes. We have to change up. We ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/18/13 Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith formed this pop outfit in 2008 and recorded two EPs with future keyboard player Aaron Short when the three were students at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland. Taking its name from Trick ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 9, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The best jazz shows to see in Denver in October

    SAT | DENVER JAZZFEST at NATIONAL WESTERN | 10/5/13 The inaugural Denver Jazz Fest includes contemporary jazz stars like keyboardist Brian Culbertson, Hiroshima, who formed almost three decades ago, Horns of Plenty (featuring saxophonist Darren Rahn and flutist Althea Rene) as well as R&B singer Ken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Megadeth, Tricky, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and more

    Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    Like fans of pretty much every other genre in this town, the jazz connoisseurs here are spoiled with a steady stream of great shows. In the past few months, we've been treated to shows from the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Ron Carter, the Bad Plus, the Vijay Iyer Trio, Keith Oxman and David Torn, am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The weekend's five best concerts: October 12-14

    Hola, muchachos! Welcome to the weekend! While the Great American Beer Fest and Sonic Blossom are probably the biggest draws this weekend in the Mile High City and the pickings are slightly slimmer than usual, there's still a great deal of music to choose from. As always, we have all of it listed in ... More >>

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    October 9, 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

    October 2, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Colorado this month

    While September was a stellar month for nationally known jazz talent coming through town, October has some equally compelling acts, including legendary bassists Ron Carter, forward-thinking trio the Bad Plus, acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Keep reading for a full rundown o ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    David Torn on his textural guitar approach and the need to orchestrate and fill in spaces

    Known for his innovative, textural approach to guitar playing, David Torn has released a number of albums under his own name and under the Splattercell moniker. He's also used his talents for film scoring and collaborated with a diverse set of artists including David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Sting an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsmack, Steve Vai and Kimbra lead this week's shows

    A fresh batch of new shows announced this week, including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller at Red Rocks, the Head and the Heart and Blitzen Trapper at the Boulder Theater, Kimbra at the Ogden Theatre, Shinedown and Godsmack at Comfort Dental and Steve Vai at the Ogden. Page down for a full rundown plus lo ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 13, 2010

    The Bad Plus at Dazzle, 12/12/10

    ​ THE BAD PLUS 12/12/10 | Dazzle Over the last ten years, the Bad Plus has established itself as one of the most daring jazz trios in the world. And in the decade that pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King have been together, they've proved they can easily maneuv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus talks about the trio's new album and its ten-year history

    ​ In the decade since the Bad Plus has been together, the adventurous jazz trio has included cover songs on each of its recordings. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King have deconstructed and reimagined cuts by everyone from the Pixies and Nirvana to Bowie and Bl ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    The Bad Plus

    Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    September 7, 2010

    NPR previews a whopping fourteen hotly anticipated albums, including Of Montreal, the Walkmen and Chromeo

    ​NPR has been quietly building a reputation as the best place to get a peek at hotly anticipated new albums a week or two before their official releases (welll, for those of us who prefer to avoid leak sites and torrent servers, anyway). Today, it got a lot louder, with a crazy fourteen album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Soulfly, Les Nubians, the Bad Plus shows announced

    ​While last week's big announcement included Phish's three-night stand at the 1STBANK Center, a number of other shows were recently announced, most which are on are sale now. In addition to Kottonmouth Kings, Joshua Radin, Combichrist and Soulfly, lead by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Mutemath, Matt & Kim, the Bad Plus shows announced

    Mutemath kicks off its North American tour this fall in support of the release of its forthcoming album, Armistice, which hits the stores August 18. Along the way, the New Orleans-based rockers will stop at the Ogden Theatre Wednesday, October 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 3 at 10 am. Brooklyn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Last night: The Bad Plus at Soiled Dove

    The Bad Plus The Soiled DoveMonday, March 9, 2008Better than: the last time I saw the trio. There's a live recording of Rahsaan Roland Kirk where he talks about how he's going to play two entirely separate songs on two different saxophones. One was Dvorak's New World Symphony and the other was the s ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 10 edition

    Photo by Eric Eyl.On your feet -- or on your knees. Bring it on! Today in Backbeat Online: • Brooks Center Arts Tea House closing? • Last Night: The Bad Plus at Soiled Dove. • So What! back at Sengers on the Fax tonight! • The economy sucks, so here are 570 free songs. Today in Cafe Socie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    The Decemberists, Thievery Corporation, John Prine shows announced

    It's been a busy week for concert announcements. Live Nation announced three new Fillmore shows, including Jack's Mannequin on Tuesday, April 7, Thievery Corporation on Tuesday, April 16 and the Decemberists on Tuesday, May 26. John Prine and Levon Helm's Saturday, June 13 show at Red Rocks with Lev ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    October 18, 2007

    Sound Bites

    Brief reviews of recent releases

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    July 12, 2007

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

    Wednesday, July 18, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.

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    May 24, 2007
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    May 24, 2007

    Bad Plus...Plus

    Ethan Iverson, keyboardist for the Bad Plus, had a lot more to say than could be squeezed into the profile that appears in the May 24 edition of Westword. But the web has plenty of room -- so here's the full Q&A. The topics discussed include the reasons behind the title of the combo's new CD, Prog; ... More >>

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    May 24, 2007

    The Bad Plus

    These jazzbos may cover Rush, but theyre no prog rock band.

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    June 16, 2005

    Meat Beat Manifesto

    Friday, June 17, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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