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The Clash (Band)

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    June 5, 2014

    Six punk bands we don't need to talk about anymore

    I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    The Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is a music fan's paradise

    Hidden down in a convention hall of a nondescript hotel off the highway north of Denver was a record lover's paradise this weekend: the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo. At the convention hall all day Sunday were dozens of vendors, each selling thousands of records, CDs and more. This wasn't j ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Student London Slaughter on his punk look

    With its rough aesthetic, punk fashion demands attention on the streets. But there is also something very personal in the way that people create their outfits to suit their tastes. One prime example of punk menswear comes from London Slaughter, a local student who embellished his own jacket. Keep re ... More >>

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    September 25, 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 >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Reel Rock 8 returns to Boulder with its most controversial film ever

    The eighth annual Reel Rock tour, the traveling climbing film show that has become the gold standard in its field over the past decade, launches in Boulder tonight at the Chautauqua Auditorium. On the menu are four new flicks from Sender Films and Big UP productions, including the controversial and ... More >>

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    September 4, 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 >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    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

    June 20, 2013

    Punk Rock Karaoke invites you to sing along to Bikini Kill and Jawbreaker for a good cause

    Rebel girls and rude boys, this one's for you: tonight's Punk Rock Karaoke invites everyone to sing along with his or her favorite songs for a good cause, as the Denver Health Collective hosts a traveling repertoire of punk hits. The karaoke project makes its first stop in Denver -- which also acts ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2013

    The ten dumbest things overheard at SXSW

    For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Gateway Acts: How a Rush to judgment ultimately led to more affecting music

    Gateway Acts is a new ongoing series on Backbeat in which we examine the music that served as an entry point for our burgeoning musical obsessions, a gateway drug that tuned us in and turned us on. Today, Noah Hubbell gives us the goods on a Rush to judgment that he made early on. I grew up in a ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Social Distortion's Mike Ness on must-have albums: If you don't have these, you're not alive

    "One of my favorite things to do is look at the line of the people going into the show. It's totally diverse. And even back in the day, in the early days, I didn't want to play just for punk rockers. I felt that we had something more to offer. Maybe we didn't have quite the global message that the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Former Primasonic frontman starts new Post 303 channel, Clampdown Radio, and a new band

    See Also: • Q&A with Sin and Kurt of Primasonic • Former Indie 101.5 music director and Lipgloss co-founder looking to break into Internet radio Sindo Lamas, the former frontman of Primasonic has been involved in radio off and on since the '80s. He recently launched Clampdown Radio, which grew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. What's your favorite vinyl?

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, we dug deep into our collection to unearth our favorite pieces of vinyl. These are the records we treasure above all else. Don't even think about asking to borrow them. If there were a fire, these are the first platters we'd make sure to grab. You get the ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Jimmy Cliff at the Ogden Theatre on June 19

    Jimmy Cliff at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, June 19. Tickets ($34.95 plus fees) to see the reggae legend, whose career spans five decades, go on sale this Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m. via Axs.com. On his most recent effort, the Sacred Fire EP, released last November, Cliff collaborated with Rancid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Damned Damned Damned turns 35

    It's unfortunate that so many people assume that U.K. punk was all about politics. When Bill Maher interviewed Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on his show Real Time with Bill Maher last year, he questioned the singer's punk credibility for working to help elect Barack Obama in 2008, referring to Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Elway, Krayzie Bone, Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson and more on tap this weekend

    ​Taking its name from a Colorado pop culture behemoth like John Elway could be a blessing or a curse for a band. But Elway, making an appearance tonight at the Hi-Dive with Michael Dean Damron, St. Fall Apart and The Holy Mess, gets the joke, and fans do too. Besides, a name is just a name, an ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    311 frontman Nick Hexum on the Clash, being from Omaha and dealing with the haters

    Hailing from Omaha long before bands like the Faint, Cursive or Bright Eyes became that city's chief exports, 311 (due tonight at Red Rocks with Sublime with Rome) was making its mark with its amalgam of rock, reggae, hip-hop and funk. Eight million records later, the outfit is still doing its thing ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Ten best songs about quitting your job

    "Oh, I can absolutely work Saturday. I didn't have any plans anyway."​The job market's still very tough, your 401 (k) has probably lost its value over the last week, and your rent, car payment and baby mama aren't going to get paid on their own. You hate your job, your boss treats you like gar ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    January 7, 2011

    Tonight: Cowboy Mouth at the Bluebird

    ​For some bands, touring is a natural state of being. This is absolutely true for Louisiana's Cowboy Mouth, as the quartet comes through Denver tonight on it's 16th annual "Mardi Gras tour." Making country-twinged pop-rock since 1990, the band pulls from influences like The Clash -- heard loud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Gorillaz at Wells Fargo, 10/24/10

    Jon SolomonDamon Albarn of Gorillaz​ GORILLAZ With N.E.R.D. 10.24.10 | Wells Fargo Theatre In what will probably now become a legendary appearance at Wells Fargo Theatre last night, Gorillaz brought out a Colorado crowd in its truest form -- Dads, ravers, white people with dreads, babies, br ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Billy Duffy of the Cult on punk's influence and playing with Morrisey in the Nosebleeds

    ​ Many people heard The Cult after its breakthrough album, Love, which contained the classic single "She Sells Sanctuary," was released in 1985. But The Cult increasingly became a worldwide phenomenon with its following two albums, Electric and Sonic Temple.

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    September 9, 2010

    American Tomahawk, Chromeo, Black Milk 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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Cee Lo Green's inescapably charming (and shamelessly profane) kiss off tops our playlists

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

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    June 17, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase headliners: Legendary, iconic ... those are just a few words to describe the splendor that is Superchunk

    Jason Arthurs​ Superchunk never tried to be the biggest band in the land, but it did make music on its own terms and became an iconic outfit in its own right by embodying what it means to be an indie rock band. While the band didn't enjoy nearly the same level of commercial success as many of ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Ghostand Observatory, Jonathan Tyler on 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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Otis Taylor and Trace Bundy top our weekly playlists

    ​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?" So 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Sleigh Bells and Bruno Mars top 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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    The Chain Gang of 1974, Jónsi, Wire Faces and more top our weekly playlists

    ​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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Heavy Rotation: Pretty Lights, Liars, Gorillaz top our weekly playlists

    Pretty Lights. Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ ​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?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, o ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of March 8, 2010

    ​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. ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​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. ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 2010

    ​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. ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    What is the true definition of punk? Let's consult the experts, shall we?

    Patti Smith provided an interesting definition of punk rock in the current issue of New York magazine: "Punk rock is just another word for freedom." That got us thinking about what punk is and was, and how, as with all abstractions, you get to make up your own definition. As you can see in the ab ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​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. F ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    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 >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 14, 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 t ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Q&A with Justin Sullivan of New Model Army

    ​These days, a real punk band (sorry, Green Day) can almost never find its way onto the pop charts. But back in the day (see: mid-'80s), England's New Model Army released political punk that didn't merely sell to left-wing extremists. Almost thirty years ago, frontman/mastermind Justin Sullivan, w ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    999

    Monday, July 27, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.

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    April 30, 2009
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    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    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. Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddlin ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Live Review: The Fire Drills at Old Curtis Street

    The Fire Drills Saturday, July 26, 2008 Old Curtis Street Bar Better Than: A fire drill in grade school. A hell of a lot better. This town is a bit incestuous when it comes to bands, but, as it turns out, that’s a damn good thing. There are a ton of musicians who play spread their talents around ... More >>

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    November 16, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Joni Mitchell and More

    Joni Mitchell Shine (Hear Music) Mitchell is revered for her early work -- but the sad truth is, her last undeniably brilliant album was Hejira, which came out in 1976, and although her subsequent platters continued to display her intelligence and instrumental skill, they seemed to grow increasin ... More >>

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