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The Decemberists

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    May 10, 2013

    Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2013 lineup

    The folks at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival up in Lyons have announced the lineup for this year's festival, which is slated to take place from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. The acts this year include John Prine, Patty Griffin, Colin Meloy of the Decemb ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    November 29, 2012

    Mega Gem

    Colors of the West
    Self-Released

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    September 27, 2012
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    November 8, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Radiohead, Roger Waters, the Descendants and Los Lobos were announced. Nautical Mile, Tennis, Churchill and Dressy Bessy got spins on local radio. And new and recent releases from Tom Waits, Wale a ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Adele, Stockholm Syndrome, OFF! top sellers this week at local record stores

    ​Adele's new album 21, released last week on Columbia, debuted in the number one spots at both Twist & Shout and Independent Records, while coming in third at Albums on the Hill. Stockholm Syndrome, meanwhile, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with its latest, Apollo, released Februar ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Will Oldham narrating an audiobook? Here's 10 more musicians we'd like to see narrate classic books

    ​Audio books are all about finding the perfect actor with the perfect voice to read to you while you drive across the country. So, when we heard Will Oldham had taken on the narration of Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade, we started thinking about what other artists should venture into the same bu ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    PJ Harvey, Drive-By Truckers, Nicki Minaj top sellers at local stores

    ​PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, released last week on Vagrant, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and claimed the sixth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 20. The Drive-By Truckers, meanwhile, debuted at number one at Albums with their latest effort Go-Go Boots, also relea ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Decemberists, Akron/Family, Gregg Allman, Nicki Minaj top sellers at local stores

    ​The Decemberists latest effort, The King is Dead, continues to hold on the top spot at Twist & Shout, while Gregg Allman's Low Country Blues, released last month on Rounder, came in first at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 13. Akron/Family's new album, meanwhile, S/T II: The C ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    The Decemberists at the Boulder Theater, 2/9/11

    Editor's note: Two of our writers were at the Decemberists show last night in Boulder, and so today we present you with two different accounts of the show from two different perspectives. Two for the price of, uh, none, as it were -- well, unless you count the cost your Internet connection. Adam Pe ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele 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?" 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    The Decemberists, Nicki Minaj, Gregory Alan Isakov top sellers

    ​The Decemberists' latest effort, The King is Dead, moved back up to claim the top spot at Twist & Shout, while moving in the opposite direction at Albums on the Hill to the seventh slot for the week ending February 6. Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday held on to the number one spot at Independent Rec ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Sasquatch 2011 line-up announced: Vanilla bands covered in vanilla sauce

    ​Sasquatch became the second major summer festival to announce its lineup last night. The George, Washington (kills us every time) indie-fest is always heavy on the hipster-bait, but this year is egregious. The top of the bill looks like this: Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, W ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011

    The Decemberists

    Wednesday, February 9, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    February 1, 2011

    Iron & Wine, Decemberists, Nicki Minaj are this week's top local sellers

    ​Iron & Wine's first studio effort in three years, Kiss Each Other Clean, released last week on Warner Brothers, debuted at number one at both Twist & Shout and Wax Trax, while coming in at number two at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 30. The Decemberists' latest effort, The Ki ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang 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?" 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Social Distortion and the Decemberists top sellers at Independent, Twist and Albums

    ​Social Distortion's Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, released last week on Epitaph, claimed the top spot at Independent Records this week and came in second at Twist & Shout, while the Decemberists' latest effort, The King is Dead , released last week on Capitol, debuted at number one at both A ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Ke$ha and the Decemberists shows announced

    ​As part of her first North American headlining tour, Ke$ha stops at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 19. Cannibal, the companion album to her debut, Animal, drops next week and will be available individually and bundled with Animal as a special repackage dubbed Animal Cannibal. ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Nick Cave is supposedly penning The Crow remake -- here's five musicians we'd like to see tackle other movies

    ​Rumors have been swirling recently that Nick Cave may have signed on to rewrite the screenplay for The Crow remake (ouch that sentence hurts our heads). Cave is a favorite around here for his music, but we're a bit hard pressed to find anyone who's actually made it through a piece of his fict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip: The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love "The Legende of Jeb Minor"

    I love songs that tell stories. I'm partial to them in a way that if I got jury duty to pick the best of them, I'd be kicked out due to my relentless love of any and all songs conveying even a semblance of plot. ​ Knowing this, I still feel comfortable saying that the 1999 release of The Leg ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    NPR's All Songs Considered weighs in on the best music of 2009

    ​Last time we checked, there's still a good four months left until the end of the year. Regardless, that hasn't stopped Bob Boilen and company from NPR's All Songs Considered from weighing in on the best music of 2009 (so far). Actually, check that -- the results, which were posted on the show's b ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Prints Charming

    These artists are poster children for concert promos.

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    May 21, 2009

    The Decemberists

    Tuesday, May 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 1-877-598-6659.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Bob Dylan grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

    Bob Dylan's latest disc, Together Through Life, was the top seller for the second week in a row at Twist and Shout, while new releases from Ben Harper, Isis, Peaches and St. Vincent rounded out the list for the week ending May 10. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    May 4, 2009

    Bob Dylan top seller at Twist & Shout

    Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, released last week on Columbia, grabbed the top spot at Twist and Shout for the week ending May 3. Depeche Mode, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Neko Case rounded out the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    April 6, 2009

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs top seller at Twist & Shout

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs' brand new album, It's Blitz, topped the best seller charts Twist & Shout for the week ending April 6 while new albums by Diana Krall, PJ Harvey & John Parish, Leonard Cohen and the Decemberists also grabbed slots in the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: April is the month for the Decemberists

    The latest Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love, is a challenging yet rewarding song cycle. Yet "The Rake's Song," which serves as the recording's centerpiece, is as musically compelling as it is lyrically unusual: Lead singer/tunesmith Colin Meloy portrays a widower who bumps off the "three litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Decemberists grab top spot at Twist & Shout

    The Decemberists' new album Hazards of Love grabbed the top spot on Twist & Shout's bestseller list for the week ending March 29. Mastodon's Crack the Skye came in second, while Neko Case's Middle Cyclone and U2's No Line on the Horizon stayed in the top 10 for the fourth week in a row. See the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 30 edition

    Dig in. Today in Cafe Society: • Fried chicken at White Fence Farm. • Soup's back on for hospice benefit, and other class acts. • A Milking It review of LiveActive Nut Harvest Crunch. • Lenny's Sub Shop now open on Lincoln. • Coffee Spot: Ink! Coffee. • Fine pastries at Marczyk's Fine F ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    February 13, 2009

    Week in Review: 2/9/09 - 2/13/09

    The biggest news of the week in Denver music was obviously the Fray being the biggest selling band in the country. But aside from that, there was a ton of other news, like word of SleeperHorse parting ways, Gregory Alan Isakov touring with Brandi Carlile, Single File being featured on Spin.com, the ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 11 edition

    It's a day that probably won't live in infamy. But you never know... Today in Backbeat Online: • The Fray tops Billboard 200. • The Decemberists, Thievery Corporation, John Prine shows announced. • Young Coyotes to release pair of EPs next month. • Watch DJ Chonz mix live every day at 11 a. ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008

    Colin Meloy Sings Live!

    The Decemberists frontman relishes the chance to play more intimate shows.

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    April 23, 2008
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    April 23, 2008
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    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Friday, September 14

    Monolith festival, Day One September 14, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Any other reason to climb roughly sixty thousand stairs. There are a lot of stairs at Red Rocks. Usually, once you make it through the grueling hike into the place, you’re done. You settle into a spot and maybe take ... More >>

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    May 29, 2007

    Festival alert: Sasquatch! Monolith and Westword Music Showcase

    Some cool things about Sasquatch! Music Festival : -- Sasquatch is another name for Bigfoot -- There were a ton of great bands. -- Seattle Weekly (Westword's sibling) has extensive web coverage of the event. The only thing that could have made it better if the bands that preformed were made up o ... More >>

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    April 23, 2007
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    April 23, 2007

    Colin Check

    The crowd that gathered on April 22 for the Decemberists' gig at the Fillmore Auditorium was dominated by college agers who looked as if they'd decided to take a break from writing a paper for their semiotics class or post-grad couples looking for a little intellectual stimulation in advance of the ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Laura Gibson

    Tuesday, January 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    December 7, 2006

    On the Record

    Weighing in on ten of 2006s most stellar releases.

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    November 9, 2006

    The Decemberists

    Tuesday, November 14, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    February 23, 2006

    Various Artists

    To: Elliott/From: Portland (Expunged Records)

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    December 29, 2005

    A Pack of Mutts

    The Lone Wolves of 2005

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    October 20, 2005

    Days in December

    Getting dramatic with the Decemberists frontman.

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    August 4, 2005

    The Decemberists

    The Tain (Kill Rock Stars)

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    May 27, 2004

    The Long Winters

    Tuesday, June 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Prose and Cons

    The Decemberists make smart music, and damn the consequences.

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    May 22, 2003

    The Decemberists

    Castaways and Cutouts (Hush/Kill Rock Stars)

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