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The Flaming Lips

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    May 15, 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 ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    New Denver shows: Phoenix, Five Iron Frenzy, Channel 93.3 Big Gig with Lumineers and more

    Another solid batch of new shows going on sale this weekend, including Phoenix, who's coming to the Rocks with Dinosaur Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, set to play the Ogden in August, KTCL Channel 93.3 is set to feature the Lumineers, Langhorne Slim and Paper Bird, plus the Monkees. Keep reading for the ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Playing cover songs is a sign of creative fatigue

    There's nothing wrong with cover songs. In fact, before Sam Cooke and the Beatles shifted the established paradigms, singer and songwriter were two entirely separate professions. And there's also nothing wrong with a musician recording a cover album in the twilight of their career (Johnny Cash's Ame ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    October 15, 2012

    Peaches at Summit Music Hall, 10/13/12

    PEACHES @ the SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10.13.12 With champagne, campy German dancers and enough fake boobs to smother an elephant, Peaches' show at the Summit was a roofied cocktail of grimy beats and erotic theater. Putting on a show that was both grand in scope yet refreshingly minimal in its DIY simp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Ten best Denver arena concerts of 2011

    ​As another year comes to a close, this one's going to be remembered for some stellar concerts. All week, we'll be running down a list of our favorites from the past year beginning with this one: Best arena concerts of 2011. Page down to see which shows made the cut. (Click on the band name fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Caption of the Week contest: What does sex have to do with this waffle?

    Your caption here.​Here's this week's entry in our Caption of the Week contest, featuring one of the central figures in the feature article "Forbidden Fruit" -- abstinence advocate Shelly Donahue, who's said, among other things, that vaginas are capable of Hoovering up any sperm in their gener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Review: The Flaming Lips and Primus at Red Rocks, 8/3/11

    Hey, folks, we're off to see the Wizard. Won't you join us?​THE FLAMING LIPS PRIMUS at RED ROCKS | 8/3/11"This will probably go down as one of the greatest shows at Red Rocks - ever!" So declared Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne as part of his introductory rundown on what would be happening ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on-sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Top 10 music documentaries currently streaming on Netflix

    ​Netflix's instant streaming service is quite possibly the most amazing service in the history of mankind. Combing through its offerings, however, is no easy task. Thankfully, we've spent an inordinate amount of time watching music documentaries (so you don't have to) and have narrowed down th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Bonded by blood: The DNA-infused antics of Wayne Coyne and other notable bloodlettings

    A couple of days ago, Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne posted a video of himself screen-printing a poster using his own blood. While the notion of Coyne doing anything weird at this point is hardly surprising, the clip got us to thinking about other artists that have likewise injected themselves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Widespread Panic, Jane's Addiction, Michael Franti shows announced

    ​After selling out three nights at Red Rocks, Widespread Panic returns to the Pepsi Center for a two-night New Year's Eve run on Thursday, December 30, and Friday, December 31. Tickets are $61 and go on sale this Saturday, October 9, at noon and are available through TicketHorse. Speaking of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Q&A with Steve Terebecki of White Denim

    White Denim is to modern psychedelic post-punk what Alice Donut was to punk rock -- weird and unafraid to let their varied musical freak flags fly. Across the Austin trio's latest record, Fits, you can hear elements of old progressive rock, garage rock, jazz, splintered blues, as well as aesthetic n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Flaming Lips grab top spot at Wax Trax

    ​The Flaming Lips' latest effort, Embryonic, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax, while Alicia Keys' new disc, The Element of Freedom, came in second for the week ending January 3. The Felt Pilotes' Wonderful Summer, Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream and the This is Gothic: The Bat Cave Anthology compi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 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 28, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 26, 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Flaming Lips grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

    ​The Flaming Lips' latest effort, Embryonic, grabbed the spot at Twist & Shout for the second week in row while Flight of the Conchord and Lyle Lovett came in second and third. Monsters of Folk's debut and Shrinebuilder's new self-titled album round out the top five for the week ending October ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Flaming Lips top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​The Flaming Lips' two-disc Embryonic, released last week on Warner Brothers, debuted at the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 18 while the Monsters of Folk's self-titled debut and Emmitt-Nershi Band's New Country Blues grabbed the second and third slots. Bob Dylan's Christ ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 12, 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Over the Weekend: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks

    Jon Solomon​The Flaming Lips, Explosions in the Sky, Stardeath & White DwarfsRed Rocks AmphitheatreSunday, August 23, 2009Better than: The last time the Flaming Lips played Red RocksI know it's not the most manly thing to admit, but I was almost cried a few times during the Flaming Lips set la ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Booze, beats and bachelorettes

    Letitia Salazar​ It was a busy weekend in Denver, with a fashion show on Thursday, Mos Def and Talib Kweli at the Bluebird on Friday, the Avett Brothers at the Ogden on Saturday, the Flaming Lips at Red Rocks on Sunday, and the grand opening of a new nightclub downtown. So if you're looking t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Live From Mars

    The Flaming Lips’ Christmas film hits the Boulder Theater screen.

  • Music

    September 4, 2008

    Lil' Slugger/The Good Old Fashioned Sinners

    Untitled Split CD
    Self-released

  • Music

    May 15, 2008

    Cloud Cult

    Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: B-52s, De Novo Dahl, Fuck Buttons, Thee Silver Mr. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band

    B-52s Funplex Astralwerks 01:15-02:00 of “Pump” What the heck? Um, no seriously, what the heck? What made the B-52’s decide to release a record and, more importantly, why did they decide on the absolute stupidest album cover? You know, “Rock Lobster” is a great song that totally appeals t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Saturday, September 15

    Monolith Festival, Day Two Saturday, September 15 Red Rocks Amphitheater Better than: Sweating to the Oldies Bob Log III walked on stage wearing a motorcycle helmet with a telephone attached to the visor and black Elvis-inspired studded jumpsuit. “I’d like to introduce the band,” he said. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper, Smoosh and Aqueduct @ The Hi-Dive

    Blitzen Trapper, Smoosh and Aqueduct July 31, 2007 The Hi-Dive Better than: You’d think three bands with such silly names would be. Blitzen Trapper started the night off with a set of deliriously giddy, loose-limbed indie pop built on a foundation of rattling drums, overdriven guitar, fuzzy synth ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

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

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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 >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Midlake

    After a tour with the Flaming Lips and loads of hype, the only thing this quintet is missing is confidence.

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Rock On, Write Off

    This time of year is taxing, even for rock stars.

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Flaming Lips

    At War With the Mystics (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Nobody

    Thursday, September 8, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 1, 2005

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Various Artists

    Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen (Hollywood)

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    The Delgados

    Friday, October 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Idiot's Delight

    Music insiders pen The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting a Band.

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Hackensaw Boys

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    May 29, 2003

    Minty Fresh

    The Starlight Mints want to be more than just that other band from Oklahoma.

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 26, 2002

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    December 5, 2002
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    August 1, 2002

    The Flaming Lips

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Warner Bros.)

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    September 6, 1995
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    May 25, 1994

    LIPS SERVICE

    THERE'S PLENTY OF FIRE IN THE FLAMING LIPS.

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