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    April 18, 2014

    Smokin' deals at Central Bistro & Bar, Bruxie this 4/20 weekend

    While some restaurants are focusing on throwing a major Easter brunch bash, others are rolling out deals related to that other Sunday holiday: 4/20. Among the latter are Central Bar & Bistro, which is hosting a front-patio party on Saturday, and Bruxie, which is cooking up a special 4/20 deal. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Journey, Hall & Oates, Gavin DeGraw, tickets on sale this weekend

    Journey and Steve Miller Band co-headline the Pepsi Center, with Tower of Power opening, on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets range from $39.50-$135, and go on sale this Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week and to see what songs were played on local rad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Phish's ten most overlooked jams

    Phish, which kicked off its fall tour this past weekend in Virgina, has a body of work large enough to provide fans with endless fodder for "best ever" and "all-time great" arguments. Such discussions often devolve into pointed and passionate debates. It's not that Phish fans are easily agitated or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Third Eye Blind, Big K.R.I.T, Big Freedia, Lissie

    Third Eye Blind is making its way back to Denver for a show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 6. Tickets ($30) go on sale this Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SAT & SUN | RIOT FEST at MAY FARMS, BYERS | 9/21-9/22 When your band can be said to be a direct and obvious influence on the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and countless punk bands since, it's fair to say you've made an impact on punk rock. But the Stooges didn't look too far into the future in making its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Five ways to really piss off vegetarians, starting with Red Robin's veggie burger ad

    That Red Robin commercial hawking veggie burgers really got some vegetarians' carrots in a boil. The ad starts with a mention of the meatless burger, followed by an actress saying, "We even have a garden burger just in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase." This was probably meant to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Reader: High Times Cannabis Cup trash pile-up not exactly in the spirit of Earth Day

    William Breathes's post about the area left trashed on Earth Day in the wake of this past weekend's High Times Cannabis Cup drew a huge response from our readers. Fingers of blame were pointed out promoters, organizers and venue supervisors -- but this comment focuses on attendees, as well as fans o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Slightly Stoopid's Miles Doughty on playing at Red Rocks on 4/20 and couch-lock ganja

    Next week, stoners across the Front Range will converge upon Red Rocks to celebrate 4/20. Two acts will be on hand to help raise a toast roast commemorating the occasion, and you can hardly find a pair of more fitting acts, the hemp-hop icons of Cypress Hill, and their SoCal-based punk rock, reggae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Bearaoke at The Bar puts a new spin on karaoke

    Have your Friday nights become completely rote? Are bored out of your skull and tired to the point of tedium of doing the same thing week in and week out? Ah, here's just the cure for what ails you, a full night of unique entertainment you're genuinely just not going to find anywhere else. See als ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013
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    March 1, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    PASSION PIT @ 1STBANK CENTER | FRI, 3/1/13 Passion Pit began in as a solo project of lead singer and keyboard player Michael Angelakos in 2007. The project quickly fleshed out into a full band that combined a keen sense for upbeat pop melodies with lyrics that didn't exactly try to sugarcoat the com ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2013

    Greensky Bluegrass

    Friday, March 1, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399. 

  • Music

    January 24, 2013

    Eye & the Arrow

    If by Fire

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Bob Weir

    Thursday, December 13, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    Furthur at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 9/22/12

    FURTHUR @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/22/12 All signs pointed to go before the doors to the venue even opened. It was the first day of fall, a beautiful day, and all four of Red Rocks' main parking lots were filled up by 5:30 p.m. Deadheads were parked out on Highway 93 and trekking their way up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 21-23

    Hola, amigo! Welcome to the weekend! A massive amount of musical goodness awaits you this weekend, the first of this fall season. Whatever you feel like getting into, there are a ton of shows to choose from, whether you're looking for metal, rock, hip-hop or just want to party down like there's no s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
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    October 13, 2011

    Minglewood opens Saturday in Boulder

    MinglewoodMinglewood is rife with references to hippie culture -- including this logo based on the Grateful Dead.​It's been six months since Tom Nash signed a lease in east Boulder, where he planned to build a lunch and happy hour restaurant in an area of town that also holds Avery Brewing Co. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2011

    Review: Furthur at Red Rocks, 9/30/11, Night One

    FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | 9/30/11, Night OneYou know a show at Red Rocks is sold-out when the tow truck drivers are blocking the entrances to the park. Cars, trucks and VW buses lined every road in the park, leaving only a few spaces here and there by 6:15 -- and frustrating caravans of tie-died kids s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 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 Dierks Bentley, Mickey Hart Band and Dirty Nasty were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, The Congress and The Epiloguesall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2011

    Jon Fishman of Phish on how the band got its name, Yonder Mountain String Band and more

    Jon Fishman is one timekeeper with some crazy get ups​The Grateful Dead and Phish are often compared because of their fanatical fan bases, trippy live shows and psychedelic-rock flavored extended jams and improv. Lead singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, keyboardist Page McCon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    This fall, prepare to begin nibbling on sponge cake as you waste away again in Margaritaville

    ​Remember a few months ago when we told you about the upcoming Grateful Dead online game? Well, that's finally coming to fruition in August, but it looks like it will have a little competition from everyone's favorite party-man Jimmy Buffett. That's right, if there was ever a song we wanted to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    No more live music after next month at PT's Club Inferno

    Throughout the late '60s, 1601 West Evans was a prime destination for live music, with acts like the Doors, Cream, the Grateful Dead and Van Morrison performing in the space now occupied by PT's Showclub at 1688 East Evans. Four years ago, rock returned to the building when the folks at Left Nut E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Serj Tankian concert canceled, third Furthur show added

    ​Due to a scheduling conflict, Serj Tankian's show with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra originally scheduled for July 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or by phone will receive a refund within ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Great American Taxi

    Reckless Habits
    Thirty Tigers Records

  • Music

    October 29, 2009

    Plastic Fantastic Lover

    The Pink Album

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 12, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs 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 >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    Boris Garcia

    Friday, July 24, Owsley's Golden Road, 303-297-1772.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The Dead announces Denver date

    Touring again for the first time in four years, the Dead will stop at the Pepsi Center May 7. The lineup features original members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, as well as guitarist Warren Haynes and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.A number of other shows were announced this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Q&A with Lucas Field of Low Vs. Diamond

    Lucas Field, the frontman for Low Vs. Diamond (the subject of a profile in Westword's November 27 edition), is a Seattle native -- but he spent his college years at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he played in a jam band whose music has little in common with the tunes he's making with his ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    December 26, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    David Grisman Quintet

    Friday, August 10, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    July 3, 2006
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    June 22, 2006

    Jerry Garcia Band

    Thursday, June 22, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Polywood Ending

    Cervantes' is the perfect place for Polytoxic to take its Last Waltz.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    Best Place to Get Your Jam On

    Dulcinea's 100th Monkey

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Mule Variations

    Warren Haynes is one mule who's not ungovernable.

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    Continental Cycles

    Moto Euro rides overseas trend

  • Calendar

    November 7, 2002

    Free for All

    Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    June 29, 2000
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    May 14, 1998

    The Aging of Sonic Youth

    The ultimate indie band embraces the past, the present and the future.

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    May 29, 1997
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    December 12, 1996
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    August 29, 1996

    Shaft's Big Score!

    Ted Nugent's blood-and-guts bowhunting video rakes in the money for public TV.

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    October 11, 1995
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