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The Knew

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    February 13, 2014

    SnowBall Music Festival reveals first wave of acts: Pretty Lights, Knife Party, GRiZ and more

    SnowBall Music Festival just revealed the first acts on its bill for the 2014 edition of its annual event. The festival, launched in 2011, is making its way down from the mountains this year and setting up shop at the Park at Mile High at Sports Authority Field, and when it does, Pretty Lights (play ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from Cantina

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Stephanie March hosted at Cantina this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    The Afghan Whigs at Ogden Theater, 10/30/12

    THE AFGHAN WHIGS @ OGDEN THEATRE |10/30/12 Probably the biggest surprise of the Afghan Whigs show last night at the Ogden came right before the end of the set when Greg Dulli revealed that his band had a Colorado connection. He told us how more than two decades ago, the Fluid heard a Whigs demo tap ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    New shows: Breathe Carolina, Vail Snow Daze, 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Eddie Money and more

    There's a whole new batch of shows to let you know about, some of which are going on sale this week, including a new date from Breathe Carolina, as well as a rescheduled date for Mouse On Mars at Summit Music Hall, plus 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, who are co-headling the 1STBANK Center in December, a ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    New Colorado concerts: The Deftones at the Fillmore, Steve Winwood at the Paramount

    This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The five most listened-to songs and albums of the week, August 20 through August 27

    Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26

    Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and bre ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    The Knew on how playing what you want and taking the "less-thinking road" is always the best

    See also: - Profile: The Knew never really set out to find success - The Knew (CD release) at the Lion's Lair, 8/24-8/25 - The Knew at Wax Trax with the Outfit, 8/24 The Knew has been kicking around Denver for roughly eight years, having played its first show on New Talent Night at Herman's Hideaw ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Bar Standard

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Tom Murphy host ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    Okay, time to officially start getting excited now. The annual Westword Music Showcase is a little more than a week away. Did you pick up your tickets yet? If not, you can still get them at the discounted rate. Prices go up day of the show. By now, you've already seen the lineup of who's playing the ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase local lineup!

    We're just over a month out from this year's Westword Music Showcase, and we've already let you know who we have headlining the mainstage this year -- but keep it locked on Backbeat for another big announcement this coming Monday. Now it's time for us to give up the goods on the local lineup. As you ... More >>

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    March 3, 2012

    Review: Pure Sunshine II at BluebirdTheater, 3/02/12

    PURE SUNSHINE II @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.2.12 It would be hard to have picked the star attraction for this show because the crowd changed and switched throughout the show with some people sticking around for everything. But chances are, no one had seen Spell since its last show in July of 1995. With ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp checks in from Austin

    Photo Roadies​ Wednesday March 16, 8 p.m. Kalyn here from Wheelchair Sports Camp writing about our very first trip to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas! Sitting here in the back of my van while the girlfriend drives us to Austin from the town of Denton, where we played two nights ago. The ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Download the new Something Like Sound compilation for free

    ​Tim Weilert has maintained the excellent local music blog Something Like Sound for two years now. The School of Mines student will graduate in May and move to Austin, making these his last few months at the blog's helm. He isn't leaving quietly, however: Today Weilert released his second Colo ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Prefuse 73, The Hood Internet and more: Your Artopia 2011 music schedule

    Photo: Mattie StaffordThe Hood Internet perform in June in Minneapolis. See more photos.​Artopia, Westword's annual "biggest, greatest, most poppin' ass art party of the year," goes down on Saturday night. A highlight this year as always is the musical talent, so we've parsed down the full sch ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    DeVotchKa, FaceMan, Churchill spun this week on local radio. See who else got spins.

    ​Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, The Colorado Sound, which originates at ... More >>

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    February 6, 2011

    Faceman's First Waltz at the Bluebird, 2/4/11

    A.H. Goldstein​FACEMAN'S FIRST WALTZ FaceMan Bop Skizzum • The Knew • The Outfit • Chadzilla • Boulder Acoustic Society • The Vitamins • Medicine Man • Bonnie and the Beard • Chris McGarry and the Insomniacs • Panal • Martin Gilmore • The Construct • K Buzz and the Bras ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Top 10 Denver New Year's Eve Concerts for 2010

    ​Arguably the best single night of the year for live music, New Year's Eve can be an overwhelming thing to plan for. To help you narrow down your options, we've picked the ten best shows this year, plus a few extras we couldn't ignore. Also, feel free to hype your own show in the comments sect ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    The year in reviews: a handy link guide to all local record reviews in Westword in 2010

    ​ Since we're in the process of compiling picks for our annual Moovers and Shakers issue next week, we thought we'd put together a link guide of everything we've reviewed this year thus far. Even though it shouldn't be at this point, it's always a bit staggering to reflect upon just how many ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Denver Does Denver, but does it do requests? If so, here's ours.

    ​ Denver Does Denver, happening this Saturday at Meadowlark and The Flobots Community Space, is a festival promising to cut the local music community apart and glue it back together in ways we've never heard before. Folk songs will be auto-tuned, guitars and pedals will stomp out lyrics, and ... More >>

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    August 15, 2010

    John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light, The Knew at Mile High Music Festival, day two

    Brian Landis FolkinsJohn Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light​John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light, 1:15 p.m. on the Cougar Stage John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light didn't let the early hour or the high temperatures derail their sense of decorum. The band emerged for t ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Dub Skin, Take to the Oars, The Foot, Pretty Lights spun on radio last week. See who else got spins.

    ​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, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Warlock Pinchers, Big Head Todd and Dan Craig spun on radio last week. See who else got spins.

    ​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*, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broa ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival single day tickets on sale today

    ​Got your tickets to Mile High Music Festival yet? No? It's a month away -- what are you waiting for? Ah, you have to work on Sunday, and you can't afford a two-day pass? Good thing you waited. Starting today at 10 a.m., you can purchase single day advance tickets for $99.50 (or pick up sing ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Euforquestra, Danielle Ate the Sandwich and Something Underground got spins this past week on local radio. See who else got played.

    ​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*, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-bro ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    The Knew bangs out three new songs over a weekend

    ​If the emphasis on Pulpería (released just a few months ago) was precision, then the focus on the band's new Before it Ends 7-inch was speed. "Pulpería took about six months start to finish," says drummer Patrick Bowden. "So long that we ended up writing a few songs during the tail end of t ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase: Denver rocks -- thought you Knew!

    Here's another semi-headache inducing video for ya' from this year's Westword Music Showcase. This one features the Knew electrifying a capacity crowd at Sutra. Props are due to ColoradoKid. While the rest of the us were popping Ibuprofen and feverishly trying to rehydrate while shaking off the re ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Schedule and Map

    IMPORTANT SCHEDULING UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control (and, more to the point, frontman Chris Fogal's) TAUNTAUN will not be performing in the 6:15 - 7 p.m. slot at Broadway's tomorrow. While Fogal is resting his aching back ("I would tough it out," he assures us, "but the problem is t ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Hello Kavita and Trace Bundy got spins on local radio this week. See who else got love.

    ​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, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    See which local acts got love on local radio this week

    ​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 ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival 2010 lineup announced

    ​ Okay, whoever speculated that Dave Matthews Band and the Samples were going to be a part of this year's Mile High Music Festival: Sorry we doubted you. You were right, evidently. So was the guy who said Jack Johnson, as well as the person who pointed us in the direction of the erroneous lin ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    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, ... 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 16, 2010

    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, ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    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 ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Action!: Festivus Film Fest Begins Tonight

    In case you're as sick of hearing about Avatar as we are, this weekend's Festivus Film Festival should offer some cinematic solace. Forget IMAX and goofy yellow glasses because Festivus is bringing some of the most awkward, horrifying, confusing and riveting films independent filmmakers have to o ... More >>

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    December 23, 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*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Houses at Larimer Lounge

    Houses​ Houses, The Knew, Action Packed Thrill Ride Saturday, November 14, 2009 Larimer Lounge Better Than: The fireside. It was seriously snowing out on Saturday, hard enough to cover the signs and turn the city into a giant hushed bobsled track. You would not have known this if you were ta ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    The Weekend Showdown: Houses heads our list of the best shows in town.

    Photo by Sarah Myers​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Over the weekend: Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) at the Bluebird

    Doug Beam​Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story), The Knew, Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man October 24, 2009 Bluebird Theater Just Like: Heaven This was the final moment of Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story), the last song in a too-short set that was just long enou ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Last Night in NYC: The Knew at CMJ

    ​Editor's note: Whitney the Intern is in New York for CMJ, the annual music festival and conference. She filed this dispatch. An upstanding establishment serving beer in Solo cups on tables lit by candles in bar glasses, Wicked Willy's was precisely the venue one would hope to see an act like ... More >>

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    October 19, 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, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>

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    August 17, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all o ... More >>

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    August 10, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over ... More >>

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    August 4, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over ... More >>

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    July 20, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>

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    June 29, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>

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    June 23, 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 long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Update: Westword Music Showcase line-up

    Update: As with year's past, before the ink's even dry on the schedule, we've had to make made some minor more changes. Among the recent ones: We've moved the metal showcase from Andrew's to Broadways (two doors down from Bar Standard, next to the pawnshop), and moved the punk line-up to Bannock Str ... More >>

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