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  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The Eight Worst Albums Ever: Let's Give Them a Second Chance

    Reviewing music is, at best, an inexact science. You may say, "I don't like The Mountain Goats because John Darnielle's voice is annoying." I would respond with, "Fuck you, his voice isn't annoying at all, you just don't get it." That's pretty much divisive music discourse in a nutshell. But that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Giving thanks for Kerplunk! by Green Day

    In what's become an annual tradition for us, we ask a few members of Team Backbeat to reflect on an album they're thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving. In eighth grade, Green Day's song "Longview" exploded into my little world and got seemingly everyone I knew to start learning a couple power ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The fifteen best female-fronted fuzz guitar bands

    In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of mid '90s, the time when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. With jangly and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    How to dubstep: A video tutorial in ten easy (dub)steps

    Hellz yeah.​Though it's often been suggested that the fundamentals of dubstep descend from a lyrical prophesy in Morris Day and the Time's 1984 hit "The Bird," in which Day intimates that "you don't need no finesse or no personality/You just need two arms and an attitude," in practice dubstep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2010

    Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells talks about past, his creative partnership and the artwork for Treats.

    Sleigh Bells is Derek Miller (from left) and Alexis Krauss​ So the story goes: Derek Miller met Alexis Krauss one day when he was serving her and her mother at a restaurant, and Krauss's mom pushed her into working on music with Miller. Until a few years ago, Miller had been living in souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Westminster Mall photo tour: Is it blighted? You be the judge

    ​The owners of the Westminster Mall -- once an epicenter of metro commerce that has suffered in the shadow of the newer, slicker FlatIrons Mall in Broomfield -- are suing the city for allegedly damaging the property's marketability after the city declared it blighted. As the Denver Post repor ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    That's the Ticket!

    Denver's pro-sports scalpers got game.

  • Culture

    July 4, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.

  • Music

    July 5, 2001


    Just in time, Chris Daniels and the Kings remove themselves from the K-Tel Records court.

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Power Play

    Fort Collins's favorite pop label is positively Not Lame.

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Live From Denver

    A new CD captures local music in the raw.

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Piano Man

    Give Louis Colaiannia a hand--he'll need one after his 24-hour marathon.

  • Music

    June 17, 1999
  • Music

    December 11, 1997

    Music for the Holidaze

    Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.

  • Calendar

    March 27, 1997
  • Music

    January 9, 1997
  • News

    September 12, 1996
  • News

    August 29, 1996

    Visit to a Mall Planet

    In the clearance sale of life, the emergence of Park Meadows has dumped Southwest Plaza in last season's closeout bin. But life goes on. You go, girls.

  • Music

    June 8, 1994