The Pretenders (Band)

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    November 21, 2014

    The Twelve Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    Solid weekend of shows here in town, with legends like Death From Above 1979 playing in Boulder and Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis playing a pair of nights at Larmier Lounge. The rest of our picks follow. See also: 50 Photos That Prove Red Rocks Is the Most Beautiful Venue on the Planet

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    September 9, 2014

    Usher, Chrissie Hynde, Little Big Town Announce Denver Shows

    Usher brings his UR Experience to the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, December 2 with August Alsina and DJ Cassidy opening. Tickets ($39-$154) go on sale on Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Chrissie Hynde visits the Paramount Theatre as part of her 25-city North American tour in support of her solo albu ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The twelve best concerts in Denver this weekend

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Tegan and Sara

    Thursday, November 29, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.

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    October 5, 2012

    Steve Marker of Garbage on his approach to production and the joys of living in Colorado

    Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Damned Damned Damned turns 35

    It's unfortunate that so many people assume that U.K. punk was all about politics. When Bill Maher interviewed Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on his show Real Time with Bill Maher last year, he questioned the singer's punk credibility for working to help elect Barack Obama in 2008, referring to Th ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    King Mob becomes Young Pharaohs

    Don't take it personally if the King Mob dudes don't answer when you call their name. Nothing against you. That's just not their name anymore. Let it be known: From this moment on, the outfit previously known as King Mob has been rechristened as the Young Pharaohs. To commemorate the occasion, the a ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 1, 2011

    Tonight: Bonnie And The Beard at the Walnut Room with Blow the Vault and Changing Colors

    Gary Isaacs​Bonnie And The Beard (playing tonight at the Walnut Room with Blow The Vault, The Changing Colors and ...And The Black Feathers) has a wayward traveler-feel about its sound -- if Vaudville Americana were a genre, the local trio would be at the top of it. The band's stomping, clangi ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Liz Phair at the Bluebird, 01/18/11

    ​ LIZ PHAIR With Le Divorce 01.18.11 | Bluebird Theater As Le Divorce got things going last night, the room was pretty crowded, a nice change from the typical turnout for opening acts. It was entirely appropriate that Le Divorce opened for Liz Phair, seeing as how frontwoman Kitty Vincent ha ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Chrissie Hynde and JP Jones on foreign films and making honest music

    ​ Chrissie Hynde is not one to romanticize the past, but she's done plenty that almost anyone else who has done even a tenth as much would be right to feel proud. In the mid '70s, Hynde moved from her home town of Akron, Ohio, to London, England, and landed in the midst of what was fast-becom ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Last Night: Juliette Lewis at the Fox Theatre

    Jon Solomon​Juliette Lewis, the Ettes, American BangFox TheatreTuesday, October 6, 2009Better than: Lewis' show with the Pretenders and Cat Power this past August. I wasn't expecting much before seeing Juliette Lewis open for the Pretenders and Cat Power during a ninety-degree afternoon last Augus ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    Sam Taylor's gets to the meatless of the matter

    ​It's hard to imagine anything more meaty than BBQ. It is a cuisine based entirely on the flesh of the pig, the cow and, in some cases, the chicken. So it's no surprise that a BBQ joint owner might hang up on a sales rep trying to sell him vegan meat substitutes. That's certainly happened a l ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Hope Sandoval, Juliette Lewis, the Sounds shows announced

    ​Former Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval will be hitting the road next month for the first time in eight years on the heels of her forthcoming album, Through the Devil Softly, due September 29 on Nettwerk. Sandoval her band the Warm Inventions visit the Bluebird Thursday, October 1. Tickets are $22 ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Over the weekend: Bat for Lashes at the Bluebird Theater

    Doug Beam​Bat For Lashes, Other Lives Bluebird Theater Saturday, August 22, 2009 Better Than: See bands with technical ability but no imagination. Openers Other Lives started out with a lush, orchestral, folk-inflected pop song that reminded me a bit of Arab Strap, without the bile and the Scottis ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    This Just In 12/11-12/17/08

    The Pretenders visit the Paramount Theater Feb. 24.  The Paramount Theatre announced some stellar shows this week, including the Pretenders show on February 24 and jazz heavyweights Chick Corea and John McLaughlin teaming up with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Vinny Colaiuta on March 25. ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    Live Review: Gata Negra and Hot Robots at Larimer Lounge

    Photo: Tom Murphy Gata Negra Gata Negra and Hot Robots Sunday, July 20, 2008 Larimer Lounge, Denver Better Than: I thought relatively straight ahead guitar rock could sound. Unfortunately I made it to the Larimer Lounge fairly late due to practicing with my own band so I missed Only Thunder, Astra ... More >>

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    September 27, 2001

    Buddy & Julie Miller

    Buddy & Julie Miller (HighTone)