The Psychedelic Furs

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    October 27, 2014

    The Thirteen Best Shows in Denver This Week

    Happy Halloween week, everyone! Time to figure out what pun costume you can accomplish with the clothes you already own. There are plenty of good shows before the actual weekend hits, though, including Avi Buffalo, a pair of Cut Copy dates and the 106.7 KBPI Saints & Sinners Halloween Ball. The re ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Drake, Lil Wayne, Uproar Fest tickets on sale this weekend

    Drake and Lil Wayne bring their 30-plus date co-headlining tour to Red Rocks on Wednesday, September10. Tickets, which run from $49.50 to $149.50, go on sale on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. This year's installment of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival with Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry a ... More >>

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    June 20, 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 ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Psychedelic Furs at Gothic Theatre, 6/08/13

    THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 6/8/12 As good as the Psychedelic Furs' records are, there is just something about seeing Richard Butler, who was all smiles on this night, and hearing his heartfelt thank yous at the end of various songs, and then seeing the collective happiness of those who ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13 Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Tim Butler on the Psychedelic Furs being like Roxy Music with the attitude of the Sex Pistols

    The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 in the wake of the explosion of punk rock in England. By the 1980s, the group had evolved from its earlier musical impulses into a kind of atmospheric, at times brooding, at times celebratory, post-punk band with a broad emotional and sonic palette. See also: - ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    New Denver shows: P!NK, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Guster

    It's March 2013 -- at least according to the calendar. If you went by the concert calendar for the past few weeks, however, you'd swear it's the mid to late '90s. P!NK, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Darius Rucker. If you're already nostalgic for the ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    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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    May 31, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    VNV Nation: "We wanted to offer people an alternative of substance over pure style"

    VNV Nation (due tomorrow night at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs) started as a kind of bedroom project for the band's singer and co-programmer, Ronan Harris. By 1995, he had developed his music to the point that it was becoming part of the next wave of underground electronic pop. Some may dismi ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Chain Gang of 1974 on World Cafe

    While Kamtin Mohager started performing under the moniker of Chain Gang of 1974 in Denver about five years ago, he's been living in Los Angeles for close to a year now. As he tells David Dye in a recent interview with World Cafe, "I was just never a big fan of Denver. I moved out there as a young ki ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    The Psychedelic Furs

    Wednesday, September 21, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.

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    March 30, 2010

    This Just In: Lilith Tour, Modest Mouse, 311 shows announced

    ​After an eleven year hiatus, Sarah McLachlan has revived the Lilith Tour (originally the Lilith Fair) that she helped found in 1996. In keeping with the original female-centric tours from 1997-99, McLachlan is bringing a number of top female artists including Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    The Psychedelic Furs and Happy Mondays

    Friday, September 11, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    August 7, 2009

    My moment with John Hughes

    John Hughes.​When news broke yesterday about the death of director John Hughes at age 59, I couldn't help thinking back on my brief encounter with the maker of iconic '80s teen flicks such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The year was 1985, and I was living ... More >>

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    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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    November 20, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Roman Numerals

    Tuesday, February 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    January 17, 2008

    45 Second Reviews

    Why give anything an earnest listen, when you can make snap judgments? Raheem DeVaughn Love Behind the Melody Zomba Records 01:00-01:45 of “Customer” I had to stare at the cover of this record for a few minutes before I realized that it wasn’t called, “Love From Behind.” I’m not sure w ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    Furs Trade

    Richard Butler preps a new record and ponders his band's former glitz.

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    August 17, 2006

    Numan Group

    Gary Numan's songs get pimped.

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    April 20, 2006

    She Wants Revenge

    Monday, April 24, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    February 9, 2006


    Thursday, February 9, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

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    April 21, 2005

    British Sea Power

    Open Season (Rough Trade)

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    April 8, 2004


    Battery (Barsuk)

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    February 26, 2004

    Swallowing Sea Men

    The lads in British Sea Power whet U.S. indie-rock palates.

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    September 5, 2002

    The Lapse of Luxury

    After a four-year hiatus, Girls Against Boys is back in the high life again.

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    September 21, 2000

    Brooklyn Dodgers

    Blake Schwarzenbach says Jets to Brazil is a desperate band. A desperate American band.

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    February 17, 2000

    Stop Making Sense

    DJ Logic experiments with hip-hop, rock and all that jazz.

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    October 5, 1994