The Who (Band)

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    October 17, 2014

    The Top 10 Power Ballads of All Time

    If we're being completely honest, power ballads are responsible for some of the most resonant music-listening experiences in the entire world. They're a beautiful blend of sentiment and obviousness, a band willfully becoming emotionally available. Everybody makes fun of the power ballad, because som ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    The Ten Best Rock-and-Roll-Themed Pinball Machines

    I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when built with a loving hand they can turn a ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    The ten best "yeahs" in recent music history

    Granted sometimes invoking a pithy "yeah" in song might seem like token verbalizing just to fill in the gaps when a singer can't think of anything else to say. No argument there. Sometimes, though, a forceful "yeah" can express all kinds of raw, unbridled emotions (see James Hetfield). Uh-huh. Yeah. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

    Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, June 17-20

    Money: who needs it? Well, probably you. But this week, you won't have to spend any of it to get out of the house. Whether you want to see a tribute to Woodstock, Joss Whedon's Serenity, or an evening of live storytelling and dance, you can do it all without dropping any cash. Read further for our p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2013

    Barry Fey is dead: Towering figure in Denver music scene passes away

    We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died. At this writing, the circumstances of Fey's death have not been made public, but he has been ill of late. His personal Facebook page features a March 11 post that reads, "I am hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Can we get Sirus for minute? It's time to give these six artists their own channel already!

    Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    The fifteen best Who shirts at last night's concert

    Looks like all the Whos from Whoville showed up last night in force at the Pepsi Center in support of their favorite band, and they all came wearing their adoration on their sleeves for the Who. We sent out intrepid roving photographer Brandon Marshall out with specific marching orders to roam the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    Another great batch of shows this week. As always, there is a ton of variety for the music lover in you. Whether you're seeking EDM, jazz, metal, indie or country, there are at least ten reasons to stay up late this week and get down like there's no tomorrow. We've got all of the shows listed in our ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2013

    The Who

    Tuesday, February 12, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497. 

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    January 29, 2013

    Ten great albums recorded at Sound City Studios, the focus of Sound City

    Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    The ten best music books of 2012

    This year, ambitious new books tackled the lives of music legends from Neil Young to Pete Townshend -- and many of these 2012 releases managed to burst through genres to offer significantly more than the average biography. We at Backbeat explored memoirs, historical surveys, ruminations on philosoph ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    Ten essential albums of the 1960s

    If someone wanted to learn more about the sixties, but didn't know where to start, these are the albums we'd recommend. While they aren't necessarily the best selling, or the most critically acclaimed, they are certainly the ones that float to the surface all these years later, providing a rough blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Buzz Osborne of Melvins on how to him Beastie Boys were Warlock Pinchers for Dummies

    Since 1983, Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With Melvins, the two have taken that sound to different places with each record that their contempor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The Who brings Quadrophenia to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, February 12

    As part of the Who's first tour in four years, the band is taking its 1973 album Quadrophenia on a 37-city North American tour that stops at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, February 12. In addition to performing the album live, the touring band, which also includes Pete Townshend's younger brother Simo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Dan Fong's previously unpublished rock photos on display this Friday at the Gallery on Sante Fe

    Generally, when you speak with someone with strong ties to rock history, you either get an earful of tedious name-dropping or you're forced to endure an exhaustive lecture about how kids today just don't get it. This is not the case with Dan Fong, the famed Denver rock photographer who has shot lege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Madonna upstaged by M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green during the Super Bowl halftime show

    Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.​Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 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 moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Barry Fey on that time that he held a gun to Axl Rose's head and how the business has changed

    ​For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Barry Fey signing his new book at Rockbar and Twist & Shout

    ​During his three decades as a promoter, Barry Fey brought in legendary acts like the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and U2. In his new book, Backstage Past, released yesterday on Lone Wolfe Press, Fey chronicles behind-the-scenes stories, some of which have nev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Review: Roger Daltrey at 1STBANK Center, 10/16/11

    Chip KalbackRoger Daltrey last night at 1STBANK Center​ROGER DALTREY at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/16/11Shortly after Roger Daltrey belted out the last note during his full performance of the Who's 1969 album Tommy in Broomfield last night, the legendary frontman summed up the record's significance. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Roger Daltrey rocks, Micky Manor closes, robots hold prom, CSO holds on

    Big pics below.​Another October weekend that felt like summer meant lots going on in our fair city -- and the happenings were captured at Westword's Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs, as well as on our busy slideshow page. Look below to check out photos and excerpts spotlig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Roger Daltry, Howard Jones, Boris, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dax Riggs and more this weekend

    Catch Roger Daltry at 1STBANK on Sunday​Another enticing weekend for music in the Mile High City: Dax Riggs closes out his two night stand at the Larimer Lounge, the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular illuminates the Fillmore on Friday, Cymbals Eat Guitars crash the hi-dive, Howard Jones plays his f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, Phish is closing out its tour at Dick's on Labor Day weekend, Roger Daltrey is performing the Who's Tommy at 1STBANK in October, Return to Forever is returning the Paramount and Sugarland is stopping by Comfort Dental with Sara B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Roger Daltrey to perform Tommy at 1STBANK Center on October 16

    ​Quick: Name the most iconic albums of the classic rock era... Uh, let's see.. Dark Side of the Moon? Check. Born to Run? Uh, yeah. Led Zeppelin IV? Of course. Revolver? Duh! Sticky Fingers? Totally. Who's Next? Tommy? Yes and yes! Where are you going with this anyway?

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    February 24, 2011

    Brad Delson of Linkin Park on A Thousand Suns and the advice he'd give to his young self

    ​ Linkin Park does not need an introduction. From Hybrid Theory to their newest album, A Thousand Suns, LP has continued to progress and grow as a band, giving its eager fan-base something to look forward to with every new release. In advance of the band's show this Saturday, February 26 at t ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV halftime show prop bets

    ​There will never be more people watching a musical performance at one time than during the Super Bowl, so it's a good thing they always pick legends. In order, starting the year after Nipplegate: Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, the Who and the Black E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Top 10 New Year's Eve Parties for 2010: More than $75

    ​Next up in our New Year's Eve coverage: the over $75 batch. Mostly overnight hotel packages, but there are a couple unique VIP offers and the like. Looking to do something your significant other will never forget? Click on through, Romeo or Juliet.

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    June 17, 2010

    Drake/Hanson NYC riot? You call that a riot? Pffth! Here's ten real concert riots.

    Perhaps you've heard by now about the "riot" that happened a few days ago in New York surrounding a free concert featuring Drake and Hanson. Weird that there was a riot at a concert featuring two of maybe the blandest performers ever to exist. Weirder still is that Hanson and Drake were even perform ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Chef and Tell with Matt Mine from the Oceanaire Seafood Room

    Lori MidsonMatt Mine, executive chef of Oceanaire​Matt Mine Oceanaire Seafood Room 1400 Arapahoe Street 303-991-2277 This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Matt Mine, executive chef of Oceanaire. To read part two of that interview, check back here tomorrow. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    What is the true definition of punk? Let's consult the experts, shall we?

    Patti Smith provided an interesting definition of punk rock in the current issue of New York magazine: "Punk rock is just another word for freedom." That got us thinking about what punk is and was, and how, as with all abstractions, you get to make up your own definition. As you can see in the ab ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 26, 2009

    ​As 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 >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    Q&A with Roger Daltrey

    Roger Daltrey.​ Just because Roger Daltrey is 65-years old doesn't mean he'd like to spend his golden years sitting on his sofa listening to all the Who albums he helped make so memorable. He's currently in the midst of his first solo tour since the mid-'80s, and by the time he's done, he hope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

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

    ​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Today's featured events: Tommy can't hear you, but you can hear Tommy, tonight at La Rumba

    ​Not every band in town would take on the Who's Tommy in its entirety, regardless of the cause. But Instant Party, a group that's partly peopled by members of the Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League and partly by local ringers, will not only bite off every bit of Tommy and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Roger Daltrey, Steve Martin, Mastodon shows announced

    ​Plans for the Who's next tour might still be up in the air, but frontman Roger Daltrey has decided to hit the road to keep his pipes in shape on his "Use It or Lose It Tour," his first solo outing since 1985, which includes a stop at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, October 20. Reserve tickets a ... More >>

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    March 19, 2008

    Q&A with Carbon/Silicon's Tony James

    Having once played together in a short-lived punk band called London SS, Mick Jones and Tony James have been friends for thirty years. After embarking on successful careers with the Clash, as well as Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, respectively, pair reconvened in 2002 to form a new project ca ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008
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    November 22, 2007

    TOB Lives

    The Theatre Group is back on its feet for the holidays.

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    August 22, 2007

    Trivial Pursuits

    It was cruel and unusual to only list the answers to these trivial questions here, but here they are: Trivia Face Off Sample Questions • What team was defeated to bring Denver its first major sports championship? Florida Panthers • Alex Trebek provided the voice of “Alan Quebec,” a game-sho ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2003


    The last gulp.

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    August 16, 2001

    Various Artists

    Substitute: The Songs of the Who (Edelton Entertainment)

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    The (International) Noise Conspiracy

    Survival Sickness
    (Burning Heart/Epitaph)

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    July 27, 1994
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