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    October 14, 2014

    Naoko Yamano of Shonen Knife on Why Shows Start Earlier in Japan

    In the late 1980s, it was nearly unheard of for Japanese underground rock bands to play in the United States. But Shonen Knife, appearing at the Oriental Theater this Thursday, October 16, played a show in Los Angeles in 1989. By then, the band's music had already spent several years circulating i ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Denver this Week

    Kind of a quiet week, as week's in Denver's live music scene go. There are a few good shows before the weekend, though, including Drake and Lil Wayne's co-headlining tour and Midge Ure at Soiled Dove. Rest up: The weekend's a doozy, with big shows from Rubedo, Miss America and more. See also: Ten ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Corrosion of Conformity on Arena Shows:"It Is Hard to Latch on to One Pair of Eyes"

    In spite of a mind-boggling amount of personnel changes (including two members leaving and then returning), Corrosion of Conformity has nevertheless remained consistent for over three decades. Currently whittled down to the trio of bassist/singer Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Ree ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    The Fourteen Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    This weekend's best shows include rapper Redman releasing a new album poolside in RiNo, Xiu Xiu bringing its newest noise to Larimer Lounge and "Jessie's Girl" to Fiddler's Green. There are plenty of other good ones in the next couple days -- the rest of our picks for the weekend are below.

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    April 17, 2014

    The ten best stoner metal bands

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SUN | OF MONTREAL at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/3/13 Among the most popular and successful of the bands associated with the Elephant 6 collective, Of Montreal started off as a sort of indie pop band with an experimental edge. The band evolved dramatically across several records, fearlessly exploring lyric ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    MF Ruckus

    The Dirty Half-Dozen

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    September 18, 2013

    Naked Raygun's Jeff Pezzati on Wax Trax, and why and how the band got back together

    Someday a monograph about punk will give Naked Raygun its proper place of prominence in that history. Naked Raygun was one of the most important punk bands to emerge in Chicago in the Reagan era. Inspired in part by the diversity of sounds in that initial wave of English punk, Naked Raygun forged a ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Baroness at Ogden Theatre, 8/21/13

    BARONESS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 8/21/13 After the year Baroness had, it was obvious the quartet was happy to out playing again, and the crowd at the Bluebird last night was likewise amped to see the band. This was displayed none more powerfully and vividly than during the performance of "Swollen and H ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Hot Apostles

    Hot Apostles

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 40-31

    The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    10. SNOW THA PRODUCT @ ROXY THEATRE | SAT, 2/16 It may at first seem easy to dismiss Snow Tha Product as another Iggy Azalea or Kreayshawn-level gimmick because of her gender and unconventional appearance, but it gets harder and harder the more you listen to her. Make no mistake, Snow can ride a bea ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013
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    September 6, 2012
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    June 26, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Broadways

    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. Brad Lopez hos ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Ten authentic Irish drinking songs

    Finding an Irish soundtrack for a St. Patrick's Day celebration doesn't take a lot of exhaustive research. Generic "Best of Ireland" compilations abound in outlet stores, on iTunes and even on racks in gas stations, collections that feature anonymous artists playing generic versions of traditional C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Review: Speedwolf at The Marquis Theater, 12/16/11

    Tom MurphySpeedwolfSPEEDWOLF at the MARQUIS THEATER | 12/16/11Speedwolf vocalist Reed Bruemmer feigned surprise at the end of the band's set last night and asked the audience if they actually wanted to hear the band cover KISS. Of course everyone did, so the guys closed the record-release show with ... More >>

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    November 6, 2011

    Review: Judas Priest at the 1STBANK Center, 11/5/11

    Eric GruneisenRob Halford of Judas Priest: Still going strong after nearly 40 years. More Judas Priest Denver photos.JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY At the 1STBANK CENTER | 11/5/11Somewhere early in the set, Rob Halford told us that the band was going to play material from all roughly ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Paper Diamond, Lizzie Huffman, SBTRKT, Judas Priest and more on tap this weekend

    ​Have plans this weekend? If not, there's ample choices: Tonight, Paper Diamond's at the Ogden, Lizzie Huffman is celebrating the release of her new CD at the hi-dive and Rich Robinson is at the Soiled Dove Underground. On Saturday, Judas Priest is at 1STBANK Center, SBTRKT is at the Bluebird ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Review: Yellowcard at Summit, 6/15/11​YELLOWCARD at SUMMIT | 06.15.11"Key talked with the audience quite a bit between songs, like he was catching up old friends on the band's life over the last few lost years."

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    May 26, 2011

    Judas Priest coming to 1STBANK Center on November 5 with Black Label Society

    Robert Halford is the best muthafuckin' singer aroound!​All right, fire up the Camaro, boys. Judas Priest is coming to town -- in an arena. Normally when the dudes come to town, they're playing a shed down south. Not this time around. On Saturday, November 5, the Priest is gonna be at 1STBANK ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Tesco Vee of the Meatmen on punk in Michigan, Meatmen album covers and Touch and Go

    The Meatmen​ In the late 1970s, Tesco Vee was an elementary school teacher in Michigan who lead something of a secret life, first as a fan of punk rock and then as the frontman of one of the most notorious and hilarious bands of that era -- the Meatmen (due this afternoon at Twist & Shout for ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Tonight: Guilty Pleasures with DJ Tonyo at Lost Lake Lounge

    ​A "guilty pleasure" can mean a lot of things: to a music listener, it is usually in reference to an artist you wouldn't be caught dead listening to in public. But tonight, DJ Tonyo and crew bring their version of the guilty pleasure to Lost Lake Lounge, and we must say, he shouldn't be embarr ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Dawes at the hi-dive, 11/15/10

    Dawes photographed by Matt Jacoby​ DAWES With Moondoggies • Romany Rye 11.15.10 | hi-dive Los Angeles's Romany Rye started the night off and set the tone for this three-band bill. Every band brought a similar sound centered on excellent vocals. The five-piece belted out four-part harmonies ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Meet nine-year-old Ezra Lux, your new favorite metal blogger/critic

    ​Behold nine-year-old Ezra Lux, possibly the world's first (and greatest) pre-teen metal blogger. Over at his barely a month old metal blog Crud Wizard (which is also the best name for a metal blog we've heard in a long, long time), Ezra is dropping some serious wisdom, such as this gem of an ... More >>

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    July 24, 2010

    UMS Night Two Travelogue: Houses at hi-dive, Git Some at 3 Kings and more

    Joshua Langlais​ UMS Travelogue, Night Two 7.23.10 / Baker District, South Broadway I started out with Papa Bear at the Irish Rover, where the band's uber sincere Neutral Milk Hotel vibe proved a good start to the evening. The band boasts a small horn section, and I happened to be right in t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    The Hold Steady

    Wednesday, July 7, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.

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    October 14, 2009

    Suburban Home announces limited pressing of Drag the River anthology

    ​Drag the River has always been about giving fans the biggest bang for their hard-earned buck. If you ever stumbled into a bar that has a Drag record in the jukebox, for instance, you've probably noticed that if you select the last track on the album, you're treated to the entire album. Genius, ri ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: Monotonix

    ​Know for some insanely explosive shows, Israeli rock monsters Mononotix often move their shows into the crowd, creating sweaty pits of madness. On Where Were You When It Happened?, the band's first full-length, released this week on Drag City, guitarist Yonatan Gat says the band captured some of ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader: Tonight, Houses EP release party at the Meadowlark

    Lulu Devil​With the release of its Spring EP this past April, Houses has quickly become one of Denver's most exciting bands, both live and on record. If there's any outfit that personifies the exuberance and exhilaration of living in the Mile High City, it's Houses. So it's fitting then that the g ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Stream Jon Snodgrass and Cory Branan's new split

    Jon Snodgrass and Cory Branan have completed work on their split LP/cassette. Notice we didn't mention anything about CD? That's right, this release will not be available on disc. Inexplicably, however, it will be available on cassette. (?) Before you head over to Suburban Home Records to pick up yo ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    The effect of non-musical influences

    Ever find yourself disliking a band for reasons that have nothing to do with the music? Maybe you heard that the frontman eats meat. Maybe you saw an interview in which the drummer referred to herself in the third person. Maybe the artwork on the band's latest CD included unicorns. Regardless, ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
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    May 29, 2008

    Westword Spiral Podcast Double Shot: Jon Snodgrass & Andrea Ball

    This week on the Spiral, the fellas head up to Ft. Snodgrass to hang out with Drag the River and Armchair Martian's affable frontman. There, Jon enlightened them on the finer points of Thin Lizzy and informed the boys that Drag the River is not, as, ahem, previously reported, broken up. Download epi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Harvey Knuckles Scores a Knockout

    This Fort Collins foursome’s new record nods to ZZ Top — literally.

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    February 7, 2008
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    June 21, 2007
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    June 22, 2006

    Moist Boys

    The Sound of Urchin shoots its musical wad.

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    April 13, 2006

    Rye Coalition

    Curses! (Gern Blandsten)

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    December 29, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that will snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long.

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    December 15, 2005

    Year Long Disaster

    Wednesday, December 21, 15th Street Tavern, 303-572-0822.

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    December 1, 2005

    Young Dubliners

    December 1-3, Little Bear, 303-674-9991.

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    November 17, 2005

    Diamond Nights

    Friday, November 18, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.

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    April 28, 2005

    Love as Laughter

    Laughter's Fifth (Sub Pop)

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    May 6, 2004

    Fetching Idea

    Disc Dogs teaches Rover the rules

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    November 20, 2003

    Perfect Rx

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists find that just a spoonful of anger helps the medicine go down.

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    June 20, 2002

    Irish It Were Summer

    The summer kicks off with some green-hued music at Conor ONeills Summer Outdoor Music Festival.

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    November 16, 1994
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