Thom Yorke

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    September 20, 2013

    Tokimonsta at Larimer Lounge, 9/19/13

    TOKIMONSTA at LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/19/13 Let's face it: Really progressive urban shows are rare here in Denver. Given that, consider for a moment the genre-destroying line up of Tokimonsta, Gavin Turek, MNDR and Jesse Boykins III that took the stage last night at Larimer Lounge. Tokimonsta is this yea ... More >>

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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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    March 5, 2013

    Soccer moms of the world, unite: New Kids on the Block are coming to 1STBANK Center!

    So this one summer before New Kids on the Block made all the girls (who are all middle aged moms now -- meditate on that for a minute) swoon like no other, the dudes did an in-store at the mall in Cheyenne. I was there. My best friend was a DJ at the station presenting the meet and greet, and so we ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #16: Radiohead's gear gets jacked in 1995

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the time when Radiohead had all of its gear stolen outside the Rockmada before a 1995 show at the Ogden Theatre. Okay, so it's bad enough that Radiohea ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Civil Twilight

    Wednesday, April 25, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.

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    March 15, 2012


    Like Minds

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    March 14, 2012

    Review: Radiohead at 1STBANK Center, 3/13/12

    RADIOHEAD @ 1STBANK CENTER | 3.13.12 Thom Yorke apparently has no idea where he's at right now. "Wassup," he intones after a lively rendition of "Morning Mr Magpie," a decidedly jittery track from King of Limbs. "Where are we? Where the fuck are we? We're on the ground somewhere, near the mountains ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Desperately seeking Radiohead tickets: A Craigslist compilation

    Looking for a date to Radiohead tonight at the 1STBANK Center? Why you're in luck. We found a lovely lass willing to accompany you, as long as you're willing to give up one of your tickets. Other pleas have come pouring in from fans far and wide, those who stood in line (while pregnant, in one insta ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Reader: Everything is in its right place

    ​By now you've heard the news that Radiohead is coming back to town. Everybody, it seems, is just as excited as we are for the show. Few, however, were as creative when it came to expressing their excitement as Kelsey W, who posted our comment of the day, cleverly invoking Thom Yorke's lyrics. ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Radiohead at 1STBANK Center March 13, 2012, presale tickets 11/9 before official onsale 11/12

    Radiohead returns on 3/13/12. Presale tix available Wednesday.​Oh my! Christmas has come early this year. Mark your calendar now: Moments ago, we've just received word that Thom Yorke and company are coming back to Colorado. On Tuesdsay, March 13, in fact, Radiohead will be setting up shop at ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Able Archer

    The Way Machines See Us

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    August 9, 2010

    Thom Yorke serenades Big Chill-goers with possible new Radiohead track "Give Up the Ghost"

    It's been three years since Radiohead released In Rainbows and fans are getting kind of itchy to hear some new material. This past weekend at England's Big Chill festival, Thom Yorke scratched that itch -- maybe. He played a new-ish song called "Give Up the Ghost" (debuted in February, apparently ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Ralphie does Coachella without credentials

    This isn't your daddy's Woodstock, your hippie cousin's Bonnaroo or your yuppie Chicago Uncle's Lollapalooza. This is Coachella, man, and it attracts the most pretentious music fans on the planet, who all choose to gather in grassy polo fields and endure intense desert heat for the same reason. We ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Top ten five blogs by bands

    Photo courtesy of​ Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    American Idol: Did you catch the Radiohead and Jeff Buckley cameos?

    Meant to mention this in yesterday's American Idol post, but we ended up being so preoccupied with recounting the respective travails and eventual denouement of Lilly Scott and Haeley Vaughn, the two Colorado ladies ultimately picked to be included in the Top 24, that it completely slipped our minds ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Carbon Choir

    High Beams

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    October 29, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    In case you missed it: Backbeat's ten most-read blogs of 2008

    The Mile High Music fest drew a lot of interest from local music fans in '08. This blog churned out more than 1,400 posts in 2008, about life, death, plastic surgery, and even some music. Here, in case you just joined us or are really taking stock of your year, a quick-clicking guide to the ten mos ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008

    Radiohead in a Telluride Time Lapse

    If any of your out of state friends ever ask you again why you choose to live in a place like Colorado instead of, say, New York or LA or, hell, I don't know, Dubuque, Iowa, save the effort of trying to come up with some compelling diatribe about the mountains and the four seasons and the whole thre ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008
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    June 19, 2008


    Wednesday, June 18, Toad Tavern, 303-795-6877.

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    June 18, 2008
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    June 13, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (6/7/08-6/13/08)

    Here's a wrap-up of all the great stuff you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy speculating what kind of family dust-up could lead Madonna's younger brother to write an unauthorized, tell-all biography. We're betting he didn't get what he asked for last Christmas...

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    June 11, 2008

    Local Plastic Surgeon Reshaping Hipster Eyes to Mimic Thom Yorke

    Die-hard Radiohead enthusiast Michael Garafalo of Denver was the first person in the world to have elective plastic surgery to make his eye look like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's. Steve Muldue is sitting in the waiting room of Dr. Cynthia Mason’s plastic surgery clinic in Denver, Colorado, tap ... More >>

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    May 30, 2008

    Last Night...Trima Replicates OK Computer Live @ the Oriental Theater

    Trima Replicates OK Computer Live Thursday, May 29, 2008 Oriental Theater Better Than: anyone had a reasonable right to expect it to be. Well, color me impressed. Against all odds, they pulled it off. Trima, the band assembled by drummer Damon Scott with the sole purpose of replicating The Greatest ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: Radiohead, Maroon 5, HIgh School Musical 2, Chingy, Bubba Sparxxx

    Bubba Sparxxx The Lost Tracks FMS 00:00-00:45 of “Never Scared” I never totally understood the point of the “Lost Tracks” albums. These are songs that didn’t make the cut for whatever reason before and I’m entirely unsure what makes them worthwhile now. “Never Scared” is about as bo ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007


    Radiohead was here.

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    October 10, 2007

    Radiohead, In Rainbows: A Review, Upon First Listen, Track-by-Track Style

    You know, Radiohead, I was just about to go to sleep when I checked my email one last time. And lo and behold, the download code for your new CD, In Rainbows, popped up in my inbox. *sigh* I didn't need sleep anyway. Since the rest of the blogosphere is racing right now to review Rainbows, I figure ... More >>

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    October 10, 2007

    Radiohead In Rainbows Dueling Track-By-Track Instant Review

    Okay, we're not quite as quick as Annie Zaleski, whose early morning review of the new Radiohead recording In Rainbows can be found here. But below, find a couple of additional takes from two regular Backbeat Online contributors, Sean Cronin and yours truly. The rules were simple: Jot down your reac ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007

    On the Download

    The best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

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    February 22, 2007

    On the Download

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

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    January 11, 2007

    Anti-Glacier Movement

    Larimer Lounge

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    January 4, 2007

    Singles Going Steady

    The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.

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    September 14, 2006

    Making Adjustments

    What do Justin Timberlake and Thom Yorke have in common?

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    July 20, 2006


    Monday, July 24, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    July 6, 2006

    Thom Yorke

    The Eraser (XL)

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    April 21, 2005

    (die) Pilot

    Radiation, Weather, Art (Self-released)

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    March 24, 2005
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    February 24, 2005

    Maximilian Hecker

    Lady Sleep (Kitty-Yo Recordings)

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    June 3, 2004

    Adios Esposito

    Adios Esposito (Self-released)

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    July 17, 2003

    Hit Pick


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    November 28, 2002

    Great Pretenders

    Chicago's 90 Day Men play huge music on a modest scale.

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    April 11, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Anti-Pop Consortium

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    October 19, 2000


    Kid A
    (EMI/Capitol Records)

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    September 21, 2000

    Check Your Zed

    After a period out of the public eye, Remy Zero continues to create its own poets' society.

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    September 24, 1998

    Say Unkle

    Mo Wax founder James Lavelle tries to explain Unkle, the sort-of band behind one of the year's most flamboyant albums.

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    March 28, 1996

    'Head Games

    Members of Radiohead hope their latest trip to Colorado won't be as creepy as the last.

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