Tina Turner

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    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/18/13 Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith formed this pop outfit in 2008 and recorded two EPs with future keyboard player Aaron Short when the three were students at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland. Taking its name from Trick ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The best punk shows in Denver in October

    SUN | GUITAR WOLF at MARQUIS THEATER | 10/6/13 Founded in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1987, Guitar Wolf was inspired in part by guitarist Seiji's encounter with Link Wray's monumental classic, "Rumble." Hashing together bits of old time rock and roll with punk, garage rock and noise, Guitar Wo ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Old Major host Connery Charon on his summer fashion

    Sometimes street style can be subtle, while at other times it is over-the-top. When we spotted him downtown, Connery Charon's style was an unusual mix of both. Keep reading to learn his style mantra, where he shops, and his favorite accessory. See also: -Menswear Mondays: Student Cole Ritter on hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The ten best music biopics

    Word came down recently that André 3000 of Outkast will be playing the highly influential Jimi Hendrix in a biopic called All Is By My Side, which centers on the iconic guitarist's early years. With inspired and estimable casting like this, it made us think about the other memorable biopics that ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    ZZ Ward on the influence of hip-hop and blues and how they both come from the same place

    ZZ Ward released her debut album, Til The Casket Drops, in 2012. Growing up, she honed a talent for writing bluesy R&B songs. Her knack for that can be heard prominently on that disc, and well as her proclivity for hip-hop, which is even more prevalent on her Criminal EP and her Eleven Roses mixtap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Dec. 14-16

    It feels like we say this every week, and we probably do, but we're continually astounded by how good we have it here music wise. If you haven't noticed, this time of year, the number of touring acts decreases dramatically, generally in line with the music industry itself, which pretty much slows to ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: December 10-14

    We're blessed to live here, you know. If you haven't already come to this conclusion on your own from feeling the ever-present sunshine and observing the wondrous sunset paintings we're treated to each evening, all you have to do is take a look at the brimming concert calendar. Whereas the live musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 26-28

    Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Ah, yes, we finally made it. Is it just us, or has this seemed like the longest week ever? Ah, maybe it's just the weather. Whatever the case, it's in the rearview now, and it's time to blow off some steam. Drinks are on the horizon and there's a full slate of great m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Peaches at Summit Music Hall, 10/13/12

    PEACHES @ the SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10.13.12 With champagne, campy German dancers and enough fake boobs to smother an elephant, Peaches' show at the Summit was a roofied cocktail of grimy beats and erotic theater. Putting on a show that was both grand in scope yet refreshingly minimal in its DIY simp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Idol recap: The Top 5 take on '60s and Brit Pop; Skylar Laine and Hollie Cavanagh shine

    Last night's episode of Idol saw the top five performing '60s hits and Brit pop. For some, it was a swing and a miss; for others -- hot damn! Hollie Cavanagh had an energy on last night's show that leads the pack this week. She's no Tina Turner , but "River Deep Mountain High" may have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    As Black History Month comes to a close, we reflect on the influential Sounds of Blackness

    Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Tina Turner: A dynamic performer with the most supreme legs to ever walk a stage

    ​Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock and Roll, the baddest in the land with the most supreme pair of legs to ever walk a stage. Her voice contains a sandpaper grit that helped smoothed the edges of black culture and her own very rough life. Born in unincorporated Nut Bush, Tennessee, as Anna Mae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Rihanna "Birthday Cake (Remix)" with Chris Brown: More like distubia

    ​Okay, after hearing the full version of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake (Remix)" featuring Chris Brown, we're in utter shock. If Tina Turner heard this damning pop, which essentially gives Brown a pass for what he did to Rihanna three years ago, we're pretty sure she'd be shaking her head like us -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Happy birthday, Rihanna. "Turn Up the Music," but no "Birthday Cake" for you, Chris Brown!

    Update: Chris Brown's "Turn Up the Music" remix featuring Rhianna added below. Happy 24th birthday, Robyn Rihanna Fenty. We remember your first record, "Pon De Replay." Nice, disposable dancefloor pop. It was urban enough to get people dancing in high school, but not sexy enough to fertilize anythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Beyoncé's "Party" will make you forget B's last video, plus a breakdown of this week's charts

    Forget "Countdown" -- Beyoncé is here to party.​What do you do if you release a music video and get slammed with plagiarism accusations? If you're Beyoncé, you release another video. And then another. First Beyoncé released a video for "Countdown," her third official single (after "Run The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Five infamous monuments named after musicians of questionable moral character

    Kurt Cobain​How do you honor a musician when awards and certifications aren't enough? By naming something in his honor, of course -- be it a bridge, a street, an asteroid or even a whole day after the guy. But in naming something after a musician, it's easy to forget that while in some cases t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    Tuesday, March 16, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    October 12, 2009

    Over the weekend: Jolie Holland at the Walnut Room

    Adam Perry​Jolie Holland, with Matt Bauer The Walnut Room Saturday, October 10, 2009 Better Than: Walking from Market St. Station to Walnut & 31st in the cold No one shines like Brooklyn-based indie-folk goddess Jolie Holland. Just as Neil Young was the depth and edge of CSNY, Holland was the ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Top Ten Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
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    July 18, 2008
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    June 9, 2008
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    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    This Is Your Life

    African American Lives 2 remembers America's past.

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    December 13, 2007
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    October 18, 2007

    Sound Bites

    Brief reviews of recent releases

  • Culture

    August 17, 2006

    Good Company

    Everything Old Is New Again is renewed by great performances.

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Leon Russell

    Wednesday, May 31, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Nashville Pussy

    Get Some (Spitfire)

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Dan Treanor and Frankie Lee

    African Wind (Northern Blues)

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    The Gossip

    Tuesday, November 9, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004

    Aria Ready?

    Upstart opera company clears its throat

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Erica Brown

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    July 31, 2003
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    June 22, 2000
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    May 11, 2000

    Endless Lionel

    Lionel Richie is back. Make your plans accordingly.

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    September 16, 1999

    Rough and Ready

    Riff Raff at The Ralph Waldo Emerson Center.

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    What's Ike Got to Do With It?

    Ike Turner doesn't say he's innocent, but he swears he's not as guilty as you think.

  • Film

    February 18, 1999
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    December 10, 1998
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    September 17, 1998

    Leading the Attack

    England's Massive Attack is still making the Nineties more interesting.

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    September 3, 1998
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    May 21, 1998

    Pussy Whipped

    The pulchritudinous charms of Nashville Pussy.

  • Calendar

    May 29, 1997
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    February 13, 1997

    Quiz Show

    Before you declare yourself a Grammy expert, let Backbeat test your skills.

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    July 25, 1996
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    February 7, 1996
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