Trent Reznor

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    April 3, 2014

    Gary Numan on inspiration, money and staying hungry

    Gary Numan (due Friday, April 2, at The Gothic Theatre) is most widely remembered for his 1980 hit song "Cars." That song was merely the most popular in an influential career that had a direct impact on artists as diverse as Prince, Beck, Lady Gaga and, of course, Nine Inch Nails, with whom Numan ha ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Austin Wintory to bring award-winning Journey video game score to CSO's Comic Con tribute

    Denver native Austin Wintory says attending frequent Colorado Symphony Orchestra concerts and nerding out on video games and comic books inspired him just about equally as a kid, so Saturday's special concert "The Hero's Journey: A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con" at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Ha ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    New Zealander Thom Powers on what's it like to lead the Naked and Famous in Los Angeles

    The Naked and Famous was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008 by Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith when the two were students at the Music and Audio Institute. Taking its name from Tricky's "Tricky Kid," the Naked and Famous isn't exactly what you'd call trip-hop. Rooted in alt rock, the Naked and ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: John Moore

    #49: John Moore There is no greater friend of Denver theater than John Moore, a self-described storyteller given to telling its stories in great -- and loving -- detail. On his website, the former Denver Post critic has laboriously followed the work of his friends in theater, of whic ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Nine Inch Nails' Denver date (well, Broomfield) at 1STBANK Center, Wednesday, November 13

    After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>

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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 >>

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    July 10, 2011

    Review: ManCub at the Hi-Dive, 7/9/11

    ManCub last night at the hi-dive.​Nothing you've heard about ManCub can probably prepare you for ManCub. It would be easy to compare the duo to Daft Punk because both make groove-heavy electronic music and have an arresting visual element to their shows, but ManCub seems more tied-in with a ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Fan clubs to essay contests: five most effective ways ticket scalpers have been thwarted

    ​For years, ticket scalpers have been the bane of existence for artists and venues. Directly and indirectly, they've been blamed for everything from rising ticket costs to fewer tours. Over the last few years, though, artists have started to fight back, and they've employed some interesting wa ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Radiohead's The King of Limbs: Instant reaction

    Probably would have been all right without this.​As you may have heard, Radiohead's eighth album, The King of Limbs, was released today, a day earlier than expected, and only four days after it was announced. The complicated release strategy the band has devised is no longer the novelty it was ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Last night's Boulder Blind Cafe raised awareness and funds

    ​Musician and activist Brian Rocheleau started his Boulder Blind Cafe series last February; since then, he's put on four dinners (three in Boulder, one in Portland, Oregon), with a fourth scheduled for Austin, Texas. Last night was the start of the third round of the Boulder Blind Cafe (it r ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    10 Most WTF Music Videos of 2010 (NSFW)

    ​ Above is a screen grab from Lady Gaga's video for her latest single, "Alejandro." Her official website says the full video is "coming soon," and if this Gagapedia entry is to be believed, it will involve deaths, surprise twists, vampire fangs and was directed by fashion photographer Stephen ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    And now, presenting thirty craptastic minutes with thirty different iPhone band apps

    ​ Sometimes we have to wonder if folks that program for Apple's App Store are hell-bent on wasting people's time. We spent an evening with as many artist-specific iPhone apps we could get our hands on and found a few amazing things, a few interesting things and a plethora of pure and total cr ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Q&A with Adrian Belew

    ​Adrian Belew has lead something of a charmed existence as a musician for the last thirty years, from his first high-profile gig as a guitarist for Frank Zappa in 1979 to his later work with Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, David Bowie and King Crimson. Though possessed of preternaturally able technic ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Hall & Oates at the Paramount Theatre

    ​Hall & OatesSunday, August 30, 2009 Paramount TheatreBetter Than: Seeing most other bands of this vintageThe Hall & Oates show this past Sunday at the Paramount Theatre attracted a well-heeled, recital-worthy crowd. Aside from a few rogue, enthusiastic fans who just couldn't res ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Q&A with Jonathan Coulton

    Geek icon and Internet rock star Jonathan Coulton is set to make his first appearance in Denver on January 17, at the Soiled Dove. In anticipation of his first concert in the Mile High city, Coulton was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about his beginnings as a code monkey, his inspirations ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    May 5, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    November 1, 2007

    Taking the World On

    After five months of interest, Meese signs with Atlantic Records.

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    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

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    November 25, 2004

    Ghost in the Machinist

    Christian Bale chases phantoms and loses sleep in Brad Anderson's latest.

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    August 19, 2004

    Dillinger Escape Plan

    Miss Machine (Relapse)

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    March 18, 2004

    Breast in Show

    In Taking Lives, the filmmakers are the real boobs.

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    January 29, 2004


    Despite drugs, demons and an ever-revolving cast, the Brian Jonestown Massacre refuses to go gently into the night.

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    April 3, 2003

    Hometown Boy Makes Bad

    How Al Jourgensen's years in Colorado helped shape Ministry's unique musical fury.

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    June 6, 2002

    Visible Man

    Former American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel transcends the sadcore label. But don't expect him to jump for joy.

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    May 9, 2002

    About to Hatch

    With The Egg, its most mature release yet, Shiner cracks expectations wide open.

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    December 13, 2001
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    June 21, 2001

    Apocalypse Yesterday

    Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.

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    May 24, 2001

    Life's a Drag

    The Southtown Kingz get the royal treatment as they trump gender roles -- and drive the audience wild.

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    May 4, 2000

    Still Pissed Off After All These Years

    The The's Matt Johnson refuses to go quietly into the night.

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    October 14, 1999


    Ol' Dirty Bastard, Richmond Fontaine, Basement Jaxx, Barbra Streisand

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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    November 26, 1998

    Westward Ho

    Stabbing Westward explores a world of darkness.

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    November 26, 1998

    In a Depeche Mode

    Despite personnel shifts and personal problems, the world's most resilient electro band isn't ready to fold yet.

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    August 28, 1997
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    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

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    December 19, 1996

    To Buy or Not to Buy

    Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.

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    June 13, 1996
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    December 6, 1995
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