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Vampire Weekend

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    New shows: Foxygen, Heavyweight Dub Champion and Salt-N-Pepa

    Foxygen is returning to Denver for a headlining date at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, September 24. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, plus a rundown of local radio playlists and the top album sales locally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Lipgloss celebrates twelfth anniversary this Friday at Beauty Bar

    After debuting Lipgloss as an indie-rock, '80s-underground dance night in 2001, co-founders Michael Trundle (aka boyhollow) and Tyler Jacobson slowly built their once-monthly dance night into an award-winning weekly Denver institution, one of the first to embrace the dance-punk craze of the mid-2000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    New shows: Rusko, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Goblin. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    New Denver shows: MGMT, Luke Bryan and Jack Johnson. Tickets on sale this weekend

    After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New shows: the Eagles, OneRepublic, Shinedown, Bonnie Raitt on sale this week

    THE EAGLES @ PEPSI CENTER | SAT, 10/5/13 The Eagles, who just released the three-disc documentary History of the Eagles, hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, October 5. The band will be performing classics spanning their entire career, as well as tunes from the bandmembers' solo catalogues. Tickets, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    New shows: Charles Bradley, Naked & Famous, Two Door Cinema Club and more

    Clear your calendar on Saturday, August 17. Whatever you've got going that day, cancel it. You don't want to miss this show; I'm telling you. The one-man soul revival known as Charles Bradley is coming to Denver, and he's going to play an intimate set at the Larimer Lounge. Be there, or you'll regre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    New Denver shows: Peter Hook, Ani DiFranco, Blood on the Dance Floor and more

    Bassist Peter Hook, who played Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures at the Bluebird in 2011, returns to the area with his group, the Light, to perform New Order's Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies at the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, September 28. Tickets ($25.75) go on sale this Saturday, May 25. Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Vampire Weekend at Red Rocks, 5/20/13

    VAMPIRE WEEKEND @ RED ROCKS | 5/20/13 Last night at Red Rocks, Vampire Weekend showed all the strength that has made it so compelling since the release of its first record five years ago. From Ezra Koenig's effortless falsetto and drummer Chris Tomson's rollicking drum rolls that eerily echo old sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TURBONEGRO @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/20/13 In 1989, when Norwegian band Turbonegro got together, it was clearly fueled by a love of Alice Cooper and acts like Hanoi Rocks and the Stooges. You can hear the influence in songs like "Sell Your Body (To the Night)," which features an obvious guitar-riff n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    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 ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Coachella 2013 YouTube schedule and lineup

    If you're one of the fortunate ones who's going to Coachella this weekend, feel free to go ahead and skip to the end of this post, where you'll find the full lineup and schedule. If, however, you're a flat broke music lover who'll be attending Couchella, as some clever dude somewhere has coined it, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    New shows: Fall Out Boy, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Marr and more

    A bunch of great shows announced this week: Fresh off a string of well received comeback shows, Fall Out Boy is back with a new record and a tour that will hit Denver in June. Vampire Weekend is due at Red Rocks with Of Monsters and Men, while fun. has announced a date of its own at Red Rocks with T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Vampire Weekend at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - 09.03.10

    Aaron Thackeray​ Vampire Weekend Dum Dum Girls • Beach House 09.03.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre view full slide show Dum Dum Girls opened the show with a notable display of confidence and music reminiscent of Elastica with more of a '60s girl group vibe. The combination of chiming textures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Labor Day weekend photos gone wild: Electric Avenue Music & Arts fest and more

    ​For some of us, Labor Day weekend was positively electric -- especially those who attended the Electric Avenue Music & Arts Festival. Westword photog Eric Gruneisen captured all the high-voltage action. Check out his shots, plus lotsa photos of Sleep at the Gothic Theatre and Vampire Weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2010

    Photos: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Dum Dum Girls at Red Rocks, 9/3/10

    Vampire Weekend​If you missed it last night -- you can't blame us, we we're giving away tickets -- here photos (shot by Aaron Thackeray) of the indie tour that swung through Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night: Vampire Weekend (for whom we can Justify Our Love), Beach House and Dum Dum Girls. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    While we chill, musicians put the "labor" in Labor Day this weekend

    ​Ah, Labor Day weekend: Time for us to chill and do nothing like it's our job. Our musician friends, however, well, they'll be putting the "labor" in Labor Day. To that end, there's a ridiculous number of options if you're looking to do something compelling and music related, and we've writt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Justify My Love: Submitting to a Vampire Weekend obsession

    Catch Vampire Weekend tonight at Red Rocks with Beach House and the Dum Dum Girls​Okay we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon that nobody else knew about. Guilty pleasures is what most people term these sort of ... More >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2010

    Beach House

    Friday, September 3, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Win tickets to see Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Dum Dum Girls at Red Rocks

    Esther WhiteUpdate: Tickets are gone! We've picked and notified four winners, who will each be receiving a pair of tickets for the show this Friday. Thanks for the all the entries and even more, for reading Backbeat! Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Vampire Weekend, Alice in Chains, Jonas Brothers shows announced

    ​After selling out the Ogden Theatre in March, Vampire Weekend returns to the area for more spacious digs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 3 with Beach House and Dum Dum Girls opening. General admission tickets ($39.50) go on sale Friday, May 21 at noon.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Vampire Weekend at the Ogden: Shake it, white boy

    ​ Vampire Weekend • The Blow 03.19.10 | The Ogden Theatre A lot of people accuse Vampire Weekend of not being original. "It's Paul Simon but smirkier," they say, or: "It's Afro-pop but whiter." And maybe it is those things. But you know what we're willing to bet no Afro-pop band, Paul Sim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Busting beers at home and in Austin: Over the Weekend

    ​Another Monday. Ugh. Not sure if reliving the weekend will make it better or worse, but we don't have much of a choice, do we? So, without further ado, some shit that happened between last Friday and now: • Kate Levy threw down at the Wrangler's Sunday Beer Bust. • Kiernan Maletsky shoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: We're hanging out with The Jim Jims

    ​We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This week, Larimer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Moving Units: Sade grabs top spot at local stores again

    ​ While there weren't any clear winners across the board at local stores for the week ending February 21, Sade's Soldier of Love did grab the top spots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the second week in a row. Beach House's Teen Dream and Yeasayer's Odd Blood were also strong sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Moving Units: Sade top seller at local stores

    ​Soldier of Love, Sade's first album in a decade, grabbed the top spots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout, while coming in at second at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 14. Yeasayer's Odd Blood, released last week on Secretly Canadian, and Spoon's Transference, which came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Moving Units: New releases from Album Leaf, Lil Wayne and Vampire Weekend top local sales charts

    Vampire Weekend's Contra claimed the top spot at Twist & Shout last week.​Although Spoon has dominated the local charts over the past few weeks, there were no clear winners across the board for the week ending February 7. New releases from Album Leaf and Lil Wayne -- his ill advised rock album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Moving Units: Spoon still strong seller at local record stores

    ​Although Spoon's latest effort, Transference, didn't have quite the pull it did the week it came out, it was still a strong a seller among local record stores for the week ending January 31. Magnetic Fields' Realism, released last week on Nonesuch had a decent debut, and Vampire Weekend's Contra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Spoon top seller at local record stores, while Vampire Weekend holds steady

    ​While Vampire Weekend's Contra captured the top spot at a lot of local record stores the previous week, Spoon's seventh album, Transference, released last week on the Merge imprint, topped the charts for the week ending January 24. The album grabbed top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Poptimystic: 3OH!3 and Vampire Weekend

    Welcome to Poptimystic, our latest feature where we lead you on a leisurely stroll through the world where pop music actually means popular. This week, hometown goofboys 3OH!3 make a return to the top of the Hot 100, and early returns have Vampire Weekend besting all comers. Huh? ​ The 3OH!3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Young Money still on top at Independent Records

    ​While Vampire Weekend's Contra is dominating the charts nationally and locally, it came in second to the Lil' Wayne-produced Young Money's We Are Young Money, which has sat at the number one slot at Independent Records for a month now. Snoop Dogg's Malice N Wonderland, Gucci Mane's State vs. Radr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Vampire Weekend top seller at Albums on the Hill

    ​Vampire Weekend's sophomore effort, Contra, released last week on XL, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 17. The reissue of Ween's The Pod came in second, while OK Go's latest, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, released last week on Capitol, nabbed the third spot. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis grab top spot at Wax Trax

    ​Nick Cave and Warren Ellis nabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this week with their evocative score of John Hillcoat's film The Road, based the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. Tracks from the soundtrack also appear on the two-CD White Lunar, a compilation of the duo's soundtrack work fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Vampire Weekend on top at Twist and Shout

    ​Vampire Weekend's Contra, released last week on XL, follow-up to its 2008 self-titled debut, was one of the most highly anticipated records of the new year, so it's no surprise the album claimed the top slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending January 17. Blakroc's self-titled debut, Phoenix ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    This Just In: Vampire Weekend, Owl City, Alkaline Trio shows announced

    ​Although New York-based indie act Vampire Weekend isn't releasing its highly anticipated sophomore effort, Contra, for another week, NPR is streaming the entire album until it hits the stores on Tuesday, January 12. Touring in support of the album, the band will trek across the UK and Europe in F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    Neil Young's live recording from 1968, when he was just 22, tops Twist & Shout's bestsellers list, with a strong showing from local acts Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) and Paper Bird. Also good to see Tom Waits in the Top 10 with an album he released just over four years ago. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Chairlift continues its ascent... upward, of course.

    Photo: Jason Klauber All right so how freaking rad is this? The mailman just laid the new copy of Spin on me, the Best of 2008 issue with TV on the Radio on the cover. And as I'm thumbing through it, I notice very few surprises: Black Kids, Vampire Weekend, Deerhunter and Santogold, all receive n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...the Chain Gang of 1974, the Heyday, Laylights, Swayback, Born in the Flood, Ra Ra Riot and Drive-By Truckers @ Westword Music Showcase

    Photos by James Mitchell Evans, Soren McCarty and Bert Ross. Westword Music Showcase Saturday, June 14, 2008 Outdoor Stage Better Than: For the cost, any show in Colorado this summer On a blisteringly hot summer day, the outdoor stage at Westword’s 2008 Music Showcase reverberated with a consis ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    Riot Squad

    Ra Ra Riot cheers on the rebirth of college rock.

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    June 11, 2008

    Q&A With Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot

    Ra Ra Riot, one of the national acts joining the local talent at the Westword Music Showcase on Saturday, June 14 (click here for more details), is a band on the upswing. Wes Miles, the outfit’s frontman, traces the road to its rise in the funny and revealing Q&A that follows -- a supplement to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008

    Monolith Line Up Announced

    All right, if you thought the inaugural edition of Monolith last year was pretty kick ass, wait until you get a load of this year's line-up, which comes even closer to living up to the festival's name: How about some TV on the Radio? Justice? Vampire Weekend? Neko Case, And what about a little Sharo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Last Night...Vampire Weekend and YACHT @ Bluebird Theater

    You'd be forgiven if you thought that buzzing sound was the arrival of Africanized killer bees finally arriving as promised a decade ago, but it was actually indie internet darlings Vampire Weekend arriving April 1 to play a show at the Bluebird Theater. Enjoy this slide show review by Cory Casciato ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Vampire Weekend Takes on Its Buzz

    Hot on the heels of SXSW, the nation’s hottest buzz band returns to Denver.

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    March 19, 2008

    Q&A With Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

    Right now, the most talked-about band on the rise among the nation's critical taste-makers is Vampire Weekend. But in Westword’s March 20 profile of the New York-based group, and in the following Q&A, lead singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig talks for himself. Koenig begins by sketching in details about ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Vampire Weekend

    Vampire Weekend
    XL Recordings

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Vampire Weekend

    Most bands would kill for the buzz surrounding this NYC quartet.

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