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Van Morrison

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    October 29, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Walk Off the Earth, tickets on sale this Friday

    Railroad Earth return to the area to play a two-night stand at the Fillmore on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18. General admission tickets (.$27.50/$30 and $50 two-day) go on sale this Friday, November 1, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Congress recorded a covers album in an old Masonic Temple on an old Tascam eight-track

    Typically when a band records and releases a covers album, it's a sign of creative fatigue. This is not the case with the Congress, who picked up an old Tascam 388 reel-to-reel recorder and decided to record a bunch of covers, for an EP titled The Loft Tapes, which they'll release tomorrow night at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Lester Bangs died thirty years ago today

    See Also: • Studio 54 opened 35 years ago today • Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist • Sex Pistols sign with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago • Today in History archives Lester Bangs mother was a Jehovah's Witness and his Fathe ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 21, 2011
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    February 1, 2011

    A freezing-weather playlist, from Denver and beyond

    ​Fun fact you probably didn't know already: It's really fucking cold outside. How cold? Well, eleven degrees below zero at last check. This is hunker down with hot chocolate and delivery Chinese food weather. Work can wait until you don't need an ice pick and a Sherpa to navigate your neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Meet Nathan Reid, studio wiz extraordinare

    ​Many people in Denver may not know Nathan Reid by name. Just the same, over the course of his career, which spans three decades, he's had the chance to work with a host of prominent acts from Ghostface to Damien and Stephen Marley. Currently operating out of Mercury Sauce, his private produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    No more live music after next month at PT's Club Inferno

    Throughout the late '60s, 1601 West Evans was a prime destination for live music, with acts like the Doors, Cream, the Grateful Dead and Van Morrison performing in the space now occupied by PT's Showclub at 1688 East Evans. Four years ago, rock returned to the building when the folks at Left Nut E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 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. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Van Morrison, Aimee Mann, Paramore shows announced

    ​As reported last week, Van Morrison will be digging through more than forty decades of songwriting when the Irishman visits the Wells Fargo Theatre Saturday, September 26. If the show's anywhere near the quality of his live recording of Astral Weeks, the show should be epic. Tickets run $90-$350 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 18 edition

    Mike Henderson of TAG.​You're it. Today in Cafe Society: • Behind the Bar: Mike Henderson of TAG. • Chapter Two BBQ closes the book. • A sneak peek of Colt & Gray. • A taste of restaurant history before LoDo Bites. • Craft breweries are on a roll. • Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Hearsay bits: Van Morrison, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tyler Despres Band, Pictureplane

    Catch Pictureplane tomorrow night at Denver Creative Co-Op Studio​Got plans on Saturday, September 26? Um, we do. We'll be at the Wells Fargo Theatre. Just caught wind that the one and only Van Morrison will be making his way to the Mile High City on that date, and the only way we'll miss that sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 14 edition

    Photo by Tom MurphyThe Sunn O))) will come out tomorrow....​Getting your weekend off on the right note.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: Sunn O))) at the Bluebird. • Hearsay bits: Van Morrison, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tyler Despres Band, Pictureplane. • Freaky Friday - "P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    U2 top seller at Twist & Shout

    U2's No Line on the Horizon and Neko Case's Middle Cyclops, both released on Tuesday, March 3, showed some of best numbers at Twist & Shout in many months. The Fray moved back up into the top five, followed by Van Morrison and Beirut for the week ending March 8. See the full breakdown after the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Van Morrison top seller at Twist & Shout

    Van Morrison's Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl, released last week, nabbed the number-one spot on Twist & Shout's best list for the week ending March 1. JJ Cale's new album Roll On, the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, Tea Leaf Green's Live at Twist & Shout and Morrissey's Years of Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 2 edition

    Nice weather we've been having... Today in Cafe Society: • The ten worst fast-food ad campaigns. • Get a free slice at My Pizza Peel. • A Milking It review of Honey Kix. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Charlie Hunter at the Oriental. • Over the Weekend: Git Some at Hot Topi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Van Morrison revisits perhaps his finest hour, forty years later

    "I believe I've transcended," Van Morrison repeatedly incanted toward the end of the title track from his 1968 album, Astral Weeks, during the second night of a brief November stint at the Hollywood Bowl. Indeed, frequently over the course of those two nights, the famously mercurial, 63-year-old Iri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Thirteen Denver locales that are probably haunted -- or at least should be

    Cinderella City's old "Blue Mall" fountain. Eerie, isn't it? We've all read about Denver’s haunted places. The same old stories get trotted out every year about this time, and they can be fun. But they tend to lose their zing the fourteenth time you hear about the ghosts of the Brown Palace or t ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    This Just In: Flobots Hottest Brand Going

    Great googly moogly! Are Flobots playing with the house's money right now or what? At this moment, the act is still the top seller at Twist & Shout, outselling new releases from R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, the Breeders, Raconteurs, Van Morrison and Gnarls Barkley. And next month in Tucson, Jamie Laurie ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008
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    December 24, 2007

    QOTSA Rock Rehab and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Enjoy this interview with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, where he recounts playing ambiguously pro-drug songs at a rehab center and getting into a pissing match with his label head.

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Rockmada

    Radiohead was here.

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Maloneys Tavern

    The feeling of nostalgia is thick at this new LoDo destination.

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Paolo Nutini

    Thursday, October 18, Paramount Theatre, KBCO.com.

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    The Sounds of Summer

    Tunes that take us back to those lazy, hazy days.

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2007
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    December 28, 2006

    Nationalistic

    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Electric Side Dish

    Sancho's Broken Arrow

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    Secret Machines

    The Road Leads Where It's Led (Reprise)

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Steel Pulse

    Wednesday, July 28, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Van Morrison

    What's Wrong With This Picture? (BlueNote Records)

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Starsailor

    Silence Is Easy (Capitol)

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    All Mixed Up

    The year's best local music becomes the soundtrack of our lives.

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Rev. Neil Down

    When a Wrong Turns Right (Burn Barrel Records)

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Free Bird

    Me'Shell NdegéOcello may not have platinum sales, but she's got peace of mind.

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Something Underground

    Slides (Self-released)

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Kreg Viesselman

    Kreg Viesselman

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Solomon Burke

    Don't Give Up on Me (Epitaph/Fat Possom)

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Flogging Molly

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    The Band

    The Last Waltz (Warner Bros./Rhino)

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    April 22, 1999
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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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    March 20, 1997
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    February 14, 1996
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    July 19, 1995
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    September 28, 1994
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    March 2, 1994
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