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Yo La Tengo

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    September 18, 2013

    Riot Fest Denver full schedule

    Ready? Riot Fest is just three days away, and if you haven't planned your itinerary yet, now's your chance. We've got the full schedule. While the entire lineup is stupid good, Saturday is the day we're most looking forward to -- The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, Superchunk, Rocket From the Cr ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Riot Fest Denver lineup revealed

    Wowers. The Riot Fest Denver lineup was just revealed, and if you haven't seen it yet, brace yourself. It's pretty stellar. Headliners include a reunited version of the Replacements, along with Iggy and the Stooges, Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo, Rocket from the Crypt, Superchunk, the Dismemberment ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    New shows: Alabama Shakes/Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Paramore, Jim James

    There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    New Denver shows: Zac Brown adds third show at Red Rocks, plus Sting, the XX and more

    Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Review: Yo La Tengo at 2011 Westword Music Showcase, 6/18/11

    ​YO LA TENGO at #WMS11 | 06.18.11"After two or three songs, Ira Kaplan said there were notes all over the stage saying not to use profanity and that if that were the case, they had nothing left to play."

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    June 16, 2011
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    June 9, 2011
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    May 12, 2011

    Top ten "oldster" bands still putting out great records

    ​At risk of alienating and outraging vast swaths of music fans, there's really no polite way of referring to bands with a career spanning fifteen years plus as a whole. So here are ten "oldster" bands -- written by a self-proclaimed oldster -- to keep making great records long after their hips ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    The Sword added as a headliner to this year's Westword Music Showcase on June 18!

    ​The Sword! In case you weren't already completely stoked for this year's Westword Music Showcase on Saturday, June 18, brace yourself: The bill just became even stronger and more kick ass with the addition of these doom merchants from Austin. If you haven't experienced the Sword's corrosive b ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Sic Alps

    Sunday, March 20, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.

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    March 7, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase Tickets on sale now

    ​If you didn't pick up your tickets for this year's Westword Music Showcase during our special Voice Deal of the Day presale over the weekend, don't sweat it. Tickets are now officially on sale, and they're still ridiculously cheap. Okay, so they're not ten bucks cheap anymore, but still less ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    $10 Westword Music Showcase tix on sale now!

    ​ Earlier this week when we announced the headliners for this year's Westword Music Showcase, we mentioned that you'd be able to pick up tickets for just ten bucks. Ten bucks for Chromeo, Yo La Tengo, Del the Funky Homosapien with a full band, Murder By Death, Young the Giant, Epilogues and U ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011 headliners announced. Drum roll, please...

    ​ Good morning! And what a good morning it is! We've got some major news to share with you regarding the Westword Music Showcase. We've just solidified the lineup for our Showcase, which takes place this year on Saturday, June 18, and it's pretty stellar if we do say so ourselves. Click throu ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Veronica

    Emerging From Troubled Days
    Self-released

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    July 27, 2010

    Behold the beauty of Liquid Crystals with music by Vitamins and Danny Shyman

    Have you seen this yet? It recently started making its way around the internet. If not, it's totally worth six minutes of your time. This is one of three videos that Vitamins and Danny Shyman of Josephine and the Mousepeople scored. Presumably taking a cue from Yo La Tengo, who created and perform ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Matador at 21: Anyone got a spare, oh, $700 or so?

    ​As it happens, we don't have a spare $700 or so laying around. Boy, if we did, though, you wouldn't really have to be the betting type to wager where we'd be on Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3. No contest: Matador at 21 in Las Vegas. Have you seen the lineup for this thing? Holy ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    New Arcade Fire 12-inch finds its way to the internet

    Gabriel Jones​ That was quick. For those of you not eagerly lapping up every vague clue coming from the Arcade Fire camp, allow us to bring you up to speed. May 15: The band posts a virtual postcard (the front of which you see above) saying they're just finishing pressing their new 12-inch. ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

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

    ​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, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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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    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Yo La Tengo at The Ogden

    Sarah Myers​ Yo La Tengo with Cheap Time Saturday, October 9, 1009 The Ogden Theater Better Than: Dreams of flying In concert footage, there are always people near the front, grinning like idiots and swaying back and forth. These people always look like hippies in the worst way. Meaning cont ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Songs to shout at Yo La Tengo this Saturday night

    Photo by Michael Lavine​Skinny boys in glasses, girls in knit jumpers, record collectors of all stripes, rejoice! This Saturday, October 10, college rock heroes Yo La Tengo are bringing the noise, the melody and the irony to Denver in the best indie-when-it-meant-something show this side of th ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Phish top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​Joy, Phish's eleventh studio album and first release in five years, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar while six Beatles re-issues (including Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper's and the Stereo Box Set) dominated the store's top ten for the week ending September 13. Yo La Tengo's latest, effor, Popular ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Yo La Tengo, Rob Thomas, Carbon Leaf shows announced

    Yo La TengoNew Jersey-based indie rockers Yo La Tengo hit the road this fall, which includes a stop at Ogden Theatre Saturday, October 10, in support of the band's forthcoming album, Popular Songs, due September 8 on Matador. Tickets, which are $20 advance and $25 day of show, go on sale Saturday, J ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, July 21 edition

    Brian Landis Folkins There's a whole lot more where that came from. Today in Backbeat Online: -Shake it like a polaroid picture, Suzanne from honeyhoney. -And many, many more photos. -Yo La Tengo and some other bands are coming. -Danielle Ate the Sandwich on TV: Still awkward, still awesome. -Fre ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Soundbites: Bonnie Prince Billy, Fever Ray, Madeline Peyroux, Point Juncture, WA, These Are Powers

    Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews. This week, Kiernan Maletsky weighs in on five recent national releases from Bonnie Prince Billy (pictured left), Fever Ray, Madeline Peyroux, Point Juncture, WA and These Are Powers after the jump.

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    February 15, 2009

    Magic Mice take an Action Packed Thrill Ride

    Friday night was one of those almost frustratingly bountiful Denver nights, with an overflowing cornucopia of great musical options from which to choose. Tyler Snow was spinning his Disco Nouveau at the Meadowlark. Devotchka wove their Valentinian magic at the Paramount. Gregory Alan Isakov and the ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Yuzo Nieto & the Hand That Rocks the Dreidel

    Building Up While Falling Down
    Self-released

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    March 20, 2008

    Au Revoir Simone

    Thursday, March 20, e-town, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    September 27, 2007

    Pink Hawks

    Lions Lair

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    August 9, 2007

    Stung By Bees

    Skylark Lounge

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    December 28, 2006

    Nationalistic

    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

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    October 5, 2006

    Yo La Tengo

    Tuesday, October 10, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

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    September 21, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    June 22, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.

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    December 15, 2005

    Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jew-pergroup.

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    June 9, 2005

    Critic's Choice

    Filmstrip Series

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    June 5, 2003

    The Clean

    Anthology (Merge)

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    June 5, 2003

    Quiet Is the New Loud

    Shhh! The folks of Yo La Tengo are trying to rest.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    October 11, 1995
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    September 20, 1995

    UP FROM THE UNDERGROUND

    WHY THE VELVET UNDERGROUND MATTERS, WHETHER YOU'RE HIP TO IT OR NOT.

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    May 17, 1995
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    March 29, 1995
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    February 2, 1994

    AFTER FURTHER REVIEW

    YO LA TENGO'S IRA KAPLAN TRIES TO SHED HIS DISREPUTABLE PAST--HE WAS A ROCK CRITIC.

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