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    September 19, 2014

    Neil Young, Devo And More Will Be Covered at My Favorite Bands Festival

    While Colin Bricker, owner of Mighty Fine Productions, is one of the area's best sound engineers, he's also played in the cover band Peter, Paul & Gary since he and some buddies formed the band they were in high school in Greeley. Over the years, some of the band members moved away, he still wanted ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

    This week's crop of shows includes a busy lineup at the big venues, including guitar heaven at Fiddler's Green with ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. Elsewhere, the Coathangers return to Denver after a short time away, Styrofoam Sanchez plays Rhinoceropolis and, yes, Huey Lewis and the News are in Colorado. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    HARD Red Rocks, ZZ Top, Austin Mahone tickets on sale this weekend

    HARD, the producers behind the HARD Haunted Mansion, HARD Summer and Holy Ship!! cruise, is big again for another installment of HARD Red Rocks on Thursday, July 31. This time around, Nero, Dillon Francis, Rudimental, Destructo, Julio Bashmore are on the bill. Tickets ($55) go on sale on Friday, Apr ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Ellie Goulding, Public Enemy, ZZ Top, tickets on sale this weekend

    As reported previously, there's a trio of big shows going on sale this weekend, Arcade Fire at the Pepsi Center and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at the Temple Buell on Friday, and Trey Anastasio Band at the Ogden on Saturday. We've also got the word on three more shows, Ellie Goulding, Public Enemy and ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Phish's twenty most interesting covers

    Phish is the greatest cover band on earth, hands down. While some songs have become staples -- so much so that we've come across fans, even well versed fans, who didn't realize songs like "Funky Bitch" was a cover -- while others are only busted out occasionally, sometimes only once. Of the myriad c ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    The ten best southern metal bands

    Because of the relentless pounding humid heat, a different kind of anger boils in the veins of southern metal cowpokes. Southern metal is at all times heavy like metal should be, but it's also lethargic at times with a sweet tea in hand sitting on the porch, and sometimes it's wild with beer while o ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music, #6: Black Crowes frontman spits on woman at 7-11

    Backbeat is continuing to count down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today we take a look back at the time when Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson spit on a woman at 7-11 because she had the audacity not to recognize him. Two months after getting kicked off ZZ Top's tour ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    New Denver shows: Kid Rock's $20 tour, Muse at Pepsi Center, 311/Blues Traveler at Red Rocks

    Ever the equal opportunity rocker, Kid Rock is bringing his Best Night Ever tour to Fiddler's and every seat in the house is $20. "Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country," he says, "but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Bonnaroo lineup includes trio of Colorado acts

    If you missed the hour-long live-stream a bit ago in which "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the headliners for this year's edition of Bonnaroo, rest easy. We've got you covered. We took notes on all the acts announced thus far. Prepare to be overwhelmed. There's roughly ten billion on the bill, includi ... 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

    September 18, 2012

    The Killers at 1STBANK, the Wallflowers at the Ogden, Nas and NOFX at the Fillmore

    If you thought last week's new show announcements were killer, brace yourself. This week's show is just as killer, er make that Killers. After being missing in action for the past couple of years, the Las Vegas quartet is making its triumphant return this November at the 1STBANK Center in support of ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Ten best (and sweetest) rock beards in Denver

    See also: - Animated GIFs of the coolest concert security guard in the world - Dubstep for dummies, a primer for newly-minted dubstep fans - Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax - Ten records we treasure - Denver's ten best jukeboxes Last April, our Show & Tell blog ran an infographic a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Review: Speedwolf at The Marquis Theater, 12/16/11

    Tom MurphySpeedwolfSPEEDWOLF at the MARQUIS THEATER | 12/16/11Speedwolf vocalist Reed Bruemmer feigned surprise at the end of the band's set last night and asked the audience if they actually wanted to hear the band cover KISS. Of course everyone did, so the guys closed the record-release show with ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Live Nation and Universal Music form super-company

    ​Live Nation Entertainment, which now houses Ticketmaster, House of Blues and Ticketweb has announced a partnership with the Universal Music Group to create a joint-venture management company for managing and strengthening the label's acts. This is the first time a major label has teamed up di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Sunglasses at night: Are people who wear them idiots & other burning questions (VIDEO)

    ​Tis the season to rock sunglasses. But there are as many ways of doing it as there are eyewear styles and colors. So Westword's Louis Garramone hit the 16th Street Mall to ask the questions we all want to know, and brought back answers in the form of a video roundup scored to the sound of ZZ ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Your complete guide to Denver's Record Store Day events

    ​Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday, and stores around town have been preparing for the epic event in a variety of ways. The exclusive release list is huge, but so far, most stores aren't confirming or denying their inventory. The owner of Twist & Shout Records, Paul Epstein, confirms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase headliners: Meet Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

    Texas isn't big enough to contain Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. After signing with Atlantic records in 2008, the Dallas-based quintet quickly started making a name for itself across the country, touring with high-caliber acts like ZZ Top and the Black Crowes before releasing Pardon Me, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Pentagram at the Marquis: "It's more like Penta-jam"

    Pentagram. Photos by Tom Murphy​ Pentagram • Space in Time • Kingdom of Magic 03.17.10 | Marquis Theatre A night of exceptionally interesting hard rock that ended with '70s metal legends Pentagram began with the new-look Space in Time. They were surprisingly confident and assured. The ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2010

    Conan O'Brien "Freebird" makes you want to flick your Bic

    Now this is what you call going out on a high note. In case you missed it, Conan O'Brien ended his stint at NBC on Friday night by strapping on a Les Paul and playing "Freebird" with Will Ferrell, Ben Harper, Beck and ZZ Top's Bill Gibbons. Ferrell actually does a pretty mean Ronnie Van Zandt an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Aerosmith, Killers, Wilco shows announced

    There was a ton of action with concert announcements this week, especially some great shows at Red Rocks including Ween (Sunday, September 6), Wilco (Friday, July 3), the Killers (Wednesday, September 9), Lyle Lovett (Sunday, July 26) and Slightly Stoopid (Wednesday, July 15). Fiddler's Green roped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Good news, Woody Paige: Les Paul isn't dead yet

    It's always dangerous when sportswriters include music references in their columns. Such citations are typically moldy -- as, for instance, Rocky Mountain News staffer Bernie Lincicome's dopey mention of Loggins and Messina, who hailed from an era "when music was fun," he claimed in a December 7 pie ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues 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. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008


    Black Ice

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    October 28, 2008

    This Just In 10/30-11/05

    The Killers invade Magness Arena on January 17. The big news in this slow week of concert announcements is the Killers January 17 show at DU's Magness Arena. Good news for fans of the Gibbons brothers: some amazing seats for ZZ Top's sold out Halloween show at the Paramount have been released. Bad ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008

    This Just In 9/4-9/10

    ZZ Top rolls into the Paramount on Halloween. The bad new first: After already canceling shows once at the Ogden Theatre, Bow Wow and Bootsy Collins both canceled their shows a second time. The good news: the Fox Theatre announced Matisyahu's November 30 show and added a second Galactic show with ... More >>

  • Music

    July 10, 2008

    Tavern 13

    How to get chicks, in one easy lesson.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Last Night...Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers @ Bender's Tavern

    Photo by Daniel K (not at Bender's) Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Limbs, “Seven Signs” Tuesday, July 1, 2008, Benders Better than: Sunday morning mass. Down through the ages many have tried to preach the gospel from the stage. The key word being “preach.” For such a tactic to be effe ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Harvey Knuckles Scores a Knockout

    This Fort Collins foursome’s new record nods to ZZ Top — literally.

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    January 17, 2008
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    January 7, 2008

    The Live Magic of Ghostland Observatory and Alicia Keys and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: One girl's love of Ghostland Observatory overcomes a solid, wailing wall of douchebags, drunks and general idiocy.

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    October 19, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

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    September 1, 2005


    Friday, September 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    July 28, 2005
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    February 24, 2005

    Neon Steven

    The Neon Steven EP (Self-released)

  • Film

    August 19, 2004

    Deliver Us

    Threadbare Without a Paddle proves a bear can dump in the woods.

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    July 22, 2004


    Vince Neil

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    July 1, 2004


    Tuesday, July 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.

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