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MxPx

9 years ago by Dave Herrera
When MxPx got its start in 1993, it was known as Magnified Plaid. Back then, the Bremerton trio was little more than a replicate of its influences, specifically groups like NOFX. But the threesome never dreamed it would go on to be as influential in the Christian punk scene as...
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MxPx

10 years ago by Darryl Smyers
Of all the labels to be unfairly saddled with, the oxymoronic "Christian punk" tag has dogged this Pacific Northwest trio for more than a decade. Sure, these fine, not-so-young lads don't spew expletives like hard-core legend Black Flag, nor do they wallow in sexual depravity like punk godfather Iggy Pop,...
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The Ten Best Pop-Punk Songs of All Time

1 year ago by Benjamin Leatherman
There’s no way to deny it at this point, pop-punk is back. Love it or hate it, those high school jams from the first half of the ‘00s have circled back around as part of the current “emo revival.” Get ready to jump, scream, and sing your teenage heart out,...
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The best punk shows in Denver in January

3 years ago by Tom Murphy
FRI | NAKED RAYGUN at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 1/31/14 In the annals of Chicago punk, Naked Raygun was one of the longest-running and most beloved of bands. But while sharing stages with the hardcore bands of the day, Naked Raygun was always just a bit more experimental than most...
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The best concerts in Denver this week

3 years ago by Backbeat
FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era group...
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Tonight: Tumbledown at the Larimer Lounge

6 years ago by Bree Davies
Building a second career in music can be a tough endeavor -- especially when you're Mike Herrera, and the world would like to pigeonhole you as a pop-punk kid from the '90s. But Herrera will be playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with Tumbledown, his latest well-worn and forever tattooed incarnation,...
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New Denver concerts: Mogwai, Brother Ali, White Denim, tickets on sale this weekend

3 years ago by Backbeat
Mogwai, which is slated to release its eighth album, Rave Tapes , on Sub Pop in January, will be making its way back to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, May 20. Tickets ($25/$30) go on sale Saturday, November 9, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to...
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The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in July

3 years ago by Noah Hubbell
MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | TUES, 7/30/13 Following in the footsteps of fellow Pittsburgh native and Taylor Allderdice graduate Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller is well known for making feel-good music. His breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit), an homage to the notably dark Larry Clark film, and followup...
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The ten best concerts in Denver this week

3 years ago by Team Backbeat
AMERICANARAMA @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | WEDS, 7/31/13 Sometimes when genre-specific festivals are put together, the bill gets padded with -- to put it charitably -- lesser-known artists. Fortunately, that's not the case with Americanarama, which features Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham, each heavy hitters in their...
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The ten greatest West Coast rappers of all time

4 years ago by Noah Hubbell
West Coast rap is sometimes disparaged by hip-hop purists for it's perceived lack of lyricism and substance, but what it lacks in lyrical acrobatics and "message," it more than makes up for in personality. Whether the aesthetic is raw and violent or chill and relaxed, the sentiment comes through just...

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