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  • Trees at Illegal Pete's
    Nightlife photographer Aaron Thackeray hit up Illegal Pete's on the 16th Street Mall on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Performing was local band Trees.
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  • Disco Biscuits at the Ogden Theatre
    Philadelphia's the Disco Biscuits played the second of three Denver area shows over the weekend on Saturday night, January 15, 2011, to a capacity crowd at the Ogden Theatre on Colfax. Photos by Jonathan Shoup.
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  • Freshcraft: comfort food and craft beer
    Freshcraft was a member of the class of 2010, the creation of brothers Lucas and Jason Forgy. Lucas was working as a chef in Milwaukee when brother Jason, a self-described "beer geek," approached him with the idea of opening a restaurant. Continue reading Laura Shunk's review of Freshcraft....
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  • John Hickenlooper, Colorado's Dome-Brewed Governor
    An intoxicating look at Governor John Hickenlooper's heady political career. Each golden moment also serves as a draft for waht he may have on tap for Colorado's future. By Westword cartoonist Kenny Be.
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  • 100 best nightlife photos of the year
    A year of drinking, smoking, dancing, and generally cutting loose: The best party photos we shot over the course of 2010. If you close your eyes, you might smell the weed and feel the bass from the house PA. Maybe. Curated by Aaron Thackeray and Nick Lucchesi.
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  • Go-Go Dancer Try-Outs at Beta
    Beta nightclub hosted on January , 2011 its annual auditions for "Team EZ", the nightclub's Go-Go dance. More than 80 girls showed up in go-go boots to try out for an open spot, with each girl given a minute up on the block while DJ Dave Aude supplied the music from the decks. Photos by...
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  • Hickenlooper Barbecue at the Fillmore
    More than 3,000 supporters of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper celebrated at the Fillmore Auditorium on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 for the former Denver Mayor's inaugural party as its new governor. Photos by Jonathan Shoup.
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  • Dashboard Confessional at Summit
    Dashboard Confessional brought its Swiss Army Romance ten-year anniversary tour on Monday, January 10, 2011 the Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake Street. Photos by Aaron Thackeray. Read the review: Dashboard Confessional at Summit Music Hall, 01/10/11.
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  • First Friday of 2011
    With warmer than normal temps, crowds came down to Santa Fe on January 7, 2011. Photos by Coleen Whitfield.
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  • Great Divide Brewing's Beer Party
    Three new beers debuted on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Great Divide Brewing Co. -- Espresso Oak Aged Yeti and Belgica, and debuting Grand Cru, a Belgian-style dark ale. Photographer Kate Levy brings back these photos from the party.
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  • Bad Boy Bill at Beta
    On New Year's Night, Chicago native William Renkosik (a/k/a Bad Boy Bill) spun at Beta nightclub. The crowd danced up until 2 a.m., says photographer Jonathan Shoup. DJ's Ishe and MLE filled the Beatport Lounge of Beta as well.
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  • Best Concert Photos of 2010
    The year in Denver concerts: For a complete archive of all our concert reviews, check out Backbeat's Last Night archive. Curated by Aaron Thackeray.
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