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  • Reverend Peyton spins at Larimer Lounge tonight

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Reverend Peyton will be a guest DJ tonight at Larimer Lounge as part of Matt Fecher's New Music Mondays. We're guessing that the Rev might be spinning some of his favorite bluesmen who inspired the s... More >>

  • Rearview: The week in review (12/22/08 - 12/25/2008)

    published Dec 26, 2008

    Let's hope your Christmas was better than this.   Here's you guide to all the great content on Backbeat Online you might have missed this week while you were busy getting trampled by crazed shopp... More >>

  • KUVO losing two longtime jazz DJs next month

    published Dec 23, 2008

    KUVO/89.3 FM has faced its share of financial challenges over the past few years, which Michael Roberts pointed out in "Changes in the Air at KUVO." The station's CEO, Gene Craven, sent out an e-mail... More >>

  • Live music holds the reins at Appaloosa Grill

    published December 25, 2008

    Whenever I get near Appaloosa Grill (535 16th Street), I think about the time my cousin and I tried to go there on New Year's Eve. It... More >>

  • This Just In 12/25-12/31/08

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes will be one of the many acts at next summer's RockyGrass.Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes, Hot Rize, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury Band, Claire Lynch Band are amon... More >>

  • Moovers & Shakers 2008: Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite local releases of the year

    published December 18, 2008

    Last week on Mile High Fidelity, my new show on 101.5 FM, I marveled at how we'd seamlessly segued from the station's regular... More >>

  • The Roxy finds new life as Pure

    published December 18, 2008

    Joe Richards has spent a lot of time in clubs since he opened the upscale tattoo studio Indelible Ink eighteen months ago, staging body-art... More >>

  • This Just In 12/18-12/24/08

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Yes visits the Paramount on February 12. Yes, who kicked off its "In the Present" tour last month, will stop at the Paramount February 12 with long-time members Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan Whit... More >>

  • The Jeff Hamilton Trio

    published December 11, 2008

    Jeff Hamilton has quite an impressive pedigree: In his twenties, the drummer played with jazz heavies like Lionel Hampton, Monty Alexander and... More >>

  • When Cafe Cero closed, Open Tap took over

    published December 11, 2008

    The sign outside still reads Cafe Cero, but 1446 South Broadway is now officially The Open Tap & Grill. After taking over the place two... More >>

  • Yerkish has about had it with all this monkey business

    published December 11, 2008

    That's something we're trying to shake," says Yerkish frontman Tim Kaminski. "We don't want people to think, 'Oh, the monkey band,' because you... More >>

  • This Just In 12/11-12/17/08

    published Dec 09, 2008

    The Pretenders visit the Paramount Theater Feb. 24.  The Paramount Theatre announced some stellar shows this week, including the Pretenders show on February 24 and jazz heavyweights Chick Corea a... More >>

  • Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre

    published Dec 08, 2008

    Photo: Chad FahnestockSmashing PumpkinsFriday, December 6, 2008Ogden TheatreBetter than: the band's Red Rocks show last year.Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan said he the stomach flu the day bef... More >>

  • Four Christmases

    published December 4, 2008

    The string quartet has traditionally been a vehicle for classical music, but for almost 25 years, the Turtle Island String Quartet has taken the... More >>

  • The Bottesini Project

    published December 4, 2008

    Remarkable things can happen during musical improvisation when there are no preconceived ideas, no preparation or discussion. In fact, part of... More >>

  • The Basement is way tight — really

    published December 4, 2008

    Before I moved back to Denver, I lived in a 350-square-foot studio in Brooklyn. The kitchen was the size of a telephone booth, and the bathroom... More >>

  • This Just In 12/4-12/10/08

    published Dec 02, 2008

    Tickets for B.B. King's April 10 Boulder Theater show go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.  There was a lot more action this week with concert announcements, including Scott Weiland's gig at the Gothic T... More >>

  • Matt Fecher launches New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Monolith Festival co-founder Matt Fecher kicks off the first of his New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St.). Fecher, who hosts the night as DJ Hot to Death, will be bringing... More >>

  • Ours, Plane Jane Automobile and Yerkish at Toad Tavern

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Photo: Jon SolomonOurs, Plane Jane Automobile and YerkishFriday, November 28, 2008 Toad TavernI was floored the first time I saw Ours at the Walnut Room nearly two years ago. I was fully drawn into th... More >>

  • Wetlands, Widowers, the Dendrites, Monofog and Fissure Mystic at Larimer Lounge

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Wetlands, Widowers, the Dendrites, Monofog and Fissure MysticFriday, November 28, 2008Larimer LoungeBetter than: Stuffing down turkey sandwiches while watching David Lynch films and weepingOn the day ... More >>

  • Wil Swindler's Elevenet at Dazzle

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Wil Swindler's ElevenetSunday, November 30, 2008Dazzle Restaurant & LoungeWil Swindler's weekend show at Dazzle helped me recover a lost memory. I must have been three years old at most. My mother... More >>

  • Boyz II Men, Stevie B and Break EFX at the Ogden Theater

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Photo: Chad FahnestockBoyz II Men, Stevie B and Break EFXFriday, November 28, 2008Ogden TheaterBetter than: Listening to the recorded soundtrack from the ten-year high school reunion of any graduating... More >>

  • Yeasayer and Icy Demons at the Bluebird Theater

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Yeasayer and Icy DemonsSaturday, November 29, 2008Bluebird TheaterBetter than: Flashbacks.Druggies, take notice: Yeasayer is a band you need to know. Between the trippy, hypnotic visuals provided by t... More >>

  • Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Yellow Elephant and Married in Berdichev at Rhinoceropolis

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Photo: Tom Murphy Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk w/Yellow Elephant and Married in BerdichevSaturday, November 29th, 2008RhinoceropolisBetter Than: Seeing well-established bands in a less idealistic set... More >>

  • Rearview: The Week in Review (11/24/08-11/28/08)

    published Nov 28, 2008

    Here's a guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were eating turkey, drinking heavily, watching football or the Sarah Palin video where the guy is slaughtering turkeys... More >>

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