Our post about the tragic death of Jenny Kush, a cannabis-scene star killed after the car in which she was riding was struck by an alleged drunk driver heading the wrong way in the HOV lane inspired many heartfelt comments. But one stands out -- a raw, emotional post from the person who was in the c ... More >>
A bunch of new dates going on sale later this week: This November, the Coup is coming to the Summit Music Hall, Killswitch Engage is due at the Fox and Interpol frontman Paul Banks is slated at the Bluebird. In December, Broncho's at the Gothic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are at the Ogden. Finally, ... More >>
It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>
Ludacris's latest release, Theater of the Mind, which was third on Independent's Jan. 12-18 top seller list, moves up to first for the week of Jan. 19-25. (hed) p.e. made a strong showing last week as well. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.
From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>
(hed) p.e.'s concets in Denver and Colorado Springs last week must've fueled sales of the band's latest album, New World Orphans, which was released January 13, on Suburban Noize Records. Kanye West and Ludacris also made strong showings, as did the Notorious soundtrack, which features cuts by Jay-Z ... More >>
Anyone miss George W. Bush yet? Today in Backbeat Online: • Live review: The Killers and M83 at Magness Arena. • Harpoontang at Lion's Lair. • Jesse Manley is ready for his closeup. • Derek Trucks Band tops Twist & Shout's top-sellers list. • (hed) p.e.'s New World Orphans tops Independ ... More >>