Sunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake and Flogging Molly, among others. A few mor ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part three is titled "Jazz to the ... More >>
John Legend visits the Paramount Theatre January 8. There's a bit more action this week with concert announcements, including John Legend's January 8 show at the Paramount, Galactic's Valentine's Day show at Fillmore and a bunch of good shows at the Bluebird. Celine Dion's show originally schedule ... More >>
The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>
From the week of June 15, 2006
Donnie betts captures the life of Oscar Brown Jr. for the screen.
A generation of Denver jazz stars has one thing in common: Neil Bridge.
Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon has touched the “devil's music” with her own world-class style.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Wynton Marsalis set out to make a masterpiece. Fatal mistake.
Before you declare yourself a Grammy expert, let Backbeat test your skills.
SHE'S THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES' N'DEA DAVENPORT, A SOUL SONGSTRESS FOR THE NINETIES.