ZAC BROWN BAND @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/8/13
"We're gonna warm it up!" Zac Brown said just before he launched into "Toes," one of the handful of Jimmy Buffettized country-rock tunes his band played at Red Rocks last night. That song ("Toes in the water/Ass in the sand"... don't act like you have ... More >>
Jimmy De Martini's musical background is rooted more in Jimmy Page than Jimmy Dean, more in the work of rock acts like Guns N' Roses than contemporary country artists like Alan Jackson. But for nearly a decade, De Martini has played fiddle for the Zac Brown Band, one of the most commercially success ... More >>
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" remains number one for another week on the Billboard Hot 100. However, on the Billboard 200 albums chart, somewhat unexpectedly, Usher overtakes Adele for the number-one album in the country with Looking 4 Myself -- even without a strong lead single to drive sales. ... More >>
It was a big week for a certain Canadian this week, as the import's song finally overtook Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." And no, we're not talking about Justin Bieber, but she is his protege.
Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable viral and radio hit, "Call Me Maybe," conquers the Billboard Ho ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Beach Boys, Florence the Machine, the Walkmen, Passion Pit and Justice were announced; Coles Whalen, Caleb Slade, FaceMan and the Apples got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Adele, Te ... More >>
New country fans must be beside themselves with glee right now. So far, this summer is shaping up to be quite a memorable one. In addition to looking forward to Denver stop of Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming Brothers In the Sun tour at Sports Authority in July, the can now also mark Thursda ... More >>
In possibly one of the strangest bills yet, we've just learned that KISS is slated to kick off this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days and rodeo on Friday, July 23. The other acts on the bill, we think you'll agree, are slightly less incongruous: Brooks & Dunn, Aaron Tippin & Neal McCoy, Clay Walk ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.
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