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    November 28, 2013

    Giving thanks for Rain Dogs by Tom Waits

    In what's become an annual tradition for us, we ask a few members of Team Backbeat to reflect on an album they're thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving. The first time I remember hearing Tom Waits was when his video for "Downtown Train" was played on Teletunes. It was sometime during the mid '80s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Counterfeit Music on why the band will never, ever play "Talking In Your Sleep" again

    Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't just merely perform somebody else's music, but rather they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. Often times these acts tend to get overlooked because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The best shows in Denver this weekend

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | FRI-SUN, 8/29/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    The ten best metal reunion/revitalization efforts

    When musicians reconvene, it can often be as unpredictable as a high school reunion, but at least when band dudes get back together or merely rediscover their original inspiration, it's something to look forward to rather than dread. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best metal reunion/rivitaliz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    New Denver shows: KBPI's Locura Festival, Thirty Seconds to Mars. Tix on sale this weekend

    KBPI's first annual Locura Festival is slated to hit Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2. Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, and Volbeat are set to headline a bill that also includes HIM, Halestorm, All That Remains, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Wearing tights doesn't seem like such a good idea to Queensryche's Geoff Tate in his fifties

    Queensryche was formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, by friends who played in various metal bands from the region. Since the band's debut EP in 1983, Queensryche has consistently set itself apart by incorporating progressive elements into its music with a vivid, almost dystopian, reflection of so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    New shows: Rusko, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Goblin. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    New Denver shows: My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Lil Wayne on sale this weekend

    My Bloody Valentine, who was last in town three years ago at the Fillmore, will return to the Mile High City for an intimate and sure to be overwhelmingly loud show at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, August 19. Tickets for the show range from $45 to $50 and go on sale on this Saturday, June 15, at 10 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New shows: the Eagles, OneRepublic, Shinedown, Bonnie Raitt on sale this week

    THE EAGLES @ PEPSI CENTER | SAT, 10/5/13 The Eagles, who just released the three-disc documentary History of the Eagles, hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, October 5. The band will be performing classics spanning their entire career, as well as tunes from the bandmembers' solo catalogues. Tickets, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Five reasons restaurant employees should be allowed to have tattoos and piercings

    Being stylish has its price: For restaurant employees, having a tongue barbell, ear plugs, bright pink locks or an anime tattoo on their arms could get them fired, bitched at -- or not hired in the first place. An unconventional look with body modifications and Manic Panic really should not be a det ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    Review: Ryan Adams at Temple Buell, 2/4/12

    RYAN ADAMS @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 2/4/12 Show just ended a little over an hour ago. We'll have a full review for you in the morning, along with an illustration from the illustrious Mr. Noah Van Sciver. Be sure to check back in then. In the meantime, page down for the full setlist from the show. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost at Fillmore April 23

    Aaron Thackeray​This should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2012

    Review: Ghost at Marquis Theater, 1/27/12

    GHOST @ MARQUIS THEATER | 1/27/12Even before Ghost took stage, people started chanting for the band, which was interesting considering this is the outfit's first big tour. But that enthusiasm was rewarded when the strains of "Masked Ball" by Jocelyn Pook came over the P.A., with its reversed Romania ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Ryan Chrys of the Demon Funkies talks about his new solo album, The Ambivalent Justice Of...

    As singer and guitarist of the Demon Funkies, Ryan Chrys clearly knows his way around a groove, but he's also well-versed in other genres, as evidenced by his new solo album, The Ambivalent Justice Of... With some help from Seth and Josh Larson of Something Underground, Brent Loveday from Reno Div ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Steel Panther at the Bluebird Theater, 3/16/11

    Aaron Thackeray​ STEEL PANTHER with Drug Under 03.16.11 | Bluebird Theater See Steel Panther at the Bluebird slideshow Last night, Steel Panther and a few hundred of its closest friends in Denver, hopped in the Delorean with Doc and took the Bluebird Theater back to the future when spandex, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Epitonic is back in business

    ​ was one of the first sites to host MP3 files of legitimately. Launched in 1999, it also happened to be the epicenter for all things indie, with a comprehensive list of bands, solo projects, off-shoots, record label details and plenty more. After a seven-year hiatus and a Kickstar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Chef and Tell, part two: Table 6 exec chef Scott Parker on girl-on-girl topless bacon cookery

    Lori Midson​ Scott Parker Table 6 601 Corona Street 303-831-8800 This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Table 6 exec chef Scott Parker. In case you missed it, part one of Parker's interview ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I have two kids, so w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Mastodon, the Deftones and Alice In Chains at Red Rocks - 10/04/10

    Aaron ThackerayChino Moreno of the Deftones​Last night at Red Rocks, Mastodon, the Deftones and Alice In Chains got it on for a one-of-a-kind mountain metal sandwich, the kind of awesome threesome you usually only hear about, rarely experience and talk about for years to come. We sent our resi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    YouTube is a secret motherlode for mashup makers and remixers

    Click play on that video. What do you hear? Why, it's the classic Oasis track "Wonderwall," sans any musical backing. Now, upon hearing that, you will have one of two reactions -- you will ask yourself, "Why do I care about this?" or you will say, "Wow! I could totally remix that and/or get my mas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Vampire Weekend, Alice in Chains, Jonas Brothers shows announced

    ​After selling out the Ogden Theatre in March, Vampire Weekend returns to the area for more spacious digs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 3 with Beach House and Dum Dum Girls opening. General admission tickets ($39.50) go on sale Friday, May 21 at noon.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    This Just In: Alice in Chains, Experience Hendrix, Gov't Mule shows announced

    ​Alice in Chains hits the road in February in support of Black Gives Way to Blue, its first studio album in fourteen years, and with new singer William DuVall, who took over vocal duties for the band after original singer Layne Staley passed away in 2002. The band hits the Fillmore Auditorium Frid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Flaming Lips top sellar at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Flaming Lips new album, Embryonic, was the top seller at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 25, while Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Roseanne Cash's The List grabbed the second and third spots. Bob Dylan's new Christmas album and Kevon Edwards' Who Knew rounded out the top five. See th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Billy Joel & Elton John, Bebel Gilberto, Imogen Heap shows announced

    ​Billy Joel and Elton John, both legendary pop singers and pianists, have been on their Face 2 Face tour since March will visit the Pepsi Center Sunday, November 22. After opening the show with a series of duets, each playing pianos and trading vocals, Joel and John will play sets with their own b ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009

    Lords of Fuzz

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  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Avett Brothers on top again at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar again for the week ending October 11. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and Lil Boosie Superbad r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Jay-Z back on top at Independent Records

    ​After holding on the top spot for a weeks in a row and then moving down to the fifth spot last week, Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 is back on top at Independent Records for the week ending October 11. Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which grabbed the top spot last week, moved down to the seco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Avett Brothers top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You, released last week on American Recordings, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 4. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Impe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Mariah Carey grabs top spot at Independent Records

    ​Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, released last week on Island, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending October 4. Black Give Way to Blue, Alice in Chain's first album with new singer William DuVall, and Dethklok's Dethalbum II claimed the second and third slot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Avett Brothers top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​The Avett Brothers grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 4 with their latest effort, I and Love and You. Black Gives Way to Blue, the first new Alice in Chains recording in fourteen year, came in second while new releases by Monsters of Folk, Barbara Streisand and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    When music meets movies: Ten Great Hollywood Decisions

    ​All right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    An extended conversation with Tim Pourbaix

    In this week's issue, we're running a short profile on Tim Pourbaix in Rough Mixes, based on a lengthy interview Eryc Eyl conducted with Pourbaix. The singer-songwriter had much more to say than could fit into that smaller piece. Subsequently, we've opted to allow Pourbaix to tell his story -- which ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008
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    January 17, 2008

    Sounds Under Radio

    Cinematica’s a fitting album title for a band that got its start on the Spider-Man 3 soundtrack.

  • Dining

    September 13, 2007

    Mead Street Station

    Nothing a cheeseburger won’t cure.

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007
  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Crowe's Feat

    Elizabethtown is only the latest movie to reveal Cameron Crowe's love affair with soundtracks.

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Getting Your Goat

    For the Melvins' Buzz Osborne, grunge means never having to say you're sorry.

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
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    January 30, 2003

    Beyond Nirvana

    Maktub aims to prove that there's more to the Seattle sound than grunge.

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    A Musical Feast

    Denver produces a new crop of music.

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Local Yokels

    Keep those CDs a-coming.

  • Music

    February 25, 1999
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    April 23, 1998

    Rock of Ages

    An Aerosmith concert begs the question: If rock and roll is rebellious, why do your mom and dad like it, too?

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