LOS CAMPESINOS! @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/31/12 Los Campesinos! is a band weathered by fine lines. By attending one of the Welsh septet's shows, you are, whether you know it or not, crossing one of your own in the sand. You are saying that you prefer precociousness to pretense, that you listen to blun ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>
As we reported in July, the Pixies will visit the Fillmore Auditorium Monday, November 16 as part of a nine-city US tour celebrating the twentieth anniversary of act's 1989 watershed album Doolittle. The original line-up of Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering will play Dooli ... More >>
Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.
It was all celluloid all the time this weekend as the 30th Denver Film Festival kicked off in fine fashion on Thursday and really got rolling through Sunday. I know they have a corporate sponsor, and to be really accurate I should call it the Starz Denver Film Festival, but I'm of the ilk who has al ... More >>
Sunday, November 11, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Monolith, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Better than: Another boring workout on the Stairmaster with your iPod The first thing everyone has mentioned about Monolith so far is those infernal stairs. I, too, sweated and panted my way up the ramp into the park, then up that interminable stairc ... More >>
Some cool things about Sasquatch! Music Festival : -- Sasquatch is another name for Bigfoot -- There were a ton of great bands. -- Seattle Weekly (Westword's sibling) has extensive web coverage of the event. The only thing that could have made it better if the bands that preformed were made up o ... More >>
Monday, May 29, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
With Art Brut, what you see really is what you get.
Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned Rockist ways.
What it is, how to get it and what pod-casting means to the world of radio.