As we reported yesterday, legendary Denver concert promoter Barry Fey has died. Ever since the news broke, those who encountered Fey over the years have been sharing stories and anecdotes about the two Barrys -- the hard-as-nails asskicker and the cuddly pussycat. The take below, from former Rocky ... More >>
Tonight at the Seawell Ballroom, Barry Fey will be inducted into yet another hall of fame, this one the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame. In honor of his induction, we've been posting the stories that didn't make his memoir, Backstage Past. Today, Daniela Stolfi, Barry's assitant, recounts the ... More >>
On Wednesday, March 6, Barry Fey will be inducted into yet another hall of fame, this one the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame. In honor of his induction, we'll be running the stories that didn't make his memoir all this week. Today, Tony Funches on first meeting Barry by throwing him out of a ... More >>
On Wednesday, March 6, Barry Fey will be inducted into yet another hall of fame, this one the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame. In honor of his induction, we'll be running the stories that didn't make his memoir all this week. Today, the late Leslie Haseman with a story she shared before she p ... More >>
See also: - Harry Tuft and Barry Fey officially inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame - John Denver Colorado Hall of Fame induction at 1STBANK Center, 4/21/11 - Colorado Music Hall of Fame inaugural induction Just three weeks from now, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame is planning for its n ... More >>
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame has announced plans for its next induction event. On Saturday, September 8 at the Boulder Theater, the Astronuats, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and KIMN Radio will join the Hall's most recent inductees, Barry Fey and Harry Tuft, alongside the inaugural inductees John Den ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at Black Flag's 1984 show at the Rainbow Music Hall that ended with members of the opening act being arrested. You may have heard about this one; it was n ... More >>
Update (2/24/12): Barry Fey video montage added below. All is right with the universe this morning. We have a pair of Grammy winners in our midst, and as it should be, Harry Tuft and Barry Fey are now officially part of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. While we didn't stick around until the very en ... More >>
The next set of inductees into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame have been announced. This February, legendary concert promoter, Barry Fey, and Denver Folklore Center founder, Harry Tuft, two Colorado music icons, will take their rightful place in the hall alongside John Denver and Red Rocks Am ... More >>
Tonight, the first in a series of benefits that have been organized for 3 Kings Tavern co-owner Jim Norris takes place at Rockbar. Jeri Theil, who's spearheading the event with the help of Shannon Boyles and Karen Cuda, has given us the full lineup for tonight's benefit (see below) and more i ... More >>
For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>
Update: We just received word that tickets for Devo's performance on July 30 at the first annual Denver County Fair go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. So that's what Barry Fey was working on. In news that's sure to inspire the nerdiest of our pals to spontaneously bust out into fits of unco ... More >>
Here's the start of our capsule review of the Northwoods Inn, a Colorado institution that opened on South Santa Fe Drive back in 1961, then moved to 8109 Blakeland Drive in Littleton a decade ago: "Not surprisingly, the menu at this veteran steakhouse is mostly meat." And how! Turns out that ... More >>
The Denver County Fair this summer is already going to be a historical occasion -- it is, after all, the first county fair ever for Denver -- but it just got even more historic: Today, event impresario Dana Cain announced that the fair had acquired the services of Barry Fey, the near-mythical ... More >>
A panel discussion looks at how rock
Cinderella City's old "Blue Mall" fountain. Eerie, isn't it? We've all read about Denverâ€™s haunted places. The same old stories get trotted out every year about this time, and they can be fun. But they tend to lose their zing the fourteenth time you hear about the ghosts of the Brown Palace or t ... More >>
Occasional Backbeat contributor and band manger/consultant with BandGuru, Mark Bliesener, has organized a panel discussion at the Tivoli Center titled Evolution of the Rock Concert. Fittingly, the discussion -- which is free and open to the public and slated to take place on Wednesday, November 12, ... More >>
Dan Fong's a bona fied shutterbug. Watching him saunter about last night, mingling with guests, with a camera slung over his shoulder during a sneak preview of ARTRock -- an exhibition featuring his celebrated rock and roll photography over the years, which opens tonight at La Rumba before moving ov ... More >>
Watch out for beer bottles, laser pointers and pointy umbrellas.
The hills are alive with Sing-A-Long Sound of Music.
The tent goes up at CityLights — and so do the expectations.
Glendale glows up.
Area promoters smile for the camera as the city brokers a deal for Red Rock’s future.
From the week of August 30, 2001
Can Barry Fey save the day for Denver's concertgoers?
Finding Fey's favorite foods.
Outdoor dining options range from Japanese gardens to patio furniture on the sidewalk.
A hometown fighter gets a title shot.
A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.
This summer's outdoor-concert season was the weakest in years. Doesn't anyone want to hear music outside anymore?