While traveling from Denver to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrate ... More >>
It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>
The West Coast punks are pogoing into town this spring at MCA Denver, Gildar Gallery, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and other locations, for a series of shows falling under the aegis of Search & Destroy. So-named for the San Francisco 'zine or the '70s), the ring of satellite shows will come ... More >>
Ballin'.Meat your maker. Today in Cafe Society: • Maggiano's is on a roll with winning meatball, winning two-fer deal. • Milking It: Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! • The Capital Grille kicks off six-week wine tasting event. • Video: Live ramblings from Jason Sheehan at the Denver Press ... More >>
Rick Kulwicki was half of the two-guitar attack that drove the Fluid, whose June 20 reunion takes place at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for more information). He's also an entertaining conversationalist, and his alternately witty and incisive commentary lights up the hefty Q&A that foll ... More >>
A few matchmaking suggestions for the also-rans.
Scenes from SXSW
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
King Rat packs a punk-rock punch.