Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week, I'll ... More >>
Trent Reznor and pals will play betwixt the monoliths in Morrison in July with grunge hero Soundgarden. Red Rocks's summer calendar continues to fill out -- Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and Blues Traveler also announced shows there this week. The rest of the concert calendar updates follow.
For the little bit of time I spent living in New York City, there were many times when I found myself homesick for Colorado. The only things that seemed to quell the unnecessary self-sorrow were trips to Target and McDonald's. Those places were reminders of my somewhat suburban American existence, a ... More >>
THE AVETT BROTHERS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 7/5-7/6 The country is awash in Americana fever as scores of rock-radio favorites dabble in the sounds of yore. Though it might be cute, many of the current banjo-picking types fail to elevate their style beyond gimmick. A huge exception is the Avett Broth ... More >>
ALABAMA SHAKES @ RED ROCKS | SUN, 6/2/13 Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has a powerful and mesmerizing voice and she sings with an impassioned believability that sounds like she has experienced a fuller life than her young years could hope to contain. Her earthy vocals and the band's solid, vibra ... More >>
Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>
Ever the equal opportunity rocker, Kid Rock is bringing his Best Night Ever tour to Fiddler's and every seat in the house is $20. "Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country," he says, "but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselve ... More >>
As firefighters continue to tackle the wildfires ravaging large portions of the state, local communities are searching for ways to provide aid, even from hours away. In Denver, a handful of local live music venues and companies have already stepped up to launch shows to benefit fire relief efforts - ... More >>
BLUES TRAVELER / RUTHIE FOSTER @ BOULDER THEATER | 2.26.12 Apart from the band's annual Fourth of July show at Red Rocks, it's tough to imagine a better local setting for a Blues Traveler show than the eTown radio concert series on the Boulder Theatre stage. The intimate feel of the venue, the conv ... More >>
Big pics below.You were busy this weekend. We know, because we've been keeping track of the phone you had on our Show and Tell, Backbeat Online and Cafe Society blogs, as well as our slide show page. Look below for samples featuring Blues Traveler, Oscar winner Daniel Junge, Matt Selby and B ... More >>
John Popper seems stunned by the fact that Blues Traveler boasts a longer lifespan than a legal drinker. Popper, who helped launched the band as a quartet in a New Jersey garage in the mid '80s, has seen the outfit go through fundamental changes. The commercial success of the album Four in 1994, the ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting the first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit. Bad Brains is coming to the Summit Music Hall in August and Blues Traveler is coming back to Red Rocks for its annual Fo ... More >>
Thursday, March 18 Uh, hey. It's Danielle Ate the Sandwich. I've been on the road and away from home a couple of days now, and am officially one hour from Austin and ready to go. Today, I play at Bar 512 for the Spokesbuzz Showcase. I'm excited to play with a lot of great bands from Fort C ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThe Samples.Boulder alumnus the Samples packed the area in front of the Wolf stage with their bluesy, funky jams with heavy dance hall/world influence. They played "Did You Ever Look So Nice" and the segued into "Giants," with Blues Traveler's John Popper jumping in on harmonic ... More >>
Freelance photographer Mark C. Austin is in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza. Here are photos from Saturday's sets. More coming Monday.Green Day
This year's Red Rocks line-up has been filling in rather nicely, and there's been a few more additions this week, including a second Sting date that's been added, Blues Traveler's annual Fourth of July show, the Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Reggae on the Rocks, Celtic Woman and To ... More >>
This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>
As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!
As previously reported, Tori Amos will stop at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, July 21, in support of her new album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, which was released last week. Blues Traveler, who's made an annual tradition of playing Red Rocks on July 4, returns again this year. Tickets for both s ... More >>
Here's an index to all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy gaping in sheer disbelief at the ridiculous prices Beatles memorabilia was demanding at auction...
You can plan it on your calendar. Every year on the 4th of July John Popper and his Blues Traveler mates stop by Red Rocks. Here's what the show looked like through the lens of Soren McCarty.
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The bands on the July 29 Red Rocks bill don't qualify as the newest and hottest combos on the planet. Ween, the show's headliner, actually formed way back in 1984, although its first long-player wasn't released until 1990. The Flaming Lips, which played in the second slot, are even older, springing ... More >>
Stoned Emotion (Delta 32 Music)
Tuesday, October 25, and Wednesday, October 26, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
The mountains win again at the South Park Music Fest.
A bang-up way to celebrate an earthy Fourth.
My Private Nation (Columbia)
July 3, 2003
As American As...
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
Catching up with local releases, our music writers review local albums to the letter.
Bassist Jeffrey Marshall hasn't found an obstacle yet that he couldn't overcome.