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 >>
THE DIRTY FEMMES AND HELL'S BELLES @ ORIENTAL THEATER | 11.02.12 Last night the Oriental was invaded by a sentimental army of superfans, with performer and audience meeting on an equal plain of adoration for music that was at least two decades old. Jen Korte's Violent Femmes tribute band, the Dirty ... More >>
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 03.09.12 The last time the Drive-By Truckers came through town they wrapped up a leg of a tour with a two-night stand at the Ogden Theatre a year ago. This time around, the guys kicked off a West Coast run at the same venue. Maybe it was having some off the road, ... More >>
Social Distortion kicks off a three-night stand at the Ogden Theatre tonightIf you're looking for some captivating music this weekend, you need not look very far. Social Distortion kicks off its three-night stand tonight at the Ogden Theatre. Sean Paul is playing a free show tonight at Cassel ... More >>
Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompted ... More >>
Hell's Belles salutes you.
Friday, December 10, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Planes Mistaken for Stars brings the noise to Plea for Peace.
The art of the deal
With a heartbreaking sketchbook of nostalgic songs, Mark Kozelek is almost famous.
For those about to rock, Hell's Belles salute you.
Teetering on the edge of oblivion, COMA gets a wake-up call from its members.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
AC/DC's Brian Johnson still gets a jolt out of rock and roll.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Richmond Fontaine, Basement Jaxx, Barbra Streisand
This rock-and-roll road trip runs out of gas before reaching Detroit Rock City.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.