The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is hosting an induction concert at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, January 9 with performances from original members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco and Firefall, as well a tribute to Stephen Stills/Manassas. The evening will feature video tributes, interviews wi ... More >>
As if there weren't already enough unnerving and terrifying things in everyday life to worry about, now comes word of even more scary shit you can unwittingly come across as you're minding your own business, stuff like brain-eating amoebas and flesh-eating bacteria. Ask Chris Young the latter. He kn ... More >>
Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>
Another solid batch of new shows going on sale this weekend, including Phoenix, who's coming to the Rocks with Dinosaur Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, set to play the Ogden in August, KTCL Channel 93.3 is set to feature the Lumineers, Langhorne Slim and Paper Bird, plus the Monkees. Keep reading for the ful ... 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 >>
Country music used to have its own distinct identity, one that was tied to rich traditions of lonesome country roads, hard work, low pay and drinking. These days it's a black hole of insipidity. Following the Grammys, the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons are now reportedly making inroads on country radi ... More >>
Pitchers and catchers reported this week. You know what that means, right? Yeah, probably nothing. We're not going to get our hopes up here. I mean, aside from our new skipper, Walt Weiss, a beloved former Rockies shortstop, there's really no reason to believe this season will be any less agonizing ... More >>
Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>
Wednesday, May 23, Grizzly Rose, 303-830-8497.
Brad Paisley to Tim Tebow...are you there, Tim Tebow? This just in: Evidently, you have some other suitors who are interested in you besides New York and Jacksonville, Timmy. Brad Paisley -- you remember him, right, the dude who pulled you up on stage back in January at the Pepsi Center? -- thinks y ... More >>
NBC's Jimmy Fallon recently riffed on Tim Tebow-mania by crossing the QB with David Bowie to create...Tebowie. Then, last night, Tebow reconfirmed his sense of humor by appearing on Fallon's show. In the segment on view below, he mocked the host for being "pitchy" during the Tebowie skit -- an amusi ... More >>
Video below.When Tim Tebow sings solo -- hear him crooning "My God is an awesome God" here -- he's terrible. Clearly, he needs help. And as our Backbeat blog reported, he received it from Brad Paisley Saturday night in Vegas, intoning the title to "I'm Still a Guy" -- because after losing to ... More >>
BRAD PAISLEY @ THE PEPSI CENTER | 1/21/12 It's about three-quarters of the way through "Waiting on a Woman" during Brad Paisley's blues-inflected lead that you arrive at a startling realization, a conclusion that you're sure many far more astute folks have no doubt probably reached long before you: ... More >>
Um, so, yeah, you'll be happy to know that the whole Tebow mania thing hasn't died down in the Mile High City. Not in the slightest. Apparently, being utterly eviscerated by the Patriots around this time last week has done absolutely nothing to dampen the spirits of Denverites. Exhibit A: When Brad ... More >>
Denver's best live music bets, weekend of January 20, 2012
Okay, I know we're all a little Tebow crazed around here these days and with good reason, but is anybody else here befuddled by the retooled version of John Parr's mid '80s tune "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)," in which England's elder mullet ambassador has inexplicably revised the original lyric ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Brad Paisley's at the Pepsi Center in January, Salt-n-Pepa's at the Gothic in December and Donavon Frankenreiter comes to town in March. Air Dubai, In the Whale, Jen Korte and Saints got spins on local radio. And new and recent re ... More >>
Just in time for the annual National Western Stock Show, which will be wrapping up around then, Brad Paisley is slated to return to the Mile High City with the Band Perry and freshly minted American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. Tickets for this stop of the Camobunga Tour (don't ask -- we have ... More >>
Sesame Street, the show that has taught several generations of suburban white kids how to ask where the potty is in Spanish, is introducing a new Muppet this Sunday in a special episode about hunger, sponsored by Wal-Mart. Lily, the "food-insecure" Muppet, is seven years old, pink-faced, dressed in ... More >>
Tim Tebow goes monk.Tim Tebow's teammates reminded him that he was a rookie by cutting his hair friar-style -- appropriate for such a religious young man. And the cut's catching on, at least as a joke: This morning, the a.m. crew at the Wolf/92.5 FM made a listener do the full Tebow in exchan ... More >>
Electro-pop legend Gary Numan is making a short sixteen-date trek across North America this fall, which is slated to include a stop at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 28. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of his debut, The Pleasure Principle, Numan will perform the album in its enti ... More >>
In addition to a number of shows announced this week, Live Nation is offering the 2010 Country Megaticket, which includes four shows at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre including, the Country Throwdown featuring Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town and more on Sunday, June 13, Tim McGraw with Lady A ... More >>
On Wednesday, July 22, Live Nation is offering buy one, get one free lawn tickets for Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre shows including Creed, Crue Fest II, Def Leppard with Cheap Trick and Poison, Toby Keith with Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, and Rod Stewart. The two-fo ... More >>
After a killer two-night stint at the Ogden Theatre last year, the hip-hop duo Atmosphere returns will return to these parts Friday, August 15, when the pair headlines Red Rocks. The British group Bat For Lashes, who mezmorized folks at the Larimer Lounge in 2007, will play the Bluebird this time ar ... More >>
Photo by Autumn DeWildeBuilt to Spill. You think you're so smart.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch. • Mini Q&A with the Fluid's John Robinson. • A first look at FOE and Karma's "Tic-Toc" video. • Atmosphere, Bat for Lashes, Brad Paisley shows announced. ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>
On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>
Wednesday, January 16, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Saturday, June 23, Greeley Stampede, Island Grove Park, Greeley, 1-866-464-2626.
This songstress is the best underage songwriter to emerge from Music Row in decades.
Sunday, July 23, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
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Saturday, August 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
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A tip of the hat to Aubrey Collins, a country starlet in the making.
Goodbye to Ratiocination.