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 >>
Nerd. Geek. Dork. By whatever name, these poor, unfortunate souls with bad haircuts, unflattering clothes and few social graces are everywhere. Especially pop culture. Few films have captured the ideal of the awkward, disastrously uncool teen like Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse, in the char ... 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 >>
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 >>
Although its members are pushing sixty, AC/DC is still going strong. That said, there's nothing wrong with a bunch of younger musicians coming along and paying tribute to the Australian hard-rock masters. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a city on earth that didn't have at least one AC/DC c ... More >>
Over 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. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
Monolith Festival co-founder Matt Fecher kicks off the first of his New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St.). Fecher, who hosts the night as DJ Hot to Death, will be bringing in local artists, media, tastemakers, DJs and friends every Monday. In addition to having two guest ... 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 >>
Photo: Chad Fahnestock AC/DC and The Answer Pepsi Center November 25 The crowd at the Pepsi Center last night for AC/DC's first Denver concert in seven years resembled the ones that gather for Oakland Raiders games. It looked like everyone incarcerated at the state's prisons had been given a one- ... More >>
File under: Whoa! Uh-uh. Really? Cool! Just received word that my good buddy Brian Johnson, who publishes Marquee Magazine and frequently quotes my tossed off line about smoking like it's my job, has been named as the new publicist for Boulder's venerable Fox Theatre. Johnson, who will be assuming h ... More >>
Jay Reinan and John Gordy win big against Mariner Health Care.
Hell's Belles salutes you.
From the week of October 20, 2005
Friday, December 10, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
For those about to rock, Hell's Belles salute you.
Judas Priest carries on with life after Halford.
From the week of May 3, 2001
AC/DC's Brian Johnson still gets a jolt out of rock and roll.
Stiff Upper Lip
From the week of May 18.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.