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Brian Johnson

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    The ten best metal reunion/revitalization efforts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The ten most awkward teens in pop culture

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2012

    Hell's Belles, with Dirty Femmes and MF Ruckus, at Oriental Theater, 11/2/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Social Distortion, Hells Belles, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Mickey Avalon and more this weekend

    Social Distortion kicks off a three-night stand at the Ogden Theatre tonight​If 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 >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    High Voltage pumps youth into AC/DC

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Matt Fecher launches New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Vintage Q&A with AC/DC's Brian Johnson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Live review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Marquee Magazine's Brian Johnson named as Fox Theatre's new publicist

    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 >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    To Your Health

    Jay Reinan and John Gordy win big against Mariner Health Care.

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Hell on Heels

    Hell's Belles salutes you.

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 20, 2005

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Hell's Belles

    Friday, December 10, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    High Voltage

    For those about to rock, Hell's Belles salute you.

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Demolition Band

    Judas Priest carries on with life after Halford.

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 3, 2001

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Power Age

    AC/DC's Brian Johnson still gets a jolt out of rock and roll.

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    AC/DC

    Stiff Upper Lip
    (Elektra)

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 18.

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

  • News

    July 11, 1996
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    August 10, 1994
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