Gateway Acts is a new ongoing series on Backbeat in which we examine the music that served as an entry point for our burgeoning musical obsessions, a gateway drug that tuned us in and turned us on. Today, guest columnist and Flattery Festival founder Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun, E ... More >>
Fifteen years ago, at the height of the swing craze, Jesse Morreale opened Ninth Avenue West at 9th and Acoma and brought in some of the top bands of the day, like the Royal Crown Revue and the Mighty Blue Kings. But around the turn of the century, as swing started to fade, he changed the name of th ... More >>
Since having her son, Kase Townes Murray, last summer, Jewel might have taken time off the road, but she's still busy at home with a number of things, including working on a new Christmas album. Her free solo acoustic show this Saturday night at the Colorado Convention Centeras part of the Women's ... More >>
Be there or be square!
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Finally! (Big Bender Records)
Brian Setzer and the gang ring those sleigh bells
Denver's legendary skinsman heads off into the sunrise.
Newly partnered with one of rockabilly's institutions, Paul Galaxy and the Galactix are ready to launch.
Paul Galaxy and the Galactix
Mike Ness makes an album without so much Social Distortion.