Before becoming mired in a political scandal involving a bridge closure, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was once among the favorites to be nominated for President by the Republican Party, which could hold its 2016 convention here; Denver is a host-city finalist for the event. Should Christie ma ... More >>
The family of a seizure-stricken little girl who became the face of medical marijuana in New Jersey has moved to Colorado after that state's MMJ program completely failed them, the parents say. Meghan and Brian Wilson maintain that they aren't angry with New Jersey officials. However, they felt th ... More >>
SUN | MAZZY STAR at OGDEN THEATRE | 11/10/13 David Roback was a leading light in the Paisley Underground movement with his band Rain Parade. When that group split up in 1986, Roback formed another outfit, called Opal, with former Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Opal released Happy Nightmare Ba ... More >>
LAMBCHOP @ FOX THEATRE | 4.28.12 See Also: Q&A with Kurt Wagner of Lambchop No one goes to a Lambchop show expecting a circus. Fans know that taking a ride with frontman Kurt Wagner and his crew will be a slow one. But last night at the Fox, the band and the audience seemed downright narcoleptic. ... More >>
As S. Carey (performing tonight at the Hi-Dive with Other Lives), vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sean Carey's solo material is definitely in line with the work he did as a part of a part of Bon Iver's back-up band -- and his voice is also a sweet but resilient focal point of a soothing Mi ... More >>
Dan Maes.Last week, Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams said he wasn't worried about Dan Maes falling beneath 10 percent support. But plenty of other folks seem to be, judging by today's Denver Post, which outlines the prospect of the GOP winding up with minority party status if Maes ... More >>
Jammin' fave Prince.We recently told you about the sudden flip of The Truth, at 101.5, to Jammin' Oldies only moments before talk-show host Mike Zinna's program last Friday. Jeff Norman, president and general manager of the outlet, says he was almost as blindsided. He knew something would li ... More >>
Final Frontier, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio effort and first album in four years, debuted at second spot at Albums on the Hill and came in third at Independent Records. Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, is still performing well and took the top slot at Albums on the Hill for the w ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
With the passing of Memorial Day we can finally say summer is here. And with summer comes summer camp, vacations and tours -- and how do we get there? We drive. That's how. This is America, after all. In celebration of seemingly endless sunny days and left-arm tans, we've picked some of our favori ... More >>
Sunday, February 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement of Denver's finest hip-hop acts paying tribute to the finest in that genre's storied history, The Denver Art Rock Collective is paying tribute to the musical mastery of the one and only Britney Spears. Come again, now? Yes, that is right. Saturday, June ... More >>
Outer Space and the Sea
Midnight has finally come. For 11 hours straight on Saturday, Backbeat Online had Red Rocks surrounded, an army of writers, photographers, and other assorted hooligans braving a piss-reeking media tent to bring you live coverage of Monolith Festival. Day 1 of the fest starred Devotchka, Vampire ... More >>
The Album of the Century Volume One
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Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox.
Don't look in the basement.
Birdy, Tiny Television, Hello Kavita, Three Cheers Faraday October 25, 2007 Larimer Lounge Better than: Watching the Rockies lose Game 2. An all-local bill of relatively mellow bands on a weeknight during the second game of the World Series shouldn’t have had a chance in hell to draw a decent cro ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Miracle Fortress Five Roses (Secret City Records) Canada is spewing out worthy new bands a lot more frequently than it's celebrating Stanley Cup champions. (Sorry, Ottawa fans.) This Montreal combo, led by Graham Van Pelt, specializes in an especially sunny brand of psychedelia, and if the influenc ... More >>
Monday, May 1, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Tweaked and irreverent, Caribou's digital psychedelia refuses to be tamed.
Monday, April 25, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
A documentary revisits the moment that porn went mainstream.
Truth sets the record straight about her hefty lawsuit, her split with Dr. Dre, and what's next.
The Thorns (Sony)
Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.
Escapology (Virgin)/Human Conditions (Virgin)
Don't Give Up on Me (Epitaph/Fat Possom)
A mislabeled photo, an error-filled column, a missing attribution: The Post is on a hot streak.
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.
Jeff Tweedy moves Wilco further toward perfect pop...and perfect despair.
Johnny Dowd, Dublin to Dakar, Afro-Celt Sound System, Andrea Bocelli, The Beautiful South
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM: GREAT IDEA OR SIGN THAT THE END IS NEAR?