Brill Building

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    New Pornographers' A.C. Newman on Making the Band's Best Album and Wikipedia Lies

    Not many veteran bands make their best album more than a decade down the line. But the New Pornographers, who'll appear Saturday, October 11, at the Gothic Theatre, have beaten the odds with the driving, melodic, pop-tastic Brill Bruisers despite an extremely high degree of difficulty. After all, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    THE OH HELLOS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 6/28-6/29 Last fall, the Oh Hellos released their first full-length, Through the Deep, Dark Valley. And while that album's got some solid tunes like "The Valley" and "I Was Wrong," it's "Hello My Old Heart," a track from their self-titled debut that perk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Cody Blanchard of Shannon and the Clams on his love for H.P. Lovecraft and Troma movies

    In a scene oversaturated with bands mining the 1960s, Shannon and the Clams manage to stand out in stark contrast to their peers. That's partly because their songwriting is simple and strong, but mostly because of Shannon Shaw's powerful, soulfully melodic and emotionally gripping voice. Shaw sounds ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The ten best jazz shows in Denver this month

    While January had some stellar shows like Joe Lovano Us Five, February is poised to be an utterly fantastic month for jazz in the Mile High City, especially with shows like the Ron Miles Trio featuring Brian Blade and Bill Frisell at Dazzle, plus dates from Fred Hersch Trio, Kurt Elling, Kurt Rosenw ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2011

    Review: The Don'ts and Be Carefuls at Hi-Dive, 9/9/11

    Tom MurphyThe Don'ts and Be Carefuls​THE DON'TS AND BE CAREULS at the HI-DIVE | 9/9/11 The Don'ts and Be Carefuls did something at this "Triple EP Release" show that you just knew the band had in it but you might not expect to see: they fused the exuberance and innocence of its original sound ... 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 >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2008

    Paranoid Park

    Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets in Paranoid Park.

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    The Mellowing of Mr. C

    Elvis Costello isn't angry anymore.

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Lord Knows

    Mary Lou Lord is smarter than the average busker.

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop.

  • Film

    July 3, 1997
  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.