Nothing is sadder than when celebrities dabble in the food-service industry and fail miserably at it -- except when the food fails are so completely predictable that even a dumb-as-a-rock celebrity should have known better. Over the weekend the lady-centric (and arguably un-feminist) steakhouse SHe ... More >>
In honor of Miley Cyrus' gig at the Pepsi Center tonight, we here at Team Backbeat would like to honor the Princess of Twerk by providing a comprehensive guide for child stars looking to go rogue. So you're a Barely Legal former child star...welcome to adulthood! Legal cigarettes, voting, and porn ... More >>
You may be pinching pennies, but that doesn't mean you have to stay home and re-watch all seven seasons of Buffy on Netflix (though that does seem like a solid option). There are plenty of inexpensive activities in Denver this weekend, from art openings to a screening of Eraserhead. Keep reading for ... More >>
From Mouseketeer to sexy schoolgirl to shaved-head rebel, Britney Spears has created many dance-worthy tunes in her fourteen-year career. As part of the Alamo Drafthouse's Action Pack interactive events, the theater will host a Britney Spears Sing-Along Dance Party Friday, January 17 at 9:30 p.m. (w ... More >>
This time last year, the most contagious pop trend was working with Pitbull, and what a bandwagon trend that was. As much as we're glad the Pitbull days are over, we're not too hot for this new thing, either. And this new thing, somewhat strangely, is serving as a judge for a televised singing compe ... More >>
Britney loves some bassWith dubstep's surging (and some might say waning) popularity, it's not surprising to hear explosive dubstep breakdowns bleeding into pop. Turn on Top 40 radio today, and there's a great chance you'll hear dubstep elements borrowed in one form or another to create a hoo ... More >>
You don't want that to happen to youWhen a fan rushed the stage at the end of Lil Wayne's set at Comfort Dental and was subsequently tossed/tackled by security, we decided it was time to pay homage to the fans that have the balls to bum rush the stage. We don't exactly know what gets into the ... More >>
Now you can smell like a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.Smelling like a rock star wasn't always considered a good thing. But now that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the face and inspiration of Azzaro's new perfume, Decibel, and Prince has to pay $4 million to a company over his fail ... More >>
Whether you're a fan of the whomp or not, Dubstep is here to stay. Borgore (performing this evening at the Bluebird Theater with Thorazine, ServOne and Seeda) is definitely on the newer end of movement, but the Tel Aviv-born producer and DJ has already carved out his own style within the genre. Form ... More >>
These days, there seems to be more music than ever coming out of the Mile High City, from the hip-hop scene in particular. The masters have been hard at work, and the novices are on the come-up. This week, we've got a Britney Spears track remixed by Davey Boy, a reflective joint from Innersta ... More >>
Today's release of Britney Spears new album, Femme Fatale, not to mention her disappointing appearance on Good Morning America, has inspired us to reminisce about our favorite Britney personalities. We aren't here to judge, but we are here to make fun of her and all of her absurd personalitie ... More >>
Smile!Lindsay Lohan may or may not go to prison (again) because she may or may not have assaulted a staff member of the rehab facility she's staying in. Her parents must be so proud. Oh, wait... never mind. Lohan, whose music career was brief and mostly predicated upon cleavage, joins a panth ... More >>
Google introduced a new way of filtering search results last week: By reading level. You type something in and it tells you how many results fall into one of levels. Fair enough: if you're writing a research paper on sexual health or something, and thoughtful information would normal ... More >>
Pamela LittkyThese days, the legendary folk-rock band Fairport Convention isn't as widely known as it once was, and yet Richard Thompson, the band's most storied guitarist, is often cited as an influence by a wide range of musicians and frequently included on the short list of the most talent ... More >>
It's not unusual for musicians to try out acting or vice-versa, but sometimes those roles take unusual turns. Now, with "I Kissed a Girl" songstress Katy Perry (who, interestingly, recently called Lady Gaga's new "Alejandro" video "blasphemous") gearing up to play Smurfette in the upcoming ad ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>
Friday, April 9, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Today's video freakshow is framed as an appeal to superstar producer Timbaland. The young man who made the video is a Ukrainian singer-songwriter and a fan of Timba's. He's looking for a little help to become "as popular as Britney Spears," as he explains in his halting English, and he's writ ... More >>
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 >>
'It'll be worth the wait, baby. I promise." Here's a handy wrap-up of all the great content you might have overlooked this week on Backbeat Online while you were consumed with wailing and gnashing your teeth over the tragic news that Britney Spears new single would be delayed...
Amy Winehouse, Chuck Berry, Bobby Brown: Who'll be the first to go?
For the ultimate drinking game, look no further than Mt. Fuji Japanese Sushi and Hibachi.
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Before there was rock opera, there was real opera and this review of Mozart's The Magic Flute is a fine reminder that there was some pretty kick ass music around in the days of yore.
Switching suddenly from PBS' Antiques Roadshow to Fox's new reality-based game show Moment of Truth? Host Mark Walberg must need a neck brace from the whiplash. Or at least a hot shower, you know, to scrub vainly away at the shame.
The 2007 lineup for the CU Buffs women's basketball team roster includes Brittany Spears and Whitney Houston. We wish them luck in spite of this.
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice media empire: Hip-hop needs more pie charts, as this post proves elegantly as it breaks down the latest offerings from Jay Z, Kanye and Wu-Tang visually. An explication of rock and roll more pure than “Jim ... More >>
Dave & Busters
Topics discussed: ABC reality TV show "Kiddie Porn Nation," Britney Spears, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, Notre Dame football.
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Leave Britney alone Video blogger Chris Cocker completely loses it and goes on shrieking, sobbing, incoherent tirade inveighing people to just please, please leave poor Britney Spears alone. Looks like Britney’s ... More >>
So you've thought the MTV's Video Music Awards have sucked in recent years? Well, the 2007 edition aired on September 9 brought sucking to a level that even the pros on the Hoover design team never imagined possible. Although the startlingly pathetic opening number by Britney Spears has received the ... More >>
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Britney Spears no pants I think the reasons for searching the phrase “Britney Spears no pants” are pretty self-explanatory. In case I’m wrong, I’ve included the photograph and a link to a press release, which ... More >>
It seemed like just last month that Britney Spears' only shaved head was between her legs. The upside about her rehab-induced mental tailspin? We got a five minute respite from the Anna Nicole baby's daddy saga. The bad news? Britney Spears finally ruined her last redeeming aspect: her locks. Strang ... More >>
Translating slang is as easy as falling off a blog.
When you're here, you talk about family.
In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.
Dialing for attention
Britney does Denver as the little girls scream.
The Unkindest Cut
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
Radio Disney: Tune in and turn on.
Guitarist Shannon Curfman brings something new to the teen craze. It's called talent.
Don't Say You Love Me