Got a tip on this hilarious video for the band Question Block (nice Nintendo reference, by the way) and their song "All You Haters (Suck My Balls)" and we can't think of a better way to start off a Monday. The song itself is a funny self-parodying blast of hipster-hate, which we can totally get b ... More >>
The past two years have served as a period of transition for ...And You
Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead. After splitting with Interscope
Records in 2008, the Austin-based sextet started their own label and
drew on its own funds to record and release its latest effort, Century of Self, which ... More >>
Davie's Chuck Wagon Diner, by Brian Butko.I know from diners; they are my natural habitat. And Colorado has some classics. Johnson's Corner was one of the first places I visited when I first went west of the Mississippi, and it remains a favorite even post-renovation. My recent meals at Silve ... More >>
Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine.
Singer-songwriter Kevin Devine, the subject of a profile in this week's Westword advancing his Sunday, May 24 gig at the Marquis Theatre with Miniature Tigers, The Rouge and Brian Bonz, is the rarest of interview subjects: a guy who listeners carefully to every ques ... More >>
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Today in Backbeat Online:
• Record Store Day preview: The MC5 will be kicking out the jams tomorrow.
• Beyond Playlist: Dish -- Ma Raison de Vivre Ton Amour.
• Brandi Carlile drops in on Gregory Alan Isakov at the Meadowlark.
• Tim Pourbaix is Br ... More >>
Chairlift Does You Inspire You Columbia Records Though it's no fun to watch talented Colorado musicians leave our fair state for glimmering destinations like Portland or Brooklyn, it is fun to watch them succeed. Such is the case for Boulder-founded synth poppers, Chairlift. Shortly after lightin ... More >>
"William Elliott Whitmore Stretches the Definition of Hardcore," a profile in the January 22 edition of Westword, only scratches the surface of an enjoyable and revealing Q&A with this deep-voiced roots-and-folk purveyor, who shares more in common with punk rockers than just his record label. (He' ... More >>
In an admirable show of Christmas spirit, MP3 blog Stereogum has thoughtfully compiled a list of its top 50 downloaded tracks of the year. Even more thoughtfully, they've zipped all 50 of the files into one conveniently downloadable archive! Among the gems are a radical Diplo deconstruction/remix o ... More >>
Photo: Jason Klauber
All right so how freaking rad is this? The mailman just laid the new copy of Spin on me, the Best of 2008 issue with TV on the Radio on the cover. And as I'm thumbing through it, I notice very few surprises: Black Kids, Vampire Weekend, Deerhunter and Santogold, all receive ... More >>
Magazine promotions don't get much cooler than Fader's vinyl single series, produced in conjunction with Southern Comfort, which presses edgy indie music on old-school jukebox 45s. The seventh offering is a case in point. The A-side features Brooklyn-based Telepathe, whose "Heat" raises temperatu ... More >>