Fans of The Crow rejoiced back in 2008, when we heard that it would be up for a remake. (For the two or three of you who didn't see the movie or read the graphic comic-book series, it's about a gothy-hot dead man with eyeliner who returns from the grave to exact bloody-gutsy-gory vengeance on a gang ... More >>
Hip-hop is a world unto itself. Its rich tradition of spoken word poetry, self-referential subject matter and electronic and sample-based production make it, in many ways, a difficult musical form to adapt to, especially if you come from a more traditional background. These ten acts helped make rap ... More >>
DEAD PREZ @ THE ORIENTAL THEATER |1/18/13
There was a salient theme throughout the night, across the sets of most of the acts, and that was a message of being healthy, both physically and mentally. "Healthy is the new gangsta," said stic.man of dead prez near the middle part of the show, just befor ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Spin City!," we took a look at the little-known realities of Denver's most obvious pedestrians: sign twirlers. Also known as sign spinners -- but never sign holders or sign fliers -- these human billboards come with a wide gap in expectations. At the Denver franchise of ... More >>
Mei Liu had always been a home cook, but a few years ago, she made her first foray into a professional kitchen, starting a small Chinese restaurant with a group of friends in Austin, Texas.
Not long after, Mei, along with her daughter Grace, and son, Gary, drew up plans to start a food truck -- bu ... More >>
Chris Brown singles have always come in two flavors: Sexy & Braggadocious and Song & Dance -- songs that are either about busting a nut or busting a move, regardless of production or tempo. Edgier singles from his catalogue, like "Look at Me Now," "I Can Transform Ya" and even the recent "Strip" fal ... More >>
In early November 2011, Colorado Springs Air Force Academy cadets jumped on the LMFAO-spirited Party Rock wagon for a tribute to the band's song, "Sexy and I Know It." In a lip-dub-style video honoring RedFoo and SkyBlu's comedic clip, the cadets face the Army soldiers in a dance-off full of wigglin ... More >>
Tom MurphyScott KellySCOTT KELLY at HI-DIVE | 12/3/11There were plenty of signs around the hi-dive last night indicating that this was an acoustic show. Meaning: Talking was ill-advised. Even so, some people near the stage decided to have a conversation at the beginning of Scott Kelly's set, ... More >>
Britt ChesterAngie Arrington of 5280 Fitness, in front of the center's Bruce Lee mural.What has been the former home for a six-foot skateboard mini-ramp, a thrift shop and the coolest garage sale you've ever seen now houses 5280 Fitness. Located in the neighboring building of Thrifty Stick Bo ... More >>
Ah, mid-January, the time when random miniature snowstorms or below-freezing days can make or break your weekend plans. It's a trying time of year for people, with cabin fever causing even the most hermit-like among us to try and make it out into the real world. Thankfully, there is plenty to ... More >>
Bashing someone's face in, locking their arms down, kicking them in the stomach -- it's all in a day's work for a mixed martial artist. Of course, every fighter has to have a teacher to learn technique from, which is where Billy Hendricks, a former MMA fighter, comes in. As an instructor at S ... More >>
The Breathe boys.Who's gonna clean up this mess?
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina.
• Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux.
• Tip sheet: Meet Shel, our new favorite band.
• A first look at Pictureplane's new video.
• MP3 Freeloader: Joy Subtraction.
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Tom MurphyThe Church
The Church w/Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
The Gothic Theatre, Englewood
Better Than: A show you'd normally expect from a band 29 years into its career.
Adam Franklin's bass player had to perform sitting down due to a broken foot, which may have had ... More >>