Slayer headlines the Fillmore on Saturday, May 10, with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. The Knife brings its Shaking the Habitual North American Tour to the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, April 21, and tickets ($32.50-$35) are on sale now. ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
See Also: - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead t ... More >>
One day, historians will look back and marvel at how blogs changed the music industry -- that is if they can avoid being distracted by the next big thing long enough to think analytically about history. Where just a few critics used to shape the tastes of music fans across country, now an army of bl ... More >>
Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19 (sold out), 1STBANK Center, 866-461-6556.
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird, Fu ... More >>
Bastards of Bacchus
When copyright law was revised in 1976, there was a provision that gave artists control of their work after 35 years, provided they applied two years in advance. The law didn't go into effect until 1978, but now artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Loretta Lynn can start a ... More >>
Pork NoseFree Fallin'!Okay, pretend we're taking a road trip together. (Yes, we know this is unlikely what with gas prices being the way the are now all all, not to mention, we'd need a troop transport or something to chauffeur us -- but work with us here, will ya?) What tunes would make for an ulti ... More >>
Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager might have dominated last week's charts, but this week, it's disappeared from the top ten at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and moved down to the number four at Independent Records.
Titus Andronicus is frightfully serious about punk rock. The group of well-read, New Jersey-bred twenty-somethings recently released The Monitor, a concept album about the Civil War that contains spoken-word, era-appropriate interludes, male-female call-and-response, and three track punk su ... More >>
There's a certain political group that pays a lot of lip service to individual property rights -- raise your hand if this sounds familiar: Lower taxes, gun ownership, capitalism! As it turns out, there seems to be one aspect of individual property that certain group does not seem to respect ... More >>
While the Flaming Lips and Stardeath & the White Dwarfs' fascinating interpretation of the Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon has been available on iTunes since December, the colored vinyl version, released on Record Store Day, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in third at Independe ... More >>
"Bruce Springsteen is the guy that sings that song on Independence Day right? He's the dude that old men are really into? He's like, a patriot or some shit, I'm not into that." That above quote was my younger self, being a particularly concise and utterly annoying dickwad, weighing in on a topi ... More >>
Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smellThe lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in ... More >>
Arcade Fire goes undercover.There have been billions of songs written in the last decade but sometimes it's not the new ones that matter, it's the reimaginings. Some people argue a great cover song is decided by it's accuracy to the original, others want something new to be brought into the m ... More >>
Friday, April 24, Gothic Theatre, 877-598-6659.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN @ PEPSI CENTER | 4/10/09 At his age, Bruce Springsteen could easily just coast into his twilight years and live off the interest of an already well established legacy. Hell, at this stage of his career, he could phone in a medley-driven revue like some of his contemporaries, and n ... More >>
Friday, April 10, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, April 14, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Bruce SpringsteenWorking on a DreamColumbiaReviews for Springsteen's latest tend toward extremes, with most critics declaring it to be either a work of absolute genius or an exercise in vapidity whose lyrics could use a major infusion of seriositude. The confusion is understandable. After all, Worki ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen is on the brain this morning, mainly because everybody's talking about his halftime performance during the Super Bowl last night, and tickets just went on sale for his upcoming show at the Pepsi Center. I got a copy of the new disc on Friday and have only had a chance to really giv ... More >>
For the second week in a row, Ludacris grabbed the number-one spot on Independent's top seller's list (week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1), beating out Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen and Akon. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.
In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>
Look busy! The Boss is coming! Today in Backbeat Online: • Bruce Springsteen due at the Pepsi Center. • Spools of Dark Thread not dead yet. • Mighty 4 Colorado hip-hop event set for May 16. • ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape. • Trace Bundy gets nod from Acoustic Magazine. Today i ... More >>
"Now please welcome... who?" One of the big debates among inhabitants of section 524 at Barack Obama's Invesco Field at Mile High acceptance speech on Thursday involved the musical acts that would be taking part -- especially the headliners. Over the previous week or so, the media had been filled ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Some bands merely play, while others engage in full-scale musical riots. In this review, Monotonix opt for the latter.
Here's a bonus for fans of Joseph Arthur, who's profiled in the April 26 edition of Westword. The published piece was based on an extensive Q&A reproduced below. Among the topics Arthur touches upon: his risky new solo album, Let's Just Be, and why at least one song on it is closer to punk rock than ... More >>
Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers (Liberty & Lament)
Starbucks might not want him, but fans know Bruce is Boss.
The Boss is a legend to some and a laugh to others. To me, he's been both.
Ghost writer Garland Jeffreys returns to his old haunt: the stage.
Saturday, September 25, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Street Thunder (Self-released)
To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
The Rising (Columbia)
As Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough colors outside the lines.
'Til We Outnumber 'em
From the week of April 13
Bruce Springsteen can still rock -- but has he lost his human touch?
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? CMH Records has given Eighties faves a musical makeover.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.