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 >>
Gaga's nostalgia-inducing butt.Although physical albums are on there way to being rendered completely useless, there was a time -- believe it or not -- back when telephones still had curly cords, that all recordings were only available in a tangible form. As such you developed attachments to ... 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 >>
Monday, November 16, Buell Theatre, 1-877-234-8425.
Friday, April 24, Gothic Theatre, 877-598-6659.
Photo by Soren McCartyThat music was Boss. This town rips the bone from your back. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bruce Springsteen at Pepsi Center. • Record Store Day preview: Odds and sods, Blitzen Trapper-style. • Flobots' Jonny 5 rallies the troops for higher ed. • Mr. M ... More >>
Friday, April 10, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, April 14, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
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.
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.
Around the Sun (Warner Bros.)
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.