Buck Owens

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (8 Free!), October 31-November 2

    Halloween won't be on a Friday again until 2025. Don't waste eleven years waiting for the next one because there is plenty to do this time. Even if you're not into the whole ghouls and goblins celebration, there are options, including smashing pumpkins, meeting artists and practicing vinyasa. Surf t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Sera Cahoone knows what it's like to have Thom Yorke hold your hands and sing to you

    Lauded Sub Pop recording artist Sera Cahoone grew up in Colorado -- Littleton, to be exact. By the time she was in middle school, she was playing drums for gigging bands, and in the early '90s, she formed the experimental-rock band Idle Mind with her friend Roger Green. Although one of the more prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Ryan Adams at the Boulder Theater, 10/29/12

    RYAN ADAMS @ BOULDER THEATER Half of the fun of seeing Ryan Adams live, apparently, is getting to hear all his banter. He has a fascinating duality: One minute he's completely enthralling the crowd with a heartfelt ballad, and then he bookends the tune by casually offering up a hilarious one-liner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Hank 3 on the self-contained anarchy of his shows, from a stabbing once to a heart attack

    See also: Hank 3 at Boulder Theatre, 9/4/12 Hank 3 has one of the most unimpeachable country music pedigrees of anyone alive: His grandfather is the late Hank Williams Sr., one of the pioneers of both country and rock and roll, and his farther is Hank Williams Jr. To his credit, Hank 3 has never re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Review: Brad Paisley at the Pepsi Center, 1/21/12

    BRAD PAISLEY @ THE PEPSI CENTER | 1/21/12 It's about three-quarters of the way through "Waiting on a Woman" during Brad Paisley's blues-inflected lead that you arrive at a startling realization, a conclusion that you're sure many far more astute folks have no doubt probably reached long before you: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    New country: Love it or loathe it?

    So tonight, Kenny Chesney is kicking off his three-night stand at Red Rocks -- all three dates of which, BTW, are sold out. Impressive to be sure, but certainly not without precedent (Dispatch sold out a trio of dates last month, as did Widespread Panic). Regardless, even accounting for potential cr ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009

    John Fogerty

    Monday, November 16, Buell Theatre, 1-877-234-8425.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Dwight Yoakam and More

    Dwight Yoakam Dwight Sings Buck (New West) At first blush, the notion of Dwight Yoakam devoting an entire disc to the work of Buck Owens seems much too obvious. After all, he’s a well-established Owens acolyte and booster who often drops cover tunes into his live sets, and he famously paired with ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2007

    Arabian Bar

    Not everything has changed in Highland.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    The Railbenders

    Showdown (Stag Records)

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Down-Home Delights

    Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys

    Empty House (Bloodshot)

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    The Heart of Country

    Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    American Beauty

    A new Rhino boxed set catalogues the Grateful Dead's journey down The Golden Road.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Onward Through It All

    Jim Lauderdale has fought his way through the dregs of Nashville and emerged as a country keeper.

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Jim Lauderdale

    The Other Sessions (Dualtone Nashville)

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Best Ozzy Cover by a Country Act

    "Crazy Train"
    The Railbenders

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Dwight Yoakam

    Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise)

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Dialing for Dollars

    It's out with Howard Stern and in with more Britney as radio conglomerates chase the almighty buck.

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Long Way Back

    Dwight Yoakam's new acoustic retrospective casts a shining light on the preeminent alt-rocker.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

  • Music

    October 28, 1999


    The Aluminum Group, Patricia Barber, Schneider TM, The Souvenirs

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Taking Wing

    The Subdudes may be grounded, but Magpie's flying high.

  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

  • Calendar

    June 11, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 11 - 17, 1998

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Burning Bush

    Why Nineties hippies are discovering mandolinist Sam Bush.

  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    The Train Rolls On

    When it comes to genuine country music, Wayne "The Train" Hancock is steaming full speed ahead.

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    The 'Rail Thing

    The Derailers bring the Bakersfield sound into the Nineties.

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    A Blast From the Past

    Onetime Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin makes tradition sound new again.

  • Music

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    Sliding Home

    Lee Roy Parnell thought that slide guitar had a place in country music. He was right.

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

  • Music

    October 10, 1996

    Hey, Denver Joe

    How'd you get that drink in your hand--and that incredible way with a song?

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Old Hag

    A Merle Haggard boxed set serves as a welcome reminder that country music can be dangerous.

  • Music

    July 19, 1995
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    June 21, 1995
  • Music

    May 17, 1995