Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>
Netflix's instant streaming service is quite possibly the most amazing service in the history of mankind. Combing through its offerings, however, is no easy task. Thankfully, we've spent an inordinate amount of time watching music documentaries (so you don't have to) and have narrowed down th ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>
There's a world of music on screen this week.
It was an evening of local inspiration or maybe experimentation, or how about extraterrestrial communication last night at the Hi Dive, where Denver’s Mothership hosted a CD release show celebrating their first full length, the Eleven Dimensional Symphony. A dirty mix of camera difficulties, PB ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
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Latin jazz gets its due in a Smithsonian exhibition
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Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Guajiro natural (Lideres)
Gorillaz (Virgin Records)
Through its nods to tradition and embrace of innovation, Calexico emerges as a desert bloom.
Live at the Village Vanguard
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Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Guitarist Mark Ribot stumbles upon the hottest trend in popular music.
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