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Depending on what you think the proper role of a real musician might be or what a real musician is or looks like, the Inactivists (due at The Walnut Room tonight) might either be the ultimate novelty act or an inspired conspiracy of talented artists with a shared love of warped humor.
With an open-ended musical manifesto, the Inactivists activate.
Old Time Relijun puts a new spin on ancient sounds.
Through injury, adversity and obscurity, Orlando Terrell struggles to keep his music alive.
Despised by hardcore elitists, the Locust finds a loving home on Epitaph Records.
Saxophonist Wally Shoup blasts new life into free jazz.
Nearing thirty years as the most challenging rock band on earth, Pere Ubu waxes enigmatic.
San Diego's Pinback moves from science fiction to oblivion without getting lost in space.
New-wave pioneer Graham Parker is still squeezing out the sparks.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Preacher Boy made a believer out of Eagle-Eye Cherry. Now he's hoping to convert local audiences as well.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
A new generation is rediscovering one of Denver's strangest bands.
The Atomic Bitchwax and Nebula are among a new breed of bands putting the wank back into guitar rock.
Robyn Hitchcock's latest is out of his mind.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
The Olivia Tremor Control, part of Denver's Elephant 6 family, shakes up the underground.
FROM OBSCURITY TO A TOUCH OF NOTORIETY WITH TRIPPING DAISY.
SINGER-SONGWRITER JEFF BUCKLEY WEARS HIS AMBITIONS ON HIS SLEEVE.