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    May 1, 2013

    Rodriguez at the 1STBANK Center, 4/30/13

    RODRIGUEZ @ 1STBANK CENTER | 4/30/13 When Rodriguez played "Sugar Man," the song that inspired the title of the movie that deservedly brought him very much back into the public consciousness, there was something mythical about the song. The performance matched the mystique. On stage, Rodriguez is gr ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Five famous record collections and a look at their doomed (and almost doomed) fate

    See Also: • Five reasons Dilla's still missed five years later • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. • Record Store Day 2012: The hunt for Junta • Complete Record Store Day coverage When Michigan record store owner Jeff Bubeck acquired several thousand recor ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Johnny Cash: The five most memorable portrayals of the man in black

    "Hello. I'm Johnny Cash." That was enough of an introduction for the country legend himself, but Cash's legacy has surpassed that simplicity. In his nearly fifty-year career, Cash played himself in dozens of film and television spots, but his death in 2003 opened the gates for others to take up the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Q&A with Joe Bithorn of Beatles tribute band Rain

    Joe Bithorn as George Harrison​New York City native Joe Bithorn plays the role of George Harrison in Rain, one of the most popular and well-known Beatles tribute bands in the country (appearing September 22 to 27 at the Buell Theater. Raised with a steady diet of classical, jazz, blues and psy ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    January 22, 2007

    They Did It For Johnny

    Before a solid turnout at the Bug Theater this past Sunday evening, the Denver filmmakers behind the indie documentary Do It For Johnny showed their flick to cast and crew and enjoyed a reception far warmer than the plummeting temperatures outside. Local filmmaker Haylar Garcia, the director, editor ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    No Pain, No Jayne

    The Mansfields find the fun in punk rock's angst.

  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Depp Charge

    Denver filmmakers take to the road and Do It for Johnny.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    South Bound

    With Dixie in their zip code and rebellion in their blood, Drive By Truckers prove the rock will rise again.

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Still Scorching

    Jason Ringenberg embraces his title as alt country's architect.

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Johnny Cash

    The Essential Johnny Cash
    The Fabulous Johnny Cash
    Hymns by Johnny Cash
    Ride This Train
    Orange Blossom Special
    >Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Our Town

    From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Hamster Theatre

    Carnival Detournement (Cuneiform)

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

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

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Wake-up Call

    Sleepy LaBeef hasn't tired of American roots.

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Rock Around the Wall

    East Berlin's Ike and the Capers on what it was like playing rockabilly behind the Iron Curtain.

  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Guitar Noir

    Deadbolt's songs have the highest body count in rock and roll.

  • Music

    February 26, 1998

    The Train Rolls On

    Rockabilly innovator Paul Burlison is back from a forty-year hiatus.

  • Calendar

    February 26, 1998


    Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 1998

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Cash on the Barrelhead

    After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.

  • Music

    March 20, 1997
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    December 5, 1996

    Social Diseases

    Mike Ness of Social Distortion has a few problems with today's punk rock.

  • Music

    September 26, 1996
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    February 29, 1996

    Rock's Roles

    Hardrock Gunter: From rockabilly pioneer to insurance agent to rock-and-roll legend.

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    November 16, 1994



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    November 16, 1994