Chuck Berry

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The twelve best shows in Denver this weekend

    Another several-night stand at Red Rocks this weekend: The Avett Brothers play three shows at the World's Only Natural Amphitheater. Elsewhere, Ms. Lauryn Hill will confound you with a bunch of songs that sound absolutely nothing like the hits your remember. And Joan Baez goes from Denver to Fort Co ... More >>

  • Music

    July 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2013

    Barry Fey is dead: Towering figure in Denver music scene passes away

    We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died. At this writing, the circumstances of Fey's death have not been made public, but he has been ill of late. His personal Facebook page features a March 11 post that reads, "I am hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Fugazi is a benchmark, a signpost and an example of how it could and should be done

    Gateway Acts is a new ongoing series on Backbeat in which we examine the music that served as an entry point for our burgeoning musical obsessions, a gateway drug that tuned us in and turned us on. Today, guest columnist and Flattery Festival founder Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun, E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Blag Dahlia of Dwarves on kicking ass and not being old guys going through the motions

    Dwarves are one of the most notorious punk bands of all time. In a time when punk rock has become a kind of brand rather than an authentic lifestyle, Dwarves are always dependable to show what the real thing looks, feels and sounds like. With a reputation for dangerously raucous live shows often inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Social Distortion's Mike Ness on must-have albums: If you don't have these, you're not alive

    "One of my favorite things to do is look at the line of the people going into the show. It's totally diverse. And even back in the day, in the early days, I didn't want to play just for punk rockers. I felt that we had something more to offer. Maybe we didn't have quite the global message that the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe on Beck, living in Germany and Bright Channel

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    Review: The Reverend Horton Heat at the Odgen, 1/28/12

    THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT @ OGDEN THEATRE | 1/28/12 Just in case anyone forgot how long the Reverend Horton Heat has been around, he reminded everyone during the first 45 minutes of his show the Ogden Theatre Saturday night by playing a song from each of his albums in chronological order, from 1991' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Review: Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre, 10/10/11

    Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins last night at the Ogden.​SMASHING PUMPKINS at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/10/11It took Billy Corgan 21 songs, or until halfway through the encore, to acknowledge his audience last night. It's unclear whether this is a bad thing or a bad-ass thing -- though more than an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2011

    Review: Furthur at Red Rocks, 10/01/11, Night Two

    FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | 10/1/11, NIGHT TWOAfter nearly 50 years of wearing down muscles and tendons in the hands and arms playing the same songs again and again, things have evidently slowed down for the remaining members of the Grateful Dead playing in Furthur. And while you can't fault the band for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    T. Rex's Electric Warrior turns forty on Saturday

    ​As a record, T. Rex's Electric Warrior wears both the flickering flame of ageless cool and the glaring time stamp of what was 1971. Flagged as the entry point for glam rock, this second record for T. Rex (the sixth, technically speaking, as the band endured line-up changes and a moniker short ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Phish turns 1STBANK Center into a steam bath on first night of three-night stand - 10/10/10

    Boyd Fletcher​ PHISH - NIGHT ONE 10.10.10 | 1STBANK Center One night after the Fourmile Canyon Benefit warmed up the 1STBANK Center, Phish turned the arena into a steam bath. The band took the stage just after eight, and aside from two suites that were going unused, the 6,500 seat arena was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Top ten political thefts of music

    ​ 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 >>

  • Music

    January 11, 2007


    Six years in the making, Runner is Monofog’s best effort yet.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

  • Music

    August 12, 2004


    George Thorogood

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    August 5, 2004
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    January 29, 2004


    Despite drugs, demons and an ever-revolving cast, the Brian Jonestown Massacre refuses to go gently into the night.

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Living Out Loud

    Jimmy West revs up the Rok Tots -- again.

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    No Apologies

    Junior Senior is proud to be a silly dance band.

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Junkman Cometh

    Bluesman Willie Houston turns a junkyard into a juke joint.

  • Culture

    July 31, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Old at Heart

    Mainstream news offers little to the under-thirty crowd.

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Off Limits

    The Unkindest Cut

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    For Love Or Monkey

    Denver's Orangu-Tones go ape for frat rock.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Mr. Tree and the Wingnuts' refried hillbilly music takes root.

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Panther, Panther Burning Bright

    Re-examining the cultural legacy of the MC5.

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Irish I May, Irish I Might

    Phil Coulter doesn't just wear green on St. Patrick'd Day.

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Tommy Womack


  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Wake-up Call

    Sleepy LaBeef hasn't tired of American roots.

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Monster Magnets

    After nearly twenty years, Electric Frankenstein has rock down to a mad science.

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Monster Mash

    For Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf, sex, drugs and rock and roll never went out of style.

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Rats Race

    The B-Movie Rats want to star as the next monsters of rock.

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Snake Charmers

    Denver's Boa and the Constrictors squeeze new life out of jump blues.

  • Music

    December 11, 1997

    Music for the Holidaze

    Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    The Green Candidate

    Armed with deep pockets, Terry Walker mounts a bid for governor.

  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    The Long Goodbye

    After thirty years, Barry Fey is stepping down. Sort of.

  • Music

    July 10, 1997

    The Comets' Tale

    The world's oldest rock-and-roll band is still rolling.

  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    Sliding Home

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

  • Music

    February 6, 1997
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    December 12, 1996

    Christmas Seasoning

    Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Social Diseases

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

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Due Unto Others

    Next month, Colorado voters will decide whether the state's $5 billion worth of tax-exempt properties are all charity cases.

  • News

    August 8, 1996

    This Old Mansion

    Who decides on a new rug at the governor's pad? A little-known state commission.

  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    On the Skids

    Southern Culture on the Skids is finger-lickin' good.

  • Music

    June 13, 1996

    The Revolution Lives

    Punk godfather Wayne Kramer is keeping the legacy of the MC5 alive.

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    March 29, 1995
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    March 9, 1994



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