Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>
After weeks of anticipation, the top thirteen contestants of American Idol were revealed. Last night's episode, however seemingly straightforward, wasn't short of Adele-drenched drama, though. Spoilers: Jen Hirsh, Reed Grimm and Brielle Von Hugel all had to sing for their lives -- and all fell flat ... More >>
Of all the American Idol judges in the show's history to dive off the deep end, we didn't expect it from Steven Tyler so early in his tenure -- and we're not talking figuratively, either. During last night's episode, the second in a two-episode reveal of the Top 24 contestants, Tyler stripped down t ... More >>
MC Hammer recently decided the best way to rekindle his once massive flame was to start a beef with Jay-Z in the way of diss track called "Better Run Run," boasting lines like, 'That boy tried to steal my swag/His finger prints all over the bag." While it might have sounded good on paper -- start ... More >>
Dan Maes.There's been lotsa entertainment value in Colorado's primary races, from Tom Tancredo's guv run to Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems -- and now, Dan Maes's declaration that Denver's B-Cycle program might turn the city into "the United Nations" via wrongheaded environmental do-goodi ... More >>
Call me daddy. No, really. Here's a convenient and useful guide to all the wonderful content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were reeling from the shock and disbelief of discovering that Clay Aiken, of American Idol fame, has somehow managed to spawn, and is now a fath ... More >>
Turn an ear -- and an eye -- to the fresh content available from Westword's blog quintet. Demver reveals the connection between a local activist and Crosby, Stills & Nash. It's a new take on conventional wisdom. Backbeat Online offers a Beyond Playlist post with extended reviews of recordings by ar ... More >>
Music biopics Hollywood won't make.
Since anointing Kelly Clarkson, the star machine's been running on empty.
In which yours truly auditions for Gimme the Mike.
Free Yourself (J Records) I Need an Angel (J Records)
From the week of September 2, 2004
Only one man can save us from our own devastating lack of sex appeal.
Thirteen weeks of sports and leisure, arts and entertainment, and people and places.
Twenty-four hours inside Denver radio: A survivor's story.
A growing concern
At the Walnut Cafe, good things come to those who wait.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.
Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.