A new music festival called Chive Fest is coming to Denver this August, and the lineup is no small affair. It features Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Cold War Kids, Talib Kweli and more. The full roster is below. The festival is a collaboration between photo website The Chive and C3 Presen ... More >>
FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE, RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 Last year's Big Gigantic date at Red Rocks was the best EDM shows of the year in this state, and that speaks volumes, given how many stellar acts there were to choose from. The feeling of hometown pride, in both the band and the crowd, was ... More >>
The 2013 edition of Chipotle-sponsored Cultivate attracted twice as many people to City Park as the 2012 festival did -- a whopping 26,000 fans of good food and good music. But then, the weather on Saturday was also 60 degrees warmer than it was for the 2012 Cultivate. So it's no surprise that the l ... More >>
This year's edition of Channel 93.3's Not So Silent Night is slated for Sunday, December 1, at 1STBANK Center. Young the Giant and Group Love, will be joined on the bill by New Politics, Bastille, Saints of Valory and My Body Sings Electric. General admission tickets ($25-$29.95) go on sale this Sat ... More >>
BLITZEN TRAPPER @ CULTIVATE FESTIVAL | 8/17/13 By the time Blitzen Trapper made it onto the stage at this year's Cultivate Festival, it was the hottest point of a scorching ninety-plus degree day -- a comical contrast to last year's soggy and cold affair. It was the kind of day where everyone was mo ... More >>
Denver's plate is full of culinary events this weekend, including Chipotle's Cultivate Festival, Heroes Against Hunger and multiple beer fests. Tonight, the Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival will flow into the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue. The event is a benefit for Water for Peop ... More >>
Festival season is in full swing, with a wide variety of outdoor celebrations this weekend. From Chipotle's Cultivate Festival to the annual Lafayette Peach Fest, you have endless opportunities to enjoy both great weather and great entertainment -- for bargain prices. And if crowds and meat on a sti ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 8/17/13 Five Iron Frenzy began life in 1995, as the side project of a long-forgotten thrash-metal-and-industrial band called Exhumator. Ahead of the ska revival of the mid-'90s, Exhumator's members wanted to play music that was inherently fun, positive and upl ... More >>
After a damp, chilly edition of its annual Cultivate Fesitval last year featuring Best Coast, Okkervil River, Tennis and Group Love, Chipotle is bringing its free shindig back to City Park -- and it's moved it up a couple months, which means the weather is most likely going to be more favorable. Se ... More >>
BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>
A bunch of great shows announced this week: Fresh off a string of well received comeback shows, Fall Out Boy is back with a new record and a tour that will hit Denver in June. Vampire Weekend is due at Red Rocks with Of Monsters and Men, while fun. has announced a date of its own at Red Rocks with T ... More >>
There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>
Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>
Evidently, Zac Brown isn't the only one who likes his chicken fried, along with a cold beer on a Friday night and a pair of jeans that fit just right -- at least judging from the fact that the country crooner's upcoming date at Red Rocks on Wednesday, May 8, which just went on sale about a half an h ... More >>
A number of new shows have been announced this week since our weekly Mile Highlights post dropped on Tuesday, and they all go on sale this weekend, so we thought you should know about them. Among the new dates, we've got shows at the Gothic (Billy Bragg, Cold War Kids, Sevendust, Coal Chamber and La ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Beirut hits the Fillmore and Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is slated for a date at DU's Gates Concert Hall, followed by Chromeo, who's due back in Denver in October for a return date at the Ogden after a stellar set at th ... More >>
Knoxville's Royal Bangs (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Hindershot and Spires) knows the power of a three-piece. Beginning as one, growing into a quintet, and now back to band life as trio, the dudes still manage to create plenty of electronic-infused punkishness on its latest rel ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Ryan Gombeski, Chris Weaver and JP Manza of Take to the Oars at Congress Bridge Friday, March 18 SHIT! I swore last night that I would not be sitting here tonight at 3:00 a.m. in front of the computer working on the blog -- there are after parties to be had people! -- but alas, here we are ... More >>
Tuesday, March 8, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
The Decemberists latest effort, The King is Dead, continues to hold on the top spot at Twist & Shout, while Gregg Allman's Low Country Blues, released last month on Rounder, came in first at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 13. Akron/Family's new album, meanwhile, S/T II: The C ... More >>
The Decemberists' latest effort, The King is Dead, moved back up to claim the top spot at Twist & Shout, while moving in the opposite direction at Albums on the Hill to the seventh slot for the week ending February 6. Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday held on to the number one spot at Independent Rec ... More >>
Iron & Wine's first studio effort in three years, Kiss Each Other Clean, released last week on Warner Brothers, debuted at number one at both Twist & Shout and Wax Trax, while coming in at number two at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 30. The Decemberists' latest effort, The Ki ... More >>
Les Claypool visits the Fillmore March 14 as part of the Oddity Faire Tour with the Yard Dogs Road Show, Saul Williams and Secret Chiefs 3. After a slow holiday season of show announcements, things are starting to pick back up with a lot of spring concerts announced this week. But unfortunatel ... More >>
Justin Dillon. Musician Justin Dillon had never made a film before, but he felt he had to do something about the horrific reality of human trafficking. Thus was born Call Response, a part-documentary, part-concert film that opens Friday, October 10 at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli Student U ... More >>
The Cold War Kids take a seat. The Cold War Kids stop by the Boulder Theater on Friday, October 3, in support of Loyalty to Loyalty, a new recording reviewed here. However, the band was first featured in Westword in a March 2007 profile built on an intriguing e-mail interview with frontman Nathan ... More >>
Ahoy. May we interest you in a fresh serving of blogs? Cafe Society spends happy hour at Oceanaire. It's an alternative to the recently closed Ocean, whose former employees don't have a raft of compliments for their ex-boss. Thank goodness the Candy Girls deal with sweeter stuff: M&M's Premiums. ... More >>
Due to a crippling, worldwide shortage of seventeen-minute solos, Phish has decided to reform Here's a friendly, easy-to-use index to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy doing that weird stoner hippie dance in celebration of the recent news t ... More >>
Axl Rose is displeased that people are actually hearing the long-fabled Chinese Democracy Here's a handy list of all the great content you might have missed this week while you were avidly following the story of the blogger who was arrested for leaking tracks from the Guns 'N Roses Chinese Democrac ... More >>
Kind of blue. Welcome to the blog days of summer. The Cat's Pajamas struts to a Riverfront Park fashion show. Meanwhile, Cafe Society welcomes 8 Rivers to LoDo as the Candy Girls stage a Japanese candy extravaganza. As a bonus, Jason Sheehan introduces you to Troy Guard, cottage cheese pimp. Noth ... More >>
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