Country music used to have its own distinct identity, one that was tied to rich traditions of lonesome country roads, hard work, low pay and drinking. These days it's a black hole of insipidity. Following the Grammys, the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons are now reportedly making inroads on country radi ... More >>
Monday, November 14, was 2011 Military Appreciation Monday at hundreds of Golden Corral restaurants across the country, where free "thank you" dinners were served from 5 to 9 p.m to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military -- no ID required. But there was no Military Appreciation Mond ... More >>
Can you guess which member of Team Backbeat bought this record?Do you remember the first album you bought with your own money? Of course you do! It's like the first person you kissed or the first one who broke your heart -- it's a monumental, life-changing moment in your life that's unforgett ... More >>
Sometimes we have to wonder if folks that program for Apple's App Store are hell-bent on wasting people's time. We spent an evening with as many artist-specific iPhone apps we could get our hands on and found a few amazing things, a few interesting things and a plethora of pure and total cr ... More >>
Politics of Apathy
Kiernan Maletsky The Black Keys, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons Friday, July 17 The Fox Better Than:Engine oil under your fingernails, sweat running down your back and your car in good working order once again. Zero frills. A white drum kit with two toms and three cymbals, a bag of extra sticks h ... More >>
Brian Landis Folkins See photos of the day's fans and crowds on the slideshow page. We're back for Day 2, which looks to be shaping up a little hotter, and not just because of HoneyHoney's frontwoman (above). Check back throughout the day for more photos and reviews. For coverage from Day One, se ... More >>
The Colorado State Fair whirls again.
Radio finds new life on the Web.
Keep those CDs a-coming.
A list of the lousiest songs a guy ever loved.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.