Clyfford Still was one of the 20th century's most innovative artists. That doesn't mean the artist didn't have a love for music. Still's fondness for blues, jazz, classical music and more is part of the inspiration behind the live performance series set to hit his eponymous Denver museum this summer ... More >>
Yeah, air-conditioning is nice. But this week is all about getting free from your house and enjoying the great outdoors -- for free. You can watch Despicable Me in the park, catch a live dance performance, or see an HBO documentary on a farm. For more events, go to the Westword calendar, and share o ... More >>
It's magic! This week, you can experience magical entertainments without having to open your wallet. The free fun includes everything from a screening of Christopher Nolan's magician movie The Prestige to getting a peek inside the Governor's Residence to a free outdoor concert. Share other free even ... More >>
Welp, it's supposed to snow tonight. I know, right? It's April. Happy Monday from your own private rain cloud, eh? Oh well, what are ya gonna do? Happens. Talk to Prince. Sometimes it snows in April, evidently. The good news, though: Summer is coming! Proof? The lineup for the upcoming Denver Botani ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
Friday, September 21, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.
Thursday, August 2, Wells Fargo Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is known for its funky shopping and dining district as well as its street performers. Less well known is the street's colorful history, dating back to Boulder's days as a mining supply town. Starting tomorrow, August 1, celebrate the Pearl Street Mall's 35th birthday wit ... More >>
Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street, has launched a new summer concert series: Beats on the Creek will take place every Tuesday on the restaurant's patio -- and the adjacent bridge over Cherry Creek -- from 5 to 8:15 p.m. "We're thrilled to be offering lower downtown a concert series in an urban setting, ... More >>
Local jazz and blues vocalist James Van Buren passed away yesterday. He was 77. Mark Diamond, Freddy Rodriguez, Paul Romaine, Doug Roche and others were scheduled to perform tonight a benefit show tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom for Van Buren's day-to-day living expenses medical expenses, ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the time when Radiohead had all of its gear stolen outside the Rockmada before a 1995 show at the Ogden Theatre. Okay, so it's bad enough that Radiohea ... More >>
Elitch Gardens opens today for its 122nd season, but you wouldn't know this institution is that old by looking around the current park. With 25,000 new flowers, three new shows and three new rides, it looks as though this season's opening could be its grand opening. "We've been doing a lot of resto ... More >>
Starting off with The Guess Who on Sunday, June 3, and closing with Super Diamond on Sunday, August 26, the Hudson Gardens summer classic rock-centric concert series includes more than a dozen acts such as Mr. "Proud to Be An American," Lee Greenwood, on July 3 and 4, Heart on July 8, Rick Springfie ... More >>
Norah Jones, who debuted songs from her forthcoming album at SXSW last week, kicks off her North American summer tour in June in Indianaplolis and wraps it up at Red Rocks on Thursday, August 23. Her Danger Mouse-produced album, Little Broken Hearts, hits stores on May 1 via Blue Note. According to ... More >>
ACHILLE LAURO @ HI-DIVE | 2/10/12 Before Achille Lauro launched into a rousing rendition of "Supernatural Beings" Friday night, frontman Matthew Close spoke to the creative process behind the band's new album, Flight or Flight. The album combines new material with singles released in the past year, ... More >>
Friday, February 10, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
After finishing this year out in its hometown of Atlanta with five shows at the Tabernacle, STS9 will be returning to Colorado (the act's home away from home), for a pair of shows at the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14. The Denver dates, which go on sale thi ... More >>
Saturday, October 29, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Bring Me the Horizon's show this weekend, originally scheduled for the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, October 2, has been moved to the Summit Music Hall. Tickets for the all-ages show, which also features Parkway Drive, Architects (UK), Deez Nuts and On Broken Wings, are still available ($25) and ti ... More >>
GameRapper Game hits the the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 2 and the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, November 3 as part of R.E.D. Tour in support of his fourth album,The R.E.D. Album, which came out in August on Interscope/DGC after almost two years of delays. Game was a recent cover-story su ... More >>
Next month, Guns N' Roses will kick off its first U.S. tour in five years, but there are still more than a dozen cities on the band's tour itinerary, which the band released yesterday, that have yet to have dates or venues set, including Denver. While the tour, which starts October 28 and run ... More >>
Just a week after starting its seated tour, WHY? canceled most of its remaining U.S. tour dates, including its show at Gothic Theatre slated for Wednesday, October 12. The band's Facebook page states, "Dear fans, due to an unfortunate injury, we are going to have to cancel the rest of our Nor ... More >>
Youth of Today, back in the day.The Summit Music Hall will continue what's become a rotation of classic punk and metal bands playing its stage (Bad Brains, Stiff Little Fingers, Saint Vitus come to mind) November 10 when Youth of Today and D.Y.S. are scheduled to perform. What makes this show ... More >>
As a musician, is there anything worse than having your gear ripped off? Really? I mean, aside from having your best friend sleep with your girl while you're on the road, probably not. Talk about feeling violated. Just the thought of somebody else fondling your cherished instrument -- few thi ... More >>
This Sunday, May 29, City Hall is slated to kick off its new weekly Rockers, Rollers & Riders concert series with the Mighty 18 Wheeler and Hotgun, which features members of the Informants, Railbenders and GT & the Sidewinders. If you haven't heard about it yet, the weekly shows, Rockers, Rollers & ... More >>
Monday, May 2, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.
This is a rant. It involves rappers and how rappers shouldn't rap over their pre-recorded vocals, a phenomenon we've been seeing more and more lately. It's the equivalent to singing along with a music video on BET turned up so high that the volume is distorted. No matter how lively and enthus ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray COLD CAVE With Force Publique 04.11.11 | Larimer Lounge My companion's flowery dress was almost comically out of place amid all the black at the Larimer last night, as local and national representatives of the darkwave revival took the stage for some synth-heavy brooding. It ... More >>
As reported last week, the Avett Brothers will be at Red Rocks in July, while Warren Haynes and Cake are due at the Ogden in May and June respectively. Also, Arctic Monkeys, who have been working on their fourth album, make their way back to the Ogden again on Monday, May 30, as part of a twe ... More >>
LIZ PHAIR With Le Divorce 01.18.11 | Bluebird Theater As Le Divorce got things going last night, the room was pretty crowded, a nice change from the typical turnout for opening acts. It was entirely appropriate that Le Divorce opened for Liz Phair, seeing as how frontwoman Kitty Vincent ha ... More >>
Sunday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 12, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
File this one under the most heartening news we've heard all week. Just got word of a benefit concert for the folks effected by devastating Fourmile Canyon Fire. Presented by KBCO, the aptly dubbed Fourmile Canyon Revival features the String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Yond ... More >>
Gogol Bordello, who shared a headlining bill with Primus at Red Rocks last week, returns to the area for a two-night stand at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Tickets for this one range between $36 and $41 and go on sale on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The gyp ... More >>
Thursday, October 29, Wells Fargo Theatre, 800-745-3000.
Monday, September 14, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Originally from Longmont, humorist Kirsten Schaal returns for a set.
Three free shows heat up Keystones early season.