In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>
Garland Jeffreys (due Saturday, January 21, at the Lion's Lair) should be a household name considering some of the shoulders with which he's rubbed during the course of his long career: He met Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker before the Velvet Underground were properly a band, when Jeffreys and Reed were ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of a ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part two features "Reissues and ... More >>
This versatile guitarist plays more than just the blues.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Terracotta Warriors combines Chinese elements for Westerners
A generation of Denver jazz stars has one thing in common: Neil Bridge.
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.
The world of jazz as seen through the lens of Herman Leonard.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.
Denver bids a bittersweet farewell to a local-music innovator.
It's been a great ride at Lakeside.
The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.
Bandleader Sam Bivens brings six decades of jazz history to Turk's Supper Club.
Community College of Denver takes an academic look at fine-art photography.
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.
Stew Jackson let one of Denver's oldest family-owned businesses slip away, but his bands play on.
Keyboardist Bernie Worrell doesn't want America to lose its funkiness.
A.J. Salas hasn't let his youth get in the way of playing the blues.
Denver's Boa and the Constrictors squeeze new life out of jump blues.
Mar. 12 - 18, 1998
Blue is only one of the musical colors produced by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
Texan Ronnie Dawson is an overnight sensation forty years in the making.
Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff haven't changed a lick since the Sixties. And why should they?
A new boxed set paints Miles Davis and Gil Evans in black and white.
Hardrock Gunter: From rockabilly pioneer to insurance agent to rock-and-roll legend.