Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>
Before I explain why last weekend's Treefort Music Fest was amazing, I have to say that I hate big/corporate/non-DIY music festivals. Most of those events are just a bloated excuse for bloggers, record-label people and other industry assholes like myself to get drunk in public for days on end, while ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will be finishing our count down of the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, we take a look back at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-night musical event in June 1969 that culminated with the final appearance of the Jimi Hendrix Experien ... More >>
It's down to the wire on American Idol now. On last night's show, each of the four remaining contestants brought out everything they had to be considered for the final three. No longer are any of the contestants resting on their laurels, except Phillip Phillips who stuck with his tried-and-true form ... More >>
It took many years and countless headlining acts before Don Strasburg felt secure about the financial future of the Fox Theatre. Along with fellow investors Dicke Sidman, Dave MacKenzie, Jon O'Leary and James and Charles Hambleton, Strasburg had taken a big risk investing in the former movie house, ... More >>
Last night's episode of American Idol saw auditions in a vastly different location than usual: the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego, California. At points, the industrial and fly-over noise was a nuisance, but it didn't stop nearly all of the contestants who saw air time during the episode k ... More >>
Monday, November 16, Buell Theatre, 1-877-234-8425.
Tobin Voggesserâ€‹With eight shows coming up over the next four months, it's safe to say Polytoxic, which from all appearances supposedly parted ways some time ago, is still very much an on going concern, despite the fact that Chadzilla is now keeping time with Slim Cessna's Auto Club and CR Gruver ... More >>
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old.
Friday, August 25, City Lights Pavilion, 303-830-8497.
Friday, April 22, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
This Manchurian Candidate overhaul goes for the giggle.
South Park Tavern
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
16 HP rides high with Hoarse, a new collections of live cuts from local performances.
Rachel & Andy, Denver's newest acoustic addition, live in perfect harmony.
Dale Hawkins remains faithful to “Susie Q” and roots rock. No matter what the cost.
These cops have a beat, but can you dance to it?
Joy turned Cracker’s David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he’s real and really angry.
Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.
Africa's Alpha Blondy speaks reggae's language.
The guiding vision behind Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise.
Southern Culture on the Skids is finger-lickin' good.
HIS NEWSPAPER'S IN COLORADO, BUT HIS BAGS ARE PACKED FOR NASHVILLE.
JOHNNY RAMONE TAKES A SWING AT BILL CLINTON, BOB DYLAN AND CHANGE OF ANY KIND.