The Ruby Suns is the brain child of Ryan McPhun, whose New Zealander ancestry lead him to the land of his father before he joined his first actual band. Before that, he had played along to Nirvana in his parents' garage. That experience, coupled with what he learned as a member of the Brunettes and ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, continues to dominate the local charts, claiming the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Twist & Shout and Wax Trax for the week ending August 15. Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust, released August 3 on Shout! Factory, performed well, as did Wolf Parade's Expo 86 ... More >>
Tom Murphy WARLOCK PINCHERS Cap'n Fresh and the Stay Fresh Seals • Murder Ranks • Dressy Bessy 08.06.10 | Gothic Theatre | Night One Because some of its shows are so absurd, it's hard to tell if Cap'n Fresh and the Stay Fresh Seals is some kind of a comedy act or not. You can't help but ... More >>
Big Head Todd & the Monsters' ninth studio album, Rocksteady, released last week, took top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while the Books' latest effort, The Way Out, also issued last week on the Temporary Residence Limited imprint, debuted in top four slots at the two stores, ... More >>
Crowded House, whose new album Intriguer hits stores today, visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, September 9. Intriguer, the band's follow-up to 2007's Time on Earth, will also be released as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes a bonus DVD. Tickets ($39.50 advance, $45 day of show) ... 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?" So 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 ... 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. For t ... More >>
Update: Charles Hughes and Cherie C will be our guests at the show tonight. Thanks to them and to everyone else who responded with the correct answer ("Don't Dream It's Over" and The Stand). We'll have more tix up for grabs later this week.Yes, we know it's a Monday. And yes, we know the Broncos ... More >>
Monday, October 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
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 ... More >>
Laura Veirs and Liam Finn Friday, May 9, 2008 The Walnut Room Better Than: Six Months in a Leaky Boat. Digital looping pedals, which have been around for at least the past two decades, have made it fairly simple for one musician to sound like multiple musicians. A guy can lay down a phrase on guit ... More >>
Friday, May 9, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Margaret Cho has had her own TV show, a couple of best-selling books, a Grammy-nomi ... More >>
Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>
Teddy Thompson finds unity in his Separate Ways.
After years of success and excess, the Finn Brothers' ties still bind.
Tuesday, May 25, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-TIXS.
Untying the Not (Sci Fidelity Records)
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys
Tim and Neil Finn prove that they can make music together without killing each other.
TWO NEW STATIONS TURN DENVER RADIO UPSIDE DOWN.