From its rough-hewn exterior, it's hard to tell if the Aztlan Theater is still up and running. It is, technically, but the once-notable building that has been a part of the fabric of Santa Fe for decades is in dire need of some help. There's a lot of love and history in this long-running music venue ... 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 >>
Mojo Nixon (due Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Lion's Lair) gained notoriety in the mid- to late '80s for his irreverent songs informed by an absurdist humor with partner Skid Roper. Nixon's exuberant, unapologetic persona won over audiences because even as Nixon would make seeming ... More >>
Michael LustigRick Kulwicki and his boysSo what is it they say -- at the end of every dark night a new day dawns? There's solace to be found in that maxim. And some bright spots are starting to emerge on an otherwise dreary week which brought shocking news of Rick Kulwicki's untimely death. ... More >>
Neither I nor most of the other folks who helped put together the first Westword Music Showcase had the slightest clue what we were doing -- not really. It's nothing short of a miracle, then, that the event -- then called the Westword Music Awards Showcase -- has not only survived but thrived, and c ... More >>
Denver's concert scene is suddenly much livelier.
The Ogden's rehab is done, but the future's still dark for other vintage theaters.
After more than twenty years, KMFDM still gets the last laugh.
A jury may finally get to hear a juicy suit against Clear Channel.
Your attention, please
Nobody in particular knows the trouble these guys have seen.
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
Scott Campbell moves down the road and away from the 15th Street Tavern.
A nobody no more, the Gothic Theatre’s Steve Schalk shacks up with NIPP.
Still battling Goliath, Nobody in Particular Presents claims a clear victory in court.
Nick Williams, phone home -- if the INS will let you.
How does the media get back to normal when no one can say what normal is?
A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.
A lawsuit brought by nobody in particular presents could muddy the waters of the Clear Channel empire.
Denver's radio shakeup may leave some big names without a home.
The Front Range offers its share of impov work.
A Denver favorite gets ready for a long-distance commute.
Red Rocks may or may not be sliding down the hill, but Friends of Red Rocks’ trust in the city is slipping away.
A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.
Local experts offer reasons why so many of Denver's biggest bands are vanishing.
Masseuse Carla Madison keeps in touch with the Denver music scene.
This summer's outdoor-concert season was the weakest in years. Doesn't anyone want to hear music outside anymore?
A BEHIND-THE-CURTAINS LOOK AT THE BIGGEST LITTLE PROMOTER IN DENVER.
A CASH-FLUSH CITY AGENCY MEASURES SUCCESS--AND CONTROVERSY--ONE INVESTMENT AT A TIME.