PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | SUN & MON, 5/12-5/13
Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit rec ... More >>
Kings of Leon • Built to Spill • the Features
07.20.10 | Comfort Dental Amphitheater, Greenwood Village
In the pantheon of all time miserable shows, I'd rank last night's Kings of Leon show at Comfort Dental right up there with MGMT at Red Rocks last month, DeVotchKa's set at Monolith in 2008 ... More >>
Eric Gilbert, Lisa Simpson and Cam Bouiss formed Finn Riggins in the
small town of Hailey, Idaho, in August of 2006. Since that time, the
band has put out five releases. Three of those albums were released on
the Portland, Oregon-based Tender Loving Empire label including the
act's latest, Vs. Wi ... More >>
Skinny Puppy stops at the Ogden Theatre Saturday, November 7 as part of the industrial band's In Solvent See tour, which kicks off October 30. Tickets are $30 in advance and go on sale Friday, August 15. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt team for an acoustic evening Wednesday, October 7 at the Pikes Pea ... More >>
Photo by Autumn DeWildeDoug Martsch, foreground, and the rest of Built to Spill.
Doug Martsch, whose band, Built to Spill, headlines this year's Westword Music Showcase on June 12 (click here for more details), is a rarity -- a indie-rock musician who signed to a major label in the mid-'90s who's s ... More >>
Built to Spill back in the day.
Our new profile and Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, whose band headlines this Saturday's Westword Music Showcase (click here for more information), are built on a sturdy foundation -- an interview conducted with Martsch back in 1997, shortly after his band, t ... More >>
Photo by Autumn DeWildeBuilt to Spill.
You think you're so smart....
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch.
• Mini Q&A with the Fluid's John Robinson.
• A first look at FOE and Karma's "Tic-Toc" video.
• Atmosphere, Bat for Lashes, Brad Paisley shows announced. ... More >>
Some bands wear a style like a trendy fashion statement, and others embody what that music is about by creating their own artistic identity while expanding and building upon what has come before them. The Prids, from Portland, Oregon, are among the latter. Incorporating elements of synth-inflected ... More >>