Velvet Acid Christ started as an offshoot of Toxic Coma, a project whose strange and unsettling recordings finally saw a wider release last year. Velvet Acid Christ was a decidedly more serious and musical effort rather than an attempt between friends to shock each other and make each other laugh. V ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, y'all. Breathe easy. You made it. Good Friday to you. And, oh, what a good Friday it is. Another stacked weekend of music awaits you. Just like the Broncos win streak continues, so does the steady stream of solid shows, whether you're hankering for some old-school punk or old ... More >>
THE OFFSPRING @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 9/27/12 It was maybe four songs into Offspring's set -- somewhere around "Days Go By" and "Have You Ever," that the message became clear: Purists be damned. Frontman Dexter Holland looks every bit of his 46 years, and if his band didn't want to play punk music ... More >>
At the end of his book tour, Ernie Cline, author of New York Times-bestseller Ready Player One, will give away a 1981 DeLorean, complete with its own Flux Capacitor, to one lucky reader/gamer. The prize is a nod to Back to the Future, the flick that helped lay the groundwork for his novel, as well a ... More >>
Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>
During the 1980s and into the '90s, Duran Duran (due tonight at the 1STBANK Center with Neon Trees) was one of the most popular and successful rock bands of that time. It was the kind of band for whom people would camp out outside hotel rooms to get autographs. Its music and its music videos are ico ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: Tyler, the Creator himself confirmed the two local Odd Future dates in October we mentioned, we also got word of the official onsale date for the three Ween shows we told you about, and learned Duran Duran is coming to the 1STBANK Center. On local ... More >>
It's April 20; do you know where your headies are? Because nothing goes with everyone's favorite (legal!) medicine like listening to righteous tunes, here's a rundown of where you can go to get your musical fix tonight -- trichromes not included.
Eric Gruneisen MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE The Architects • Neon Trees 04.09.11 | Fillmore Auditorium Walking into the Fillmore, I was greeted by a writhing sea of wildly dressed teenagers and hundreds of their parents awkwardly trying to fit in while performing chaperone duty. Seeing scads of gi ... More >>
Lori MidsonEric Chiappetta Pizza Republica 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village 720-489-2030 www.pizzarepublica.com Eric Chiappetta's first job in the kitchen had nothing whatsoever to do with a palpitating passion to actually cook. "I was sixteen, horny and I wanted to make enough money ... More >>
Photo Roadies Wednesday March 16, 8 p.m. Kalyn here from Wheelchair Sports Camp writing about our very first trip to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas! Sitting here in the back of my van while the girlfriend drives us to Austin from the town of Denton, where we played two nights ago. The ... More >>
Take to the Oars at the Blind Pig on Sixth Street Wednesday March 16 We left Denver on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and drove through the night, taking the most obscure didn't-they-film-children-of-the-corn-here route possible to get to Austin. We made the trek in just over sixteen hours and pulled int ... More >>
Elton John is performing at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, April 12 to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Tickets ($49-$149) go on s ... More >>
Susan Boyle's number two is a very special gift.It's officially the Holiday season, which is why Poptimystic is finally ready to address the Christmas albums on the charts. Even though they've been there for at least three weeks. Two of Billboard's top ten albums are seasonal, and Billboard, ... More >>
Julie Davis of Bela Karoli (A.H. Goldstein)Last night, the four-day UMS festival wrapped, and most of our crew made it out for at least part of the fest. And while we rarely agree on anything, we're all pretty much in agreement that Danielle Ate the Sandwich absolutely stole the show with one of ... More >>
Not surprisingly, the leader of Elvis Perkins in Dearland (a band headlining the hi-dive on Friday, May 8) is none other than Elvis Perkins, a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth and gravitas. Find out for yourself by reading the following Q&A, conducted for the Westword feature "Elvis Perkins Tries ... More >>
The recorded tunes of Black Market Empire simply do not do the band justice. Before Saturday, I was familiar with the band only from its three MySpace tracks, which were decent if somewhat uninspired retro new wave that conjured up such '80s stalwarts as the Cure, Duran Duran and more obscure acts ( ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
I didn't Google-map the location of the MySpace-sponsored Nelly show on Monday night. I had a general idea of where I was going, but no actual concrete directions, which made it difficult, since finding this venue -- the sprawling Mile High Station -- is pretty much impossible. I drove around for ab ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: So, this Radiohead band seems pretty popular, and this review is another argument that this may be the group's best tour ever. Photo courtesy of A to Z.
Monday, May 12, Wells Fargo Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Red Carpet Massacre
The members of Fall Out Boy, who headline the Young Wild Things tour that stopped at DU's Magness Arena on November 23, are new millennium anachronisms: musicians who became famous thanks to MTV video airplay. Of course, the video medium is currently the province of YouTube, while MTV prefers to dev ... More >>
Steve Schalk's newest project is out of this world.
Thursday, May 17, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Who will be inducted next? Gaze into our crystal ball.
Tuesday, August 16, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
I carry a torch for tiki bars and Twin Dragon.
Sunday, April 10, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Wednesday, March 16, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite national releases from 2004.
As pop eats itself, the Faint gives birth to new sounds and vibrations.
Fading glamour gets the spotlight in Sugar Town.
A list of the lousiest songs a guy ever loved.