After playing with Denver-based bands including G-Force and Autobahn in the '80s, James "Rooster" Olson made a name for himself with his company Trailer Trash Pedal Boards. Olson essentially revolutionized the pedal-board industry with his award-winning designs, which have been used by an array of t ... More >>
If you missed the hour-long live-stream a bit ago in which "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the headliners for this year's edition of Bonnaroo, rest easy. We've got you covered. We took notes on all the acts announced thus far. Prepare to be overwhelmed. There's roughly ten billion on the bill, includi ... More >>
Friday, June 10, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-2353.
Why should you get out of Denver and head for the hills this weekend? Let me count the ways.
â€‹All right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>
Not everything has changed in Highland.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Tommy Lee Jones keeps his promise to Melquiades Estrada.
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere.
Skirt-chasing Vince Vaughn is Wedding Crashers' master of ceremonies.
Thursday, December 9, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070; Friday, December 10, Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons, 303-823-6685.
These Chains (Funzalo Records)
Population Me (Audium Entertainment)
After a year of renewal, Hall-of-Famer Jim Ibbotson gets down to the Nitty Gritty.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
The Honky Tonk Hangovers make country music that will go to your head.
Elevator music is looking up.
Stuck in the Panic Room, David Fincher takes us to a most familiar place.
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife.
Jim Lauderdale has fought his way through the dregs of Nashville and emerged as a country keeper.
The Other Sessions (Dualtone Nashville)
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise)
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their “free” music?
Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe
(Skaggs Family Records)
Kinky Friedman is an author/musician/Jewish cowboy like no other.
Dwight Yoakam's new acoustic retrospective casts a shining light on the preeminent alt-rocker.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
The Aluminum Group, Patricia Barber, Schneider TM, The Souvenirs
The Minus Man doesn't equal the sum of its parts.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
It'll take more than preconceptions to lick Candye Kane.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
The Derailers bring the Bakersfield sound into the Nineties.
How the Dalhart Imperials have become roots-music royalty.
This summer's outdoor-concert season was the weakest in years. Doesn't anyone want to hear music outside anymore?