After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made negative comments about Colorado in the context of the state's pot laws, Governor John Hickenlooper's office struck back, compiling lists showing Colorado ranked higher than NJ. At that point, things got personal, with loads of readers measuring the rela ... More >>
GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ OGDEN THEATRE |4/29/12 Gaslight Anthem performed last night with a fluidity and emotional power worthy of peers like Hot Rod Circuit or Hot Water Music or perhaps even the E Street Band. Gaslight is clearly informed by punk, as edges of the band's guitar sound recalled Hüsker Dü, ... More >>
Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>
This year, ambitious new books tackled the lives of music legends from Neil Young to Pete Townshend -- and many of these 2012 releases managed to burst through genres to offer significantly more than the average biography. We at Backbeat explored memoirs, historical surveys, ruminations on philosoph ... More >>
See Also: - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead t ... More >>
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 03.09.12 The last time the Drive-By Truckers came through town they wrapped up a leg of a tour with a two-night stand at the Ogden Theatre a year ago. This time around, the guys kicked off a West Coast run at the same venue. Maybe it was having some off the road, ... More >>
Against Me! at the Denver stop of the Vans Warped TourAGAINST ME! at WARPED TOUR | 8/5/11Without delving into the history of the Vans Warped tour, it can be argued that a lot about it has changed. What started as a tour meant to showcase punk-rock rebellion, has now become a major cog in the ... More >>
Formed over two decades ago, Ireland's Saw Doctors are an enduring force in that country's popular music, but when the band tours stateside, fans come out in droves. The line-up has fluctuated a bit since its 1986 inception, but The Saw Doctors have stayed true to their solid rock and roll foundatio ... More >>
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN @ PEPSI CENTER | 4/10/09 At his age, Bruce Springsteen could easily just coast into his twilight years and live off the interest of an already well established legacy. Hell, at this stage of his career, he could phone in a medley-driven revue like some of his contemporaries, and n ... More >>
Modest Mouse visits CU's Balch Fieldhouse February 28. As we reported earlier today, Bruce Springsteen's April 10 Pepsi Center show was announced today, but it's also been a busy week for other concert announcements, including Modest Mouse's February 28 gig at CU's Balch Fieldhouse, Conor Oberst's A ... More >>
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