About a year after Dan King and his business partners took over the Overlook Hotel in Boulder, bassist Mark Diamond started hosting weekly jazz jams in the back of hotel's restaurant, before there was a stage set up. Four months later, King started bringing in local and nationally known blues acts a ... More >>
Coohills will again sound off this summer with its free, Tuesday evening concert series, which kicks off June 17 with Funkiphino -- and a groovy costume contest in which participants can win a $100 Coohills gift certificate. Keep reading for the complete Beats on the Creek lineup. See also: Here's ... More >>
As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>
Update 3/21/13: The poll is now open. Let the voting begin! The road to the nineteenth annual edition of the Westword Music Showcase is officially being paved. While we've already announced some of the acts appearing on the Main Stage this year, below are the acts appearing on this year's Showcase ... More >>
Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>
After the comforting lull of the holidays, things are starting to ramping back up nicely on the concert front. Some big announcements this week, including Animal Collective, who is slated to return to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre with Dan Deacon, and the Avett Brothers who are set for a tw ... More >>
Congrats are due to the Boulder Outlook Hotel and the Colorado Blues Society, which have both earned nods from the Blues Foundation. On Friday, February 1 in Memphis, both groups will be one of fifteen organizations honored with a Keeping the Blues Alive Award, a prestigious award meant to honor fol ... More >>
A bunch of new shows this week. The two biggest of the bunch: Bob Dylan, whose new album, Tempest , hits the stores today, is coming to the 1STBANK Center for a two-night stand in late October, and Green Day, due for a date at the Broomfield venue in February. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, meanwhile, br ... More >>
While the concert announcements have started tapering off a bit, there's still some big shows that have been announced, including Gotye's Red Rocks show in August, Channel 93.3's Big Gig in September featuring Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, the Hives, the Wombats and others at Red Rocks. Also, Matisyahu ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition*, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broa ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and ... More >>
Rocky Mountain Low: The Colorado Musical Underground of the Late 1970s
Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.
From the week of August 3, 2006
The Turner Diaries (NorthernBlues)
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite new releases from the past year.
Consummate sideman Eddie Turner steps into the spotlight.
Friday, April 8, Daniels Hall, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003.
New music from area artists
Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.
Respect the Dead
The skies opened up on the Westword Music Showcase. But the bands played on.
Otis Taylor gets the break he deserves without putting on a happy face.
The peak performances by Colorado artists in 1997.