Two of the best jazz musicians Denver has ever produced, cornetist Ron Miles and guitarist Bill Frisell, are sitting across from each other at a table in the back corner of Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge's showroom in mid-September. Last night, they both played here with guitarist Dale Bruning, Frisel ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>
David Bumgardner Williams & Graham 3160 Tejon Street 303-997-8886 www.williamsandgraham.com This is part one of my interview with David Bumgardner, exec chef of Williams & Graham. Part two of my chat with Bumgradner will run in this space tomorrow. The executive chef of Williams & Graham is leani ... More >>
Street art is usually a fly-by-night phenomena, one that the artists prefer no one -- especially the police -- witness. Just ask the Knapper twins, the subjects of this week's Westword cover story. But Denver has recently taken to the idea of live street-art events. And last Friday night, UnseenDenv ... More >>
Tom Murphy MEN With Hideous Men 03.18.11 | hi-dive Before any bands played, DJ Sl8er and Piper Rose, the dynamic duo behind Titwrench, played a variety of records that could loosely fit into the context of dance music, if you go back just over thirty years, including some Joy Division and Tones O ... More >>
As half of the Benevento-Russo Duo, Marco Benevento played bass lines with his feet and held down organ and Wurlitzer parts with separate hands. But in the trio format, he's completely at home behind the piano, which he says is totally his ax. The forward-thinking Benevento makes captivating ... More >>
Johnny MotoAdam Franklin is well known for his role as the singer and guitarist in Swervedriver. His work in post-Swervedriver projects such as Toshack Highway, Magnetic Morning and his solo work, however, shows a remarkable breadth of musical imagination and a wealth of sonic ideas that reveal dime ... More >>
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Ben Gibbard at MGD's "The Craft" September 10, 2007 Better Than: Not seeing Ben Gibbard play at all, but just barely. Like the smell of freshly laid carpet. Or the pungent odor of melting polyvinyl chloride mixed with smugfuckness. That’s what my mouth tasted like after tonight’s Ben Gibbard s ... More >>
Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.
Be there or be square!
After all these years, Aimee Mann's voice still carries.
The Future Embrace (Reprise) Pajo (Drag City)
Madeleine Peyroux returns after a puzzling eight-year absence.
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Belle & Sebastian remains a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
This time, it's the woman who manipulates the man.
Pianist Brad Mehldau opens up on Largo.
What do emo, Jah, Neil Young and THC have in common? The Mighty Rime.
Pleasure Forever indulges the senses in a dark, debauched sound.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Please, don't try to classify Tony Furtado.
Jello does a shot on the latest local-music compilation.
Conor Oberst sees the world through Bright Eyes.
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.
South by Southwest chooses an eclectic Denver lineup.
Poor Little Knitter on the Road and Quasi
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
The punk-rock entrepreneur behind one of the music's finest bands.