There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, Portishead hits the 1STBANK Center, Bring Me the Horizon comes to the Fillmore, and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is due at the Bluebird. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Veronica and Andy Hackbarth got some spins. Meanwhile ... More >>
Music and marriages have one major thing in common. By normal standard, the average life expectancy of either is around the three or four year mark, and sometimes ends due to a wandering eye, financial woes or just a blatant mismatch in chemistry. Fortunately for the Alkaline Trio, this isn ... More >>
"William Elliott Whitmore Stretches the Definition of Hardcore," a profile in the January 22 edition of Westword, only scratches the surface of an enjoyable and revealing Q&A with this deep-voiced roots-and-folk purveyor, who shares more in common with punk rockers than just his record label. (He' ... More >>
Justin Pierre's brain never stops, even when his mouth can't keep up with it.
On his tour, Sage Francis flips Clear Channel the bird.
Down by Law's Dave Smalley still emits a positive charge.
When Cephalic Carnage went looking for success outside of Denver, it turned to the sewers of the death-metal underground.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
At 78, T-Model Ford is a restored bluesman.
Guitarist Mark Ribot stumbles upon the hottest trend in popular music.
After nearly twenty years, Electric Frankenstein has rock down to a mad science.
Jon Spencer and Alec Empire want you to get a sample of R.L. Burnside.
Thinking of getting married? Then Rancid may be the band for you.
Silver Scooter glides down a familiar path but sounds good doing it.