The West is not a place," Jack A. "Papa" Weil, the founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear, was fond of saying. "It's a state of mind." Jack A. entered that state for good in 1928, when the then-27-year-old salesman for Paris Garters drove his brand-new Chrysler Roadster across the plains from Memphis to o ... More >>
VISIT DENVER has assembled several great things-to-do lists under the heading "Denver's Sensational Summer," including the nineteen best free attractions and tours. The roster includes several new selections since last year (see those choices by clicking here and here) plus fresh rankings and new in ... More >>
Back in April, when representatives of the Republican National Committee were touring Denver to determine if it would make a good location for the 2016 GOP convention, we came up with a list of ten alternative Denver places to take them -- including the city's dankest corner and the newly remodeled ... More >>
With more than 77,000 pieces of music history in its possession, the Hard Rock Cafe empire is a global music museum as well as eatertainment complex. Along with presenting permanent displays in dozens of locations across the world, the company culls pieces from its archives for traveling exhibitions ... More >>
Last month, we shared a post about Denver's top twelve tourist attractions based on attendance, as calculated by Visit Denver. But what about those places that are well worth checking out but aren't nearly as well known as Red Rocks and the 16th Street Mall? Visit Denver's Denver.org site features ... More >>
The appearance of sociopathic dreamboat Anthony Jeselnik at the University of Denver's Newman Center Saturday was filled with unthinkable rape jokes and reverse-pandering to the backward-hat bros and "Woo!" women who populate the college campus. Despite the fact that nearly half his set was recycled ... More >>
Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>
Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>
By the spring of 1971, the heroes of the '60s were dropping like flies. The Beatles had broken up, Angela Davis and Timothy Leary were on the run, and meanwhile everyone in California was becoming born again Christians. The previous autumn, Jimi Hendrix asphyxiated on half-digested sleeping pills an ... More >>
Photo courtesy Jan Martin Leo Kottke (due tonight at the Boulder Theater) is a legendary and beloved master of finger picking guitar and a gifted raconteur. He got his start with John Fahey's Takoma Records in the late '60s, and he's been releasing noteworthy albums of some of the most inventive an ... More >>
Joe Bithorn as George HarrisonNew York City native Joe Bithorn plays the role of George Harrison in Rain, one of the most popular and well-known Beatles tribute bands in the country (appearing September 22 to 27 at the Buell Theater. Raised with a steady diet of classical, jazz, blues and psy ... More >>
Out of the bag.
Tuesday, March 27, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
From the week of August 17, 2006
Be there or be square!
Just try keeping breakbeater Freq Nasty out of the spotlight.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.
Kids, this is Yanni. Turn OFF the boom box and come out with your hands up.
Re-examining the cultural legacy of the MC5.
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones goes it alone.
The thrill still isn't gone for B.B. King, American royal.
Robyn Hitchcock's latest is out of his mind.
Punk-rock guitarist turned Nation of Islam minister Jamal Muhammad is still angry--and not just in black and white.
Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.
Nobody played the blues like Bobby Hornbuckle. Now he's living them to the end.
Meet Roger Gillies, letter carrier and walking reggae encyclopedia.
BROTHERS JEFF AND JONATHAN SET OUT ON DIFFERENT PATHS. ONLY ONE SURVIVED.A DEATH IN THE FAMILY HOLLYWOOD WANTED TO MAKE A MOVIE OF JEFF DAHL'S LIFE--BUT NOT WITH THIS ENDING.
THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING AT COORS FIELD.
KBCO'S FORMAT SPROUTS UP AROUND THE U.S.
A DENVER FIRM BUILDS A MUSIC EMPIRE IN POLAND.