Last month, in anticipation of our Best of Denver 2014 issue, coming March 27, we posted about the ten toughest Best of Denver categories to win twice. But that list just scratched the surface when it comes to our annual celebration of the Mile High City. Below, check out ten more Best of Denver ca ... More >>
AIMEE MANN @ OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/12 With an interesting mix of middle aged 'Til Tuesday fans reliving their high school heartaches, along with twenty-something feminist-lit majors swaying with their eyes closed, Aimee Mann delivered a refreshing dose of singer/songwriter warmth to the Ogden Theatr ... More >>
See Also: - 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 this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins an ... More >>
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 7/25/12 Funneled through the slight, almost frail body of its pale owner, Florence Welch's voice cuts through both crap and silence to fill the spaces between lyrics. And last night, in front of a breathing-room only crowd under the stars at Red R ... More >>
See Also: - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinos ... More >>
See Also: - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Kelsey Whipple ... More >>
SANTIGOLD @ OGDEN THEATRE | 5.29.12 Last night at the Ogden, there were horses and what looked like buffalo skins, elaborate umbrellas and a rhythm perfect band dressed in...we don't know what, striking red, blue, and green lights, with plenty of space for Santigold to emerge, flanked by two synchr ... More >>
Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>
A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will b ... More >>
Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>
Hip-hop's brightest hope occasionally goes off the deep end on his spotty but stellar new LP.
Pianist Brad Mehldau opens up on Largo.
For Bill Hill, life's answers are blowing in the woodwind.
Nikka Costa has a big, funky voice and a great butt. Which will you notice first?
Mary Lou Lord is smarter than the average busker.