Many cities are trying to become more cycling-friendly. But drivers and cyclists continue to be at odds, with sometimes fatal results. With that in mind, Boulder has launched "Living Laboratory," a plan to experiment with innovative treatments and pilot programs in order to come up with ways to imp ... More >>
Pop culture incrementally improved the chances that books would outlive CDs when news spread that Lil Wayne had inked a deal to write a memoir about the eight months he spent locked up on gun charges. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book is scheduled to be released in May. While the hip-hop blogosphe ... More >>
GOV'T MULE @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 9.13.12 About two hours into Gov't Mule's epic three-hour set, the Warren Haynes-lead quartet kicked into the a deep and slow groove of "Effigy," which then morphed into "Hey Joe," with Haynes substituting a line for, "Going way out west, way out to Colorado. Way ... More >>
Three of the companies featured in our January cover story on Colorado's "microbrew" ski industry just made the cut in Freeskier Magazine's Top 10 Skis list of the best microbrew and independent brand skis for the 2012-2013 season. And Folsom Custom Skis took the top spot with its Rapture skis, a ne ... More >>
In January we reported on a handful of homegrown Colorado ski companies making handcrafted and custom skis that stand up to or surpass anything else on the market. If we'd waited a few weeks, we could have added another local brand to the mix: Silverton-based Venture Snowboards. For the last few y ... More >>
Arguably the biggest DJ ever to come out of Denver, Eric Galaviz aka Hipp-E made his bones promoting and deejaying at some of the earliest raves in Colorado. After leaving his indelible mark on our city, he moved to San Diego in the '90s, where he became an influential part of the West Coast house s ... More >>
A vanity license plate reading STAYCLN hints at several possible interpretations. A desire to keep the vehicle nice and shiny, perhaps, or maybe a suggestion to others to watch their language. But if Kenneth Cline also saw it as a sign to stay sober, he may have to reconsider following a crash-and-b ... More >>
Boulder has welcomed several wood-fired pizza joints in the last couple of years, and it's not exactly short on Italian restaurants, either. So we were curious how Tossa, which signed a lease on a place near Folsom and Arapahoe two months ago, would differentiate itself from the rest.
Chip KalbackRoger Daltrey last night at 1STBANK CenterROGER DALTREY at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/16/11Shortly after Roger Daltrey belted out the last note during his full performance of the Who's 1969 album Tommy in Broomfield last night, the legendary frontman summed up the record's significance. ... More >>
When Rebecca Folsom began working on fundraisers with Blue Sky Bridge, an advocacy group for abused children, the event she played was called Acoustic Harvest. "That was probably about ten years ago," Folsom notes. "I came in as a musician and ended up being pretty blown away by what these gu ... More >>
Received a heartening update from Rebecca Folsom, whose plight we first shared during the devastating Fourmile Canyon fire a few weeks ago. Folsom and her family, as you might recall, faced moments of uncertainty during the fire when early word seemed to indicate that her home was destroyed b ... More >>
Earlier this week, there was some fear and uncertainty as to whether local singer-songwriter Rebecca Folsom was one of the unfortunate folks to have lost her home to the devastating and still burning Fourmile Canyon Fire. Evidently, Folsom was told initially that her house was one of the one ... More >>
With Charlie Sheen's upcoming jail sentence for domestic abuse getting whittled down by the minute, the Two and a Half Men star may wind up with a slap on the wrist for slapping his wife. The latest report says that Sheen could possibly serve his 30-day sentence for felony menacing, misdemean ... More >>
The selection of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird for this year's "One Book, One Denver" city-wide book club program must have seemed like a safe bet politically. The book's long been entombed in the shrine of high literature, a staple among middle-school curricula everywhere. Plus, this ye ... More >>
Najibbullah Zazi as he appeared on 9News.Yesterday, following raids on a number of residences in Queens, New York, word surfaced that an Aurora man was the focus of a federal terrorism probe. No one would have been surprised if the suspect, Najibbullah Zazi, a cab driver based in Aurora, had ... More >>
Why am I here? I'm squeezed into a booth, my eyes reduced to bloodshot slits staring into the middle of nowhere. I can't be here for the food or the atmosphere. I have no real connection with the place and don't especially care about its history, so I'm not here for any of those reasons, eit ... More >>
From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>
Boulder singer-songwriter, Rebecca Folsom, also one half of the duo known as Rhythm Angels, whose disc was reviewed in last week's issue, is slated to appear on the February cover of Women's Magazine, a publication based in the People's Republic that focuses on -- you guessed it -- women. Folsom and ... More >>
You sure about that? Today in Backbeat Online: • The Fluid at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey. • Wiretap documentary tells story of jailed Colorado hip-hop producer. • 3Oh!3 gets key to the city. • The Dead announces Denver date. • Rebecca Folsom on the cover of Women's Magazine. Toda ... More >>
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Walk the line with Rusty Evans.
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The shootout between CU and CSU erupts again this Saturday.
Walk softly and carry a big shtick
From the week of April 8, 2004
Boulder's KGNU finds a way to survive in the cutthroat radio world.
The county will soon have its first new DA in 28 years. But in order for justice to be done, former cop Steve Thomas thinks the office needs a complete overhaul.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
The Pound Boys' DJ Dealer is keeping the beat in Denver and beyond.
Funkster Rick James learns how hard it is to remain hip.
CSU SHOPS AROUND FOR WAYS TO STUFF ITS PIGSKIN WALLET.