Corey Baker, who performs as Kill Paris, is an old soul trapped in a young body. Through a series of sporadic moves that have taken him from his home in Indiana to Nashville then Los Angeles and now Boulder, Baker has found his own corner in a rapidly evolving electronic music scene. He grew up list ... More >>
More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>
Sunday, May 13, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
"Nineteen sixty-seven was a watershed year," Keith Richards writes in his recently released autobiography, Life. "It was the year the seams gave way. There was a tension in the air. There was that feeling that trouble was coming -- which it did."
It's not yet December 25, but Cafe Society would like to play Santa early, stuffing a reader's stocking with suggestions for where he and his friends can enjoy holiday atmosphere -- and beverages. Here's the note that Charles sent Santa:
Saturday, May 21, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
American Idol has been around for eight years and going on ten seasons. And really, anything has a natural lifespan, and television shows, for the most part, live theirs in close to dog years. Like Great Dane years. Which means, essentially, that American Idol is long in the tooth. It's blind ... More >>
On Sunday night we had the chance to watch the Colorado Avalanche get pummeled by the visiting New York Rangers. While we should have been paying more attention to the game, we couldn't help our ears being caught in familiar sounds. The music selections -- and there were many -- were just awful. Co ... More >>
Suppose a guy from L.A. grew up pinko in a time when that was dangerous -- but he longed to make movies and had an inside track until his leftist leanings got him blacklisted. So he hooked up with mobsters, began churning out pulpy porno and made some money. He ghostwrote dozens of films and made ... More >>
Crossroads Theater resurrects the Rossonian.
Denver radio's getting a shakeup, with more alterations on the horizon. But do any of the switches qualify as improvements?
On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>
What does your jukebox selection say about you?
Monday, November 28, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Johnny Mathis still spins heads.
Brief reviews of current shows.
Gaetano's makes for a disappointing spaghetti Western.
This Manchurian Candidate overhaul goes for the giggle.
Two decades later, Morrissey is still influencing a ton of bands that sound nothing like him.
Lechuga's Italian Restaurant and Lounge
What women -- and men -- want is a better movie than this.
On the Town overcomes some choppy spots.
Reviewers have tried to get rid of him for years, but Barry Manilow's not going anywhere.
Before you declare yourself a Grammy expert, let Backbeat test your skills.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.
THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING AT COORS FIELD.
DENVER'S LOUNGE LIZARDS WERE ALL DRESSED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO. ENTER THE KIT KAT CLUB.LET'S DO LOUNGE SINATRA SONGS, COCKTAIL PARTY CLOTHES AND CHAT GALORE--THEY'LL DRINK TO THAT.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.