Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't just merely perform somebody else's music, but rather they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. Often times these acts tend to get overlooked because ... More >>
Fifty years ago today, the Beatles' electrifying debut album, Please Please Me was issued in the U.K. Designed to reproduce the manic intensity of an early Beatles' live performance and hastily produced to meet demand after the group's song of the same name rocketed to number-one on the British sing ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Dean Reed (aka "Red Elvis") came back to Denver and didn't receive the warmest of welcomes. Dean Reed was more than a Denver-born, Wheat Ridge-bre ... More >>
System of a Down is rock's least likely success story.
Tan Dun's Passion merges cultures
Shhh! The folks of Yo La Tengo are trying to rest.
Local musicians learn to play ball in a town that prefers sports to songs.
Once more, a man calls upon the troops to save The Alamo, before it's gone forever.
October 22 - 28. 1998
The world's oldest rock-and-roll band is still rolling.
Surf music and beyond with California's most animated instrumental rock band.