This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON
The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
In the nearly eleven years that Lipgloss has been adding spice to Denver's Friday nights, it has played host to some of the finest guest DJs in the music industry, from Mani of the Stone Roses/Primal Scream fame to the Go-Go's adorable guitarist Jane Wieldin to members of Cut Copy and Franz Ferdinan ... More >>
Taking its name from a Colorado pop culture behemoth like John Elway could be a blessing or a curse for a band. But Elway, making an appearance tonight at the Hi-Dive with Michael Dean Damron, St. Fall Apart and The Holy Mess, gets the joke, and fans do too. Besides, a name is just a name, an ... More >>
Todd RoethTyler Jacobson can't stay away from the turntables for too long. The local DJ and tastemaker has been keeping busy since his 2009 departure from Lipgloss (a night he co-created) with his semi-regular throwback night, Mile High Soul Club. But on Saturday, August 20, at the Meadowlark ... More >>
I was fifteen when I heard Radiohead's OK Computer for the first time. This was shortly after seeing "Karma Police" on MTV and knowing I had to have the album right away. Like Pablo Honey, OK Computer was straightforward enough for my undeveloped palette, but the band had also gotten notice ... More >>
Billy Joe Armstrong engages the crowd (Aaron Thackeray)Green Day, Franz Ferdinand
Saturday, August 15, 2009Better than: Hanging out with eleven-year-olds at an indoor recreation center.
The members of Green Day and their crew tried with all their might to
summon the spirit of an old ... More >>
Last time we checked, there's still a good four months left until the end of the year. Regardless, that hasn't stopped Bob Boilen and company from NPR's All Songs Considered from weighing in on the best music of 2009 (so far). Actually, check that -- the results, which were posted on the show's b ... More >>
Undoubtedly, the biggest news this week was word that Jim Dalton had been asked to join Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, replacing his friend, departing guitarist Steve Larson. This was also the week that the Fray's new album hit stores, which made for a great photo opportunity for Locals Only host, ... More >>
Where were we?
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Lily Allen, Flight of the Conchords, Franz Ferdinand shows announced.
• Is it too early to reminisce about mid-'90s rap?
• Isaac Slade on the meaning of "You Found Me."
• Update: Join the Photo Atlas video shoot.
Today in Cafe Society:
• Vesta ... More >>
Lily Allen, whose new album, It's Not Me, It's You, hits the streets next Tuesday, will stop at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, April 9, while New Zealand folk comedy duo
Flight of the Conchords hit Red Rocks with Iron & Wine and Arj Barker on Saturday, May 15. A few other shows announced this w ... More >>
Photo: Jon Solomon
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Better than: Fellini's Satyricon
It's one thing to see photos and videos from Of Montreal's Skeletal Lamping tour. It's another thing entirely to witness the spectacle firsthand. Even if they released a 3-D tour film complete ... More >>