Franz Ferdinand

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The Phantom Tron Menace Legacy: It's the same movie

    Tron: Legacy, hittin' the streets on DVD and bluray yesterday, was supposed to be a coup of geekery. A sequel no one really wanted but diehard fans of a box office flop from 1982; it got made anyway -- and against all odds, it looked like awesome 3D geeknip. Jeff Bridges was back and young due to ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 1

    Midnight has finally come. For 11 hours straight on Saturday, Backbeat Online had Red Rocks surrounded, an army of writers, photographers, and other assorted hooligans braving a piss-reeking media tent to bring you live coverage of Monolith Festival. Day 1 of the fest starred Devotchka, Vampire ... More >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    Justice for All

    An erstwhile hobby spells success for this Parisian duo.

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    New World Order

    Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

    The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Forward Into the Past

    The Futureheads look back in admiration.

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Bloc Buster

    Bloc Party's rapid ascent didn't happen overnight -- it just seems that way.