TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIEZ at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if torn out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music such as theirs, substance takes a back ... More >>
MON | JUNIP at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/14/13 Formed in 1998, Junip fuses an acoustic folk sensibility with a meditative psychedelia driven by synthesizers. Before the Swedish outfit took off, guitarist and singer José González had a bit of a successful solo career with songs that were used in telev ... More >>
TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIES at CERVANTES OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if they tore themselves out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music like theirs, substance t ... More >>
Supposedly, albums are where it's at. That's when the artist is supposed to bring their A-game, convert the doubters, all that good stuff. So why is it that a lot of the time it's the mixtapes that are the most enjoyable? Maybe it's because so many mixtapes are when artists are still building their ... More >>
It might not help you understand Curiosity's mission
This Sunday, the most ambitious mission to Mars thus far will land on the red planet. The Curiosity Rover is on a two-year mission to look for signs of life, study its climate and geology and collect data that might help future manned missions. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is hosting a li ... More >>
Explosions in the Sky (due tonight at the Boulder Theater) is an instrumental rock band based out of Austin, Texas. For the last thirteen years, the quartet has been creating a kind of anthemic, instrumental guitar rock that sparkles with impressionistic melodies building to a cathartic apex, not un ... More >>
White Rabbits (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) moved from Columbia, Missouri to Brooklyn within a year of forming in 2004. The group's music had, from the beginning, an ineffably energetic spirit that could be heard by broader audiences first with its 2007 debut album, Fort Nightly. But it was ... More >>
Tuesday, September 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Imagine my surprise the other night when, in the midst of enjoying an episode of Friday Night Lights on Hulu (Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!), a commercial popped on featuring Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. And not just any John Suthers -- an animated John Suthers straight out ... More >>
Big logos below.After an exciting year-long run-up, Metropolitan State College of Denver's Board of Trustees has announced their choice for the school's new moniker. And the winner is... Denver State University! The crowd goes... meh. What's that? Think we should stop bellyaching unless we h ... More >>
Lauren Dukoff Greg Laswell doesn't have instant name recognition quite yet, but if you watch certain popular television shows like Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, Friday Night Lights and Dollhouse, you've probably heard his music. Laswell came up in the independent music scene in San Diego and Los An ... More >>
It's well known an this point that Jay-Z (appearing tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sound Tribe Sector 9, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy) has 99 problems, and a bitch, most certainly, ain't one. Curiously, though, until now, no one's really taken a hard look at just what Hova's 99 problems are ... More >>
CQ took itself seriously despite its absurd premise.Movie soundtracks are a difficult beast to master. They have to take an already existing song and apply it to a new medium in a new context. This often works with varying results, and many songs are so overused in soundtracks, they've lost a ... More >>
CUBuffs.comBenjamin BurneyIt must've seemed like such a good idea at the time. Let senior University of Colorado cornerback Ben Burney blog about the Buffaloes' 2009 season on the CU's athletic department's website. It would show fans what it's really like to be one of those heroes in black a ... More >>
A photo from DrunkAthlete.comKyle Orton fueling up for action. Now that the spittle-flecked anger has died down from the whole Jay Cutler-to-the-Bears brouhaha, how do NFL prognosticators rate your Denver Broncos in the months prior to the start of the 2009-2010 season? Not very highly, to say the ... More >>
Hello. My name is Dave. I'm addicted. Hopelessly addicted. Hello, Dave. No, seriously. I'm a junkie. I've got it bad for Friday Night Lights, man. Really bad. Last year around this time, I got a terrible case of the flu. I missed a couple days of work. It was ugly. Sweatpants. Couch. No shower. You ... More >>
And you thought you'd finished all your assigned reading... Today in Backbeat Online: • Dave Herrera confesses his musical addiction to Friday Night Lights. • Mile High Makeout: Alone again or. • Rap-Up: A Ground Zero Movement reunion? • Memorialize Monolith on the cheap. Today in Cafe Soc ... More >>
Three free shows heat up Keystones early season.
Umphrey's McGee returns to Colorado for a three-show run in January. Umphrey's McGee has played here so many times over the last few years that you'd almost think the guys were from here rather than from Chicago. The band revisits our state right after its new studio album, Mantis , hits the street ... More >>
Remember this past November, when I wrote about Chris Fogal's new doom metal super group, On High, featuring Ian O'Dougherty, Matty Clark and Dave Barker? I directed you to their page on Virb.com, which at the time had three free songs posted for download from their forthcoming disc. Those who were ... More >>
If taking a class at Colorado Free University will net Funny his wealthy virgin-slut, then back to school he goes.
Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom.
This heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes.
Writer Bruce Plasket defends his book on the Buffs.
Four Brothers makes revenge a frat party.
Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies.