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  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25

    See Also: - Remembering Randy Rhodes thirty years after his tragic death -The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 -The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 -Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced turns 45 In the early 1980s, a red-haired, Midwestern boy named William Bailey stepped off a bus in New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Brace yourself for the new batch of Justin Biebers: Five heirs to the Bieb's teen-idol throne

    ​Justin Bieber and his $40,000 hair are making girls swoon all over the world, but this overnight sensation is not alone. Despite the fact that kids everywhere are obsessing and worshipping this pseudo-talented tween, there are more idols in the pipeline. Since kids have the attention spans of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Sonic Youth top seller at Twist and Shout

    After two decades on Geffen Records, Eternal, Sonic Youth's Matador Records debut released last week, was the top seller at Twist & Shout for the week ending June 14. Mos Def's The Ecstatic,  Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca, both released last week, came in at the second and fourth slots while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top Ten Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Flobots nominated for Music Choice awards

    If the Flobots are bummed with the recent bad show review they got, maybe the news from Music Choice will excite them. The band's video, "Handlebars," was nominated in two categories in the channel's Most Demanded: Music Choice Video On-Demand Awards '08. The first was "Alternative Video of the Year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    45-Second Reviews: Obi Best, Bart Millard, Stereolab, Shwayze

    Obi Best Capades Social Science 02:00-02:45 of “Nothing Can Come Between Us”: When I first saw this cover and name, I was really, really hoping that it was going to be a sort of Star Wars meets Feist sort of thing. Unfortunately, it’s just a Feist meets Feist kind of deal. I mean, she didn’ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Infinite Mindz, Jermaine Dupri, Daz, Kanye West, the Game, Bow Wow

    LOCALS ONLY For the last year and a half, Infinite Mindz has been on a tear locally. Since the release of its debut album, Monkey Rebellion Musik, last year, the group has been in demand for shows, as well as being nominated in the Best Hip-Hop Group category at this year’s Westword Music Showcas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Q&A with Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson of the Roots

    The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    The Descendents' Bill Stevenson on the Lemonheads, Rise Against and More

    Bill Stevenson, who's readying for a December 7 gig with the Lemonheads at the Gothic Theatre (see this Now Hear This item for more details), isn't a man who likes to sit around doing nothing. He's the anchor of the Descendents, All and a third band, Only Crime, in addition to being a de facto Lemon ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr. Take Two

    Reunited and it feels so good.

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Dead on Arrival

    Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Stirring the Eire

    Flogging Molly resurfaces with its most politically charged album.

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Time of the Season

    Azure Ray's symphonic pop arrives right on schedule.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    September 5, 2002


    Wilco weathers Reprise Records, in-fighting and an in-studio film crew in a new documentary.

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    The Lapse of Luxury

    After a four-year hiatus, Girls Against Boys is back in the high life again.

  • Film

    January 31, 2002

    Cheaters Never Win

    Even with Jason Schwartzman, Slackers swindles its audience.

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    Crystal Method

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Check Your Zed

    After a period out of the public eye, Remy Zero continues to create its own poets' society.

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Pop Goes Her World

    A performance veteran at 23, Ciria is hoping her music is meant to be.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Play It As It Slays

    Slayer hasn't stopped giving the devil his due.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Smoke Signals

    The Arsonists -- and one of indie rock's most beloved labels -- ignite hip-hop's underground.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    For Krist's Sake

    Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Jet Boys

    Jets to Brazil is taking off.

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    The Aging of Sonic Youth

    The ultimate indie band embraces the past, the present and the future.

  • Music

    March 12, 1998

    Hawkins Flies Again

    Two new CDs add to the legacy of the late Ted Hawkins.

  • Music

    March 5, 1998

    Say What?

    The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love of A3 preaches the American gospel in a rather foreign tongue.

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    Misfits Again

    After a fourteen-year absence, the Misfits are back.

  • Music

    October 16, 1997

    System's Abnormal

    K Records founder Calvin Johnson leads Dub Narcotic Sound System down the road less traveled.

  • Music

    August 21, 1997
  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.

  • Music

    July 3, 1997

    Another Dose of XTC

    After years in the shadows, XTC's Andy Partridge is ready to rejoin the human race.

  • Music

    May 29, 1997

    Life With Fluffy

    Fluffy's Amanda Rootes officiates at the wedding of glamour and punk.

  • Music

    May 22, 1997

    Beck on the Highway

    The man of the moment wants some moments for himself.

  • Music

    March 13, 1997

    He's Got His Mojo Workin'

    How onetime Denver resident Kirby McMillan Jr. was transformed into Mojo Nixon.

  • Music

    November 21, 1996
  • Music

    July 25, 1996

    I Talked With a Zombie

    White Zombie's frontman on Disney World, KISS and Pee-wee's Playhouse.

  • Music

    September 28, 1994