Gateway Acts is an ongoing series on Backbeat in which we examine the music that served as an entry point for our burgeoning musical obsessions, a gateway drug that tuned us in and turned us on. Today, A.H. Goldstein reflects on his Frank Zappa fixation.
Some of my earliest musical memories revol ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front,The Go-Go's are coming to the Ogden Theatre, Fleet Foxes are coming to the Fillmore, and Arvada Center has added shows to its summer lineup. Meanwhile, on local radio, Bad Weather California, Science Partner and Veronica got ... More >>
Every year, the Denver Botantic Gardens typically have a lively concert calender, and this year doesn't seem to be the exception. The season kicks off this summer on Sunday, June 1, with a show from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and culminates on Sunday, August 21 with B.B. King.
Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa
06.07.10 | The Paramount Theatre
Dweezil Zappa stressed again and again how thoroughly his band had done their homework. At several points during Monday's two and a half hour show, he explained how the seven-member ensemble had dissected the original stereo mixes ... More >>
Big ElfProgressive Nation
Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Big Elf, Scale the Summit
August 25, 2009
Better than: Reliving high school memories by flipping through a yearbook.
Let me admit to a strong bias up front: I spent at least three of my teenage years with a diet
almost excl ... More >>
The Black Crowes, Vetiver
Saturday, Dec. 13
Better than: Revisiting the sounds of '60s soul and '70s rock with a middling bar band.
"I swear I've heard that riff before." That was the recurring thought as I watched the Black Crowes and Vetiver perform Saturday, as the solos, the ... More >>