We hope your long weekend was as full of smoked meats and assorted outdoor activities as ours was. And now we're back and ready to talk about Denver concerts some more. Obviously the selections are a little lighter in this week's show round-up given that we lost a day. But there are still plenty o ... 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 >>
In the past few years, it has become fashionable for non-rap artists to cover rap songs, and it's often with an overwhelming irony. Most of the time, though, the best covers are ones that take the tune seriously enough to create something that expands on the original in a creative way. Here are the ... More >>
PURITY RING @ GOTHIC THEATRE | MON, 4/8/13 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple of ... More >>
PASSION PIT @ 1STBANK CENTER | FRI, 3/1/13 Passion Pit began in as a solo project of lead singer and keyboard player Michael Angelakos in 2007. The project quickly fleshed out into a full band that combined a keen sense for upbeat pop melodies with lyrics that didn't exactly try to sugarcoat the com ... More >>
Passion Pit began in as a solo project of lead singer and keyboard player Michael Angelakos in 2007. The project quickly fleshed out into a full band that combined a keen sense for upbeat pop melodies with lyrics that didn't exactly try to sugarcoat the complex emotional life and experiences of adul ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... 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 >>
"Man, I used to really love that song until it got played to death!" How many times have you heard somebody say that? It's a legitimate gripe, especially if you work in place where the radio is played day and night. You inevitably suffer hearing the same goddamn songs hundreds of times a day. It's e ... More >>
Sunday, September 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.
The releases of Beastly and Red Riding Hood mark just two more additions to a time-honored film tradition: hackneyed, shitty movies based on fairy tales. Inspired by these cloying new releases, we decided to take a look back at five more insipid films that were vaguely based on magical childr ... More >>
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I am back from the front lines of the kiddie porn wars with some shocking news: The prosperous, sprawling suburbs of Douglas County conceal a steamy underbelly of underage sexual exhibitionism. Youth are being exploited right and left. Usually by each other. Sexting -- the insidious, techno ... More >>
Cobra Starship Hot Mess (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen) Don't know why clueless reviewers continue to refer to Cobra Starship as "an emo band." At this point, the main emotion they display is giddiness, and frankly, that's a blessed relief. From the group's beginnings, frontman Gabe Saporta, Ry ... More >>
The idea of Channel 2 rechristening itself as "The Deuce" -- a popular slang term for bowel movements -- in a strained attempt to woo a more youthful audience was mighty amusing. Still, even this decision couldn't adequately prepare viewers for the off-the-rails catastrophe that was last night's lau ... More >>
Saturday, February 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Typically, the GLAAD Media Awards nominees that receive the most attention come from the worlds of film and television -- and with the spotlight shining on flicks like Milk and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as well as the TV shows Brothers & Sisters and The L Word, this year is no exception. But the Gay ... More >>
My twin daughters are subscribers to Seventeen magazine -- they're only fifteen, which goes to show how advanced they are -- and last night, Lora, the older of the pair (by fourteen minutes), curled up with the just-delivered March issue, which sports a cover photo of Gossip Girl star Leighton Meest ... More >>
Look busy! The Boss is coming! Today in Backbeat Online: • Bruce Springsteen due at the Pepsi Center. • Spools of Dark Thread not dead yet. • Mighty 4 Colorado hip-hop event set for May 16. • ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape. • Trace Bundy gets nod from Acoustic Magazine. Today i ... More >>
The death of Channel 2's 5:30 p.m. newscast, which will occur following Friday's edition, shouldn't shock anyone. In "Channels 2 and 31 Mix It Up in Denver," an October Message column about the new partnership between these longtime rivals, Dennis Leonard, the vice president and general manager of C ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Chronicle's ICE center cover. The private, for-profit immigration detention center in Aurora has gotten some bad press lately. Last year, the Rocky Mountain Chronicle detailed complaints about overcrowding, poor medical care, and trouble making phone calls from the facility. The ... More >>
The KWGN news team -- for now... Since late spring-early summer, I've been hearing rumblings about negotiations to combine operations at two rival TV organizations: Channel 2, a Tribune outlet and CW affiliate, and Channel 31, part of the Fox system. Indeed, I mentioned this very prospect in a Jul ... More >>
Signed to soundtrack supervisor Alexandra Patsavas' Chop Shop label, the act is clearly poised to make that dream a reality.
Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets in Paranoid Park.
Sunday, November 4, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.