Although the Lions Lair opened in 1967, the bar didn't start hosting live music until Jux County played there in 1991. Since then, the place has brought in a steady stream of local and national acts, including some legends like Graham Parker, John Doe and Jonathan Richman. To celebrate twenty ... More >>
Some might note how far the mighty have fallen when Graham Parker must play the Lion's Lair, as he will tomorrow night (and it's not the first time), but in this case, it's actually the perfect place for Parker to perform: grungy, low-rent, patently sharp-edged and designed for drunken debau ... More >>
Trolling around on this here interweb this morning, we somehow managed to come across a trio of blogs linking to vintage soundboard recordings from Rainbow Music Hall. The first one, recorded on June 25, 1980 during the British Steel tour, features Judas Priest -- or, more accurately, the glass-shat ... More >>
Pray to the Priest. Boss blog. Backbeat Online unearths a series of killer bootlegs from the long-gone Rainbow Music Hall, including performances by acts as disparate as Judas Priest and Graham Parker and the Rumour. You can't be too strong. Additional features: A blog about DeVotchKa taking it o ... More >>
Colorado's Unique Voice no more. As a new radio station, KRWZ/950 AM, is born, another one dies. KCUV/102.3 FM, known as Colorado's Unique Voice, has ceased operations. As of now, the outlet is simulcasting the programming from its sister operation, Jack/105.5 FM. The station -- which began life ... More >>
Most bands would kill for the buzz surrounding this NYC quartet.
Saturday, May 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007; Sunday, May 7, Trilogy Wine Bar, Boulder, 303-473-9463.
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere.
Ghost writer Garland Jeffreys returns to his old haunt: the stage.
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite national releases from 2004.
Hamell on Trial trades electric guitar for an abrasive brand of acoustic punk.
Friday, May 7, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists find that just a spoonful of anger helps the medicine go down.
New-wave pioneer Graham Parker is still squeezing out the sparks.
Jimy Murphy, the Kamikazi Kid, gets his act together.
NEW-WAVE PIONEER GRAHAM PARKER REFUSES TO GO AWAY.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.
CARLENE CARTER RETURNS IN AN UNLIKELY GUISE--AS A C&W STAR.