In 1973, Gram Parsons went on tour with his band, the Fallen Angels. That tour, which only lasted six weeks, has become something of a legend for fans of authentic country music. Local musician Casey James Prestwood, and his backing band The Burning Angels, paid tribute to the tour, song by song, at ... More >>
. In recent years, fall has come on with a vengeance: with uncharacteristically heavy rains and early snow, and winter has refused to leave. But this year it has felt more like we've been given a reprieve. That climate, that natural ambiance perfectly suited a place like Chautauqua Auditorium and a ... More >>
Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels just finished recording their new album, Honky Tonk Bastard World, in the Nashville home of revered designer Manuel Cuevas, whose iconic Nudie suits have been worn by an array of country legends. It's an ideal pairing for the two, as the former has steadi ... More >>
BLKHRTS (MIXTAPE RELEASE) @ MARQUIS | SAT, 7/27/13 BLKHRTS have crafted an utterly riveting hybrid sound that centers on retro-futuristic production that is both unique and progressive. Live, the crew brings an unbridled energy that's as ferocious as Onyx, as primal as Body Count and as frenzied and ... More >>
ADAM ANT @ OGDEN THEATRE | WEDS, 7/24/13 Adam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 58, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from year ... More >>
Monday, October 15, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
See Also: - Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys at Red Rocks, 7/18/12 - The Rebirth of Emmylou Harris - The Fray Scars & Stories: A track-by-track breakdown from Isaac Slade and Joe King Since first performing with Gram Parsons in Boulder in the early '70s (and getting fired), Emmylou Harris has pl ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>
If you're anything like us, streaming music services like Pandora or lastfm don't ever seem to really get things right. They're always cool for a little bit, but inevitably, they end up repeating things to the point we get bored. We'll turn on the radio here and there as well, but even our f ... More >>
Today is the anniversary of Elvis's death in 1977, and last week, an auction of possibly the most gruesome memorabilia of all time was planned to capitalize on the King's untimely demise. The very same autopsy/embalming tools used to prep the King's final appearance, plus the toe tag identify ... More >>
Thirty Tigers Records
Falling Apart at the Seams
Friday, June 6, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Dieselhed's Virgil Shaw's on his own these days, and happier than ever.
Garden Ruin (Quarterstick)
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere.
The Neon Steven EP (Self-released)
Saturday, November 13, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483; Sunday, November 14, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, 1-970-407-1322; Monday, November 15, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-447-0095; and Tuesday, November 16, Navajo Hogan, Colorado Springs, 303-443-2227.
Friday, September 3, Club 156, Boulder, 303-492-7704.
Return of the living Dead: What would Jerry do?
The Court and Spark unearths country rock's past to find its future.
The Angel of the Squared Circle (Cardboard Sangria)
Put Here to Bleed (In Music We Trust)
OME Banjo Company
Jason Ringenberg embraces his title as alt country's architect.
Barricades & Brickwalls (Warner Bros.)
Pneumonia (Lost Highway)
Former Byrd Roger McGuinn wants to keep folk aloft.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Richie Furay found something unexpected on his way to country-rock stardom: salvation.
Many important musicians won't be on stage in Boulder with Emmylou Harris -- but they'll be with her.
Return of the grievous angel--a tribute to Gram Parsons, The Road Kings, Paul Westerberg
Mar. 12 - 18, 1998
The vocalist reinvents herself on a new album.
THANKS TO JEFF TWEEDY AND WILCO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE EMBARRASSED TO LIKE COUNTRY ROCK ANYMORE.