When you're near the top of the grassy slope at Fiddler's Green, the massive stage below dominates the foreground. It has hosted Bob Dylan, John Denver, Lollapalooza (back when it was still a touring event), Wiz Khalifa and plenty more, but in 1982 that stage was just an asphalt thumbprint next to t ... More >>
After ongoing discussions for the past few months, AEG Live Rocky Mountains has finalized a fifteen-year deal with the Museum of Outdoor Arts to take over Fiddler's Green, the 18,000-seat Greenwood Village amphitheatre that opened in 1989 and recently reverted back to its original name after stints ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Grab your party shoes, kids. Andrew W.K. is coming back to Denver. In honor of the ten year anniversary of I Get Wet (hands up if you can believe it's already been a decade since dude first hit the scene), Mr. Party Hard is bringing his party to the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, March 20. Brace yours ... More >>
Just before the holidays, the Fray offered another peek of its upcoming album, Scars & Stories, the follow-up to the act's eponymous sophomore release from 2009. While the record's first single, "Heartbeat," debuted this past October and has already charted, the Denver-based quartet recently ... More >>
Live Nation Entertainment, which now houses Ticketmaster, House of Blues and Ticketweb has announced a partnership with the Universal Music Group to create a joint-venture management company for managing and strengthening the label's acts. This is the first time a major label has teamed up di ... More >>
With her classical training and her background singing country music, Lizzy Allen brings impressive chops to her role in Vitamins, which got its start in Greeley. And tonight at Red Rocks, she'll be putting that talent to work with the Flaming Lips, who have asked her once again to provide backing v ... More >>
When Westword moved into its first office, at 1439 Market Street, lower downtown was not known as LoDo. In 1977, this part of town was not a hip entertainment district. It was an old warehouse area, with a scattering of working-man's bars and a handful of businesses that had been operating fo ... More >>
Renee Herlocker loves sticks and balls.Last October, we introduced you to Renee Herlocker, the former Denver Broncos cheerleader who'd just been named the Ultimate Spike Girl by the cable network of the same name. But she had more to talk about than winning the contest, and the Spike correspo ... More >>
When Soda Jerk Presents started booking punk and hardcore shows in 1997, its main venues were Club 156 on the CU-Boulder campus and Tulagi's. Since then, company, headed up by owner Mike Barsch went on to book shows at the Raven and Rock Island, before buying The Cat, and for the past four ye ... More >>
Renee Herlocker loves sticks and balls. Spike TV markets itself as television for dudes -- horny dudes, presumably. No wonder the net has just-completed a search for the "Ultimate Spike Girl," a babe who embodies every male fantasy and is willing to parade her assets around for fans of erecti ... More >>
Don't let the tight jeans and thick-rimmed glasses fool you. The brothers who make up The Knux were raised about as far away from the suburbs as you can get: New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Still, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio (aka Kentrell and Alvin Lindsey) found their sound by listening to just a ... More >>
It's official: The nation's (not to mention Denver's) highly competitive live concert business just got a little less, well, competitive. Live Nation today announced that it will purchase House of Blues Entertainment for $350 million in cold, hard cash. As part of the deal, Live Nation will presum ... More >>
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Barry Fey shows no fear of a Clear Channel planet.
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Mark Schlereth tries to balance local radio with a rising TV career.
Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.
A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.
Eulipions money set aside for theater may go to fund other black arts groups.
The Flying Dog Brewery throws local musicians a bone.
The Aggie Theater may trade the PA for pool tables.
The steel wheels keep turning in the DMC turntable battles.
Phil Coulter doesn't just wear green on St. Patrick'd Day.
Denver's radio shakeup may leave some big names without a home.
Chief Broom disbands; Dave Baker thinks big; the latest in music Web sites.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Josie Kreuzer gives rockabilly a new twang.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
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