It's another busy week here in Denver: The wildest in the Hank Williams lineage plays tonight at the Ogden, Keys N Krates returns with a set at Cervantes' Other Side and indie mainstay Of Montreal plays the Bluebird. There are plenty more -- the rest of our picks follow.
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>
See also: Hank 3 at Boulder Theatre, 9/4/12 Hank 3 has one of the most unimpeachable country music pedigrees of anyone alive: His grandfather is the late Hank Williams Sr., one of the pioneers of both country and rock and roll, and his farther is Hank Williams Jr. To his credit, Hank 3 has never re ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, December shows by Beats Antique and Pretty Lights were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Veronica, Vices I Admire, INCA and Hazel Miller all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and re ... More >>
Hank Williams tribute 'Hank Fest 8' at Bender's TavernEvery week, in an effort to pay tribute to those dedicated to the time tested way of promoting shows by hanging up posters, we make our way around the Mile High City to take a gander at all the eye candy affixed to light posts and su ... More >>
Kurt CobainHow do you honor a musician when awards and certifications aren't enough? By naming something in his honor, of course -- be it a bridge, a street, an asteroid or even a whole day after the guy. But in naming something after a musician, it's easy to forget that while in some cases t ... More >>
Pork NoseFree Fallin'!Okay, pretend we're taking a road trip together. (Yes, we know this is unlikely what with gas prices being the way the are now all all, not to mention, we'd need a troop transport or something to chauffeur us -- but work with us here, will ya?) What tunes would make for an ulti ... More >>
The above clip probably offers a better introduction to this article than we ever could: "(Hank Williams) is a feller that writes just as many songs as most anybody in the country, and sings them just as well, when it comes to the country style on singing." Oh, right, and all that country singing ... More >>
Black Heart Blue
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
The Rotten Gamblers and others celebrate Hank Williams.
Wednesday, November 30, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
The spirit of the lonesome Mr. Williams pervades Hankfest.
Americana music gets its due from this duo.
This Right Here Is Buck 65 (V2)
Ten High Bourbon Whiskey and 7-Up
Finally! (Big Bender Records)
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams
Maher keeps on joking
Don's Club Tavern
Fall provides one last chance to do the yard-sale dance.
Barricades & Brickwalls (Warner Bros.)
Lovesick, Broke and...Driftin' (Curb)
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Timeless (Lost Highway)
Buddy & Julie Miller (HighTone)
The Denver Barn Dance
George & James and Stars & Hank Forever!
(East Side Digital)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams shine a light on vintage country.
Hank Williams III hopes to do it his way, with or without Nashville's help.
Johnny Dowd, Dublin to Dakar, Afro-Celt Sound System, Andrea Bocelli, The Beautiful South
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
Lucinda Williams took years to complete her acclaimed new album -- and it was time well-spent.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williamsand what's wrong about country music today.
August 27 - September 2, 1998
Fort Collins's Armchair Martian is ready to take its sound nationwide.
Hardrock Gunter: From rockabilly pioneer to insurance agent to rock-and-roll legend.