New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Death Cab for Cutie is due at Red Rocks in August with Frightened Rabbit, preceded by O.A.R. in July, while Ben Folds stops by the Ogden in July and Queensryche plays the Theatre in September. ... More >>
While recording songs for Jim Sampas' documentary about Jack Kerouac, Son Volt's Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard realized they both shared an affinity for the famed Beat writer. After recording songs for the film, the pair continued to work on songs using words from Kerouac' ... More >>
Saturday, February 7, Soiled Dove Underground, 303-366-0007.
This week's Beatdown deals with the whole idea of talking during shows, as it seems like a fairly frequent occurrence regardless of who's performing. I offered up a few viable theories as to why it happens and asserted that, for the most part, I sincerely don't believe that anyone truly intends to ... More >>
Harmony Korine creates a Neverland for celeb impersonators in the singular and sincere Mister Lonely.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
In Songcatcher, the music of Appalachia comes alive.
Mar. 5 - 11, 1998
Onetime Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin makes tradition sound new again.
In a cynical world, Iris DeMent struggles to maintain her virtue.
THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.