There's a Marc Maron joke about expensive audio equipment. He wants to buy a $10,000 amp Jack White has, but decides against it because he feels every time he plays his guitar with it he would just think, "No, this doesn't sound like $10,000." It was that joke that stuck in my head as I wandered ar ... More >>
Jack White has just released the second music video from this year's Lazeretto, and it's set right here in Denver. The clip was filmed during White's stop through town last month at the Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel. The art-deco bar provides the backdrop for a pensive White ordering a drink and f ... More >>
About twenty minutes before Jack White took the stage at Red Rocks, a hard rain started falling and lightning flashed to the east. Fog machines on the stage were fired up and the wind was blowing the haze, tinted hues of blue from the stage lights, around. For a moment it looked the Do Lung Bridge s ... More >>
This week's crop of shows includes a busy lineup at the big venues, including guitar heaven at Fiddler's Green with ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. Elsewhere, the Coathangers return to Denver after a short time away, Styrofoam Sanchez plays Rhinoceropolis and, yes, Huey Lewis and the News are in Colorado. T ... More >>
Some gentlemen put a great deal of effort into making their fashion look effortless, while for others style seems to come naturally. This is the case with sociology major Spenser White, who is studying at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Continue reading to find out what instrument he plays, ... More >>
Saturday, March 23, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Summer's over -- well, at least according to the time-tested, seasonal benchmark, the annual passing of Labor Day. Of course it still feels like we might burst into flames at any moment, but whatever. The Taste of Colorado has foist its parade of also-rans upon us and Phish has now come and gone, bo ... More >>
Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>
See also: - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows ... More >>
JACK WHITE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8.8.12 See Also: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax "There's not enough oxygen here," Jack White said about half an hour into his set last night at Red Rocks. "I got to keep telling my lungs to breathe, and I haven't talked to my lun ... More >>
Before his sold-out concert tonight at Red Rocks, Jack White played a last-minute outdoor show this afternoon outside Isdajo Automotive. The show was announced via the Third Man Records Twitter account just thirty minutes before the first song, but enough people saw it to attract quite an audience f ... More >>
Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>
A fresh batch of new shows announced this week, including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller at Red Rocks, the Head and the Heart and Blitzen Trapper at the Boulder Theater, Kimbra at the Ogden Theatre, Shinedown and Godsmack at Comfort Dental and Steve Vai at the Ogden. Page down for a full rundown plus lo ... More >>
Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>
While the concert announcements have started tapering off a bit, there's still some big shows that have been announced, including Gotye's Red Rocks show in August, Channel 93.3's Big Gig in September featuring Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, the Hives, the Wombats and others at Red Rocks. Also, Matisyahu ... More >>
And it don't stop. Another batch of great shows announced this week, including Rise Against, who's due for a pair of back-to-back nights at the Fillmore in September, as well as Peter Gabriel, who will be performing his album So in its entirety a few nights later at Red Rocks. Wait, there's more: th ... More >>
Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>
A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will b ... More >>
Music sales were slow last week. Jack White's debut solo album, Blunderbuss took the top spot with 138,000 copies sold -- that's less than half of what Madonna 's new one, MDNA , shifted its first week on the chart this time last month: 359,000 (although sales subsequently plummeted the following w ... More >>
And the shows just keep coming. Red Rocks, which is on pace for a record season this year, added a pair of dates from My Morning Jacket, while tickets for the Beach Boys show are finally going on sale. The biggest concert news this week is Nicki Minaj, who is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mil ... More >>
Oh, man, just when you think the upcoming concert season couldn't get any more stacked there's even more new shows to look forward to. We've received word that Die Antwoord is finally making its way to Denver on Monday, August 6, along with dates with Jack White, Andrew Bird, Sublime with Rome, Five ... More >>
In the over half a decade LoDo's Rockmount Ranch Wear has been in business, the company has had the time to brush elbows with quite a few celebrities. Stars like Elvis, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie have all been seen sporting Rockmount's unique brand of western wear, which will be the subject o ... More >>
Jack White has been a busy bee lately, producing records for Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and now, Jerry Lee Lewis. We're starting to get the feeling he might view himself as a sort of Rick Rubin-type character, but instead of making older musicians darker and more introspective, he's just mak ... More >>
Although she started out as a country singer, it didn't take Wanda Jackson long to learn the ways of rock and roll though some encouragement of a young Elvis Presley. Just out of high school, Jackson toured with Elvis during the mid '50s and soon became the first lady of rock and roll and roc ... More >>
The National and Sharon Van Etten recorded a song for the Win Win soundtrack. It leaked yesterday, but Fox Searchlight has pretty well scrubbed the legal-ish streams. Regardless, the two artists are a good fit, Matt Berninger's sleepy baritone makes a seamless companion for Van Etten's own ho ... More >>
Meg and Jack White officially called it quits today via announcement on their web site. On balance, we'd describe this as not a huge development, considering they haven't released any new material in three and a half years and they're nearly ten years on the downhill side of their creative pe ... More >>
Floria Sigismondi Founded in 2009, the Dead Weather had a bit of a leg up for a new band. But then all its members came together from other well-known projects: Jack White, who decided to take up the drums once again for this band, is famous, of course, for his stints in the White Stripes an ... More >>
Saturday, July 17, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.
Jon SolomonThe Dead Weather, Tyvek The Ogden August 17, 2009 Better Than: Porn What's your Jack White flavor? Are you a vanilla fan, a consumer of the pale white God of garage rock, or would you prefer vintage chocolate Jack, shy and drinking moonshine? Or perhaps you're interested in our ... More >>
Wednesday, June 10, Paramount Theatre, 1-866-461-6556.
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Saturday, July 30, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
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Tuesday, June 8, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984
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