PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | FRI-SUN, 8/29/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day e ... More >>
KBPI's first annual Locura Festival is slated to hit Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2. Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, and Volbeat are set to headline a bill that also includes HIM, Halestorm, All That Remains, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive an ... More >>
With two all-female shows, two very masculine comics and two actors from Back to the Future, July will serve up a buffet of comedy with something to suit almost any laughter palate. The squeaky-clean comedy of John Crist will satisfy those looking for less spicy options options, while the Fine Gentl ... 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 >>
JANE'S ADDICTION @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 5/29/12 Before closing out an hour-and-a-half long set last night, Jane's Addiction's frontman Perry Farrell told a packed Fillmore Auditorium: "I read a review of this tour. It was not good. It said, and I say verbatim, 'Jane's Addiction has no reason for ... More >>
It's a bit unnerving when Perry Farrell wants start your interview with him by asking you a question. You've got about thirty questions you want to ask the Jane's Addiction frontman and about ten minutes to do so, when all of the sudden, he asks you if you'd pick lemons off someone else's tree. Prob ... More >>
Tuesday, May 29, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Madonna, Jeff Mangum, the String Cheese Incident, Jane's Addiction, B.B. King and more were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent a ... More >>
Although Jane's Addiction has played New Year's stints at Belly Up in Aspen over the last few years, it's been close to three years since the band was in Denver with Nine Inch Nails. Live Nation just announced that Jane's will hit the Fillmore Auditorium on Tuesday, May 29 in support of the act's la ... More >>
What better time to take advantage of this city's proximity to the beautiful Rocky Mountains -- and some of the best skiing in the world -- than New Year's Eve? Keep reading for our list of the ten best ways to celebrate New Year's, mountain-style.
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambin ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Guns N' Roses is at 1STBANK Center in December, and in January, Wilco's at the Fillmore and the Jayhawks are due at the Ogden. Air Dubai, Gauntlet Hair, Ian Cooke and Jonny Barber & the Living Deads all got some spins on local rad ... More >>
While Jane's Addiction's fourth full-length, The Great Escape Artist, the follow-up to 2003's Strays, was originally slated to hit stores September 27, the album was pushed back to October 18. The just-released album art -- a semi-naked guy wearing a thong -- harks back somewhat to Perry Farrell an ... More >>
Just in time for its in-store tonight at Twist & Shout (6 p.m.) celebrating the release of its brand new album, Americana, out today on the band's own Slow and Shirley imprint, Rose Hill Drive just premiered a new video for the song "Psychoanalyst." The clip stars Josh Blue looking all sorts ... More >>
After selling out three nights at Red Rocks, Widespread Panic returns to the Pepsi Center for a two-night New Year's Eve run on Thursday, December 30, and Friday, December 31. Tickets are $61 and go on sale this Saturday, October 9, at noon and are available through TicketHorse. Speaking of ... More >>
It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular concert reviews from the Backbeat blog.
After Boulder's Rose Hill Drive played Led Zeppelin II in its entirety at the Boulder Theater last New Year's Eve, the band took a year-long hiatus. The band members made quite a few announcements saying they needed some time off to re-focus. Even so, there was some speculation that the act had b ... More >>
Neko Case (pictured) and Judy Collins headline Swallow Hill's RootsFestThis just in: Judy Collins and Neko Case will be headlining Swallow Hill's fourth annual RootsFest on Saturday, March 6 at Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Local favorites Paper Bird and Trace Bundy are also slated to perform at th ... More >>
NIN photo by Aaron ThackerayJane's Addiction & Nine Inch NailsTuesday, May 26, 2009 Fiddler's Green AmphitheatreBetter Than: Seeing Dave Navarro hanging out with porn stars. Near the end of Nine Inch Nail's set, frontman Trent Reznor said this current outing with Jane's Addiction would be NIN's ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayTrent Nails it. Will you be game tonight? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green. • An extended conversation with Tim Pourbaix. Today in Cafe Society: • Eight is enough at chef's table dinner at Strings. • Bu ... More >>
Tuesday, May 26, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Over the years, I've assembled a list of seven-inch singles I most want to secure for my home jukebox -- and near the top of the roster is the 1988 Jane's Addiction release that pairs "Mountain Song" with "Standing in the Shower Thinking." I see copies of it available online every six months or so, ... More >>
In addition to the My Bloody Valentine and Phish shows that we already reported, there were a lot of other concert announcements this week, including Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction at Fiddler's Green on Tuesday, May 26, Death Cab for Cutie at Red Rocks on Tuesday, July 14 and Rod Stewart at Fi ... More >>
101.5's Whip. The whispers about the impending demise of 101.5 FM, a station that calls itself "The Independent Alternative," continue unabated, and an incident that took place on August 14 won't squelch such gossip. A listener tells me the station went off the air for an hour and a half, from aro ... More >>
Detroit Cobras, Super 400 and Yerkish Friday, May 9 The Falcon You'd never know that Yerkish was missing a guitar player. Down an axeman, Nate Huisgen pulled double-duty -- not an easy task considering the band's complex song structures that border on math-rock. But with his creative approach, Huis ... More >>
Dave Navarro hosts the fourth annual Adult Film Star Ball.
It was one of those moments when a music fan can feel as if he's fallen through the looking glass. This morning, I had to dash to my neighborhood King Soopers, in the Ken-Caryl Ranch area, to pick up some orange juice and milk, and as I stepped inside, the song filling the store was "Been Caught Ste ... More >>
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