Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Radiohead, Roger Waters, the Descendants and Los Lobos were announced. Nautical Mile, Tennis, Churchill and Dressy Bessy got spins on local radio. And new and recent releases from Tom Waits, Wale a ... 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 >>
If we know you (and let's face it -- we know you well, probably better than your mom), your plans for Halloween have already begun to take shape. Yes? Well, before you move that entry from pencil to ink on your calendar, there are a few more enticing options to consider at 3 Kings Tavern. On Satur ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>
Hope you're not expecting to see Jim McTurnan & the Kids that Killed the Man anytime soon. If you are, you're going to be a little disappointed. Dude's laid up on injured reserve for the immediate future while he heals up from a broken arm.
Hindershot (due tonight at 3 Kings Tavern with Force Publique, Achille Lauro and The Show is the Rainbow) started out with songs lead singer and guitarist Stuart Confer wrote in his bedroom a few years before. In just over a year, Hindershot became one of the more popular bands associated wit ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, this August, Christie Front Drive is getting back together once again for old time's sake at the Larimer Lounge and Stiff Little Fingers are stopping by the Summit Music Hall. On local radio, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Mesita, Pacif ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, the Avett Brothers announced another Colorado date on July 8 at the Boulder Theater the night before their sold-out Red Rocks show, the FMQB Triple A Conference is returning to the Fox, Diana Ross is due at Wells Fargo in Septemb ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, we've received word that Lil Wayne is coming to town in August, followed by Santana and George Lopez, who are coming to Red Rocks in September. On local radio, Novus Folium, Justin Roth and Elephant Revival got spins. Meanwh ... 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 >>
Streaming now: Watch Jim McTurnan & the Kids that Killed the Man track at Side 3 Studios, home of the revolving control room where Kayne West once held court Earlier this year, we presented our Class of 2011 list featuring the acts we thought were worth keeping an eye on in the coming year. As part ... More >>
Christine CoolJim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man, the subject of this week's feature, will officially release its debut album, Joie De Vivre, on Saturday at the hi-dive. It's a thrilling nine track affair, clocking in at just under thirty minutes. McTurnan told us he set out to make ... More >>
Melissa IveyA festival that began in Los Angeles a decade ago, the International Pop Overthrow now goes down throughout the year in over a dozen cities in North America, highlighting acts from each local music community.
A.H. Goldstein UMS Travelogue, Day Three 7.24.10, Baker District/South Broadway I decided to change my pattern for my third crawl along Broadway for the UMS. I'd started late on Thursday and Friday nights, checking out the first venues at 10 p.m. at the earliest. I wanted to get a head star ... More >>
Photo courtesy of MSTRKRFT There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are wo ... More >>
IMPORTANT SCHEDULING UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control (and, more to the point, frontman Chris Fogal's) TAUNTAUN will not be performing in the 6:15 - 7 p.m. slot at Broadway's tomorrow. While Fogal is resting his aching back ("I would tough it out," he assures us, "but the problem is t ... More >>
Gabriel Rovick And Ryan James (Focus 4 Design) The complete lineup for Showcase has been finalized, and all that's left to do now is countdown the days until the sixteenth annual Westword Music Showcase takes place on Saturday, June 19. Nearly a hundred local acts (well over a hundred if y ... More >>
Courtesy of For Pop Sake The band hasn't played a show yet. In fact, it's only practiced four times. So why do we care about For Pop Sake already? It's partly the pedigree: John Fate, formerly of the Pseudo Dates and currently of Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man, alerted us to hi ... More >>
We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This weekend's m ... More >>
It's that time again. Next Thursday night, the Denver Film Festival kicks off. Although the various films are clearly the main draw, by no means are they the only attraction. As in years past, the real excitement takes place after the screenings. For those who are unable to get their hands on an ... More >>
Doug BeamEverything Absent or Distorted (a love story), The Knew, Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man October 24, 2009 Bluebird Theater Just Like: Heaven This was the final moment of Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story), the last song in a too-short set that was just long enou ... More >>
From the sounds of it, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel isn't the only Denver outfit wowing folks in New York. We just received the link to this clip of Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man's performance last night at the Alphabet Lounge. Evidently, McTurnan really digs Gotham, likens it t ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and ... More >>
Monotonix set off the SoCo stage. Elsewhere: See reviews and photos from Day One. We're back on the Rocks for what, so far anyway, is looking to be a much more pleasant day than Saturday. In case you missed yesterday's festivities, it was viciously cold and wet, and not at all conducive to ... More >>
The Photo AtlasFor almost three decades, the CMJ Music Marathon has grown into a monster of a music outing, right up there with South By Southwest. Started in 1980 as a way for industry folks to discover bands on the college radio charts, the CMJ Music Marathon went from just a few venues in New ... More >>
It's the frozen slider of royalty.Betcha Harold and Kumar are gonna be pissed. Today in Cafe Society: • The ten worst burger ideas ever. • Jason Sheehan keeps the home fires burning in Best Food Writing. • Part two: Chef and Tell with Tyler Wiard of Elway's. • El Toro a must-stop on ... More >>
Update: Just in case you haven't been keeping tabs, this year's Monolith line-up has been shaping up rather nicely. On May 18, the masterminds of Monolith began revealing the line-up for the third annual two-day indie-centric music festival every two hours on Twitter and Facebook. Some folks found t ... More >>
David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark in the fleshThe picture above pretty much tells the tale of last night's Westword Music Showcase Awards -- drunk and debaucherous. Everyone (well, we think everyone -- we didn't exactly take a formal poll or anything) had a pretty swell time. Hugs were smiles ... More >>
For those of you that managed to catch the show last night, apologies for the train wreck that was the segue (ahem, read dead-air) between the first and second song and the second and third song. Evidently, there was some button on the board that wasn't engaged, which caused us to inexplicably recei ... More >>
Potential is flowering. Today in Cafe Society: • Something's cooking in Summit County. • Cinco or swim today. • Drinking Goat at the Goat. • Frasca finally opens for lunch -- for two days only. • Denver's best female chefs wowed at Women Cook! Today in Backbeat Online: • Black Market ... More >>
From the soggy, cold weather to being under, uh, well, the weather until today -- which, incidentally, also accounts for why this week's episode of Moving Pictures wasn't posted until today -- it was a pretty miserable weekend. Fortunately, the music was delightful, as always, which more than made u ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were playing this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colo ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were playing this week. We're currently tracking the playlists for five different shows: Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and the ... More >>
All right, so we've reached the end of another work week in the Mile High City. While we can no longer brag about having the best selling band in the country, from what we can tell, Denver music is still on the minds and in the ears of at least a few prominent folks in what's left of the industry. T ... More >>
Punk not your thing? A little too loud for you, you say? No worries. There's tons of other great music for you to catch tonight. Across from 3 Kings, over at the hi-dive, Curious Yellow makes its valiant return to the scene after a four- year hiatus, with the Still City (members of which are moonlig ... More >>
I just received an email from Cowboy Curse's Benjamin Bergstrand, hipping me to an exciting showcase of frontmen-turned-singer-songwriters, coming up at the Meadowlark. Jonathan Bitz and the gang at the 'Lark have always gone out of their way to spotlight the talent of local sad bastards, but this o ... More >>
Photo: Laurie Scavo This next news comes with more than a hint of sadness. With a notable amount of rueful displeasure we bring you word of another stellar Denver band reaching the end of its road. After some deliberation, the members of Cat-A-Tac have decided to part ways. That's the bad news. ... More >>
Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite local releases of the year.
Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite local releases of the year.
Out of the bag.