Real life stops at Ride festival . Sheer rock faces in the distance and a heavily forested backdrop for the small wooden stage make it easy to feel a sense of escape for a weekend. No wi-fi signal, no cell phones out, with the focus on music and the people around you -- the way a music festival shou ... More >>
A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows from the Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple and more were announced; Musketeer Gripweed, Hot Robots, and Broken Tongues got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj, the Shins a ... More >>
We're blessed to be living in the best city in America.Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, St. Vincent is due at the Boulder Theater, followed by DeVotchKa who also appear there later in the month, as well as the Ogden, and Why? at the Gothic Theater. On local radio, Bop ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, Portishead hits the 1STBANK Center, Bring Me the Horizon comes to the Fillmore, and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is due at the Bluebird. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Veronica and Andy Hackbarth got some spins. Meanwhile ... More >>
Photo courtesy Denver Int'l AirportIf you think about it, Santa is kind of like God: He's omniscient (he knows when you are sleeping), he's omnipresent (how else does he deliver presents to everyone except for kids in third-world countries all in one night?), not to mention he sits in judgmen ... More >>
Mutemath kicks off its North American tour this fall in support of the release of its forthcoming album, Armistice, which hits the stores August 18. Along the way, the New Orleans-based rockers will stop at the Ogden Theatre Wednesday, October 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 3 at 10 am. Brooklyn ... More >>
Just received an advance of KBCO's Studio C 20th Anniversary Edition. The 38-song two-disc set, celebrating two decades of in-studio performances, gathers tracks from a few of the usual suspects (Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow), alongside some rare gems from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Dr. John an ... More >>
Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Breakfast in Bed
Time Life Records
Fast reviews of recent releases
Public (Blue Note)
For Al Kraizer, the LoDo Music Festival is a labor of love — in more ways than one.
The LoDo Music Fest rocks on.
Deadheads pick up the tie-dyed banner
Toby and the Big Top comes alive
At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers.
And All That Could Have Been (Nothing)
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe
(Skaggs Family Records)
The members of Camper Van Beethoven are talking -- and touring -- again a decade after an acrimonious breakup.
Longtime Denver favorite Nina Storey keeps her budding success in perspective.
A chromosome-challenged critic gets in touch with his feminine side.
Neko Case aims to shake up the world of country music.
Nina Storey is moving into one of her career's most important chapters.
July 16 - 22, 1998
Thanks to a little help from a famous friend, Steve Poltz is finally being taken seriously.
The peak performances by Colorado artists in 1997.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Reports of Prince's creative death have been greatly exaggerated.
Watch out, Dean and Rog. The other radio creeps are creeping up on you.
HERE'S WHAT GRAMMY HOPEFULS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR.
NPR, IN A SLASH-AND-BURN MODE, CUTS E-TOWN ADRIFT.
HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT SUMMER CONCERT FOR YOU.