FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>
In recent years, there have been plenty of complaints about the supposedly intrusive nature of airport searches conducted by Transportation Security Administration personnel. Now, however, Highlands Ranch mom Jamelyn Steenhoek has filed a criminal complaint with Denver police accusing one agent of ... More >>
Railroad Earth return to the area to play a two-night stand at the Fillmore on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18. General admission tickets (.$27.50/$30 and $50 two-day) go on sale this Friday, November 1, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs a ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will be finishing our count down of the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, we take a look back at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-night musical event in June 1969 that culminated with the final appearance of the Jimi Hendrix Experien ... More >>
This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>
Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>
Oh, the magic of sibling collaboration. Why band members seem more interesting when they are related, we're not sure, but Los Angeles folk-ish brother-sister duo Belle Brigade definitely have that going for them. Beyond that, they also carry some Joe Cocker coolness through sister-half Barbar ... More >>
He's the last Corey left standing.The Colorado Medical Marijuana Festival, taking place on Sunday, May 30, at Longmont's Radisson Hotel (click here for details), has several unusual attributes. For one thing, says event organizer Sean Bookman, the get-together will feature an on-site "medici ... More >>
As part of The Wall's thirtieth anniversary, Roger Waters is bringing the Pink Floyd rock opera in all its epic glory to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, November 23 with a new band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production. Waters has performed The Wall, which is still among the Top 5 best ... More >>
This year's Red Rocks line-up has been filling in rather nicely, and there's been a few more additions this week, including a second Sting date that's been added, Blues Traveler's annual Fourth of July show, the Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Reggae on the Rocks, Celtic Woman and To ... More >>
It's only right that the Denver Film Society's Film on the Rocks series should f√™te Woodstock's 40th anniversary, considering that the event, the music and the movie have become inseparably melded in our collective consciousness over time. Besides, FOTR is all about a similar gestalt -- so o ... 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 >>
Run for your life if you can, little girl: Julie Taymorís í60s-set musical is a bust.
Wednesday, May 31, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
The Lone Wolves of 2005
The Hold Steady holds court at Littleton High School.
Jason Hill thinks Louis XIV deserves to be rock royalty.
Studio 150 (V2)
New music from area artists
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Six actors make beautiful music together in Duets.
Making music helped Cindy Bullens face her daughter's death. Now she's helping others do the same.
When it comes to Janis Joplin's music, there's not all that much to rediscover.
A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.
From body bags to gang shootings, artist Bill Potts has seen the horror--and held on to the dream.
Trumpeter Herb Alpert is uninterested in returning to Tijuana.