In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... 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 >>
Yngwie Malmsteen is a guitar god known for his supremely technical fretwork. The virtuosic guitarist burst into the world of international music in 1984 with Rising Force. At the age of seven, Malmsteen says, he saw a documentary about the death of Jimi Hendrix and was so taken in by his musical pow ... More >>
Party-obsessed rocker Andrew W.K. and bargain-obsessed actor William Shatner are both going to be in Denver on the same night, March 20. Let that soak into your cerebellum for a second. Do you drop acid and let James motherfucking Kirk expand your mind? Or do you soak your noggin in so much beer and ... More >>
Although classical guitarist Eliot Fisk and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell have known each other since they first met in Germany nearly 25 years ago, they've never performed together -- until now. Both are due for solo set tonight, January 20 at DU's Newman Center, where they'll join forces for ... More >>
Sandra Wong made a bold claim as she held the elaborate wooden instrument, an alien-looking contraption with 16 strings and a dense thicket of white keys: "Personally, I think if Bach had known about the nyckelharpa, he would have written unaccompanied sonatas for it," Wong told the small cro ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Be there or be square!
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite new releases from the past year.
The Museo's latest screenings take place inside and out.
Barrage unleashes the high-energy potential of violins.
From the week of December 26, 2002
From the week of June 21, 2001