EOTO started as a String Cheese Incident side project between Michael Travis and Jason Hann, a studio musician who also played with Dr. Dre and was a member of Isaac Hayes's band. Out of the practicality of the living situations of both musicians, EOTO began as more of an electronic project that ini ... More >>
John Digweed is a twenty-year veteran of the international DJ scene. As such, his story is punctuated by numerous high points. Among them: pioneering the art of the mix album with longtime DJ partner Sasha on Renaissance: The Mix Collection; refining it with the classic Northern Exposure chill-out t ... More >>
While a number of local dance clubs have changed names and concepts over the years to stay fresh, there are some standbys that have stuck to a tried-and-true formula that keeps people coming back. There are also some newer spots that have opened in the last few years. Whatever the case, here are the ... More >>
Friday, October 21, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.
Thursday, August 4, Beta, 303-383-1909.
Paleo (performing tonight at the Hi-Dive with Glowing House and John Davey) is the chosen stage name for David Strackany, a singer-songwriter who once lived out of his car while traveling the country and playing hundreds of shows. There isn't much to his music in the way of instrumentation or ... More >>
John Digweed needs no introduction.Ask someone who doesn't know anything about electronic music to name a big DJ, and odds are, they'll pick John Digweed's name out of the crowd. He played the Big Name DJ (as himself, of course) way back in 2000 in the raver flick Groove, and he hasn't lost a ... More >>
John Digweed.Like it or not, John Digweed helped bring electronic music to the masses in the late '90s; his residency at Twilo in New York City with fellow DJ Sasha helped blow up the electronica scene, and Digweed's appearance in films like Groove sealed the deal. He'll be coming to Beta on ... More >>
Saturday, June 11, Beta, 303-383-1909.
The Mile High Music Fest returns to Dick's with Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray. With so many music festivals to fill up your summer and drain your pocketbook, we put together a handy rundown of Denver's fests, in order of their appearance on your calendar. Which are you looking most forward to ... More >>
What you missed while you were eulogizing baseball season ... Thursday: As usual, the weekend started early for westword.com, with DJ John Digweed's set at Beta. Cory Casciato reviews; Chad Fahnestock checks in with photos (including the one above).
Everybody get your blog on/Everybody, everybody get your blog on Today on Backbeat Online, Cory Casciato reviews John Digweed's set at Beta, and Dave Herrera unearths some old recordings from Rainbow Music Hall. Meanwhile, on a much prettier blog called Cat's Pajamas, Aubrey Shoe previews an upcom ... More >>
"Does this mean I need to find a real job?" Here's a user-friendly guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were reeling in shock and horror at the news that the end of era was coming with the impending cancellation of MTV's TRL...
Owsley's Golden Road
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Sometimes, you can judge a book by it's cover -- or an album, at least. A look at thirteen soul-blues albums, a genre that's mastered the art of capturing the record's flavor with a perfect cover.
Saturday, July 7, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.
Saturday, March 10, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.
Thursday, July 1, the Church, 303-832-3528.
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Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.