Bassist Peter Hook, who played Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures at the Bluebird in 2011, returns to the area with his group, the Light, to perform New Order's Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies at the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, September 28. Tickets ($25.75) go on sale this Saturday, May 25. Con ... 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 ho ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Tom Murphy and I were sharing stories, and somehow we got on to the subject of Tornado Dream, a fascinating film chronicles the rise and fall of three great Denver bands, Rainbow Sugar, Orbit Service (an earlier incarnation; Randall Frazier has since brought the band back to ... More >>
Two new shows at MCA Denver focus on the environment.
Nathaniel Rateliff puts his voice in peril while other locals prove themselves worthy of national acclaim.
Laura Merage makes progress at her future art space.
MCA director Cydney Payton gathers seaside views in a beautiful group show.
All appearances to the contrary, Denver's latest zine has nothing to do with Japan.
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs
Ron Wohlauer memorial
Goodbye (Bella Union)
The Wohlauer memorial at CPAC provides a prelude to Denver's Month of Photography.
Short Stories (Twist and Shout Records)
The lowdown on the Music Showcase awards.
Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.
From the week of July 12, 2001
The city's ready to erase an illegal advertisement.
Exhibits at CPAC and Gallery M illuminate the effects of light in different ways.
Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.
Paint by numbers.
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.
The Czars make some of Denver's most beautiful noises.