Todd Snider is one of America's most gifted storytellers. The songwriter, who first gained notice in the mid '90s with the song "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," writes the kind of songs that can both cut you to the bone and make you laugh at the same time. He has a knack for exploring and expres ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 8/17/13 Five Iron Frenzy began life in 1995, as the side project of a long-forgotten thrash-metal-and-industrial band called Exhumator. Ahead of the ska revival of the mid-'90s, Exhumator's members wanted to play music that was inherently fun, positive and upl ... More >>
The folks at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival up in Lyons have announced the lineup for this year's festival, which is slated to take place from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. The acts this year include John Prine, Patty Griffin, Colin Meloy of the Decemb ... More >>
We Were All Like Whatever
So this one summer before New Kids on the Block made all the girls (who are all middle aged moms now -- meditate on that for a minute) swoon like no other, the dudes did an in-store at the mall in Cheyenne. I was there. My best friend was a DJ at the station presenting the meet and greet, and so we ... More >>
It's not that tough to get Todd Snider to tell a story. The folksinger/guitarist is all about the power of a good narrative, and it's no wonder considering his influences. Even before issuing his 1994 debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, Snider followed the path of legendary folkies like Ramblin ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>
See Also: - Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys at Red Rocks, 7/18/12 - The Rebirth of Emmylou Harris - The Fray Scars & Stories: A track-by-track breakdown from Isaac Slade and Joe King Since first performing with Gram Parsons in Boulder in the early '70s (and getting fired), Emmylou Harris has pl ... More >>
It's a bit ironic that Shooter Jennings (due at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill on Friday, May 4), the son of country singers Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, would make what he calls his "most country record to date" in New York. But that's essentially what happened. Shortly after moving to N ... More >>
Alison Krauss & Union StationGoing strong for nearly four decades, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival just announced that Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, John Prine, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Leftover Salmon, Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio, Punch Brothers, P ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Brad Paisley's at the Pepsi Center in January, Salt-n-Pepa's at the Gothic in December and Donavon Frankenreiter comes to town in March. Air Dubai, In the Whale, Jen Korte and Saints got spins on local radio. And new and recent re ... More >>
Country superstars George Strait and Reba McEntire have sold close to 125 million records. combined. In his career, which spans more than three decades, Strait has had more number-one singles than Elvis, and his latest effort, Twang, debuted at the number-one slot on Billboard's Top Country A ... More >>
Nearly a year after helping break in in the remodeled 1STBANK Center last March, Furthur, fronted by Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, is slated to return for another three-night stand on Friday, February 11, through Sunday, February 13. Reserved and general-admission tickets, which range from $55 to $ ... More >>
The thick and sludgy new album from the Melvins, The Bride Screamed Murder, released last week on Ipecac, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and came in fourth at Twist & Shout for the week ending June 6. Jack Johnson's new platter, To the Sea, meanwhile, released last week on his Bru ... 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?" So 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 ... More >>
As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!
Monday, November 16, Buell Theatre, 1-877-234-8425.
The biggest news of the week in Denver music was obviously the Fray being the biggest selling band in the country. But aside from that, there was a ton of other news, like word of SleeperHorse parting ways, Gregory Alan Isakov touring with Brandi Carlile, Single File being featured on Spin.com, the ... More >>
It's a day that probably won't live in infamy. But you never know... Today in Backbeat Online: • The Fray tops Billboard 200. • The Decemberists, Thievery Corporation, John Prine shows announced. • Young Coyotes to release pair of EPs next month. • Watch DJ Chonz mix live every day at 11 ... More >>
Friday, June 6, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
From the classroom to the stage, this troubadour is molding young minds.
With over a dozen songs licensed to television, he's ready for his close-up.
Out on Bail escapes the alt-country cage with its conviction intact.
Live From Ebbets Field brings classic concerts back to life.
Oakhurst injects roots rock with a heady dose of bluegrass.
Tony Rock proves it runs in the family.
Saturday, December 4, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Friday, August 20, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984; Saturday, August 21, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Aussie Kasey Chambers is more country than most of her American counterparts.
Mark Merryman keeps it real in the face of conspicuous Californication.
Concerts for a Landmine Free World (Vanguard)
The Kudzu Kings' hybrid country takes root across America.
Susan Tedeschi is painting the radio dial blue.
Singer-songwriter Micah Ciampa proves that good music can be made on a low budget.
The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love of A3 preaches the American gospel in a rather foreign tongue.
A REMINDER FROM KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: HIS LIFE ISN'T ONLY AN ACT.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.