In what's now become an annual tradition for us, we asked a few members of Team Backbeat to take time to reflect on the albums they're thankful for this Thanksgiving. Kyuss isn't a band to listen to through on headphones. Ideally, you blast them on a warm, vintage stereo system, or through your c ... More >>
MUSE at PEPSI CENTER | 9/17/13 A Muse show is never short on spectacle and stunning visuals, and this Pepsi Center date was no exception. One of the most impressive moments came at the beginning of "Sunburn" when a single turquoise beam came down from the ceiling to a sphere held by Matthew Bellamy, ... More >>
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | THURS, 8/15/13 A six-year hiatus hasn't made Queens of the Stone Age forget its roots. The earnest full-length album ...Like Clockwork, released earlier this year, is a long-awaited return to the spotlight, and it proves that the band hasn't lost its flair for ' ... More >>
ARCTIC MONKEYS @ THE OGDEN THEATRE, 5/28/13 During the decade Arctic Monkeys have been together and the seven years of space since their debut album, the guys have exchanged their polos for panache. While their lyrics continue to question their lives and loves, the stage is reserved for charm. They ... More >>
Maybe it's just because we're claustrophobic and get all sorts of anxious being pressed in by tight crowds, but the thought of being trampled seems more than a little unnerving, which is precisely why we always avoid Black Friday. But being trampled by turtles, on the other hand, well, now that just ... More >>
Tuesday, January 8, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.
In 1984, Soundgarden (due at Red Rocks tonight with The Mars Volta) started out as a three piece with Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Within a year, the trio recruited Scott Sundquist to play drums, so that Cornell could cultivate his skills ... More >>
Queens of the Stone Age, who will re-release an expanded and remastered edition of its self-titled debut, visits the Ogden Theatre on Friday, April 8, as part of short tour that only includes fourteen North American dates. On this tour, Josh Homme and company will be playing the entire firs ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Them Crooked Vultures • Mini Mansions Fillmore Auditorium | 4.19.10 The rawk fist (index and pinky for horns, thumb tucked) is a tricky little bugger. It's a totally sincere expression of rock-induced euphoria with all the subtlety of a billy club. Them Crooked Vultures earned th ... More >>
When explaining why there weren't too many rock and roll tunes on Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut, singer and guitarist Josh Homme says, "Let's just try to steamroll everybody with dark heavier music." With former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jo ... More >>
Have you gotten your fill of Josh Homme today, what with Record Store Day video featuring the Queens of the Stone Age frontman and the in-depth Q&A we posted with him earlier this morning? Hope not, because we've got some more Homme coming your way. How about a pair of tickets to see Them Crooked ... More >>
As if playing in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters wasn't enough for Dave Grohl, he teamed up with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queen of the Stone Age's Joshua Homme to form Them Crooked Vultures in 2009. The Vultures, who released their self-titled debut this past November, descend upon the Fil ... More >>
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Fast reviews of recent releases
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Death by Sexy (Downtown)
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From the week of September 1, 2005
Under the Drone shreds stoner-rock conventions.
Wednesday, May 25, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Lullabies to Paralyze (Interscope)
Saturday, September 4, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Between Mondo Generator and Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Oliveri has the schedule from hell -- and he loves making it worse.
Scott Campbell moves down the road and away from the 15th Street Tavern.
The Queens of the Stone Age find tipped-out serenity in their private desert oasis.