FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE, RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 Last year's Big Gigantic date at Red Rocks was the best EDM shows of the year in this state, and that speaks volumes, given how many stellar acts there were to choose from. The feeling of hometown pride, in both the band and the crowd, was ... More >>
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND @ BOULDER THEATER | THU, 9/12 The Preservation Hall got its start at the legendary New Orleans venue that it's named after over five decades ago. The group has gone through many line-up changes over the last fifty years with some of the group's elders passing the torch to ... More >>
The Ozzman cometh to the Pepsi Center in FebruaryOzzy Osbourne, who just launched a column in Rolling Stone called Ask Dr. Ozzy, in which he offers health and diet tips (no, really), hits the Pepsi Center with Slash on Tuesday, February 8, as part of an eighteen-month long world tour, which i ... 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 al ... More >>
Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.
The Charlie Hunter Trio strikes a jazzy balance between brains and heart.
The Soul of John Black gets by with a little help from its friends.
Pianist Brad Mehldau opens up on Largo.
Sonny Rollins has more than fifty years of jazz under his belt. But he's thinking about tomorrow.
Tortoise and Isotope 217 bring out two different sides of guitarist Jeff Parker.
Roy Hargrove is growing into one of jazz's best players.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.