This weekend's best shows include rapper Redman releasing a new album poolside in RiNo, Xiu Xiu bringing its newest noise to Larimer Lounge and "Jessie's Girl" to Fiddler's Green. There are plenty of other good ones in the next couple days -- the rest of our picks for the weekend are below.
Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, who have released three live albums together, visit the 1STBANK Center on Thursday, December 9, to play stripped down version of Dave Matthews Band classics. Tickets ($85-$95) go on sale Saturday, October 16 at noon.
Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Texas Rain: The Texas Hill Country Recordings, The Best of Townes Van Zandt (Tomato)
A Gentle Evening With Townes Van Zandt (Dualtone)
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
Multi-talented songwriter Laurie Lewis makes music with an ear toward tradition. But she's not afraid to break rules.
Jim Lauderdale has fought his way through the dregs of Nashville and emerged as a country keeper.
Britain's William Topley finds a second home in Colorado.
PETE WERNICK'S LIVE FIVE PLAYS BLUEGRASS A NEW WAY.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.
SOMETIMES EVEN KATHY MATTEA'S FAMILY DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HER STYLE OF COUNTRY.