There was no gobbing, no fighting, no obvious fascist skinheads ruining last night's Black Flag show for other people. There were also no members of the classic line-up beyond the band's founder, Greg Ginn. But twenty-eight years after Black Flag last did a national tour, that was to be expected. ... More >>
OFF! (due Saturday, April 19, at The Marquis Theatre) is a bit of a hardcore supergroup, founded by Keith Morris formerly of Black Flag and Circle Jerks and Dimitri Coats who was best known as a member of heavy rock band Burning Brides. The two became friends not long after Coats and the Brides mad ... More >>
Bummer news if you're like us and were totally looking forward to catching OFF! this Sunday, February 17 at the Marquis Theater. We've just received confirmation that the show has been canceled -- well, the entire tour has been canceled, actually. Keith Morris, OFF!'s legendary frontman, is reported ... More >>
Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>
Chapman BaehlerDescendents Descendents (due tomorrow night at the Fillmore Auditorium) didn't exactly invent pop punk, but the band's musical influence can be heard throughout that movement whether latter day poppy punk bands know it or not. Starting in 1978, Descendents were early compatriots of w ... More >>
Rocktober is living up to its name so far, especially this weekend: On Friday, Chromeo electrifies the Ogden, while Frank Turner throws down at the Marquis and Lupe Fiasco raps at the Fillmore. On Saturday, there's some agonizing decisions to make between seeing OFF!, which features Circle Jerks fro ... More >>
Just in time for the two Colorado dates for OFF! this weekend comes the music video for "Crawl," one of the best tracks off the band's First Four EPs collection. It's ninety seconds of one of the best skateboarders in the world, Leo Romero, eating it, wiping out and scraping pavement. The guys in OF ... More >>
Over the course of a line-up change or two, Ideal Fathers Ideal Fathers, playing its final show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, developed a sound and a stage presence that probably would have been lumped in with "dance punk." But there was always an agenda in the band to inspire people to wake ... More >>
Adele's new album 21, released last week on Columbia, debuted in the number one spots at both Twist & Shout and Independent Records, while coming in third at Albums on the Hill. Stockholm Syndrome, meanwhile, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with its latest, Apollo, released Februar ... More >>
Thursday, January 27, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Hello little girl. Do you like candy? Here's a handy guide to all the great content you may have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were transfixed by the efforts of one-time glam rocker and convicted child molester Gary Glitter to find a country that will take him in after being release ... More >>
The Circle Jerks' Keith Morris. A-blogging we shall go... Backbeat Online features an interview with Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris, who reveals that his band won't be at an August 22 Red Rocks show because he's recovering after falling into a near-fatal diabetic coma. Also on tap: The Flobot ... More >>
A new Wal-Mart in Pueblo means no rest in peace for a group of Colorado pioneers.