WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>
KVELERTAK @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 4/30/13 With a name that translates roughly to "stranglehold" in Norwegian, this sextet has spent the last six years cultivating a sound that feels like a mixture of black metal and the Stooges, Cave In and Converge. Fittingly, the frontman of that last act, Kurt Ballou, ... More >>
Wednesday, May 1, hi-dive, 303-733-0230.
Judging by Jersey Shore alone, becoming famous isn't particularly difficult these days. Still, a leg-up is always welcome, and if your parents are already stars, you're pretty much guaranteed to at least get a chance to shine. Case in point, Willow Smith. Besides the fact we don't actually underst ... More >>
Ron Asheton, the mega-influential guitarist with the Stooges, died yesterday at age 60 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's sad news, but at least Asheton was able to experience some much deserved acclaim in his last few years, when the surviving Stooges reunited for a new album, entitled The Weirdness, and ... More >>
This week's profile of the Stooges describes original guitarist Ron Asheton as "voluble," and that's an enormous understatement. He's clearly enjoying the opportunity to talk about his life and career after all these years, and he's got plenty of stories to tell. In the extensive Q&A below, he talks ... More >>
Wednesday, August 30, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Haiku you: The year’s worst records get poetic justice.
Peaches is the toast of the fashion world, and she doesn't even shave her armpits. Say hello to the Madonna of the porn generation.