Subject:

Kurt Cobain

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Memorabilia historian Jeff Nolan on Treasures of the Hard Rock exhibition

    With more than 77,000 pieces of music history in its possession, the Hard Rock Cafe empire is a global music museum as well as eatertainment complex. Along with presenting permanent displays in dozens of locations across the world, the company culls pieces from its archives for traveling exhibitions ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Otep

    Wednesday, March 13, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Nirvana's Incesticide turns twenty

    In the wake of the generation defining, pop music altering, astronomically hyped wonder that was Nirvana's Nevermind, Kurt Cobain would spend the next two and a half years of his life trying to remind people what his band was actually all about (while simultaneously trying to figure that out himself ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012

    Garbage

    Saturday, October 6, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Searching for Elliott Smith at the Oriental with director Gil Reyes and Mary Lou Lord

    While Elliott Smith perhaps didn't have the profound cultural impact of Kurt Cobain, his tragic, untimely death was every bit as sad and harrowing as the Nirvana frontman's. As with Cobain, I can vividly remember where I was in 2003 when news about Elliott broke and the initial sinking feeling of de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #10: Nirvana's first post-Nevermind show here, 1991

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Nirvana came back to town for a show at the Gothic Theatre with Dinosaur Jr., fresh off of recording Nevermind. When the members of Nirvana left a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Disney jacks Joy Division and other great moments in copyright infringement

    It's really hard to be a successful corporate retailer. Not only do you have to sell truckloads of stuff to make money, but you have to keep track of whose stuff it is you're even selling. Sigh. It's even harder when you appropriate a design by a band that's really popular thinking, "that'll sell," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    Flipper at Lion's Lair March 29-30

    Oh, now, this is going to be just awesome! Girl Wreck is presenting two nights with Flipper. Although a legendary punk band in its own right, many remember the Bay-area outfit best for being immortalized by Kurt Cobain on an episode of MTV's Unplugged, when the late Nirvana frontman wore a homemade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20 this Saturday

    The forthcoming 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind isn't just an observance of the release of the 1991 record; it is a tangible marking of a shift in popular culture.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Five infamous monuments named after musicians of questionable moral character

    Kurt Cobain​How do you honor a musician when awards and certifications aren't enough? By naming something in his honor, of course -- be it a bridge, a street, an asteroid or even a whole day after the guy. But in naming something after a musician, it's easy to forget that while in some cases t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    The Meat Puppets

    Wednesday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    #ripkurtcobain: Seventeen years ago today

    ​Hard to believe it's been that long. Seventeen years ago today, Kurt Cobain left this life entirely too early. I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when word of his death first came across the clock radio on my desk. It was a complete shock to the system. And that's the way th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011
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    March 9, 2011

    Top 5 Famous Writer/Musician Feuds

    ​Sometimes hurt feelings and death threats bring people closer together -- that definitely seems to be the case of the former web editor at our sister paper in Los Angeles, Erin Broadley, and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, who once threatened to kill her. After the two met, they came to the real ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    What is the true definition of punk? Let's consult the experts, shall we?

    Patti Smith provided an interesting definition of punk rock in the current issue of New York magazine: "Punk rock is just another word for freedom." That got us thinking about what punk is and was, and how, as with all abstractions, you get to make up your own definition. As you can see in the ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    A first look at Single File's new video for "Miss Cherry Lipgloss"

    Been listening to Common Struggles by Single File quite a bit lately. So needless to say, we were pretty stoked to come across the band's new video for "Miss Cherry Lipgloss" -- mostly because it gives us hope that Reprise is finally giving the act some much needed exposure. Not to mention, we kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Dualistics reach Nirvana

    On Friday night, I caught an entertaining, thought-provoking and extraordinarily heady bit of theater out at Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden. The play, directed by award-winning Denver actor and skilled chef John Arp, is called The Visitor. Written in 1993 by French playwright Eric Emmanuel-Schmitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Here we are. Now entertain us: Dualistics channel Nirvana. Sheryl Renee pays tribute to Marvin Gaye.

    Got plans this weekend? If not, you do now. There's a couple of shows totally worth checking out featuring local musicians paying homage to a pair of past icons, groundbreaking, paradigm shifting artists who left this world violently and prematurely. This Friday night at the hi-dive, the Dualistics ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2008

    Danger Radio

    Tuesday, September 16, Marquis Theater, 303-292-0805.

  • Culture

    April 17, 2008

    Freeze Frames

    Two conceptual photo shows explore life and death.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Dwight Yoakam and More

    Dwight Yoakam Dwight Sings Buck (New West) At first blush, the notion of Dwight Yoakam devoting an entire disc to the work of Buck Owens seems much too obvious. After all, he’s a well-established Owens acolyte and booster who often drops cover tunes into his live sets, and he famously paired with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Top Five Thanksgiving Songs

    Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- fi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    Son Sets

    The late Kurt Cobain narrates a documentary about his life and death.

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Kurt Cobain: About a Son

    The voice of a generation talks like a regular guy in About a Son.

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007
  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    MC Lars

    Thursday, February 1, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 28, 2006

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    The Melvins

    Wednesday, September 20, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-486-7621.

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Metal Church

    Tuesday, September 6, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Kiss me, Im a rock star -- at least for one night.

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Territorial Dissings

    Krist Novoselic has punk and politics on the brain.

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    The Eyes Have It

    Keeping hype to a dull roar, Eyes Adrift washes ashore with an all-star veteran lineup -- and plenty of scars.

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Dressy Bessy

    SoundGoRound (Kindercore)

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Backwash

    Dire predictions for music in the Y2K.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    A Bad Rap

    Terrell Davis throws down some rhymes, but can't complete the play.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    For Krist's Sake

    Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998
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    June 11, 1998
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    January 16, 1997
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    October 17, 1996
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    April 26, 1995
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    December 14, 1994
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    November 9, 1994
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    May 11, 1994
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    April 27, 1994
  • Music

    April 20, 1994
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    April 13, 1994

    SUICIDE IS BRAINLESS

    DON'T LOOK FOR MEANING IN THE DEATH OF NIRVANA'S KURT COBAIN.

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