#99: Eve Orenstein New Jersey-born mezzo soprano Eve Orenstein was born into alternative culture: Her mother is a composer and her father an artist and designer who's known for creating the first inflatable furniture back in the '60s. But her own cultural love in life turned out to be opera, a clas ... More >>
In what's become an annual tradition for us, we ask a few members of Team Backbeat to reflect on an album they're thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving. The first time I remember hearing Tom Waits was when his video for "Downtown Train" was played on Teletunes. It was sometime during the mid '80s ... More >>
Hola, amigo! Welcome to the weekend! A massive amount of musical goodness awaits you this weekend, the first of this fall season. Whatever you feel like getting into, there are a ton of shows to choose from, whether you're looking for metal, rock, hip-hop or just want to party down like there's no s ... More >>
Friday, September 21, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.
Welcome to another splendid week of music in the Mile High City. As usual, there are plenty of shows to choose from this week, from Kreator and Accept at the Gothic to DeVotchKa and Airborne Toxic Event at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony, and we've got them all listed in our comprehensive conce ... More >>
The opera singers who regularly let their hair down at Opera on Tap, the up-close-and-personal monthly bar night at Bender's Tavern, will further reveal their inner selves during tonight's installment, the Musical Month of March. And though opera is inherently musical, this "musical" refers to what ... More >>
Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra. Aaron Johnson is pictured far right.Aaron Johnson has a lot on his plate right now. He teaches fifth-graders by day, and by night he's taking classes to get certified in teaching English as a Second Language. He's also a Geeks Who Drink quizmaster. But tonight? Ton ... More >>
The story of Lotte Lenya gets physical at the Dairy Center.
Over 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. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
PHAMALY shows you how to go with the flow.
Tuesday, April 4, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Mother Courage shows raw courage.
Pleasure Forever indulges the senses in a dark, debauched sound.
With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition.
Rufus Wainwright thinks the world could use a little romance right now.
Germinal Stage Denver celebrates Bertolt Brecht.
Barrio Babies takes on Hollywood's treatment of Hispanics.
July 8 - 14, 1999
Twenty-five years later, Sweden's still getting its revenge.
For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.
The ska veterans want you to know that the music wasn't born yesterday.
Three members of famous musical families provide a good argument for nepotism.
Don't try to pigeonhole vocalist Holly Cole.
A new boxed set paints Miles Davis and Gil Evans in black and white.
A boxed set examines the psyche of the late Bobby Darin.