Kurt Weill

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Eve Orenstein

    #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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Giving thanks for Rain Dogs by Tom Waits

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 21-23

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012

    Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra

    Friday, September 21, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Five best concerts this week: September 17-21

    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 >>

  • Culture

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Opera on Tap taps the popular, tonight at Bender's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Q&A: Ukulele Loki on performing at Red Rocks, his influences and a new EP

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011
  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    A Lotta Lenya

    The story of Lotte Lenya gets physical at the Dairy Center.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    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 >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Urinetown, the Musical

    PHAMALY shows you how to go with the flow.

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Lucinda Williams

    Lost Highway

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007
  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    The Dresden Dolls

    Tuesday, April 4, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Culture

    March 2, 2006

    The Evil That Men Do

    Mother Courage shows raw courage.

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Feast of Reason

    Pleasure Forever indulges the senses in a dark, debauched sound.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Sum of Their Parts

    With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition.

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Raise the Rufus

    Rufus Wainwright thinks the world could use a little romance right now.

  • Culture

    April 19, 2001

    From the Heart

    Germinal Stage Denver celebrates Bertolt Brecht.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best ensemble

    Street Scene

  • Culture

    November 25, 1999

    Latin Play, Boys

    Barrio Babies takes on Hollywood's treatment of Hispanics.

  • Culture

    July 22, 1999
  • Calendar

    July 8, 1999

    Night & Day

    July 8 - 14, 1999

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    The ABBA Experiment

    Twenty-five years later, Sweden's still getting its revenge.

  • Music

    January 7, 1999

    The Power of Positive Thinking

    For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.

  • Music

    October 29, 1998

    Toasters of the Town

    The ska veterans want you to know that the music wasn't born yesterday.

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Kids Do the Darnedest Things

    Three members of famous musical families provide a good argument for nepotism.

  • Music

    March 5, 1998

    Quick-Change Artist

    Don't try to pigeonhole vocalist Holly Cole.

  • Calendar

    January 30, 1997
  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    The Odd Couple

    A new boxed set paints Miles Davis and Gil Evans in black and white.

  • Music

    February 22, 1996

    The Three Faces of Bobby

    A boxed set examines the psyche of the late Bobby Darin.

  • Culture

    August 9, 1995
  • Calendar

    April 19, 1995