Jim Narcy JOHN DENVER'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Olivia Newton-John, Michael Martin Murphey and more 04.21.11 | 1STBANK Center John Denver fans -- and let's be clear, that accounted for pretty much everyone in the building, save for perhaps the odd service employee -- got their money's worth las ... More >>
Big pics below.I'm a Colorado native, so I feel I have the right to say this: John Denver's music sucks. It blows. It sucks and blows at the same time, which should be impossible but somehow isn't. Even covers of his music suck, unless it's Toots and the Maytals' version of "Take Me Home, Cou ... More >>
So tonight's the night when the Centennial state finally gets a place of its own to recognize all the great musicians who've helped put our fine state on the map over the years. And while there's a lengthy list of worthy inductees, it's pretty fitting that John Denver is the first musician ... More >>
When John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997, then Governor Roy Romer ordered that all the flags in Colorado be lowered to half-staff in his honor. So it only makes sense that the singer (born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.) has been chosen to be the first person inducted into Colorado's Musi ... More >>
Having just won a Grammy for Album of the Year for The Suburbs, the Arcade Fire kicks off its North American tour at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, April 9, a week before the Montreal-based band headlines Coachella. Local Natives opens the show. General-admission tickets ($40) go on sale thi ... More >>
The fact that John Denver will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this April should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with his music. The only surprise is that the organization isn't named for Denver, who is synonymous with Colorado -- and its Rocky Mountains -- worl ... More >>
Country superstars George Strait and Reba McEntire have sold close to 125 million records. combined. In his career, which spans more than three decades, Strait has had more number-one singles than Elvis, and his latest effort, Twang, debuted at the number-one slot on Billboard's Top Country A ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver 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. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>
Friday, September 8, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Having moved away from Palace, Will Oldham breaks down as Bonnie Prince Billy.
Buddy & Julie Miller (HighTone)