We've all been out on bad dates -- but what's the worst? That question was asked in a funny Denver Yelp thread a while back, and participants responded with some doozies. We've illustrated our favorites and compiled them into a bad date top (bottom?) ten list -- one with a surprise happy ending! Cou ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
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.
Like a snarky, self-aware Angela Chase, Liz Lee of MTV's My Life As Liz doesn't know how to not be herself -- which is, of course, what makes her the most lovable thing to grace the former music channel's digital airwaves since Daria or Kennedy. Though many of her tweets are promotions for he ... More >>
We're sure you've heard by now that Beavis & Butthead, the staple of '90s-era MTV, is returning in a new series to help break up the monotony of the reality-show based programming choices on the network. While MTV hasn't yet officially confirmed what the NY Post reported two months ago, they ... More >>
Photo by Eric Syl GruneisenTalk about a Killers photo.Someone told me about this show.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: The Killers at Red Rocks. • Monolith Q&A: Red Wire Black Wire. • Monolith Q&A: The Glitch Mob. • Monolith Q&A: The Thermals. • MTV reports on what's in ... More >>
Props to 3OH!3. Adding to its global ubiquity, the Boulder-based act was nominated as Best New Artist at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. From the looks of it, the hooligans from the People's Republic have a viable shot of taking home honors, as the competition doesn't seem to be too stiff thi ... More >>
If exuberant, classic pop is your thing, tonight's CD-release show from Super Seed should scratch your itch nicely. The band, which comprises several former Lazyface and 5 Complaints members, has gotten some radio play on 93.3, broke into the top ten in the 2007 Hometown for the Holidays competitio ... More >>
By now you've probably heard that Skyfox is among the latest Denver acts to land a record deal, specifically, the group is the most recent addition to the Crappy Records roster -- a completely fitting association if there ever was one. The label is owned in part by Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Re ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain News website is currently frozen in time. It continues to function, but the latest content involves the paper's closure last week. Flipping through its cyber-pages is akin to peeking through the windows of a restaurant shuttered by the feds: Everything remains as it was during t ... More >>
The latest installment of MTV's Real World premiered on Wednesday, this time bringing eight annoying young strangers together in Brooklyn. New York is cool and all, but can the show really top the scandalous plotlines seen in the 2006 season set in Denver's LoDo? One thing is sure: No one has ha ... More >>
Letters from the week of 5/15/2008
Denver says goodbye to the worst cast ever.
Meet The Real World: Denver" cast before they join the collective.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.
Monday, December 12, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
There's a lot of wisdom at Fiona Apple's core.
This Fall Out Boy thinks leaving the nest is overrated.
Microbusinesses throw a macro party in Curtis Park.
Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording.
Sleeping in the Nothing (Sanctuary)
Wednesday, March 16, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
After years of success and excess, the Finn Brothers' ties still bind.
Tuesday, September 14, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
New York's Puny Human is a mean mistreater.
Scene & Heard
The ska veterans want you to know that the music wasn't born yesterday.
Rebecca Blasband, veteran of The Real World, is getting on with her real life.
THESE METAL VETERANS DO BATTLE WITH A FORMIDABLE ENEMY--MODERN ROCK.
LIFE IS A DRAG FOR PUSSY TOURETTE--AND THAT'S THE WAY HE LIKES IT.