Thanksgiving -- or Black Friday Eve, depending on your perspective -- is filled with holiday joys, like listening to your uncle's uncensored feelings about Obamacare, your kiddos smearing Cool-Whip on every surface with their mouths, your unemployed cousin digging through your couches for loose chan ... More >>
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.
Oh, MTV. There has been no greater platform for fuckery's finest and the brilliance of unfiltered musician craziness than Music Television's many segments. Whether drunken freestyles, acceptance speech interruptions, or classic moments in live performance, hip-hop rightfully lived and thrived ... More >>
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 >>
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 the ... More >>
Super Cr3w and JabbaWockeeZ. Photo by Josh Norton, courtesy of MTV. Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew LIVE October 8 Wells Fargo Theatre Most concert events inspired by television series couldn't seem cheesier if they were funded by Velveeta -- but the current tour of notable conte ... More >>
Chuck Klosterman. Music critic and memoirist Chuck Klosterman visits Denver tonight (click here for details) to introduce his first novel, Downtown Owl. But before he greets the crowd at the Tattered Cover LoDo, he talked about his latest offering, and a whole lot more, during a generous, free-flo ... More >>
According reports filed by NME and the Washington Post, Kanye West is reportedly in talks with AT&T to perform at a party being thrown on behalf of Bono's One Campaign, a non-partisan organization whose primary mission is to raise public awareness in the areas of global poverty, hunger and disease. ... More >>
Letters from the week of 5/15/2008
Denver says goodbye to the worst cast ever.
From the week of 11/23/2006
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.