SSION @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 10/16/12 SSION's Cody Critcheloe has this ability to bring out the teenage idolatry in his audience; from the clothes to the attitude, there's an energetic desire from his followers to be just like whatever incarnation of himself Critcheloe is wearing at that moment in time ... More >>
Fall is almost upon us, which means it's Tori Amos season! As the weather turned, we stumbled upon Eric Garcia, a guy who may have a professional day job, but still has fun with his wardrobe. Continue reading to discover his fashion philosophy, where he shops, and what he keeps in his backpack. S ... More >>
On Saturday, when a collision of cultural celebrations -- the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo -- had people sporting big hats and sombreros all over town, one person's style statement definitely topped all others. Every witch way. Here's a look at this week's Denver street style.
See Also: • Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 • Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 • More Today in History posts When the '80s became the '90s, everyone stepped up their game. Rap matured lyrically and became more sophisticated sonically, while rock became more intelligent and emotionally r ... More >>
In the two months that 21-year-old Sacha Heppell has taken hip-hop lessons with a private dance instructor, dude has developed some serious moves. So he decided to put them to good use: Yesterday, he got footloose at tryouts for the Denver Broncos cheerleading squad. And while he expected his day to ... More >>
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>
Madonna nabs the top spot on the Billboard 200 with her new album, MDNA. The set, her twelfth studio album, is also her eighth number-one; Madonna is now second only to Barbra Streisand with the number of top albums, and even then Babz only leads by one. MDNA shifted 359,000 copies, nearly 80,000 mo ... More >>
Kudos to Stevie Nicks, this week's guest mentor on American Idol. Last night, she helped turn a two-person race into anyone's game, as all song choices were spot-on --- songs by contestants' personal idols -- and for the first time since this season began, every single contestant brought out their b ... More >>
Lots of noise on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the past two weeks, and it hasn't been from Adele...for once. Last week, newcomers One Direction made history as the first British import with a number-one album debut -- neither the Spice Girls nor the Beatles had albums ever debut at number one in ... More >>
A very pregnant Kim Gordon, flanked by band mate Julie Cafritz and KennedyOnce upon a time, before reality TV cheapened television programming as a whole, MTV (thirty years old today) was a bastion of music culture that actually showcased cutting edge artists for the sake of art. Because the network ... More >>
Hard Rock Cafe's 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour bus will be outside the Denver location at 500 16th Street for one day only on Wednesday, June 29, from noon to 7 p.m. The exhibit includes the top forty most iconic pieces of music memorabilia from Hard Rock's collection, including Buddy Hol ... More >>
Even though most of our moms aren't rock stars, some of them sure as hell seem like it. With their busy schedules and insane ability to multi-task, they deserve screaming fans and scads of cash. We know it's hard being just a suburban mom trying to juggle work and a family, so we got to think ... More >>
Lil Wayne's delayed "6 Foot 7 Foot" video leaked and subsequently premiered yesterday. If you haven't seen it yet, let's just say director Hype Williams has outdone himself. He uses Inception as a jumping-off point, and in doing so, "6 Foot 7 Foot" joins a long list of music videos inspired b ... More >>
Zac's dessert was Inspired by the Pink PantherI really like this batch of contestants on Top Chef Just Desserts -- well, perhaps not "I focus on me" Morgan, who does seem to be a bully in the kitchen -- and also the general dynamic among them. Several are clearly fond of each other, and almos ... More >>
Rebecca FederThe third Justice League of Street Food party is upon us. Tonight, in a lot behind the ballpark at 29th and Huron Street, the Deluxe Little Orange Rocket, the Inventing Room, Sully's Slice Truck, the Cupcake Truck, Biker Jim's, Steuben's, the Biscuit Bus, Pinche Tacos, Steamin' ... More >>
Wednesday, July 28, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Vegas, baby!There comes a point in the career of any musical act where the only reasonable thing to do is to follow the trailblazing example of the King. By this we mean: Buy a lot of jumpsuits, move your bloated, fat ass to Las Vegas and basically become an ersatz version of your former glor ... More >>
Friday, April 9, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
An old favorite becomes a new club night.
An old favorite becomes a new club night.
Steamy.It's not faux. It's Pho. Today in Cafe Society: • Up Close: Pho 95. • What's Cooking? Getting corny in the kitchen with Pete Marczyk. • Spike It: Top six things that could be improved by caffeine. • Guess where I'm eating? • Candy Girls: Twilight Sweethearts, Forbidden Fruit ... More >>
Great White.The new talk outlet known as The Truth, at 101.5 FM, is playing music on the weekends. But stylistically, the station is a lot less consistent than the right-wing flavor of its syndicated blab. At first, the outlet simply spun the same mix of hard rock and hip-hop as during an int ... More >>
The Flaming Lips have recorded more than their share of inspired covers over the years -- a fact that raises hopes for their latest, a collaboration with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs on the Madonna chestnut "Borderline." The song will be twinned on a seven-inch single produced for Record Store Day ... More >>
The Motet plays to a Talking Heads fan base.
Here's a wrap-up of all the great stuff you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy speculating what kind of family dust-up could lead Madonna's younger brother to write an unauthorized, tell-all biography. We're betting he didn't get what he asked for last Christmas...
Thursday, June 1, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
Despite some lineup changes, Ion is still energized.
Only one man can save us from our own devastating lack of sex appeal.
Street painting Italian style will jazz up Larimer Square.
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
From Brazil, a lovely bossa-nova fantasy -- with roots in feminist reality.
Shut the Fuck Up and Dance
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
Former Warlock Pincher Dan Wanush returns with the Wild Canadians.
Tori Amos on her relationship with higher powers.
Erasure's Vince Clarke visits America to check on the state of his baby: electronica.
SHE'S THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES' N'DEA DAVENPORT, A SOUL SONGSTRESS FOR THE NINETIES.
CUTTING UP WITH THE CHAINSAW KITTENS.