Future Islands, touring on the strength of an album that has demonstrated to a much broader audience what the DIY crowd has known all along (namely that Future Islands are awesome), will be in town on Wednesday. There are a few other good ones, including MC Frontalot at Larimer Lounge and Crab Lab a ... More >>
Summer was underway. It was. But just in case you were waiting to roll down the windows and put away your sweaters, the Ink Monstr pool party series kicks off on Sunday. There are shows for those of us no interested in thigh exposure as well -- Reckless Kelly is in town, as is moe. and Tech N9ne. Th ... More >>
Formed in 1982, Skinny Puppy (due tonight, February 24, at the Ogden Theatre) is a pioneer of electronic industrial music. The band's dark aesthetic and its visionary amalgamation of rhythm, texture and tone cast an indelible shadow on virtually all industrial music that followed in its wake. Throug ... More >>
By Michael Corcoran "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, s ... More >>
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult began as a film idea that Frankie Nardiello and Marsten Daley had that never fully came to fruition. The two met while touring with Ministry, and in 1987, inspired in part by disco, exploitation films, the industrial scene happening around them in Chicago and a mutu ... More >>
Stan Winston, silver-haired demon and chief architect of nightmares the world over, died in his home in Malibu on this day in 2008, hopefully after transferring his consciousness to an ageless state-of-the-art animatronic he developed in his spare time that continues to work in secret, creati ... More >>
Oh dear Lord, brace yourselves: Charlie Sheen is bringing his winning ways to Denver. His Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option tour -- or as we like to call it, his "Holy Shit! I Really Fucked Myself But Good, Didn't I, Better Come Up with a Cheap Way to Make Some Quick Loot Befor ... More >>
Charlie Sheen.Update: The Pitkin County District Attorney's Office reportedly has no interest in hauling Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen back to Aspen on a charge of violating his probation, even though there are plenty of indications he did so during a hotel-room-trashing NYC bender. B ... More >>
Don Felder, who’ll appear at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover on Tuesday, August 12 (click here to learn more), is one of the lesser-known members of the Eagles, but hardly an inconsequential one. He wrote the lion’s share of a little ditty called “Hotel California,” for instance. But he w ... More >>
Robert Downey Jr.s Iron Man is a thing to marvel.
The Dying Gaul offers three likable people who act appallingly.
Devendra Banhart has plenty to Crow about.
A journey into the heart of pinkness: the upcoming Barbie convention.
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.
The Irish rockers in the Indulgers are part of the green wave that's sweeping Colorado.
The drummer with the big stick bares all about jail, Motley Crue and Pamela Anderson.
Sit back and relax. You're on the bus to Mexico.
Denver real estate developer Steven Wickliff could take a punch from the world's best boxers. But he couldn't beat crack cocaine.
A new boxed set reveals the dark side of catching a wave.
A true-life civic drama in six acts and a lawsuit
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