Marc Cohn

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The nine best shows in Denver this week

    A few spectacularly heavy hitters come to Colorado this week -- both Nick Cave and Merle Haggard are in town. Sharon Van Etten, playing Tuesday at the Bluebird, has plenty to show for her own relatively short career. You can read our extensive interview with her elsewhere on Backbeat this morning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Denver Botanic Gardens 2014 summer lineup: St. Vincent, Sheryl Crow and more

    The Denver Botanic Gardens has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it is hefty. Starting June 24 with March Cohn and Mavis Staples and concluding on September 6 with St. Vincent, the Garden's two locations (on York Street and in Chatfield) will also host Joan Baez, Barenaked Ladies, B.B. King and mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Country singer Chris Young returns home after being hospitalized for a week in Denver

    As if there weren't already enough unnerving and terrifying things in everyday life to worry about, now comes word of even more scary shit you can unwittingly come across as you're minding your own business, stuff like brain-eating amoebas and flesh-eating bacteria. Ask Chris Young the latter. He kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New shows: the Eagles, OneRepublic, Shinedown, Bonnie Raitt on sale this week

    THE EAGLES @ PEPSI CENTER | SAT, 10/5/13 The Eagles, who just released the three-disc documentary History of the Eagles, hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, October 5. The band will be performing classics spanning their entire career, as well as tunes from the bandmembers' solo catalogues. Tickets, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    New shows: STS9 and String Cheese NYE runs, Fun. at 1STBANK, DeVotchKa and more

    New Year's Eve is shaping up to be an epic night of shows, with the String Cheese Incident pulling into 1STBANK Center for a three-night NYE run (tickets on sale this Saturday, September 29), STS9 plays three shows at the Fillmore (tickets on sale Friday, September 28), and the Motet's Beginning of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #10: Nirvana's first post-Nevermind show here, 1991

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Nirvana came back to town for a show at the Gothic Theatre with Dinosaur Jr., fresh off of recording Nevermind. When the members of Nirvana left a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #12: Denver's "Red Elvis" comes home, 1985

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Dean Reed (aka "Red Elvis") came back to Denver and didn't receive the warmest of welcomes. Dean Reed was more than a Denver-born, Wheat Ridge-bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver Music: #13: Ray Charles causes a ruckus at Red Rocks, 1962

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when a Ray Charles concert at Red Rocks in 1962 turned into a beer-can-tossing melee. With the passage of time, our heroes become more heroic, if docil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver Music: #14: Marc Cohn gets shot in downtown Denver, 2005

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Grammy winner Marc Cohn got shot in the head in downtown Denver during a car-jacking attempt gone awry. Marc Cohn might be a superhero. At least t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple among new shows, Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj top sellers

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows from the Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple and more were announced; Musketeer Gripweed, Hot Robots, and Broken Tongues got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj, the Shins a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front,The Go-Go's are coming to the Ogden Theatre, Fleet Foxes are coming to the Fillmore, and Arvada Center has added shows to its summer lineup. Meanwhile, on local radio, Bad Weather California, Science Partner and Veronica got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Chautauqua announces summer 2011 lineup

    Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt share a bill on Sunday, June 19​Triple-A fans, rejoice! Chautauqua just announced the lineup for its upcoming summer season, which kicks off on May 21 and runs through the end of August, and with the exception of the odd comedian and pair of indie acts, you can look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Best Coast, Big Boi top sellers at local stores

    ​While there weren't any unanimous winners across the board, Best Coast's debut, Crazy For You, released last week on Mexican Summer, took the top spot at Wax Trax and the tenth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending August 1. Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Books top sellers at local stores

    ​Big Head Todd & the Monsters' ninth studio album, Rocksteady, released last week, took top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while the Books' latest effort, The Way Out, also issued last week on the Temporary Residence Limited imprint, debuted in top four slots at the two stores, ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    John McVey


  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Widespread Panic, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights shows announced

    ​Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal and Etta James shows announced

    Three more shows were added to this upcoming season's quickly expanding line-up at Red Rocks, including a date featuring the Allman Brothers with the Drive-By Truckers on Saturday, September 5, a show with Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal on Sunday, August 30, and Yonder Mountain String Band's Friday, A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    KBCO Studio C celebrates its twentieth anniversary with two-CD set

    Just received an advance of KBCO's Studio C 20th Anniversary Edition. The 38-song two-disc set, celebrating two decades of in-studio performances, gathers tracks from a few of the usual suspects (Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow), alongside some rare gems from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Dr. John an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (7/5/08-7/12/08)

    Here's an index to all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy gaping in sheer disbelief at the ridiculous prices Beatles memorabilia was demanding at auction...

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Q&A With Marc Cohn

    Following an August 2005 concert at Denver's Botanic Gardens, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn was shot in the head in an attempted carjacking. Almost three years later, on Friday, July 11, he returns to the venue to perform on a bill that also features Aimee Mann -- a gig that will stir m ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Clowning Around

    ICP makes sure the Juggalos get their Fillmore.

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Marc Cohn

    The maestro is back in town for the first time since being shot in Denver.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Lebanon Bombs on Myspace

    Joseph Yacteen, arrested in August 2005 after a crime spree that included three attempted car-jackings and a shooting, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder in Denver District Court on July 18. And how did he plead guilty? With "extreme indifference," son! But Yacteen's I-just-don't-give- ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 8, 2006

    Nothing Could Be Finer

    Than chicken-fried steak in two diners.

  • News

    April 20, 2006

    To the Top, With a Bullet

    Before he got in Marc Cohn's face, Joseph Yacteen was on myspace.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Off Limits

    Things to Do in Denver When You're As Good As Dead

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.