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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt share a bill on Sunday, June 19Triple-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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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...
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 >>
ICP makes sure the Juggalos get their Fillmore.
The maestro is back in town for the first time since being shot in Denver.
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 >>
Than chicken-fried steak in two diners.
Before he got in Marc Cohn's face, Joseph Yacteen was on myspace.
Things to Do in Denver When You're As Good As Dead
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.