SLEEP at THE GOTHIC THEATRE | 1/3/14 Cannabis is legalized here in the same week Sleep comes back to Colorado to play a show. Coincidence? Whatever the case, this show surpassed the last time the outfit played at the Gothic in September 2009. Something just seemed more coherent and focused this time ... More >>
FRI & SAT | THE LUMINEERS at RED ROCKS | 9/13-9/14 Last summer the Lumineers played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for Cake. And that was just a few months after playing the Bluebird Theater for the first time. What a difference a year makes. Thanks to the inescapable single "Ho Hey," the ban ... More >>
Our annual Best of Denver issue hits stands today. It's a painstaking issue to put together each year, and one that everybody looks forward to. This edition in particular, though, is even more significant as it's the thirtieth edition. It's also a minor milestone for Backbeat, as it marks the tenth ... More >>
Satan in Clothes
"My voice is a bit twangy," says Marie Litton. "It works with dark, quiet music -- but bands don't like to play quiet. The band I have now is perfect for my voice, but it took me a long time to find them." After fronting the locally-renowned Ghost Buffalo for six years (with ex-husband and former Pl ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! And what a glorious weekend it's going to be. Have you seen the forcast? What's more, the Broncos have a bye-week this week, which means there's no reason at not to get out in the sunshine during the day and then treat yourself to some shows at night. As always, we'v ... More >>
Marie Litton has always had such a lovely voice. It was a sad day for all of us when Ghost Buffalo broke up a few years ago. Inevitably, though, as is typical with these sorts of things, we ended up with two great bands as a result of the split, Il Cattivo -- which features Jed Kopp and Mat ... More >>
The members of All Capitals are praying for retribution ... or at least the return of their van.What is it with all these lowlife jerks preying on hardworking, hapless musicians? It has been our great displeasure to report on a series of heists over the past year or so involving a number of local mi ... More >>
Just a week after we found out that Marie Litton and Matt Bellinger had their place broken into, it seems another local musician has found himself on the business end of a break-in. Tickle Me Pink frontman Sean Kennedy's home was recently burglarized, and he's offering a substantial reward to anyone ... More >>
While we're not exactly the type of folks to ever wish ill will on anyone, here's hoping that karma is indeed a boomerang this time around and that the presumed lowlifes who burglarized our friends in Ghost Buffalo burn in hell -- or at least get a flat tire or something. Thanks to a break-in at the ... More >>
For its latest trick, this four-piece added a new rhythm section and retooled its sound.
Saturday, June 16
Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.
Be there or be square!
Matt Bellinger left Planes Mistaken for Stars to follow his heart in Ghost Buffalo.