In February, we shared ten of the toughest Best Of categories to win twice. From the best bartender (Courtney Wilson) to the best burger in Denver (Highland Tap & Burger), the winners were a tableau of Mile High success. As turns out, only one of those ten winners would come back to pull off a repe ... More >>
More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>
Suburban Home has been releasing mix tapes for a free for quite a while now, but it seems as though they might have reached the numerical limit of the format, because they've started over. That's right, we've got another Suburban Home Presents Mix Tape Volume 1, which might cause slight confu ... More >>
Okay, we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon nobody else knew about. "Guilty pleasures" is what most people term these sort of inclinations. Well, here at Backbeat, there's no shame in our game -- assuming, of ... More >>
With the passing of Memorial Day we can finally say summer is here. And with summer comes summer camp, vacations and tours -- and how do we get there? We drive. That's how. This is America, after all. In celebration of seemingly endless sunny days and left-arm tans, we've picked some of our favori ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>
The All Night Honky Tonk All Stars crank it up at the Fox Theatre.
Now part of Denver Joe's "family," Dick and Lois Meis have strummed, plucked and picked their way across five decades of Western music.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
For rockabilly devotees the Haywoods, vintage sounds are crawling out of the woodwork.
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams shine a light on vintage country.
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
Jimmy LaFave upholds American musical tradition one song at a time.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.