Mary Hansen

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Top ten "oldster" bands still putting out great records

    ​At risk of alienating and outraging vast swaths of music fans, there's really no polite way of referring to bands with a career spanning fifteen years plus as a whole. So here are ten "oldster" bands -- written by a self-proclaimed oldster -- to keep making great records long after their hips ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2006


    Thursday, March 9, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Basses Loaded

    Chicago's Brokeback takes some of the noise out of Illinois.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    High Llamas

    (V2 Music, Ltd.)

  • Music

    December 2, 1999


    Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Shrink to Fit

    When Mental Health Services, Inc. went out of business, no one was around to help the therapists who were hurt.

  • Music

    November 20, 1997
  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    The Men of Mouse

    Blasting off with Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars.

  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Lab Rats

    Laetitia Sadier on Stereolab's experiments in sound.