SAT | ARTOPIA at SOCO CLUBS | 2/22/14 Artopia is always a blast, and this year's lineup includes a cornucopia of producers and bands handpicked from the local scene, including Shady Elders, Confluence, FaceMan, Colfax Speed Queen, the Outfit, the Royal, Pruitt, Mikey Thunder, Decadon, Lotus Drops, P ... More >>
TUES | MANOWAR at OGDEN THEATRE | 2/18/14 Manowar is powered by lyrics crowned in fantasy-flamed swords, armor, and everything having to do with metal warfare clashing into Norse mythology. Eric Adams's powerful vocals are steeped in wordy wizardry that really drives home the aggressive themes. "Man ... More >>
The skiing and snowboarding pros took over Aspen this weekend for the annual X-Games. With superpipe and slopestyle competitions, snowmobile racing and performances by Phoenix and Matt and Kim, the weekend was a winter sports lover's dream. Our photographer Eric Gruneisen was there to catch all the ... More >>
What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... More >>
FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE / RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 When Big Gigantic played Red Rocks last year, the feeling of hometown pride was unmistakable. As the act went into "Colorado Mountain High," a giant projection of the state flag draped the rocks, and the crowd went absolutely bananas. The ... More >>
Ready? Riot Fest is just three days away, and if you haven't planned your itinerary yet, now's your chance. We've got the full schedule. While the entire lineup is stupid good, Saturday is the day we're most looking forward to -- The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, Superchunk, Rocket From the Cr ... More >>
After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>
Wowers. The Riot Fest Denver lineup was just revealed, and if you haven't seen it yet, brace yourself. It's pretty stellar. Headliners include a reunited version of the Replacements, along with Iggy and the Stooges, Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo, Rocket from the Crypt, Superchunk, the Dismemberment ... More >>
The 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season begins winding down this weekend -- with the first round of closing-day parties at Ski Granby Ranch, Powderhorn and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort -- despite the fact that snow conditions are actually quite good, with more snow in the forecast. Here's a r ... More >>
PASSION PIT @ 1STBANK CENTER | 3/1/13 Passion Pit's show at 1STBANK Center was more about feel than flash, more about mood than pageantry. The globes started to glow pink right before Passion Pit broke into the slow tempo of "Constant Conversations" and singer Michael Angelakos busted out some fine ... More >>
Passion Pit began in as a solo project of lead singer and keyboard player Michael Angelakos in 2007. The project quickly fleshed out into a full band that combined a keen sense for upbeat pop melodies with lyrics that didn't exactly try to sugarcoat the complex emotional life and experiences of adul ... More >>
If you missed the hour-long live-stream a bit ago in which "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the headliners for this year's edition of Bonnaroo, rest easy. We've got you covered. We took notes on all the acts announced thus far. Prepare to be overwhelmed. There's roughly ten billion on the bill, includi ... More >>
Welcome back to the work week. How was the weekend? A bunch of great shows, eh? Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Macklemore, Eli Goulding at the Ogden Theatre, Brother Ali and Danny Brown at Cervantes' and Hot Water Music at Summit Music Hall. What did you catch? Bunch more shows this week, incl ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
As reported yesterday, the Disco Biscuits are playing three shows in Colorado after the first of the year at the Boulder Theater, Ogden Theatre and 1STBANK Center. And while that's arguably the biggest concert announcement of the week, it's not the only one. After cancelling its co-headlining date w ... More >>
MATT & KIM @ OGDEN THEATRE | 11/02/12 Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino are no joke. Really. The two of them have a reputation to uphold, garnered by countless rave reviews -- and uphold that reputation they have. And then some. With a face-fucking set at the Ogden, Matt & Kim completely wrecked us. Th ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>
Friday, November 2, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
Happy Monday, amigos. Hope you didn't go too hard this past weekend -- though, judging from the pics from Rockbar's last call, some of you apparently did -- because there's at least four truckloads of shows (including Ryan Adams acoustic set at Boulder Theater tonight) going down this week, which me ... More >>
See Also: - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins an ... More >>
Here are two quick lists to warm you up on this snow day; the ten best club shows and local shows (the two aren't mutually exclusive, by any means) of 2011, as picked by Backbeat writers and ranked by music editor Dave Herrera. Find our ten best arena concerts of 2011 and feel free to peruse ... More >>
MATT & KIM at OGDEN THEATRE | 06.21.11"Matt shot confetti into the air. Kim walked on hands in the crowd. They we fun, sounded good enough, and were generally the happiest people you've ever seen."
iheartcomixAs Matt & Kim (playing tonight at the Ogden Theatre with The Thermals and Autobot), Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino didn't set out to do much more than have fun. Playing its first D.I.Y. show before even arriving at a name, the New York duo has since moved on to conquering bigger ven ... More >>
Elton John is performing at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, April 12 to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Tickets ($49-$149) go on s ... More >>
Small Craft on a Milk Sea, Brian Eno's Warp debut released last week, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and rounded out the top five at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 7. Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being, meanwhile, continues to hold down to the top spot at Independent R ... More >>
OMG, it's Matt and Kim! Last night at the Ogden.Matt and Kim • So So Glos • Picture Plane 09.24.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver The hyper-positive drum-and-keyboard duo of Matt and Kim: From playing DIY art spaces to packing grand old joints like the Ogden Theatre, you have to wonder how much bigger ... More >>
Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino met as students at Pratt Institute, and when they started playing music together after becoming immersed in the New York DIY music scene, they quickly became known for their infectiously energetic live shows.
Brooklyn-based dance-punk duo Matt and Kim's new single, "Cameras," was released on the group's website today, and -- who doesn't love when this happens? -- they namedrop our home city of Denver in the first few lines of the song ("Sun's going down/let's get to Denver"). Gotta think they'll m ... More >>
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, touring this summer and fall as "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," visit Red Rocks on Monday, September 27. What will they be playing, you ask? Ah, follow the jump to find out.
Phil Lesh & Bob Weir's group Further, who helped kick off things at the 1stBank Center in March, return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25. The two Grateful Dead members will be joined by RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Benovento-Russo ... More >>
As hopes continue to diminish for another installment of Monolith, we couldn't help but notice this post on the festival's facebook page, subsequent to the announcement this year's Lollapalooza lineup. Funny, we were thinking exactly the same thing, actually: Congratulations to all the MONOLITH ... More >>
This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>
So one more day before Flobots invade the Ogden to celebrate the release of Survival Story, their sophomore release and the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2008's Fight with Tools. We say "celebrate," because we've learned since posting yesterday's item weighing in on the act's first single, "White F ... More >>
Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... 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. For t ... More >>
Mutemath kicks off its North American tour this fall in support of the release of its forthcoming album, Armistice, which hits the stores August 18. Along the way, the New Orleans-based rockers will stop at the Ogden Theatre Wednesday, October 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 3 at 10 am. Brooklyn ... More >>
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Cut Copy, with DJ Knightlife and Matt & KimSunday, March 15, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Most shows I've seen in the last 12 months.The lights lowered in the house as Matt & Kim took stage and then came back up as the pair launched into what sounded like a weird cover of an old hip-hop ... More >>
George Clinton & P-Funk return to the Fillmore January 10. Things are slowing down a bit with shows these days, but it usually happens over the winter months. But there is some good music to look forward to in January, including George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic at the Fillmore (Jan. 10), Pep ... More >>
Monolith, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Better than: Another boring workout on the Stairmaster with your iPod The first thing everyone has mentioned about Monolith so far is those infernal stairs. I, too, sweated and panted my way up the ramp into the park, then up that interminable stairc ... More >>
Monolith Festival, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Day one -- and my expectations. Before I even arrived for day two I was filled with fear and loathing of the stairs. I still hadn’t recovered from the first day’s exertions, so I celebrated my arrival by literally ... More >>
Matt and Kim, The Brian Jonestown Massacre September 15, 2007 Monolith Festival, Red Rocks Taking the stage with huge smiles on their faces, Matt and Kim sat down to their drums and keyboards and started their Monolith set on Saturday with a fuzzy, spacey synth intro that Matt milked for laugh, api ... More >>
Wednesday, September 12, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Eschewing pretense, this couple takes a stripped-down approach to music.
Some cool things about Sasquatch! Music Festival : -- Sasquatch is another name for Bigfoot -- There were a ton of great bands. -- Seattle Weekly (Westword's sibling) has extensive web coverage of the event. The only thing that could have made it better if the bands that preformed were made up o ... More >>
Sunday, December 17, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.