THE AFGHAN WHIGS @ OGDEN THEATRE |10/30/12 Probably the biggest surprise of the Afghan Whigs show last night at the Ogden came right before the end of the set when Greg Dulli revealed that his band had a Colorado connection. He told us how more than two decades ago, the Fluid heard a Whigs demo tap ... More >>
PIERCED ARROWS @ HI-DIVE | 4/21/12As the last notes of "The Wait" ended, they blended into the Toody Cole's familiar bass pulse that introduced Pierced Arrows' epic, and much beloved, "Paranoia." Fred Cole tapped the Bigsby on his Guild Polara to modulate the feedback before heading into one of the ... More >>
PURE SUNSHINE II @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.2.12 It would be hard to have picked the star attraction for this show because the crowd changed and switched throughout the show with some people sticking around for everything. But chances are, no one had seen Spell since its last show in July of 1995. With ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Whether you're making your way up to the mountains for Snowball Music Festival 2012 or staying behind in the city, there's an abundance of musical choices: Tonight at the Fillmore Snoop Dogg throws down before heading up the hill himself for a slot at Snowball, while a couple ... More >>
'57 Lesbian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) came about when Matt Bischoff of the Fluid and the Frantix had some downtime and got together with his old friend and former Frantix drummer, Dave Stewart, and started a stripped down rock and roll band with former Twice Wilted bassist Chanin Floyd. ... More >>
Michael LavineSpell Mississippi, if you dare.Do you know what you're doing yet on Friday, March 2? Have plans? If so, you might consider canceling them. That night, Spell and '57 Lesbian, a couple of iconic Denver bands are getting together at the Bluebird Theater for Pure Sunshine II to pay ... More >>
Tom MurphyGit Some PURE SUNSHINE Overcasters • the Buckingham Squares • the Purple Fluid The Omens • The Geniuses • Git Some 03.26.11 | Bluebird Theater Git Some kicked off night two of Pure Sunshine last night at the Bluebird Theater. The act's lyrics are often washed out by the torrent o ... More >>
Jon Solomon Last night at the Bluebird was night one of Pure Sunshine, the aptly named Rick Kulwicki celebration and benefit. Among Kulwicki's family, friends, fans and many admirers (with Rick, it seems, none of those terms are mutually exclusive), all of the remaining members of the Fluid were of ... More >>
Matthew Ballantine-PattonAdam Edwards, Ian O'Dougherty and Sean Merrell are Eolian In this week's issue, the Rough Mixes entry focusing on Eolian, the progressive rock project led by Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun) and featuring occasional Backbeat contributor Sean Merrell (T ... More >>
Tom MurphyThe Buckingham Squares The Buckingham Squares • Receiver Voodoo Stingray • The Nuns of Brixton • 03.13.10 | Mercury Cafe Maybe actually wearing nun habits as part of the stage costume is a gimmick, but for The Nuns of Brixton, it left an impression. As the name implies, the ... More >>
Sub Pop's twentieth anniversary spurs this year's unlikeliest local band reunion.
My Dad's a Fuckin' Alcoholic (Afterburn Records)
Dark Days (Glazed Records)
Say what you want about Fiona Apple's past erratic behavior, her Denver performance showcased her considerable talent.
The exuberant rock of the Commerce City Rollers.
Can't the members of Denver's Simon Sez all just get along?
HOW LOUD IS THIS BAND? LOUD ENOUGH TO BE HEARD NATIONWIDE.