Maxwell (Musician)

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Syntax Physic Opera proves its potential on opening weekend

    Despite the closure of Broadway south of Alameda, it wasn't too difficult to find one's way over to Syntax Physic Opera on opening weekend. Walking through the front door felt like exiting Broadway in Denver on a hot July evening and entering a '50s jazz lounge or after-hours club, with more simplif ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Pretty Lights with the Symphony, Kings of Leon and more on sale this weekend

    Pretty Lights returns to Red Rocks for a two-night stand on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 but the this time around local producer Derek Vincent Smith will have a full band on board as well as thirteen members of the Colorado Symphony. Tickets ($44.50 advance, $50 day of show) go on sale on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    "I buried Paul" and other Beatles blasts from the past, tonight at the Boedecker Theater

    Faced with the postponement of two screenings of the highly anticipated film The Beatles: The Lost Concert, Boedecker Theater manager Glenn Webb didn't cry in his kidney pie. Instead, he secured a replacement reel: Paul McCartney Is Really Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison, a comic mockume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Gretchen Parlato on being a jazz singer and her thoughts on Esperanza Spalding's Grammy win

    ​Gretchen Parlato (due at Dazzle Jazz for a series of shows tonight and tomorrow night) is often accused of restraint. Ironically, though, she holds absolutely nothing back. Her unmistakable vocal style evokes Chet Baker and Miles Davis's famously muted performances, and like those giants of s ... More >>

  • 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

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Q&A with Robert Glasper

    ​Robert Glasper's latest Blue Note effort, Double Booked, shows just how well the pianist straddles the jazz and hip-hop worlds. While he flexes his jazz chops within the confines of an acoustic trio setting during the first half of the disc, he delves into more forward thinking hip-hop territ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    We Are the World 2010: List of performers seems a little underwhelming -- the idea is to get people to buy the song, right?

    Our friends over at CNN just posted a partial list of performers appearing on the "We Are the World" remake. From the looks of it, we put more thought into this whole thing than the organizers did. Okay, sure, there were a handful of bona fied stars that took part -- and we're assuming they've be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Avett Brothers on top again at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar again for the week ending October 11. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and Lil Boosie Superbad r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Insane Clown Posse top seller at Independent Records

    ​Insane Clown Posse's Bang! Pow! Boom!, released last week on Psychopath, grabbed the top spot on Independent's charts while new releases from Trey Songz and Whitney Houston came in second and third for the week ending September 6. Twista's Category F5 was knocked down to the fourth slot after han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Maxwell and more

    ​Maxwell BLACKsummers' night (Columbia) Eight years have passed since Now, Maxwell's previous album. Fortunately, though, he's lost none of his musical sophistication, and he remains in possession of an impressively wide-ranging skill set -- one that allows him to achieve most, if not all, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Twista on top at Independent Records

    ​Twista moved back to the number one spot and knocked Fabolous, who was the top seller last week, down to the second slot for the week ending August 9. It's Twista's third time in the first slot in the last month. Eminem and Tech N9ne, who have been top sellers for the last few months, continue to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Fabolous grabs top spot at Independent Records

    ​Loso's Way, the new disc by Fabolous released last week on Def Jam, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records and knocked down Twista's Category F5 to the second slot for the week ending August 2. Eminem's Relapse continues a long run on Independent's top ten and nabbed the third slot while Je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Twista top seller at Independent Records

    ​For the second week in row, Twista's latest effort, Category F5, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records while Eminem's Relapse moved into the second slot for the week ending July 26. Jeremih's self-titled debut and Maxwell's BLACKsummers'night came nabbed the fourth and fifth slots. See the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Dead Weather top seller at Twist and Shout

    Horehound, the debut album by the alt-rock super group the Dead Weather featuring White Stripes' Jack White, the Kills' Alison Mosshart, Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita and the Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence, knocked Wilco latest effort down to the second slot at Twist & Shout for the week end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Twista grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Twist's Category F5, released last week on the GMG imprint, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records while local act Speakeasy Tiger's debut, The Public, came in second for the week ending July 19. Krizz Kalico's new album, Genius, nabbed the third spot and Jeremih moved down number four. See the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Week in review: 1/19/09 - 1/23/09

    From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 21 edition

    You sure about that? Today in Backbeat Online: • The Fluid at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey. • Wiretap documentary tells story of jailed Colorado hip-hop producer. • 3Oh!3 gets key to the city. • The Dead announces Denver date. • Rebecca Folsom on the cover of Women's Magazine. Today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The Fluid at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey

    THE FLUID @ MAXWELL'S | 1/6/09 It was a painfully cold night in northern New Jersey, but the legendary Maxwell's was plenty warm, and any thoughts of harsh weather were eclipsed once the show got started. Opening, oddly enough, was Overcasters from Denver. The band had been invited to share the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Nathaniel Rateliff in Billboard Later This Week

    Fancy us: We caught a few songs from one of the best unsigned singer-songwriters in the country (that's a designation bestowed by Billboard, in an issue that hits stands later this week, BTW -- not that we disagree) at the Meadowlark this past Friday night. Sucking down a few cold ones on the Lark's ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2003


    Ain't no mountain high enough for Richmond's Denali.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

  • Calendar

    June 6, 1996
  • Music

    May 9, 1996
  • News

    June 1, 1994