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Merle Haggard

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The nine best shows in Denver this week

    A few spectacularly heavy hitters come to Colorado this week -- both Nick Cave and Merle Haggard are in town. Sharon Van Etten, playing Tuesday at the Bluebird, has plenty to show for her own relatively short career. You can read our extensive interview with her elsewhere on Backbeat this morning. ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2013

    Ryan Chrys

    A Lick & a Promise
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this week, Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 30

    Good morning! Here we are again. Weekend's over. Bummed? So are we. Luckily, there's another full slate of music to look forward to this week. As always, the choices are plentiful. From folk and metal to indie rock and jam, whatever your flavor, there's plenty of options. Mumford & Sons kicks off a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Jewel: "I've never held back because I'm a woman. I feel like I can accomplish anything a man can accomplish in my field.""

    Since having her son, Kase Townes Murray, last summer, Jewel might have taken time off the road, but she's still busy at home with a number of things, including working on a new Christmas album. Her free solo acoustic show this Saturday night at the Colorado Convention Centeras part of the Women's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table, on staging at Alinea and the restaurant he'd call "Butter and Veal"

    Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Flipping pizzas at Pizza Hut. That was Brett Shaheen's firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Working-class songs Mitt Romney should study

    It's news to no one that Mitt Romney is having difficulty finding common ground with the voters in his home state of Michigan. His image as a fortunate son of wealth and privilege often clashes with the down-home, middle- to low-class voters of the Great Lakes state. These coupon-clipping, Walmart s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2011

    Hellbound Glory at Pete's Monkey Bar, 4/8/11

    Photo: Stephanie MarchHellbound Glory last night at Pete's Monkey Bar.​There's a time and place for kick-ass country music, and Pete's Monkey Bar was the place to hear it last night.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Justify My Love: Defending '50s and '60s country

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Memorial Day Playlist: Ten patriotic (and vaguely patriotic) songs that don't suck

    ​ As we all prepare to take time out from our hurried lives to remember the brave men and women of the armed forces who fought (and continue to fight) to keep us all free to live our lives as we please, we came up with a list of ten tunes to cue up this Memorial Day as you fire up the grill. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, Natalie Merchant top sellers at local record stores

    ​While no specific artist dominated sales across the board at local record stores for the week ending April 25, Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep, Cypress Hill's Rise Up Willie Nelson's Country Music claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout, respect ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels

    Falling Apart at the Seams
    Self-released

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern

    Ghost Buffalo, one last time as seen through the lens of Jon SolomonGhost Buffalo, Eyes and Ears, Brian Hartley, Sonic Vomit Tuesday, May 12, 2009 3 Kings Tavern Better than: The death of a person -- that just sucks. Out of the death of a band, at least there came a great show The night was bitters ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Dwight Yoakam and More

    Dwight Yoakam Dwight Sings Buck (New West) At first blush, the notion of Dwight Yoakam devoting an entire disc to the work of Buck Owens seems much too obvious. After all, he’s a well-established Owens acolyte and booster who often drops cover tunes into his live sets, and he famously paired with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Q&A With Cody Canada of Cross Canadian Ragweed

    Oklahoma-based Cross Canadian Ragweed, which stops by the Grizzly Rose on Friday, January 4 (see the appropriate Now Hear This item for more details), is an anomaly: a big-selling country band that can't get played on country radio because its music supposedly isn't country enough. CCR's frontman, C ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Brickhouse Nightclub

    Looking for love in all the wrong places.

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    This Just In

    The latest nightlife news.

  • Dining

    July 19, 2007

    Barricuda's

    Their people make the difference.

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    On the Record

    Weighing in on ten of 2006s most stellar releases.

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    ' Til Death Do Us Part

    Kirk Rundstrom refuses to go gently into that good night.

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Jesse Dayton

    Friday, August 12, Bender's 13th Avenue Tavern, 303-861-7070.

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Cross Canadian Ragweed

    Thursday, August 4, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys

    Empty House (Bloodshot)

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Season's Bleatings

    Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Toby Keith

    Friday, November 5, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best Jukebox

    Lion's Lair

  • Dining

    November 6, 2003
  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Darryl Worley

    Have You Forgotten?(Dreamworks)

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    The Heart of Country

    Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Promise Keepers

    Wiser with age, the Promise Ring challenges the expectations of fans -- and the derision of critics -- with a new album.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Merle Haggard

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Merle Haggard

    Roots Volume 1 (Anti-)

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Backwash

    Jux County gets ready to leave the building, while a Five Points club gets rocking.

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Marty Stuart, Rodney Crowell, Billy Joe Shaver, the O'Kanes, Joy Lynn White, Shelby Lynne

    Let There Be Country, Keys to the Kingdom, Life Is Messy, Salt of the Earth, The Only Years, Between Midnight & Hindsight, Epic Recordings (Lucky Dog)

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

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

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Backwash

    Goodbye to Ratiocination.

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Honky-Tonkin'

    Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Growing Up in Public

    Mike Ness makes an album without so much Social Distortion.

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    A Blast From the Past

    Onetime Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin makes tradition sound new again.

  • Calendar

    February 20, 1997
  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Old Hag

    A Merle Haggard boxed set serves as a welcome reminder that country music can be dangerous.

  • Music

    September 6, 1995
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