Although Black Moth Super Rainbow's dreamlike, psychedelic melodies sound like it could've been part of those '70s era Sid & Marty Kroft shows, the band actually formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2003 in the wake of earlier projects from the act's singer and multi-instrumentalist, the unimoniker ... More >>
Wade Michael Page, the deceased forty-year-old gunman who is alleged to have killed six people at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, reportedly has ties to Colorado. Citing an interview he gave to Label 56 this past May, a bulletin sent out by the Southern Poverty Law Center this morning states ... More >>
- Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows
- Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows
- Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows
- Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>
Tom MurphyMike Watt & Missingmen
MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN
With Ill Cattivo and Lion Sized
04.22.11 | Larimer Lounge
There are a small handful of bands that would have been great openers for a show like this, and Ill Cattivo and Lion Sized are two of them. The former started off the show with a c ... More >>
Eric MagnussenBad Brains last night. See more photos from last night.BAD BRAINS
With Frontside Five and the Other Russia
4.22.11 | Summit Music Hall
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While Bad Brains may not have the frenetic stage energy of three decades ago, the hardcore godfathers still managed to fuel qui ... More >>
Ryat.Philadelphia's Ryat (due tonight at Rhinoceropolis) started as a solo project for multi-instrumentalist avant-garde songwriter Christina Ryat before Tim Conley joined the sonic adventure that is making music in this unit. With both Ryat and Conley benefiting from backgrounds in improvisa ... More >>
Les Paul has been a long-time inspiration for Jeff Beck, and last summer, Beck paid tribute to the legendary guitarist on what would have been Paul's 95th birthday.
Beck's two performances at New York's Iridium Jazz Club, where Paul performed for fourteen years until his death of August 200 ... More >>
In case you haven't gotten your quotient of feel-like-shit yet today, check out I Need That Record! website, a documentary about the death of independent record stores. For a limited time, you can stream the doc for free in its entirety on Pitchfork or you can purchase it directly for eleven buck ... More >>
At lot has happened to Lou Barlow in the past four years. Around the time his daughter was born, he released his solo album Emoh, reunited with Dinosaur Jr. and recorded two albums and just released another solo album, Goodnight Unknown, earlier this month. Barlow will be performing both with Din ... More >>
All Capitals, suddenly van-less.
Wouldn't you like to know?
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Lowlife jerkwads steal All Capitals' van.
• Moving Pictures: B-Boys represent at Mighty 4.
• Last Night: Mike Watt & the Missingmen at the Larimer Lounge.
Today in Cafe Society:
• RSVP fast for Slow Fo ... More >>
Mike Watt is most certainly a man whose thoughts cannot be expressed in a mere 500 or so words. Needless to say, this week's Rough Mixes entry only highlighted excerpts of our recent conversation with punk's elder statesman. While on tour supporting his newest punk rock opera "Hyphenated Man"
and in ... More >>
Spend a minute with Mike Watt, man.
I think his eyes are at cross purposes...
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Q&A with Mike Watt.
• Tori Amos tour hits Denver in July.
• Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern.
• Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird.
• Moving Pictures: the Atlantic, Epilog ... More >>
Ron Asheton, the mega-influential guitarist with the Stooges, died yesterday at age 60 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's sad news, but at least Asheton was able to experience some much deserved acclaim in his last few years, when the surviving Stooges reunited for a new album, entitled The Weirdness, a ... More >>