• Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    More picks from Moovers and Shakers 2009

    ​In this week's issue, as we do every year around this time, we published our annual Moovers and Shakers list and talked about how much the scene is thriving. In a testament to just how much the scene is thriving these days, we didn't have room to print all the write-ups of our favorite local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird

    Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite as seen through the lens of Jon SolomonMogwai, Women Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: Listening to layered and nuanced instrumental music as background. Instrumental music is not dead. For all the prominence of vocal-driven music in the modern pop scen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The blog shortcut, May 13 edition

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009


    Tuesday, May 12, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    Torche Proves Metal Doesn't Have to Be Generic

    Drawing equally from the Melvins as it does from My Bloody Valentine, this Florida metal quartet sets itself apart.

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Explosions in the Sky

    Wednesday, March 26, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    November 23, 2006


    Playing the Guggenheim? Ratatat has been there, done that.

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Under the Influence

    Mogwai gives new meaning to the term "buzz band."

  • Music

    March 9, 2006


    Mr. Beast (Matador)

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Bright Channel

    Self-Propelled (Flight Approved)

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Saxon Shore

    Sunday, October 30, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    September 22, 2005


    Wednesday, September 28, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    The Delgados

    Friday, October 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    The Bright Stuff

    Bright Channel's astral exploration finally takes off.

  • Music

    August 12, 2004


    Tuesday, August 17, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Highway Stars

    After fifteen years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again.

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Hit Pick

    The Very Hush Hush

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Tin Men

    Tintin packs an epic, spacious sound into a modest frame.

  • Music

    September 18, 2003


    The singer for an NYC buzz band tries his hand as a spin doctor.

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Catch a Wave

    New York's Longwave is happy together.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Voices Carry

    With a buoyant new album, Voices Underwater is rising to the surface.

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    High and Mighty

    What do emo, Jah, Neil Young and THC have in common? The Mighty Rime.

  • Music

    February 14, 2002
  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    The Reindeer Section

    Y'all Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! ([PIAS] America)

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 7, 2001

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Kid Loco

    Kid Loco Presents Jesus Life for Children Under 12 Inches