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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 12, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Drawing equally from the Melvins as it does from My Bloody Valentine, this Florida metal quartet sets itself apart.
Wednesday, March 26, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Playing the Guggenheim? Ratatat has been there, done that.
Mogwai gives new meaning to the term "buzz band."
Mr. Beast (Matador)
Self-Propelled (Flight Approved)
Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.
Sunday, October 30, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Wednesday, September 28, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Friday, October 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Bright Channel's astral exploration finally takes off.
Tuesday, August 17, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
After fifteen years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again.
The Very Hush Hush
Tintin packs an epic, spacious sound into a modest frame.
The singer for an NYC buzz band tries his hand as a spin doctor.
New York's Longwave is happy together.
With a buoyant new album, Voices Underwater is rising to the surface.
What do emo, Jah, Neil Young and THC have in common? The Mighty Rime.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Y'all Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! ([PIAS] America)
From the week of June 7, 2001
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