Nancy Sinatra

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    On Trend: Black and Gold Fashion Dominates the Night

    We've noticed a new trend emerging in the Denver nightlife scene: black-and-gold fashion. This dark and royal look is being rocked by artists and students alike. Read on to learn about the street-fashion of Chiara Giovando and Kaitlin de la Garza, See also: On Trend: Cats and Wolves at The Church

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    August 14, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Crispin Glover on the Hero's Journey, the Warlock Pinchers and not repeating himself

    Crispin Hellion Glover is many things. He's a cult figure, known for his baffling performance art-like appearance on David Letterman, as well as a decidedly outsider filmmaker who creates offbeat art films featuring actors with Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. He's a musician who once did a spine ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Thee Dang Dangs

    Stone Coast

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2012

    Review: Spatula at Climax Lounge, 2/10/12

    SPATULA @ CLIMAX LOUNGE | 2/10/12Almost without warning, King Lexie looked like she was either wheeled or aided on to stage, her bulging belly indicating a ripe pregnancy. Joining her were Summer Snover and Jesse Roadkill as well as Evan Brown and Paul Cousineau. All were dressed in various costumes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Five careers Jack White could help revive next

    ​Jack White has been a busy bee lately, producing records for Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and now, Jerry Lee Lewis. We're starting to get the feeling he might view himself as a sort of Rick Rubin-type character, but instead of making older musicians darker and more introspective, he's just mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Sony's new Qriocity streaming service launched yesterday, is it enough to kill iTunes?

    Sony's hoping to pique your qriocity (sorry) with it's new streaming music service this week, by offering a free thirty day trial, tons of different streaming options and a library of over six million songs from the four major record label and most everyone they distribute. We spent the day with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Heavy Rotation: Pretty Lights, Liars, Gorillaz top our weekly playlists

    Pretty Lights. Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, o ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 21, 2010
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    December 21, 2009

    Top Ten Best Soundtracks of the Decade

    CQ took itself seriously despite its absurd premise.​Movie soundtracks are a difficult beast to master. They have to take an already existing song and apply it to a new medium in a new context. This often works with varying results, and many songs are so overused in soundtracks, they've lost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Introducing Recast, our latest feature in which we appoint ourselves as soundtrack supervisors of an existing film

    ​Movie soundtracks have the ability to create mood and atmosphere in an interesting way when utilized properly. Changing or adding to a soundtrack is a way to create a completely new experience. Blade Runner is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time but the soundtrack has always fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009

    M. Ward

    Sunday, August 16, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, 800-624-2422.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day Two

    Brian Landis Folkins See photos of the day's fans and crowds on the slideshow page. We're back for Day 2, which looks to be shaping up a little hotter, and not just because of HoneyHoney's frontwoman (above). Check back throughout the day for more photos and reviews. For coverage from Day One, se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Top Ten Pop Songs of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Sunken Treasure

    Bad Luck City's amazing 2008 album, Adelaide, opens with an absolutely stunning cover of the Lee Hazlewood song, "The Night Before," from his 1970 hard-to-find album, Cowboy in Sweden. Though it's surprising for a unique and creative outfit like Bad Luck City to introduce itself with someone else's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Henry Butler and More

    Henry Butler PiaNOLA Live (Basin Street) As noted in a 2006 Westword profile, Henry Butler once owned a house in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood – but Hurricane Katrina destroyed the structure and pretty much everything else in it. Somehow, though, a number of live recordings he made over th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    Carrie Underwood

    Sunday, March 9, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Best 2007 - St. Louis: Jay Farrar's Chant and Strum

    As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Many St. Louis musicians hightail it out of the city as soon as they can, in hopes ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2004

    East Meets West

    Tan Dun's Passion merges cultures

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Young Buck

    Straight Outta Cashville (G-Unit/Interscope)

  • Music

    June 17, 2004


    You Are the Quarry (Attack)

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    Video Obscura

    Boulder's Joel Haertling uncovers the roots of MTV.

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Frazer's Edge

    Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

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    November 9, 1994