Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>
This year, ambitious new books tackled the lives of music legends from Neil Young to Pete Townshend -- and many of these 2012 releases managed to burst through genres to offer significantly more than the average biography. We at Backbeat explored memoirs, historical surveys, ruminations on philosoph ... More >>
The names you'll recognize -- the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones -- and the titles of Boedecker Theater's upcoming film series will be a treat for classic-rock fans who have already devoured big-budget docs like When You're Strange or last month's Crossfire Hurricane. "Both the ... More >>
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/10/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: flush with feeling, vaguely th ... More >>
Friday, August 10, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
It's debatable as to whether it's proper etiquette to wear a t-shirt of the band you're going to see, but we're giving these Neil Young fans a pass because their shirts are just too damn awesome. Neil Young & Crazy Horse played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 5, 2012, and Eric Gruneisen brought ... More >>
See Also: - Q&A with Jim James of My Morning Jacket - Profile: Joy Subtraction, 8/2/12 - Q&A with Angry Hand of God Welcome to the weekend! Aren't you glad you hung in there? Your hard work grinding it out this week is about to rewarded handsomely by a pair of back-to-back shows from My Morning Jac ... More >>
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 >>
The year 1972 saw the death of the hippies -- or, at the very least, the decline of the movement from idealistic young go-getters playing with the fire of radical social change to an out-of-control inferno of hard drugs and failed dreams. Neil Young's Harvest wasn't the first to comment on these dar ... More >>
Until 1 p.m. today, the Canadian consulate is hosting Canada Day festivities on the 16th Street Mall between Cleveland and Court streets. Which got us to thinking: What is most worth celebrating about Canada? And what deserves a special musical attack from the South Park boys? These probing q ... More >>
On the heels of their dual CD release party a few weeks ago at the Gothic, Air Dubai and the Heyday claimed the top spots at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 10. Up at Album's On the Hill, meanwhile, Bad Religion topped the charts with its latest Dissent of Man, Superchunk's latest e ... More >>
Le Noise, Neil Young's collaboration with producer Daniel Lanois, released last week on Reprise, claimed the top spot at Twist & Shout, checked in at number three at Albums on the Hill and rounded out the top ten at Wax Trax for the week ending October 3. Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest, meanwhil ... More >>
[via Flickr]Last week, it was revealed the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) spent $16 million to recover $391,000 from lawsuits involving peer-to-peer file sharing. No, we didn't print that backwards; you don't need to adjust your screen -- they really did waste that much mone ... More >>
Like so many new albums from old dudes, it's not that Ozzy Osbourne's Scream, which was released today, is not good, per se -- it's that it's not needed. While Osbourne's new effort updates his shtick a bit -- it sounds like he's been listening to a long of Norwegian opera-metal and possibly some ... More >>
Photo by Larry Cragg While there is no doubt that Neil Young is multifaceted, two distinct personas emerge when he performs live. During his acoustic ballads, there's a fragility and just a hint of crackle in his voice. And on the rockers, he is a performer of ferociousness and raw power.
Okay, now this is just rad. If you haven't seen this already, here's what you're in for: Jim Jarmusch -- the man responsible for such fine moments in American cinema as Mystery Train, Night On Earth and Dead Man -- accompanying Bradford Cox, that lanky weirdo from Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, and R ... More >>
Neil Young's Dreamin' Man Live '92, which includes a complete live performance of Harvest Moon before the studio album was released, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this week, while Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez claimed the second slot with his latest effort, Xenophanes. Tom Waits, meanwhile ... More >>
"I'm in the mood for a little Canuck rock. How 'bout you?"Back in October, the pilots of a Northwest Airlines flight lost radio contact over Denver, and didn't get back in touch until they'd overshot their destination, Minneapolis, by 150 miles. Shortly thereafter, reports surfaced that the j ... More >>
Neil Young ended 2008 with a bang by performing a marathon two-and-a-half-hour-long set at Madison Square Garden that was not only chock-full of classics but also included a handful of new tracks that Young wrote during his quest to turn one of his antique cars into a viable alternative-fuel vehicle ... More >>
The Derek Trucks Band's Already Free, released January 13, on RCA Victor, tops last week's top seller list at Twist & Shout, while Paper Bird's Anything Nameless and Joymaking comes in at number three again. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.
Neil Young's live recording from 1968, when he was just 22, tops Twist & Shout's bestsellers list, with a strong showing from local acts Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) and Paper Bird. Also good to see Tom Waits in the Top 10 with an album he released just over four years ago. The ... More >>
Nuclear War EP
Denver bands make love, not war, at Stand By Your Band II.
Thursday, July 20, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Living With War (Reprise)
Friday, October 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Prairie Wind (Reprise)
Out on Bail
Über Cobra (Widespread Records)
My Morning Jacket
The Last Waltz (Warner Bros./Rhino)
Are You Passionate? (Reprise)
@home@sunset, @home@sunrise (Moonshine)
Box Set (Atco/Elektra/Rhino)
Having traded indie-hero status for fatherhood, Built to Spill's Doug Martsch makes music when -- and where -- he wants to.
Road Rock V.1 and Red Rocks Live
Richie Furay found something unexpected on his way to country-rock stardom: salvation.
Big Mike returns to the local music biz.
How CSNY reproduced again.