Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Sometimes we love a song because it's stupid. When the Flaming Lips immortalized a girl for not using jelly, for instance, we treasured the witty idiocy of it all. These are not those songs. These are the radio hits that tortured us with their inane babbling, with lyrics that sound epic and sentimen ... More >>
We all have it -- that one song that stopped us in our tracks the first time we ever heard it, that continues to give us pause each and every time it's played. Granted, some of us (see below) are a little more obsessive about these songs than others, but we each have a song -- and a story that goes ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambin ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Rammstein, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Kraddy, Peter Frampton, Umphrey's McGee and Henry Rollins were announced; Caleb Slade, Force Publique, My Body Sings Electric and the Outfit ... More >>
You don't want that to happen to youWhen a fan rushed the stage at the end of Lil Wayne's set at Comfort Dental and was subsequently tossed/tackled by security, we decided it was time to pay homage to the fans that have the balls to bum rush the stage. We don't exactly know what gets into the ... More >>
There are a lot of things to love about the '90s: Power Rangers, Cindy Crawford, Titanic, Beanie Babies, Win Ben Stein's Money, Mr. Bean, Friends or that notorious low-speed chase involving a white van and a retired professional football player. The music, however, was the best part of the de ... More >>
Oasis, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Matt Costa Monday, Dec. 8 Broomfield Event Center Better than: Seeing a band that's past its prime play in a high school auditorium. Circa 1997, an Oasis concert would have filled a venue the size of the Pepsi Center, with its official capacity estimated between ... More >>
Dig Out Your Soul, the seventh studio release by Oasis, marks a new role for Noel Gallagher, the band's figurative helmsman and one of its literal frontmen. Gallagher, who took on the role of producer for the band's previous studio outings, has handed complete production control over to Dave S ... More >>
As you like it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Sebastien Tellier (pictured) talks about Sexuality in a naughy Q&A. • Oasis' Noel Gallagher gets the Q&A treatment, too. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout gives a listen to Mike Marchant's campfire songs. • A look at photographer Peter Beste's blac ... More >>
Paul Weller, the mod heavyweight champion of the world, weighs in with Illumination.
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
The beat of the street makes the Freestylers feel like dancing.
The Chemical Brothers try to move beyond the hype.
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Is electronica the next big thing, or another passing fancy?