Norma Jean

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    New Denver shows: Savoy at Fillmore, Murder By Death adds third show, the Mowgli's

    Savoy is slated to make its way back to the Mile High City for a headlining date at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 15, as part of the act's Get Lazer'd Tour. Tickets ($25) go on sale this Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Panic! at the Disco, Wayne Static, Thomas Dolby

    Panic! at the Disco's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die tour hits the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, January 18. Tickets ($29.95) go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Summer Slaughter at Ogden Theatre, 8/16/13

    SUMMER SLAUGHTER @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8/16/13 Kicking the slaughter off early before work hours ended didn't prevent fans from sneaking out of work a little early to get the mass-murder body-ripping brutal metal started. Those who were previously in docile work environments quickly acclimated to the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 8/17/13 Five Iron Frenzy began life in 1995, as the side project of a long-forgotten thrash-metal-and-industrial band called Exhumator. Ahead of the ska revival of the mid-'90s, Exhumator's members wanted to play music that was inherently fun, positive and upl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | THURS, 8/15/13 A six-year hiatus hasn't made Queens of the Stone Age forget its roots. The earnest full-length album ...Like Clockwork, released earlier this year, is a long-awaited return to the spotlight, and it proves that the band hasn't lost its flair for ' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Tonight: Norma Jean at Summit -- win tickets!

    ​Heading up a laundry list of acts, Norma Jean comes through the Summit Music Hall tonight with Sleeping Giant, the Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas in July, I, the Breather, the Great Commision, Sovereign Strength and As Hell Retreats on the Scream The Prayer tour. The post-hardco ... 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 17, 2011

    Annie's Cafe celebrates thirty years

    Teal Nipp​Thirty years ago this month, Peggy Anderson and Diane Williams opened Annie's Cafe in a storefront attached to a drug store at Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. "About ten people came that first day," Anderson remembers. But those ten customers turned into a crowd of regulars a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Robert Plant, Rootsfest, Trey Anastasio shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Robert Plant visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27, as part of the third leg of his tour supporting his Grammy-nomimated Band of Joy. He'll be bringing the same band that's on the recording, including Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Bryon House, Marco Giovino and Buddy Miller.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Justify My Love: Defending '50s and '60s country

    ​Okay, we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon nobody else knew about. "Guilty pleasures" is what most people term these sort of inclinations. Well, here at Backbeat, there's no shame in our game -- assuming, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Suburban Home Records selling off vinyl test pressings

    ​Want to own a piece of music history? Suburban Home Records is selling off a number of rare -- essentially unique, actually -- vinyl test pressings they've amassed over the years. If you aren't familiar with the concept, test pressings are basically just what the name says, a limited run (us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Last Night: Norma Jean at Marquis Theater

    ​Norma Jean, HORSE the Band, The Chariot, Arsonists Get all the Girls Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 Marquis Theater Better than: Seeing an actual Kenny Loggins show -- this show had just the right amount of Kenny Loggins. Though, to be fair, I've never seen the guy play. It might be pretty badass, for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler, Rob Zombie, Puscifer shows announced

    ​It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    The Decemberists, Thievery Corporation, John Prine shows announced

    It's been a busy week for concert announcements. Live Nation announced three new Fillmore shows, including Jack's Mannequin on Tuesday, April 7, Thievery Corporation on Tuesday, April 16 and the Decemberists on Tuesday, May 26. John Prine and Levon Helm's Saturday, June 13 show at Red Rocks with Lev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Q&A with David Marion from Fear Before the March of Flames

    In advance of the Fear Before the March of Flames show tonight at the Marquis Theater, we sat down for a chat with frontman David Marion, who filled us in on everything that’s been going on with the band, from recording the new record, which the act just finished, to getting ready to head back out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    This Just In 8/21-27

    Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks hit the Gothic Theatre November 6. There's an eclectic bunch of shows going on sale this weekend from Old Crow Medicine Show and Grace Potter to the Czech Republics' Plastic People and Tony Clifton & the Katrina Kiss My Ass Orchestra. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008
  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Happy Feet

    That whole talking-animal genre? Let's be done with it.

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Fear Factor

    A freak accident brings new meaning to this band's latest release.

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Dead on Arrival

    Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Trail Blazers

    Fear Before the March of Flames' four-alarm hardcore torches everything in its path.

  • Dining

    February 13, 2003

    Bite Me

    Fry Me to the Moon

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    Bite Me

    Back on the chain gang.

  • Music

    June 18, 1998
  • Dining

    May 28, 1998