As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (due Friday, March 16 at the Gothic Theatre) is based on Portland, Oregon. The band's frontman, Ruban Nielson, however, spent nearly a decade in punk band the Mint Chicks while based out of Auckland, New Zealand. After a few records on the legendary Flying Nun label, Nielson ... More >>
Rob Christensen ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI With Diva and Os Mutantes 11.23.10 | Bluebird Theatre Ariel Pink (whose real name is Ariel Rosenberg) spent the better part of the last decade making lo-fi recordings of himself in his bedroom and being booed off-stage during solo tours. When he ... More >>
Ariel and his spooky dudes.Los Angeles' supreme weirdo Ariel Pink brings his band/concept Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti through Denver tonight, in support of his latest release, Before Today. With a discography that challenges Frank Zappa's sheer strangeness and prolific nature, Pink and comp ... More >>
Master bluesman B.B. King, who seems to visit these parts a couple times a year, returns the the Boulder Theater on Saturday, January 22. Tickets ($77.50 general admission, $96.50 reserved, $124.50 gold circle) go on sale this Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. When DJ Shadow hits the Ogden Thea ... More >>
Built to Spill, who headlined this year's Westword Music Showcase, will come through town again, this time with Disco Doom at the Bluebird Sunday, September 20. Minneapolis-based rapper Brother Ali makes stops at the Ogden Theatre Tuesday September 29 and the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, September 3 ... More >>
A game of artful dodgeball with Of Montreal.
Nuggets II strikes gold by mining new territory.
El Gran Baile (Emperor Norton Records)
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.