When a Colorado community doesn't want a marijuana cultivation warehouse, some people assume that the area is anti-pot and, therefore, anti-Colorado. However, one Boulder farming community is fighting a battle against marijuana that has nothing to do with any stereotypes about the plant. See also: ... More >>
Five Finger Death Punch formed in 2005 when Zoltan Bathory and Jeremy Spencer started putting together their next band. Ivan Moody, a singer who moved out to L.A. without knowing a soul and had been sleeping in his rehearsal space, heard the nascent project's demos and ended up joining the band. Ori ... More >>
Fans of The Crow rejoiced back in 2008, when we heard that it would be up for a remake. (For the two or three of you who didn't see the movie or read the graphic comic-book series, it's about a gothy-hot dead man with eyeliner who returns from the grave to exact bloody-gutsy-gory vengeance on a gang ... More >>
Fast-casual Japanese food like rice bowls, udon noodles and simple sushi rolls at cheap prices, served in a compact bistro environment that encourages come-as-you-are, quick-service dine-in or even faster carry-out: That's a golden dragon of a concept. But the unfortunate reality I saw while recentl ... More >>
Backbeat is continuing to count down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today: We take a look back at the time DJ Quik's early '90s show at Mammoth Events Center, which turned into a bit of a melee. "But still my story ain't over cause I got one more to tell/And the people of ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! And, oh, fingers crossed, what a weekend this will be. The sun was orange and the sky was blue when we woke up this morning. We're taking that as an omen or something. That could just be the tequila shot from last night talking, though. Saw the first night of Trampled By Turt ... More >>
CLUTCH @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/21/12 Neil Fallon was happy that the Mayans were wrong about the end of the world. The Clutch frontman spelled out his reasoning to the crowd that packed the floor and the wings of the Fillmore on Friday night, taking a rare break between tunes in a breakneck set t ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will be finishing our count down of the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, we take a look back at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-night musical event in June 1969 that culminated with the final appearance of the Jimi Hendrix Experien ... More >>
Eminence Ensemble (due at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom tomorrow night) has been frequently making a name for itself among the Boulder-based acts that have been emerging onto the scene. In advance of tomorrow night's show, we spoke with percussionist Nick Baum recently to find out a little more ab ... More >>
Legendary bass player and merchandising tycoon Gene Simmons has announced a new restaurant chain creatively titled Rock & Brews that will satisfy hungry classic rock fans craving to eat in a place that looks like a glorified backstage area. The franchise will debut this year in El Segundo, CA, and a ... More >>
It's another big weekend for music on the Front Range. Tonight, Otis Taylor kicks off his Trance Blues Festival, which runs from this evening through Sunday and is spread across a variety of venues in Boulder. Elsewhere, Nathaniel Rateliff's hosting his annual holiday soiree at the Gothic with stack ... More >>
TestamentTestament (sharing a bill tomorrow night at Summit Music Hall with Anthrax and Death Angel) is one of the bands that make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5 (or Big 6, if the often overlooked Exodus were included). The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash move ... More >>
Spineshank (due Sunday, October 2, at 3 Kings Tavern) started in 1996 as a band that fused industrial sounds and ideas with elements of thrash. With the release of its 1998 debut, Strictly Diesel, Spineshank caught the attention of a wide audience with its blend of melody and hard-edged musicianship ... More >>
Dark Castle (due tonight at the Larimer Lounge, with Yob and Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire) from St. Augustine, Florida, is often lumped in with doom or death metal -- or whatever heavy music seems to be at least a few steps removed from mainstream metal. But the eclectic blend of so ... More >>
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?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Lori Midson Aaron Youngblood Executive Chef Dixons Downtown Grill 1610 16th Street 303-573-6100 www.dixonsrestaurant.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Aaron Youngblood, executive chef of Dixons Downtown Grill. Read part one of Midson's interview with Youngblood. Rules ... More >>
Dethklok (Aaron Thackeray)â€‹Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge and High on Fire Saturday, October 10, 2009 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Seeing the Archies, Alvin and the Chipmunks or any other cartoon rock band "There sure are a lot of nerds here for a heavy metal show," said a friend while overlook ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Lamb of God is in good company on Gigantour.
Be there or be square!
Kronow proves its mettle with Forever Altered.
Jeep’s new vehicle is definitely off-road.
Still reigning in blood, Slayer gives the devil his due.
When it comes to the power and passion of punk rock, there's no substitute for Stuntdoubles.
Don’t be a D.O.R.K. — support the local music scene.
When Cephalic Carnage went looking for success outside of Denver, it turned to the sewers of the death-metal underground.
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
For Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf, sex, drugs and rock and roll never went out of style.
THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING AT COORS FIELD.
ONE DAY, AL PALLONE SLAPPED A DECAL ON HIS CAR. THE REST IS HYSTERIA.