In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>
Going out doesn't have to mean going for broke -- seriously. This week there are plenty of inexpensive entertainment options, from karaoke on the 16th Street Mall to a food-themed photography show to a Mother's Day concert. Celebrate art, see a silent movie in the park, and get out there without spe ... More >>
See Also: • Best of Denver 2012 - Rear Inn Lounge/Armida's • Best of Denver 2011 - Music Bar • Best of Denver 2010 - Charlie Brown's Bar & Grill Before Dave Staff started singing Peggy Lee and Big Crosby in front of an audience, he sang to light fixtures. A former electrician, the seventy-yea ... More >>
Up until about ten years ago, coffee seemed to have its grip firmly around us. Just take the songs below, for example. You won't find any written in the past decade, which is a little sad, the death of coffee and all. Because no one is going to write a song about the energizing effects of a Starbuck ... More >>
I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>
Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time.
Wednesday, August 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
7.30.07 Rockhampton, Australia Tropic of Capricorn PBC, I split the first two weeks in this country between Sydney and Melbourne, trying to erase the image of Foo the Saigon security guard and his red Thermos from my mind while also trying to locate the fabled Australian "spirit." This spirit was ... More >>
Who needs a rhythm section when your players are this good?
Sunday, February 11, Twist & Shout, 303-722-1943.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Back to Basics (RCA)
Temptations fire up the soul of the South.
Fishing Music: A Collection of Acoustic Folk, Blues & Swing (Snake River Records)
The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (Bluebird)
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Death comes calling jazz's legendary players.
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
The music that time forgot is in a warehouse in Colorado Springs.
The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.
WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.