PURE SUNSHINE II @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.2.12 It would be hard to have picked the star attraction for this show because the crowd changed and switched throughout the show with some people sticking around for everything. But chances are, no one had seen Spell since its last show in July of 1995. With ... More >>
Eric GruneisenGUNS N' ROSES at 1STBANK CENTER | 12/11/11 Some bands wait until the end of the set or an encore to pull out its most beloved material. Not Guns N Roses. Two songs into the set, the instantly familiar guitar riff was teased two, maybe three times, before Axl Rose cried out, "Do you k ... More >>
Apparently there was a bit of a fight between Tom Waits' Glitter & Doom Live and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream last week at Twist & Shout, and fortunately, Waits, who turned sixty yesterday, was the victor. Blakroc, the Black Keys' new hip-hop project, came in third, while Them Crooked ... More >>
Mike Watt is most certainly a man whose thoughts cannot be expressed in a mere 500 or so words. Needless to say, this week's Rough Mixes entry only highlighted excerpts of our recent conversation with punk's elder statesman. While on tour supporting his newest punk rock opera "Hyphenated Man" and in ... More >>
The February 4 profile "Fucked Up Pushes Punk Into the Future By Understanding the Past" is pretty hefty -- nearly 1,400 words. And yet it only uses a small portion of the quotes offered by Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham during a sprawling, wide-ranging and hugely entertaining conversation that ... More >>
Friday, February 1, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Two decades on, Little Fyodor is still strange, witty and real.
Thursday, September 29, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Wednesday, August 31, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Miserycord (Cutting Board Records)
After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island.
When it comes to rock and revolution, John Wilkes Booze is loaded.
Nearing thirty years as the most challenging rock band on earth, Pere Ubu waxes enigmatic.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
The Day the Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs (Smog Veil Records)
Sound tumblers Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio flirt with the fault line.
Alternative rockers are getting behind Alternative Radio.
Uz Jsme Doma creates a bohemian rhapsody.
Re-examining the cultural legacy of the MC5.
Get reacquainted with Steve Knutson, the Denver rock-scene alum behind four CDs' worth of hip-hop history.
For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
The Velvet Underground, Big Star, Guru, The Drop Nineteens