Bob McMahon From the perspective of a casual observer, it would be all too easy to label the members of Menomena as miserablists. The group's mixture of reverb-laden piano, woodwinds, crashing drums and pretty much every keyboard voice and stringed instrument in existence has always cohered into a ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the time when Radiohead had all of its gear stolen outside the Rockmada before a 1995 show at the Ogden Theatre. Okay, so it's bad enough that Radiohea ... More >>
In this interview, Courtney Wilson, bar manager at Williams & Graham and president-elect of the board of the Colorado Bartenders Guild, weighs in on what she'd like to see next for the guild, the drink that makes her forget her aversion to vodka and what she drank when she partied with Radiohead.
RADIOHEAD @ 1STBANK CENTER | 3.13.12 Thom Yorke apparently has no idea where he's at right now. "Wassup," he intones after a lively rendition of "Morning Mr Magpie," a decidedly jittery track from King of Limbs. "Where are we? Where the fuck are we? We're on the ground somewhere, near the mountains ... More >>
Other Lives (due at 1STBANK Center tonight with Radiohead) started in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2004 under the name Kunek, but when one of the founding members of the band left, the remaining members switched to their current moniker. The band's orchestral arrangements and its knack for creating tense ... More >>
Looking for a date to Radiohead tonight at the 1STBANK Center? Why you're in luck. We found a lovely lass willing to accompany you, as long as you're willing to give up one of your tickets. Other pleas have come pouring in from fans far and wide, those who stood in line (while pregnant, in one insta ... More >>
Some things, guys, are just too good to be true. Backbeat discovered the perfect example of this fact this morning when, while watching TV, we saw the blog on CNN and wondered what the hell was going on. The story behind that story involves Radiohead, a bakery, the major media outlet, the Internet a ... More >>
Hold onto your hats!Whichever one of you asked for a new Radiohead song for Christmas, thank you. To be honest, you should have been a bit more specific, but we at Backbeat are counting our blessings regardless. According to the epic Brit rockers' obsessive fansite, Atease.com, the long-lost ... More >>
Did you wake up a little earlier than usual yesterday hoping to get your hands on some Radiohead tickets during that special W.A.S.T.E. presale only to be disappointed? We started getting frustrated WTF?! emails and comments around 7 a.m. So apparently you were not alone. Not everybody, it se ... More >>
Radiohead returns on 3/13/12. Presale tix available Wednesday.Oh my! Christmas has come early this year. Mark your calendar now: Moments ago, we've just received word that Thom Yorke and company are coming back to Colorado. On Tuesdsay, March 13, in fact, Radiohead will be setting up shop at ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Besides the back-to-back Mumford & Sons dates we told you about yesterday, we have word on the Cars and Taylor Swift shows, as well as Hudson Gardens and Mishawaka's summer lineups. Meanwhile on local radio, Veronica, ... More >>
Probably would have been all right without this.As you may have heard, Radiohead's eighth album, The King of Limbs, was released today, a day earlier than expected, and only four days after it was announced. The complicated release strategy the band has devised is no longer the novelty it was ... More >>
It's been three years since Radiohead released In Rainbows and fans are getting kind of itchy to hear some new material. This past weekend at England's Big Chill festival, Thom Yorke scratched that itch -- maybe. He played a new-ish song called "Give Up the Ghost" (debuted in February, apparently ... More >>
In case you missed it, Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls fame) has released a ukulele Radiohead cover album called, well, conveniently enough, Amanda Palmer performs the popular hits of Radiohead on her magical ukulele -- a title that's sure not to leave anyone confused. Now, this is all wel ... More >>
I was fifteen when I heard Radiohead's OK Computer for the first time. This was shortly after seeing "Karma Police" on MTV and knowing I had to have the album right away. Like Pablo Honey, OK Computer was straightforward enough for my undeveloped palette, but the band had also gotten notice ... More >>
Thursday, June 3, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Photo courtesy of Kanyewest.com Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
All week we've been talking about talking at shows and all this talking has compelled me to weigh in with my own two cents. Like many of our other commentators, I need to admit a bit of guilt first -- I have been known to say a few words whilst someone is playing -- but just a few (oh, and once or ... More >>
In an admirable show of Christmas spirit, MP3 blog Stereogum has thoughtfully compiled a list of its top 50 downloaded tracks of the year. Even more thoughtfully, they've zipped all 50 of the files into one conveniently downloadable archive! Among the gems are a radical Diplo deconstruction/remix o ... More >>
Every year, as I finish up my mandatory end-of-year lists I'm struck by the fact that each year, some of my most interesting, influential and important musical experiences find themselves homeless, unlisted and unknown. Everyone wants to know the top releases of the year, top shows and similar, obvi ... More >>
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Cum Laude (Slowdance Records)
Monday, July 24, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Without Feathers (Vice)
Great Unseen (Bocumast Records)
Friday, May 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
You Are Food (Self-Released)
Kid 606 separates the beats from the crap.
Radiohead doesn't make albums. It has accidents.
Members of Radiohead hope their latest trip to Colorado won't be as creepy as the last.
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