Christopher Golub is not a Radiohead hater. Golub's Brooklyn-based company Studio Orca curates the music played in Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has over 1,400 locations. In honor of the Colorado-based restaurant chain's twentieth anniversary this weekend, we profiled Golub ("Black Beans, White St ... More >>
Composer and conductor Steve Hackman isn't limited by time or culture when it comes to his musical taste. As a part of the Colorado Music Festival this weekend, Hackman has been invited to bring his mashup of the Radiohead classic OK Computer and Johannes Brahms first symphony to Boulder, linking to ... 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.
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 t ... 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 of ... 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 >>
Die-hard Radiohead enthusiast Michael Garafalo of Denver was the first person in the world to have elective plastic surgery to make his eye look like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's. Steve Muldue is sitting in the waiting room of Dr. Cynthia Mason’s plastic surgery clinic in Denver, Colorado, tap ... More >>
Here's a wrap up of what you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were transfixed by the dustup between Radiohead and Prince over whether or not Prince has the right to cock block the release of video of his performance of Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella...
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: So, this Radiohead band seems pretty popular, and this review is another argument that this may be the group's best tour ever. Photo courtesy of A to Z.
Just received a missive from Nasty Little Man, Radiohead's dutiful PR firm, with the words, "RADIOHEAD AUGUST 2008 DATES & VENUES CONFIRMED," in the subject line. My heart raced a bit, I'll admit it, as I scrolled down... but alas, it then flatlined. Again. Still no Denver date. What are we, chopped ... More >>
As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Remember how everyone thought Snoop Dogg wearing golf gear in 2004's Starsky & Hutc ... More >>
Radiohead was here.
Okay, we're not quite as quick as Annie Zaleski, whose early morning review of the new Radiohead recording In Rainbows can be found here. But below, find a couple of additional takes from two regular Backbeat Online contributors, Sean Cronin and yours truly. The rules were simple: Jot down your reac ... More >>
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.
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.