FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>
String Cheese Incident returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night New Year's run on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31. Tickets ($56-$80/three-day passes $180) go on sale this Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, wha ... More >>
New York-based jam band moe. returns to the Ogden Theatre for a two-night stand on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7. General admission tickets ($30) go on sale on Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what songs are being played on local radio a ... More >>
Trampled By Turtles, due at this weekend's Westword Music Showcase, was started in 2003 by a group friends from Duluth, Minnesota, who knew each other from playing in various bands. Liberated by the freedom and mobility of playing acoustic instruments, the players honed a sound that happened to bene ... More >>
This past Sunday during his acceptance speech on behalf of his band the Foo Fighters for Best Rock Performance at the 54th Annual Grammy awards, Dave Grohl made some comments that stirred the ire of some folks. Lauding the fact that Wasting Light, the album in question, had been recorded in his gara ... More >>
What happens when contemporary electronic musicians, DJs and producers are teamed with old masters of rock, jazz, soul and country? That's the question posed by the new documentary Re:Generation, which opens for a limited run of screenings around Denver on February 16. The film follows musical colla ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, the Avett Brothers announced another Colorado date on July 8 at the Boulder Theater the night before their sold-out Red Rocks show, the FMQB Triple A Conference is returning to the Fox, Diana Ross is due at Wells Fargo in Septemb ... More >>
You've got to hand it to the folks at etown. In addition to running a class operation, Boulder trailblazers Nick and Helen Forster were clearly ahead of their time when they first melded eco-centric interviews and musical performances into a radio show eighteen years ago. The first couple of green h ... More >>
The Jonas Brothers will stop at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, June 24 as part of the trio's 44-city North American leg of its world tour. The Offspring, Alkaline Trio, the Vandals, Street Dogs and Frontside Five, meanwhile, hit Red Rocks on Thursday, May 28 as part of Punk Rocks 2009, while 311 and ... More >>
Bluegrass legend Dr. Banjo is still plucking after all these years.
Nick Hutchinson recently had the chance to chat with legendary bluegrass purveyor Pete Wernick about his influences, how he got his nickname and the difference between playing with Hot Rize and with Flexigrass. We ran a few highlights from their conversation in the November 1 issue, and here, in the ... More >>
Perry Farrell's Satellite Party Ultra Payloaded (Columbia) It's been ages since Farrell's best work with Jane's Addiction. Today, he's more of a scenester and raconteur than a musician interested in pushing anything other than product, and he proves it on Ultra Payloaded, an exercise in alleged coo ... More >>
Be there or be square!
Thursday, February 10, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Bluegrass Roots: The Best of Bluegrass and More, Live From etown
Grazing in the bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield keeps pickin' and grinnin'.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Take a peek inside the nation's unlikeliest Bob Dylan archive.
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
Down From the Mountain Tour
Music from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Monday, February 11, 2002
There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.
Jim Lauderdale has fought his way through the dregs of Nashville and emerged as a country keeper.
The Other Sessions (Dualtone Nashville)
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Italy's New Country Kitchen serves up a tasty helping of authentic American-style bluegrass.
Dwight Yoakam's new acoustic retrospective casts a shining light on the preeminent alt-rocker.
Open Road takes the old route to bluegrass tradition.