Bluegrass affeciandos, rejoice! Time to break out the banjos. The Midwinter Bluegrass Festival, which kicks off this Friday, February 15 and runs through Sunday, February 17, will give you all the bluegrass you can handle this weekend, with performances by a parade of the area's prime purveyors from ... More >>
Next month, the members of Wanker will be celebrating their 25th anniversary. But not only is it the anniversary of the band, it's also the anniversary of the band being on the cover of this here fishwrap. While Wanker went on to earn nods from our paper as Best Band in 1988 and Best Band to Watch i ... More >>
As stores start to get in the holiday spirit, your wallet begins to get a work-out. Fortunately, you won't have to spend much this weekend to stay entertained. You can ignore the upcoming holidays and pretend it's still Halloween at a Second Halloween art show, dance like a fool in a flash mob, atte ... More >>
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- Record Store Day 2012
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- Boulder's five biggest hipster bars
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For many music fans, the last time they bought a CD might be f ... 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 >>
Today, the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is taking place at Ramada Plaza in Northglenn (I-25 and 120th). For a $2.00 admission, you can sort through a treasure trove of vinyl from over forty dealers from all over the country. While there will also be CDs, posters and other stuff available at ... More >>
We're not entirely sure what happened to Denver's usual March storm, but since it seems to have forgotten us this year, we're going to celebrate the only way we know how: on the cheap. Since we spent most of our money stockpiling canned goods for the annual snow-in, we're out of cash, but tha ... More >>
I'm not gonna mince words, here, people: There's a lot to do here throughout the weekend, if you care to slog out into the slush to do it. Here's a smattering of worthy stuff on our radar.
Boulder's Frequent Flyers aerial dance troupe will take to the sky again beginning tonight, with the opening ... More >>
Photo: David Barber
This weekend, a cluster of bands from Denver's past and present will be gathering at Herman's Hideaway to celebrate the life of Sharon Rawles, who passed away at the end of September. A cherished member of the music community, Rawles had an undeniable impact on the scene over ... More >>
Our favorite winner from Westword's twenty-third Best of Denver Awards has to be that for "Best (Very) Late-Night People Watching," the Ramada Inn on Colfax:
The Ramada Inn Downtown Denver is like a rock-and-roll RV park on weekend nights, when tour buses crowd the parking lot and bleary-eyed music ... More >>