Rascal Flatts

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Country Music's ten biggest douchebags

    Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damagin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The ten biggest tropes in country music

    What makes a great country song? Well, if David Allan Coe is to be believed, the songs require a few things: mama, trains, trucks, prison, or gettin' drunk. There's got to be more to it than that though, right? Like, at least five more things. Country music draws on the same themes so often that it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | SUN & MON, 5/12-5/13 Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit rec ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The 2013 Colorado music festival guide

    I know it's hard to imagine now, especially with the temperature outside and the blanket of snow currently covering the Front Range, but summertime is just around the corner, which means the festival season is just getting ready to kick off. We know this because we're in the middle of putting togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    James "Rooster" Olson on turning pedal board creation into art with Trailer Trash Pedalboards

    After playing with Denver-based bands including G-Force and Autobahn in the '80s, James "Rooster" Olson made a name for himself with his company Trailer Trash Pedal Boards. Olson essentially revolutionized the pedal-board industry with his award-winning designs, which have been used by an array of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Ten best concerts this weekend, Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9

    Welcome to the weekend! We know, it's here already? Indeed. As always in our beloved Mile High City, the options are ripe for the picking and plentiful. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious and have some time to kill before lunch, print that bad boy ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    Rascal Flatts

    Saturday, September 8, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead this week's shows

    Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Tech N9ne, Eric Church, Creed, Rammstein and more

    Welcome to the weekend! A wide variety of musical options await you over the next few days: Tech N9ne returns to Colorado, his home away from home, for a show at the Fillmore, Eric Church stops by Red Rocks, Creed relives the '90s at the Paramount Theatre, Fear Factory shreds the Summit Music Hall, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Eric Church

    Saturday, May 19, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Madonna's MDNA falls harder than Lady Gaga's Born This Way did, while Nicki Minaj takes the top in the U.S. and U.K.

    In the ultimate twist of "Give Me Some Luvin'" irony, Nicki Minaj has dethroned Madonna from the top of the Billboard 200 chart this week, as Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded easily takes the top spot with 253,000 copies sold, while Madge's MDNA dropped to number eight, selling only 48,000 in its second ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    FML, white girl sitcoms and other things that can stay in 2011

    R.I.P. FML 2008-2011​Yes, 2012 is creeping up on us like my 32nd birthday (no need to send presents -- I will only be accepting fan letters as gifts and creepy Facebook messages of adoration from high school stalkers). Since the world is not going to be ending as some of us maybe thought it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    The new faces of R&B in Denver: Jon Shockness, J. Carey, Devan Blake Jones, BMore and B.Blacc

    Kate LevyJ. Carey is one smooth operator​Have you noticed the influx of male R&B singers these days, particularly in the Mile High City? Adam Duncan, who just joined the A&M/Octone Records roster, is just one of many cats putting it down in Denver these days. Jon Shockness (Air Dubai), J.Carey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Tonight: Natasha Bedingfield at the Gothic Theatre

    ​ Long before Natasha Bedingfield (playing tonight at the Gothic Theatre with Kate Voegele and Andy Grammer) wrote a song ("Unwritten") that became burned into the American pop culture consciousness as the theme song for The Hills in 2006, the singer-songwriter was achieving great success in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Elton John, Ray LaMontagne, Iron & Wine shows announced. Tickets on sale this weekend.

    ​Elton John is performing at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, April 12 to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Tickets ($49-$149) go on s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    John Elway at 50: Your biggest fan isn't gay, but he loves you anyway

    No. 7's Facebook photo.​Today, John Elway officially turns fifty, but the celebration's been going on for over a week, with Rascal Flatts playing a special show to celebrate Big John's latest landmark. That prompted a gusher of love on Elway's Facebook page, with a note from No. 7 prompting a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    Zac Brown Band

    Thursday, December 3, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    This Just In 1/15/09-1/21/09

    Les Claypool visits the Fillmore March 14 as part of the Oddity Faire Tour with the Yard Dogs Road Show, Saul Williams and Secret Chiefs 3.  After a slow holiday season of show announcements, things are starting to pick back up with a lot of spring concerts announced this week. But unfortunatel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Top 10 Country Albums of 2008

    Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Rascal Flatts

    Still Feels Good
    Lyric Street

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007


    In The Graduate, a brain-dead fat cat famously advised Dustin Hoffman's character to devote his professional career to "Plastics!" These days, however, up-and-comers would be well advised to stay away from this field -- at least if they'd hoped to specialize in compact discs. Recently released 2006 ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006


    Finding worthwhile things in neo-country -- like Jen Mangum.

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Josh Gracin

    Friday, February 24, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-1330.

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Youth of the Nation

    Country-radio pros gather in Colorado to search for ways to seduce a younger generation.