This weekend's best shows include rapper Redman releasing a new album poolside in RiNo, Xiu Xiu bringing its newest noise to Larimer Lounge and "Jessie's Girl" to Fiddler's Green. There are plenty of other good ones in the next couple days -- the rest of our picks for the weekend are below.
This week's literary picks bounce between a promising novelist's debut, a pop star's foray into fiction and a bookish wine tasting; read on for all the details. See also: The ten best comedy events in Denver this August
Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, Umphrey's Mcgee and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Sh ... More >>
Starting off with The Guess Who on Sunday, June 3, and closing with Super Diamond on Sunday, August 26, the Hudson Gardens summer classic rock-centric concert series includes more than a dozen acts such as Mr. "Proud to Be An American," Lee Greenwood, on July 3 and 4, Heart on July 8, Rick Springfie ... More >>
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Geek icon and Internet rock star Jonathan Coulton is set to make his first appearance in Denver on January 17, at the Soiled Dove. In anticipation of his first concert in the Mile High city, Coulton was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about his beginnings as a code monkey, his inspirations f ... More >>
Call me daddy. No, really. Here's a convenient and useful guide to all the wonderful content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were reeling from the shock and disbelief of discovering that Clay Aiken, of American Idol fame, has somehow managed to spawn, and is now a fath ... More >>
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