If there's one band that put Colorado bluegrass on the map, it's Hot Rize. Longtime members Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, Tim O'Brien and Charles Sawtelle met at the Denver Folklore Center in the late 1970s. They worked there in various capacities -- as music instructors, instrument repairmen or at ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, December 3, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Saturday, March 1, L2 Church of Denver, 303-777-1003.
Searching for gems in the flood of seasonal discs.
Bluegrass Roots: The Best of Bluegrass and More, Live From etown
From the week of April 17, 2003
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe
(Skaggs Family Records)
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Murder on Music Row
(Shell Point Records)
The vocalist reinvents herself on a new album.