Portugal. The Man Church Mouth (Fearless) There's no denying that John Gourley and his two musical pals take themselves mighty seriously. Fortunately, they manage to merge artsiness with whimsy, cheek and good beats. The likes of "Sugar Cinammon," "Oh Lord" and the title track are herky-jerky alter ... More >>
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere.
Friday, July 8, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Georgia Hard (Yep Roc)
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Gospel-and-soul group Reverend Leon's Revival has released minister Paul Ramsey's campy spirit.
Big Thinkin' (Hightone)
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Robbie Fulks may not be a radical, but he has definitely changed the face of good ol'-fashioned C&W.
Music City inspires songs of love and (mostly) hate.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
Poor Little Knitter on the Road and Quasi
The music that time forgot is in a warehouse in Colorado Springs.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.