Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>
BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>
Brian Eno's 1977 album Before and After Science marks the end of an era. In the four years before it came out, starting in January of 1974, Eno released no fewer than three solo pop albums, and this, his fourth, was to be his last for almost thirty years. By the time he returned to song-oriented voc ... More >>
Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>
In 1984, Soundgarden (due at Red Rocks tonight with The Mars Volta) started out as a three piece with Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Within a year, the trio recruited Scott Sundquist to play drums, so that Cornell could cultivate his skills ... More >>
The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
When you think solo acoustic guitar, what comes to mind? Some classical finger-picking perhaps? Or some some folky jerkoff at a party, who needs John Belushi to come along and set his ass straight by smashing his guitar? Or maybe you think of looping alien soundscapes with a Western feel and ... More >>
G. Sand Photography Studios Forward-thinking trumpeter Cuong Vu has performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson and David Bowie. He's toured the world and released four albums under his own name. After a stint in New York, Vu moved back to the Northwest, where he is now assistan ... More >>
Adrian Belew has lead something of a charmed existence as a musician for the last thirty years, from his first high-profile gig as a guitarist for Frank Zappa in 1979 to his later work with Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, David Bowie and King Crimson. Though possessed of preternaturally able technic ... More >>
Sunday, August 30, Paramount Theatre, 303-623-0106.
Twenty-nine years into its career, the Church recently released Untitled #23, one of its most accomplished works in an already remarkable string of albums over the last decade. We had a chance to have a candid conversation about the band's music, the true meaning of artistic significance and its daz ... More >>
Friday, April 18, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Friday, November 24, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Fire Theft
Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.
Alex Paterson returns from Orblivion with a disc that inspires passionate responses.
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones goes it alone.
Chicago's post-progressive- math-punk-rock-jazz quartet Sweep the Leg Johnny is a sonic non sequitur.
October 22 - 28. 1998
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.
Guitarist Adrian Legg sees his music as serious fun.
Before you declare yourself a Grammy expert, let Backbeat test your skills.
Begin 1997 with the ten best Colorado CDs of 1996.
THIS YEAR'S MODEL OF KING CRIMSON IS A BLAST FROM THE PAST--AND THE FUTURE.