Pollstar is the most well-known trade publication for the live music industry, so its annual awards are worth taking seriously. So congratulations to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Brown Note Productions, the two Colorado representatives on this year's ballot. Telluride is up for Music Festiva ... More >>
Welp, it's a wrap. No Morrissey, Denver. That's the word. Whoever said they were just waiting for the word "postponed" to follow word of the new date to make up for his twice previously postponed Denver dates, you should start buying lottery tickets or something. Well, except that the date hasn't be ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
Fiona Apple's coming to the Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 20: With a newly revitalized career thanks to a stint wowing audiences at this year's SXSW and fresh off releasing a brand new album with a notably pithy title (in comparison to When the Pawn..., her 1999 album -- The Idler Wheel is wiser ... More >>
Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest album of all time. This, apparently, is not opinion either, but rather fact. The tour kicks off on May 23 in ... More >>
Gaylord Entertainment says its huge convention-and-hotel complex plan for Aurora is not contingent on the National Western Stock Show leaving its home for 105 years in north Denver and moving right next door to the new project. And what does the Stock Show say?
There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.
Time (The Revelator) (Acony)
Now part of Denver Joe's "family," Dick and Lois Meis have strummed, plucked and picked their way across five decades of Western music.
O Brother's success revealed Norman Blake's genius to a wide audience. Bluegrass fans have seen it all along.
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it.