In years since it became Lost Lake Lounge, the strip mall bar sitting on Colfax at the edge of Colorado Blvd. has maintained a low-key, log cabin-like atmosphere; beers were sipped at the front room's small crescent-shaped bar and bands played in the back room on the floor. The space has a long hi ... More >>
For national acts touring through Denver, "the party doesn't have to stop at the encore," says Lipgloss co-founder Michael Trundle (boyhollow). Instead, bands can walk across the street from the Bluebird, fresh from playing to a packed crowd, and DJ at Lost Lake Lounge. They did twice last weekend: ... More >>
Nearly four years after Matt LaBarge took over the former Bulldog Bar at 3602 East Colfax and transformed it into the Lost Lake Lounge, he has sold it to Larimer Lounge owner and AEG talent buyer Scott Campbell. Campbell, who officially took over the space yesterday, says one of the reasons for buyi ... More >>
After ongoing discussions for the past few months, AEG Live Rocky Mountains has finalized a fifteen-year deal with the Museum of Outdoor Arts to take over Fiddler's Green, the 18,000-seat Greenwood Village amphitheatre that opened in 1989 and recently reverted back to its original name after stints ... More >>
On Tuesday, January 1, when most of us are still sleeping off the last good times of 2012 or steeling ourselves to tackle resolutions for the new year, our city's live-music scene will mark a major development: This is the day that the iconic Gothic Theatre will be put in the capable hands of the fo ... More >>
AMERICAN IDIOT @ BUELL THEATRE | 03.06.12 See also: Interview with Gabrielle McClinton (Whatsername) The first murmurs of canned news clips and talking heads began before the house lights went down and the curtain went up in the Buell last night. They started as hints and whispers, really -- the d ... More >>
FacebookDon Strasburg (center) with the members of Furthur this past summer at Red Rocks.Massive props are due this morning to Don Strasburg of AEG Live Rocky Mountain, who was named Talent Buyer of the Year at the annual Pollstar awards this past Friday in Los Angeles at Club Nokia. The reco ... More >>
Michael LustigRick Kulwicki and his boysSo what is it they say -- at the end of every dark night a new day dawns? There's solace to be found in that maxim. And some bright spots are starting to emerge on an otherwise dreary week which brought shocking news of Rick Kulwicki's untimely death. ... More >>
Matthew Ballantine-PattonAdam Edwards, Ian O'Dougherty and Sean Merrell are Eolian In this week's issue, the Rough Mixes entry focusing on Eolian, the progressive rock project led by Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun) and featuring occasional Backbeat contributor Sean Merrell (T ... More >>
Eric Bachmann's Cuban sandwiches rock.
A Denver scene icon has passed, but his music lives on.
Aubrey Collins deserves to be at least The One.
Denver bands make tracks to Austin.
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Scenes from SXSW
A punk-rock burlesquecapade puts the suicide squeeze on one local venue.
Life is a lonely highway when you’re a touring musician without a good booking agent.
Scott Campbell moves down the road and away from the 15th Street Tavern.
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Our purple mountains' majesty can be a headache for traveling bands -- and for fans who crave live music.
Whitey on the Moon is one small step for Denver music.
The Volts have lit up Denver stages with their rock-and-roll power -- and caused a few blowouts along the way.
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Officer Steve Gonzales
A new CD captures local music in the raw.
The coolest college station around could use some cash.
What are these punk kids doing, turning Denver into a hot art town?