Red Rocks plays the classics this week, with performances by Chicago (with REO Speedwagon) and Boston. It'll also host a damn good time of a double-bill in Chromeo and Cut Copy. The rest of our picks follow. See also: Cut Copy on Interactive Billboards, Unusual Guitars and the Summer of Love
Lady Gaga went high-concept on her last album and found mostly apathy among her desensitized fan base. But! The concerts have always been the best part -- last time around she gave birth to herself onstage and that was literally her entrance. So her upcoming show at the Pepsi Center should be a spec ... More >>
Roaring Twenties Records
For the past eleven years, Colorado Inside Out, the weekly public affairs roundtable on Colorado Public Television, has taken an annual trip in the Colorado Time Machine. The show's reported on current events of 1912 (last year's show, when I played Margaret "Molly" Brown or 1951 (the 2011 episode, ... More >>
Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows from the Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple and more were announced; Musketeer Gripweed, Hot Robots, and Broken Tongues got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj, the Shins a ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird, Fu ... More >>
This Tuesday, May 24, Bob Dylan will be turning seventy years old. To celebrate his 70th birthday, the members of Dylan66 and their friends -- like they've done every year for the past half-dozen years -- are getting together tomorrow night for a tribute show at Cervantes' featuring Dylan66, the Zim ... More >>
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt share a bill on Sunday, June 19Triple-A fans, rejoice! Chautauqua just announced the lineup for its upcoming summer season, which kicks off on May 21 and runs through the end of August, and with the exception of the odd comedian and pair of indie acts, you can look ... More >>
Many people in Denver may not know Nathan Reid by name. Just the same, over the course of his career, which spans three decades, he's had the chance to work with a host of prominent acts from Ghostface to Damien and Stephen Marley. Currently operating out of Mercury Sauce, his private produ ... More >>
This year's Red Rocks line-up has been filling in rather nicely, and there's been a few more additions this week, including a second Sting date that's been added, Blues Traveler's annual Fourth of July show, the Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Reggae on the Rocks, Celtic Woman and To ... More >>
Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>
Rickie Lee Jones was just tapped to co-headline Swallow Hill's RootsFest with Hot Rize and Leo Kottke tomorrow night at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Shawn Colvin, who was originally scheduled to perform, had to back out due to an unforeseen family emergency. Other acts at the fest include Tallest ... More >>
From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>
Swallow Hill just released the lineup for its third annual RootsFest, coming Saturday, March 28, to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The highlights of the show are the legendary Leo Kottke and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin. Also appearing are the Boulder Acoustic Society, Hot Rize, Ta ... More >>
Click yo fingers. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Adele. • James Han's solo sortie. • Leo Kottke, Shawn Colvin highlight RootsFest. • Q&A with William Elliott Whitmore. • Cacheflow teams with Brer Rabbit for dubby goodness. Today in Cafe Society: • PETA in the news again: "Sea Kit ... More >>
Geek icon and Internet rock star Jonathan Coulton is set to make his first appearance in Denver on January 17, at the Soiled Dove. In anticipation of his first concert in the Mile High city, Coulton was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about his beginnings as a code monkey, his inspirations f ... More >>
Shawn Colvin joins Hot Rize and Leo Kottke at the RootsFest. Not too much shaking this week with concert announcements, but there's good news for acoustic and bluegrass fans: tickets for Swallow Hill's RootsFest (known as the Denver Folk & Roots Music Festival for the past two years) conce ... More >>
Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003.
South by So What? Not this year, thanks to Vaux and other Denver bands.
Folksinger plays Swallow Hill
Thursday, December 16, E-Town at the Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030; Sunday, December 19, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
We'll miss the Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Maher keeps on joking
Landmark readings honor Kenneth Koch
Guitarist Patty Larkin is a tour de force.
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.
Mary Lou Lord is smarter than the average busker.
The hip-hop trivia question wants to prove that he's still cool.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Critics hate Dave Matthews, but that doesn't mean you should.
HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT SUMMER CONCERT FOR YOU.