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?" So 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 ... More >>
Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>
Due to a crippling, worldwide shortage of seventeen-minute solos, Phish has decided to reform Here's a friendly, easy-to-use index to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy doing that weird stoner hippie dance in celebration of the recent news t ... More >>
Two sides of David Berman. E-mail interviews can be a drag unless the person providing A's to the Q's takes the time to respond in an interesting and thoughtful way. Fortunately, we've gotten lucky lately, first with Santogold's Santi White, and now with David Berman of Silver Jews, the subject of ... More >>
David Berman of Silver Jews. A new month; a new shortcut. Backbeat Online offers music for your eyes: a Q&A with Silver Jews' David Berman, a This Just In concert update, word of a new locally oriented show on Alice/105.9 FM, and a slideshow of Horse the Band at the Marquis. Say "neigh," not "nay ... More >>
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on.
Here’s a sample of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: If the words “Sex Pistols reunion show” fill you with disgust and hatred read this. Hell, read it even if they don’t, it’s good. The world’s greatest living music writer ruminates (b ... More >>
Hotel Lives Truck Stop
Edith Frost creates music that fits the season perfectly.