Journey and Steve Miller Band co-headline the Pepsi Center, with Tower of Power opening, on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets range from $39.50-$135, and go on sale this Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week and to see what songs were played on local rad ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>
93.3's THE BIG GIG @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE| 9/16/12 Future rock stars of America, when they're doing their homework by watching all the YouTube vids they can find of fabulous frontmen lathering up a crowd, should instead go catch a Hives show to see how it's done. Like a rock and roll pissing cont ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! The weather has finally cooled off a bit, but the shows haven't. Whatever your inclinations are this next couple of days, there are a plethora of options, from Devin Townsend Project tonight at the Summit Music Hall to Deltron 3030 tomorrow night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Bal ... More >>
While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of dates with Brother Ali in October, as well as the Melvins Lite and Henry Rollins in September and an October da ... More >>
Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>
A fresh batch of new shows announced this week, including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller at Red Rocks, the Head and the Heart and Blitzen Trapper at the Boulder Theater, Kimbra at the Ogden Theatre, Shinedown and Godsmack at Comfort Dental and Steve Vai at the Ogden. Page down for a full rundown plus lo ... More >>
Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>
While the concert announcements have started tapering off a bit, there's still some big shows that have been announced, including Gotye's Red Rocks show in August, Channel 93.3's Big Gig in September featuring Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, the Hives, the Wombats and others at Red Rocks. Also, Matisyahu ... More >>
Many of previous weeks' big-performing albums have rebounded on the Billboard 200 chart, thanks to a Mother's Day sales surge. Adele's 21 is the best example of this boost, as the album shoots up from number four to number two this week. It's still not enough to reclaim the top spot from Carrie Unde ... More >>
Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>
Kate LevyMatthew Bellamy of Muse MUSE With Passion Pit 10.02.10 | Pepsi Center Pinpointing Muse's primary, uh, muse is neither difficult - if you said Bends/OK Computer-era Radiohead, give yourself a gold star -- nor particularly insightful to point out at this juncture. It's an old knock. Just th ... More >>
Monday, July 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
Nearly a year after Tool's triumphant headlining set at the Mile High Music Festival, Maynard James Keenan and company return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29. Reserved tickets are $52.50 to $69.50 and go on sale Saturday, May 1 ... More >>
Only in Colorado: Tonight's sold-out Muse and Silversun Pickups show, originally scheduled at the 1stBank Center, has been postponed due to snow on Vail Pass. But there's good news for anyone who didn't get tickets to the show; when the band returns the area October 2, it will play at the Pep ... More >>
Black Keys' singer Dan Auerbach and Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros nabbed the first and second spots at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 10. The singer Lhasa, who passed away on January 1 at the age of 37, had two albums in the top ten, including her self-titled disc, release ... More >>
England-based alt-rock band Muse, who's touring in support of its latest effort, The Resistance, is slated to visit Odeum Colorado (formerly the Broomfield Event Center) with Silversun Pickups on Tuesday, April 6. Tickets, which are $39.50 to $49.50, go on sale Saturday, December 19, at 10 a.m. Y ... More >>
Last time we checked, there's still a good four months left until the end of the year. Regardless, that hasn't stopped Bob Boilen and company from NPR's All Songs Considered from weighing in on the best music of 2009 (so far). Actually, check that -- the results, which were posted on the show's b ... More >>
Bob Dylan's latest disc, Together Through Life, was the top seller for the second week in a row at Twist and Shout, while new releases from Ben Harper, Isis, Peaches and St. Vincent rounded out the list for the week ending May 10. See the full breakdown after the jump.
Depeche Mode's brand new disc, Sounds of the Universe, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending April 26. Iron & Wine's Norfolk 6/20/05, which was a Record Store Day release, nabbed the second spot while new albums by Manchester Orchestra, Camera Obscura and Booker T were al ... More >>
The brand new Silversun Pickups album, Swoon, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending April 19. Since the store was pretty busy on Record Store Day (April 18), it's not surprising that special releases for that day by Iron & Wine, My Morning Jacket and Tift Merritt also mad ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of a ... More >>
Midnight has finally come. For 11 hours straight on Saturday, Backbeat Online had Red Rocks surrounded, an army of writers, photographers, and other assorted hooligans braving a piss-reeking media tent to bring you live coverage of Monolith Festival. Day 1 of the fest starred Devotchka, Vampire ... More >>
Kind of blue. Welcome to the blog days of summer. The Cat's Pajamas struts to a Riverfront Park fashion show. Meanwhile, Cafe Society welcomes 8 Rivers to LoDo as the Candy Girls stage a Japanese candy extravaganza. As a bonus, Jason Sheehan introduces you to Troy Guard, cottage cheese pimp. Noth ... More >>
Photo by Aaron Thackeray Just received word that Monolith, the two-day music festival slated to take place at Red Rocks on September 13-14, has added 22 more acts, including Atmosphere (pictured above from the second show of a two-night stand last night at the Ogden Theatre), Hercules and Love Affa ... More >>
All right, if you thought the inaugural edition of Monolith last year was pretty kick ass, wait until you get a load of this year's line-up, which comes even closer to living up to the festival's name: How about some TV on the Radio? Justice? Vampire Weekend? Neko Case, And what about a little Sharo ... More >>
Alex Church prefers staying afloat to howling success.
Alex Church of Sea Wolf, who’s profiled in the January 10 Westword, is a critic’s favorite for a couple of very good reasons: His music is consistently intelligent, and so are his conversations, as he demonstrates in the following Q&A. Church chats about the time he spent at the acclaimed film ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Tuesday, March 6, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.