The Dismemberment Plan formed on the New Year's Day 1993. Though hailing from the Washington D.C. area, the act wasn't really affiliated with legendary DIY punk scene fostered by Dischord Records, but the band's eccentricity was nonetheless embraced. In its early years, the Dismemberment Plan truly ... More >>
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
It's certainly not the traditional career path: Tracee Campbell traded computers and office politics for hot dogs, sausage and sunshine. A computer programmer and teacher for ten years in Orlando, Florida, Campbell now owns the Karma Chameleon hot dog stand at the corner of 10th Avenue and Broadway.
Thirty years ago today, music as we know it changed forever. Rather than the television overlords taking their cues from the kids, who in turn took their cues from the radio, MTV programmers skipped the middle man entirely and appointed itself as the arbiters of cool, the pied pipers of pop culture, ... More >>
Andrew Romanoff's had one head-spinning year. Passed over by Governor Bill Ritter in his quest to be appointed to Ken Salazar's Senate seat, Romanoff snubbed any White House entreaties regarding a job in international development in order to take on Senate appointee Michael Bennet. But even ... More >>
Matt Johnson is the owner of Mindful Software, LLC, an iOS developer that just released the app Group Trivia, a trivia game that hopes to bridge the gap between online and local play while providing a perfect way to waste a few minutes at a time. With iOS becoming such a popular medium for de ... More >>
Facebook, we need to talk about our relationship. But don't freak out -- I'm not dumping you. Yet. Look, I like you. I really do. I mean, when we first met, I was really into you. You were so much less gaudy and stupid than MySpace. You helped me get in touch with at least a dozen friends I ... More >>
It's here. The day of reckoning for Denver's most high profile band. Five years ago, they were four unknown guys dreaming, wondering, hoping -- hoping that their music could break out of a city that most people in this country would've had a hard time finding on a map. Today, all eyes are on the Fra ... More >>
Just because Beatport is already the premier digital download service in the world for DJs and electronic-music enthusiasts doesn't mean it can't get better. Just got word that as of next Wednesday, the new and improved Beatport will be available to feed the world the best in dance and electronic s ... More >>
The Internet is a funny place for singer Jonathan Coulton.
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>
Fuck Yo! Radio (The LA Underground)
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Tuesday, August 15, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Sunday, July 23, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Everything Before Now (Self-released)
The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown lights up.
Classic Avalanche games on Altitude
Bits, Bytes & Bots
Knuckle Up (BrassKnuckle Entertainment)
Friday, November 26, Trilogy Lounge, Boulder, 303-443-9463.
Friday, November 12, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-2353
International Film Series, University of Colorado at Boulder
Bret Saunders, KBCO-FM/97.3
The men behind a new electro label aren't all that interested in dancing.
An internet venture goes bust, leaving some of Colorado's biggest business names with a major headache.
How a costly computer glitch turned into a once-in-a-millennium bonanza for high-tech companies.