• Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    The Thirteen Best Shows in Denver This Week

    Happy Halloween week, everyone! Time to figure out what pun costume you can accomplish with the clothes you already own. There are plenty of good shows before the actual weekend hits, though, including Avi Buffalo, a pair of Cut Copy dates and the 106.7 KBPI Saints & Sinners Halloween Ball. The re ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Quiz: The Sixteen Most Surprising Cameos By Musicians in Movies

    Not all cameos are equally coveted: A good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo, in which the musician is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    EOTO at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/8/12

    EOTO @ THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/8/12 "Just so you all know,we are EOTO, and we play live," declared Michael Travis, the act's keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist. "There are no backing tracks." Once he got that handy bit of information out of the way, he then made sure to note that Alex and A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    New Shows: Furthur at 1STBANK, 420 show at Red Rocks with Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill

    Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 420 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Patrick Dethlefs on Fall Rise: "I feel like with the new album, I just got better at writing songs"

    Patrick Dethlefs (due Friday, June 8, at Swallow Hill's Daniels Hall) has been building his name as a songwriter of note for the last few years. His debut album Stays the Same is credited to "Patrick Dethlefs & Friends," which is a testament to Dethlefs's unassuming persona and humility, not only wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Vintage Q&A with the late Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton

    Ron Asheton, the mega-influential guitarist with the Stooges, died yesterday at age 60 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's sad news, but at least Asheton was able to experience some much deserved acclaim in his last few years, when the surviving Stooges reunited for a new album, entitled The Weirdness, and ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 9/20/2007

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Supersized Stooges

    This week's profile of the Stooges describes original guitarist Ron Asheton as "voluble," and that's an enormous understatement. He's clearly enjoying the opportunity to talk about his life and career after all these years, and he's got plenty of stories to tell. In the extensive Q&A below, he talks ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    New Found Respect

    New Found Glory garners positive press for its newfound positivity.

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    August 31, 2006

    Frontside Five

    Fall Out of Line (Fivecore)

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Top of the Morning

    This local label boosts Denver's national image.

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    The Actual

    Thursday, January 12, 15th Street Tavern, 303-572-0822.

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 1, 2005

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Sum 41

    Chuck (Island)

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    November 18, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 18, 2004

  • Music

    February 19, 2004


    When it comes to musical stagnation, Laymen Terms pleads innocent.

  • Music

    August 21, 2003


    Scorcher (Cloister)

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Fire in the Hole

    A Fire Inside burns through the smog.

  • Music

    January 2, 2003


    Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Drive Away

    The members of Sparta leave At the Drive-In, expectations and a so-called hiatus behind.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Unlike their more commercial pop-punk counterparts, the Gamits are most interested in good old-fashioned rocking.

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    June 7, 2001

    Critic's Choice

    Alkaline Trio