Master luthier Scott Baxendale lives in Athens, Georgia, these days, but he still has Denver on his mind. In fact, he says has plans to move back here. Right now, though, the gifted guitar maker and former Colfax Guitar Shop owner has his hands full in Athens, between running his latest guitar shop, ... More >>
DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT @ BOTANIC GARDENS CHATFIELD | 7/13 David Byrne and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) initially met at an AIDS/HIV benefit in 2009. But after they ran into each other at a collaborative performance between Björk and Dirty Projectors, it was suggested to Byrne that he should try ... More >>
Ah, yes, Sunday morning coming down. I believe that's how Kris Kristofferson once described the tail end of an epic bender, what, with no way to hold his head in a way that didn't ache and what have you. Hopefully you didn't go too hard the past two days; there's still one day of great music to look ... More >>
Update: Corner House will offer a special screening of A Place at the Table on Sunday, March 3; the film opens tonight at the Mayan. With appearances by Jeff Bridges and executive producer (and Westword favorite) Tom Colicchio, and music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, the documentary A Place ... More >>
See Also: - Myke Charles has talent and charisma to spare - SP Double has come a long way, and it shows - Q&A with Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch - Q&A with Joe Queer of the Queers Welcome to the weekend! You've worked hard, and now it's time to treat yourself to some live music. Good news: ... More >>
Friday, March 9, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Touring in support of his latest effort, No Better Than This, John Mellencamp comes to the Temple Buell Theatre on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets range from $44.50 to $130 and go on sale this Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. -- and include a digital download of the T Bone Burnett-produced album, wh ... More >>
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?" 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 al ... More >>
This was not a good year for the "Best Original Song" category at the Golden Globe's. In fact, it's arguably one of the worst in recent memory. We're not certain what this means, if it means anything at all, but it's clear the film industry tossed original music to the wayside in 2009 in favor of li ... More >>
Update: We just received word that Ben Harper & Relentless 7's performance at the Fox slated for next Wednesday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Refunds are available at the box office and will be automatically administered for those who purchased tickets but haven't picked them up ... More >>
Colorado's Unique Voice no more. As a new radio station, KRWZ/950 AM, is born, another one dies. KCUV/102.3 FM, known as Colorado's Unique Voice, has ceased operations. As of now, the outlet is simulcasting the programming from its sister operation, Jack/105.5 FM. The station -- which began life ... More >>
Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.
Brief reviews of recent releases
Just over four decades ago, actor Peter Sellers presented the Beatles with a Grammy they'd won for the song "A Hard Day's Night." In a film of this event that was shown during the 1965 Grammy telecast, Sellers referred to the prize as a "Grandma award" -- and his joke rings true to this day. The fol ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Tom Hanks steals the Coens' latest by playing -- get this -- funny.
Cold Mountain: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture (DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama.
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
Dan Bern makes folk music. But you might like it anyway.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.