A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>
TAME IMPALA @ OGDEN THEATRE | 10/25/13 It's not exactly an original observation at this point to note how the members of Tame Impala are revivalists that evoke the spirit of '60s and '70s sound; yet when the band begins its set with songs like "Desire Be, Desire Go," "Keep on Lying," and "Solitude i ... More >>
After an appearance last summer at the Paramount Theatre, Fiona Apple is making her way back to Denver for a show at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, October 11, with Blake Bills. Tickets ($49.50-$69.50) go on sale this Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. No word on when tickets go on sale to the general ... More >>
Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend headlines the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Thursday, November 21, as part of his twenty-city Made to Love tour. Reserved tickets ($49.50-$89.50) go on sale on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what local songs are bein ... More >>
Backbeat is continuing to count down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today we take a look back at the time when Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson spit on a woman at 7-11 because she had the audacity not to recognize him. Two months after getting kicked off ZZ Top's tour ... More >>
Sometimes it seems like marriages involving stars last about as long as the average fruit fly. But we've got what looks like a way to help pairings of the famous beat the odds: They should get married in Colorado. Our evidence? HistoryOrb.com lists nine celebrity weddings to have taken place in Col ... 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 >>
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Have plans this weekend? If not, there's ample choices: Tonight, Paper Diamond's at the Ogden, Lizzie Huffman is celebrating the release of her new CD at the hi-dive and Rich Robinson is at the Soiled Dove Underground. On Saturday, Judas Priest is at 1STBANK Center, SBTRKT is at the Bluebird ... More >>
FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | 9/30/11, Night OneYou know a show at Red Rocks is sold-out when the tow truck drivers are blocking the entrances to the park. Cars, trucks and VW buses lined every road in the park, leaving only a few spaces here and there by 6:15 -- and frustrating caravans of tie-died kids s ... More >>
Gaga's nostalgia-inducing butt.Although physical albums are on there way to being rendered completely useless, there was a time -- believe it or not -- back when telephones still had curly cords, that all recordings were only available in a tangible form. As such you developed attachments to ... More >>
Sunday, August 29, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
Final Frontier, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio effort and first album in four years, debuted at second spot at Albums on the Hill and came in third at Independent Records. Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, is still performing well and took the top slot at Albums on the Hill for the w ... More >>
Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, continues to dominate the local charts, claiming the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Twist & Shout and Wax Trax for the week ending August 15. Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust, released August 3 on Shout! Factory, performed well, as did Wolf Parade's Expo 86 ... More >>
The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, released last week on Merge, claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout while checking in at number five at Independent Records. The Books' latest effort, The Way Out, meanwhile, and the Black Crowes' Croweology, a double album of the band's ... More >>
Texas isn't big enough to contain Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. After signing with Atlantic records in 2008, the Dallas-based quintet quickly started making a name for itself across the country, touring with high-caliber acts like ZZ Top and the Black Crowes before releasing Pardon Me, i ... More >>
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 >>
The just-announced Black Crowes show the Fillmore on Sunday, August 29 might be the last chance to see them in the area for a while. The group is planning on taking an indefinite hiatus after its "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys 2010 Tour," which kicks off in August and wraps up in December.
Love comes easy when you're young -- but so does heartbreak. Such is the conceit of today's song, fittingly titled "Young Love," by the Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. On the word of our boy Mark at the Toad Tavern, who booked these guys not to long ago, and the co-sign of our colleagues i ... 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 ... More >>
Cross Canadian Ragweed's Happiness and All Other Things, released last week on Universal South, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout while the Black Crowes latest effort, Before the Frost came in second for the week ending September 6. Drive-By Truckers' The Fine Print, Whitney Houston's I L ... 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 ... More >>
When Motorhead rocked the Fillmore Auditorium last September, Lemmy and crew had the Misfits in tow. When the band hits the venue again on Saturday, September 26 the metal legends will co-headline with Reverend Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy gets things warmed up. The Black Crowes also return the ... More >>
This week, U2 threw its colleagues at Live Nation a curve when it unexpectedly -- well, in this economy, it shouldn't really come as too big a surprise -- set about cashing in the 1.6 million shares it received as part of a 360 deal it signed with the entertainment conglomerate. According to a repor ... More >>
The Black Crowes, Vetiver Saturday, Dec. 13 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Revisiting the sounds of '60s soul and '70s rock with a middling bar band. "I swear I've heard that riff before." That was the recurring thought as I watched the Black Crowes and Vetiver perform Saturday, as the solos, the ... More >>
Saturday, December 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
AC/DC rocks the Pepsi Center November 25. There were a lot of things shaking this past week in local concert announcements. Some of the bigger shows include AC/DC's show in support of the band's forthcoming album, Black Ice (due October 20), on November 25 show at the Pepsi Center, DeVotchKa's two- ... More >>
Tom Petty? Dave Matthews Band? John Mayer? The Black Crowes? Headliners? You call those headliners? Pfffth! While those acts may have drawn nearly a hundred thousand people as the main attractions at last weekend’s Mile High Music Festival, those cats have got nothing on Heaven Fest’s headliner. ... More >>
Photo: Dave Herrera Rose Hill Drive bringing the rock. It's shaping up to be another banner day at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Today's lineup at the Mile High Music Fest is considerably stronger than yesterday's, with anticipated performances from Flobots, the Roots, the Black Crowes, Pinback and ... More >>
Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Well, it's finally here, the inaugural edition of the much ballyhooed Mile High Music Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, we'll be holed up at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the lovely environs of South Commerce City covering bo ... More >>
Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Tom Petty and Dave Matthews will be bookending AEG's inaugural Mile High Music and Arts Festival, on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, respectively. The rest of the bill will be filled out by top shelf acts like John Mayer ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Video games are so the new rock and roll, which makes this Battle of Rock Band tournament, in which players competed at the game Rock Band, the new Ed Sullivan Show. Or something. There are pictures t ... More >>
Brief reviews of current releases
Saturday, August 12, Red Rocks, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, April 12, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise