Some bands wear a style like a trendy fashion statement, and others embody what that music is about by creating their own artistic identity while expanding and building upon what has come before them. The Prids, from Portland, Oregon, are among the latter. Incorporating elements of synth-inflected ... More >>
Photo: Jon SolomonBroken Spindles, Born in the Flood, IuenglissThursday, February 26, 2009hi-diveBetter than: Eating chips and looking at a borrowed book of David Byrne's weird photography of furniture, which is what I would have been doingHere's what was weird about this show: Broken Spindles stole ... More >>
photo by Eryc EylFriday night was one of those almost frustratingly bountiful Denver nights, with an overflowing cornucopia of great musical options from which to choose. Tyler Snow was spinning his Disco Nouveau at the Meadowlark. Devotchka wove their Valentinian magic at the Paramount. Gregory Ala ... More >>
Hip-hop just got hipper thanks to this Boulder duo.
Playing the Guggenheim? Ratatat has been there, done that.
These Swedes think their country is becoming too Americanized.
Wednesday, August 16, Monkey Mania, 303-292-4370.
Be there or be square!
Everything Before Now (Self-released)
Monday, November 14, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Inside/Absent (Saddle Creek)
Friday, February 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
As pop eats itself, the Faint gives birth to new sounds and vibrations.
Fulfilled/Complete (Saddle Creek)
Azure Ray's symphonic pop arrives right on schedule.
With a retro sound and modern sensibility, the Faint fast-forwards to the past.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.