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.