In 1973, Gram Parsons went on tour with his band, the Fallen Angels. That tour, which only lasted six weeks, has become something of a legend for fans of authentic country music. Local musician Casey James Prestwood, and his backing band The Burning Angels, paid tribute to the tour, song by song, at ... More >>
All told the entire incident was more embarrassing than scary. In 2006 Rick Roberts, songwriter and singer of the country-rock-blues sensation Firefall and The Flying Burrito Brothers, stumbled on a rug in his home, sending him headfirst into a kitchen island.
Around this time in 2012, we first celebrated the Fuck Yeah Colorado!, one of our favorite tumblrs. And last year, we did so again in order to highlight a slew of new reasons to say, well, "Fuck yeah, Colorado!" No surprise that Fuck Yeah Colorado! has added a fresh batch of exciting images since t ... More >>
As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>
EAGLES @ PEPSI CENTER | 10/5/13 The Eagles' current tour is titled "The History of the Eagles," and this performance at the Pepsi Center did a great job of living up to that title with side lessons about Linda Ronstadt's old touring band, the country-rock stylings of Poco in the 1970s and the musica ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ CASSELMAN'S BAR AND VENUE |12/31/12 From the very beginning of its New Year's Eve set at Casselman's Bar & Venue in Denver, Five Iron Frenzy brought an enormous amount of energy, fueled by a clear sense of joy at performing. The old fans were incredibly happy to get to see the ba ... More >>
Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>
To a Loved One
Tuesday, August 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Whigs, a buzz band that gets the profile treatment in the March 6 Westword, plays music of the sort typically identified as indie rock – yet drummer Julian Dorio continues to receive the sort of love from percussion aficionados that’s all but unheard of in the genre. Dorio takes on that topi ... More >>
California Country (Western Seeds)
Out on Bail escapes the alt-country cage with its conviction intact.
The Boss is a legend to some and a laugh to others. To me, he's been both.
Limbeck steers its road-weary twang into greatness.
The hits just keep coming on radio.
The Court and Spark unearths country rock's past to find its future.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Richie Furay found something unexpected on his way to country-rock stardom: salvation.
Return of the grievous angel--a tribute to Gram Parsons, The Road Kings, Paul Westerberg
Mar. 12 - 18, 1998
The vocalist reinvents herself on a new album.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.
WHY THE VELVET UNDERGROUND MATTERS, WHETHER YOU'RE HIP TO IT OR NOT.
THANKS TO JEFF TWEEDY AND WILCO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE EMBARRASSED TO LIKE COUNTRY ROCK ANYMORE.
YO LA TENGO'S IRA KAPLAN TRIES TO SHED HIS DISREPUTABLE PAST--HE WAS A ROCK CRITIC.