West Coast rap is sometimes disparaged by hip-hop purists for it's perceived lack of lyricism and substance, but what it lacks in lyrical acrobatics and "message," it more than makes up for in personality. Whether the aesthetic is raw and violent or chill and relaxed, the sentiment comes through equ ... More >>
Ah, yes, what a, uh, super weekend we have on tap. Welcome! You made it! Not only is the big game going down, but the weather is supposed to be favorable with a high in the fifties and there is an abundance of music to look forward to -- so much so, in fact, that we've expanded our picks this week t ... More >>
Another week, another swell roster of music in the Mile High City. From the bacchanalian throwback debauchery of the Darkness, who will be invading the Summit Music Hall, to the lyrical thriftiness of Macklemore, who is set to headline Icelantic's second annual edition of Winter on the Rocks, there ... More >>
WALLFLOWERS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 10/24/12
Jakob Dylan must be a hell of a poker player. Last night's show at the Ogden proved that, as the Wallflowers frontman crooned through a couple dozen songs with a stony glare on his face. Clad in black and looking every bit as youthful as he did at the peak of ... More >>
THE OFFSPRING @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 9/27/12
It was maybe four songs into Offspring's set -- somewhere around "Days Go By" and "Have You Ever," that the message became clear: Purists be damned. Frontman Dexter Holland looks every bit of his 46 years, and if his band didn't want to play punk music ... More >>
It's officially fall now, according to the calendar -- and, well, the thermometer -- but that doesn't mean things have cooled down here in the Mile High City. While most of the shows have moved indoors, there's still plenty to choose from, including Rise Against at the Fillmore tonight and tomorrow ... More >>
Wayne White might be the most prolific and virtually unknown contributor to popular culture of the last four decades. But the illustrator, painter, sculptor and puppet-maker from Chattanooga is getting some much deserved exposure with the release of Beauty Is Embarrassing, a documentary about White' ... More >>
- Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows
- Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows
- Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows
- Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>
There weren't too many people trying to play in rock bands around Cody, Wyoming, when Wes Roemmich, Levi Wells and Tyler Merkel were growing up there. They eventually crossed paths in high school, but they didn't start playing music together until after they moved to Denver a couple years ago. Known ... More >>
Lalena JaramilloJay Jaramillo (from left), Wally Behnfield, Zack Karuzas, Ronnie Weberg, Dustin Fay, Mark Mitchell, Jeff Hudson and Juan Medina are part of the Mile High Sound Movement familyFrom their humble yet impressive beginnings throwing parties in the basement of Wally Behnfield's hous ... More >>
After an eleven year hiatus, Sarah McLachlan has revived the Lilith Tour (originally the Lilith Fair) that she helped found in 1996.
In keeping with the original female-centric tours from 1997-99, McLachlan is bringing a number of top female artists including Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayWhat cute Offspring you have!
Hello, we must be going.
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Last night: Punk Rocks at Red Rocks.
• Catch the Buzz 3 Mixtape features Spoke-In-Wordz, Playalitical, DJ Chonz.
• MP3 Freeloader: Saturday, the Rouge CD release party at Larimer Lounge ... More >>
Photos by Aaron Thackeray Check out the full slideshow.Punk Rocks: Offspring, Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Street Dogs, Frontside FiveRed Rocks AmphitheaterThursday, May 28, 2009
Attending a purported punk festival at the Pepsi Center.
It was an unlikely forum for a punk show. Red Rock ... More >>