Since the only frame of reference I have is my own, I talk a lot about growing up in the '90s. Of course, I would also argue that that the '90s was the best decade ever: daytime talk shows ruled everything, Courtney Love was queen and MTV didn't suck yet. But not only did MTV not suck, it was home t ... More >>
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 8/10/13 If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrument ... More >>
Sometime in the last year, Force Publique shifted its focus a bit to include electric guitar rather than bass and the opted for using an MPC over playing pre-crafted beats made on software. The resulting sound is still darkly moody as it was during the band's more post-punk period, but this version ... More >>
SMASHING PUMPKINS @ 1STBANK CENTER | 10/16/12 "So, for those of you who are insiders into our multifaceted world, you know that we're playing our album first tonight, Oceania," Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan told the crowd at 1STBANK Center on Tuesday night. "And then, if I'm in the mood.. ... More >>
Hope you got good and rested this past weekend, because you're going to need to tap into your energy reserves for the insane amount shows going down this week. We have all of them listed in our concert calendar, of course, if you'd like to get the full view. Otherwise, below, we've narrowed it down ... More >>
Wayne White might be your favorite visual artist of the last few decades that you didn't know existed. But that was sort of the point behind Beauty Is Embarrassing, director Neil Berkeley's the documentary about White's life and career thus far, which will screen at the Denver FilmCenter this Friday ... More >>
Smashing Pumpkins leads this week's new show announcements. The '90s alt rock band fronted by Billy Corgan will make its way to Colorado this October for a show at 1STBANK Center. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday. Yonder Mountain String Band, Aesop Rock, the Faint and Mayer Hawthorne are ... More >>
See Also: Maudlin Magpie at Unit E, Saturday, July 14 Maudlin Magpie started out as the solo project of Jason Horodyski, but after two shows, Horodyski realized he preferred to make music with other people. The band went through different line-ups before settling with its current incarnation. What ... More >>
It seems to some of us Gen Xers that celebrating Earth Day -- and any other holiday -- just ain't the same as it used to be back in our decade of Smashing Pumpkins, store-bought tie-dye sundresses and lesbian chic. But if we learned anything from surviving the '90s, it's that trends are fluid -- we ... More >>
Once upon a time in the '90s, I was not the cool blogger I am now. I was just like any other teenager, barely existing on the Internet (save for being a third, observational party to my best friend's chat-room adventures) and living out my writing dreams as a reporter for my high-school newspaper, T ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Neil Diamond, Garland Jeffreys and Sophie B. Hawkins were announced; BLKHRTS, American Tomahawk and Driftwood Fire got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros wer ... More >>
Eric GruneisenDespite all my age, I am still just a rat in a cage.Despite the fact that he's the only original member, Billy Corgan has managed to keep the Smashing Pumpkins going year after year. Whether this is a good or bad thing is probably as endlessly debatable as whether or not the ban ... More >>
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins last night at the Ogden.SMASHING PUMPKINS at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/10/11It took Billy Corgan 21 songs, or until halfway through the encore, to acknowledge his audience last night. It's unclear whether this is a bad thing or a bad-ass thing -- though more than an ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A pair of new October dates have Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden and Bush at the 1STBANK Center, with Chevelle and Filter, while November brings Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Fillmore. On local radio, Air Dubai, Le Divorce, Bop Skizzum and Signal Path ... More >>
Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre 10/10/11Smashing Pumpkins fans, rejoice! Billy Corgan and company are coming back to Denver on Monday, October 10 at the Ogden Theatre. As if the Ogden's calendar for October wasn't already stacked enough, the Pumpkins have been added to an impressive li ... More >>
There is a point at which, I think, we all start to discover music on our own. I was around twelve or thirteen when the shift from pre-teen radio sex jams to discovering albums I would fawn over (and eventually learn to play) occurred. Up to then, I was listening to music that I loved, but it ... More >>
I've seen probably upwards of seven million shows in my lifetime, give or take five or six. In all that time, there's been a ton that I'm grateful for having the chance to have seen -- Mars Volta at Tulagi, the Killers at the Larimer Lounge, an unreal triple bill at the Coliseum featuring Pea ... More >>
One by one, the Smashing Pumpkins have been posting tracks from its 44-song release, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, as they're being written and recorded. So far, the band is ten songs in on this platter -- its eighth -- a concept album reportedly inspired by the Tarot. That Billy Corgan. Our si ... More >>
Cassettes, in case you haven't noticed, are once again becoming viable. The number of tape-only imprints that seem to keep cropping up have not only made for decent blogger bait (see our recent Deathbomb Arc item or the recent NPR blog post focusing on Ft. Collins Patient Sounds), it's served ... More >>
Monday, July 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
In case you missed it, KTCL has announced the lineup for its annual Big Gig: The Smashing Pumpkins, Chevelle, Anberlin, Flobots, Darling Thieves, Tickle Me Pink and the Locals Only Stage, featuring a slew of local acts on the, well, fittingly dubbed Locals Only Stage. Tickets for the show, sl ... More >>
VH1.com It has been rumored that Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan are dating , but we thought they'd at least have the decency to spare the public the fruits of their love. Then we remembered who we were talking about and suddenly the idea that they would record music together seemed like the next ... More >>
The chills-inducing men of MidlakeTo some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>
Wednesday, September 23, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497; Thursday, September 24, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
After the jump, a taste of what partying transpired this weekend in Denver, including a club's grand opening and a monster show at the Ogden.
What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 year ... More >>
On a scale of doom to gloom, this band is absolutely stabulous.
The Nitro Club is a gas.
Sunday, September 30, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, March 6, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Wednesday, July 5, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.
Alexandra Patsavas creates the soundtrack of our lives.
3 Kings Tavern
Friday, August 12, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483.
Tuesday, May 17, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
Machine Gun Blues
Former Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan tries his hand at poetry.
Rabbit in the Moon
Lawyers rock and roll.
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Richmond Fontaine, Basement Jaxx, Barbra Streisand
YOU'VE GOT TO USE YOUR HEAD TO GET INTO SHUDDER TO THINK.
SMASHING PUMPKINS' LEAST FAVORITE BAND LEARNS TO DEAL WITH FAME.