Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Who will be inducted next? Gaze into our crystal ball.
Being in a band can be a family affair. Ask these Canadians.
Be there or be square!
Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.
DJ D-Stroyer kills the dance floor with a set of mostly local music.
Tuesday, May 10, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Team Sleep (Maverick)
Live at Earls Court (Attack)
Black Smiths (Self-released)
Two decades later, Morrissey is still influencing a ton of bands that sound nothing like him.
Don't let the downpour fool you. Aveo's clever pop is far from overcast.
Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce
After an auspicious debut, Pete Yorn releases music for a new Day.
The The's Matt Johnson refuses to go quietly into the night.
Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt is loving every minute of a new three-disc set.