FRI | GARY CLARK JR at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/11/13 Austin-bred guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. is focused on reconnecting the blues with its roots. The electric bluesman not only cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence, but with his slender frame, long fingers and soaring bellow, he might remind folks of the ... More >>
WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>
THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT @ OGDEN THEATRE | 1/28/12 Just in case anyone forgot how long the Reverend Horton Heat has been around, he reminded everyone during the first 45 minutes of his show the Ogden Theatre Saturday night by playing a song from each of his albums in chronological order, from 1991' ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Dierks Bentley, Mickey Hart Band and Dirty Nasty were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, The Congress and The Epiloguesall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local ... More >>
It's been a while since Zeke rocked our ears off in these parts. Drummer Donny Paycheck (aka Don Hales) of Zeke's thinks the last time was in 2005 with Motörhead and Corrosion of Conformity. Alas, the Zeke dudes are roaring back into town tomorrow night for a gig at 3 Kings Tavern with their tradem ... More >>
Lori Midson Robert McCarthy Rialto Cafe 934 16th Street 303-893-2233 www.rialtocafe.com This is part one of my interview with Robert McCarthy, exec chef of Rialto Cafe. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. Robert McCarthy shakes his head in aggravation and rolls his ey ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayWe've heard of Zombie Crawls and Snuggie Pub Crawls, but this was new: a Lumberjack Pub Crawl on Colfax. Photographer Aaron Thackeray was there. Over on our new outdoors blog, we have photos from the openings of Keystone and Copper. And on the Backbeat blog, we have reviews o ... More >>
Apparently, it's never too early to be thinking about Christmas. At least, not if you're in boozy, hard-rocking outfits such as HOSS or Supersuckers. Those two bands just dropped a limited-edition, split 10" vinyl on July 30 to celebrate Christmas in July. The record features two songs each ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Electric Six doesn't party all the time.
Saturday, July 15, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Uphollow graduates from rock opera to pop opus.
Setting the stage for 2005.
War is hell, but for the Bronx, so is rock and roll.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
A long-awaited Hip-Hop Summit looks like the real deal.
New music from area artists
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
From Moroccan-flavored psycho-trance to furious superfunk, Critters Buggin cross space and time zones with their music.
With the Victorstands, Chad Rex crafts Midwestern turbo-twang.
Electric Bible: The New Testament (Triple X)
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
Los Mex Pistols del Norte will put the spaghetti back in your Western.
California rock band Custom Made Scare has a message for Denver: Don't shoot.
After nearly twenty years, Electric Frankenstein has rock down to a mad science.
The Hellacopters are ready to take off.
The Hard Knock Life tour puts on a happy face.
Musically speaking, the Gaza Strippers put it all on.
The New Bomb Turks are hitting harder because they're hitting slower.
The Toadies have spread the word by doing it on the road.
Seven years down the road, the members of Gas Huffer are breathing easier.
THE AUTOGRAPH MAN TRACKS DOWN THE FAMOUS AND, WELL, OTHERS, TOO.