The Black Lips are heading to Denver April 2 in support their new album Underneath The Rainbow and also a new documentary featuring their 2012 tour of that took them through Egypt, Cypress, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Watching this rough yet intimate look at what it's like fo ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... 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 >>
JACK WHITE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8.8.12 See Also: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax "There's not enough oxygen here," Jack White said about half an hour into his set last night at Red Rocks. "I got to keep telling my lungs to breathe, and I haven't talked to my lun ... More >>
Bands break up all the time. This is an established fact, and depending upon how many of your favorite band's original members are alive, sane or producing concept albums, it can be a welcome one. The only difference this year is the purely unfair share of fallen rock soldiers that will have ended w ... More >>
Meg and Jack White officially called it quits today via announcement on their web site. On balance, we'd describe this as not a huge development, considering they haven't released any new material in three and a half years and they're nearly ten years on the downhill side of their creative pe ... More >>
In what's become a homegrown tradition on par with shows by Slim Cessna and Big Head Todd, Rose Hill Drive has helped usher in the New Year up in Boulder for at least the past five years by taking on a classic album in its entirety. This year at the Fox, the band will be playing Elephant by the Wh ... More >>
Tuesday, December 7, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Saturday, July 17, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.
Won't Get Fooled Again -- or will we? Before we get to the new developments in the White Stripes beef with the Air Force Reserve, we can't believe that no one else has noticed yet or pointed out the similarities between the music for the Reserve's other "Live the Extreme" PSA we posted yesterday and ... More >>
There was something funny going on in the Super Bowl commercials this year, and it wasn't those stupid Bud Light ads. Nope, this one wasn't supposed to be funny at all. It was supposed to inspire you to join the Air Force Reserves, but instead it had us thinking about Lego's. By now, you've hea ... More >>
Black and Read in Arvada has already sold out of U2's brand album, No Line on the Horizon, which just hit stores yesterday. Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Wino and Atmosphere, meanwhile, also showed strong sales this week. See the full top ten breakdown after the jump.
... I Carry
Friday, August 8, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
The Hives are a Swedish import with staying power, and the band’s lead singer, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, knows it, as he makes clear in the following Q&A – a conversation conducted in advance of the outfit’s impending visit to Denver (see the appropriate Now Hear This item for the particulars) ... More >>
Saturday, September 22, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Third Man Records/Warner Bros.
When you're here, you talk about family.
From the week of March 9, 2006
We Are Night Sky (Fat Possum)
Sunday, September 4, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Tuesday, August 23, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
Who does Jack White think he is?
Friday, June 17, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Get Behind Me Satan (V2)
Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Monday, May 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Late Night Tales (Azuli Records)
Tuesday, November 9, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
Friday, October 1, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Sunday, August 8, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)
Tuesday, June 8, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes.
Amazing Grace (Sanctuary)
Take Them On, On Your Own (Virgin)
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative.
Thickfreakness (Fat Possum)
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.
Once content to write alone, Dean Fertita now soars with the Waxwings.
Jack and Meg White resist the spoils of success.
Detroit's White Stripes will save your savage soul.