TOKIMONSTA at LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/19/13 Let's face it: Really progressive urban shows are rare here in Denver. Given that, consider for a moment the genre-destroying line up of Tokimonsta, Gavin Turek, MNDR and Jesse Boykins III that took the stage last night at Larimer Lounge. Tokimonsta is this yea ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... More >>
So this one summer before New Kids on the Block made all the girls (who are all middle aged moms now -- meditate on that for a minute) swoon like no other, the dudes did an in-store at the mall in Cheyenne. I was there. My best friend was a DJ at the station presenting the meet and greet, and so we ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the time when Radiohead had all of its gear stolen outside the Rockmada before a 1995 show at the Ogden Theatre. Okay, so it's bad enough that Radiohea ... More >>
Wednesday, April 25, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
RADIOHEAD @ 1STBANK CENTER | 3.13.12 Thom Yorke apparently has no idea where he's at right now. "Wassup," he intones after a lively rendition of "Morning Mr Magpie," a decidedly jittery track from King of Limbs. "Where are we? Where the fuck are we? We're on the ground somewhere, near the mountains ... More >>
Looking for a date to Radiohead tonight at the 1STBANK Center? Why you're in luck. We found a lovely lass willing to accompany you, as long as you're willing to give up one of your tickets. Other pleas have come pouring in from fans far and wide, those who stood in line (while pregnant, in one insta ... More >>
By now you've heard the news that Radiohead is coming back to town. Everybody, it seems, is just as excited as we are for the show. Few, however, were as creative when it came to expressing their excitement as Kelsey W, who posted our comment of the day, cleverly invoking Thom Yorke's lyrics. ... More >>
Radiohead returns on 3/13/12. Presale tix available Wednesday.Oh my! Christmas has come early this year. Mark your calendar now: Moments ago, we've just received word that Thom Yorke and company are coming back to Colorado. On Tuesdsay, March 13, in fact, Radiohead will be setting up shop at ... More >>
The Way Machines See Us
It's been three years since Radiohead released In Rainbows and fans are getting kind of itchy to hear some new material. This past weekend at England's Big Chill festival, Thom Yorke scratched that itch -- maybe. He played a new-ish song called "Give Up the Ghost" (debuted in February, apparently ... More >>
This isn't your daddy's Woodstock, your hippie cousin's Bonnaroo or your yuppie Chicago Uncle's Lollapalooza. This is Coachella, man, and it attracts the most pretentious music fans on the planet, who all choose to gather in grassy polo fields and endure intense desert heat for the same reason. We ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Kanyewest.com Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>
Meant to mention this in yesterday's American Idol post, but we ended up being so preoccupied with recounting the respective travails and eventual denouement of Lilly Scott and Haeley Vaughn, the two Colorado ladies ultimately picked to be included in the Top 24, that it completely slipped our minds ... More >>
Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>
The Mile High Music fest drew a lot of interest from local music fans in '08. This blog churned out more than 1,400 posts in 2008, about life, death, plastic surgery, and even some music. Here, in case you just joined us or are really taking stock of your year, a quick-clicking guide to the ten mos ... More >>
If any of your out of state friends ever ask you again why you choose to live in a place like Colorado instead of, say, New York or LA or, hell, I don't know, Dubuque, Iowa, save the effort of trying to come up with some compelling diatribe about the mountains and the four seasons and the whole thre ... More >>
Wednesday, June 18, Toad Tavern, 303-795-6877.
Here's a wrap-up of all the great stuff you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy speculating what kind of family dust-up could lead Madonna's younger brother to write an unauthorized, tell-all biography. We're betting he didn't get what he asked for last Christmas...
Die-hard Radiohead enthusiast Michael Garafalo of Denver was the first person in the world to have elective plastic surgery to make his eye look like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's. Steve Muldue is sitting in the waiting room of Dr. Cynthia Mason’s plastic surgery clinic in Denver, Colorado, tap ... More >>
Trima Replicates OK Computer Live Thursday, May 29, 2008 Oriental Theater Better Than: anyone had a reasonable right to expect it to be. Well, color me impressed. Against all odds, they pulled it off. Trima, the band assembled by drummer Damon Scott with the sole purpose of replicating The Greatest ... More >>
Bubba Sparxxx The Lost Tracks FMS 00:00-00:45 of “Never Scared” I never totally understood the point of the “Lost Tracks” albums. These are songs that didn’t make the cut for whatever reason before and I’m entirely unsure what makes them worthwhile now. “Never Scared” is about as bo ... More >>
Radiohead was here.
You know, Radiohead, I was just about to go to sleep when I checked my email one last time. And lo and behold, the download code for your new CD, In Rainbows, popped up in my inbox. *sigh* I didn't need sleep anyway. Since the rest of the blogosphere is racing right now to review Rainbows, I figure ... More >>
Okay, we're not quite as quick as Annie Zaleski, whose early morning review of the new Radiohead recording In Rainbows can be found here. But below, find a couple of additional takes from two regular Backbeat Online contributors, Sean Cronin and yours truly. The rules were simple: Jot down your reac ... More >>
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