There's a long history of musicians who suffered from and overcame (or sometimes didn't overcome) crippling shyness, anxiety and stage fright to fulfill their dreams of standing in the spotlight. That spotlight, it's a cruel, uncaring light. So bright. So uncomfortably warm. Everyone's staring at yo ... More >>
We've made no secret about our beef with One Book, One Denver -- specifically, that the program doesn't try very hard to find unknown novels by great authors, or even books by Colorado authors -- but so far this year we've neglected to put our money where our mouth is. So here's the first of ... More >>
With Anomaly Con, Denver's first big steampunk convention, people are probably wondering what the best way to prepare for the big day might be. Others might simply be asking, "what the hell is steampunk and why should I care?" Don't worry, we have answers for all that and more, including a co ... More >>
Backbeat approved post-punk band Makeout Point broke up a couple months ago. A sad day for Denver music fans, but several of its members are brewing up another project: Bizarre Learning Center. So far it's a tumblr and the promise of demos, but there's plenty to start getting excited about. " ... More >>
Every once in a while, asking a stupid question pays off. As evidence, consider the following Q&A with guitarist Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons, a buzzy British band profiled in Westword’s October 4 edition. In about half of the pieces about this particular STD and cohorts James Righton and Jamie ... More >>
Thursday, April 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
An entertaining Allergist's Wife is anchored by several solid actors.
A stylized Titus is rescued from the Shakespearean rubbish heap.
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
Sleater-Kinney is a critic's favorite that makes music you might actually enjoy.