Not all cameos are equally coveted: A good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo, in which the musician is c ... More >>
Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>
The biggest show announcement this week actually came last week -- talking about Prince at the Ogden, of course -- but there's a whole bunch of other new shows to let you know about this week, including Keith Urban at Red Rocks, Lamb of God at the Boulder Theater, John Mayer at Red Rocks and Ke$ha a ... More >>
It's March 2013 -- at least according to the calendar. If you went by the concert calendar for the past few weeks, however, you'd swear it's the mid to late '90s. P!NK, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Darius Rucker. If you're already nostalgic for the ... More >>
We already told you about a pair of killer shows at Red Rocks this summer, a double bill featuring two generations of shock rockers, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, and another featuring the National and Local Natives, but there's a bunch of other new shows this week to tell you about, including a ... More >>
Pitchers and catchers reported this week. You know what that means, right? Yeah, probably nothing. We're not going to get our hopes up here. I mean, aside from our new skipper, Walt Weiss, a beloved former Rockies shortstop, there's really no reason to believe this season will be any less agonizing ... More >>
Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>
A number of new shows have been announced this week since our weekly Mile Highlights post dropped on Tuesday, and they all go on sale this weekend, so we thought you should know about them. Among the new dates, we've got shows at the Gothic (Billy Bragg, Cold War Kids, Sevendust, Coal Chamber and La ... More >>
Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Mitch Mayers wanted to cook; his parents insisted that he go to Cornell. He negotiate ... More >>
Tomorrow night at the Fillmore Auditorium Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a longtime favorite locally, are playing at the Fillmore tomorrow night. After frequently coming to town as a supporting act over the years, most recently on Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's Brothers of the Sun tour this past s ... More >>
See also: - Deadmau5 disses Playboy model for her tweet joking about Batman shooting - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer honors Aurora shooting victims - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim R ... More >>
See Also: - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer pens song for Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim Relief Fund - Reel Big Fish donating proceeds of Aspen show to Aurora shooting victims/families - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to t ... More >>
See Also: - Photos: Brothers of the Sun Tour hits Denver - Review: Florence the Machine On the evening of the Aurora theater shooting and in the days that followed, scores of musicians were faced with the daunting and unenviable prospect of performing for folks when the devastating loss was still ... More >>
See Also: - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims/families - Reel Big Fish donating proceeds of its Aspen show to victims/families of Aurora shooting Unsurprisingly, Neil Diamond was in top form last night at 1STBANK Center as he rolled through a two-dozen song ... More >>
See Also: - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim Relief Fund - Reel Big Fish donating proceeds of its Aspen show to victims/families of Aurora shooting - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims/families It's been a week since the Aurora ... More >>
Saturday, July 21, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 303-830-8497.
New country fans must be beside themselves with glee right now. So far, this summer is shaping up to be quite a memorable one. In addition to looking forward to Denver stop of Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming Brothers In the Sun tour at Sports Authority in July, the can now also mark Thursda ... More >>
Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>
Pre-sale tickets for the Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers In the Sun Tour stop at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday, July 21 just became available at TicketMaster (promo code: ORANGESUN). The official onsale date is this Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. Somehow, we manage ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Rammstein, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Kraddy, Peter Frampton, Umphrey's McGee and Henry Rollins were announced; Caleb Slade, Force Publique, My Body Sings Electric and the Outfit ... More >>
Catch Rammstein at the Denver Coliseum on 5/20/12A bunch a new shows to let you know about this morning: In support of its career retrospective, Made In Germany 1995-2011, Rammstein has announced a date at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, May 20. Tickets go on sale on this Saturday, November ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>
Elton John is performing at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, April 12 to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Tickets ($49-$149) go on s ... More >>
He woulda stayed.Music supposedly has the power to soothe a savage beast -- but it can also annoy the hell out of one. That's the lesson recently learned by personnel at Boulder Community Hospital. When they found a bear hibernating under a building on hospital property, they managed to driv ... More >>
A couple of nights ago, we had the absolute pleasure of seeing William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun do a rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on Lopez Tonight that made our hearts cream with loving ecstasy. We have no clue what to actually think of Lin Yu Chin (other than that the internet seems t ... More >>
As this summer's Red Rocks schedule begins to fill in, a few more were added this week, including Rush, who will be performing its epic 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever on the Time Machine Tour, which kicks off in June. The band, who is currently working on i ... More >>
In addition to a number of shows announced this week, Live Nation is offering the 2010 Country Megaticket, which includes four shows at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre including, the Country Throwdown featuring Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town and more on Sunday, June 13, Tim McGraw with Lady A ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver 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. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>
Friday, December 7, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-1330.
This songstress is the best underage songwriter to emerge from Music Row in decades.
Y'all come back, now, y'hear?
Wednesday, February 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
In which yours truly auditions for Gimme the Mike.
The good, the bad and the ugly of neo-country.
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies.
Wednesday, July 14, Coors Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.
March 6, 2003
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.
Blue Country Heart (Columbia)
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
A group of area songwriters gathers to improve their tunes -- and take a shot at the bigtime.
The Grass Is Blue
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.