Mickey Hart (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) was one of the Grateful Dead's two drummers; along with Bill Kreutzmann, Hart helped weave the unique polyrhythms of the legendary band. Whether as a solo artist, with the Dead or as an activist, Hart always puts his heart and his being into his ... More >>
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE @ ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE | 4.10.12 Is there a science to picking a day to start a tour, or is it all some big random coincidence? Last night's Death Cab for Cutie show at the Ellie Caulkins was sold out, and it had been for a while, actually. This was the opening night of th ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Packs ... More >>
The renowned Jerry González sounds off.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Shine Through (Stones Throw Records)
A freewheeling new festival celebrates black art.
Denver heats up as the Colorado Salsa Open takes off.
Revoluciones celebrates old times and new digs
Latin jazz gets its due in a Smithsonian exhibition
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
El Gran Baile (Emperor Norton Records)
A look at a springtime bouquet of local releases.
Say goodbye to another Denver band.
June 25 - July 1, 1998
At 74, Tito Puente is still sitting on Latin music's throne.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Cabaret Diosa.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.