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 >>
Metal is often stereoptyped as being a violent genre. And while violence is a indeed a common theme in the lyrics of many bands -- and granted, even the concept of mosh pits is violent -- when you combine that with the violence we're all exposed to in movies, TV and video games, it's easy for metal- ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles, Bon Iver and Feist, LMFAO, Destroyer, Anders Osborne and Classix were announced; the Swayback, Coles Whalen and Strip the Stars got spins on local radio; ... More >>
Santa surveillanceIf you're one of those bleeding-heart liberal types who thinks no human on the planet needs to own a gun, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is probably not the place for you. I ventured into this dead-animal party in search of Santa for the first installment of this year's Santa ... More >>
Lori Midson Would you eat in a restaurant owned by a man with hair like that and a shirt like this?Maybe I'm just a cynic, but yesterday, while getting lost in the suburban sprawl of Northfield Stapleton, I passed by the sign in the above pic announcing the impending arrival of Guy Harvey's ... More >>
Nearly a year after Tool's triumphant headlining set at the Mile High Music Festival, Maynard James Keenan and company return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29. Reserved tickets are $52.50 to $69.50 and go on sale Saturday, May 1 ... More >>
Steve Earle, Hayes Carll Tuesday, February 2 Boulder Theater Steve Earle (photo by Kiernan Maletsky) Steve Earle is going to pretend he's playing a Tom Waits cover, but we all know he's doing the theme from The Wire. That out-of-his mind guy in the back with the shockingly loud voice tells h ... 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 >>
"I always bite the right side first..." If I know my fans (and I think I do), I’ll bet that every single one of you -- Democrat, Republican or Independent, naturalized citizen or space alien here on those secret intergalactic visas given out by NASA -- wants to know what you can do to help the c ... More >>
Which song will electrify the crowd next Thursday? In a little more than a week, 75,000 lucky ticket-holders will head for Invesco Field, ready to usher in a new era of photos for their Facebook pages. They'll walk through the closed (and possibly burning) streets of Denver, arriving hours early t ... More >>
Natalie Maines is one radical Chick.
The Minutemen toot their own horn.
Sometimes it pays to be a D.O.R.K.
From the week of November 18, 2004
Ticket Not to Ride
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative.
From the week of April 17, 2003
Coors loves the young male demographic -- and twins!
Blue Country Heart (Columbia)
Greeley Independence Stampede
Three new reissues serve as reminders of how good country music can be.