Robin Thicke, the man responsible for "Blurred Lines," the uncontested song of the summer, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, March 23, with support from Jessie J and DJ Cassidy. Tickets ($49.50-$55) go on sale this Friday, September 20, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other s ... More >>
After nearly two decades, Mazzy Star is making its highly anticipated return with a new album, Seasons of Your Day. In support of that record, the band's coming to Denver on Sunday, November 10, for a show at the Ogden Theatre. Tickets ($35) go on sale this Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. Keep re ... More >>
So I had just gotten into this craft beer thing. Not obsessively, but enough to tell the difference between a tart saison and a Berliner weisse. Enough to snort dismissively when someone at the table ordered a Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus. But then they started putting booze in beer. And all be ... More >>
Foxygen is returning to Denver for a headlining date at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, September 24. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, plus a rundown of local radio playlists and the top album sales locally ... More >>
My Bloody Valentine, who was last in town three years ago at the Fillmore, will return to the Mile High City for an intimate and sure to be overwhelmingly loud show at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, August 19. Tickets for the show range from $45 to $50 and go on sale on this Saturday, June 15, at 10 a ... 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 >>
And it don't stop. Another batch of great shows announced this week, including Rise Against, who's due for a pair of back-to-back nights at the Fillmore in September, as well as Peter Gabriel, who will be performing his album So in its entirety a few nights later at Red Rocks. Wait, there's more: th ... More >>
It's finally here. The 2012 Film On the Rocks summer line-up at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was announced this evening, and many movies that made the cut were picked for the people, by the people. Though carefully curated by the Denver Film Center -- and led by FOTR Program Director Britta Erickson -- ... More >>
Summertime movie-and-music night Film on the Rocks, put on each year by the Denver Film Society, released its schedule tonight at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. For a full rundown of the bands playing each night -- and the films being shown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre -- see the full schedule below.
Last June, Lance Barto was working as the exec chef at Strings, but he was ready to make a move, which led him to Craigslist, and while he was scouring restaurant-industry gigs, he came across one advert in particular that caught his eye.
Lilly ScottNearly two years after she charmed the world as an American Idol contender on the ninth season of the Fox flagship, Lilly Scott is thriving creatively in Denver, fronting her own band, Varlet. The group has completed its debut effort, The Drifter, and set a release date for Saturda ... More >>
Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, KMFDM is due at the Summit Music Hall and Ellie Goulding is over at the Ogden, both in August, while Bone Thugs N Harmony is slated to stop by the Gothic in June. On local radio, Quiet American, Juno What and My Body Sings Electr ... 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 >>
Queens of the Stone Age, who will re-release an expanded and remastered edition of its self-titled debut, visits the Ogden Theatre on Friday, April 8, as part of short tour that only includes fourteen North American dates. On this tour, Josh Homme and company will be playing the entire firs ... More >>
After selling out a two-nights at Red Rocks and a show at the Boulder Theater earlier this month, STS9 has announced its return to the area for a three-night stand at the Fillmore Auditorium from Wednesday, December 29 to Friday, December 31. While tickets for the New Year's run go on sale to ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinNathaniel Rateliff brought a hushed intensity to his performance on Sunday UMS Travelogue, Night Four 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway The heat was stifling when I showed up to watch Photo Atlas play the main stage in the Goodwill parking lot, and the crowd seemed too s ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinThe Polkanauts at Club 404 UMS Travelogue, Night Four 7.25.10, Baker District/South Broadway The mood was more understated from the beginning. As the fourth and final day of the UMS got underway on a stifling Sunday afternoon, the sense of weariness felt almost palpable. After ... More >>
Tom MurphyNathan & Stephen at the Mayan UMS Travelogue, Day Two 7.23.10 / Baker District, South Broadway Well away from the densest cluster of the festival was a place called Fentress Architects Materials Garden on 4th and Broadway, and when you walked through the glass doors, there was a l ... More >>
There's nothing like the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are worth checking out? Glad you asked. Becaus ... More >>
Last week, if you recall, I brought you a list of five bar types adults should avoid. Now I'm back with a rundown of what your drink order says about you. Most bartenders aren't judgmental people. We never really want to bite the hand that feeds. If you want your Macallan 25 and soda, we p ... More >>
With cocktail culture exploding in this town, it's only a matter of time before a crop of speakeasies infiltrates the drinking scene, using store fronts and mundane delis to disguise hidden, dimly-lit caverns of revelers imbibing pre-prohibition libations from antique crystal long into the we ... More >>
We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. After a week with ... More >>
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