Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don' ... More >>
MELVINS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | MON, 7/15/13 Since 1983, the Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With the Melvins, the two have taken that sound to dif ... More >>
Road to Nowhere
Finding an Irish soundtrack for a St. Patrick's Day celebration doesn't take a lot of exhaustive research. Generic "Best of Ireland" compilations abound in outlet stores, on iTunes and even on racks in gas stations, collections that feature anonymous artists playing generic versions of traditional C ... More >>
Are you ready? This is a weekend to remember. Tonight for the first time ever, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre will add to its renown by hosting the first ever wintertime concert with Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Atmosphere, Common, Grieves and Budo and Get Cryphy. And that's just the tip o ... More >>
Bonnie & the Beard
Victory Garden Records
Jon Solomon JEFF TWEEDY With The Handsome Family 1.8.2011 | Boulder Theater When Jeff Tweedy opened the second show of his sold out two-night stand at the Boulder Theater with "Sunken Treasure," the venue was amazingly quiet except for a few cheers during high points of the song. With an a ... More >>
Friday, January 7, and Saturday, January 8, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Wednesday, July 8, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
This troubadour lives on the road, which means he never gets homesick.
3 Kings Tavern
Fast reviews of recent releases
Be there or be square!
Friday, April 7, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Out on Bail escapes the alt-country cage with its conviction intact.
Sunday, October 16, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Okemah and the Melody of Riot (Sony)
The Boss is a legend to some and a laugh to others. To me, he's been both.
Local 33 brings blood, sweat and beers to its blue-collar twang.
Saturday, November 13, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483; Sunday, November 14, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, 1-970-407-1322; Monday, November 15, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-447-0095; and Tuesday, November 16, Navajo Hogan, Colorado Springs, 303-443-2227.
Colder Than Fargo's brittle compositions thrive in spite of the frozen terrain that frames them.
Circles (Arena Rock Recording Company)
Return of the living Dead: What would Jerry do?
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Wilco weathers Reprise Records, in-fighting and an in-studio film crew in a new documentary.
Jason Ringenberg embraces his title as alt country's architect.
With Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt behind him, Jay Farrar finds equilibrium as a solo artist.
Gold (Lost Highw), Sebastopol (Artemis)
Kiss It Goodbye
(Sugar Free Records)
Jeff Tweedy moves Wilco further toward perfect pop...and perfect despair.
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Richmond Fontaine, Basement Jaxx, Barbra Streisand
Dan Murphy comes out from behind a bank of Golden Smog.
Fort Collins's Armchair Martian is ready to take its sound nationwide.
THANKS TO JEFF TWEEDY AND WILCO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE EMBARRASSED TO LIKE COUNTRY ROCK ANYMORE.