• Calendar

    October 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Colorado beer calendar: Great American Beer Festival edition

    Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Well, not when there's this much beer around. Welcome to Great American Beer Festival week in Denver -- which is, for some, the most wonderful time of the year. And the presents have already started arriving. But whether you have tickets to the main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Sarah Palin's The Undefeated: I got my money back

    ​It was after sitting through about 90 percent of the movie that I decided Sarah Palin's The Undefeated was 49 percent PBS-style documentary on how great Alaska is, 50 percent "Palin pal posse" circle jerk, and 1 percent Ronald Reagan references. Or perhaps a more accurate summation of this on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Sarah Palin movie, The Undefeated, debuts today in Highlands Ranch. Here's a review.

    ​A scheduled Sarah Palin visit to Denver earlier this year was canceled after the organizer complained about "safety concerns." But there are no such concerns surrounding the "documentary" about her life, The Undefeated -- especially since its showing in only one theater in the Palin-friendly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Sound Bites: Ben Nichols, O Pioneers, Two Cow Garage and more

    After a brief hiatus, Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, is back. In this first edition, Andy Thomas weighs in on five recent national releases from Ben Nichols from Lucero (pictured left), O Pioneers, Two Cow Garage, Portugal. The Man and Jessica Lea Mayfield with Blasphemy after the jum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top 10 Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Today, our own Michael Roberts runs down his favorite indie albums of 2008. In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Yerkish singer's half brother is "Joe the Turkey Killer" in Palin video

    Tim Kaminski, who fronts Yerkish, got an e-mail from his half-brother Brian Tomes a few days ago, with a subject line that read: "Sarah Palin's latest shame." He thought, "Yeah, whatever. I'll watch it later." The next afternoon, he got a call from Tomes: His sibling was suddenly famous. See, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Put the turkey in the basket or else it gets the hose again...

    Do they give Academy Awards for cameramen on local news remotes? They should, and this year it should go to the guy who shot the now notorious Sarah Palin Turkey Video--the one in which the once-and-future governor was at a Wasilla turkey ranch to give one of those ridiculous Thanksgiving pardons to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Portugal. The Man

    Friday, November 14, Marquis Theater, 303-292-0805.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Portugal. The Man previews new album

    Portugal. The Man was born in Alaska, but it might as well be a Denver band, with how often it seems like the cats come through here, how much we've embraced them and how bro'd down they are with locals like the Photo Atlas, whom they toured with last year. The act's new album, Censored Colors -- wh ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008