Not everyone can relate to the idea of defining yourself through popular culture, but anyone who gets it, really gets it. And for the last year Denver has been blessed with a sonic sanctuary for these poor souls: the These Things Matter podcast. This week TTM hosts Taylor Gonda and comedian Kevin O' ... More >>
Blag Flag, Fugazi, Descendents, Sunny Day Real Estate and the Misfits? On the same bill on the same night? Uh, no. Not in this lifetime, even if you've got Warren Buffet money and you're on some Looper shit. Sorry. But, alas, here's the next best thing, Denver, some of your town's finest musicians p ... More >>
On March 13, Say Anything, the indie rock band that came of age in the 2000s, released its sixth album, Anarchy, My Dear. The band soon launched its tour, which will hit the Mile High City this Friday, March 30, at the Summit Music Hall. In advance of the show, we spoke with frontman Max Bemis about ... More >>
Flickr photoAs if vegetarians don't get enough kudos for being greener and more animal-friendly than their meat-eating counterparts, now they get rewarded with hugs. And who doesn't love a hug? Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day, according to PETA2. And since we've been slaving away in our cubic ... More >>
Ethan SaksPete Berkman (bottom left) is the brains behind chiptune-ists Anamanaguchi It's true: Drums, guitar, bass and a vintage NES can collide and create gorgeous music together. Pete Berkman, the 22-year-old behind the part-chiptune, part-traditional rock band Anamanaguchi says it was as simple ... More >>
Sitting at the top of the remix game, Jon Pegnato and Daniel LeDisko of LA Riots are definitely the crowned kings. Signed to A-Trak's Fool's Gold imprint and endorsed by forefathers MSTRKRFT, the DJ and production duo stretch and mold club bangers by taking the pop out of Ciara and Tings Ting ... More >>
Stop! You don't have to!So we're well into the Christmas season, and chances are good you're getting a bit tired of Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby and the Time-Life Christmas collection in general. What had been a charming return to familiar holiday standards -- and perhaps the only reason to ... More >>
Sunday, November 7, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
Another Mile High Music Festival is in the books. Weather was ideal, parking was a breeze and there were plenty of memorable moments at this year's fest, from Rivers Cuomo wandering through the crowd during Weezer's set to Z-Trip throwing down a Colorado-centric version of "California Love" to Cyp ... More >>
Weezer, 6:45 p.m. on the Wolf Stage A piercing series of guitar lines, the push of a pounding drum line and synchronized singing syllables lent an epic feel to the beginning of Weezer's set. As soon as Rivers Cuomo and company took the stage, it seemed the band was working hard to create a large-sc ... More >>
Over the past decade, Weezer has become more and more ridiculous, from its songwriting to its performances (Kenny G, seriously?). And now you can add its album cover art to the running tally of ridiculousness: See the snapshot Jorge Garcia here, the actor who played Hurley on Lost? This is ... More >>
Less than a month left until this year's Mile High Music Festival. Figured out your itinerary yet? We have. Well, sorta. My Morning Jacket, Weezer, Phoenix, Drive-By Truckers, Ozomatli, Damian Marley & Nas are on our shortlist so far. The full schedule was just released a few moments ago, and ... More >>
In honor of the US's best World Cup soccer performance in, well, ever, Weezer has weighed in with "Represent," the unofficial US soccer anthem. Don't get too excited though -- there are no vuvuzela solos in the song. Instead you get a somewhat forgettable tune -- pounding drums, big riffs and kin ... More >>
Friday, May 21, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
On Sunday night we had the chance to watch the Colorado Avalanche get pummeled by the visiting New York Rangers. While we should have been paying more attention to the game, we couldn't help our ears being caught in familiar sounds. The music selections -- and there were many -- were just awful. Co ... More >>
Just received word from the folks at Live Nation that the Weezer gig originally slated for Saturday, January 17 at the Fillmore has been postponed with no new date announced. While no official reason was given, we're guessing frontman Rivers Cuomo is going to need more time to recover from the to ... More >>
Nirvana's Live at Reading, released last week on Geffen, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar, while Pearl Jam's Backspacer came in at number two for the week ending November 8. Strokes singer Julian Casablancas came in third with his debut, Phrazes for the Young, while Teagan & Sara and W ... More >>
Grammy-nominated Country singer Joe Nichols grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 8. Nirvana's 20th Anniversary of Bleach, released last week on Sub Pop, came in second, while the Swell Season's Strict Joy grabbed the second slot. Slayer's World Painted Blood and ... More >>
Sunday, September 6, Fiddler's Green, 303-830-8497.
All right, just when I completely gave up all hope that Weezer would ever again write a song that I'd dig -- seriously, I just had a conversation yesterday with a friend of mine in which I asserted that Weezer just needed to hang it up already -- Rivers Cuomo goes and pens another ode to worthy o ... More >>
Natasha Khan.Improve your Batting average. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Natasha Kahn of Bat For Lashes. • Q&A with Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers. • Q&A with Dalton Rasmussen, co-curator of the Rocky Mountain Low comp. • Flier of the Week: Church of the Snake at Rhinocero ... More >>
The Broomfield Event Center has been twisting since at least earlier this year, when Tim Wiens announced that he wanted out of his contract to manage the venue -- a lack-of-success story almost from its opening in 2006. And while the willingness of Anschutz Entertainment Group/Kroenke Sports Enter ... More >>
If the date on the band's MySpace page and the press release we received from the publicist of one of the supporting acts is to be believed, blink-182's much ballyhooed reunion tour is slated to make a stop at Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 6, with Weezer and Taking Back Sunday in tow. To see ... More >>
Update (1/23/09): We've just learned that Common Struggles, Single File's full-length debut, is slated for release on Tuesday, April 7. "Girlfriend," the first single from the album, which was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All-American Rejects) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (Stones, ... More >>
The Denver Business Journal is reporting that Tim Wiens wants out of his agreement to manage the Broomfield Event Center, which opened in 2006 -- and that's not good news for local officials. The city bankrolled the 6,000-seat arena with $60 million worth of bonds that are supposed to be repaid from ... More >>
Thursday, August 9, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Monday, February 27, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Ten albums that will snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long.
Weezer's auteur takes a tentative step into the real world.
Friday, September 16, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Friday, August 5, Universal Lending Pavilion, 303-405-6080.
A slot on Weezer's latest tour proves fruitful for the Fray.
Saturday, June 4, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Make Believe (Geffen)
Sunday, March 13, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Broken Records (Clearly)
This week's concert pick: The Dismemberment Plan