Thursday, March 15: Thousands of bands were packed into stages around town, fans were going nuts on every street corner. How'd the Morning Clouds spend their off day? Doing laundry. We're pretty rock like that. With piles of clean undies and non-smelly socks back in our room, we managed to catch a g ... More >>
Tarantulas, Fireballs, and Doppelgängers - SWSX Day One: I had heard a story from a friend of mine about driving through west Texas in the pre-dawn hours. He recounted that after about nine hours on the road heading south from Denver, just before sunrise, he and his co-pilot encountered hundreds, m ... More >>
Taking its name from a Colorado pop culture behemoth like John Elway could be a blessing or a curse for a band. But Elway, making an appearance tonight at the Hi-Dive with Michael Dean Damron, St. Fall Apart and The Holy Mess, gets the joke, and fans do too. Besides, a name is just a name, an ... More >>
Arkansas native Sarah Slaton (playing tonight at the Walnut Room with Caleb Slade, Tricia Scully, Kate Moreland and Carl Hauck) has been kicking around Denver for quite sometime now, sharing stages with locals like Kyle Simmons, Nathaniel Rateliff and Danielle Ate the Sandwich. This evening, ... More >>
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Bill Callahan (due Monday, June 27th) started releasing music under the moniker Smog in 1990. He was connected to the then-emerging underground network of music that included the indie label Kill Rock Stars, which included his song "37 Pushups ." Callahan's emotionally ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC a ... More >>
Over 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.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
(Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
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Coldplay, Jon Hopkins, Sleeper CarFriday, Nov. 21, 2008Pepsi CenterBetter Than: A rock show where the band stays rooted in one spot.Making
an arena rock show personal may seem like an impossible task,
especially for any band playing to thousands of fans in the airy
expanses of ... More >>