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 >>
Goya SkyeBill Callahan 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. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
Photo: Chad Fahnestock 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 >>
Friday, June 20, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Man vs. nature deep in the heart of Texas in The Unforeseen.
The Coen Brothers transcend themselves with their latest project.
Culver's and Smashburger have other buns on the run.
7.30.07 Rockhampton, Australia Tropic of Capricorn PBC, I split the first two weeks in this country between Sydney and Melbourne, trying to erase the image of Foo the Saigon security guard and his red Thermos from my mind while also trying to locate the fabled Australian "spirit." This spirit was ... More >>
The Polish brothers dream big with their latest flick.
Gary Haney was living the high life until meth took him down.
Gary Austin's provocative new play comes to Bas Bleu.
You Are What You Eat
Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies.
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
Getting back together was a snap for the Flatlanders -- because they've seldom been apart.
The bush-league Rookie goes long on baloney, short on soul.
The siren call of the baseball diamond still lures hopefuls looking for a shot at the Bigs.
Minimalism gets a maximum boost in thought-provoking solos at Rule and ILK.
Gary Haney's conscience told him to take the boobs out of his magazine.
Sit back and relax. You're on the bus to Mexico.
SOME OF DENVER'S HOUSING INSPECTORS ARE NOW PACKING HEAT.
INSIDE THE ROUND PEG IN LARIMER SQUARE.