West Texas

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    SXSW travelogue: Morning Clouds do laundry and play college flophouse

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW travelogues: A. Tom Collins checks in from Austin

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Elway, Krayzie Bone, Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson and more on tap this weekend

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Tonight: Sarah Slaton album release at the Walnut Room

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Bill Callahan on misunderstandings and his collaborations

    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 >>

  • News

    August 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Coldplay at the Pepsi Center

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008


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  • Film

    April 10, 2008

    The Unforeseen

    Man vs. nature deep in the heart of Texas in The Unforeseen.

  • Film

    November 15, 2007

    No Country for Old Men

    The Coen Brothers transcend themselves with their latest project.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • Dining

    November 1, 2007

    Cow Town

    Culver's and Smashburger have other buns on the run.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Kangaroo Road Kill -- Sleepy Mad Max

    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 >>

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    The Astronaut Farmer

    The Polish brothers dream big with their latest flick.

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Big Trouble

    Gary Haney was living the high life until meth took him down.

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Oil Strike

    Gary Austin's provocative new play comes to Bas Bleu.

  • Dining

    January 20, 2005

    Bite Me

    Home Run

  • Dining

    October 14, 2004

    Bite Me

    You Are What You Eat

  • Film

    October 7, 2004

    Hell of a Catch

    Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies.

  • Culture

    August 14, 2003

    For Love of the Game

    Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    So Happy Together

    Getting back together was a snap for the Flatlanders -- because they've seldom been apart.

  • Film

    March 28, 2002

    For Beginners Only

    The bush-league Rookie goes long on baloney, short on soul.

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    One Good Day

    The siren call of the baseball diamond still lures hopefuls looking for a shot at the Bigs.

  • Culture

    October 19, 2000

    More About Less

    Minimalism gets a maximum boost in thought-provoking solos at Rule and ILK.

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Breast Reduction

    Gary Haney's conscience told him to take the boobs out of his magazine.

  • News

    August 7, 1997

    Taking a Trip Aboard

    Sit back and relax. You're on the bus to Mexico.

  • Film

    August 15, 1996
  • Culture

    July 12, 1995
  • News

    May 10, 1995



  • Music

    March 8, 1995
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    May 25, 1994



  • News

    May 18, 1994