Andrew W.K. is best known for his single "Party Hard" from his 2001 album I Get Wet, but really, he's one of the hardest working people in show business. The guy puts himself fully into it all he does, particularly his music, be it the party rocking variety, classically-inflected piano pieces or mak ... More >>
CHUCK RAGAN @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 4/13/13 Chuck Ragan first made his mark as the frontman of Hot Water Music, one of the more highly influential punk acts to emerge in the '90s. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the tim ... More >>
Sunday, April 14, hi-dive, 303-733-0230.
Baby Dee (due Tuesday, July 3, at the Walnut Room) has been recording music for over a decade, and her music defies easy classification. A multi-instrumentalist, Dee songs are driven by piano, harp and various other instruments that accompany her unique, sometimes haunting voice, which also manages ... More >>
See Also: Best of Denver 2008: Best Singer-Songwriter Since moving to Denver in 2000, Joe Sampson has been a highly visible member of the scene, but it's always been either as member of bands like A Dog Paloma or Bad Weather California, or collaborating on projects like Wentworth-Kersey or playing ... More >>
Audio books are all about finding the perfect actor with the perfect voice to read to you while you drive across the country. So, when we heard Will Oldham had taken on the narration of Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade, we started thinking about what other artists should venture into the same bu ... More >>
Terry RichardsonOkay, we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon nobody else knew about. "Guilty pleasures" is what most people term these sort of inclinations. Well, here at Backbeat, there's no shame in our game ... More >>
Wednesday, May 13, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
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. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>
Examining an underground artist who doesn't do interviews and rarely plays the same song twice.
Thursday, October 18, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Saturday, June 16
This country icon never left -- but he’s coming back anyway.
This indie road movie takes a trip out of time.
Sean Moeller wants to revolutionize the way we experience music.
City & Eastern Songs (Rough Trade)
Magnolia Electric Co. is powered by one prolific songwriter.
Erin Roberts prefers to let the music speak for itself.
The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.
The Boss is a legend to some and a laugh to others. To me, he's been both.
Sleep and Wake-Up Songs (Jagjaguwar)
What Would This Be For (Self-released)
Having moved away from Palace, Will Oldham breaks down as Bonnie Prince Billy.
Troubadour talent Richard Buckner awakens ghosts and senses on a stunning new album.
Hotel Lives Truck Stop
The Mighty King Of Love
The Dirty Three make instrumental music with plenty to say.