#44: Katie Hoffman A member of both CORE New Art Space and Zip 37 Gallery (for the time being), Denver painter Katie Hoffman is a familiar face on the co-op scene in two arts districts, beloved for her works exploring the subjective and the otherworldly in swatches of pastel and jewel colors. Peopl ... More >>
It was the urgency of preserving art that inspired Anne Waldman's newest book. The visionary poet, activist, and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University was working on transferring the school's collection of fragile tapes of performances by artists like John ... More >>
On the cutting edge of the dance world, it's not just about movement anymore, although the physical voyage through space is still an integral part. In Dance the Orange, a new performance created by Monica Dionysiou and Marc Devine of the the Umbrella Collective, the movement is suspended in a web of ... More >>
Before he restored landmarks like the Molly Brown House, Ninth Street Historic Park and Four Mile House Historic Park, and designed some landmarks of his own, architect Ed White was a student at Columbia, where he met many of the people who would become famous figures of the Beat generation, includi ... More >>
See Also: • Lulacruza wraps up Communikey on April 29 at BMoCA • Q&A with Brian Williams of Lustmord • Q&A with Nick Zammuto • Q&A with Morton Subtonick • CMKY brings electronic arts and music to Boulder for a fourth year Sun Araw (due tonight at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for ... More >>
In his best selling book Killing Yourself to Live, Chuck Klosterman asserts that "the best career move any musician can make is to stop breathing." When examining Kurt Cobain's post-mortem transformation from junkie dad to iconic voice of a generation, Klosterman notes that the suicide told everyone ... More >>
Susan MeyerWilliam Blake saw heaven in a wildflower. The energy industry sees nothing but trouble. Last week, a federal judge in Denver ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to declare an obscure plant as endangered was "arbitrary and capricious" -- a ruling that could ... More >>
Autumn De WildeIn the middle to later half of the 1990s, John Vanderslice (due tonight at the hi-dive with Damien Jurado) was a member of the respected Bay Area alternative rock band, MK Ultra. When the band split in 1999, Vanderslice took the delicate intensity and experimental edge he had b ... More >>
Founded in 2003 in Paris by sisters Bianca "Coco" Casady and Sierra "Rosie" Casady, CocoRosie has been responsible for making music that combines otherwordly electronic pop with organic sounds, hip-hop and conceptual art. As a whole, it's the musical equivalent of a magical-realism novel fe ... More >>
Monotonix set off the SoCo stage. Elsewhere: See reviews and photos from Day One. We're back on the Rocks for what, so far anyway, is looking to be a much more pleasant day than Saturday. In case you missed yesterday's festivities, it was viciously cold and wet, and not at all conducive to ... More >>
Often compared to New Wave bands of the early '80s -- especially the Human League --Brooklyn, New York's Red Wire Black Wire, uses synthesizers as a primary compositional instrument. Described by the New Music Express as having an icy sound, the immediacy and sincerity of Doug Walters's vocal ... More >>
(photo: Jeff Klapperich)While I was out last weekend, an unassuming gentleman approached me and asked if I had room in my pocket for a CD. We'd met before, but I didn't remember that in the moment. I hate when I forget names and faces. Fortunately, Donny Rose was forgiving and gracious as he handed ... More >>
Saturday, October 1, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
When you're reaching for heaven, it's nice to have a drink in your hand.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Legendary sideman Moris Tepper fronts his own vision, with chilling results.
The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)
Jim Jarmusch shows he still has bite with Ghost Dog.
May 13-19, 1999
Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse is running the race his way.
A new box set reveals Jim Morrison with his pants down.
Fatherhood has given Billy Bragg a new reason to make music.