Mary DeForest loves Jane Austen. The 68-year-old academic has read each of the author's novels over 100 times. "I went to her tomb at Winchester Cathedral and burst into tears," she says. "I couldn't believe she was dead." DeForest has spent much of her academic career defending Austen's legacy. " ... More >>
While the folks behind Riot Fest were recently denied a temporary-use permit to hold the event at May Farms in Byers the third week in September, organizers will reportedly have a new venue announced in the coming days. Sure, it's a major pain in the ass for everyone involved to scramble to change l ... More >>
Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together like wine and cheese. Which is why we'd like to recommend a few pairings for those so chemically inclined, a fine list of musical acts coupled with good stuff sure to provid ... More >>
For many jam band fans, traveling and seeing concerts goes hand in hand. Often when a favorite band announces its tour, folks will scan the tour dates and choose which dates to go to depending on which venue they are booked at. From giant outdoor summer sheds to intimate houses, here are the ten gre ... More >>
Money: who needs it? Well, probably you. But this week, you won't have to spend any of it to get out of the house. Whether you want to see a tribute to Woodstock, Joss Whedon's Serenity, or an evening of live storytelling and dance, you can do it all without dropping any cash. Read further for our p ... More >>
While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will be finishing our count down of the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, we take a look back at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-night musical event in June 1969 that culminated with the final appearance of the Jimi Hendrix Experien ... More >>
As guitarist for the Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has played his share of big venues, but on tour in support of his brand new solo album, Through a Crooked Sun, he's playing more intimate venues, like the Soiled Dove Underground, where he'll appear tonight after an in-store at Twist & Shout at ... More >>
Caribou Ranch, near Nederland, was a major recording studio throughout the '70s and early '80s. The 178 artists who recorded there over the years included such legends as Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa and Joe Walsh. But when a fire destroyed the control room in 1985, own ... More >>
With the recent passing of Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's first muse, we thought it only appropriate to give a shout out to a couple of other famous ladies. The muse position is demanding and the position can vary (physically and figuratively) -- it's not all about getting a song named after you. T ... More >>
There are lots of ones in today's date, and we as a culture do not miss chances to invent significance for these sorts of things. Croatian gaze-healer Braco, pictured here gazing, gets his power from oneness and can therefore heal cancer today. Or something. Video below.
Perhaps you've heard by now about the "riot" that happened a few days ago in New York surrounding a free concert featuring Drake and Hanson. Weird that there was a riot at a concert featuring two of maybe the blandest performers ever to exist. Weirder still is that Hanson and Drake were even perform ... More >>
Taking Woodstock is in theaters Friday. Maybe it will be really good, or maybe taking a stand-up comedian and sticking him in a semi-dramatic movie about Woodstock that doesn't feature any -- any! -- musical performances is a terrible idea. Still, rock 'n' roll and Hollywood have been ugly, ... More >>
It's only right that the Denver Film Society's Film on the Rocks series should fête Woodstock's 40th anniversary, considering that the event, the music and the movie have become inseparably melded in our collective consciousness over time. Besides, FOTR is all about a similar gestalt -- so o ... More >>
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock, the Denver Film Society is hosting Peace & Love on the Rocks tonight at Red Rocks. This special edition of Film on the Rocks includes a screening of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director's Cut as well as music by some fine local tale ... More >>
If you don't already have plans tonight for Valentine's eve -- like, say, seeing DeVotchKa at the Paramount -- it would be well worth your time to stop by the Bluebird to catch Gregory Alan Isakov & the Freight, with Oakhurst. By now, you're probably intimately familiar with the guy we named be ... More >>
Four musical moments in history that helped shape our lives and our country.
Thursday, December 13, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Will Baumgartner is back in Action.
Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down.
Friday, July 1, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Business is boomin' at Colorado Free University.
57 T-Bird With Hawaiian Plates
Colorado Authors Day seeks to rev up reading in the state.
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
This Is Our Youth connects the audience to disconnected kids.
The Tragically Hip doesn't believe in dumbing down its music to reach wide audiences. As a result, it's the most popular band in Canada.
Boulder Film Alliance "Best of" Series
With Pearlcopper, guitarist Mark Spiewak is already a legend in his own mind.
OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.