Chauncey the Wizard Wagon
Hip-hop is a world unto itself. Its rich tradition of spoken word poetry, self-referential subject matter and electronic and sample-based production make it, in many ways, a difficult musical form to adapt to, especially if you come from a more traditional background. These ten acts helped make rap ... More >>
Aloft in the Sundry
RODRIGO y GABRIELA Xavier Rudd 08.20.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO On the drive up to Red Rocks my brother and I alternated discussing how you could describe Rodrigo y Gabriela's music to a neophyte and speculating what the crowd would look like. When we rolled up around 7:45, ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsOzomatli on the Wolf Stage.When I interviewed him a few weeks ago in advance of his appearance here, Raul Pacheco, guitarist for Ozomatli, told me he wanted to invite audience members to bring instruments and join the band to jam onstage -- and while the band didn't entire ... More >>
Zack de la Rocha's never been prim about his political leanings. In fact, that's always been the whole point: Since Rage Against the Machine was named, well, Rage Against the Machine, up to the time De la Rocha left the band to devote more time to pursuing social justice in the Chiapas in Mex ... More >>
Jonny 5 is scaring folks in middle America. Literally. But while the Flobots frontman -- better known to folks around here by his government name Jamie Laurie - has devoted the better part of his adult life to becoming a radical force for change, it's not his politics that making folks in t ... More >>
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE @ DENVER COLISEUM | 8/27/08 Live blog: 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2008: It's just after 11 a.m., and things are just getting underway at the Denver Coliseum. State Radio just took the stage and is in the midst of playing an energetic set in front of a half-filled aren ... More >>
The Big Gig, with the Offspring, Paramore, Dropkick Murphys, Flobots, Spill Canvas, Dropping Daylight, Skyfox Saturday, July 26 Fiddler's Green The 2007 version of KTCL's signature event suffered from many of the standard drawbacks associated with summer festivals: extreme heat, pacing problems, te ... More >>
You wanted the best, you got the best: Guitar Hero III.
This Swedish singer-songwriter talks about his love of first-take recordings.
Audioslave’s former frontman can now go his own way.
Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.
A lesson in south-of-the-border stylin'.
A local band leader urges musicians to give peace music a chance.
Tom Morello's advice about Audioslave? Don't believe the hype.
Roni Size is dedicated to moving forward, and boundaries be damned.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Hemi Cuda's new CD is thick and tasty.
Former SST producer Spot brings underground Celtic sounds into the light.
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
The Battle of Los Angeles
Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.
U2 brings its carnival to Denver--and Denver shrugs.