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  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Videos: Which Colorado College That's Not CU Boulder Made Playboy's Top Party Schools List?

    For years, CU Boulder was a perennial on party-school lists -- and for years, administrators bitched about it. When it comes to Playboy's just-announced top-party-school roster for 2014, however, it's a headache (or a point of pride) for another Colorado college -- one that's richly deserving but do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: part four

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    How King Khan found success despite the skepticism of his hometown scene

    Editor: The Westword Music Showcase is this weekend. It features over 150 Denver bands as well as a main stage with out-of-town headliners Diplo and 2 Chainz along with Man Man, Cherub and King Khan & the Shrines. Our coverage includes the following brief interview with Khan himself. King Khan beca ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    How Diplo and 2 Chainz are flourishing in a dying industry

    Once upon a time, 2 Chainz and Diplo were working toward fame in the traditional lanes of the music industry. But that was before they learned the lucrative art of making the Internet laugh. 2 Chainz gave Skip Bayless one of his chains on ESPN2. You can order Diplo-ordained weed grinders with one-da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: Part two

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: Part one

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, June 16-19

    Summer is in full swing and you're probably saving up your cash to party with 2 Chainz this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. So if you want to have a good time this week without burning a hole in your wallet, here's a few things to try. Celebrate sports, tell a story and jam out this week, fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Take one guess what happens on a 420 EDM Tour of Denver

    Travel agencies may be dying off, but 420 EDM Tours has found a niche that even websites like Orbitz and Priceline just aren't privy to yet: raging. The company has planned a series of bus-based tours that include stops at Colorado landmarks, tickets to concerts and, of course, a very open policy ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    The ten best summer music festivals in Colorado

    A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase 2014 schedule

    It's Westword Music Showcase month, and today we have a schedule for you. In case this is unfamiliar territory: For the twentieth year, we'll celebrate the wide array of Denver's music scene with a music festival right here in the city. The thing has grown over the decades, and this year we have s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    What makes Denver's music scene unique? A Westword Music Showcase ticket contest

    The Westword Music Showcase is less than two months away. On June 21, 130-ish Colorado bands and artists of every possible variety will play assorted venues around the Golden Triangle. Each of those bands is a nominee for a Westword Music Award, and they represent a music community that is easy to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase lineup is here! [Update]

    Update, 5/16: We've added a couple dozen bands to the lineup, bringing the running total to 121 Colorado bands in addition to the five touring ones -- the full list as of today is below! The Westword Music Showcase is less than two months away. On June 21, 130-ish Colorado bands and artists of ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    You're invited to the Westword Music Showcase pre-parties on May 8, 15 and 29

    The Westword Music Showcase is less than two months away. On June 21, 150-ish Colorado bands and artists of every possible variety will play assorted venues around the Golden Triangle, and an outdoor stage on Acoma Street and 12th Avenue will host Diplo, 2 Chainz and more. We'll announce the local l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    The 36 best songs you might hear on the main stage at this year's Westword Music Showcase

    The 20th annual Westword Music Showcase is less than two months away. This year's installment will be on June 21. It's the day Denver music goes on vacation to the Golden Triangle, and I can go from watching a rapper to watching a punk band to watching a band with five stringed instruments in the sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase ticket contest

    Update(s): We've picked a winner for questions number one and two. So far we've somewhat arbitrarily given tickets to people who have suggested that a great music scene needs radio support and that the best thing about Denver's music scene is that everyone from "budtenders" to businessmen go to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Hello from the new Westword music editor: Here's how to get in touch

    Backbeat has a new music editor. My name is Kiernan Maletsky -- I'm a Colorado native who has spent the past three years first in St. Louis and then Dallas. Last Saturday, I filled my sedan with whatever clothes fit once my record collection was in there and made what I sincerely hope will be my las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Westword Music Showcase 2014 pre-sale starting today: First 2,000 tickets for $25

    The time is now to pick up your Westword Music Showcase tickets. Starting today at 10 a.m., if you're one of the first 2,000 folks to buy tickets using the "music" promo code, you'll get an exclusive pre-sale price of $25. Act now to get this deal, as ticket prices will go up this Friday, February 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Entrepreneur Davon Williams on his professional, laidback style

    It's Monday, which means it's time for the city to get back into work mode. We spotted entrepreneur Davon Williams, an up-and-coming businessman, fashion designer and DJ, displaying some stand-up street style. Keep reading to learn his favorite accessory, where he shops, and what cities inspire his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    2 Chainz at Ogden Theatre Monday, February 10, tickets on sale this Friday, December 13

    Fresh on the heels of supporting Rhianna on her recent Diamonds Tour, 2 Chainz will be making his way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, February 10, with Pusha T and August Alsina. Tickets for this stop of the 2 GOOD TO BE T.R.U. TOUR range from $40-$145, and go o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Winter on the Rocks, Sharon Jones, Lotus, tix on sale this weekend

    As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    The best rap shows in Denver in November

    FRI | DELTRON 3030 at 1STBANK CENTER | 11/15/13 Deltron 3030 isn't so much a group or an album as it is a mode of thought, and there are few hip-hop albums (or albums of any genre, for that matter) with the cinematic quality of this group's self-titled debut. Dan the Automator created deeply textur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Here's what boxer Mike Alvarado is listening to

    Tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center, Mike Alvarado will battle Ruslan Provodnikov in a junior welterweight title bout that will broadcast live on HBO (7:45 p.m.). The hometown hero, a two-time Skyview High School wrestling champion straight out of Thornton, is an intimidating warrior. If you've seen hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    New Denver concerts on sale: Flobots NYE, George Strait farewell tour, Thundercat

    Flobots are set to ring in the New Year this year at the Marquis Theater. Tickets ($28-$32) for the show go on sale this Friday, October 4, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local record stores. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Third Eye Blind, Big K.R.I.T, Big Freedia, Lissie

    Third Eye Blind is making its way back to Denver for a show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 6. Tickets ($30) go on sale this Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    New Denver shows: Robin Thicke, Lady Antebellum, the Oh Hellos. On sale this week

    Robin Thicke, the man responsible for "Blurred Lines," the uncontested song of the summer, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, March 23, with support from Jessie J and DJ Cassidy. Tickets ($49.50-$55) go on sale this Friday, September 20, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The ten best rap videos of all time

    There's nothing like a music video to bring out the character in a song. Unfortunately, these days, music videos tend to be mostly the same, especially rap videos. Needless to say, it's refreshing when a clip comes along that is different and creative enough to grab and hold your attention. With tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | 8/23-8/24 Twenty years ago, the Dave Matthews Band played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for the Tragically Hip and the Samples, and went on to build a loyal following with early shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. In the two decades since, the gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    MY BLOODY VALENTINE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 8/19/13 Few bands of the past two decades have had as profound an influence on as wide a spectrum of artists as My Bloody Valentine. Not only did the landmark 1991 album Loveless have a massive impact on the group's peers at the time, but it has since influ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in August

    AMERICA'S MOST WANTED FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | FRI, 8/23/13 The America's Most Wanted Festival features some of the most talented and successful artists to come out of the South in a long time, including Lil Wayne, whose name speaks for itself and whose March album I Am Not a Human Being II has ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2013

    Logistixx

    New Paradigm
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    New Denver shows: My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Lil Wayne on sale this weekend

    My Bloody Valentine, who was last in town three years ago at the Fillmore, will return to the Mile High City for an intimate and sure to be overwhelmingly loud show at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, August 19. Tickets for the show range from $45 to $50 and go on sale on this Saturday, June 15, at 10 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13 Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Ten rappers and the artistic movements they exemplify

    Stylistically, rap has exploded, and the pieces fall everywhere from the mind-bogglingly complex to the unbelievably simple, from the brazenly dissident to the unapologetically mainstream. Rappers' influences seem to come from everywhere, but the stylistic differences between an Aesop Rock and a 2 C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in June

    GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 6/22/13 When it comes to the history of hip-hop in the Dirty South, it begins with Geto Boys and their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced debut. The group had existed, though with a different cast, since '86, but it wasn't until the turn of the decade -- when it go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    A rundown of the rap world's favorite drugs

    Drug culture isn't relegated exclusively to rock, obviously. For its part, the rap game is equally loaded with drug references of all kinds, from Promethazine and DMT to LSD and PCP, and likewise addled with its own cautionary tales and fatalities. While there's nothing as concrete to suggest that d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Worst of Coachella 2013: Weekend one

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend one

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    The questionable fashion of Coachella artists

    We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd, which comes decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there outfits, wearing spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    New Denver shows: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy and Warren Haynes

    Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II: A track-by-track breakdown of every simile used

    In the heady pre-Tha Carter III days, Lil Wayne understood language so intuitively that he could skip through convention and construction and arrive at an expression that made him seem like the only dude speaking in colors, while everyone else was stuck in black and white. That's why he was the grea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    The ten greatest southern rappers of all time

    It took a long time for the south to be recognized as a major player in the hip-hop scene, and it still has a ways to go to be held in the same regard as the East and West Coasts, but with the emergence of a new breed of countrified rappers such as Big K.R.I.T., Future, Yelawolf and 2 Chainz (and ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Business student Jiadong Qiu on his Asian-inspired style

    St. Patrick's day weekend has come to a close, ending the sea of green on the streets. Many people went over the top, drowning themselves in the emerald hue (and beer), but a few sported green subtlely. This week we spotted Community College of Denver business student Jiadong Qiu rocking green in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics: The complete list

    We've finally arrived: The The best of the worst. The creme de la crap. The unholy of unholies. If you thought 50-11 were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet. These are the lyrics that can turn a good album sour, and make a bad album laughable. Included are quotes from Eminem, Lil B, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The twenty best hip-hop shows of 2012

    As much of a stronghold as our town is for EDM, Denver is also a hotbed of hip-hop. Although we've always held true to the assertion, and such a declaration would seem perfectly reasonable to even casual observers, the point was never driven home more definitively than when we took a look back at th ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Myrical

    #WorkFlow Vol. 1
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Kreayshawn on how she deals with criticism

    Kreayshawn (aka Natassia Zolot) got a video camera at age ten and started making and editing her own videos for several years before formally trying her hand at music. Although she's a high-school dropout, Kreayshawn landed a scholarship to study film at the Berkeley Digital Film Institute. During t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Our top five spins this week, September 24-30

    In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    2Chainz at the Ogden, 9/17/12

    2CHAINZ @ OGDEN THEATRE | 9/17/12 The moment 2Chainz took the stage, it became very obvious why this show was moved from the Bluebird Theater to the Ogden at the last minute. When the ATL rapper finally placed the mike to his lips and dropped his verse from "Mercy," the crowd went absolutely insane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    New Colorado concerts: The Deftones at the Fillmore, Steve Winwood at the Paramount

    This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>

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