Aaliyah (Singer)

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Method Man and Redman at Cervantes', 4/20/13

    METHOD MAN & REDMAN @ CERVANTES' | 4/20/13 Appearing to a sold out crowd, hip-hop and weed icons Method Man and Redman turned Cervantes into a backyard house party as the MCs delighted the crowd with classic hits and an energetic stage show that showcased their timeless music. The ballroom served as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    The Ridiculous and rare: The 25 best publicity photos from our dust-covered filing cabinet

    Once upon a time when imposing creatures like Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch roamed the earth, we used to get glossy black & white publicity photos by the truckloads, along with CDs (I know, right?). The discs are long gone, but the pics, we crammed 'em in a filing cabinet and forgot about 'em. Unti ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Drake at Comfort Dental, 5/13/12

    DRAKE @ COMFORT DENTAL AMPHITHEATRE | 05.14.12 Last night at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, not only did Drake bring along a slew of his homeboys for The Club Paradise tour, he displayed mind-blowing artistry. Erudite and gorgeous, the Toronto MC charmed the entire place with his theatrics and gestur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells: "I just wanted it to sound like a gang of ferocious women."

    Since forming in 2008, Sleigh Bells (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) have issued three records, a debut EP on M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. Recordings in 2009, followed by two full-length albums, 2010's Treats and its latest offering, Reign of Terror. The band's combination of heavy, expansive guitar r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Dendiggityopolis: Westword parents make their kids draw superheroes

    Superman, reinterpreted.​Superman provides the basic template: publicly mild-mannered and lame, but secretly able to jump tall buildings and dominate everything. The potential for variations on that superhero theme is basically endless -- and particularly so coming from kids, whose superheroes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Drake at Wells Fargo Theatre, 11/02/10

    Eric Gruneisen​ DRAKE With Tyga 11.02.10 | Wells Fargo Theatre It seems Tyga -- last night's opener -- got the memo: Donning a puffy vest in Colorado makes you automatically likeable. We have braved decades of trends in those things, and nothing makes you look native quite like sleeveless bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Drake at The Ogden Theatre: A list of the ten things he loves

    Drake. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky​ Drake • Mike Posner • DJ Chonz05.17.10 | Ogden Theatre First was Denver's own DJ Chonz, who was assigned with warming up the rapidly-filling Ogden. He performed his task admirably [editor's note: with one turntable, no less], but as the first-act DJ, th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2004


    Afrodisiac (Atlantic)

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Rhythm of Ages

    Craig David may be young, but he's got a grown-up soul.

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Sly Foxx

    He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?

  • Music

    September 6, 2001


    Aaliyah (Blackground)

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Urban Renewal

    How could an R&B outlet become the most popular radio station in Denver? The little girls understand.

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Various Artists

    Romeo Must Die: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    (Blackground Records)

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    The Same Old Shlock

    Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been.

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Jet Set

    Romeo Must Die packs a Hong-Kong style wallop.

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    The Wide World of Rap

    Exploring the endless variety of today's hip-hop.

  • Music

    February 5, 1998
  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

  • Music

    November 2, 1994