Afrika Bambaataa

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    October 4, 2013

    The man behind the mask: Forget about Who Killed Jigaboo Jones -- who is Jeff Campbell?

    Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    WAHHH (We Are Hip-Hop Humans!!)

    The Ill, The Wicked + The Wack

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    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Playing cover songs is a sign of creative fatigue

    There's nothing wrong with cover songs. In fact, before Sam Cooke and the Beatles shifted the established paradigms, singer and songwriter were two entirely separate professions. And there's also nothing wrong with a musician recording a cover album in the twilight of their career (Johnny Cash's Ame ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Communikey 2012 travelogue

    COMMUNIKEY FESTIVAL @ BOULDER, CO | 4/26/12 -4/29/12 See Also: • Laurie Anderson at Boulder Theater, 4/25/12 • Q&A Cameron Stallones of Sun Araw • Q&A with Brian Williams of Lustmord • Q&A with Nick Zammuto • Q&A with Morton Subtonick For the lucky few who got to Communikey HQ in time to ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities

    Whoever says the music industry is dead obviously hasn't observed Record Store Day. While file sharing has certainly dampened CD sales -- removing the casual music listener from the economic equation -- a contingency of hardcore record geeks can still be found thumbing through the bins most weekends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Saul Amore: For Mane Rok, it's the love that makes the struggle worth it

    When he released The Ugly Truth last year, Mane Rok (aka Sam Baron) vowed to create an EP with each of the producers he worked with on the album. Staying true to his word, he released the hip-hop purist joint En Stereo with Es-Nine, whose production was stellar, Santanamation with renaissance produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force's Planet Rock: The Album is 25 years old today

    "Party people! Party People! Can y'all get funky?" You already know what it is as soon as the first twinkling bells, crowd screams and intergalactic beat drops for Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force's cult hit, "Planet Rock." Get your ass to the nearest dance floor and do an old school dance, stra ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011
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    April 21, 2011
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    January 11, 2011

    Top 10 music documentaries currently streaming on Netflix

    ​Netflix's instant streaming service is quite possibly the most amazing service in the history of mankind. Combing through its offerings, however, is no easy task. Thankfully, we've spent an inordinate amount of time watching music documentaries (so you don't have to) and have narrowed down th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Cut Chemist at the Gothic, 12/10/10

    Paul LukesCut Chemist on Friday night at the Gothic Theatre.​ CUT CHEMIST J Flash • Skwared 12.10.10 | Gothic Theatre DJ Skwared took the stage at 9 p.m. Surprisingly, the kid in the Tap-Out hat knew his hip-hop. He started his set with Newcleus' "Jam On It," went into Juan Atkins' "Clear" ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    The Heavy's Kelvin Swaby talks about the band's music, Jim Jarmusch and Marmite.

    Joshua BradleyThe Heavy appears tonight at the Bluebird with Wallpaper​ The Noid isn't just that pesky pizza-chilling character from old Domino's commercials from the '80s. It's a region of England from which the neo-soul, garage rock band known as The Heavy hails. Fronted by the charismatic ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Z-Trip on simultaneously being a DJ, performance artist and well-polished anomaly

    ​Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, is widely regarded as the pioneering "godfather of mash ups." Way back before Girl Talk or The Hood Internet were even out of high school, Sciacca was out there mixing everything from Rush and The Beastie Boys to Jane's Addiction and Jay-Z. He spit out hi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    James Pants

    Wednesday, December 23, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    October 22, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Q&A with Babah Fly

    ​For the last 15 years, Matthew Kelly has been entrenched in the Colorado hip-hop scene. Although his stage name has changed over the years, Kelly, now known as Babah Fly, has been one of the most consistent artists in the scene. Whether it's as a solo artist or as part of groups like Bugaboo, Bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Jukebox Effect

    I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008


    Wednesday, April 23, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Spank Rock

    Yoyoyoyoyo (Big Dada)

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Soul School

    After fifteen years of the grind, De La Soul is still schooling folks.

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    March 11, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of March 11, 2004

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Man Posse

    Diggie Diamond finds fresh meat in the International Male.

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Seb Fontaine

    Perfecto Presents...Seb Fontaine (Thrive)

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    May 1, 2003

    Zion I

    Deep Water Slang 2.0(Raptivism)

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    September 19, 2002


    Ming & FS want to do it all -- at exactly the same time.

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    February 7, 2002


    Whats a little competition between friends? Local turntablists get ready to battle it out in Boulder.

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    February 1, 2001

    Rage Against the Machine

    Renegades (Epic)

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    June 15, 2000

    Scratch It Up

    The steel wheels keep turning in the DMC turntable battles.

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    In the Thick of It

    For more than a decade, the Jungle Brothers have remained members of hip-hop's original tribe.

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Like a Record, Baby

    QBert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz put a new spin on the DJ craft.

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    December 9, 1999

    Break Out

    The beat of the street makes the Freestylers feel like dancing.

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    January 28, 1999

    Long Live the King

    DJ King Britt is making Boulder part of his royal domain.

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    January 28, 1999

    A Weasel No More

    Get reacquainted with Steve Knutson, the Denver rock-scene alum behind four CDs' worth of hip-hop history.

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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    July 13, 1994