BIG K.R.I.T. @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 7.18.19 See Also: - Big K.R.I.T. at the Marquis, 10/21/10 - Mr. Midas and Big K.R.I.T. collab on "Back On" Big K.R.I.T. calls himself the King Remembered In Time, an appropriate name, because he truly is timeless. When the big king stepped on stage, all stern-face ... More >>
Brandon MarshallSTS9 last night. See more STS9 photosSTS9 at RED ROCKS | 9/9/11 Since this was a sold-out show, there was really no possibility of me seeing the opening act, Up Until Now, as I was trapped on the south staircase in a sea of wookies and wookettes. Granted, there really wasn't anythin ... More >>
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>
All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>
Our friends over at CNN just posted a partial list of performers appearing on the "We Are the World" remake. From the looks of it, we put more thought into this whole thing than the organizers did. Okay, sure, there were a handful of bona fied stars that took part -- and we're assuming they've be ... More >>
In this week's issue, as we do every year around this time, we published our annual Moovers and Shakers list and talked about how much the scene is thriving. In a testament to just how much the scene is thriving these days, we didn't have room to print all the write-ups of our favorite local ... More >>
So, you've been driving around, nodding your head and/or snapping your fingers to "Sexy Bitch," the cheesy, sleazy collaboration between French superstar DJ David Guetta and hip-hop dude Akon. And you're digging it, but you keep asking yourself, "Why didn't they release a crazy electro versio ... More >>
Luda. KS-107.5 Summer Jam Fiddler's Green June 12 By their very nature, hip-hop radio station festivals like KS-107.5's Summer Jam (the station's twelfth consecutive sell-out) tend to promise more than they can deliver. The lineups are generally stellar -- proof that despite changes in the music i ... More >>
Denver Nuggets DJ and 107.1 FM mixmaster, DJ Bedz, pulled some strings with his colleagues at Def Jam Records to get an NBA Playoff anthem from artist Ace Hood for the Nuggets' playoff run. The track is called "Overtime" and features T-Pain and Akon. While it's already a radio hit nationwide, the Nu ... More >>
"Can you make me sound like Akon?"Once again, the Boulder bubble will host the socially and musically progressive Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. Now in its second year, the three-day event includes electronic musicians from the UK, Germany, Canada, Mexico, the US and Belgrade, as wel ... More >>
When he's not hanging with Willie Nelson, Bill Ritter is... hanging in Italy? Here some links to things about things we hope may interest you. If not, come back tomorrow and we'll give it another go. Feel free to try to influence us. What might help Bill Ritter fix Colorado is being in Colorado. ( ... More >>
For the second week in a row, Ludacris grabbed the number-one spot on Independent's top seller's list (week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1), beating out Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen and Akon. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.
Ludacris's latest release, Theater of the Mind, which was third on Independent's Jan. 12-18 top seller list, moves up to first for the week of Jan. 19-25. (hed) p.e. made a strong showing last week as well. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.
(hed) p.e.'s concets in Denver and Colorado Springs last week must've fueled sales of the band's latest album, New World Orphans, which was released January 13, on Suburban Noize Records. Kanye West and Ludacris also made strong showings, as did the Notorious soundtrack, which features cuts by Jay-Z ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials ... More >>
Friday, December 12, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Suge Knight files lawsuit against Kanye West Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has filed a $135,000 lawsuit against Kanye West for a gunshot wound and a robbery of his diamond-stud earring that occurred at West’s pre-MTV Music Awards party back in August 2005. According to TMZ, Knight bel ... More >>
The best rapper ever? Vibe readers think so. LOCALS ONLY Metropolitan State College of Denver’s radio station, MetRadio, has been around over a decade, and according to Colorado emcee D.O. it has barely featured any hip-hop. He’s looking to change that, by launching a hip-hop show called “B ... More >>
Photo: Resonating Art Meet DJ Vajra, your favorite DJ's favorite DJ LOCALS ONLY DJ Vajra isn't just one of the best turntablists in Colorado -- he's one of the best in the nation. Vajra was recently tapped to do a showcase at this year’s DMC World Finals at London's indigO2 on Saturday, Septemb ... More >>
LOCALS ONLY For the last year and a half, Infinite Mindz has been on a tear locally. Since the release of its debut album, Monkey Rebellion Musik, last year, the group has been in demand for shows, as well as being nominated in the Best Hip-Hop Group category at this year’s Westword Music Showcas ... More >>
"Where my reality show at, dogs?" DMX gets a reality show Even though DMX is sitting in a Miami jail waiting to answer to a variety of charges including drug possession, weapons possessions and animal cruelty, some television producers think his life would make for some great entertainment. The sh ... More >>
Photos by Aaron Thackeray. Warped Tour Sunday, June 29 Invesco Field at Mile High Loads o' musicians stepped up to the microphone at Warped Tour 2008's Denver stop -- but in a very real way, the day belonged to 3Oh!3. The duo of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte made a huge impression at last year' ... More >>
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