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Antwan "Big Boi" Patton

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    September 11, 2014

    Everything Outkast Is Cooler Than

    Outkast, now just a handful of shows away from what looks a lot like the end of its performing career, has made something of an art form out of cleverly describing its own level of "cool." Though the Atlanta duo is far from the first rap group to do so, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have certainly made a g ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    The Eleven Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    It's a weekend of superlatives in Denver: The biggest reunion of the year (OutKast), the biggest drum set on the planet (Terry Bozzio), the king of Tex-Mex Guitar (Joe King Carrasco)...All great shows. There are more, including the annual Reggae on the Rocks and NedFest for the people who miss the o ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this month

    FLOBOTS @ AGGIE THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13 Half a decade after releasing the platinum single "Handlebars," which made rounds on radios across the country, the Flobots have grown significantly, both as a musical group and as a philanthropic force within the Denver community. Since parting ways with Univer ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend! Another work week is almost in the books. Time to cut loose. If it's live music you seek, you've come to the right place. Tons of great music on tap this weekend, a diverse array of options whatever your flavor, everything from jazz and jam to hip-hop and hardcore to industri ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this month

    February is already off to a good start for hip-hop with a pair of great shows this past weekend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks and Brother Ali with Prof, Danny Brown and Evidence at Cervantes'. Even excluding those shows, the rest of the month looks to be just as enti ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    New Denver shows: Zac Brown adds third show at Red Rocks, plus Sting, the XX and more

    Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    New shows: Cat Power, Lucero, Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers solo show and more

    It's less than a week now until Christmas. Did you get all your shopping done yet? Ah, don't beat yourself up. Neither have we. If you're like us, you've probably got some people on our list who are just impossible to buy for, yes? If so, here's an idea, one that won't require you to brave the masse ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 19-21

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! And what a glorious weekend it's going to be. Have you seen the forcast? What's more, the Broncos have a bye-week this week, which means there's no reason at not to get out in the sunshine during the day and then treat yourself to some shows at night. As always, we'v ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Win tix to see Big Boi at Cervantes' this Saturday

    This Saturday night, Big Boi (whom you might also know as Sir Lucious Left Foot, Daddy Fat Sacks, Antwan Patton or "that same mothafucka that took them knuckles to your eye") is coming back to Denver, this time with a backing band. We've got a pair of tickets to the show up for grabs. Continue on fo ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Enjoy these five dance-move GIFs from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco

    The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. One thing crowds at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival do pretty well is get down. Despite the relentless wind, heavy fog, and numbing temperatures, we saw plenty of good moves last weekend -- and some r ... More >>

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    March 3, 2012

    Review: Big Boi at SnowBall Music Festival 3/2/12

    BIG BOI @ SNOWBALL | 3/2/12The purple lights cast Big Boi in a Prince-ly hue. He's leading the audience through the chorus of "Ms. Jackson" and the entirety of the crowd is bobbing around like crazy. Big Boi is leaning back, with one arm up, casually steering an invisible Cadillac at about two miles ... More >>

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    March 3, 2012

    Review: Rusko at SnowBall Music Festival, 3/2/12

    RUSKO @ SNOWBALL | 3/2/12Rusko is a dubstep king. This guy touches a beat and it instantly is a smash-hit. Last night in the snowscape that is the main stage of Snowball Music Festival, Rusko dropped bass heavy enough to allow Ski Patrol to save avalanche ammunition. If you were anywhere near the va ... More >>

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    March 3, 2012

    SnowBall Music Festival 2012: Day 1 travelogue

    SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 1 @ VAIL VALLEY | 3/2/12It took about four bone-chilling minutes, starting at the opening of gates, to remind me of the frigid misery I signed up for again this year. Did I learn my lesson from last year in regard to snow boots, multiple layers, cash, and festival planni ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Snowball Music Festival 2012 survival guide: What to know before you go this weekend

    Snowball Music Festival is about to hit Avon again. We were there for the icy, snowy, steamy, crammed and all around awesomeness of the inaugural edition last year, and just in case you weren't, or you need a refresher of what to expect, we compiled this Survival Guide just for you, so you can get t ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Outkast is one of hip-hop's most successful and creative groups

    ​Outkast is easily one of the most noted and respected hip-hop groups in the game. Big Boi and Andre 3000 met in the East Point section of Atlanta when they were sixteen. The outfit combined funk, soul, jazz and blues influences with hip-hop lyrics on its 1994 debut, Southernplayalisticadillac ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Big Boi and MiM0SA added to Snowball 2012 with TV on the Radio, Bassnectar and Rusko

    Update (12/2/11): The Head and the Heart and BoomBox named as additional headliners this morning. If you haven't been keeping track, the lineup for this year's Snowball Music Festival is pretty impressive so far. Moments ago, organizers made the Big announcement we alluded to earlier this week when ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Review: Disco Biscuits at Red Rocks, 5/28/11

    Disco Biscuits lived up to their headliner status at Red Rocks for their third annual Bisco Inferno​DISCO BISCUITS at RED ROCKS, 5/28/11"Comparing Red Rocks to the Ogden shows is like comparing a Mack Truck to a Tonka. Either the Biscuits were holding out, teasing everyone for the first two ni ... More >>

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    May 29, 2011

    Janelle Monae on Big Boi and what it takes to become an agent of change in the community

    Janelle Monáe (due Sunday, May 29 at 1STBANK Center with Bruno Mars and Mayer Hawthorne), like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, grew up in Kansas, and like that character, Monáe left home to go on something of a fantastic journey. But instead of Oz, Monáe landed in Atlanta, Georgia, where she met u ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Pezzner, J.Caprice, Disco Biscuits and more on this Memorial Day weekend's Dance Card

    Pezzner plays Appaloosa tonight.​The underground scene will be poppin' this Friday night with two back-to-back residencies sharing space. Seattle's Pezzner (Om/Freerange records) will share the stage with Sound Advice, the Tableist and Blood Beat, and Matt'e (aka Garret) at Appaloosa Grill. (9 ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars, Disco Biscuits shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Having just won a Grammy for Album of the Year for The Suburbs, the Arcade Fire kicks off its North American tour at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, April 9, a week before the Montreal-based band headlines Coachella. Local Natives opens the show. General-admission tickets ($40) go on sale thi ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    January 29, 2011

    Big Boi at the Ogden, 1/28/11

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​ BIG BOI With Eligh & Scarub and The Foodchain 01.28.11 | Ogden Theater Corporate sponsorship, lead by local ski and snowboard company Icelantic, brought Big Boi to Denver last night. The Atlanta rapper, who we'd venture has never set ski/board on a mountain in his ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Big Boi at the Ogden: Two different perspectives informed by two different backgrounds

    ​TonightBig Boi comes to Denver for the first time in forever to play at the Ogden Theatre. We're sending two writers to cover the show, as opposed to our usual one, because they come from very different yet very important sections of hip-hop's audience. To provide some context for the review, ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 30, 2010
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    September 29, 2010

    If President Obama has a thing for hip-hop, here are five artists to add to his iPod

    ​In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, our president revealed that his music palette has expanded slightly in recent years with a little help from his personal aide, Reggie Love. New additions to his usual standbys of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones include Nas and Lil' Wayne. It's a lit ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Ryan Bingham, Arcade Fire, Git Some top sellers at local stores

    ​Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his theme song to the film Crazy Heart, claimed the number two and four spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with his new album, Junky Star, released last week on Lost Highway. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and the Black Keys' Brothers, meanwhile, cont ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Beside Rick Ross and Big Boi, we're all listening to completely different stuff this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Best Coast, Big Boi top sellers at local stores

    ​While there weren't any unanimous winners across the board, Best Coast's debut, Crazy For You, released last week on Mexican Summer, took the top spot at Wax Trax and the tenth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending August 1. Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty, ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Interviews with Big Boi, Raekwon, Surfer Blood and more

    So this is pretty cool, particularly for those of us who couldn't attend. Our sister paper in Minneapolis, City Pages, just shared this with us. Seems they teamed up with MPLS.TV and sent a film crew to this past weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival, and they came back with some pretty cool footage ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Big Boi hits the nail on the head with Sir Lucious Left Foot

    ​Since Speakerboxxx/The Love Below showcased Outkast's individual talents, André 3000 has generally been regarded as the auteur of the duo. And while that might be true -- André 3000 does tend to be weirder than his colleague Big Boi -- there's something to be said for consistency, as the la ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich, 3OH!3 top sellers at local stores

    ​While national acts like the Roots, the Black Keys and the Wolf Parade continue to be strong sellers at local record stores, local acts came in on top at two stores for the week ending Sunday, July 11. Danielle At the Sandwich, who gave an in-store performance at Twist & Shout last week, debu ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    May 27, 2010

    Whoops, forgot about this amazing Outkast album

    ​In the year 2000, I heard my first Outkast album, Stankonia. You'll have to excuse my sheltered existence -- being a small-time kid from a small mountain town didn't exactly lend itself to being on the cutting edge.

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    April 28, 2010

    Top 10 Summer Jams for 2010

    Kiernan Maletsky​The cover's off the grill, the windows are down and sweet freedom is on the horizon. Ahh, summer is coming. And while it's still early, there have already been more than enough entrants in the summer jam sweepstakes to make a short list. A few ground rules: 1. Must have been ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Did Big Boi reveal the first five singles off Sir Lucious Left Foot?

    Last night, Big Boi and his new label Def Jam hosted a listening party for the long-awaited Sir Luscious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty. The main purpose of the party was to officially release the album's first single, "Shutterbugg," which, as you can hear above, is pretty great. But in the half-ho ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: 25 Colorado Rappers Spit on One Song

    Joe Thunder isn’t known for his skills behind the mic. He isn’t known for creating hot beats either. He’s more likely to just listen to records than mix and scratch them. And you’ll catch him nodding his head before he’d bust out in a backspin. So what does Joe Thunder really do? He’s a ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    OutKast

    Idlewild (LaFace)

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    March 3, 2005

    Omarion

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    February 17, 2005

    Club Scout

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    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

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    July 10, 2003

    Beyoncé

    Dangerously in Love (Columbia)

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    March 29, 2001
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    November 19, 1998

    Two for the Future

    To hip-hop's OutKast and Black Eyed Peas, the glass is half full.

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