Biz Markie

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Against Me!, Living Colour shows recently announced

    While there are only a handful of shows on sale this week, there were a fair amount of gigs that were announced recently, including a pair of Against Me! shows, including one at the Black Sheep on Friday, August 8 and the other at the Aggie Theatre on Saturday, August 9. Tickets for both shows ($16/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Crack is wack: The ten best musical motivational messages from 1980s and 1990s

    Remember back in the day when you got home from school all psyched to watch some sweet, violent cartoons only to find that the dreaded After School Special? Buzz kill. It was even more of a bummer when our musical heroes took it upon themselves in the '80s and '90s to urge us all to lay off the reef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2012

    Divine Fits at Bluebird Theater, 12/14/12

    DIVINE FITS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |12/14/12 Picking a high point of a show as thoroughly enjoyable as this one would be tough, but when Alex Fischel started playing the synth intro to "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty -- which could have gone either way, kitschy or funny -- and Dan Boeckner started singing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Kreayshawn at the Fox Theatre, 12/5/12

    KREAYSHAWN @ FOX THEATRE | 12/5/12 Part of Kreayshawn's appeal is the pure curiosity and spectacle of what she must be like "in real life." As a Tumblr princess (her page is currently decked out to look like a exactly like a Myspace page, circa 2004 -- which would have made her fifteen) who raps ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Halloween in Denver: Where to go, what to do

    While a lot of people began celebrating Halloween this past weekend, there are still a ton of parties to check out, where you can show off whatever clever costume you dreamed up this year (we're going as either King Diamond -- or one of the baseball furies, depending how our make-up turns out). Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    A-Trak at Rhinoceropolis, 10/18/12

    The scene from A-Trak's house party last night at Rhinoceropolis: People were pushing, shirts were off, sweat was dripping to the ground like so many leaky faucets then rising from the beer soaked floor to form the most disgusting sauna you can imagine. The best moment of the show, which came during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Ke$ha and the Flaming Lips deliver 2012's most unexpectedly great collaboration

    We expected a lot from the collaboration between Ke$ha and The Flaming Lips -- something rocky, guitar-heavy and feisty, Ke$ha bringing the personality and The Flaming Lips bringing an unmatched quirkiness. What we got, however, was the first decidedly brilliant collaboration Ke$ha has ever done. Ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Beastie Boys Check Your Head turns twenty

    See Also: • Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 • Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 • More Today in History posts When the '80s became the '90s, everyone stepped up their game. Rap matured lyrically and became more sophisticated sonically, while rock became more intelligent and emotionally r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Ten best songs about quitting your job

    "Oh, I can absolutely work Saturday. I didn't have any plans anyway."​The job market's still very tough, your 401 (k) has probably lost its value over the last week, and your rent, car payment and baby mama aren't going to get paid on their own. You hate your job, your boss treats you like gar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Review: BLKHRTS at Old Curtis St. Bar, 8/6/11

    Eric GruneisenBLKHRTS: FOE, Karma and Yonnas Abraham​BLKHRTS at OLD CURTIS ST. BAR | 8/6/11In advance of this show, BLKHRTS spread the word that there would be a sacrificial ceremony to kick off its tour. Considering the names of the opening acts and the lyrical content of the band's music, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    In honor of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two: A look at the Beastie Boys' top five videos

    ​The Beastie Boys have been shaking our ear drums with their mind-blowing rap, hilarious and brilliant lyrics, and daring beats since the '80s. Over the weekend, the crew premiered its new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (streaming below), at Madison Square Garden, center court. That momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! at 1STBANK, 11/07/10

    Photo: Aaron Thackeray Yo Gabba Gabba! Live 11.07.10 | 1STBANK Center, Broomfield See the full slideshow It would kind of rule if all concerts were split into two half-hour sets with a twenty-minute break between -- but unfortunately, not all shows are geared toward four-year-olds. Yesterday's Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator Christian Jacobs on making kids TV fun for everyone

    The beating heart of Yo Gabba Gabba!: Scott Schultz (clockwise from left) DJ Lance Rock and Christian Jacobs​As co-creator of the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Christian Jacobs has a simple agenda: Create entertainment that engages both parents and their kids through really aweso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Last Night: Matt and Kim light up the Ogden Theatre - 9/24/10

    OMG, it's Matt and Kim! Last night at the Ogden.Matt and Kim • So So Glos • Picture Plane 09.24.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver The hyper-positive drum-and-keyboard duo of Matt and Kim: From playing DIY art spaces to packing grand old joints like the Ogden Theatre, you have to wonder how much bigger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's Owen Ashworth on his background, his songs and inspiration

    Hannah Persson​ Casiotone For the Painfully Alone started out in 1997 as a solo project for songwriter Owen Ashworth. Initially using just a keyboard and a basic drum machine, Ashworth challenged himself to make the most of minimal elements. The result has been a body of work that not only sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Denver greats pay tribute to hip-hop's greats at Get Down Wednesdays

    Gotta love Denver, man. At the risk of sounding like a homer, the creativity here is invigorating. It seems cats are constantly striving to come up with compelling ways to put on shows, Stand By Your Band at the hi-dive, Denver Does Denver and now Hip-Hop Bites Back, an idea whose time has truly com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    The Magic Flute and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Before there was rock opera, there was real opera and this review of Mozart's The Magic Flute is a fine reminder that there was some pretty kick ass music around in the days of yore.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Lupe Fiasco, 50 Cent, DMX, The Vapors movie, Infinite Mindz

    Locals Only There’s a lot of rappers in Denver, but there’s only a handful who can really shine on the microphone. Check out this video, “The Crown” from up-and-coming group Infinite Mindz with a verse from SP Double and O.N.E. singing the hook. Don’t sleep!!!

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    MC Frontalot

    Sound Bites

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007

    Deep Roots

    The sold-out Fillmore was already bumping for the opening DJ before Chi-town sensation Lupe Fiasco (above) took the stage as the warm-up for the Roots on Saturday night. Although brief, Fiasco's set sent the temperature of the room soaring as he bounced around the stage -- militantly for his politic ... More >>

  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    May 19, 2005


    Project Blowed celebrates ten years of hip-hop innovation and improvisation.

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Club Scout

    NBA All-Star Weekend

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    He's Got the Beat

    Going back to his roots, Scratch gives lip service to the lost art of beatboxing.

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Swan Song

    By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Word of the Pharoahe

    Pharoahe Monch thinks better hip-hop doesn't have to be a drag.

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    Rahzel, with Mix Master Mike and Choclair

  • Film

    July 15, 1999