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Blackalicious

  • Music

    January 30, 2014

    The Abstract Collective

    Timing and Content
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | 8/23-8/24 Twenty years ago, the Dave Matthews Band played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for the Tragically Hip and the Samples, and went on to build a loyal following with early shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. In the two decades since, the gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time: 50-26

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend, amigos! We made it, and we've got another fine weekend of tunes to look forward to. From hip-hop and bluegrass to indie rock and southern rock, there's a variety of options, both local and national, to choose from. We've got all of the shows happening on the Front Range over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Lucero, Flipper, the Ting Tings, Say Anything, Jewel and more

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    SXSW travelogue: Wheelchair Sports Camp march for peace and makes dough busking

    Farewell, Austin: Kalyn here checking in for Wheelchair Sports Camp and Company's last night at SXSW! Grab a cup of coffee -- you missed a lot since our last check-in: We took our precious time getting out of our RV park home yesterday and loaded in our gear to The Jr (Emo's) at 6 p.m. On the way, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks and more

    Are you ready? This is a weekend to remember. Tonight for the first time ever, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre will add to its renown by hosting the first ever wintertime concert with Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Atmosphere, Common, Grieves and Budo and Get Cryphy. And that's just the tip o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    See Blackalicious at the Fillmore for just $10

    You read that right. You can see Blackalicious at the Fillmore this Friday, January 27, for just $10 (well, plus the applicable service fees). Tickets are on-sale right now at LiveNation.com or you can pick them up directly at the Fillmore box office. Oh, we should also let you know that this is als ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011
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    November 19, 2010

    DJ Shadow on the potential extinction of vinyl and his massive record collection

    Dean Fernando​ Josh Davis, better known as DJ Shadow, is one of those artists that invents genres. Since the release of his 1996 critically-acclaimed debut, Endtroducing....., he has been regarded as one of the founding fathers of instrumental hip-hop. Endtroducing..... made the Guinness Book ... More >>

  • Articles

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists 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?" 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled our playlists 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?" 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip - Harry Nilsson's The Point!

    ​ The Point! is a weird album. Is it a story? Is it an album? It's the type of thing I would have loved as a kid, and it's a bit strange I never heard it until I was an adult. That said, I didn't even know the album existed until I heard Blackalicious' Blazing Arrow, which sampled "Me and My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ LARGECHILD

    Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Billy Joel & Elton John, Bebel Gilberto, Imogen Heap shows announced

    ​Billy Joel and Elton John, both legendary pop singers and pianists, have been on their Face 2 Face tour since March will visit the Pepsi Center Sunday, November 22. After opening the show with a series of duets, each playing pianos and trading vocals, Joel and John will play sets with their own b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of September 14, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of May 11, 2009<

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009

    The Mighty Underdogs

    Thursday, March 19, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Springsteen, Modest Mouse, Conor Oberst shows announced

    Modest Mouse visits CU's Balch Fieldhouse February 28. As we reported earlier today, Bruce Springsteen's April 10 Pepsi Center show was announced today, but it's also been a busy week for other concert announcements, including Modest Mouse's February 28 gig at CU's Balch Fieldhouse, Conor Oberst's A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Party Like It's 1999: Your election-night party guide

    It's Judgment Day. The Moment of Truth. The Tuesday That Will Determine Whether Or Not All Those Threats to Move to Canada Will Make You Into a Liar, or Maybe a Canadian. Anyway, it's big -- which makes it as good a time as any to get drunk with friends. With that in mind, plenty of restaurants, ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Paid Dues Festival @ Fillmore Auditorium

    Paid Dues Festival featuring De La Soul Friday, June 13, 2008 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: The wack hip-hop at KS107.5’s Summer Jam Eleven hip-hop artists in six hours: Could you ask for a better night? Not to mention, Denver is only one of four cities slated to get the Festival -- and even ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    King of the Mountains

    Telluride's snow-sport competition and music lineup are the best of the bunch.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    This Weekend: Crown City Rockers, Mighty Underdogs and Blackalicious @ Fox Theatre

    Blackalicious took much of their set from Blazing Arrow. Crown City Rockers, Mighty Underdogs and Blackalicious October 27, 2007, Fox Theatre Better than: Dropping a grand on tickets to the Museum of Contemporary Art opening. There were only a handful of people in the building for the all-ages sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Last Night: Common @ The Fillmore Auditorium

    “And fuck Bush,” Common proclaimed at the end of a sick freestyle at the Fillmore Auditorium on September 13 -- and the crowd went nuts. His flow touched on everything from gang-banging to economic standing before he walked the crowd through a melodic hip-hop history in which he covered everyone ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007
  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Guru

    Saturday, July 21, the Oriental Theater, 303-455-2124.

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Lifesavas Take Portland to School

    Meet the three righteous teachers behind Hip-Hop 101.

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    DJ Z-Trip

    Thursday, June 1, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Busdriver

    Wednesday, February 22, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Steel Train

    Friday, November 11, Trilogy Lounge, Boulder, 303-473-9463.

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Blackalicious

    Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Pigeon John

    Tuesday, April 19, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Gift of Gab

    Friday, October 8, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308; Sunday, October 10, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Foreshadowing

    DJ Shadow's brooding sound structure is still Quannum leaps ahead.

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Blackalicious

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003
  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Black Power

    The Bay Area's Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel make hip-hop that's magically Blackalicious.

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Backwash

    Noise Tent Records has readied another barnyard-inspired compilation of Denver bands.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Handsome Boy Modeling School/Quannum Projects

    So...How's Your Girl?
    (Tommy Boy)

    Quannum Spectrum
    (Quannum Projects)

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