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  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Charlie Sheen just the latest example of Colorado's domestic-violence laws

    ​Charlie Sheen didn't study his Colorado legal history before he headed to Aspen for a vacation last Christmas. Three decades ago, Colorado was at the cutting edge of recognizing the dangers of domestic violence. The first battered women's shelters in the country were established here, and Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Who'd have thought Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 would prove an accurate title?

    There you have it: Fourteen-year-old Bieber's debut full-length is on top of the Billboard album chart. His debut EP, meanwhile, is at number five. That one's called My World (get it?) -- can't argue with either title. This makes him the youngest chart-topper since Stevie Wonder, yet something te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    This Justin Bieber thing is out of control, as proven by the Free Scooter movement

    Before we get into the whole Free Scooter thing, which is mind-blowing on a couple levels and takes a little explaining, let's take a second to think about Justin Bieber, who is probably a stranger pop star than Lady Gaga. Above is a video of Beiber performing his hit "Baby" on, of all places, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    And now, presenting thirty craptastic minutes with thirty different iPhone band apps

    ​ Sometimes we have to wonder if folks that program for Apple's App Store are hell-bent on wasting people's time. We spent an evening with as many artist-specific iPhone apps we could get our hands on and found a few amazing things, a few interesting things and a plethora of pure and total cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    We Are the World 25/2010 performers pull off impressive performance

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    We Are the World 2010: List of performers seems a little underwhelming -- the idea is to get people to buy the song, right?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Young Money still on top at Independent Records

    ​While Vampire Weekend's Contra is dominating the charts nationally and locally, it came in second to the Lil' Wayne-produced Young Money's We Are Young Money, which has sat at the number one slot at Independent Records for a month now. Snoop Dogg's Malice N Wonderland, Gucci Mane's State vs. Radr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Young Money tops charts at Independent for third week in a row

    ​Although Lil Wayne is heading to prison next month after pleading guilty to gun charges, the rapper's gotta be pretty damn happy with how well Young Money's We Are Young Money is selling. It's number twelve on Billboard's Top 200, and locally, it's on top of Independent's top sellers for the thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Young Money grabs top spot at Independent Records again

    ​Lil Wayne's hip-hop project Young Money nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row with We Are Young Money, which features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz and Lil Twist. Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, came in second with Malice 'N Wonderland and Eminem's Relapse: Refill came in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2009

    ​The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and P. Diddy all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas' Will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Young Money top seller at Independent Records

    ​Young Money, a hip-hop collaboration lead by Lil Wayne, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 27. The group's We Are Young Money features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz, Lil Twist, Gucci Mane and more. Eminem's Relapse checked in at number two, while Mary J. Blig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    We're speechless: A look at the year's most unintentionally funny lyrics.

    Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smell​The lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Alicia Keys top seller at Independent Records

    ​Alicia Keys grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with her fourth studio effort, The Element of Freedom, released last week on J Records. Gucci Mane, who was on top last week with The State vs. Radric Davis, slipped to number two, while Snoop Dogg's Malice 'N Wonderland came in third for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Gucci Mane top seller at Independent Records

    ​Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with his latest effort, The State vs. Radric Davis, released last week on Asylum. Snoop Dogg claimed the second slot with Malice in Wonderland, released last week on Priority, while Lady Gaga's Fame Monster nabbed third place, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    The Music Industry's 11 Saviors of 2009

    As with every year since 2001, the music industry in 2009 was kept barely alive by a ratag crew of baffling one-offs, mediocre hit makers and a few cameos from the dead. If dollars are votes, we have some weird taste in representation. In backwards order, this year's 11 saviors of the establishmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Norah Jones top seller at Bart's CD Cellar for third week in a row

    ​Norah Jones latest effort, The Fall, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the third week in a row, besting Susan Boyle's I Dreamed Up a Dream, which is number one on Billboard's 200 chart. John Mayer's Battle Studies and the self-titled debut by Blakroc, the Black Keys' hip-hop project, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Lady Gaga top seller at Independent Records

    ​Lady Gaga's Fame Monster, released last week on Interscope, nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending November 29. Birdman's Priceless, released last week on Cash Money, and Tech N9NE's K.O.D. came in second and third, while 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Blakroc's self ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Joe King making a name for himself apart from the Fray

    ​Perhaps taking a cue from his pal Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who's written and produced songs for an array of top shelf pop acts, including Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce and Leona Lewis, Fray guitarist Joe King is steadily making a name for himself as a burgeoning songwriter in his own right. On the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Tech N9NE top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Tech N9NE's latest effort, K.O.D., grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row, while Slayer's new disc, World Painted Blood, came in second and Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 grabbed the third slot. Michael Jackson's This is It and Say Anything's new self-titled album rounded o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Music as a weapon: Make it stop for chrissakes! This is torture, man.

    SoKabs (via Flickr)​Did you see this yet? We just caught a link to this on Twitter (thanks, MyBodySings), a list of artists whose music was used "during the detention and interrogation of" to torture "prisoners at Guantanamo and other US facilities"? The list, published by the National Security Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Should Lance Armstrong's new team be sponsored by marijuana?

    Lance Armstrong at rest.​Mason Tvert is brilliant at making any subject about marijuana -- but he's really outdone himself this time. In his latest media jeremiad, the head of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation) goes after bicycle racer Lance Armstrong for becoming the new spoke ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Eminem keeps dominating charts at Independent Records

    For the sixth week in a row, Eminem grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending June 28. Mars Volta's new album, Octahedron, and Mike E. Clark's Psychopathic Murder Mix V. 1 compilation came in second and third while four Michael Jackson albums, including the 25th Anniversary edi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Eminem grabs top spot at Independent Records for fourth week in a row

    Eminem has been holding on to the top spot at Independent Records for a month now with his latest release, Relapse. Mos Def's The Ecstatic and Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D., both released last week, grabbed the second and third slots while Method Man & Redman and DJ Quick & Kurupt rounded out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Eminem grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Eminem's Relapse grabbed the top spot for the second week in a row at Independent Records for the week ending May 31. Marilyn Manson's High End Low, released last week on Interscope, came in second while Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman and Busta Rhymes rounded out the top five. See the full break ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    (hed) p.e.'s New World Orphans tops Independent Records' top sellers

    (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 >>

  • Music

    January 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Black Hollywood, Lil Kim, Naughty By Nature, Eminem

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Yonder Mountain String Band scores the coolest gig at the DNC

    Yonder Mountain String band has scored, hands down, the coolest gig of the entire DNC and perhaps its career. Tonight the Nederland-based act will be performing at Invesco prior to Barack Obama's acceptance speech, alongside Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow and will.i.am. Don't know how the band managed t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: DMX, VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, Forbes Hip-Hop Cash List

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Ichiban, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean, Jay-Z

    Locals Only When Ichiban’s name was announced as the winner of Best MC at this year’s Westword Music Showcase, the hip-hop heads in attendance were taken aback but so was the rapper himself. “There were so many dope MC’s in the category this year, I was actually very surprised,” Ichiban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2008
  • Film

    May 29, 2008

    Summer Movie Preview

    The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Give 'em the Boots

    Fresh City Life fashion faces West.

  • Film

    March 20, 2008

    Drillbit Taylor

    Owen Wilson’s a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    Support Group

    The year's best characters.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007
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    September 18, 2007

    Emmys Gone Wild

    Everyone complains that the Emmy Awards—heck, most Award shows—are staid, over-long affairs that just don’t earn their three-plus hour block of prime time anymore. Viewers (not to mention reviewers) look for anything that’s remarkable—whose dress sucked (Hayden Panettiere), who made the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    The AFI Top 100 Films -- And The Top Ten Movies Filmed in Colorado

    Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Fall Out Boy

    Friday, May 11, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Generation Wack

    Translating slang is as easy as falling off a blog.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Español Sung Here

    Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not.

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Rockumentary

    Music biopics Hollywood won't make.

  • Film

    December 7, 2006

    The Holiday

    The awful truth about Nancy Meyerss chick flicks.

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