"All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I wa ... More >>
PUBLIC ENEMY @ OGDEN THEATRE| 2/4/12 Flava Flav was in top form last night at the Ogden Theatre, from hamming it up informing everybody that Manny Pacquaio got knocked out in the sixth round to sharing the story of how he came to wearing the ever-present iconic clock around his neck. But it was whe ... More >>
The Anthology of Rap caused a stir nationwide last year. The first scholarly compendium of rap lyrics drew praises from Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Chuck D, but also courted controversy over alleged mistakes. But coverage missed the back story of anthology co-editor and CU-Boulder professor Ada ... More >>
This is a rant. It involves rappers and how rappers shouldn't rap over their pre-recorded vocals, a phenomenon we've been seeing more and more lately. It's the equivalent to singing along with a music video on BET turned up so high that the volume is distorted. No matter how lively and enthus ... More >>
Photo: Eric GruneisenPublic Enemy has, for upwards of 26 years, put out rousing music that incites the masses both in recording and live show. Last night at the Ogden Theatre though, the crew showed out as if they had something to prove. Don't call it a come back. They've been here for yea ... More >>
Yesterday, CNN reported that Wyclef Jean has entered himself into the bid for president in Haiti. This doesn't mark the first time a celebrity has run for office, and while we wish him the best of luck, we have to wonder what qualifications he has other than being a member of the seminal '90s ... More >>
There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are worth checking out? Glad you ... More >>
Wellspring: Dispensary by IKEA?As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all stra ... More >>
Thursday, October 25, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
The civil-rights era is far from over for this songstress.
Mr. Lif's thought-provoking rhymes take you back in time.
Mothership (Arketype Records)
Since 2005 has hit the bricks, here's the final word on last year's finest discs.
The Lone Wolves of 2005
Agitprop rapper Immortal Technique demands to be heard.
Drums of Death (Thirsty Ear)
Shifting Gears (Hollywood)
Wednesday, August 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta (Sony/Columbia)
Wilco weathers Reprise Records, in-fighting and an in-studio film crew in a new documentary.
Cuttin' Heads (Columbia)
Internet interest at CMJ Music Marathon 2000
Chant Down Babylon
Pinhead Cirus is one of many local bands with new music.
THE ROCK-AND-ROLLERS WHOSE FACES COULD STOP A CLOCK. UGLY A LOOK AT THE MOST FRIGHTENING FACES IN ROCK AND ROLL.