Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, who are set to release Hypnotic Eye in July, visit Red Rocks for a two-night stint on Tuesday, September 30 & Wednesday, October 1. Steve Winwood opens both nights. Tickets ($51.50-$127) go on sale on Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Phantogram returns to the area for a sh ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Ah, yes, we finally made it. Is it just us, or has this seemed like the longest week ever? Ah, maybe it's just the weather. Whatever the case, it's in the rearview now, and it's time to blow off some steam. Drinks are on the horizon and there's a full slate of great m ... More >>
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 >>
UMESo, the Westword Music Showcase is finally going down tomorrow, and, of course, we're excited. Along with laundry list of amazing local acts like Kingdom of Magic, Diamond Boiz and Vices I Admire, we've got Chromeo, UME and Del the Funky Homosapien rolling through.
Paul LukesCut Chemist on Friday night at the Gothic Theatre. CUT CHEMIST J Flash • Skwared 12.10.10 | Gothic Theatre DJ Skwared took the stage at 9 p.m. Surprisingly, the kid in the Tap-Out hat knew his hip-hop. He started his set with Newcleus' "Jam On It," went into Juan Atkins' "Clear" ... More >>
Cut Chemist (real name Lucas MacFadden) has been constantly redefining the art of turntablim for the past seventeen years as a member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, in addition to being an innovative solo artist. Blending everything from funk and soul to hip-hop and bossa nova, Cut Chemist's sty ... More >>
Warm is the new Thursday night house music weekly at Gallery 22 (formerly the Loft at 821 22nd Street). This week, special guest Kurt Yates joins Warm residents Joey M, Louis Marr and Brandon Bass on DJ duty. Yates was a former resident at Soma during the Boulder nightclub's heyday in the e ... More >>
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, who have released three live albums together, visit the 1STBANK Center on Thursday, December 9, to play stripped down version of Dave Matthews Band classics. Tickets ($85-$95) go on sale Saturday, October 16 at noon.
Le Noise, Neil Young's collaboration with producer Daniel Lanois, released last week on Reprise, claimed the top spot at Twist & Shout, checked in at number three at Albums on the Hill and rounded out the top ten at Wax Trax for the week ending October 3. Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest, meanwhil ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: If you don't believe that DJing can be a legitimate artform, this live review -- covering DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist together on eight turntables, mashing up the theme to Gilligan's Island with "Stair ... More >>
Slide Show DJ Shadow Cut Chemist, Kid Kiola Thursday, February 7, 2008, Ogden Theater Better than: Dancing with the waitresses at Tom’s Diner. A long long time ago, 1996 to be exact, some sage named Beck surmised that the one key to any party was “two turntables and a microphone.” That sa ... More >>
Thursday, February 7, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>
Sunday, October 29, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Just because Jurassic 5's latest disc is titled Feedback doesn't mean the crew's looking for any.
The Audience¹s Listening (Warner Bros.)
Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.
Denver's early punk rock pioneers are remembered
These student DJs are hip-hop professors.
Ozomatli hopes its cross-cultural music spurs a revolution -- and makes you want to dance.
DJ Chonz is bringing his Radio Bums concept to tape decks and computers near you.