Backbeat is continuing to count down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today we take a look back at the time when Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson spit on a woman at 7-11 because she had the audacity not to recognize him. Two months after getting kicked off ZZ Top's tour ... More >>
West Coast rap is sometimes disparaged by hip-hop purists for it's perceived lack of lyricism and substance, but what it lacks in lyrical acrobatics and "message," it more than makes up for in personality. Whether the aesthetic is raw and violent or chill and relaxed, the sentiment comes through equ ... More >>
Backbeat is continuing to count down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today: We take a look back at the time DJ Quik's early '90s show at Mammoth Events Center, which turned into a bit of a melee. "But still my story ain't over cause I got one more to tell/And the people of ... More >>
After first emerging in 2008 and releasing a pair of mixtapes, Dom Kennedy made major waves in the rap scene with his acclaimed mixtape from 2010, From the Westside with Love. In addition to earning high praise from hip-hop's elite, Westside garnered Kennedy a massive online following. Still staunch ... More >>
Where was DJ Quik? Not at Casselman's last night.After DJ Quik cancelled on Casselman's at the last minute due to "gang activity" and "threats on his life" all hell broke loose as to where (and exactly who) would be performing and where. It turned out though, that Bizzy Bone with a fresh off ... More >>
Jessica Lea MayfieldWith plenty of time to recover from the long fourth of July holiday, this weekend is shaping up to be just as good, with dozens of shows happening across the city. Tonight, Jessica Lea Mayfield makes an appearance at the Larimer Lounge with Ferraby Lionheart and Bare Bones ... More >>
Saturday, July 9, Casselman's Bar and Venue, 720-242-8923.
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, we've received word that Lil Wayne is coming to town in August, followed by Santana and George Lopez, who are coming to Red Rocks in September. On local radio, Novus Folium, Justin Roth and Elephant Revival got spins. Meanwh ... More >>
David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment BeatsThe term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions. Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>
Turn up the TammyOur long national nightmare is over. On Monday, the divorce between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren was made official. While Tiger will likely continue to pull strange ass on the road and Nordegren will likely get a dumptruck-load of cash, we're going to suggest these songs to the ... More >>
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 ... More >>
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 >>
A pair of Springs-bred MCs get their Deux.
Saturday, August 27, Ogden Theatre, 303-831-2525.
Truth sets the record straight about her hefty lawsuit, her split with Dr. Dre, and what's next.
Jay-Z hosts a listening party for his latest opus, The Black Album.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
DJ Chonz is bringing his Radio Bums concept to tape decks and computers near you.
DENVER'S DEUCE MOB WANTS TO CRUISE ONTO THE HIP-HOP CHARTS.