Don't miss The Pirate Signal's CD release show tomorrow night at the Marquis with The Sunset Curse, F.O.E., Karma and Haven (of Blackhearts), Flowers From Her, DJ Musa & Peter Black. Forget everything you know about The Pirate Signal. Okay, well, perhaps not everything -- that's probably a li ... More >>
Calm has been quietly putting in major work between touring overseas and recording its latest album, Anti-Smiles. One-half of the group, Time, released his solo album, Naked Dinner, last month and is on the road again in Texas and Arizona pushing that effort. One of the songs off the record, "Par ... More >>
Tuesday, July 22, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Outrageous gas prices threaten to slow down touring acts.
Brief reviews of recent releases
The best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.
I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Mr. Lif's thought-provoking rhymes take you back in time.
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C-Rayz Walz digs the underground.
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
Don't call Aesop Rock the savior of hip-hop. He's just trying to be original.
MURS is already a legend. Now if he can just get folks to stop thinking of him as the new guy.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Jewish potty-mouth MC Paul Barman makes a brilliant hip-hop oddity.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.