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    April 4, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Hoo, boy, it's SnowBall weekend, here in Denver for the first time in the festival's young history. The dance-heavy lineup features reliable names like Pretty Lights and Griz as well as some curveballs, like Earl Sweatshirt and Warpaint. There's more: In the Whale will spend two nights celebrating ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    The best rap shows in Denver in November

    FRI | DELTRON 3030 at 1STBANK CENTER | 11/15/13 Deltron 3030 isn't so much a group or an album as it is a mode of thought, and there are few hip-hop albums (or albums of any genre, for that matter) with the cinematic quality of this group's self-titled debut. Dan the Automator created deeply textur ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT @ BOTANIC GARDENS CHATFIELD | 7/13 David Byrne and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) initially met at an AIDS/HIV benefit in 2009. But after they ran into each other at a collaborative performance between Björk and Dirty Projectors, it was suggested to Byrne that he should try ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The twelve best concerts in Denver this weekend

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time: 50-26

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    THE DEAR HUNTER @ MARQUIS THEATER | TUES, 4/16/13 The Dear Hunter was a side project launched in 2005 while Casey Crescenzo was touring with his now-former band, the Receiving End of Sirens. He had been writing songs on his laptop and recording them in his spare time. Crescenzo eventually devoted fu ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Esthetician Domini Rivera on her baby-doll style

    Until yesterday's snowfall, women were beginning to show more skin on the streets, in honor of spring. On a recent sunny day, we spotted local trendsetter Domini Rivera, a Denver native and esthetician. Continue reading to find out which era inspires her look, her style mantra and which part of her ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this April

    SAGE FRANCIS @ FOX THEATRE | THU, 4/18 When evaluating an artist like Sage Francis, the question inevitably arises: Should a musician be cherished for the values they hold and their loyalty to said values or their ability to make enjoyable and listenable music? If it's the former, then Sage Francis ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Ten acts that helped make hip-hop more accessible to mainstream audiences

    Hip-hop is a world unto itself. Its rich tradition of spoken word poetry, self-referential subject matter and electronic and sample-based production make it, in many ways, a difficult musical form to adapt to, especially if you come from a more traditional background. These ten acts helped make rap ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Weekend's best EDM (end of the world edition): Yooj, J.Phlip, Madlib, MartyParty and more

    The countdown to the apocalypse has begun! So where do you want to be when the world ends, at home on your couch wrapped up in a Snuggie, waiting for the sky to fall, or out on the dancefloor, living it up and shaking your booty? Dancefloor? We thought as much, which is why we're offering up this co ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The five best concerts this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend! The fact that you're reading this right now means that we either all survived the end of the world, or we all misunderstood the Mayans and miscalculated the date of our supposed demise. Whatever the case, we're here, and it's the weekend -- and it's a holiday weekend at that. ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 14-16

    Welcome to the weekend! The weather has finally cooled off a bit, but the shows haven't. Whatever your inclinations are this next couple of days, there are a plethora of options, from Devin Townsend Project tonight at the Summit Music Hall to Deltron 3030 tomorrow night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Bal ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Del The Funky Homosapien on putting more thought into the lyrics for Deltron's new album

    Twelve years in the making, the sequel to Deltron 3030 has attained mythical stature in many underground hip hop circles. The original -- a turn-of-the-millenium sci-fi concept record that sprang from the collaboration of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala -- balanced a dark, ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Ski porn! The Westword guide to this season's biggest ski & snowboard video premiere parties

    A winter storm of ski and snowboard video premiere parties will pummel Denver and Boulder over the next two months, as local theaters roll out the white carpet for VIPs (Very Important Pros), local/national/international filmmakers and snow-dancing revelers. We've put together the most comprehensi ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Suburban Home's 16th Anniversary, STS9, triple EP release at hi-dive and more this weekend

    A house is just not a Home without music​Whether you're a local scene junkie or strangely attracted to artists without vowels, there's no shortage of things to do over the next two days. Here's what's good this weekend: On Friday at 3 Kings Tavern Virgil Dickerson's Suburban Home Records kick ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    The 20 greatest geek albums

    ​If the geeks are really set to inherit the earth (that's the saying, right?), then it's time we highlight the musical offerings they have on the table. With Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart being released last week at PAX, it seems as good a time as any to look at our favorite albums about ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, Portishead hits the 1STBANK Center, Bring Me the Horizon comes to the Fillmore, and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is due at the Bluebird. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Veronica and Andy Hackbarth got some spins. Meanwhile ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Chromeo interview: 'We're funny guys'

    Chromeo: nice guys, funny guys, can sing 2Pac songs on cue.​The black SUV with the "Ecstasy" vanity plate pulled up to the back-stage entrance of Westword Music Showcase on Saturday, and out stepped the driver, who looked fully dressed to attend an '80s prom. He was suited appropriately for hi ... More >>

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    June 19, 2011

    Review: Del the Funky Homosapien at 2011 Westword Music Showcase, 6/18/11

    ​DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN at #WMS11 | 06.18.11"Del, Deltron 3300, Del the Funky Homosapien, Deltron Zero, Deltron Z, Dr. Bombay -- every one of the mastermind's personas -- was in full effect as he rapped and freestyled through tracks dating back as far as 1993."

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    June 19, 2011

    Best one yet! 2011 edition of Westword Music Showcase attracts over 13,000 fans this year

    Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ Man, what a day we had yesterday at the seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase! The music was exceptional, the weather was beyond agreeable and everywhere you looked in every direction it was a sea of smiling faces. With over 13,000 people in attendance this year ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Good Friday: Westword Music Showcase, after-party and more this weekend

    UME​So, 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.

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    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

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    June 16, 2011
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    June 15, 2011

    Reader: "Well, that was easy! I've got these tickets in the bag fa sho."

    ​Yesterday, we wrangled up totally adorable photos (look at those fat cheeks! eeek!) of an assortment of musicians performing at Saturday's Westword Music Showcase. We've got three pairs of tickets that we're giving away to anyone who can correctly match the photos to the musicians -- at leas ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    The Sword added as a headliner to this year's Westword Music Showcase on June 18!

    ​The Sword! In case you weren't already completely stoked for this year's Westword Music Showcase on Saturday, June 18, brace yourself: The bill just became even stronger and more kick ass with the addition of these doom merchants from Austin. If you haven't experienced the Sword's corrosive b ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase Tickets on sale now

    ​If you didn't pick up your tickets for this year's Westword Music Showcase during our special Voice Deal of the Day presale over the weekend, don't sweat it. Tickets are now officially on sale, and they're still ridiculously cheap. Okay, so they're not ten bucks cheap anymore, but still less ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    $10 Westword Music Showcase tix on sale now!

    ​ Earlier this week when we announced the headliners for this year's Westword Music Showcase, we mentioned that you'd be able to pick up tickets for just ten bucks. Ten bucks for Chromeo, Yo La Tengo, Del the Funky Homosapien with a full band, Murder By Death, Young the Giant, Epilogues and U ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011 headliners announced. Drum roll, please...

    ​ Good morning! And what a good morning it is! We've got some major news to share with you regarding the Westword Music Showcase. We've just solidified the lineup for our Showcase, which takes place this year on Saturday, June 18, and it's pretty stellar if we do say so ourselves. Click throu ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Del the Funky Homosapien on the things lacking in hip-hop today, Gorillaz and cassette tapes

    ​ If you ever get the chance to speak with Del the Funky Homosapien, your first thought will most likely be something like this: "Wow! He is one quiet, enigmatic dude." However, as you'll discover, once he opens up, he is a wealth of information. Embarking on his twentieth year as an artist, ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Placing odds on Danger Mouse's next collaboration

    ​Danger Mouse just announced he will be collaborating with Jack White, which makes White the billionth musician Danger Mouse has worked with after Beck, the Gorillaz, MF Doom, Cee-Lo, James Mercer, U2, the Rapture, Sparklehorse, Black Keys and, oh, just about everybody else. He's the hottest c ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Robert Plant, Rootsfest, Trey Anastasio shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Robert Plant visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27, as part of the third leg of his tour supporting his Grammy-nomimated Band of Joy. He'll be bringing the same band that's on the recording, including Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Bryon House, Marco Giovino and Buddy Miller.

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    December 16, 2010

    YTCracker on the virtues of Nerdcore and the finer points of hacking

    Straight outta C Springs, YTCracker is among nerd core's finest​ YTCracker rolls with a crew and movement known as "nerdcore," the epicenter of all things sophisticated and geeky. The rapper -- aka Bryce Case, who pronounces his name as "whitey cracker" -- and his contemporaries, guys like MC ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Ten eleven albums for your summer road trip

    With the passing of Memorial Day we can finally say summer is here. And with summer comes summer camp, vacations and tours -- and how do we get there? We drive. That's how. This is America, after all. In celebration of seemingly endless sunny days and left-arm tans, we've picked some of our favori ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Five albums that should be made into movies instead of American Idiot

    There are rumors floating around that the Tom Hanks owned Playtone production company may be discussing the possibilities of turning Green Day's American Idiot (the musical) into a movie. This is, without a doubt, the worst possible news we could feasibly imagine. We're picturing a kind of Garden ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Emmylou Harris, Keller Williams, Warren G shows announced

    ​Emmylou Harris, who was inducted into the Country Music of Hall of Last Year, visits the Macky Auditorium Friday, November 20 in support of her latest effort, All I Intended to Be. Buddy Miller, who backed up Robert Plant and Allison Krauss last year at Red Rocks, opens the show. Tickets are $35 ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Del the Funky Homosapien hit by drunk driver on I-25 in route to Denver from Colorado Springs

    ​Last night on I-25 as Del the Funky Homosapien (aka Teren Delvon Jones) and his crew were making their way up from Colorado Springs to Denver for a scheduled show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, an Escalade reportedly driven by a drunk driver rear ended the crew. Although Del and company escaped m ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 18 edition

    ​Boy, oh, boy. Today in Cafe Society: • Top ten ways America ruined pizza. • Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill opens today in Park Meadows. • The gang's all beer! • Strings serves up an unbeatable beet recipe. • Oooh la la! Cliff Young is back, and opening a steakhouse at the Diamond Cab ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008
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    August 1, 2008
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    October 26, 2006

    Del tha Funkee Homosapien

    Wednesday, November 1, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    December 4, 2003

    Rock Steady

    Don't call Aesop Rock the savior of hip-hop. He's just trying to be original.

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    November 7, 2002

    Constant Evolution

    The weirdest thing about Del tha Funkee Homosapien isn't his mind. It's his ability to get better and better.

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    July 5, 2001

    Gorillaz

    Gorillaz (Virgin Records)

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    March 15, 2001

    Hoax, Lies and Audio

    John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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