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Drake (Rapper)

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    December 10, 2013

    New Denver shows: Chvrches, Local Natives, Jennifer Nettles, tickets on sale this weekend

    Scottish synth pop act Chvrches, who released its debut, The Bones of What You Believe, in September, is set to headline the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, April 24. Tickets for the show are $25.75, and go on sale this Friday, December 13. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week and t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Here's what boxer Mike Alvarado is listening to

    Tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center, Mike Alvarado will battle Ruslan Provodnikov in a junior welterweight title bout that will broadcast live on HBO (7:45 p.m.). The hometown hero, a two-time Skyview High School wrestling champion straight out of Thornton, is an intimidating warrior. If you've seen hi ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Panic! at the Disco, Wayne Static, Thomas Dolby

    Panic! at the Disco's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die tour hits the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, January 18. Tickets ($29.95) go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at lo ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Which hip-hop crew is the dopest?

    Whether it's been b-boys clashing, graf artists battling or MCs matching wits, hip-hop has always been competitive. These days, the MC has taken preeminence, and the crews are more commercial. Often, they manifest as labels, but sometimes they exist less formally as collectives, such as Wu-Tang or O ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Here's what the Denver Nuggets are listening to

    On Friday night, I had the chance to chop it up with some of the Denver Nuggets in the locker room before they completely whooped ass on the Brooklyn Nets. With the exception of my two favorite players (who evidently don't do interviews before a game, as they both tersely informed me), everybody was ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    10. CLUTCH @ BLACK SHEEP | MON, 3/18/13 Clutch has dodged being saddled with a label, primarily because of the illusion of reinvention it's projected with each album. But the truth is that it's just an illusion. Clutch is set in its ways, yet all of its music sounds like bold experimentation -- even ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows this month

    The hip-hop, as you know, doesn't stop. It's a new month, which means there's another fresh batch of dope shows for you. And trust: March has plenty of freshness on tap, from revered elder statesmen like De La Soul, Naughty By Nature and GZA to newer cats like Tech N9ne, French Montana and Kendrick ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Sole on the perils of pushing boundaries: "If I go to jail on some bullshit, I'll do a correspondence course and come out a professor."

    For an artist whose career has been built espousing the virtues of DIY self-reliance, it's been a long time since Sole (born Tim Holland) has done a record all by himself with no producers or label people listening over his shoulder. And while Sole confides that this was nerve-wracking at times as h ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: the Fray, the Lumineers, Leftover Salmon, Drake and more

    Welcome to the weekend! The sun's hiding this morning and rain's in the forecast for the next few days, but even that can't dampen spirits today. The Nuggets destroyed the Lakers last night, and you've got another full slate of local goodness on tap this weekend: Tonight the Fray kicks off a two-nig ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2012

    Drake

    Sunday, May 13, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    April 13, 2012

    Broncos running back Willis McGahee flexes his pecs on set of Shanell's "So Good" video

    It's the off-season. Do you know where your Broncos are -- uh, we mean, the ones who aren't huddled around fawning over their fearless new leader? We know where one of them is, or was, rather, earlier this week. Broncos running back Willis McGahee was in Miami, his old stomping grounds, on the set w ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on 5/13

    Canadian rapper Drake is hitting the road with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana as part of his 27-city Club Paradise Tour, which stops at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Sunday, May 13. Drake's latest effort, Take Care, released last November on Cash Money, has sold ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Bruce Springsteen shows Adele who is Boss with his new album, Wrecking Ball

    Adele finally fell from the top this week, thanks to none other than the Boss. That's right -- Bruce Springsteen's new release, Wrecking Ball, his seventeenth studio album, managed to end Adele's reign at the top of the Billboard 200, shifting 224,000 units to Adele's 195,000. Sales for Adele's 21 d ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    The 54th Grammys: who will win (Adele) and who won't (Lady Gaga)

    From power pop to power ballads, rock anthems to rap staples, the nominees of the 54th Grammy Awards, which airs this Sunday night, sees no dearth of great music. There's little doubt that it will be Adele's night, but others, like Kanye West and Mumford & Sons, could win big too. Continue reading f ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Scissor Sisters share a "Shady Love" with Azealia Banks, plus a breakdown of the charts

    The Scissor Sisters have two incarnations: campy, carefree guitar-driven band, as was the case for early cuts like "Take Your Mama" and "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," and a new, more hedonistic synth band with one ear to the dance floor and another in the bedroom. The latter vibe dominated the band's ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 6, 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 Neil Diamond, Garland Jeffreys and Sophie B. Hawkins were announced; BLKHRTS, American Tomahawk and Driftwood Fire got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    2012 Grammy Nominations: Kanye West and Adele clean up, Katy Perry earns pair of nods

    Grammy nominations for 2012 were announced last night during the Grammys Nomination Concert -- which was, oddly, just that: a concert, not a nominations show. Nominations in four major categories were announced, plus performances by major players in mainstream music like Lady Gaga, who performed twi ... 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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    November 25, 2011

    The new faces of R&B in Denver: Jon Shockness, J. Carey, Devan Blake Jones, BMore and B.Blacc

    Kate LevyJ. Carey is one smooth operator​Have you noticed the influx of male R&B singers these days, particularly in the Mile High City? Adam Duncan, who just joined the A&M/Octone Records roster, is just one of many cats putting it down in Denver these days. Jon Shockness (Air Dubai), J.Carey ... More >>

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    November 22, 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 moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    I went to my favorite pho restaurant and all I got was Rick Astley

    Damn you, Astley!​In the modern age of the iPod, any shoe store, cowboy bar, hair salon or (in this particular case) pho restaurant can do business to any soundtrack it chooses. When I worked at KB Toys in the 90s, we were sent a monthly cassette to play in the store -- except the tape player ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Lil Wayne gets Unplugged, and we've got suggestions for his set list

    ​Hip-hop lyrics often get lost amongst the bass, snare and 808-drenched beats and production of a song. That's why, when a rap artist -- like Jay-Z, for example -- decides to take on MTV's famous Unplugged series, the outcome can be amazing, as was the case with Jigga, and hopefully will be th ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    R.I.P. Nate Dogg, August 1969 - March 2011

    ​It's a sad day for hip-hop. For anyone who was bumping gangsta rap in the early '90s, the loss of Nathanial Hale, aka Nate Dogg, is profoundly sad. Largely considered the best hook executioner in the genre, the G-Funk crooner paved the way for artists like Trey Songz, Drake and others who dom ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Young Money crew as Winnie-the-Pooh Characters: Young Poolah, Baby!

    ​Drake said recently that he's drawing inspiration from Winnie the Pooh for his next album. But Drake would never be Pooh Bear -- that has to be Lil Wayne. Which Hundred Acre Wood inhabitant would Drake actually be? What about the rest of the gang? Below, a character-by-character breakdown. Ex ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 30, 2010

    Ten pop music paradigm shifts in 2010

    ​Teen dream Justin Bieber is arguably the biggest pop star in the country and Simon Cowell isn't doing American Idol. A lot's changed since last year in the world of pop. Institutions fell, ideas were challenged, and the Black Eyed Peas didn't have the number one song in the country at any poi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    A letter to Weezy F. Baby: Welcome back!

    Lil Wayne (aka Lil Tunechi, Weezy, Bird Man Jr., Mr. Carter) -- Thank god you're finally free! It has felt like a decade has passed in the pop world since you've been at Rikers. The Black Eyed Peas/Will.I.Am reign of Billboard terror has continued, most recently enveloping one of your own. And ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Drake at Wells Fargo Theatre, 11/02/10

    Eric Gruneisen​ DRAKE With Tyga 11.02.10 | Wells Fargo Theatre It seems Tyga -- last night's opener -- got the memo: Donning a puffy vest in Colorado makes you automatically likeable. We have braved decades of trends in those things, and nothing makes you look native quite like sleeveless bo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010

    Drake

    Tuesday, November 2, Wells Fargo Theater, Colorado Convention Center, 303-830-8497.

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    September 30, 2010

    Air Dubai, Lil Wayne and DJ Krush fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Ray LaMontagne, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​Ray LaMontagne's God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, released August 17 on RCA, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in second at Wax Trax. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs continues to perform well, while JJ Grey & Mofro Georgia Warhorse, released last week on Alligator Records, claimed the ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Iron Maiden, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​ Final Frontier, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio effort and first album in four years, debuted at second spot at Albums on the Hill and came in third at Independent Records. Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, is still performing well and took the top slot at Albums on the Hill for the w ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Arcade Fire, Los Lobos top sellers at local stores

    ​Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, continues to dominate the local charts, claiming the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Twist & Shout and Wax Trax for the week ending August 15. Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust, released August 3 on Shout! Factory, performed well, as did Wolf Parade's Expo 86 ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Arcade Fire, the Books top sellers at local stores

    ​The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, released last week on Merge, claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout while checking in at number five at Independent Records. The Books' latest effort, The Way Out, meanwhile, and the Black Crowes' Croweology, a double album of the band's ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Best Coast, Big Boi top sellers at local stores

    ​While there weren't any unanimous winners across the board, Best Coast's debut, Crazy For You, released last week on Mexican Summer, took the top spot at Wax Trax and the tenth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending August 1. Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty, ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Books top sellers at local stores

    ​Big Head Todd & the Monsters' ninth studio album, Rocksteady, released last week, took top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while the Books' latest effort, The Way Out, also issued last week on the Temporary Residence Limited imprint, debuted in top four slots at the two stores, ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich, 3OH!3 top sellers at local stores

    ​While national acts like the Roots, the Black Keys and the Wolf Parade continue to be strong sellers at local record stores, local acts came in on top at two stores for the week ending Sunday, July 11. Danielle At the Sandwich, who gave an in-store performance at Twist & Shout last week, debu ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Tom Petty, Melvins, Gaslight Athem strong sellers at local record stores

    ​While there weren't any clear winners across the board for the week ending June 20, Tom Petty's Mojo , released last week on Reprise, Gaslight Anthem's American Slang, released last week on Side One Dummy, and Melvins' latest effort, The Bride Screamed Murder were all strong sellers at local ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Drake's "Fireworks," Thank Me Later's latest leak: Does it live up to its name?

    ​ With close to six months of postponed release dates under its belt, two official videos already out in advance of its supposed release on June 15, and almost every one of its tracks leaked all over the internet, Drake's much anticipated first full-length, Thank Me Later, has generated a ton ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Drake at The Ogden Theatre: A list of the ten things he loves

    Drake. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky​ Drake • Mike Posner • DJ Chonz05.17.10 | Ogden Theatre First was Denver's own DJ Chonz, who was assigned with warming up the rapidly-filling Ogden. He performed his task admirably [editor's note: with one turntable, no less], but as the first-act DJ, th ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Drake

    Monday, May 17, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    May 11, 2010

    Drake's "Find Your Love" Video: Another One For The Ladies

    The second single off Drake's upcoming blockbuster finds him with some 808s and orchestra, courtesy of (who else?) Kanye West, doing his Casanova thing. The reaction was sort of neutral -- it's not terrible, but it's also not "Forever." Something of a holding pattern. But then the video came ou ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Nicki Minaj's debut single "Massive Attack" is pretty disappointing

    Given the quality of her string of featured appearances in the last year, we're pretty pumped for Nicki Minaj's debut album, due in no hurry later this year. Above is probably the album's lead single, and it's just alright. Somewhere between guest verses on Robin Thicke's "Shakin' It For Daddy" ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Freeloader: Fresh Breath Committee remixes Drake's "Forever"

    ​Just because you're famous doesn't mean you're invincible. Fresh Breath Committee released one of Colorado's best rap albums last year in CPR. MCs Flawless, Purpose, Fo Chief and Kontrast stand out for their urgency and dexterity, and they consume Boi-1da's "Forever" beat. It's spare and go ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Young Money grabs top spot at Independent Records again

    ​Lil Wayne's hip-hop project Young Money nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row with We Are Young Money, which features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz and Lil Twist. Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, came in second with Malice 'N Wonderland and Eminem's Relapse: Refill came in ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Young Money top seller at Independent Records

    ​Young Money, a hip-hop collaboration lead by Lil Wayne, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 27. The group's We Are Young Money features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz, Lil Twist, Gucci Mane and more. Eminem's Relapse checked in at number two, while Mary J. Blig ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Tech N9NE top seller at Independent Records

    ​Tech N9NE's K.O.D., released last week on Strange Music, nabbed the top spot on Independent Records' charts for the week ending November 1. Michael Jackson's soundtrack to the film This is It and Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 came in at second and third, while Swollen Member's Armed to the Teeth a ... More >>

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