While conventional wisdom would have Mac Miller parlaying his "brand" to create a line of energy drinks, or headphones, or body spray, Mac Miller doesn't have any such agenda. There's no master plan in place to create multiple revenue streams. Instead, his focus is simply on making dope music with p ... More >>
ASHER ROTH @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | 11/14/12 The key word for the Asher Roth show was "community." In fact, it's almost like it wasn't the Asher Roth show at all. When he wasn't off the stage, deep into the frenzied crowd, the crowd was up on the stage with him, dancing in the forefront ... More >>
A bunch of new dates going on sale later this week: This November, the Coup is coming to the Summit Music Hall, Killswitch Engage is due at the Fox and Interpol frontman Paul Banks is slated at the Bluebird. In December, Broncho's at the Gothic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are at the Ogden. Finally, ... More >>
The Cool Kids have been stuck in label hell for over a year now trying to get their debut full-length released. Their relationship with previous label, Chicago's Chocolate Industries, went bad, and none of the majors interested in the album could figure out an offer that worked for everyone. ... More >>
The Cool Kids With Air Dubai • DJ Wushu • Shor-T • CobraConda 10.30.10 | Bar Standard On Saturday night, Bar Standard hosted a parade of ghouls, Gagas, rockstars, and Cool Kids -- er, make that The Cool Kids. The doors opened at Bar Standard just as the line was stretching down to th ... More >>
In 2008, the Cool Kids burst out of Chicago with The Bake Sale EP, a ten-track teaser packed with a unique take on modern hip-hop. Part old school Beastie Boys and part EPMD from the future, the Cool Kids bring nothing but the club bangers. Comprised of MCs Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Ingli ... More >>
Friday, September 17, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they ... More >>