Colorado is a pretty great place to be a music fan. Denver has more music venues than Austin, and several of them are among the busiest in the world. People living here spend twice as much as the national average on music. The local scene is experiencing unprecedented success. All this is to say t ... More >>
TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>
The weekend is full of events -- some of them very, very spooky. The action starts tonight with second annual Adult Daycare at The Lobby, this one dedicated to All Hallow's Eve. From 6 to 10 p.m., kids 21-plus are encouraged to dress up in their finest costumes, forget their adult worries and drink ... More >>
Even though rappers and producers share a symbiotic dependence on one another, there's been an ongoing debate in rap music about who plays the most pivotal role: the one providing the words or the one providing the music. While the MCs obviously get the most shine, would Guru's words been as impactf ... More >>
Yesterday, a group of Larimer Square boutiques hosted a summer fashion show featuring models from the Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Denver Marquee Club and other young professional groups atop the Westin Hotel pool deck. The evening's fashions included names such as Apricot Lane, Blush, Blue R ... More >>
Kristi Stice used to belt it out when she fronted the Fort Collins-based band Eve's Drop, but after getting a jazz vocal degree at the University of Northern Florida, her approach to singing changed. Her vocals on her debut album, Under the Willow, are much more kindred to Jolie Holland or Madeleine ... More >>
At the start of the new year, many search for opportunities to showcase their talents. We, on the other hand, are searching for stylish Denverites to showcase. We found one in Beanca Walker, a musician we spotted downtown who displays classic style. Continue reading to learn her resolution for 2013, ... More >>
New Year's Eve is packed full of amazing shows and events, but few will compare to the party that is in store at City Hall with Amon Tobin. Before the spectacle begins, we caught up with the long time experimental producer while he was on a holiday trip to Quebec, and he enlightened us with his wisd ... More >>
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>
This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>
CREED at PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 5/19/12There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can be open-minded about Creed and those who cannot. It's fair to say that the majority of the mainstream media falls into the first category, and perhaps for good reason: The '90s all-stars have had almost tw ... More >>
With pretty much the entire music world holed up in Austin this weekend for this year's edition of SXSW, it's amazing that there's any musical options to choose from this weekend at all, much less decent ones. Alas, though, there are still plenty of compelling reasons to leave the house. Girls get t ... More >>
Dude, Dave. Chill!Last week, NPR asked listeners to share photos of themselves with favorite musicians. That's a swell idea and all, but we thought that taking the angle of the photobomber would be a more entertaining way to look at pictures of famous people with non-famous people. While there have ... More >>
Tomorrow, Rick Gold will host a traditional Fesitvus celebration at the Shag Lounge. There, you can commune around the Festivus pole, air some grievances and perform some feats of strength. There will also be a ($5 maximum) gift exchange. In honor of disillusionment everywhere, we present 10 ... More >>
For the past several weekends, The Truth, at 101.5 FM, has broadcast music, as opposed to offering the sort of right-wing syndicated blather that dominates its airwaves Monday through Friday. But this particular aspect of its format has already gone through as many personalities as the famous ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsFresh Breath Committee kicked things off at Vinyl. See more photos from Vinyl at westword.com/slideshow. Fresh Breath Committee, 12:00 p.m. The day started off nice and sunny and Club Vinyl's rooftop, but I was a bit late in catching the set from the Fresh Breath Committee. The ... More >>
For those skeptical about Colorado's hip-hop scene, the folks at the Colorado Rap Report blog have assembled some of the finest local acts on one compilation -- including the Pirate Signal, ManeLine, Ichiban, Whygee, Distrakt, Dent, Deca and 3 the Hardway, among others -- in an effort to showcase ho ... More >>
In the fall of 2006, A.P.O.S.T.L.E. - aka Jeff Campbell -- left Denver for San Francisco with his crew, Heavyweight Dub Champion, with hopes of making a bigger splash outside the Mile High City. Fast forward to spring 2008, Apostle is no longer working with Heavyweight Dub Champion and released his ... More >>
If Adam and Eve could escape Eden, they'd eat at Ya Hala.
Roll Bounce skates on its '70s vibe.
Modern Muse forcefully revisits the suddenly timely Inherit the Wind.
Love, Angel, Music, Baby (Interscope)
Truth sets the record straight about her hefty lawsuit, her split with Dr. Dre, and what's next.
Super Babe Sunday kicks off gags for gals
The Fire Theft
With so many options, how do you know where to go? Use our quick-pick guide.
Talented acting aside, Children of Eden has the depth of a greeting card.
Ice Cube's Barbershop could style more laughs.
This boy's faith is in your face.
Rock Steady (Interscope)
A Broadway punk club goes south as Jerry's kids move in.
What's wrong with a good old-fashioned pimp party?
DJ Spooky is writing one of hip-hop's most mesmerizing chapters.
December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999