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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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    December 30, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    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 >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    New shows on sale this week: Rihanna, Queens of the Stone Age, the Cult, Pinback and more

    In addition to Rihanna and Queens of the Stone Age shows that we told you about yesterday, we've also got new dates from the Cult, the Moody Blues and Pinback, all of which go on sale this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown on those shows, and to find out what local music is being played ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Megadeth, Tricky, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and more

    Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... 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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    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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    January 31, 2013

    The ten best storytellers in hip-hop

    The art of storytelling has existed since before recorded history, so it's somewhat surprising that the practice didn't take off in hip-hop, an originally oral tradition, until the late '80s. Since rappers discovered just how captivating a well-told story could be, the storytelling track has become ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Reader: Colorado microbrews engenders good will

    Hurry to Denver Beer Co. if you want to get a taste of Clown Question, Bro, a Canadian lager-style beer that DBC brewed after the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper called a query regarding his favorite beer "a clown question." But the rookie phenom took the homage in stride, and even called Denver ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Clutch gets a beer named after it courtesy of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins

    Clutch could use a cold one.​Colorado brewers love their music, whether they are talking about it, naming beers after it or rocking it in the brewhouse at volumes loud enough to malt barley on its own. Boulder Beer recently worked with String Cheese Incident keyboardist and song writer Kyle Ho ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Beer calendar for the week ahead: Highland Tap gets hot and Falling Rock turns fourteen

    ​Yes, it's only June 1, but Denver is already making plans for the Great American Beer Festival, which takes place here September 29-October 1. Tickets go on sale at the end of this month, and brewers are thinking about what categories to enter (or brewing up some specialties and hiding them ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Q&A with Raekwon on the passing of ODB and Wu-Tang's influence on the world

    As one of the nine original members of Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon (due tonight at Summit Music Hall with BLKHRTS and Remo) helped make the renowned New York City hip-hop collective a permanent part of rap history. After branching out on his own in 1995, the Chef continues to spit out solo efforts left an ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Is Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan a beer nerd?

    Raekwon (foreground) and Ghostface Killah (background)​Last week, we wrote that Wu-Tang Clan member and solo rapper Ghostface Killah made a sort-of surprising move by okaying the use of his name on a beer made by Boulder-based Twisted Pine Brewing. Ghost just asked that Twisted Pine sent him a ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Beer calendar for the week ahead: homebrew, Ghost Face Killah and Lips of Faith

    Flickr​New Belgium releases two new Lips of Faith beers this week, Abbey Grand Cru and Super Cru, which celebrates the Fort Collins brewery's twentieth anniversary. Super Cru is a double version of Fat Tire, meaning it has twice the malt and twice the hops; it has also been enhanced with Asian ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Ghostface Killah signs off on Colorado's Ghost Face Killah, the hottest beer in the world

    ​When news about the hottest beer in the world, Ghost Face Killah, went national, the staff at Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewing was a little nervous. After all, they'd named the beer, which is made with ghost peppers, after rapper Ghostface Killah from the Wu-Tang Clan without asking for his per ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Twisted Pine is bottling Ghost Face Killah, the hottest beer in the world

    ​Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewing Company is bottling fire. The brewery, which is fond of adding unusual flavors to its whimsically named beers, will release Ghost Face Killah in twelve-ounce single bottles for Cinco de Mayo. It's the first time this very hot (very hot!) cult beer has been sold ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we present you with fifteen love songs about... inanimate objects

    ​It's Valentine's Day, which means the entire Internet is abuzz with songs about love -- or if people are feeling particularly sad -- songs about hate. But what about those who prefer to spread their affection to other things, like inanimate objects? Well, there are plenty of those songs, too. ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang top our weekly playlists

    ​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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    January 19, 2011

    Hip-Hop Covers: The Wu-Tang Clan tribute at the Walnut Room

    You're familiar with the Wu Tang Clan, we presume? Yeah? Meet the Ru Tang clan. Okay, that's not the name these ladies are going by, but it seems like a fitting enough handle seeing as how our own Ru Johnson is helping put together this very special show at the Walnut Room this Saturday, January 2 ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    T.I., Whiskey Blanket, Ebbets Field comp, Sufjan Stevens top local sellers

    ​After being on top at Albums on the Hill for a month, Nederland's Elephant Revival has vanished from the top ten. Whiskey Blanket now holds the top spot with its latest effort, No Object. Elsewhere, the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp is back on top at Twist and Shot., T.I.'s number one at I ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    The Anthology of Rap's alleged errors and Adam Bradley's subsequent explaination to

    ​Last month, Yale University Press released The Anthology of Rap, an exhaustive compendium of rap lyrics edited by CU professor Adam Bradley and his colleague Andrew DuBois. Although the book has been praised by some admitted outsiders, it has also been subjected to scrutiny by various hip-h ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    If President Obama has a thing for hip-hop, here are five artists to add to his iPod

    ​In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, our president revealed that his music palette has expanded slightly in recent years with a little help from his personal aide, Reggie Love. New additions to his usual standbys of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones include Nas and Lil' Wayne. It's a lit ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    A pair of Hatch chile beers to spice up the season

    ​It's Hatch chile season, and for a pair of local breweries, that means Hatch chile beer. Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewing will be making three kinds of beer using the specialty chiles, which are grown around Hatch, New Mexico, and shipped by the truckload to Denver, where fiery food lovers buy ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Brandon Flowers, Rob Halford, the Judds shows announced

    ​The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers is hitting the road this fall in support of his solo debut, Flamingo, which hits stores today on Island. He'll be at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, November 18. Tickets ($30) go on sale Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. Another frontman heading out on t ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010


    Friday, June 25, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    May 27, 2010

    Disco Biscuits Aron Magner on making every Bisco show special

    ​ The Disco Biscuits aren't just about the jam scene - this year's installment of their summer music festival Camp Bisco will feature, among many others, LCD Soundsystem, Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon and Denver's own Pretty Lights. The Biscuits have actually been incorporating elect ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Video: Watch the Beer Man drink (maybe) the spiciest beer in the world

    ​I've cooked in chili cook-offs, competed in a hot wings eating contest and eaten my fair share -- and then some -- of jalapeno poppers, New Mexico and Colorado green chile. And I've sampled at least four kinds of chili beer. Hell, my boss even has one named for her at the Wynkoop Brewing Com ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Ghost Face Killah: Tasting the world's hottest beer at Twisted Pine Brewing in Boulder

    The Beer Man with the tools of his trade at Twisted Pine.​I've used beer to cool the fires of green chile, Buffalo wings and jalapeno poppers. I've chugged it like water on scalding hot days and sipped it like wine to help turn down the heat of fiery discussions. I've drank it warn, but heaven ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Here are ten great beer names, but do the beers belong on a Colorado bucket list?

    Mexican Logger​Coming up with new beer names, let alone great beer names, isn't easy, especially in the state with 115 breweries, each cooking anywhere from five to 65 different beers a year. But brewers are nothing if not creative - and occasionally, um, irreverent. Listed below are ten fant ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Twisted Pine to brew beer with ghost peppers -- the hottest chiles in the world

    Bottom's up!​The annual Snowmass Chili Pepper Brew Fest in June attracts some of the best chili cooks in the state to an International Chili Society-sanctioned cook-off. It also attracts beer geeks looking to sample some of the best brews made in Colorado. So you would think that Twisted Pine ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Top Five reuses of Teddy Pendergrass Songs

    ​It was sad news when we found out Teddy Pendergrass had died on Wednesday of colon cancer. As others began collecting the best of his songs into comprehensive and downright exhaustive lists, we started thinking about who had used his sultry baritone or music for other ends. His songs have bee ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Jay-Z back on top at Independent Records

    ​After holding on the top spot for a weeks in a row and then moving down to the fifth spot last week, Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 is back on top at Independent Records for the week ending October 11. Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which grabbed the top spot last week, moved down to the seco ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Mariah Carey grabs top spot at Independent Records

    ​Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, released last week on Island, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending October 4. Black Give Way to Blue, Alice in Chain's first album with new singer William DuVall, and Dethklok's Dethalbum II claimed the second and third slot ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008


    Saturday, August 30, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

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    June 5, 2008

    Last Night...The Dead Science, Physics of Meaning and Dan Kaufman Superstar Eruption@ hi-dive

    Photos by James Mitchell Evans The Dead Science, Physics of Meaning and Dan Kaufman Superstar Eruption Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Hi-Dive Better Than: Playing Indie-metal free jazz by yourself In any “movement,” there are going to be the moderates and the radicals. Both groups have equal claim o ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: The Pirate Signal, Remy Ma, Tupac, Diddy, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY In 2006 The Pirate Signal, consisting of rapper-producer Yonnas and DJ A-What, released a self-titled EP that brought a breath of fresh air to the Colorado hip-hop scene. But because the stagnation most hip-hop artists face here in the Mile High, Yonnas moved to Brooklyn, New York, with ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    December 7, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Pimp C Dies, Spice 1 Shot, Lauryn Hill Still a Pain in the Ass

    For those of you discontent with the hip-hop scene, Ghostface Killah released an excellent album this week along with this accompanying video. Veteran rapper Pimp C dies in L.A. Rapper Pimp C, of the veteran and legendary Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), was found dead in a Los Angeles ... More >>

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    December 7, 2007

    45 Second Reviews

    Ali & Aj Insomniatic Hollywood Records 02:00-02:45 of “Potential Breakup Song” I think I might have stumbled into some strange tween land because I’m a little embarrassed to have this in my hands. Perhaps even more embarrassed that I’m nodding my head and tapping my toe. I mean, they’re r ... More >>

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    November 9, 2007
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    October 13, 2005


    Tuesday, October 18, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    June 3, 2004


    The Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam/Universal)

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    July 26, 2001

    Still Bringing the Ruckus

    Raekwon and Ghostface Killah stay tied to the Wu-Tang Clan as they invent their own legacy.

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    February 10, 2000



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    December 19, 1996

    To Buy or Not to Buy

    Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.

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    May 2, 1996
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