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Ike Turner

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Bluebird Theater, 6/15/13

    JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 6/15/13 Saving one of the most blistering numbers of the show for the end of the set, Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion cut loose with "Blues X Man." Making his way to the front of the stage amid a squall of sculpted feedback, Spencer offered up a v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Tina Turner: A dynamic performer with the most supreme legs to ever walk a stage

    ​Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock and Roll, the baddest in the land with the most supreme pair of legs to ever walk a stage. Her voice contains a sandpaper grit that helped smoothed the edges of black culture and her own very rough life. Born in unincorporated Nut Bush, Tennessee, as Anna Mae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Happy birthday, Rihanna. "Turn Up the Music," but no "Birthday Cake" for you, Chris Brown!

    Update: Chris Brown's "Turn Up the Music" remix featuring Rhianna added below. Happy 24th birthday, Robyn Rihanna Fenty. We remember your first record, "Pon De Replay." Nice, disposable dancefloor pop. It was urban enough to get people dancing in high school, but not sexy enough to fertilize anythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Nominees announced for 5280 Hip-hop Awards, taking place this year at the Paramount Theater

    Marcus Gadison/ColorazziInnerstate Ike at last year's awards​Last year's 5280 Hip-Hop Awards was a spectacle in so many ways. Every single rapper, producer and videographer in the scene was on hand for the ceremony. This year's edition of the awards, slated for December 11, promises to be bigg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Five infamous monuments named after musicians of questionable moral character

    Kurt Cobain​How do you honor a musician when awards and certifications aren't enough? By naming something in his honor, of course -- be it a bridge, a street, an asteroid or even a whole day after the guy. But in naming something after a musician, it's easy to forget that while in some cases t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Innerstate Ike on making music for the streets and the evolution of hip-hop in Colorado

    ​ Years ago in an interview with BET, rapper Jadakiss was asked the age old question: Why do you rap? He answered, with shrewd honesty, for the money. Innerstate Ike (aka Michael Hope) works under that same premise. A Coloradan to the core, Ike makes music specifically for the streets and for ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009

    Crack Magic

    Crack Magic
    Wax Trax Records

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux

    ​Don't let the tight jeans and thick-rimmed glasses fool you. The brothers who make up The Knux were raised about as far away from the suburbs as you can get: New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Still, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio (aka Kentrell and Alvin Lindsey) found their sound by listening to just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Playing Nice

    I like nice people and good music. Fortunately for all of us, Denver is absolutely brimming with both. In fact, you could spend your whole weekend stumbling from venue to venue and never run out of potential makeout partners. As much as I love good music, the joy I take in catching some of my favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Sunshine Suggestions

    Outlandish name-changing T-shirt mogul Sunshine Megatron recently moved to Denver, but since so far he hasn’t liked what he’s seen, he may soon be pulling up his stakes and heading off to parts unknown. Since this town needs as many crazy Cristal-swilling millionaires as it can get, Westword is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    Ike Turner's Lurid Life and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: In case you didn't hear, Ike Turner died last week. Here are some lurid remembrances of the hard-partying, wife-beating icon.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Dead Moon

    Echoes of the Past (Sub Pop)

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    A Musical Feast

    Get a taste of this Blue Plate Special!

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Nick Curran and the Nightlifes

    Doctor Velvet (Blind Pig)

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    Pinetop Perkins

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Backwash

    Extra! Extra! The Post-News Battle of the Bands acknowledges local musicians but wont pay the bills.

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Backwash

    We remember the Alamo, but South by Southwest is now a blissful blur.

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    He's the Piano Man

    Pinetop Perkins can't return to his blues roots -- because he never left them.

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    What's Ike Got to Do With It?

    Ike Turner doesn't say he's innocent, but he swears he's not as guilty as you think.

  • Music

    March 25, 1999

    How the Wolf Is Surviving

    Los Lobos has taken some shots, but Cesar Rosas and friends are far from dead.

  • Film

    August 28, 1997
  • Music

    June 5, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 12, 1996
  • Film

    December 27, 1995
  • Music

    November 29, 1995

    WHO'S THE BOSS

    HER MORE-FAMOUS BEAU'S IN THE BAND, BUT CRISTINA MARTINEZ IS STILL IN CHARGE OF BOSS HOG.

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