Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality. See also: Our complete ... More >>
I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, too many probably, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>
The Lucha Libre & Laughs showcase is clearly a labor of love from producer Nick Gossert. Gossert, a filmmaker, comedian, and bumbling referee, is responsible for not only booking the funniest comics in Denver, but also juggling the schedules of all the wrestlers involved, renting the ring i ... More >>
Underground is hotter than ever! Slow Pain... Razakel... Komatose... Claas... Killa C... Lunacy 3:33... KidCrusher... Mars... and many more!— Violent J & 2 Dope (@icp) December 5, 2011 Sitting upstairs in what once was the projector room of the Roxy Theatre, Troll's in front of two desks ... More >>
Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois for our sister publication, The Riverfront Times. Update, 1 p.m., 8/10/13: Reached by phone on Sunday afternoon, Hardin County coroner Jessica Cullum released the name of the man who died as Co ... More >>
Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois for our sister publication, The Riverfront Times. We hope to see them again! By its organizers' own assessment, the Gathering of the Juggalos is an event filled with the most misunderstood people of al ... More >>
We all dream of finding fame and fortune in our chosen fields, but when people actually do get rich and famous, they often discover that money can't buy happiness, or love, or whatever it is the Beatles were singing about. What's the answer, then? God? Meditation? E-meter auditing? When musicians ge ... More >>
Since the early '90s, Insane Clown Posse has built itself into arguably the most successful independent band of all time. The cult of fandom surrounding ICP is unprecedented and notorious (the FBI considers Juggalos to be a gang). Outside of its home state of Michigan, the polarizing act has develop ... More >>
We've finally arrived: The The best of the worst. The creme de la crap. The unholy of unholies. If you thought 50-11 were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet. These are the lyrics that can turn a good album sour, and make a bad album laughable. Included are quotes from Eminem, Lil B, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, ... More >>
Denver is known for its various species of beer geeks, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans. More and more it's becoming known for its music, and the varied climate of the scene cultivates a diverse cluster of fans, from metal heads to hippies to Juggalos. Here we have the complete Denver music fan f ... More >>
By David Thorpe While perusing Insane Clown Posse's Twitter timeline, like a person does, I came across something interesting: our favorite rap clowns announced a new update to their official smartphone app, which I didn't even know existed. For the advancement of pop journalism and human knowledge ... More >>
Like attack ads during election season, the jewelry commercials are set to overdrive. Rose prices have gone up, like, one billion percent. Every you look, it's all pink and red and hearts. Yep, V-Day is upon us. You know what that means, right? It means that after you get all that sappy sentimental ... More >>
Our post about Juggalos Fight Back, a website designed to fight negative perceptions of Insane Clown Posse fans, attracted plenty of negative posts about ICP loyalists. In response, a Juggalette shared advice about such feedback.
Juggalos -- fans of the band Insane Clown Posse -- have an image problem. They see themselves as peaceful, music-loving members of the extended ICP family, but plenty of cops and the like think they're part of a potentially dangerous quasi-gang. Juggalo Nation is now countering this perception with ... More >>
The city of Denver is known for its various species of beer geeks, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans, but the varied climate of the Denver music scene cultivates a diverse cluster of fans, from metal heads to hippies to Juggalos. Here, in the first of several chapters in our handy field guide, you ... More >>
Primos Hardcore & Wrestling has spent the better half of a decade making a name for itself as a premiere independent promotor and cultivator of extreme wrestling entertainment in Colorado. Tonight, Primos expands it's no-holds-barred throwdowns with REVoLUCHA, its own addition to the international L ... More >>
Courtesy of the FBIIf you consider the Sharks and the Jets to be gangs in the same way the Bloods and the Crips fit that selective bill, you might also be willing to consider juggalos one. The FBI does, at least: According to the bureau's most recent National Gang Threat Assessment, the face- ... More >>
INSANE CLOWN POSSE at the OGDEN | 9/29/11Somewhere between the moment someone threw up on me and the moment I realized it had happened, I received first-hand evidence that membership in the juggalo family comes with a small price. Last night's Insane Clown Posse show began and ended with liberty, fr ... More >>
Last night's Insane Clown Posse show and the previous night's Dark Lotus show, both at the Ogden, have left a generous amount of weed in the air, to be sure, but they also came with a circus-sized serving of juggalo love. While we were searching Craigslist for the ninja we thought we gazed meaningfu ... More >>
Thursday, September 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.
If you look at both Insane Clown Posse (due at the Ogden on September 29) and Odd Future (due in Denver/Boulder next month), you could easily mistake them for being on the same label. Besides the face paint, they have so much else in common: Both groups are loved/hated and take their lyrics a ... More >>
While the Denver ComicFest this weekend wasn't as full of crazy costumes as it's counterpart, StarFest, it was full of ridiculous comics. We sifted through the bins to find these five bizarre comic book covers.
It wasn't quite Law & Order, but the release of the Denver Police Department's first promotional video -- made by former Westword staff writer Frank Hogan, who now runs Let's Be Frank Productions -- prompted plenty of entertaining responses, including this from Spleen:
2010 has been an aggressively weird year in music news. It seemed like no matter where we turned musicians were saying and doing the strangest damn things. From decrying the most popular thing in the world to talking people off of buildings, it was a wacky year to report. There was so much we ... More >>
Juggalos celebrate just like the rest of us, only Insane Clown Posse Santa Clauses wield meat cleavers, just because, really. Backbeat received this holiday greeting from the folks at Pscyhopathic Records and we're sharing it with you. This card could be a collector's item one day. If you w ... More >>
An average Misfits fan.Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>
People are hilarious, and can be incredibly stupid. Thanks to the internetz, we now can watch this hilarity and stupidity unfold in myriad ways throughout the year. We've got rappers of all shapes and sizes, people getting hurt and basically being the complete morons we've come to expect from ... More >>
It has been a while since we've seen a new genre on the music scene, but thankfully miniature-juggalo Violent JJ, who is the son of adult juggalo and Insane Clown Posse member Violent J has given us baby-wrestling-rap, or BWR for short. It's a new form of music that melds the trials and tribulatio ... More >>
It's that time of year again, time for the annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Just in case you were getting worried that you might not have anything to do this summer, this year's Gathering (held in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois), the eleventh annual edition, will offer endless entertainment in the form o ... More >>
Are you down with the Clown?Update, 9:32 a.m.: Denver Police Department spokesman Detective John White declines to identify the stabbing victims in the incident described below, but he says the name of the man arrested in the case may be available as soon as this afternoon. For more informati ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThe scene last night near the Fillmore. Most attempts by the media and authorities to blame music for violence are patently ridiculous. Take those early attempts to pin the Columbine massacre on Marilyn Manson, a performer the shooters didn't even like. But the mayhem-happy ... More >>
It was yet another glorious and glamorous weekend in the Mile High City, and we've got pictures to prove it. Lots of 'em. We sent our boy Aaron Thackeray out armed with his fancy, schmancy soul-stealing machinery to capture the various nightlife scenery, and he sent back flix of Insane Clow ... More >>
Jeremy McKim, from the Luitenant Fetus MySpace page.The Denver Police Department has now identified a suspect in the stabbings of two people prior to an Insane Clown Posse concert last night. He's Jeremy McKim, age twenty. But that's not how he's known on his ICP-loving MySpace page. There, ... More >>
Good news for those Juggalos dreading the hike up the brutal stairs of Red Rocks: Live Nation just issued word that Insane Clown Posse's show originally slated for the Rocks this Monday, May 31 has been moved to the Fillmore Auditorium. Kottonmouth Kings, Coolio, Kittie and Necro still open t ... More >>
Tess Damm, Insane Clown Posse fan and convicted slayer.Right now, Tess Damm, eighteen, is a resident of a state youth facility, having been convicted of helping boyfriend Bryan Groves murder her mom three years earlier. Linda was stabbed eighteen times. But officials went to court yesterday ... More >>
Insane Clown Posse's new video for "Miracles" (see above) has been blowing up the Internet for a few days now. The ridiculous, syrupy rap song about the many "miracles" of existence, and more especially, the jaw-droppingly stupid video that accompanies it, lead to one, inescapable conclusion: the ... More >>
Blueprint 3, Jay-Z's highly anticipated follow-up to his two previous Blueprint albums, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records while Raekwon's latest effort, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 came in second for the week ending September 13. Insane Clown Posse's Bang! Pow! Boom!, which was the top se ... More >>
Insane Clown Posse's Bang! Pow! Boom!, released last week on Psychopath, grabbed the top spot on Independent's charts while new releases from Trey Songz and Whitney Houston came in second and third for the week ending September 6. Twista's Category F5 was knocked down to the fourth slot after han ... More >>
Trouble Andrew, Natural Selection, Boyhollow Monday, May 25, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: Celebrating Memorial Day outside in the rain. Talk about having the odds stacked against you. In addition to playing on a holiday, the acts at the Bluebird on Monday night had to compete with the Nuggets ... More >>
In this week’s Off Limits we note our excitement at discovering that the Metro Area Graffiti Task Force has posted a comprehensive list of every known gang and graffiti crew in the region. Now graffiti laymen can discover just what the scrawled tags across the city actually mean. According to Ta ... More >>
The Aurora City Council decided last week to save a blue-and-white windmill known as the Dutch Mill that’s been a landmark on East Colfax Avenue since 1927. Originally built as a symbol of hospitality next to cottages that families of soldiers at nearby Fitzsimons Army Medical Center could rent, t ... More >>
You can buy ICP shirts at Colorado Mills just dont wear one there.
Meet the Insane fans who united Denver's hatchet-wielding, Faygo-loving family.
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: There are good ways to promote your band, and then there are very bad ways, like this sticker, and many more like it.
We spend a day on Denver's dividing line: Sheridan Boulevard.
Remember right after Columbine, when reports suggested that the killer students may have taken their marching orders from Marilyn Manson? These claims were subsequently debunked -- as it turns out, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren't Manson fans. But even if they'd spent their every waking hour ea ... More >>
Thursday, October 5, and Friday, October 6, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Thursday, April 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
A major label tried to muzzle Violent J of the Insane Clown Posse. Here's why.