One of the pioneers of dub and electronic dance music, Mad Professor was born Neil Joseph Stephen Fraser in Guyana. In the late '60s at the age of thirteen, he moved to London where his father was living. Fraser, who was an electronics whiz kid and had built his own studio by the mid '70s, became in ... More >>
Saturday, March 2, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. This week, it's a Stoner Mac special: The top seven countdown to the best rolling papers.
See Also: • Lulacruza wraps up Communikey on April 29 at BMoCA • Q&A with Brian Williams of Lustmord • Q&A with Nick Zammuto • Q&A with Morton Subtonick • CMKY brings electronic arts and music to Boulder for a fourth year Sun Araw (due tonight at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for ... More >>
See Also: (Photos) Free Wyclef Jean 420 show at CU in Boulder draws unbelievably paltry crowd There's a silence that falls over the crowd somewhere between 4:19 p.m. and 4:21 p.m. It's not in memorial of anyone. And it's not because of anything anyone on stage said -- most people in attendance cou ... More >>
Ah, the happiest holiday of the year is upon us! Around the country, thousands of people will be getting together to celebrate our favorite plant, myself included. And what goes better with a spliff of some good ganja than some reggae music? That's right -- reggae music about ganja. Below is the off ... More >>
I couldn't have visited Grassroots Grown at a worse time. No, the shelves weren't bare, and although the herb on the shelves could use some lovin', that wasn't the problem, either. Unfortunately, Grassroots will probably have to move, since it's one of 48 shops (so far) to receive a federal shutdown ... More >>
The changes to Denver Kush Club since our first visit in May 2010 haven't been drastic, but the transition from stoner den with a thrown-together lounge and dispensary to a slick storefront with memorable herb made for a great second first impression.
Except for the beach, rum punch and occasional hurricane, Denver and Jamaica have a lot in common. We both boast great scenery, weather, music -- plus, ganja is an integral part of our marketplaces. And though Denver doesn't have a third-world economy (yet) or slums completely overrun by drug cartel ... More >>
William Breathes.Editor's note: Medical marijuana critic William Breathes just returned from a honeymoon in Jamaica. Read his first two trip diary entries here and here, and check out part three below. My vacation was relaxing -- aside from getting constantly hassled to buy herb and my run-i ... More >>
William Breathes.Editor's note: Medical marijuana critic William Breathes just returned from a honeymoon in Jamaica. Read his first trip diary entry here, and check out part two below. The minute you get off the plane in Negril, someone is there to sell you herb.
Bad dog!As it turns out, German shepherds have a pretty fucking good sense of smell. I learned this after a quick flight from my honeymoon in Jamaica last week to the lovely Miami International Airport. Miami isn't really known for their tolerant stance on drugs, as Jose Duran at our sister ... More >>
Reality TV's most impressive characteristic is its ability to find drama in literally everything. Somehow, through some combination of theatrical background music or clever video editing or strategic misuse of footage, it makes even the most insignificant events perilous and thrilling. There ... More >>
Every once in a while in these vast United States, you come across an area so remote, so isolated, that the people of that area maintain a culture that is completely removed from the mainstream. The San Luis Valley in Colorado, where people still speak an archaic form of Spanish descended fro ... More >>
As Writer Square continues to rewrite its future, a few more businesses have disappeared from the block between Larimer and Lawrence streets and 15th Street and the 16th Street Mall. Last Friday, Chez Cheese Gourmet Market, the Evil Bean coffeeshop and Jamaica Juice all closed their doors. ... More >>
Tuesday, April 13, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
VegaEvery Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked an ... More >>
Friday, January 16, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Saturday, January 17, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
Isle be seeing you at this great Jamaican joint.
Wednesday, October 18, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Three DJs take the road less traveled.
Damian Marley conveys his father's vision to a new generation.
Mr. Anonymous (Mr. Anonymous/CoolAndEasy Publishing)
Thursday, November 4, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.
Caribbean Cuisine Plus is a plus for Denver's dining scene.
Kingston's Culture keeps onna chantin' down Babylon.
Exalting the gospel according to Jah, Preacherman launches his own reggae movement.
A true modern classic, dub poet and reggae revolutionary Linton Kwesi Johnson turns another page.
Everything you know about the Jamaican bobsled team is more fiction than fact, but the truth is still cool.
New Prohibition: A Musical History of Hemp (Viper)
The ska veterans want you to know that the music wasn't born yesterday.
Inside the twisted mind of dub pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Toots Hibbert is a reggae giant--and he's not afraid to tell you why.
The long, hard road traveled by the members of Israel Vibration.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY TO CATCH REGGAE'S EEK-A-MOUSE.
AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF SKA WARS, THE SKATALITES ARE STILL FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT.
DONALD KINSEY CONTINUES THE BLUES TRADITION OF HIS BIG DADDY.