Word came down recently that André 3000 of Outkast will be playing the highly influential Jimi Hendrix in a biopic called All Is By My Side, which centers on the iconic guitarist's early years. With inspired and estimable casting like this, it made us think about the other memorable biopics that ha ... More >>
Sunday, February 26, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
The Decemberists' latest effort, The King is Dead, moved back up to claim the top spot at Twist & Shout, while moving in the opposite direction at Albums on the Hill to the seventh slot for the week ending February 6. Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday held on to the number one spot at Independent Rec ... More >>
Air Dubai's Wonder Age knocked Elephant Revival's Break in the Clouds out of the top slot at Albums on the Hill, while both T.I. and the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp moved back into the top slots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending January 16. See the full breakd ... More >>
After a month of holding down the number one spot at Albums on the Hill and then being absent from last week's top sellers, Nederland-based Elephant Revival is back on top for the week ending January 9. Mumford & Sons, meanwhile, who have been a strong seller at local stores, took the number ... More >>
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 >>
All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>
Our friends over at CNN just posted a partial list of performers appearing on the "We Are the World" remake. From the looks of it, we put more thought into this whole thing than the organizers did. Okay, sure, there were a handful of bona fied stars that took part -- and we're assuming they've be ... More >>
Moshe Kasher is not your grandmas Jewish comedian. Good!
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown (Reprise Records) The five years since the release of American Idiot, an album so strong that most critics didn't believe the Green Day crew had it in them, have only added to the burden of expectations for 21st Century Breakdown, as Billie Joe Armstrong and pals ... More >>
Twiztid's brand-new album, W.I.C.K.E.D., knocked the Dream's Love vs. Money down to the second spot while Jamie Foxx, Hollywood Undead and T.I. still hold top-ten positions at Independent Records for the week ending March 22. See the full breakdown after the jump.
U2, which was the top seller the previous week, was knocked down to the number-ten spot after the Dream's brand-new Love Vs. Money, which was released last week, claimed the top stop for the week ending March 15. Jamie Foxx, Lamb of God and T.I. still hold on to top ten spots. See the full breakdown ... More >>
In its fifth consecutive week on the charts, the Fray's self-titled sophomore release is still generating impressive sales figures, good enough, in fact, to remain in the top ten on the Billboard 200. Last week, the group registered 30,000 more sales, which moved it up a notch to number seven from n ... More >>
U2's brand-new album No Line on the Horizon also claimed the top spot at Independent Records this week, bumping Lamb of God's latest down to the number-two slot for the week ending March 8. Elsewhere, Independent's top ten this week is filled out by the likes of T.I., Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and Project ... More >>
Rapper T.I.'s Grammy-nominated album Paper Trail knocked Bobby Valentino off the number one spot on Independent Records top seller list for the week ending February 22. The Fray moved up to the number two spot from number four, while Lil Wayne and Ludacris still remain in the top ten. See the full b ... More >>
For the second week in a row, Ludacris grabbed the number-one spot on Independent's top seller's list (week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1), beating out Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen and Akon. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.
(hed) p.e.'s concets in Denver and Colorado Springs last week must've fueled sales of the band's latest album, New World Orphans, which was released January 13, on Suburban Noize Records. Kanye West and Ludacris also made strong showings, as did the Notorious soundtrack, which features cuts by Jay-Z ... More >>
LOCALS ONLY With Westword’s Music Showcase going down this weekend, let’s take a quick look at what the last five hip-hop winners have been up to the last five years: The Pirate Signal (Yonnas and DJ A-What) who won in 2007, has just released its new mixtape The PS Pt. II: Of Gods and Gangster ... More >>
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Arab-Israeli Ashraf Barhom charts new territory in The Kingdom.
Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom.
Actor/comic/singer Jamie Foxx's appearance at the Colorado Convention Center, previewed in this week's Backbeat section, has been put on hold. The show was originally supposed to happen on Saturday, January 13, but it's now scheduled for Wednesday, April 4. Why? According to a press release sent ou ... More >>
Saturday, January 13, Colorado Convention Center, 303-830-8497.
Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.
Music biopics Hollywood won't make.
Violent shootouts and dangerous love in Michael Mann's visceral cop-series update.
Pious Phil Anschutz rides the light with Narnia, the latest in his movie quest.
Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale.
Sunday, October 30, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Stealth aims low and hits its mark.
NBA All-Star Weekend
Howard Hughes gets what he wants -- in this case, a fun and loving biopic.
The actor breathes life into a formulaic Ray.
The Starz Denver International Film Festival unspools for the 27th time.
Collateral gives plenty of violence, but the wrong Mann.
Breakin' All the Rules packs all the fun of a mediocre sitcom.
When it comes to hip-hop career longevity, LL Cool J knows that size matters.
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Oliver Stone tackles pro football on Any Given Sunday.