Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Zac Brown is due at Red Rocks, followed by Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Pepsi Center and Neon Indian at the Bluebird in October. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Flashlights and King Mob got some spins. Mea ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Word," tells the extraordinary tale behind The Anthology of Rap, released last year to high praise and a bit of heated debate. The Westword story focuses on Anthology co-editor and CU-Boulder professor Adam Bradley, a hip-hop academic whose own narrative is as compel ... More >>
There's a PBS special called Marketing Cool that explains how businesses and retailers tell consumers what's cool, then have them buy it. It's all about the "Cool Factor." Twitter is all about that same cool factor. But it's only effective if it's used wisely.
A Safe Place
Locals Only: It’s been about a year since former executive director of the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, Apostle, aka Jeff Campbell, left Colorado to focus solely on his music career with his group Heavyweight Dub Champions. But the impact the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition had in the late '90’s and e ... More >>
Moments in Movement
Kill Rock Stars
The Death of Frequent Flyer (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
Thursday, November 10, and Friday, November 11, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
C-Rayz Walz digs the underground.
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
The Beautiful Struggle (Rawkus)
Monday, September 27, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.