Wu-Tang has been immersed in kung-fu for so long, it was inevitable that one member of the Clan would make a major appearance in a martial arts movie at some point. The RZA appeared briefly in Ghost Dog in 1999, but only for a passing moment, though he did produce the soundtrack. In The Man with the ... More >>
Ah, yes, we've reached the end of another glorious week in the Rockies, which can only mean another dope weekend of music in the Mile High City. Lenny Kravitz kicks things off tonight with a show at the Buell Theatre, Widespread Panic pulls into the Fillmore for a three-night stand, TaunTaun returns ... More >>
What time is it? It's Denver blog post roundup time! Priceless Colorado Pols headline: "(Newly) Responsible Republicans Beg Tea Party To Shut The Hell Up." The Ralphie Report's got the skinny on Nate Solder and Jimmy Smith, both first-round NFL picks. Mile High Mamas consider pros and cons ... More >>
BJ's Port was a classic Five Points dive, "a glorious little place at 28th and Welton streets that recalls the raucous, energetic organ-trio clubs of Jimmy Smith's prime -- right down to the barbecued ribs and collard greens on the menu," Bill Gallo wrote for Westword back in 2002. But BJ's c ... More >>
We're still looking for a revised opening date for Root Down, the new restaurant coming to 33rd and Osage. But in the meantime, we have two updates: Yesterday,¬†the original opening date, they were putting in grass (!) around the former service station, which will have a great outdoor deck and garde ... More >>
Hereís an improv-based act that's learned the art of restraint.
Saturday, July 8, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Searching for gems in the flood of seasonal discs.
The Charlie Hunter Trio strikes a jazzy balance between brains and heart.
Four new discs show that reggae is bigger than just one mon.
Heavy G & the Boogaloo Communicators
Pat Bianchi prepares to meet his master, Joey DeFrancesco, for a night of dueling B-3 beauty.
Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band keeps the spirit of New Orleans alive.
Death comes calling jazz's legendary players.
A new development in Five Points could help the city sell the old Rossonian Hotel.
A look at screen gems from the Denver Jazz on Film Festival.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
DJ Logic experiments with hip-hop, rock and all that jazz.
Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.
November 12 - 18, 1998
May 21 - 27, 1998
Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff haven't changed a lick since the Sixties. And why should they?