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    November 10, 2014

    The Nine Best Shows in Denver This Week

    Here's the weather update, in case you're planning your wardrobe for all this live music excitement: rain tomorrow, snow Tuesday and Wednesday and it's going to be sunny but cold on Thursday. Wear a hat when you see one of these shows: See also: The Nine Best Rock Bars in Denver

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    April 4, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Hoo, boy, it's SnowBall weekend, here in Denver for the first time in the festival's young history. The dance-heavy lineup features reliable names like Pretty Lights and Griz as well as some curveballs, like Earl Sweatshirt and Warpaint. There's more: In the Whale will spend two nights celebrating ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    The best rap shows in Denver in November

    FRI | DELTRON 3030 at 1STBANK CENTER | 11/15/13 Deltron 3030 isn't so much a group or an album as it is a mode of thought, and there are few hip-hop albums (or albums of any genre, for that matter) with the cinematic quality of this group's self-titled debut. Dan the Automator created deeply textur ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Ten most enigmatic figures in hip-hop

    Sometimes there are figures in music whose mysterious and inscrutable magnetism transcends the music they make. More than musicians, they become cultural figures whose every move is analyzed every which way in an effort to figure out what's going on in that great gray matter, as Frank Ocean puts it. ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Ten acts that helped make hip-hop more accessible to mainstream audiences

    Hip-hop is a world unto itself. Its rich tradition of spoken word poetry, self-referential subject matter and electronic and sample-based production make it, in many ways, a difficult musical form to adapt to, especially if you come from a more traditional background. These ten acts helped make rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Jamie Smith of the xx on the idea of mixing oil and water and how it applies to his London band

    The xx is an electronic pop group from London, England whose music is informed by soul and post-punk as well as hip-hop and modern electronica. The act's critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album from 2009 garnered the outfit widespread popularity. And while a lot of bands would have stopped dev ... More >>

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    September 16, 2012

    Review: Deltron 3030 at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 9/16/12

    DELTRON 3030 @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | 9/16/12 The futuristic project known as Deltron 3030 and consisting of Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and DJ P-Love (sitting in for Kid Koala, who was apparently stuck in Canada) took over the stage at Cervantes last night jus ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 14-16

    Welcome to the weekend! The weather has finally cooled off a bit, but the shows haven't. Whatever your inclinations are this next couple of days, there are a plethora of options, from Devin Townsend Project tonight at the Summit Music Hall to Deltron 3030 tomorrow night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Bal ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2012

    Deltron 3030

    Saturday, September 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Del The Funky Homosapien on putting more thought into the lyrics for Deltron's new album

    Twelve years in the making, the sequel to Deltron 3030 has attained mythical stature in many underground hip hop circles. The original -- a turn-of-the-millenium sci-fi concept record that sprang from the collaboration of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala -- balanced a dark, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Ski porn! The Westword guide to this season's biggest ski & snowboard video premiere parties

    A winter storm of ski and snowboard video premiere parties will pummel Denver and Boulder over the next two months, as local theaters roll out the white carpet for VIPs (Very Important Pros), local/national/international filmmakers and snow-dancing revelers. We've put together the most comprehensi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Cut Chemist on crate digging, Jurassic 5 and Boyd Rice

    ​Cut Chemist (real name Lucas MacFadden) has been constantly redefining the art of turntablim for the past seventeen years as a member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, in addition to being an innovative solo artist. Blending everything from funk and soul to hip-hop and bossa nova, Cut Chemist's sty ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Signal Path, Of Montreal and Emancipator filled our playlists this past week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Five albums that should be made into movies instead of American Idiot

    There are rumors floating around that the Tom Hanks owned Playtone production company may be discussing the possibilities of turning Green Day's American Idiot (the musical) into a movie. This is, without a doubt, the worst possible news we could feasibly imagine. We're picturing a kind of Garden ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Billy Joel & Elton John, Bebel Gilberto, Imogen Heap shows announced

    ​Billy Joel and Elton John, both legendary pop singers and pianists, have been on their Face 2 Face tour since March will visit the Pepsi Center Sunday, November 22. After opening the show with a series of duets, each playing pianos and trading vocals, Joel and John will play sets with their own b ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Peeping Tom

    Wednesday, April 18, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.

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    July 20, 2006

    Cut Chemist

    The Audience¹s Listening (Warner Bros.)

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    November 7, 2002

    Constant Evolution

    The weirdest thing about Del tha Funkee Homosapien isn't his mind. It's his ability to get better and better.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    May 11, 2000

    Combination Platter

    Amon Tobin mixes hip-hop and drum and bass with all that future jazz.