There'll be a lot of pressure on Denver police officers working this weekend's annual 4/20 event at Civic Center Park. Organizers have been asked to discourage public smoking even though lighting up at 4:20 p.m. on April 20 is arguably the gathering's most sacred tradition -- and security concerns a ... More >>
The 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park has been a Denver tradition since 1993. But the 2013 edition was cut short after a shooting that remains unsolved. And so, too, does the murder of 4/20 rally founder Ken Gorman, slain seven years ago today. Current rally organizer Miguel Lopez underscores these p ... More >>
Over the last decade or so, mixtapes have revolutionized the rap game and altered how marketing in general is approached. Not only have the rappers received substantial acclaim, but the DJs have realized just as much stardom. Although there are numerous DJs -- guys like Statik Selektah, Trap-A-Holic ... More >>
Remixes Vol. 3
The shooting at Saturday's 4/20 celebration put a damper on an event that was seen by organizers as a way to make Denver the center of marijuana reform nationwide. At this writing, the Denver Police Department still has no one in custody for the crime. However, the department has identified what re ... More >>
We've been reporting about the shootings at the 4/20 Civic Center Park rally on Saturday, as well as the continuing search for a suspect caught on video. Watching developments closely is event organizer Miguel Lopez, who's having difficulty getting around the better part of two days since the start ... More >>
Update below: For months, anticipation has built toward this year's 4/20 Rally at Civic Center Park, touted as a mix of pot, hip hop and serious politics to be witnessed by locals and visitors from all over the country. Yet the positive nature of the event was countered by a shooting after the cloc ... More >>
The third edition of the annual SnowBall Music Festival kicks off tomorrow night in Winter Park. Seasoned veterans that we are, we've put together an exhaustive survival guide for you to ensure that you have the best possible experience and don't become a human popsicle. We know what to bring, how m ... More >>
Just before Christmas, the folks behind SnowBall Music Festival began revealing the lineup for the third edition of their annual mountain music festival, which is moving to Winter Park this year from its previous location in Avon. Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Kendrick Lamar and Zion I were among the ... More >>
New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>
Ah, yes, with Denver looking like the inside of snow globe right now, it seems only fitting for the folks at SnowBall Music Festival to reveal the first part of the lineup for the third edition of their annual mountain music festival. EDM and hip-hop heads will be stoked. Pretty Lights and Big Gigan ... More >>
Brown Magic Records
Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new al ... More >>
Anya StraussJoe Thunder is not a DJ. Nor is he an MC. Just the same, he's a widely recognizable figure in the local hip-hop scene, and he's equally as well regarded as those who are making the music. A tireless champion of Colorado hip-hop, Joe has been doing everything he can to help culti ... More >>
For those of you discontent with the hip-hop scene, Ghostface Killah released an excellent album this week along with this accompanying video. Veteran rapper Pimp C dies in L.A. Rapper Pimp C, of the veteran and legendary Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), was found dead in a Los Angeles ... More >>
NBA All-Star Weekend
DJ Clinton Sparks has become a rising star by working harder than anyone else.
Crunktoberfest, Thursday, October 14, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Ten years in and two MCs deep, Hilltop Klick aims for a higher state.