Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>
Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>
Even though rappers and producers share a symbiotic dependence on one another, there's been an ongoing debate in rap music about who plays the most pivotal role: the one providing the words or the one providing the music. While the MCs obviously get the most shine, would Guru's words been as impactf ... More >>
Jai Harris was a poet before she even knew it. Hmm...doesn't sound as good in the past tense, but in Harris's case, it really is true. She recalls going to a yard sale with her grandma when she was seven and buying a little book with a poem written on the inside. At the time, she didn't know what a ... More >>
Our first memories of getting stoned are exactly like that little piece of resin behind the stem in your bong: No matter how hard you try, it will never go away. The first time getting high opens a world of wonders. Whether you were cruising around in a homies ride or sitting in a basement rippin' a ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Cold enough for you this morning? Yeah, we're feeling all sorts of brrrrrr over here. Only in Colorado can you go from eighty degrees to the thirties in the expanse of a couple of days. Alas, though, there's relief on the horizion, plenty of hot music this weekend to ... More >>
We've got a pretty stellar selection of new releases this week that cover a wide array of different interests. While one film nerd might not think Sharktopus worth watching, they'll probably find solace in The Fighter. On the same tone, a gamer who enjoys shooting people in the face will have ... More >>
There is no way Mike Relm could be confined by the simple title of mash-up DJ -- the San Fransisco-based artist not only cuts and pastes music together in mutated forms, but he deftly brings video to disjointed life, too, with on-the-spot edits. The multi-media performer manipulates music vid ... More >>
It's been a big week in the inexcusable career resurgence of Chris Brown. Rihanna allowed her restraining order against him to be eased. Apparently someone sitting on some unreleased photos of the damage Brown inflicted on his former girlfriend thought this would be a good opportunity to shar ... More >>
We miss you, girl.When Matt Vogl and Harrison Rains started Mile High Sci-Fi five years ago, Vogl says, "We agreed never to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever again." In many ways, their show's premise is the same -- screen terrible movies and make fun of them -- but Vogl and Rains also ... More >>
Kevin Kain (aka Kevin Henderson) can typically be found posted up in the VIP area of the hottest clubs on any given weekend night, and occasionally a Thursday appearance at Club Vinyl's Reggae on the Roof.
Samantha Baker Ludacris, Carmelo Anthony, his wife, Lala Vasquez, and Sway Calloway from MTV surprised 1400 students at George Washington High School on Friday afternoon for the Get Schooled national challenge and tour, aimed at engaging students and their families to help improve high schoo ... More >>
Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists. 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?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Global Dance Festival Friday, July 16, 2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre Every year, the Global Dance Festival brings some of the best in electronic music to the best outdoor venue on the planet, and Friday night's sold-out show was no exception. Judging from the proliferation o ... More >>
The Black Keys' latest effort, Brothers, performed strong for the second week in a row and claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Independent Records, while checking in at number two at Twist & Shout. Widespread Panic's Dirty Side Down, released last week on ATO, Hank Williams III's ... More >>
Above is a screen grab from Lady Gaga's video for her latest single, "Alejandro." Her official website says the full video is "coming soon," and if this Gagapedia entry is to be believed, it will involve deaths, surprise twists, vampire fangs and was directed by fashion photographer Stephen ... More >>
The Black Keys' fifth studio disc, Brothers, released last week on Nonesuch, grabbed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while coming in at second at Independent Records. The Rolling Stones' re-mastered Exile on Main St. , also released last week, was also a strong seller, ... More >>
In Memory of Loss, Nathaniel Rateliff's outstanding Rounder Records debut, topped the charts at Twist & Shout (where he also did an in-store performance last week) and Wax Trax, while rounding out the top ten at Albums on the Hill for the week ending May 8. Forgiveness Rock Record, meanwhile, ... More >>
As expected, B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray is the number one album in the country this week. Of course, it only needed to sell 84,000 copies to do it. As Billboard notes, this is the first three-week run of no albums breaking 100,000 since February of last year. Cue alarm bells, death of The I ... More >>
Atlanta-based rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray, which dropped last week on Atlantic, claimed the number two and three slots at Albums on the Hill and Independent Records, respectively, while Gogol Bordello's fifth studio album, Trans-Continental Hustle, released last week on Columbia a ... More >>
While there were no clear winners across the board at local record stores, Erykah Badu took the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings' latest effort, I Learned the Hard Way, claimed the top slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending April 11. Dr. Dog's Shame, Sham ... More >>
Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, released last week on Motown, took the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while claiming the number four slot at Independent Records. Meth, Ghost & Rae's Wu Massacre , meanwhile, released last week on Def Jam, and She & ... More >>
The Broken Bells' self-titled debut, which features the duo of Danger Mouse and the Shins' Mercer, was a strong seller at local record stores for the week ending March 28. Jimi Hendix's Valleys of Neptune, a new album made of a dozen unreleased tracks that the guitarist recorded four decades ... More >>
Before we get into the whole Free Scooter thing, which is mind-blowing on a couple levels and takes a little explaining, let's take a second to think about Justin Bieber, who is probably a stranger pop star than Lady Gaga. Above is a video of Beiber performing his hit "Baby" on, of all places, The ... More >>
Undoubtedly, the biggest news this week was word that Jim Dalton had been asked to join Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, replacing his friend, departing guitarist Steve Larson. This was also the week that the Fray's new album hit stores, which made for a great photo opportunity for Locals Only host, ... More >>
The best rapper ever? Vibe readers think so. LOCALS ONLY Metropolitan State College of Denver’s radio station, MetRadio, has been around over a decade, and according to Colorado emcee D.O. it has barely featured any hip-hop. He’s looking to change that, by launching a hip-hop show called “B ... More >>
LOCALS ONLY For the last year and a half, Infinite Mindz has been on a tear locally. Since the release of its debut album, Monkey Rebellion Musik, last year, the group has been in demand for shows, as well as being nominated in the Best Hip-Hop Group category at this year’s Westword Music Showcas ... More >>
Nyke Nitti gets in where he fits in. LOCALS ONLY Nyke Nitti (formerly Nyke Loc) has been putting in work in the local scene for over a decade. His biggest project came around 2000, with the release of Mob Life on his Str8 Check’n imprint. The album scored a solid distribution deal to more than ... More >>
"Where my reality show at, dogs?" DMX gets a reality show Even though DMX is sitting in a Miami jail waiting to answer to a variety of charges including drug possession, weapons possessions and animal cruelty, some television producers think his life would make for some great entertainment. The sh ... More >>
Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Everyone who visits Cuba tells all of their inquiring friends and family the same thing, that the country seems to be trapped in the 1950s, which is the last time most of the buildings had fresh paint. Most of the population, including teenagers, do not ... More >>
Saturday, January 13, Colorado Convention Center, 303-830-8497.
How the story of a high school basketball team ended up as much more.
This Fall Out Boy thinks leaving the nest is overrated.
RRAAHH Foundashun shows what can be done when you have more talent than money.
After the NBA's Pepsi fizz goes flat, George II must pump up the Nugs.
Third Views recaptures the flavor of the West.
Crunk Juice (TVT Records)
Porch Thinkin' (Lites Out Entertainment)
Bashing hip-hop is not going to solve LoDo's recent problems.
The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella)
Yo, yo: The Hip-Hop Summit is coming to town. We hope.
The Life (Epic)
The Southtown Kingz get the royal treatment as they trump gender roles -- and drive the audience wild.