• Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The man behind the mask: Forget about Who Killed Jigaboo Jones -- who is Jeff Campbell?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The ten best rap producers of all time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The stories behind the rhymes: Jai Harris breaks down some of her best poetry

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Getting stoned with Two Fresh

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: October 5-7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Crazy celebrities, the Korean invasion and more in this week's new release picks, March 14, 2011

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Tonight: Mike Relm at Cervantes'

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Chris Brown is an ass who doesn't deserve another chance

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    The best of the best of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 best-ofs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Day Job: Kevin Kain promoter by night, law school student by day

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2010

    Ludacris, Melo, Lala and Sway stop by George Washington High School for Get Schooled tour

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Black Keys, Widespread Panic top sellers at local stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    10 Most WTF Music Videos of 2010 (NSFW)

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Black Keys, Rolling Stones top sellers at local record stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff and Deftones top sellers at local record stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    B.o.B. (sort of) wins the week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    B.o.B and Gogol Bordello top sellers at local record stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Sharon Jones, Erykah Badu top sellers at local record stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Erykah Badu, She & Him top sellers at local record stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Broken Bells, Jimi Hendrix top sellers at local record stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    This Justin Bieber thing is out of control, as proven by the Free Scooter movement

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Week in Review: 2/2/09 - 2/6/09)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Black Hollywood, Lil Kim, Naughty By Nature, Eminem

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Infinite Mindz, Jermaine Dupri, Daz, Kanye West, the Game, Bow Wow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Nyke Nitti, Dr. Dre, The Game, DMX

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: DMX, VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, Forbes Hip-Hop Cash List

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008
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    November 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Day Five: Wherein We Travel Back in Time to Meet Cuban Spitkickers

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Jamie Foxx

    Saturday, January 13, Colorado Convention Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    December 7, 2006


    Pac's Life

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Slam Dunk

    How the story of a high school basketball team ended up as much more.

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Jamie Foxx

    Unpredictable (J-Records)

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006
  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Home Boy

    This Fall Out Boy thinks leaving the nest is overrated.

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    RRAAHH Potential

    RRAAHH Foundashun shows what can be done when you have more talent than money.

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    The Pause That Refreshes

    After the NBA's Pepsi fizz goes flat, George II must pump up the Nugs.

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005

    A Return Visit

    Third Views recaptures the flavor of the West.

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz

    Crunk Juice (TVT Records)

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Arkansas Bo

    Porch Thinkin' (Lites Out Entertainment)

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Bashing hip-hop is not going to solve LoDo's recent problems.

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Kanye West

    The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella)

  • Music

    June 5, 2003


    Yo, yo: The Hip-Hop Summit is coming to town. We hope.

  • Music

    June 28, 2001


    The Life (Epic)

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Life's a Drag

    The Southtown Kingz get the royal treatment as they trump gender roles -- and drive the audience wild.

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