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Lyrics Born

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    March 17, 2014

    Denver fans explain why De La Soul still matters

    De La Soul, the iconic Long Island hip-hop trio, performed last Saturday to a capacity crowd at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. It was "nuts-to-butts crowded," as my Tennessee friends like to say. Consider now the fact that the group hasn't released a proper album in five years (2009's obscure Are ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    SUNDAY | COLORADO RISING at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/27/13 Colorado Rising is a fitting name for this benefit show. Aside from its obvious meaning, the title could also describe the homegrown acts on the bill, each of which has helped raise the profile of music being made in our state considerably. While ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The best rap shows in Denver in October

    TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIES at CERVANTES OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if they tore themselves out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music like theirs, substance t ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    The ten weirdest hip-hop releases of all time

    Weird is not a bad thing. It sets you apart. So, in rap, where so often so much music sounds so much like the same thing, weird can be a part of something really, really good. It's not surprising, then, that some of the weirdest rap albums of all time have also been some of the most influential. Eve ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    10. SNOW THA PRODUCT @ ROXY THEATRE | SAT, 2/16 It may at first seem easy to dismiss Snow Tha Product as another Iggy Azalea or Kreayshawn-level gimmick because of her gender and unconventional appearance, but it gets harder and harder the more you listen to her. Make no mistake, Snow can ride a bea ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    Galactic

    Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    February 5, 2013

    Ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this month

    February is already off to a good start for hip-hop with a pair of great shows this past weekend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks and Brother Ali with Prof, Danny Brown and Evidence at Cervantes'. Even excluding those shows, the rest of the month looks to be just as enti ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    January 20, 2011
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    November 23, 2010

    Bruce Springsteen, Cee-Lo, Rihanna top sellers

    ​Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager might have dominated last week's charts, but this week, it's disappeared from the top ten at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and moved down to the number four at Independent Records.

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    November 22, 2010

    DJ Shadow at the Ogden, 11/19/10

    Aaron Thackeray​ DJ SHADOW With Pigeon John 11.21.10 | Ogden Theatre See slideshow and read the interview with DJ Shadow Josh Davis (aka DJ Shadow) has come a long way since his days collaborating with hip-hop icons Gift of Gab and Lyrics Born, and his skills have only gotten more sharply ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    DJ Shadow on the potential extinction of vinyl and his massive record collection

    Dean Fernando​ Josh Davis, better known as DJ Shadow, is one of those artists that invents genres. Since the release of his 1996 critically-acclaimed debut, Endtroducing....., he has been regarded as one of the founding fathers of instrumental hip-hop. Endtroducing..... made the Guinness Book ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    September 16, 2010

    Grinderman, RJD2 and Dismemberment Plan fill our playlists this 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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    DJ KAAOS on hip-hop's golden era, sticking with vinyl and playing with a drummer

    ​ DJ KAAOS stands apart from the crowd with his arms full of tattoos, toting stacks of record crates (which apparently require a dolly). As a DJ, he's fully committed to respecting the past, while also forging his way into the future with MF KAAOS (and no, that isn't an MF DOOM reference, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Erykah Badu, Brian Eno on our playlists this 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?" So 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The Chain Gang of 1974, Jónsi, Wire Faces and more top our weekly 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, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Over the weekend: Pretty Lights at the Ogden Theatre

    Aaron Thackeray​ Pretty Lights • Lyrics Born • Bobby Collins03.13.10 | Ogden Theatre There is so much sweaty cleavage dangling over the railing of the Ogden's upper deck. One girl, in her haste to abandon her inhibitions, has rolled her shirt up so high that fully half her bra is in vie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: The Flobots Big Party will not be denied.

    ​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This week, a pa ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... 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 >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    July 21, 2009

    Yo La Tengo, Rob Thomas, Carbon Leaf shows announced

    Yo La TengoNew Jersey-based indie rockers Yo La Tengo hit the road this fall, which includes a stop at Ogden Theatre Saturday, October 10, in support of the band's forthcoming album, Popular Songs, due September 8 on Matador. Tickets, which are $20 advance and $25 day of show, go on sale Saturday, J ... More >>

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    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day One

    Aaron Thackeray See photos of Day One's fans on the slideshow page. It's here: The second edition of the Mile High Music Fest is underway, and our gaggle of writers and photogs are shvitzing their way around the grounds to bring you ongoing, as-close-to-live-as-my-fingers-allow coverage of Denver ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Clutch, Airborne Toxic Event, Chickenfoot Shows announced

    Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith are ChickenfootOn the surface it might seem a bit strange throwing Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith together, but the four apparently gelled so well that they decided to ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of May 11, 2009<

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray to headline Mile High Music Festival

    Moments ago, the folks at AEG announced the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival. This year looks like it's going to be a doozy. Here are just some of the acts that you can look forward to seeing this summer on the two main stages at either end of the park or a number of smaller stages i ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008
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    October 29, 2007

    This Weekend: Crown City Rockers, Mighty Underdogs and Blackalicious @ Fox Theatre

    Blackalicious took much of their set from Blazing Arrow. Crown City Rockers, Mighty Underdogs and Blackalicious October 27, 2007, Fox Theatre Better than: Dropping a grand on tickets to the Museum of Contemporary Art opening. There were only a handful of people in the building for the all-ages sh ... More >>

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    Cut Chemist

    Sunday, October 29, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Zevolution

    There's more to Z-Trip than the mash-up phenomenon he helped make famous.

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    April 14, 2005

    Pigeon John

    Tuesday, April 19, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    April 14, 2005

    DJ Z-Trip

    Shifting Gears (Hollywood)

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    March 10, 2005

    Lyrics Born

    Saturday, March 12, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

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    November 11, 2004

    Music Tour Tunes Up

    Ropeadope blends musical styles while hitting the road.

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    April 22, 2004

    Foreshadowing

    DJ Shadow's brooding sound structure is still Quannum leaps ahead.

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    January 1, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Blackalicious

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    June 22, 2000

    Black Power

    The Bay Area's Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel make hip-hop that's magically Blackalicious.

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    December 9, 1999

    Handsome Boy Modeling School/Quannum Projects

    So...How's Your Girl?
    (Tommy Boy)

    Quannum Spectrum
    (Quannum Projects)

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