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    October 6, 2014

    If You're Going to See Vanilla Ice at a Honky Tonk, Bring a Towel

    This weekend's most unlikely show featured Vanilla Ice, who you know from "Ice Ice Baby" and reality TV, played at the Grizzly Rose, which you know for its mechanical bull and line dancing classes. After the opening band finished a set of country rock, the DJ played early nineties hits: Tag Team's ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Twenty top adult-friendly Halloween parties -- no kids allowed!

    Halloween isn't a holiday limited to a single evening of celebrations. There are ghoulish parties all week, many of which include costume contests with serious cash prizes. Whether you're into zombies or burlesque (or both -- there are two parties for that alone) or you just want to dance and get sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Get a Taste of Colorado and more this Labor Day weekend

    Grab your turkey legs: The thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park this weekend, filing the space with more than fifty eateries and food establishments, as well as chef demonstrations. Keep reading for a list of participating food vendors and a taste of what else is on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Taste of Colorado 2013 schedule

    Earlier this summer, we noted that MC Hammer was one of the headliners slated for this year's annual Taste of Colorado festival, which kicks off tomorrow, Friday, August 30, and runs through Monday, September 2, along with Aaron Neville and some American Idol alumni. We've now got the full lineup, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    A Taste of Colorado and soul food on the culinary calendar this week

    The thirtieth annual A Taste of Colorado runs from Friday, August 23 through Labor Day. The four-day, free festival features food (well, you have to pay for that), music, and more. Festivities will be held at Civic Center Park and will showcase eats from over fifty local restaurants; visit the websi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    MC Hammer leads Taste of Colorado lineup

    After last year's banner bill, which featured such marquee acts as the Spin Doctors, Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, Lou Gramm, Head East and the Pointer Sisters, Taste of Colorado has announced some of the acts on this year's lineup, another blockbuster which includes MC Hammer and Aaron Neville, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men tell the stories behind their biggest hits

    You awkwardly danced to "End of the Road" at your middle school dances. You sang along to "I'll Make Love to You" on the radio, even if you didn't fully understand the subject matter. "Motownphilly" will always be back again. After taking a break for several years, the Boyz behind these early '90s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Ten more (un)likely signings for Cash Money

    Cash Money Records, the label founded by Bryan "Baby/Birdman" Williams in 1991, rose to prominence in the hip-hop scene with its signing of the Hot Boys, consisting of B.G., Young Turk, Lil' Wayne and Juvenile. Since then, the group has become one of rap's premier labels, having piggybacked Lil Wayn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The ten things rockstars do to try to remain relevant when their stars start to fade

    We all have to make a buck, and musicians are absolutely no different. When their music careers start to fade, they still have to pay the bills. And with the endless parade of also-rans appearing on Celebrity Apprentice, we are continually reminded just how low some will go to keep their name in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics: The complete list

    We've finally arrived: The The best of the worst. The creme de la crap. The unholy of unholies. If you thought 50-11 were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet. These are the lyrics that can turn a good album sour, and make a bad album laughable. Included are quotes from Eminem, Lil B, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The fifty worst rap lyrics (50-41)

    Listen, before I breakdown rap's worst lyrics, you should know, I don't hate Lil' Wayne. No, really. I like him just fine. But even good rappers get caught slipping, as evidenced by the fact that Lil' Wayne makes several appearances on this list. And while picking low-hanging fruit is the nature of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Photos: Mitt Romney backers bash Obama at campaign HQ opening

    Mitt Romney's in town! Well, actually, he's not. But his campaign is -- and the Colorado team is officially in full swing with the official opening of the presidential candidate and presumptive Republican nominee's offices in Lakewood on Saturday.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Contest: Eat and drink for free at the season's first Justice League party on Saturday, May 19

    Last October, after the Justice League of Street Food, a confederation of food trucks that pioneered the city's love of pavement grub, held its final street food bash at TAXI, there were rumblings that this could be the end for the Justice League. "We haven't made any decision about whether we're go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The five worst albums by professional athletes

    Over the weekend, Serena Williams might have been in Spain playing tennis, but she was getting more attention in the blogosphere for seventy seconds of a leaked rap song she made. The results sound like an amateurish impression of a collaboration between Missy Eliot and the Neptunes. The opening lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Review: Erasure at the Ogden Theatre, 9/27/11

    ERASURE at OGDEN THEATRE | 09/27/11Like two ethereal beings dropped from the glittery synthpop heavens, Vince Clarke and Andy Bell's slim and nimble figures made larger-than-life-appearances last night at the Ogden Theatre. Legions of fans stood in polite awe as Bell sashayed his way through Erasure ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    The Anthology of Rap: Decipher the lyrics that stumped the editors and win Yo! MTV Raps cards

    ​This week's cover story, "Word," recounts the creation of The Anthology of Rap, the scholarly catalogue of rap lyrics co-edited by CU-Boulder professor Adam Bradley. The story details the challenge of figuring what, exactly, all those rappers are saying. A few of the quarter-of-a-million word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    10 weirdest music news stories of 2010

    ​2010 has been an aggressively weird year in music news. It seemed like no matter where we turned musicians were saying and doing the strangest damn things. From decrying the most popular thing in the world to talking people off of buildings, it was a wacky year to report. There was so much we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi 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?" 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Hammer vs Jay-Z: The top five dumbest and most pointless beefs in music history

    MC Hammer recently decided the best way to rekindle his once massive flame was to start a beef with Jay-Z in the way of diss track called "Better Run Run," boasting lines like, 'That boy tried to steal my swag/His finger prints all over the bag." While it might have sounded good on paper -- start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Pat Boone pounds his All-American meats for conservative causes launches November 1, so this photo will have to do for now, Boone fans.​Pat Boone, that icon of pure American goodness, has partnered up with a Colorado Springs company on a line of Pat Boone All-American Meats and will start selling his "delicious, tender, juicy, USDA, hand- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Super Freak Bandit ain't Rick James, bitch

    "Sample this, MC Hammer."​The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force has outdone itself this time. The office known for its clever names for at-large bank robbers has previously given us such memorable monikers as the H1N1 Bandit, the Tom Thumb Bandit, the Band-Aid Bandit and the recently cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Louise Chavez: Top 5 things as bad as getting a free breakfast instead of a $43 million jackpot

    It was almost her lucky day.​You know that song "Ironic" by Alanis Morrisette? The one with the lyrics that go, "It's like raaay-ay-aaaaaain on your wedding day/It's a free riiiiiiiiii-ide when you've already paid," and something about having ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife? ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    Q&A with Travis Egedy of Pictureplane

    Warren Bedell​A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy, who performs under the name Pictureplane, has been rapidly gaining the attention of popular underground bands from around the country for the last few years, most notably HEALTH who took Pictureplane on a national tour in March 2009. HE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    "Tulo jit 2 quit" and other cotton to express your Denver sports love

    I swear I don't work for DeRailed Ink, but I couldn't blame you for thinking so, considering the endless fawning I've done over their quirky sports-related T-shirts. I just happen to dig the designs, and want local sports fans to consider their options when shopping for gameday garb. This time, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Week in Review: 1/26/09 - 1/30/09

    In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 26 edition

    Look out below! Falling blogs! Today in Cafe Society: • Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs with ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Jay-Z sadly missing from inaugural soundtrack

    So I just flipped on the inauguration, a few minutes before Obama took the oath, and who do I see playing to usher in the 44th President, our first African-American president, the first president who acknowledges having Jay-Z on his iPod? Let me give you a hint. It wasn't Jay-Z. It wasn't Kanye (alt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    We Twitter, therefore we are

    MC Hammer Twitters. Why can't we? If it's good enough for MC Hammer, it's good enough for us: You can now find Westword on Twitter, where we'll bring you regular (and pithy!) updates on our latest concert reviews, breaking news, slide shows, event previews and whatever else we deem tweetable. Fin ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
  • Film

    April 17, 2008

    Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?

    Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No. 1.

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Rock On

    Comedian Chris Rock offers no apologies.

  • News

    March 8, 2007

    The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins

    Ben Schulz issued the battle cry that echoed across World of Warcraft.

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Boot Camp Clik

    Friday, July 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Mtley Cre

    Sunday, July 24, World Arena, Colorado Springs, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004



    Suit (Universal)

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Slick Rick

    Friday, September 17, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Culture

    June 10, 2004

    High School Confidential

    Sing it Loud, sing it proud.

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Fallen Angels

    Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass -- but not the sequel syndrome.

  • Culture

    July 4, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    What's the Word?

    Crossword-puzzler Al Sanders has had his ups and downs.

  • Music

    October 7, 1999


    Puff Daddy, Leo Kottke, Prince, Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines

  • Music

    November 5, 1998

    On the Good Foot

    Funkster Rick James learns how hard it is to remain hip.

  • Music

    November 20, 1997

    The Revenge of Guilty Pleasures

    Readers come up with their own list of songs that are so bad they're good.

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop.

  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Giving Until It Hurts

    Great musical moments in Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon history.

  • News

    February 29, 1996
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    March 8, 1995



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    August 24, 1994