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  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Director Jeff Broadway on making Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records

    Known to hip-hop heads and vinyl connoisseurs as Peanut Butter Wolf, Chris Manak is a DJ and producer who founded the influential underground label Stones Throw Records. The new documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton tells the story of this nearly two-decade-old Los Angeles record label by exploring Wol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time: 50-26

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Akomplice makes clothes that raise consciousness -- and funds for kids in Africa

    Brothers Mike and Patrick Liberty are not just dressing people -- they're fighting global social problems with their Colorado-based clothing line, Akomplice. Their latest campaign is "The Children of Empada," which is helping to fund the education of children in Empada, an impoverished town in the A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Ten most enigmatic figures in hip-hop

    Sometimes there are figures in music whose mysterious and inscrutable magnetism transcends the music they make. More than musicians, they become cultural figures whose every move is analyzed every which way in an effort to figure out what's going on in that great gray matter, as Frank Ocean puts it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    The complete Denver music fan field guide

    Denver is known for its various species of beer geeks, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans. More and more it's becoming known for its music, and the varied climate of the scene cultivates a diverse cluster of fans, from metal heads to hippies to Juggalos. Here we have the complete Denver music fan f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The weekend's five best concerts: October 12-14

    Hola, muchachos! Welcome to the weekend! While the Great American Beer Fest and Sonic Blossom are probably the biggest draws this weekend in the Mile High City and the pickings are slightly slimmer than usual, there's still a great deal of music to choose from. As always, we have all of it listed in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The Walkmen's Peter Bauer: "Skrillex makes me feel like I don't understand what's happening"

    See Also: the Walkmen at Red Rocks with Florence the Machine, 7/25/12 The Walkmen's first album, Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone, came out ten years and two months before its latest -- and perhaps loveliest -- Heaven. For the greatest symbol of the band's change in perspective over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Brad Paisley's at the Pepsi Center in January, Salt-n-Pepa's at the Gothic in December and Donavon Frankenreiter comes to town in March. Air Dubai, In the Whale, Jen Korte and Saints got spins on local radio. And new and recent re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The 20 greatest geek albums

    ​If the geeks are really set to inherit the earth (that's the saying, right?), then it's time we highlight the musical offerings they have on the table. With Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart being released last week at PAX, it seems as good a time as any to look at our favorite albums about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    London riots: ten albums we'd have saved from the PIAS fire

    ​The riots in the U.K. destroyed a lot of things, but one dear to our hearts is the Sony distribution center that housed the bulk of one of the largest distro's in Europe, PIAS. On the August 9, looters torched the entire facility, destroying the inventory of over 150 labels, including the lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    The Pinyon's Theo Adley opens the coop on fried chicken, clucks about despicable Yelp "foodies" and reminisces about his time in "Le Weeds"

    Lori Midson​ Theo Adley The Pinyon 1710 Pearl Street, Boulder 720-306-8248 This is part one of my interview with Theo Adley, executive chef/owner of the Pinyon in Boulder. Part two of my chat with Adley will run in this space tomorrow. Theo Adley failed algebra three time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Daedelus on the influence of hip-hop and his fixation with Victorian clothing

    ​Daedelus (due tonight at Cervantes'), is Los Angeles's Victorian gentleman. Since emerging in 2001, the prolific producer has built a solid reputation in the electronic world for crafting symphonic tracks swelling with samples -- and he's always nattily dressed.

  • Music

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Placing odds on Danger Mouse's next collaboration

    ​Danger Mouse just announced he will be collaborating with Jack White, which makes White the billionth musician Danger Mouse has worked with after Beck, the Gorillaz, MF Doom, Cee-Lo, James Mercer, U2, the Rapture, Sparklehorse, Black Keys and, oh, just about everybody else. He's the hottest c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Nick Cave is supposedly penning The Crow remake -- here's five musicians we'd like to see tackle other movies

    ​Rumors have been swirling recently that Nick Cave may have signed on to rewrite the screenplay for The Crow remake (ouch that sentence hurts our heads). Cave is a favorite around here for his music, but we're a bit hard pressed to find anyone who's actually made it through a piece of his fict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 20, 2009

    My Morning Jacket top seller at Wax Trax

    My Morning Jacket's Celebración De La Ciudad Natal, a live EP recorded in Louisville and released especially for Record Store Day, was the top seller at Wax Trax for the week ending April 19. Death's 1974 demo, For the Whole World to See, which Drag City released in February, grabbed the number-two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Mono grabs top spot at Wax Trax

    Mono's fifth studio album, Hymn From the Immortal Wind, moved up from the third spot to the top of Wax Trax's best seller list for the week ending April 6. Dan Auberbach, Kylesa and MF Doom were also in the top five while local acts the Omens, Eyes & Ears grabbed spots in the top ten. See the fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Yo La Tengo's alter ego grabs top spot at Wax Trax

    Matador Records tried to pull a fast one by saying the Condo Fucks was a legendary New London, Connecticut trio that returned after a long hiatus from performing. The label also stated that a secretive Hoboken rehearsal was recorded and was released March 24 as the album Fuckbook, which just so happ ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009

    The Mighty Underdogs

    Thursday, March 19, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • 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

    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

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    March 16, 2006


    Friday, March 17, Gothic Theatre, 866-468-7621.

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    MF Doom

    Tuesday, December 6, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 10, 2005

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Danger Doom

    The Mouse and the Mask (Epitaph)

  • Music

    October 13, 2005


    Tuesday, October 18, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Doom's Day

    Daniel Dumile isn't having an identity crisis. It just seems like it.

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Soul School

    After fifteen years of the grind, De La Soul is still schooling folks.

  • Music

    May 13, 2004


    Madvillainy (Stones Throw Records)