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    November 25, 2014

    Global Dub Festival, 420 in the Streets, G-Eezy Shows Announced

    This year's Global Dub Festival, which features Excision, Zomboy and other acts to be announced, is at Red Rocks on Friday, May 15, and tickets ($39.95) are on sale now. 420 in the Streets, which will be held on Welton Street outside of Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, will features Method Man & R ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Lil Fresh Sam on Infatue and the new Cultiver Collection, now online

    Infatue's new line of ready-to-wear pieces, the Cultiver Collection, has arrived just in time for spring. Samantha Aragon is known as Lil Fresh Sam in the fashion community for her brand, Infatue, that she launched two years ago. Infatue is rising in popularity nationally with Method Man and B.O.B r ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    The ten best non-rap covers of rap songs

    In the past few years, it has become fashionable for non-rap artists to cover rap songs, and it's often with an overwhelming irony. Most of the time, though, the best covers are ones that take the tune seriously enough to create something that expands on the original in a creative way. Here are the ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 16, 2013

    The 4/20 party list: Where to get your, ahem, green on in Denver this holiday weekend

    This Saturday is poised to be the most celebrated day in our state's history, what with this being the first 4/20 since Amendment 64 was passed and all. Some of music's most heralded imbibers are being shipped in just to help the local stoners celebrate in style, from Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hi ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    LOW @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 3/29/13 Since its inception in 1993, Low has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings, like Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, Tarnation and Codeine, ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013
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    July 24, 2012

    The ten best green rooms in Denver and Boulder

    See Also: - Denver's ten biggest hipster bars - Boulder's five biggest hipster bars - Five best midsize venues in LoDo and Ballpark - Denver's ten best karaoke bars The green room is a mythical place to a lot of people, and rightly so: It's a closely guarded inner sanctum of sorts where artists chi ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    #ShitRappersSay on stage in Denver

    The next few days kick off what will no doubt be a summer of hip-hop shows to remember in the Mile High City: Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Talib Kweli (as Black Star) will be swooping through the town this weekend, as will Drake on his Club Paradise Tour, featuring J.Cole, Waka Flocka, 2Chainz, ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    Gil Scott-Heron, a bluesologist, cultural anthropologist and black icon

    Gil Scot-Heron is the modern day god-father of rap, although he held the title with ambivalence while he was still alive, insisting he was rather, a "bluesologist," someone who is concerned with the origin of the blues. Regardless, hip-hop, soul, funk and acid jazz were all influenced by the reality ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Sounds of Blackness: Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in history. Before being gifted with a guitar at the age of fifteen, Hendrix used a broom stick in place of the instrument that would later become his most beloved method of communication. Born Johnny Allen Hendrix in November 1 ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Here are your 2011 Denver #WebAwards music winners

    ​Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "music," which means Backbeat scribes report on the happenings in these areas, right here on Backbeat. These are the winners only; for a complete list of finalists go here: "Here are your 2011 Denver #Web ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Halloween Events: Great American Taxi, MiM0Sa and Designer Drugs (win tickets!)

    This weekend is huge. It's one of those, "If you aren't here, then you aren't having as much fun as me" kind of weekends. The deck is stacked with amazing things to do, so pick a card -- any card. We've got some passes to Designer Drugs at Club Vinyl to give away, so leave us a comment on a memorabl ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A Band of Horses date was just announced at the Ogden in September, Five Finger Death Punch is coming to the 1STBANK Center in October and Blitzen Trapper is due at the Fox in November. On local radio, the Still City, the Swayback and '57 Lesbian g ... More >>

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    January 30, 2011

    Raekwon at Summit Music Hall, 1/29/11

    Photo: Aaron ThackerayRaekwon last night at Summit Music Hall. See full slideshow.RAEKWONSummit Music Hall | 1.29.11 As with most shows put on by members of the Wu, who are largely moving about solo these days, whether it's Raekwon, or Ghostface, or the always touring Method Man, you expect them to ... More >>

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    January 23, 2011

    All-female Wu-Tang Clan cover group sells out Walnut Room, 1/22/11

    Stephanie Auld​ The first edition of Hip-Hop Covers, an all-female Wu-Tang tribute, was way beyond sold out. By the time the nine local MCs, poets and singers took the stage, the Walnut Room was at capacity, and there was a crowd of people waiting outside the door. It didn't matter if you wer ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Hip-Hop Covers: The Wu-Tang Clan tribute at the Walnut Room

    You're familiar with the Wu Tang Clan, we presume? Yeah? Meet the Ru Tang clan. Okay, that's not the name these ladies are going by, but it seems like a fitting enough handle seeing as how our own Ru Johnson is helping put together this very special show at the Walnut Room this Saturday, January 2 ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Astronautalis on over-the-top comparisons, hip-hop's progression and fans "getting it"

    ​Andy Bothwell, aka. Astronautalis, has oft times been labeled as the Tom Waits or Hunter S. Thompson of underground hip-hop. Like many others in his position, he began honing his skills in high school, battling on corners while climbing rank amongst industry-friendly peers. His unhurried and ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Roger Waters, the Dead Weather, Gogol Bordello & Primus shows announced

    ​As part of The Wall's thirtieth anniversary, Roger Waters is bringing the Pink Floyd rock opera in all its epic glory to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, November 23 with a new band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production. Waters has performed The Wall, which is still among the Top 5 best ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Psycho

    ‚ÄčEvery Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    From Mile High to Monolith, breaking down Denver's summer music fests

    The Mile High Music Fest returns to Dick's with Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray. With so many music festivals to fill up your summer and drain your pocketbook, we put together a handy rundown of Denver's fests, in order of their appearance on your calendar. Which are you looking most forward to ... More >>

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    August 25, 2008

    The blog shortcut, August 25 edition

    The Flobots' Jamie Laurie. Not every blog posted on our site today is DNC-related -- but it's not for a lack of trying. Backbeat Online offers a take on the big 3Oh!3 show at the Fox Theatre at which a bunch o' new bandmembers debuted. The critique is a convention-free zone -- but not so word of ... More >>

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    August 25, 2008
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    July 29, 2008

    This Just In: Week of 7/31 - 8/6

    Photo: Brian Folkins Jason Mraz hits the Fillmore on October 27. Check here for the most up-to-date concert information. Every Tuesday, we'll post the most recent concert announcements, and whenever we get word of any concert cancellations or postponements, we'll pass that info along to you, as we ... More >>

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    January 4, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Wu-Tang Clan

    8 Diagrams

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    January 4, 2007

    Rap Sheet

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006.

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    February 17, 2005

    The Hustler

    DJ Clinton Sparks has become a rising star by working harder than anyone else.

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    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

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    September 19, 2002


    Ming & FS want to do it all -- at exactly the same time.

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    July 25, 2002

    Playing It Cool

    When it comes to hip-hop career longevity, LL Cool J knows that size matters.

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    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    August 16, 2001

    One Size Fits All

    Roni Size is dedicated to moving forward, and boundaries be damned.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    April 6, 2000

    MC Paul Barman

    It's Very Stimulating

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    February 10, 2000



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    January 13, 2000

    Swept Away

    Chief Broom disbands; Dave Baker thinks big; the latest in music Web sites.

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    November 4, 1999

    A Bad Rap

    Terrell Davis throws down some rhymes, but can't complete the play.

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    October 7, 1999


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

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    May 20, 1999
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    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

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    April 2, 1998
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    July 31, 1997
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    May 23, 1996
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    December 27, 1995



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