• Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Stylios Trachanas: Inside story of marijuana caregiver's gun beef, murder rap

    Earlier this week, we wrote about medical marijuana caregiver Stylios Trachanas's guilty plea to pot and weapons charges from the viewpoint of federal prosecutors, including a reference to a past murder conviction in Texas. But Trachanas's mother, Sharon Couch, says there's much more to the son she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Nominees announced for 5280 Hip-hop Awards, taking place this year at the Paramount Theater

    Marcus Gadison/ColorazziInnerstate Ike at last year's awards​Last year's 5280 Hip-Hop Awards was a spectacle in so many ways. Every single rapper, producer and videographer in the scene was on hand for the ceremony. This year's edition of the awards, slated for December 11, promises to be bigg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase: Backbeat scribes' travelogues

    Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Over the weekend: Put Yo Money Where Ya Mouth Is Finals

    Put Yo' Money Where Ya' Mouth Is battle Finals Saturday, February 20, 2010 The Walnut Room A.V.I.U.S. from 3 the Hardway and some other cats getting their cipher on on the back patio before the finals. They came, they rapped and somebody won -- that's pretty much the gist of Saturday night's unev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 13 edition

    Photo by Soren McCartyThat music was Boss. This town rips the bone from your back. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bruce Springsteen at Pepsi Center. • Record Store Day preview: Odds and sods, Blitzen Trapper-style. • Flobots' Jonny 5 rallies the troops for higher ed. • Mr. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Rap-Up: The Food Chain - another supergroup on the rise?

    There is so much talent in the Colorado hip-hop scene that when the community unites, it becomes that much stronger. A new super crew, The Food Chain, is emerging and they're looking to make a big splash in the local scene. The crew consists of producers Mass Prod, MoHeat, Mic Coats with contributio ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008
  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Elvis Costello

    Saturday, June 24, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 1-866-527-8499.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Teairra Mari

    Roc-A-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mar (Roc-A-Fella)

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Usually, the Morning After is all about regret. This one is filled with optimism.

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    The Beatdown

    The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 17th

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    The Plot Thickens

    A fear of development is growing in community gardens around Denver.

  • Music

    February 15, 1995