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    August 19, 2014

    Denver Psych Fest Proved the Diversity of Denver's Modern Psychedelic Music Scene

    Spread across two venues two blocks apart, four stages between them, Denver Psych Fest, in its second year, proved a memorable experience. The walk between the Larimer Lounge and the Savoy Events Center -- as well as the Big Wonderful Sustainability Park between them -- was easy to navigate, and th ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Leftovers, pumpkin beers and Black Friday highlight our weekly craft beer calendar

    Zephyr Brewing isn't the first would-be brewery in Colorado to try crowdfunding as a way to raise money for equipment, operating capital or aesthetic elements. But it is the first to go with CrowdBrewed, a relatively new crowdfunding site that was created just for the craft brewing industry. Zephyr, ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesday: Saleswomen Ashley Warmington on her concert style

    Street fashion can pull inspiration from a variety of sources. This is especially true for womenswear, because ladies have more fashion options -- as shown by Ashley Warmington, the Volkswagen saleswomen we recently spotted stylishly stepping out to see Muse at the Pepsi Center. Read on to learn whe ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Angela Heath on her Hawaiian look

    With all the rain pouring over Denver recently, you'd think everyone would be wearing raincoats and holding umbrellas. But Angela Heath is a refreshing exception. A Denver native who'd lived in Hawaii and recently moved back to town, Heath knows how to handle a wet climate. Keep reading to learn whe ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Hey, Kanye, that Notorious B.I.G. track being used to hype Taco Bell: Selling out or buying in?

    This past weekend at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Kanye West went on a rant about selling out. Apparently, he now hates the Grammys, corporations and possibly the new Justin Timberlake song. Ironically, the self proclaimed "Louis Vuitton Don" saw absolutely no conflict of interest in calling out art ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Dom Kennedy at Larimer Lounge, 12/03/12

    DOM KENNEDY @ LARIMER LOUNGE |12/03/12 Dom Kennedy hit the stage to a packed house at the Larimer Lounge last night, and, riding a wave of nostalgia, he urged, "If you're a '90's baby, put ya hands up." Rocking a fitted Dodgers hat and Stanford hoodie and backed by his OpM crew, Kennedy wooed the c ... More >>

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    September 23, 2012

    DJ Premier and Pete Rock at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 9/22/12

    DJ PREMIER & PETE ROCK @ CERVANTES' | 9/22/12 At the end of their set last night at Cervantes', DJ Premier's Houston Astro's hat was dripping with sweat, while Pete Rock appeared to have barely broken one. Over the course of their set, though, the two matched wits furiously playing through the genr ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Purity Ring's Corin Roddick on the unlikely impact of Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child

    See also: Purity Ring at Larimer Lounge, 8/29 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    What's in your bag? Local artist ASiEL and visitor Brooke Dawson look out of this world!

    The summer continues to be a scorcher, and while many of us are too hot to do anything useful, cooler heads are using this time to plan ahead for the future. Take a look at this week's street-style subjects, who prove that you can be productive and look good at the same time. See also: - Denver mus ... More >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Coachella 4/20: Let's talk about weed

    See also: *The Best of Coachella: Friday, April 20 *Our Complete Coachella Coverage Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of our editor, Ben Westhoff, wh ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012
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    December 21, 2011

    Girl Walk // All Day director Jacob Krupnick on the mash-up of Rick Ross and ballet

    Girl Walk // All Day star Anne Marsen​It's like a mash-up of mash-up: The film Girl Walk // All Day takes the manic moods of remix master Girl Talk's 2010 record, All Day, and pairs it with a story of Girl and her city, told through dance. In advance of tomorrow's screening at the Denver Fil ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    The 50 worst sports movies of all time

    Slap Shot 2: Number 28.​The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Monte Carlo is this week's most ridiculous trailer

    ​Mo money mo problems, the Notorious B.I.G. posthumously noted back in the late '90s -- and for him, it was certainly true: By the time he said it, he was, after all, dead. Another way of putting that is that money can't buy happiness -- in fact, it probably does the opposite -- and that's pre ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    La Toya says Michael Jackson was murdered: Top five other music myths and conspiracies

    ​In an interview with CNN yesterday, La Toya Jackson stated rather bluntly that she believed her brother was murdered. "I would never, ever think differently," she said. "Michael told me that they were going to murder him." It's not that outrageous of a claim, but it's also one of those things ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Curren$y Jet Life Tour at Summit Music Hall, Trademark da Skydiver and more, 5/21/11

    Photo by Kate LevyCurren$y at the Summit Music Hall this past Saturday night CURREN$Y Trademark da Skydiver • Young Roddy • Smoke DZA Fiend • Corner Boy P • Monstabeatz 05.21.11 | Summit Music Hall View Curren$y at Summit Music Hall slideshow To paraphrase Katt Williams: "If you don't mes ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    The Anthology of Rap: The hip-hop soundtrack to go along with this week's cover story

    ​This week's cover story, "Word," tells the extraordinary tale behind The Anthology of Rap, released last year to high praise and a bit of heated debate. The Westword story focuses on Anthology co-editor and CU-Boulder professor Adam Bradley, a hip-hop academic whose own narrative is as compel ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Tupac biopic finally gets the greenlight. Here's five ideas for who should play him.

    ​After being held up by years of litigation from Afeni Shakur-Davis, the mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur, the film depicting the rapper's life has finally been given the green light. Literally years in the making, the production company Morgan Creek has been mired in legal wranglings with ' ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Chef and Tell, part two: Zengo's Clint Wangsnes

    Lori Midson​ Clint Wangsnes Zengo 1610 Little Raven Street 720-904-0965 This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Clint Wangsnes, chef of Zengo. Read part one of that Q&A. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: I have high expectations of all of my staf ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Ghostface at Summit Music Hall, 11/06/10

    Aaron ThackerayGhostface​ GHOSTFACE With Sheek Louch • Frank Dukes • Black Pegasus • Liquid Assassin 11.06.10 | Summit Music Hall Ghostface swooped through Denver over the weekend for a performance at Summit Music Hall with Sheek Louch, Black Pegasus and Liquid Assassin. The venue, wit ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Last Night: Matt and Kim light up the Ogden Theatre - 9/24/10

    OMG, it's Matt and Kim! Last night at the Ogden.Matt and Kim • So So Glos • Picture Plane 09.24.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver The hyper-positive drum-and-keyboard duo of Matt and Kim: From playing DIY art spaces to packing grand old joints like the Ogden Theatre, you have to wonder how much bigger ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    What are Jay-Z's 99 problems? We know a bitch ain't one.

    ​ It's well known an this point that Jay-Z (appearing tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sound Tribe Sector 9, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy) has 99 problems, and a bitch, most certainly, ain't one. Curiously, though, until now, no one's really taken a hard look at just what Hova's 99 problems are ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Neil McIntyre collabs with Kurtis Blow

    It was all a dream. I used to read Word Up magazine... Right about now, Neil McIntyre can relate to the sentiments in the opening lines of "Juicy," as Biggie Smalls reflects on the framers/heroes that came before him. McIntyre, we just found out, traded verses with rap legend Kurtis Blow on a brand- ... More >>

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    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Paid Dues Festival @ Fillmore Auditorium

    Paid Dues Festival featuring De La Soul Friday, June 13, 2008 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: The wack hip-hop at KS107.5’s Summer Jam Eleven hip-hop artists in six hours: Could you ask for a better night? Not to mention, Denver is only one of four cities slated to get the Festival -- and even ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    May 24, 2007

    Girl Talk

    Gregg Gillis cant understand what all the fuss is about.

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    February 2, 2007

    Remember Darrent Williams

    Remember Darrent Williams this weekend. The Denver Broncos didn't make the playoffs, much less the Super Bowl, but the Mile High cornerback with the frohawk who was shot to death on January 1 deserves some recognition from da Bears, the Colts, the NFL and all fans. The stage is set, the world will ... More >>

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    No Kidding Around

    Kid rocks, the Colorado Convention Center doesn't.

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down With Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party.

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    January 12, 2006
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    February 3, 2005

    Tupac's Mom Remembers

    Tupacs mom, Afeni Shakur, makes peace with the artists legacy alive.

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of March 11, 2004

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Ready to Reload

    After five years, Gang Starr reclaims its place in the hip-hop pack.

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Fighting the Power

    Rapper Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying.

  • Film

    September 13, 2001

    Rough in the Diamonds

    Hardball doesn't hit a homer, but it's not a total strikeout.

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    The Need for Weed

    By aiming for the lowest common denominator, Up in Smoke went over like gangbusters.

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Sweet Emotion

    Hip-hop rock-fusionist band Rainbow Sugar believes it's a Wonderful life.

  • Music

    October 7, 1999


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

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    The Wide World of Rap

    Exploring the endless variety of today's hip-hop.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    The Return of Superfly

    One of the best albums of the Seventies is more timely than ever.

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

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

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Flop Mart

    U2 brings its carnival to Denver--and Denver shrugs.

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    April 24, 1997
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    April 24, 1997
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    April 17, 1997
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