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    March 12, 2014

    Frank Ocean tells Chipotle to "Fuck Off" on a check he hasn't actually delivered [Update]

    Update, 3/12: Frank Ocean has now delivered a check for the full $212,500 to Chipotle. But it wasn't the one posted to his tumblr on Monday, on which he'd written a certain colorful greeting. "Curiously, the memo line was blank," says Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold. Original post follows... Fran ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIEZ at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if torn out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music such as theirs, substance takes a back ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Mr. T or Ice-T: Who said it?

    Government shut down got you down? There, there, friend. Rest easy. Forget about the Tea Party upheaval for a minute. There's more pressing T's to cross right now, like seeing you an figure out which T said what from the quotes below. Now this quiz isn't as random as you might think. Laurence Turead ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The best rap shows in Denver in October

    TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIES at CERVANTES OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if they tore themselves out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music like theirs, substance t ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The best shows in Denver this weekend

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | FRI-SUN, 8/29/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day e ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The best rap in Denver in September

    KID CUDI & TYLER, THE CREATOR @ RED ROCKS | MON, 9/16/13 Kid Cudi headlines this all-star lineup fresh off the release of his most recent, polarizing release, Indicud. Though his decision to self-produce has rubbed some the wrong way, he remains one of the premier hookmen in the rap game. Tyler, the ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Horrorcore: From Esham to Hopsin, a look at the history of rap's most terrifying subgenre

    When somebody bathes in blood and guts, swings from hanging bodies or sews together dismembered parts -- that's horror. And so naturally when rappers embody this realm, it's called horrorcore. But true horror is more than blood and guts; it is bewilderment in happenings that occur beyond an ordinar ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ADAM ANT @ OGDEN THEATRE | WEDS, 7/24/13 Adam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 58, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from year ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Which hip-hop crew is the dopest?

    Whether it's been b-boys clashing, graf artists battling or MCs matching wits, hip-hop has always been competitive. These days, the MC has taken preeminence, and the crews are more commercial. Often, they manifest as labels, but sometimes they exist less formally as collectives, such as Wu-Tang or O ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in July

    MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 6/22/13 Following in the footsteps of fellow Pittsburgh native and Taylor Allderdice graduate Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller is well known for making feel-good music. His breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit), an homage to the notably dark Larry Clark fi ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Tyler, The Creator Boulder: Free Fox Theatre show draws police in riot gear to control crowd

    Update, 10:37 p.m.: Charles Trowbridge spoke with the 22-year-old manager at Jimmy John's, who declined to give his name. According the manager, he was indeed trying to clear people away from the front of the store when someone from the crowd began yelling at him. The manager says he tried to lead t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Action Bronson on how he and Alchemist wrote Rare Chandeliers underwater while scuba diving

    Before he gained notoriety as an MC with his 2011 studio debut Dr. Lecter, he was well respected as a New York chef (his lyrics are still garnished with references to foods of all sorts). But while he shares a profession with Raekown, another well known New York Chef, the Wu-Tang member he most freq ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Flying Lotus on how J Dilla really did change his life by making music that was deep and heartfelt

    Flying Lotus is one of the most innovative electronic producers out right now. Born Steven Ellison but better known these days by his stage handle, the L.A.-based artist began making beats at the age of fourteen, and with his omnivorous taste in music, he's gone on to create lush, detailed music wit ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    A$AP Rocky at the Ogden Theatre, with Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q, 10/16/12

    A$AP ROCKY @ OGDEN THEATRE | 10/16/12 A$AP Rocky walked onto the stage with his crew in tow, ski mask over his face, looking like some radical of ill repute. Odd Future and Pro-Era have pulled the same stunt, only more effectively. The rapper invigorated the Ogden immediately with overwhelming ener ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 21-23

    Hola, amigo! Welcome to the weekend! A massive amount of musical goodness awaits you this weekend, the first of this fall season. Whatever you feel like getting into, there are a ton of shows to choose from, whether you're looking for metal, rock, hip-hop or just want to party down like there's no s ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    New Colorado Concerts: Kreayshawn at the Fox, Sleigh Bells at the Boulder Theater and more

    See also: - Alanis Morissette, State Radio, Adventure Club and more - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive and more - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    New Denver Concerts: Alanis Morissette, State Radio, Adventure Club and more on sale Friday

    See also: - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    New Denver Concerts: Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more

    See Also: - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead t ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    New Denver Concerts: Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more

    See Also: - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins an ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    New Denver concerts: The Who at Pepsi Center, New Order at 1STBANK, the Script and more

    See Also: - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinos ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows

    See Also: - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    4/20 in Denver events list: Take a hit from these

    It's Friday, April 20, and though you may or may not have a job, we're going to get you high today. Okay, maybe not. But we are going to tell you where people in Denver will be celebrating getting high, medicated and everything in between. Below, we've compiled a list of some of the biggest events a ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Watch: Video of Tupac hologram at Coachella performing with Snoop Dogg, "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted," from All Eyez on Me

    Tupac at Coachella. While there were plenty of memorable performances and an equal number of WTF moments at the first weekend of this year's Coachella, there's only one from last night that we guarantee everyone is talking about this morning, and It happened early this morning around 12:30 or so our ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Taylor Swift and The Hunger Games top Adele and One Direction this week

    Lots of noise on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the past two weeks, and it hasn't been from Adele...for once. Last week, newcomers One Direction made history as the first British import with a number-one album debut -- neither the Spice Girls nor the Beatles had albums ever debut at number one in ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

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

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, Umphrey's Mcgee and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Sh ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW coverage ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Photos: Odd Future at the Fox Theatre, 3/11/12

    LA's Odd Future and its approximately 1,000 T-shirt designs and orange foam (middle) fingers came to Boulder's Fox Theatre last night for its third-ever Colorado show. Photographer Eric Gruneisen was there and brings back these photos of Odd Future last night in Boulder.

  • Music

    March 8, 2012

    Odd Future

    Sunday, March 11, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    February 14, 2012

    We pledge allegiance to the Funkadelic

    Parliament-Funkadelic gave birth to every single motley crew of funk and don't-give-a-fuck all-stars we love so much. Funkadelic, of course, begat Public Enemy, which then begat the Wu-tang Clan, which then begat Odd Future, etc. Ask not what the funk can do for you, but what you can do for the funk ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Odd Future at Fox Theatre in Boulder on 3/11

    Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has announced its upcoming North American tour dates. The act is returning to the scene of the crime, as it were, on Sunday, March 11, to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, which as you might remember, was the first place the act played in Colorado last fall. The Fox appe ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 21, 2011

    Ten best hip hop shows of 2011 in Denver

    Eric GruneisenTyler, the Creator at the Ogden Theatre this past October​There were so many hip-hop shows and concerts this year, it was hard to keep count. The shows of note, though, were bangers and crowd pleasers and showcased dynamic artistry. With so many epic moments (?uestLove and Jazzy ... More >>

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    November 26, 2011

    Review: Hopsin at the Bluebird, 11/25/11

    HOPSIN at THE BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/25/11Hopsin is a rowdy young man from Los Angeles who is mad at everyone, from the wife of late rapper Eazy-E to Lupe Fiasco. Some, for good reason, others possibly for shock value. No matter, the crazy-eyed rapper stormed the stage at the Bluebird last night with ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Photos: Foo Fighters, Odd Future, X, OFF!, Misfits and Melt Banana over the weekend

    They don't call it Rocktober for nothing. There was no shortage of options this past weekend: Foo Fighters at the Pepsi Center, Odd Future at the Fox and at the Ogden Theatre, X at the Summit Music Hall, OFF! at the Marquis Theater, Melt Banana at the Larimer Lounge, Misfits at the Summit and Chrome ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Foo Fighters put up their dukes, X marks the spot in Over the Weekend slideshows (PHOTOS)

    This weekend was all about the music in these parts, and Westword's photography crew captured the action. Check out art galleries featuring the Foo Fighters at the Pepsi Center, X at Summit Music Hall, Odd Future at the Fox Theatre and more at our burgeoning slideshow page.

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    October 10, 2011

    Review: Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All at the Ogden Theatre, 10/9/11

    ODD FUTURE at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/11Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All does not give a fuck. Clearly. These cats are out to pillage, plunder and wreak mass hysteria and mayhem. Judging from the crowd's frenzied reaction at the Ogden last night, which included some kids flinging themselves from the ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Chromeo, Lupe Fiasco, X, St. Vincent, Odd Future and more on tap this weekend

    Rocktober is living up to its name so far, especially this weekend: On Friday, Chromeo electrifies the Ogden, while Frank Turner throws down at the Marquis and Lupe Fiasco raps at the Fillmore. On Saturday, there's some agonizing decisions to make between seeing OFF!, which features Circle Jerks fro ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Odd Future

    Saturday, October 8, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Sunday, October 9, Ogden Theatre, www.axs.com

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    September 14, 2011

    Insane Clown Posse vs Odd Future: Without Google, can you pick who's who from the lyrics?

    ​If you look at both Insane Clown Posse (due at the Ogden on September 29) and Odd Future (due in Denver/Boulder next month), you could easily mistake them for being on the same label. Besides the face paint, they have so much else in common: Both groups are loved/hated and take their lyrics a ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Sex, drugs and rap: A first look at "BBHM$," Cobraconda's porntastic, very NSFW video

    Bitch better have my money... or else.​Judging solely from its new video for "BBHM$" (Bitch Better Have My Money -- what else would it stand for?), Cobraconda is a rap duo that essentially fucks bitches, does drugs and gets money. On "BBHM$," which is brimming with drugs, tits and tattoos, Gra ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Smashing Pumpkins Denver date: Ogden Theatre on October 10, tix on sale next Saturday

    Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre 10/10/11​Smashing Pumpkins fans, rejoice! Billy Corgan and company are coming back to Denver on Monday, October 10 at the Ogden Theatre. As if the Ogden's calendar for October wasn't already stacked enough, the Pumpkins have been added to an impressive li ... More >>

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    August 3, 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: Tyler, the Creator himself confirmed the two local Odd Future dates in October we mentioned, we also got word of the official onsale date for the three Ween shows we told you about, and learned Duran Duran is coming to the 1STBANK Center. On local ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011
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    July 25, 2011

    Odd Future due at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 8 and Ogden on Sunday, October 9

    Dang, dude. Shit just got hella interesting. Word on the street is that Odd Future is slated to make its Colorado debut at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 8, and its Denver debut at the Ogden Theatre on Sunday, October 9. That's right, the night before the Watch the Throne tour hits the Pepsi C ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Are white girl rappers the new black?

    KreayshawnKreayshawn this. Snow Tha Product that. These two white girl rappers are the talk of the hip-hop town right now. Both women are challenging society-driven stereotypes. Kreayshawn, of course, is the hard-core, smoked-out princess with swag "oozing out her ovaries," who was just signed by Co ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    I got a tattoo and accidentally affiliated myself with the East Oakland White Girl Mob

    My ratchet ho hairbrush​Tattoos are dumb. Ask my mom. Don't ask her, actually, because it isn't all tattoos that are dumb in her eyes, just my little girly clip art pieces and that giant weird dead cat thing my neighbor got tattooed on his calf. My brother has a whole arm full of banger graffi ... More >>

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