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 >>
Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Going through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week, we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining rap lyrics to f ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, amigos! We made it, and we've got another fine weekend of tunes to look forward to. From hip-hop and bluegrass to indie rock and southern rock, there's a variety of options, both local and national, to choose from. We've got all of the shows happening on the Front Range over ... More >>
PUBLIC ENEMY @ OGDEN THEATRE| 2/4/12 Flava Flav was in top form last night at the Ogden Theatre, from hamming it up informing everybody that Manny Pacquaio got knocked out in the sixth round to sharing the story of how he came to wearing the ever-present iconic clock around his neck. But it was whe ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, y'all. Breathe easy. You made it. Good Friday to you. And, oh, what a good Friday it is. Another stacked weekend of music awaits you. Just like the Broncos win streak continues, so does the steady stream of solid shows, whether you're hankering for some old-school punk or old ... More >>
Tons of concert news for you this morning: You've already heard about the Morrissey show this weekend being postponed and about Taylor Swift coming back to Denver next summer, but we've also got word of Green Day's 1STBANK show in February being postponed, K'nann show at the Gothic being cancelled, ... More >>
Sean Daley helped launch an empire when he co-founded Rhymesayers Entertainment, home to P.O.S., Brother Ali and, of course, his outfit, Atmosphere.The rapper otherwise known as Slug is an unstoppable force with endless vision and nonstop determination, which has helped make Rhymesayers one o ... More >>
As you know, MTV turned thirty this week, and man, oh man, what a three decades it's been. No matter who you are, or what side of the music spectrum you represent, the influence of Music Television on popular culture cannot be denied. This is true especially in the development of the hip-hop ... More >>
In case you haven't heard yet, Modest Mouse is working with Big Boi on its next album. Seriously. Yeah, we're having a hard time even trying to imagine what that's going to sound like. The news, however, did get us thinking about the ten of the best and rap/rock collaborations. You know Aeros ... More >>
Photo: Eric GruneisenPublic Enemy has, for upwards of 26 years, put out rousing music that incites the masses both in recording and live show. Last night at the Ogden Theatre though, the crew showed out as if they had something to prove. Don't call it a come back. They've been here for yea ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Sasquatch became the second major summer festival to announce its lineup last night. The George, Washington (kills us every time) indie-fest is always heavy on the hipster-bait, but this year is egregious. The top of the bill looks like this: Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, W ... More >>
After hitting South Africa and Australia in December and January, legendary hip-hop act Public Enemy makes its way to the Ogden Theatre for a co-headlining bill with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on Saturday, February 19. Jurrasic 5's Chali 2na opens the show. Tickets ($25) for the 16 and over ... More >>
Das Racist -- the dudes responsible for the genius/idiocy that is "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" -- are in town this Friday night for the Remedy Relief show at Casselman's with Pictureplane, Hollagramz, DJ Synergy, Peter Black, Kent Dub and Nikka T. We've got tickets with your name w ... More >>
Monday, October 18, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
In case you just joined us, Flobots are notorious when it comes to fighting injustice and standing up for the rights of all human beings. So it comes as no surprise, really, to discover that the act's outspoken frontman Jonny 5 has taken it upon himself to update Public Enemy's incendiary a ... More >>
I'm not going to lie: The first time I heard "Frontier Psychiatrist" I thought it was one of the most annoying songs I'd ever heard. This was because it was released in the year 2000, when I was working at shitty chain record store and being pummeled with the likes of The Crystal Method, The Prodigy ... More >>
Gotta love Denver, man. At the risk of sounding like a homer, the creativity here is invigorating. It seems cats are constantly striving to come up with compelling ways to put on shows, Stand By Your Band at the hi-dive, Denver Does Denver and now Hip-Hop Bites Back, an idea whose time has truly com ... More >>
Thursday, October 25, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Fast reviews of recent releases
For just pennies a tune, you can build a primo music library and support free enterprise in Russia.
Drums of Death (Thirsty Ear)
This Island (Strummer/Universal)
White and bright, Sole emerges as independent hip-hop's newest anti-hero.
Heaven & Earth Compilation (D.U.G. Entertainment)
God's Son (Columbia)
XX (Universal/Filthy Hands)
As the Smut Peddlers, members of the High and Mighty hip-hop crew find new life in porn.
Let's Get Free
Pinning down Wyclef Jean, one of hip-hop's hottest commodities.
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