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  • Film

    August 7, 2014
  • Calendar

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    New Denver shows: String Cheese Incident, Blizten Trapper, Buddy Guy, on sale this week

    String Cheese Incident returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night New Year's run on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31. Tickets ($56-$80/three-day passes $180) go on sale this Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Did Daft Punk "Get Lucky" with Pharrell, or vice versa? Examining Pharrell's ten greatest misses

    Before it was even released, "Get Lucky," the first single from Daft Punk's forthcoming album "Random Access Memories," set the world on fire. From the fan edits of the track to the sixty second commercial from Saturday Night Live to the album teaser from Coachella, "Get Lucky" generated more than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    A.J. Boik: Local artist launches Kickstarter to make custom portrait for victim's family

    Chris Bates's reaction to the Aurora theater shooting last summer was one shared by countless other Coloradans. "I felt this really strong urge that I had to do something," says the Fort Collins artist. But Bates was initially at a loss as to what. After listening to a talk about "art's ability to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Uri Caine on playing jazz and classical music

    Early in his career, pianist Uri Caine got to play with jazz legends like Philly Joe Jones and Hank Mobley. While Caine is a deft improviser and can play the hell out of bop, he's incredibly multi-faceted and also quite equally at home playing avant-garde, classical (Caine's released a number albums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    We've got another great month of jazz on tap for January with a number of great shows, including saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Freddy Cole (Nat "King" Cole's brother), who will be at Dazzle for two-nights, as well as dates from the Uri Caine Trio, the Latin Jazz All Stars and Greg Garrison, who ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Sounds of Blackness: Fishbone releases documentary in honor of Black History Month

    Fishbone, the self-described "disparate, all-black oddball crew," has released a documentary in honor of Black History Month. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is a brutally honest portrayal of one of the wildest and most influential black alternative bands in our culture. Fishbone began as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    #FreeQuesto: Leave ?uestlove alone, NBC! A petition and tell the 30 Rock brass to back off!

    ​Word on the street is the suits over at 30 Rock will now be censoring ?uestlove of the almighty Roots over that whole lyin' ass bitch incident with Michelle Bachmann, in which Questo subversively played the intro of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as the Republican presidential candidate made he ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011
  • Film

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Red Bull Thre3Style brings the battle to Boulder

    ​On the heels of last fall's thrilling battle at Beta, judged by ?uestlove and DJ Jazzy Jeff and featuring DJ magMANimous (DJ Vajra) against DJs from across the country, the Red Bull Thre3Style is making its way back to Colorado with the legendary DJ Craze in tow. If you haven't seen the lineu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Odd Future on Fallon: What the hell happened?

    ​Tyler The Creator and Hodgy Beats from LA shock rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All made an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. If you know anything about the group, it will come as no surprise that the performance was four minutes of sheer pandemonium, culmin ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Red Bull Thre3Style: magMANimous from Denver takes home bronze

    ​ RED BULL THRE3STYLE 10.09.10 | Beta, Denver, CO Red Bull has been steadily establishing a reputation for championing the artistic expressions of up and coming artists, and this evening was no different. At Beta this past Saturday night, the Red Bull Thre3Style brought ten DJs from across t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    DJ Jazzy Jeff and ?uestlove on Red Bull and playing digital versus carrying crates

    ​ This past Saturday night at Beta, during Red Bull's Thre3Style competition, celebrity judges ?uestlove and Jazzy Jeff closed the night out with a live drum and DJ peformance. Before the competition kicked off and before ?uestlove and Jazzy Jeff set the place on fire with their impressive fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase headliners: Meet Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

    Texas isn't big enough to contain Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. After signing with Atlantic records in 2008, the Dallas-based quintet quickly started making a name for itself across the country, touring with high-caliber acts like ZZ Top and the Black Crowes before releasing Pardon Me, i ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    The Robert Glasper Experiment

    Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Q&A with Robert Glasper

    ​Robert Glasper's latest Blue Note effort, Double Booked, shows just how well the pianist straddles the jazz and hip-hop worlds. While he flexes his jazz chops within the confines of an acoustic trio setting during the first half of the disc, he delves into more forward thinking hip-hop territ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with Ivy

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats 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 cocked and as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Catch Lungs, The Roots, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY Colorado rapper Catch Lungs started get his name buzzed about in the local scene when he started working with producers SP Double and Flawless as part of the Boostwell Crew last year. After separating from Boostwell this summer, he began working on his own mixtape, Food for the Famished, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: ManeLine, Hip-Hop Stars React to Obama win, Shakir Stewart Suicide, Mos Def

    LOCALS ONLY Since releasing their debut album, Til Then... last year, ManeLine, which consists of Mane Rok, InkLine and DeeJay Tense, have been on a tear locally doing show after show and even helping get monthly local hip-hop nights going at Herb’s Hideout (Everybody Eats) and the Marquis Theate ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Q&A with Al Green

    It’s hard to not to be a bit star-struck when Al Green starts singing the first verse of “Let’s Stay Together” on the phone from his home in Memphis, or even just talking to him. But Green has a way to make a guy feel at ease and about thirty seconds into our interview any anxiety this write ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Rearview: The Week In Review (5/24/08 - 5/30/08)

    Here's a wrap up of what you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were transfixed by the dustup between Radiohead and Prince over whether or not Prince has the right to cock block the release of video of his performance of Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella...

  • Music

    May 29, 2008

    The Roots

    Monday, June 2, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Q&A with Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson of the Roots

    The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Q&A With Erykah Badu

    In conversation, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu, the subject of a May 29 Westword profile, sounds regal and all-knowing even when her words seem to defy space, time, logic and just about everything else. It’s a neat (and fascinating) trick, which she demonstrates throughout the Q&A below.

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Al Green

    Lay It Down
    Blue Note

  • Music

    May 15, 2008

    The Roots

    Rising Down
    Def Jam

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    Christian McBride

    Friday, January 25, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 303-722-7994.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007
  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Prince

    Planet Earth
    Sony

  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    DJ Logic

    Friday, August 4, and Saturday, August 5, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2264.

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down With Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party.

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Brother, Brother, Brother

    Little Brother's new record takes hip-hop's stereotypes to task.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Love the Player

    Okayplayer.com is more than just a website. For some, it's a way of life.

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Kanye West

    The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella)

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Club Scout

    ?uestlove

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Common

    Electric Circus (MCA)

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Master Blaster

    Hip-hop loyalist and rock-and-roll revivalist Cody ChesnuTT has guitar, headphones -- and will travel to the center of your brain.

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Bilal

    1st Born Second (Interscope)

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Universal Man

    Cultural awareness, positivity and groove are all part of the Common cause.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Common

    Like Water for Chocolate
    (MCA)

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • News

    July 24, 1997
  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

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

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