RZA (Rapper)

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    October 28, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    THURS | DEVOTCHKA at GOTHIC THEATRE | 10/31/13 It just wouldn't be October without DeVotchKa's annual Halloween extravaganza. This year, the beloved Denver act is holding court at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 31, and the Boulder Theater on the following night, Friday, November 1. Shady El ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    October 26, 2012

    Raekwon Rocks the Vote at Auraria, 10/25/12

    RAEKWON @ ROCK THE VOTE ROAD TRIP / AURARIA | 10/25/12 "Whether there's twenty people or 2,000," said Raekwon, painfully aware of which side of that spectrum this small gathering was on, "I'm always gonna give it 200 percent." And he did, with grace. He spoke directly to the front row, despite the ... More >>

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    September 23, 2012

    GZA and Killer Mike at Summit, 9/22/12

    GZA @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 9/22/12 "I don't have a hypeman, so you're my hype man," Killer Mike tells the crowd two songs into his set. "So get hype, motherfuckers." The crowd is more than happy to comply. Opening with the first three songs from his new album, the emcee emits a raw energy on stage t ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

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    January 30, 2011

    Raekwon at Summit Music Hall, 1/29/11

    Photo: Aaron ThackerayRaekwon last night at Summit Music Hall. See full slideshow.RAEKWONSummit Music Hall | 1.29.11 As with most shows put on by members of the Wu, who are largely moving about solo these days, whether it's Raekwon, or Ghostface, or the always touring Method Man, you expect them to ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.

  • Film

    December 9, 2004


    Blade confronts the ultimate vampire, and geeks everywhere rejoice.

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    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    That's the Spirit!

    Jim Jarmusch shows he still has bite with Ghost Dog.

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    December 4, 1997
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    February 22, 1996

    Top of the Hill

    B-Real says Cypress Hill's message is still blunt.