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Raphael Saadiq

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The five best shows in Denver this week

    There are some excellent shows in town this week as we lead up to Fourth of July weekend, including Fitz & the Tantrums two-night stand at the Ogden Theatre, Sarah McLachlan at Red Rocks, as well as Zeds Dead and Dada Life co-headlining at Red Rocks.

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    September 25, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Local hip-hop acts pick their favorite Tribe tracks and muse on the influence of Q-Tip

    This Saturday, some of the hottest local talent will be getting busy on fifteen stages throughout the Golden Triangle for the annual Westword Music Showcase. After the Showcase wraps, Q-Tip, hip-hop's premiere rapping, producing, trendsetting, superstar will rock a rare DJ set at City Hall Amphithea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Fitz & the Tantrums, Machine Head and more

    For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    Fitz & the Tantrums

    Sunday, January 15, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.

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    June 30, 2011

    Round two with Trattoria Stella's Valentino Ujkic

    Lori Midson​ Valentino Ujkic Trattoria Stella 3201 East Colfax Avenue 303-320-8635 http://trattoriastella.squarespace.com This is part two of my interview with Valentino Ujkic , executive chef of Trattroria Stella. Part one of that interview ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 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: In concert news, the Avett Brothers announced another Colorado date on July 8 at the Boulder Theater the night before their sold-out Red Rocks show, the FMQB Triple A Conference is returning to the Fox, Diana Ross is due at Wells Fargo in Septemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 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: In concert news, INXS is coming to the Ogden in July, Lil Wayne's coming to Comfort Dental in August and Steve Earle is due at the Ogden in September. On local radio, Force Publique, Signal Path and Bop Skizzum got some spins. Meanwhile, at our l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 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: In concert news, INXS is coming to the Ogden in July, Lil Wayne's coming to Comfort Dental in August and Steve Earle is due at the Ogden in September. On local radio, Force Publique, Signal Path and Bop Skizzum got some spins. Meanwhile, at our l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp checks in from Austin

    Photo Roadies​ Wednesday March 16, 8 p.m. Kalyn here from Wheelchair Sports Camp writing about our very first trip to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas! Sitting here in the back of my van while the girlfriend drives us to Austin from the town of Denton, where we played two nights ago. The ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Grammy 2011: Five performance collaborations we're rooting for

    ​The 53rd ceremony to determine the absolute best music! It's Grammy time, people, when we all leap off our couches to buy that Lady Gaga album from 2009 once we all realize it's the best album of 2010. But seriously: the only people paying attention to who wins are people betting on it. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Lollapalooza lineup revealed. Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga among the headliners

    This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    We Are the World 25/2010 performers pull off impressive performance

    All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    We Are the World 2010: List of performers seems a little underwhelming -- the idea is to get people to buy the song, right?

    Our friends over at CNN just posted a partial list of performers appearing on the "We Are the World" remake. From the looks of it, we put more thought into this whole thing than the organizers did. Okay, sure, there were a handful of bona fied stars that took part -- and we're assuming they've be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    "Ghetto Golf:" The new title from a Tony! Toni! Tone! singer's Denver-based videogame company

    So this is ... odd. Raphael Saadiq, a former singer from Tony! Toni! Tone! -- the California R&B group that serenaded most of my middle-school-dance makeout sessions -- apparently has a Denver-based videogame company called Illfonic. And that company has apparently created a videogame called "Ghetto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    U2 top seller at Twist & Shout

    U2 and Neko Case nabbed the top two spots for the second week in a row on Twist & Shout's bestseller list for the week ending March 15. Madeleine Peyroux's new album, Bare Bones, which was released last week, Raphael Saadiq's The Way I See It and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band's The Whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    So What! back at Sengers on the Fax tonight!

    Photo KUVOWhen DJ K-Nee and Style-N-Fashion started doing So What! The Club back in 1993, at the old City Spirit Cafe on 15th and Blake, the point was to get away from the straight-up club music and hip-hop of the usual DJ scene, and focus on jazz-influenced cuts and rare grooves. I remember scarfi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Animal Collective grabs top spot on Twist & Shout's top seller list

    Animal Collective's latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, which was released last Tuesday on Domino, tops last week's seller list at Twist & Shout. The band's June 2 Boulder Theater concert was announced last week as well. Paper Bird, which has been on store's top sellers list for the last f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Locals Get Radio Play, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Young Buck

    LOCALS ONLY Local hip-hop artists and their fans rarely get to hear their music played on the radio. But in recent years, opportunities for local hip-hop artists to get their music on the air have grown immensely. Local hip-hop artists like Dent, Babah Fly, Catch Lungs, Infinite Minds, Deca and a h ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    True Colors

    Truth sets the record straight about her hefty lawsuit, her split with Dr. Dre, and what's next.

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Van Hunt

    Van Hunt (Capitol) The Soul of John Black (No Mayo)

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Shake It Up

    Kelis gives thanks to more than her mammaries.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

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

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    Dap-Dippin' With... (Daptone)

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Vision Quest

    Phife Dawg makes a solo stand in a post-Tribe world.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Diamond in the Rough

    Three urban luminaries make Lucy Pearl an R&B trio with star -- and staying -- power.

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