This Friday, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan is teaming up with DJ Premier to celebrate 4/20 with the legendary DJ Premier at the 420 Extravaganja this Friday, April 19, at HoodLab. This show marks the first time Raekwon and DJ Premier share a bill. We spoke with Raekwon about the prospect of performing ... More >>
On a chilly January afternoon in West Hollywood, the heavily tattooed singer Otep Shamaya can't hide her excitement for the release of Hydra, her namesake band's sixth studio album. In the testosterone-fueled genres of aggressive rock and heavy metal, it's not easy to be a lesbian singer, but Shamay ... More >>
Wednesday, March 13, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.
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 >>
Last night at Red Rocks, presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan held their optimistically titled Victory Rally at Red Rocks. More than 10,000 people reportedly showed up and thousands were turned away. Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins both played a batch of acoustic songs. According to Brandon Ma ... More >>
So as many people were stoked for the Romney/Ryan Victory Rally last night at Red Rocks (more than ten thousand folks reportedly showed up and thousands were turned away), not everybody was jazzed for the event, including a group of commenters. "Interesting that a dude who got his start in rap music ... More >>
Colorado is a swing state, apparently. Our vote will be key in helping decide who the next leader of the free world is. It's all up to us and some people from Ohio -- oh, and our, uh, meemaw in south Florida, evidently. Who knew, right? We only know this, of course, because we watch the Daily Show. ... More >>
By all accounts, the Beastie Boys performed in the Denver metro area ten times over the course of two decades, beginning with the act's first show at the Mammoth Events Center on Friday, February 13, 1987, and culminating with its Rock the Vote double bill at the Fillmore with Tenacious D on Monday, ... More >>
Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>
Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, is widely regarded as the pioneering "godfather of mash ups." Way back before Girl Talk or The Hood Internet were even out of high school, Sciacca was out there mixing everything from Rush and The Beastie Boys to Jane's Addiction and Jay-Z. He spit out hi ... More >>
Saturday March 21 - Day 4: So here we are. Our last day in Austin. Going to try and take it easy today, seeing as how we have to drive to L.A. tonight, but I'm sure we'll still get into some trouble. We've got a show at 9 p.m. tonight at Maggie Mae's rooftop, and it's our official SXSW showcase show ... More >>
Rick Astley will never give this award up Here's a handy guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were busy voting on Rick Astley as best act ever in the MTV Europe Music Awards. Thanks to your tireless efforts, the EMAs were successfully Rickrolled...
Photo: Chad Fahnestock Rock the Vote: The Beastie Boys and Tenacious D November 3, 2008 Fillmore Better than: Any other reason to miss Monday Night Football In case you haven’t heard, there’s an election today. Rock the Vote brought Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys to Denver to remind young ... More >>
Snoopy rocks the vote. This morning at around 5:30 a.m., I switched on Channel 9's morning show in the middle of an excerpt from a vintage Peanuts animated TV special that went on for several minutes without any commentary whatsoever. I wondered: Did anchor Gary Shapiro need to use the bathroom, p ... More >>
Tonight, the Beastie Boys and Tenacious D play the Fillmore Auditorium on behalf of Rock the Vote, an organization dedicated to, well, rocking the vote. But several hours prior to the gig, the five stars of the show -- B-Boys Mike Diamond (aka Mike D), Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Adam Yauch (MCA), p ... More >>
The press conference preceding Monday's Rock the Vote show with Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys was a strictly Q-and-A affair, which meant that the musicians hadn’t prepared anything to say, and the success of the event hinged on questions from the handful of journalists in attendance. Thankfully ... More >>
Axl Rose is displeased that people are actually hearing the long-fabled Chinese Democracy Here's a handy list of all the great content you might have missed this week while you were avidly following the story of the blogger who was arrested for leaking tracks from the Guns 'N Roses Chinese Democrac ... More >>
The Rock the Vote Denver 2008 show slated to take place this Friday afternoon at Sculpture Park has reportedly been moved to the Denver skate park. No word on why the show has been relocated, but were tipped off to the switch from one of the bands on the local-centric, post-DNC bill, which is free a ... More >>
Today started out like any other day: 6 a.m. coffee, a couple of smokes, some news and left overs from the night before. I turned on the TV and flipped to MSNBC, because that was the one big news network that I happened to see setting up Sunday afternoon by the train station. As soon as I turned it ... More >>
A willingness to make an ass of yourself is key to enjoying most things in life. The American Presidential Experience, an exhibit that fills a good chunk of the parking lot at Invesco Field at Mile High, is pretty much what you'd expect -- in a good way. The primary displays -- including a replica ... More >>
David Byrne visits the Buell Theatre October 12. Among the recent concert info we've received over the last week, a second Cheech & Chong was added and Eddy Grant's August 15 show at the Bluebird was canceled. Here's a rundown of the shows going on sale this weekend. For ticket information, click ... More >>
According reports filed by NME and the Washington Post, Kanye West is reportedly in talks with AT&T to perform at a party being thrown on behalf of Bono's One Campaign, a non-partisan organization whose primary mission is to raise public awareness in the areas of global poverty, hunger and disease. ... More >>
The January 17 Westword profile of Lupe Fiasco was based on a wide-ranging conversation – and the following Q&A preserves every word. The man born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco begins by discussing the three characters he created for his latest CD, The Cool, noting along the way that they represent pieces ... More >>
This insurgent hip-hop crew will move you by any means necessary.
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Roll over and play dead.
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