On the Western frontier, fur traders would rendezvous to barter goods and share ideas. Chef Kurt Boucher is now working to create a similar gathering place at the Rendezvous Cafe at the History Colorado Center, one that focuses on homegrown goods. "Basically we're Colorado-based," Boucher says of t ... More >>
In music, the term "remix" can mean a lot of different things, even in rap. But one of the most celebrated traditions in the rap industry is collecting verses from the hottest names in the game for a second go-around on a tried-and-true instrumental. On the one hand, you can wind up with a collectio ... More >>
DJ ISHE @ HOT 107'S TRICK OR BASS at GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 10/12/12 DJ Ishe (aka Nate Lappegaard) has been making music longer than most of his fans have been alive. Nearing his two-decade mark as a DJ, Ishe is one of the underdog producers in Denver who's helped propel the dubstep scene, and he's d ... More >>
See also: - Snoop Dogg at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 8/17/12 - Review: Snoop Dogg at Snowball, 3/3/12 - Review: Snoop Dogg at the Fillmore, 3/2/12 Artists do what they can to control their image, from their songs to their videos to their Twitter feeds and Facebook pages. They hire publicists. The ... More >>
And the shows just keep coming. Red Rocks, which is on pace for a record season this year, added a pair of dates from My Morning Jacket, while tickets for the Beach Boys show are finally going on sale. The biggest concert news this week is Nicki Minaj, who is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mil ... More >>
In the past two weeks, American Idol has eliminated two of its weaker contestants, Shannon Magrane last week and Erika Van Pelt last night. While we're sad to see them go (kind of), what we'd really like to see eliminated is the strange choice of music themes from week to week. A Billy Joel week(rea ... More >>
This week, we're celebrating the life of the late, great Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., who died fifteen years ago this week. One of hip-hop's most important teachers, Biggie Smalls, as he was affectionately known, empowered corner boys everywhere to tell the story of their struggle ... More >>
Mary J. Blige has the same pain and grit in her voice of having lived a very full life as artists like Billie Holliday, Etta James and others. For a burgeoning hip-hop generation, Blige's voice and signature style of taking a hip-hop beat and adding her soulful vibe to it so changed the sound of mus ... More >>
What's up, ladies?Last week, I ripped on camping. Because camping sucks. So what does someone do with her summer who doesn't choose misery as a vacation destination? Well, I cruise. Not cruise like the Cheesman Park kind of cruising (though, if you're interested in that, I will be happy to dr ... More >>
Bruno MedinaDelicous religious cleavage. We live for releases of controversial and eye-opening videos that cause a stir. And we're personally offended when one comes out that claims to be groundbreaking but just rips someone else off. We know it's hard for these new popstresses to come up wit ... More >>
Whoa, swag. Ashley Judd has made some pretty inflammatory statements about hip-hop, saying that hip-hop is the "soundtrack to misogyny" and insinuating that the genre's "abusive lyrics" perpetuate "rape culture." She's since backed away from her statement. Even so, once you get past the initi ... More >>
FIERCE!RuPaul might be the smartest man on the Internet. She dispenses advice to her Twitter followers (Ru says we shouldn't take our personal pronouns so seriously) on a daily basis that can actually be applied to one's regular old life. Yes, unlike the usual self-inflated shit that comes f ... More >>
Kevin Kain (aka Kevin Henderson) can typically be found posted up in the VIP area of the hottest clubs on any given weekend night, and occasionally a Thursday appearance at Club Vinyl's Reggae on the Roof.
Nyke Nitti (aka Nate Johnson and formerly known as Nyke Loc) is a veteran in the Denver hip-hop game. With over eight years of rap lore under his belt, he has watched the rise of some of the best who have helped shape the city's scene. From Innerstate Ike, whom Nitti has known since he was ... More >>
NOSAJ THING With Jogger • Toro Y Moi 11.20.10 | Bluebird Theater This is not a diatribe dedicated to hating on electronic music, music made via laptop, patchy synths or anything else that involves playing instrumentation off of a card table. This is simply a timeline of Saturday night's ... More >>
Lil Wayne (aka Lil Tunechi, Weezy, Bird Man Jr., Mr. Carter) -- Thank god you're finally free! It has felt like a decade has passed in the pop world since you've been at Rikers. The Black Eyed Peas/Will.I.Am reign of Billboard terror has continued, most recently enveloping one of your own. And ... 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?" So 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 ... More >>
DJ KAAOS stands apart from the crowd with his arms full of tattoos, toting stacks of record crates (which apparently require a dolly). As a DJ, he's fully committed to respecting the past, while also forging his way into the future with MF KAAOS (and no, that isn't an MF DOOM reference, in ... More >>
The Phillie Phanatic -- one of the more epic mascots in professional sports, maybe because it's a shaggy fat muppet -- outdid him/herself at a recent game, donning the Lady Gaga head-to-toe red gauze outfit. Cue "Bad Romance" and the rest ... well, you can see the video. The clip has been making ... More >>
Should millionaire T-shirt mogul Sunshine Megatron make Denver his new neighborhood? You be the judge.
Tap-dancing gets down at Macky Auditorium.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Aubrey Collins deserves to be at least The One.
New night, new faces
From the week of September 22, 2005
From the week of March 3, 2005
Denver's DA candidates take a seat in the docket.
Summiting the highest penthouse in the Mile High City.
Wasting away in Hookah-ville.
Pelecanos uses his crime fiction to address the plagues of inner-city life.
God's Son (Columbia)
Made, a wannabe mob comedy, won't be furthering any careers.
Still I Rise
The Notorious B.I.G.
New York's Ming & FS utilize the rhyme -- and the keyboard, sampler, turntable and guitar -- to create their own hip-hop heaven.
Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story.
Exploring the endless variety of today's hip-hop.
Jam X was a turntablist before turntabling was cool.
The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.
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