The SXSW floodgates probably extend as far as Denver, and regardless this week brings an exceptionally strong crop of bands to town. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, subjects of a recent cover story in our sister paper in St. Louis, play the Gothic tonight. There are plenty more below.
Bummer news if you were planning on catching Slaughterhouse at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, April 1. The show has been canceled, and refunds are available wherever you purchased tickets. According to the folks at AEG, the outfit has postponed its tour to focus efforts on finishing its forthcomin ... More >>
FRI | DELTRON 3030 at 1STBANK CENTER | 11/15/13 Deltron 3030 isn't so much a group or an album as it is a mode of thought, and there are few hip-hop albums (or albums of any genre, for that matter) with the cinematic quality of this group's self-titled debut. Dan the Automator created deeply textur ... More >>
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 8/10/13 If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrument ... More >>
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | FRI, 8/23/13 The America's Most Wanted Festival features some of the most talented and successful artists to come out of the South in a long time, including Lil Wayne, whose name speaks for itself and whose March album I Am Not a Human Being II has ... More >>
Whether it's been b-boys clashing, graf artists battling or MCs matching wits, hip-hop has always been competitive. These days, the MC has taken preeminence, and the crews are more commercial. Often, they manifest as labels, but sometimes they exist less formally as collectives, such as Wu-Tang or O ... More >>
If you're in Austin right now at SXSW, we envy you (if only for the music you're getting to see right now; weather wise, we're stuck in the majestic Mile High City where it's, oh, a brilliant 64 degrees right now). As grizzled SX vets, we also trust that you're either A) completely overwhelmed if ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Boom! That's our first reaction to the Shady Records lineup for this year's SXSW. Take a look at the poster. Look closer. Uh-huh. There it is, right there: Next to all the boldfaced names, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse and a Get Rich or Die Tryin'-performing 50 Cent, is Denver's own Foodchain. These guys ... More >>
Jason Paul RobertsKalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp Massive props are due to Kalyn Heffernan and Wheelchair Sports Camp, who have earned the rare, career defining distinction of being on the cover of our sister paper, the Village Voice in New York City. The cover, of course, advances ... More >>
Friday, December 12, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
D12 looks to get out from underneath Eminem's shadow.