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    June 13, 2014

    The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

    Summer was underway. It was. But just in case you were waiting to roll down the windows and put away your sweaters, the Ink Monstr pool party series kicks off on Sunday. There are shows for those of us no interested in thigh exposure as well -- Reckless Kelly is in town, as is moe. and Tech N9ne. Th ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    One label controls almost all of hip-hop, and that's a problem for music fans

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in June

    GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 6/22/13 When it comes to the history of hip-hop in the Dirty South, it begins with Geto Boys and their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced debut. The group had existed, though with a different cast, since '86, but it wasn't until the turn of the decade -- when it go ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Ten best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    NATHANIEL RATELIFF & NIGHT SWEATS @ BOULDER THEATER | 5/17 At this stage of his career, particularly in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble. Nonetheless, the limited-edition two-song seven-inch he produced for Record Store Day feels like a fresh and glorious reint ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    10. CLUTCH @ BLACK SHEEP | MON, 3/18/13 Clutch has dodged being saddled with a label, primarily because of the illusion of reinvention it's projected with each album. But the truth is that it's just an illusion. Clutch is set in its ways, yet all of its music sounds like bold experimentation -- even ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows this month

    The hip-hop, as you know, doesn't stop. It's a new month, which means there's another fresh batch of dope shows for you. And trust: March has plenty of freshness on tap, from revered elder statesmen like De La Soul, Naughty By Nature and GZA to newer cats like Tech N9ne, French Montana and Kendrick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Fresh Colorado hip-hop from Slam 1 with Tech N9NE, Trev Rich, TC Crook and Boss Goodie

    Alright, we've got another fresh batch of local hip-hop for you. Hope you're ready. We've got a Slam 1 collab with Tech N9ne from the Last Dragon mixtape, Trev Rich, the rapper formerly known as Rockie, reaches for new heights on a cut called "Top of the World," TC Crook laughs his hater's off, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Meet Jomeezius the Genius, and get to know the big personality behind the Guy Fawkes mask

    During beat battles, the mysterious man in the Guy Fawkes mask sometimes brazenly introduces himself by announcing, "My name is Jomeezius the Genius...and I'm not like these motherfuckers," just before winning over the complete adoration of the crowd by blending Nicki Minaj with the "Imperial March" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Tech N9ne, Eric Church, Creed, Rammstein and more

    Welcome to the weekend! A wide variety of musical options await you over the next few days: Tech N9ne returns to Colorado, his home away from home, for a show at the Fillmore, Eric Church stops by Red Rocks, Creed relives the '90s at the Paramount Theatre, Fear Factory shreds the Summit Music Hall, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Tech N9Ne at Fillmore on May 18

    Aaron ThackerayTech N9ne at Summit Music Hall last summer.​Tech N9Ne is coming back to Denver. Again. If it seems like he was just here, it's because he was. This past November. At the Fillmore Auditorium. And before that he was there in July. And December before that in Boulder. Tech N9Ne is ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    November 26, 2011

    Review: Hopsin at the Bluebird, 11/25/11

    HOPSIN at THE BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/25/11Hopsin is a rowdy young man from Los Angeles who is mad at everyone, from the wife of late rapper Eazy-E to Lupe Fiasco. Some, for good reason, others possibly for shock value. No matter, the crazy-eyed rapper stormed the stage at the Bluebird last night with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Tech N9NE raps, clothes swap, Boulder Cafe serves, lumberjacks party

    Big pics below.​Another jam-packed weekend -- and Westworders were there to bring you all the action, courtesy of our Cafe Society, Backbeat Online and Show and Tell blogs, plus our slideshow page. Look below to check out samples featuring Tech N9NE, a clothes swap, Boulder Cafe's happy hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2011

    Review: Tech N9NE at Summit Music Hall, 11/11/11

    TECH N9NE at SUMMIT | 11/11/11The only thing greater than seeing a Tech N9ne show in Denver amongst throngs of squealing, screaming, lyric reciting fans, is seeing that same show in an intimate venue like Summit Music Hall. The sound system was impeccable and the light show outstanding. The Strang ... More >>

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    November 13, 2011

    Review: Tech N9ne and Strange Music at the Fillmore, 11/12/11

    Eric GruneisenTech N9ne last night. More Tech N9ne Denver photos.​TECH N9NE at the FILLMORE | 11/12/11Tech N9NE streaked through the Fillmore for the second installment of his Lost Cities tour and brought a slew of dance moves, rough toned vocals and ladies with bountiful breasts with him. Sa ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Lykke Li, Tech N9Ne, Lucinda Williams, City and Colour and a slew of CD release shows

    Catch Lykke Li tonight at the Ogden​There's an astounding number of great shows to pick from this weekend in the Mile High City: Lykke Li at the Ogden, Tech N9Ne kicks off his two-night Denver run with an intimate show tonight at the Summit Music Hall, followed by an appearance at the Fillmore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Tech N9Ne to perform "Lost In The Dark Experiment" at Summit Music Hall on 11/11/11

    Britt ChesterTech N9ne is due at the Summit the night before his Fillmore gig.​Tech N9Ne is no stranger to the Mile High City, and for the first time, the Strange Music MC will be blowing the roof off of two different Denver venues. In addition to his already announced date at the Fillmore on ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Tech N9ne fans get their freak on and other hot 4th of July slideshows (PHOTOS)

    ​Our Slut Walk Denver 2011 photo collection is only one of many new hotter-than-July galleries on display Check out Tech N9ne at the Fillmore, First Friday on Santa Fe, Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks, 1 a.m. at the Shag Lounge and the best pics of June roundup on our bustling slideshow page.

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    July 2, 2011

    Review: Tech N9NE at the Fillmore Auditorium, 7/2/11

    Britt ChesterTech N9NE last night​TECH N9NE at the FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 7/1/11You have not seen devoted fans until you've seen hundreds of folks styled in red and black with faces painted and ready for lyrical war at a Tech N9ne concert. Last night at The Fillmore, the Kansas City heavyweight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Tech N9NE on being a major artist with a loyal fanbase while remaining fiercely independent

    ​A fiercely independent artist with a diverse, dedicated and ever expanding cult following, Tech N9NE (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) has a hustle that simply cannot be knocked. Currently in the midst of an 82-date tour in support of his latest album, All 6's and 7's, the rapper has s ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Two people stabbed at Tech N9NE show at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs last night

    Did you hear about the stabbing last night in Colorado Springs at the Tech N9NE show? Two people were stabbed at the Black Sheep; one person was reportedly hospitalized and released. If you haven't heard about it yet, we'd be surprised. When a rap show goes off without incident -- as is the case a g ... 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 >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Tonight: Tech N9ne at the Boulder Theater

    ​At this point in his career, Tech N9ne needs no introduction to Colorado. The independent and highly successful Kansas City rapper -- who makes his fourth and final stop in the state tonight for this round of his tour -- found a niche for his bizarre hip-hop style in and around the Mile High ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    John Mellencamp, Rose Hill Drive, Tech N9ne shows announced

    ​Touring in support of his latest effort, No Better Than This, John Mellencamp comes to the Temple Buell Theatre on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets range from $44.50 to $130 and go on sale this Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. -- and include a digital download of the T Bone Burnett-produced album, wh ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Skylab fest's 16th anniversary puts electro fans in orbit for our weekly photo-slideshow roundup

    ​Westword photographers captured a lot of revelry over the weekend. First up is Skylab, the electronic-music festival celebrating its sixteenth anniversary; shutterbug Aaron Thackeray was there. Check out his shots plus images from Tech N9ne at the Fillmore and Strung Out at the Ogden on our ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    December 21, 2009

    Alicia Keys top seller at Independent Records

    ​Alicia Keys grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with her fourth studio effort, The Element of Freedom, released last week on J Records. Gucci Mane, who was on top last week with The State vs. Radric Davis, slipped to number two, while Snoop Dogg's Malice 'N Wonderland came in third for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Lady Gaga top seller at Independent Records

    ​Lady Gaga's Fame Monster, released last week on Interscope, nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending November 29. Birdman's Priceless, released last week on Cash Money, and Tech N9NE's K.O.D. came in second and third, while 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Blakroc's self ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    50 Cent grabs top spot at Independent Records

    ​50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct, released last week on Aftermath, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending November 22. Hip-hop duo Felt, meanwhile, which features Slug from Atmosphere and Murs, follow up tributes to Christina Ricca and Lisa Bonet with A Tribute to Rosie P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Tech N9NE grabs top spot at Independent Records again

    ​Tech N9NE's latest effort, K.O.D., continues to dominate the top sellers at Independent Records and grabs the number one spot for the third week in a row. Jay-Z's Blueprint 3, meanwhile, still holds strong and claimed the second slot, while Wale's Attention Deficit, released last week on Intersco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Tech N9NE top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Tech N9NE's latest effort, K.O.D., grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row, while Slayer's new disc, World Painted Blood, came in second and Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 grabbed the third slot. Michael Jackson's This is It and Say Anything's new self-titled album rounded o ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Tech N9NE top seller at Independent Records

    ​Tech N9NE's K.O.D., released last week on Strange Music, nabbed the top spot on Independent Records' charts for the week ending November 1. Michael Jackson's soundtrack to the film This is It and Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 came in at second and third, while Swollen Member's Armed to the Teeth a ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Motorhead show canceled/Regina Spektor, STS9, Tech N9ne shows announced

    ​Motorhead's Saturday, September show at the Fillmore Auditorium with Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase, but if you bought tickets at Fiddler's Green they will be refunded at the Fillmore box office. Other recent cancellations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Twista continues to dominate at Independent Records

    ​Eminem dominated Independent's charts for quite a few weeks after the release of Relapse, but Twista's Category F5 knocked Relapse down to the number two slot for the second week in a row. Fabolous and Tech N9ne continued to be strong sellers while Third Eye Blind's Ursa Major, released last week ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Twista on top at Independent Records

    ​Twista moved back to the number one spot and knocked Fabolous, who was the top seller last week, down to the second slot for the week ending August 9. It's Twista's third time in the first slot in the last month. Eminem and Tech N9ne, who have been top sellers for the last few months, continue to ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks

    Aaron Thackeray​Rock the Bells 2009 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday, August 6, 2009 Better than: ringtone rap, anything associated with Auto-Tune or listening to the self-proclaimed newly anointed "King of Pop," Kanye West, talk about himself endlessly. Since 2003, Rock the Bells has been the pre ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Axe Murder Boys due at 10th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

    Have you seen this? The infomercial for the "most controversial music festival in the world," the 10th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos? Redamndiculous. Everywhere you look, as host Sugar Slam so eloquently puts it, there's some different shit popping off. Indeed. They should call this little shind ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Eminem grabs top spot at Independent Records again

    For the fifth week in a row, Eminem's Relapse grabbed the top spot on Independent's best seller list for the week ending June 21. Tech N9ne's Sickology 101, which has been a top seller since it was released April 28, moved up the second spot while new discs by Black Eyed Peas and Mos Def grabbed thr ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Eminem grabs top spot at Independent Records for third week in a row

    For the third week in a row, Eminem grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending June 7. The rapper's Relapse beat out brand new albums by Dave Matthews, Rancid and 311. Tech N9ne's Sickology 101 came in fifth and has stayed in the top ten on Independent's top seller list since be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Eminem grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Eminem's Relapse grabbed the top spot for the second week in a row at Independent Records for the week ending May 31. Marilyn Manson's High End Low, released last week on Interscope, came in second while Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman and Busta Rhymes rounded out the top five. See the full break ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009


    Friday, May 29, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    May 11, 2009

    Tech N9ne top seller at Independent Records

    For the second week in a row, Tech N9ne's Sickology 101 and Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap grabbed the first and second slots at Independent Records for the week ending May 10. Keri Hilson, Gorilla Zoe and the Dream continue to hold on to slots in the top ten. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    May 4, 2009

    Tech N9ne grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Tech N9ne's new album, Sickology 101, knocked Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap down to the second spot on Independent's best seller list for the week ending May 3. The Dream and Keri Hilson grabbed slots in the top ten for the fourth week in a row. See the full breakdown after the jump.

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    January 1, 2009

    Rap-Up: Aspen bomb threat ruins Black P's New Year's Eve

    Black Pegasus was booked to party up in Aspen on New Year's Eve, but was turned away because of a bomb threat in downtown Aspen. We're sure you heard the story by now. "The whole downtown area was evacuated last night," Black P recounted on Thursday. "The Red Cross made shelters out of high schools ... More >>

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    January 4, 2007

    Tech N9ne

    Fillmore Auditorium

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    January 3, 2007

    No Longer-High Tech

    "I write my life as it progresses, as it gets worse, whatever," says Aaron Yates, also known as Tech N9ne, who headlines at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, January 6. "I'm like a fan inside this cat called Tech N9ne, who writes this crazy stuff. I'm just waiting to see what the beats are going ... More >>

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    August 4, 2005

    Kutt Calhoun

    Thursday, August 4, and Friday, August 5, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525; Saturday, August 6, Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, 1-970-482-8300.

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    March 24, 2005

    Best MC

    The Black Pegasus

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    April 29, 2004

    Tech N9ne

    Thursday, April 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

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