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    January 22, 2014

    Why do we judge when we watch people dance? Living Stars reveals the truth

    Every Sundance there's a crowd-pleaser, and most years it's got one degree of separation from the Little Miss Sunshine crew. But the most delightful flick of the 2014 fest is an unconventional documentary with no plot, no dialogue, and nothing but party. Living Stars, a fleet 63-minute film by Argen ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Nelson Mandela inspired a rich musical legacy

    Nelson Mandela was a pivotal agent for change who inspired a rich musical legacy of resistance. Biographer Richard Stengel describes Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95, as "the last pure hero." And while he was all that and more, the music the iconic historical figure inspired was p ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    The ten best non-rap covers of rap songs

    In the past few years, it has become fashionable for non-rap artists to cover rap songs, and it's often with an overwhelming irony. Most of the time, though, the best covers are ones that take the tune seriously enough to create something that expands on the original in a creative way. Here are the ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    The ten worst collaborations in metal

    Magic can certainly happen in the recording studio, but with some collaborations, a witch's brew with a horrid stink can also boil over. Huge lottery-sized paychecks evidently blinded these poor fools from seeing what truly awful things they were creating. Where's Marty McFly when you need him? If o ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Here's what the Slaughterhouse Derby Girls listen to to get fired up before bouts

    Derby girls kick ass. That's a given. But before they commence to kicking ass they all have music that gets them pumped to pommel. We caught up with a few skaters from the Slaughterhouse Derby Girls roller derby league and they told us which tunes give them fired up. See also: - Here's what the De ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Colorado Dems celebrate Obama victory Gangnam style at downtown watch party

    It was after 10 p.m. that a woman wearing a blue dress and a donkey mask came up to us and put her snout, through which her eyes were visible, up against our face -- so we were peering at each other through a tunnel of plastic hot with her breath. "Our ovaries are safe for four more fuckin' years!" ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM

    See Also: - Lollapalooza Sunday: The Hottest Day of All - Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you By IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially apparent at ... More >>

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    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Also see: - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    LMFAO at Red Rocks, 5/28/12

    LMFAO @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.28.12 The long climb up the stairs at Red Rocks seems even longer when those stairs are littered with party rockers, all of whom seem too tired to trudge onward -- or, as was the case with one particularly fascinating man, unable to bring in their handheld strobe ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Review: Feel the Energy 03/09-10/12

    There are assumptions to be made prior to attending something billed as a "Paranormal House Party." One makes assumptions about the crowd, about what could be passed off as "evidence" supporting the existence of ghosts, and what might be found lurking in the dark recesses of the Stanley Hotel's earl ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Urban Method's Myke Charles on NBC's Sing-Off and his Fresh Breath Committee status

    Myke Charles​Mykal Hudson -- better known locally as Myke Charles, or by his previous moniker, Purpose Found, of the Fresh Breath Committee -- is a member of Urban Method, the talented Denver-based a cappella group assembled by Sonic Audio's Tony Huerta and currently vying for the top spot on ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Rihanna finds love in Calvin Harris, plus a breakdown of this week's charts

    ​In a weird twist of unexpected collaborations, Rihanna just released her newest single, "We Found Love," which features Calvin Harris on production, last week. Somehow it manages to sound both like a Rihanna song and a Calvin Harris song, and both in their own merit. Could Harris be the new D ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Royal Wedding Singers: Top 5 picks to perform

    ​We've patiently sat through constant reports of Prince William and Kate's big day. We're being bombarded hourly by updates about what color Kate's panties are going to be and what crazy diet she's on. About what tuxedo Prince William will sport and where he's getting his royal pubes trimmed. ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Decemberists, Akron/Family, Gregg Allman, Nicki Minaj top sellers at local stores

    ​The Decemberists latest effort, The King is Dead, continues to hold on the top spot at Twist & Shout, while Gregg Allman's Low Country Blues, released last month on Rounder, came in first at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 13. Akron/Family's new album, meanwhile, S/T II: The C ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV halftime show prop bets

    ​There will never be more people watching a musical performance at one time than during the Super Bowl, so it's a good thing they always pick legends. In order, starting the year after Nipplegate: Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, the Who and the Black E ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Michael Huttner, ProgressNow not responding to questions about not-awarded Hawaii trip

    Michael Huttner.​As part of the August 2009 launch of 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, Michael Huttner, the book's co-author, as well as founder and CEO of, promised to give away a trip to Hawaii to the person with the best idea to improve America. Over two years late ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Ten pop music paradigm shifts in 2010

    ​Teen dream Justin Bieber is arguably the biggest pop star in the country and Simon Cowell isn't doing American Idol. A lot's changed since last year in the world of pop. Institutions fell, ideas were challenged, and the Black Eyed Peas didn't have the number one song in the country at any poi ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    YTCracker on the virtues of Nerdcore and the finer points of hacking

    Straight outta C Springs, YTCracker is among nerd core's finest​ YTCracker rolls with a crew and movement known as "nerdcore," the epicenter of all things sophisticated and geeky. The rapper -- aka Bryce Case, who pronounces his name as "whitey cracker" -- and his contemporaries, guys like MC ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Elephant Revival, Nicki Minaj this week's top sellers at Albums, Twist and Independent

    ​In-stores last week by Elephant Revival might have helped the Nederland quintet grab the top spots at Albums and Twist, with its latest effort, Break in the Clouds, released last month on Ruff Shod Records (the indie imprint headed by Chad Stokes of State Radio and Dispatch). Nicki Minaj's Pi ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Tonight: Mark Knight at Beta

    ​Though David Guetta is all the rage these days in terms of house DJs gone mainstream, Mark Knight isn't too far behind. The U.K. house producer shares production credit with Guetta for "Rock That Body," one of the bigger tracks this year by the seemingly unstoppable Black Eyed Peas. With doze ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    A letter to Weezy F. Baby: Welcome back!

    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 >>

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    May 5, 2010

    B.o.B. (sort of) wins the week

    As expected, B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray is the number one album in the country this week. Of course, it only needed to sell 84,000 copies to do it. As Billboard notes, this is the first three-week run of no albums breaking 100,000 since February of last year. Cue alarm bells, death of The I ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Drink like Fergie with a Bacardi V.I.Pea

    Soren McCartyFergie and hubbie Josh Duhamel (with water, not a V.I.Pea) at Beta.​If you're Fergie, and your 34th birthday lands on the 22nd show of the Black Eyed Peas E.N.D. world tour, which happens to be in Denver, how do you celebrate? With a Bacardi V.I.Pea, which was served at the VIP ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    January 21, 2010

    Poptimystic: 3OH!3 and Vampire Weekend

    Welcome to Poptimystic, our latest feature where we lead you on a leisurely stroll through the world where pop music actually means popular. This week, hometown goofboys 3OH!3 make a return to the top of the Hot 100, and early returns have Vampire Weekend besting all comers. Huh? ​ The 3OH!3 ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2009

    ​The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and P. Diddy all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas' Will ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    August 31, 2009

    Liberal authors offer prize even birthers can love

    ​Earlier today, Sean Duffy, spokesman for gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, said he didn't want his candidate to be reduced to a caricature by Michael Huttner, the man behind the left-leaning ProgressNow Colorado operation. After making that comment, Duffy noted that Huttner's very effectiv ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Fabolous grabs top spot at Independent Records

    ​Loso's Way, the new disc by Fabolous released last week on Def Jam, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records and knocked down Twista's Category F5 to the second slot for the week ending August 2. Eminem's Relapse continues a long run on Independent's top ten and nabbed the third slot while Je ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Jeremih grabs top spot at Independent Records

    After six weeks in the number one spot, Eminem was finally knocked down to the third slot by new albums by Jeremih and Killswitch Engage for the week ending July 5. Michael Jackson's 25th anniversary edition of Thriller grabbed the number four slot and Wilco's Wilco (the album), released last week o ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Warped Tour, Kings of Leon, Judas Priest shows announced

    Sunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake and Flogging Molly, among others. A few mor ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    February 12, 2007

    The Grandma Awards

    Just over four decades ago, actor Peter Sellers presented the Beatles with a Grammy they'd won for the song "A Hard Day's Night." In a film of this event that was shown during the 1965 Grammy telecast, Sellers referred to the prize as a "Grandma award" -- and his joke rings true to this day. The fol ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006


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    March 2, 2006

    From Denver, With Love

    For American men tired of American women, Richard Beals knows how to Thai the knot.

  • Film

    September 1, 2005

    Assault 'N' Prepper

    A reckless cop goes undercover in Underclassman.

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    December 23, 2004


    Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite national releases from 2004.

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    August 19, 2004

    Needle and the Spin

    Acid-jazz legend DJ Greyboy is remixing his roots.

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    April 1, 2004
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    August 28, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Jim Chandler is tapped to pound the skins on the Cramps' European tour.

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    February 6, 2003

    Dream Time Extended

    Sevilla spins more than salsa, but the Pavilions ain't down with that.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Peoples Get Ready

    As part of underground hip-hop's newest dream team, Dilated Peoples are at the top of their game.

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    December 13, 2001

    Beauty and the Beat

    Nikka Costa has a big, funky voice and a great butt. Which will you notice first?

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    January 20, 2000

    In the Thick of It

    For more than a decade, the Jungle Brothers have remained members of hip-hop's original tribe.