To hear most people tell it, the history of rap goes like this: MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. That is, until Sugar Hill Gang put out "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. It was the second rap record of all time and an enormous hit, proving there was a market for rapping on wax. ... More >>
Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>
The ninth annual Denver Food and Wine classic -- a six-day celebration of local food, wine and spirits -- will pop the cork today at Metropolitan State University of Denver's Hospitality Learning Center, with a special wine-pairing dinner at 6 p.m. courtesy of Troy Guard of TAG Restaurant. Tickets t ... More >>
Turbonegro is finally coming to Colorado! Granted, it's with the new frontman -- whose name I haven't even bothered to learn yet because, well, he's got some big shoes to fill taking over for Hank von Helvete -- but it's still Turbonegro! Last time I saw these dudes, they literally rocked my face of ... More >>
It may not be the Bronx, but this new neighborhood spot has New York-style pies and more.
Drink your water, kids. You're gonna wanna stay plenty hydrated if you're going to be getting down this weekend. The nightlife is red hot in the Mile High City: There are tons of fresh parties, including the first Lipgloss party at Beauty Bar, a special one-night-only edition of So What! at La Rumba ... More >>
Tim Tebow may have said yesterday that he's changed his dog's name from Bronco to Bronx now that he is a New York Jet. But it's not as if the Broncos hadn't dissed Tebow first. According to the team's web site, the Broncos have reassigned Tebow's famous number -- the number that sold more jersey th ... More >>
Not only will the 16th Street Mall have a bigger range of food vendors than ever before this summer, but those vendors will be keeping much more extensive hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, under new contracts with the Downtown Denver Partnership, which over ... More >>
Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>
It's not everyday you get to see an 8-foot-tall robot made of scrap metal or 2-foot minion playing projecting claymation off of its chest. Luckily, tomorrow, over ten artists will be displaying these and other works in several mediums including sculpture, lights and 2-D art in the robot-theme ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Ah, the holidays, that special time of year when we turn on a ridiculous amount of very small light bulbs to comfort us, because it gets dark too early, and also because this is America, and by gum, we can. Still, there's no denying the austere beauty of the snow all illuminated, making halos ... More >>
Past mug shots of Joe Principe. I have spoken with Lillian Principe, whose son, Joe Principe, was the subject of yesterday's blog "Breaking News: Joe Principe's Standoff With the Cops Ends Badly;" a former correctional officer at Florence's supermax penitentiary, Joe was subsequently indicted as p ... More >>
Photo by Aaron Thackeray Just received word that Monolith, the two-day music festival slated to take place at Red Rocks on September 13-14, has added 22 more acts, including Atmosphere (pictured above from the second show of a two-night stand last night at the Ogden Theatre), Hercules and Love Affa ... More >>
All right, if you thought the inaugural edition of Monolith last year was pretty kick ass, wait until you get a load of this year's line-up, which comes even closer to living up to the festival's name: How about some TV on the Radio? Justice? Vampire Weekend? Neko Case, And what about a little Sharo ... More >>
Westword's resident funny man recently sat down at a computer to send questions via e-mail to Zach Galifianakis, who sat down at a computer to answer them. Though he may have stood. The following is the correspondence: Westword (Adam Cayton-Holland): Hey, Zach, Adam Cayton-Holland here, writer for ... More >>
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clintonâ€™s song) to the Best H ... More >>
For the past several months, Archie comics, which can be traced all the way back to 1941, have been undergoing a new millennium remodel that makes their late '60s incarnation as "Sugar Sugar" warbling bubble-gummers seem minor in comparison. As demonstrated by Bad Boy Trouble! Part 4, the concluding ... More >>
This rosy portrait of abuser-victim “love” is some kind of crazy.
This chanteuse is every bit as quirky as her unlikely hit single.
Friday, August 4, and Saturday, August 5, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2264.
Head for Whole Foods.
Baseball's current stumble is part of a jarring pro-sports tumble.
As college teams bowl for dolors, Shanahan keeps burning.
If you build it, they will come.
New York Pizzeria serves the next best thing to eating there.
Maid rehashes an old formula.
One man’s search for identity yields a sparkling documentary about his African heritage.
Baseball's extraordinary season was staged by a mix of good and bad guys.
Is A-Rod's golden glove a golden fleece?
Finding Forrester tries to get it right.
Take one Mexican father, one drug-addicted mother and a pair of foster parents. Take away one baby.
Nebraska's heading straight for the top. Sorry, CU.
Paul Zentgraf offers you greetings! and salutations!
This week's concert pick: Gil Scott-Heron
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.