The Jackson 5

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    The 9 best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Lorde and Robin Thicke are playing the Fillmore this weekend. Oh! Not together. No, it's a Saturday/Sunday situation. But do you know who would make one exceedingly odd twerking couple? Those two. Elsewhere, the great Tower of Power hits our neighbor to the south, D.R.I. will be yelling at Englewo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    The Foodchain at Bluebird Theater, 12/20/12

    THE FOODCHAIN @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 12/20/12 As the Foodchain played "Young Amsterdam," their anthem to Denver's favorite plant, the thick cloud that hovered near the ceiling of the Bluebird got thicker, and the pungent smell that pervaded the venue got even more pronounced. The band shifted from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    What's in your bag? Modern-day Cinderellas reveal style secrets

    Fall is coming, slowly but surely. And while leaves aren't yet turning in Denver, you can see the season shift in the clothes people are wearing. This week we present a double dose of women's wear. One woman is dressed for a ball, the other for business. Keep reading to see how Casie Ryan and Mary S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    American Idol recap: Phillip Phillips will sail through to the final, but who will join him?

    It's down to the wire now. Last night's performances will determine which of the three remaining Idol contestants will make it through to the final and ultimately win the entire competition, which, with the elimination of Hollie Cavanagh last week, is anyone's game at this point. The contestants eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Photos: Free Wyclef Jean 420 show at CU in Boulder draws unbelievably paltry crowd

    Update: YouTube video of Wyclef Jean's freestyle added below. "For the record," he says, "I would never sell out," presumably in response to the anti-MJ clause of the contract. See Also: 4/20 at CU Boulder: Wyclef Jean concert, police crackdown to shrink event? See Also: Wyclef Jean at Coors Even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: Remembering the greatest performer of all time

    Lauded as the greatest performer of all time, Michael Jackson was a dancing, singing, performing phenomenon, and we are not likely to see another performer of his caliber ever again. The life of Michael Jackson is well documented, his struggles, imperfections and sometimes bizarre behavior, but one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Review: Places at the Marquis Theater, 1/7/12

    PLACES @ MARQUIS THEATER | 1/7/12 No one seemed more surprised by the turnout at the Marquis Theater on Saturday night than the seven members of Places. The CD-release show for the septet's new album, No More Wasted Days, drew a capacity crowd, and the audience's feverish and energetic response was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    The new faces of R&B in Denver: Jon Shockness, J. Carey, Devan Blake Jones, BMore and B.Blacc

    Kate LevyJ. Carey is one smooth operator​Have you noticed the influx of male R&B singers these days, particularly in the Mile High City? Adam Duncan, who just joined the A&M/Octone Records roster, is just one of many cats putting it down in Denver these days. Jon Shockness (Air Dubai), J.Carey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Remix Jackson 5 in your pants

    ​Look, we'll be the first to admit iOS is a treasure-trove of useless crap, but every once and while one of those pieces of useless crap steps outside the boundary and does something remarkably cool. Case in point, this Jackson 5 remix app called Musicshake that lets you completely reconfigure ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Mos Def and Talib Kweli at the Gothic Theatre

    Letitia Salazar​Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, DCQ, Spoke-In-WordzGothic TheatreFriday, August 21, 2009Better Than: anything Lil Wayne or Drake could pull offMos Def hasn't headlined a nationwide tour since the Lyricist Lounge tour in 2000, where he recruited folks like Bernie Worrell (of ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    R.I.P. Michael Jackson, 1958 - 2009

    By now you've heard that Michael Jackson died today at his home in California. Evidently, he had rented a place out in Belaire and was rehearsing for fifty sold out shows at O2 in London, the first four of which he had already reportedly postponed. Dubbed "This Is It," the shows were supposed to rev ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    Q&A With Julian Dorio of the Whigs

    The Whigs, a buzz band that gets the profile treatment in the March 6 Westword, plays music of the sort typically identified as indie rock – yet drummer Julian Dorio continues to receive the sort of love from percussion aficionados that’s all but unheard of in the genre. Dorio takes on that topi ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Junior Senior

    Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 7/26/2007

  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    Ace-Hi Tavern

    A Golden opportunity for our new Drunk of the Week.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Dazzle - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 Dazzle Better than: Hot sex on a wedding night. After Willie Houston & the Blues Prowlers heated things up at Dazzle, Tempa & the Tantrums raised the temperature a notch and man, the girl got the room cooking. While Dazzle’s usually ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007
  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    No Sale

    The Go! Team doesn't have TV-commercial aspirations.

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    A Vicious Cycle

    His parents had high hopes for Contrell Townsend. But the seventeen-year-old wound up stabbed to death -- like both of his grandfathers.

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005

    Voices From the Past

    Sheryl Renee recognizes her favorites.

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Michael Jackson

    The Ultimate Collection (Epic)

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Making Progress

    Dave Kerman thinks prog rock is good business.

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2003

    Soul's Inspiration

    The UniverSoul Circus keeps people on their feet.

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    With a Paddle

    Nickel Creek's Chris Thile spanks country radio and bluegrass nazis. Consider it tough love.

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    The Apples in Stereo

    Velocity of Sound (Elephant 6/SpinArt)

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

  • Music

    March 4, 1999
  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    Disco Redux

    A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.

  • Culture

    November 20, 1997
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    October 11, 1995