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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kate LevyJ. Carey is one smooth operatorHave 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 >>
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 >>
Letitia SalazarMos 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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From the week of 7/26/2007
A Golden opportunity for our new Drunk of the Week.
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 >>
Saturday, June 16
The Go! Team doesn't have TV-commercial aspirations.
His parents had high hopes for Contrell Townsend. But the seventeen-year-old wound up stabbed to death -- like both of his grandfathers.
Sheryl Renee recognizes her favorites.
The Ultimate Collection (Epic)
Dave Kerman thinks prog rock is good business.
The UniverSoul Circus keeps people on their feet.
Nickel Creek's Chris Thile spanks country radio and bluegrass nazis. Consider it tough love.
Velocity of Sound (Elephant 6/SpinArt)
This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?
A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.