The Pharcyde

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: part four

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    New Denver shows: James Taylor, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Head and the Heart, tix on sale

    Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee James Taylor returns to Red Rocks on Tuesday, June 17. Tickets range from $49.50 and $89.50 and go on sale this Monday, February 10, at 10 a.m. Rodrigo y Gabriela stops at Red Rocks on Sunday, August 17, with local opener Nathaniel Rateliff. Ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    KRS-One at Cervantes' Other Side, 10/19/13

    KRS-ONE at EXTRACT HARVEST FEST at CERVANTES' | 10/19/13 The Extract Harvest Festival took over both sides of Cervantes' with classic hip-hop and reggae filling the place. KRS-One was the main headliner, but all of the acts, which included the Pharcyde, Mr. Vegas and Trapzillas, among others, had th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The ten best rap videos of all time

    There's nothing like a music video to bring out the character in a song. Unfortunately, these days, music videos tend to be mostly the same, especially rap videos. Needless to say, it's refreshing when a clip comes along that is different and creative enough to grab and hold your attention. With tha ... 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

    January 17, 2013

    New shows: Billy Bragg, Cold War Kids, Zac Brown Band, Dark Star Orchestra and more

    A number of new shows have been announced this week since our weekly Mile Highlights post dropped on Tuesday, and they all go on sale this weekend, so we thought you should know about them. Among the new dates, we've got shows at the Gothic (Billy Bragg, Cold War Kids, Sevendust, Coal Chamber and La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    New shows: Animal Collective at the Ogden, the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, the Revival Tour

    After the comforting lull of the holidays, things are starting to ramping back up nicely on the concert front. Some big announcements this week, including Animal Collective, who is slated to return to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre with Dan Deacon, and the Avett Brothers who are set for a tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    New shows: Lotus three nights at Boulder Theater, Crystal Castles at the Gothic and more

    A perennial favorite in Colorado, Lotus is making its way back to the Centennial state for a trio of shows at the Boulder Theater, while Crystal Castles is set to return for a date at the Gothic Theatre and Anthrax tops the Metal Alliance tour, a stacked bill at the Summit Music Hall this April that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    New shows: SnowBall Music Festival adds STS9 and other acts, the Pharcyde at Fox and more

    New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    A-Trak at Rhinoceropolis, 10/18/12

    The scene from A-Trak's house party last night at Rhinoceropolis: People were pushing, shirts were off, sweat was dripping to the ground like so many leaky faucets then rising from the beer soaked floor to form the most disgusting sauna you can imagine. The best moment of the show, which came during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Our top five spins this week, September 24-30

    In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Win tix to see Cee Know the Doodlebug of Digable and Fatlip of the Pharcyde at Herman's

    This Wednesday night, a pair of fierce MCs, Cee Knowledge (aka Doodlebug of Digable Planets) and Fatlip of the Pharcyde, will be throwing down at Herman's Hideaway, alongside a stacked bill of local cats, including Quiz, Turner Jackson and Made Fresh Daily. We've got tickets for this gig, which will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Weekend's best party bets: #TheSolution5, As Nasty As They Wanna Be and more

    Path One#TheSolution5 continues tomorrow night with the Art of Records at Family Affair. Here's a sample of the dopeness that awaits you: Path One's take on Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde There's tons of fresh goodness for you to get into this weekend, including a dance performance at Dikeou, reggae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Sounds of Blackness: J Dilla

    Happy birthday, J Dilla!​Ah, J Dilla. His influence and production style brought forth beatmakers carrying their backpacks filled with treasures from the basement into the mainstream. Even more so after his death. A cult-like following surrounds his legacy. Born James Dewitt Yancey in February ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012
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    March 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Peter Gabriel and Widespread Panic are coming to Red Rocks in June, while Sade is due at the Pepsi Center in August. Meanwhile on local radio, My Body Sings Electric, Pacific Pride, the Sunshine House and String Chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Del the Funky Homosapien on the things lacking in hip-hop today, Gorillaz and cassette tapes

    ​ If you ever get the chance to speak with Del the Funky Homosapien, your first thought will most likely be something like this: "Wow! He is one quiet, enigmatic dude." However, as you'll discover, once he opens up, he is a wealth of information. Embarking on his twentieth year as an artist, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Five reasons Dilla's still missed five years later

    ​ The hip-hop purists among us are very familiar with the story and legacy of James Dewitt Yancy, better known as J. Dilla. Having come up in the hip-hop underground scene in Detroit and later emerging as one of the most influential producers in hip-hop, it was Dilla's death at the height of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Kinetix and Broken Social Scene top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    B.o.B., Bop Skizzum, Tommy Metz and The Pirate Signal top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: King Rat Reigns

    ​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. On Friday night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    This Just In: 30 Seconds to Mars, John Butler Trio, Gipsy Kings shows announced

    ​Thirty Seconds to Mars sold out the Ogden Theatre last December, so it's not too surprising that when Jared Leto and company return to the area on Friday, May 7, they'll will be headlining the roomier Fillmore, with Mutemath and Neon Trees opening the show. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Februa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Q&A with DJ A-What from the Pirate Signal

    Because of his outsized persona, Yonnas Abraham is the face that most people generally associate with the Pirate Signal. If you look over dude's shoulder, though, there's another cat that cuts an equally impressive figure in his own right on the ones and twos. That distinguished chap's name? Alejand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Denver greats pay tribute to hip-hop's greats at Get Down Wednesdays

    Gotta love Denver, man. At the risk of sounding like a homer, the creativity here is invigorating. It seems cats are constantly striving to come up with compelling ways to put on shows, Stand By Your Band at the hi-dive, Denver Does Denver and now Hip-Hop Bites Back, an idea whose time has truly com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Rap-Up: 93.3 KTCL adds hip-hop artist Improv to Top 10

    Nowadays, alternative rock station 93.3 KTCL is showing more and more love to hip-hop music on the air. First it was the Flobots being added to daily rotation last year, then it was the addition of Judgemental (of Basementalism) to Ralphie's First Trax show on Saturday mornings (6 a.m.-10 a.m.) that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Last Night ... DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Kid Koala @ Ogden Theater

    Slide Show DJ Shadow Cut Chemist, Kid Kiola Thursday, February 7, 2008, Ogden Theater Better than: Dancing with the waitresses at Tom’s Diner. A long long time ago, 1996 to be exact, some sage named Beck surmised that the one key to any party was “two turntables and a microphone.” That sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Last Night: Common @ The Fillmore Auditorium

    “And fuck Bush,” Common proclaimed at the end of a sick freestyle at the Fillmore Auditorium on September 13 -- and the crowd went nuts. His flow touched on everything from gang-banging to economic standing before he walked the crowd through a melodic hip-hop history in which he covered everyone ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006

    Take the Plunge

    A music festival unlike any other hits the slopes of Telluride.

  • Music

    February 16, 2006


    Wednesday, February 22, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Tre Hardson & Fuqawi

    Friday, December 2, Round Midnight, Boulder, 303-442-2176; Sunday, December 4, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005


    The Loneliest Punk (Delicious Vinyl)

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Low Budget Soul makes local hip-hop sound like a million bucks.

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    The Pharcyde

    Humboldt Beginnings (Chapter One Records)

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Danger Mouse & Jemini

    Ghetto Pop Life (Lex Records)

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Critic's Choice


  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Altar Ego

    The Wendel-Endsley Group finds sanctuary in sound.

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Into the Light

    The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Swept Away

    Chief Broom disbands; Dave Baker thinks big; the latest in music Web sites.

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Pull the Strings!

    A weird concept makes Being John Malkovich a one-of-a-kind experience.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998
  • Music

    October 31, 1996

    Another Descent

    The Descendents live to punk again.

  • News

    April 4, 1996
  • Music

    March 21, 1996
  • Music

    February 22, 1996

    Top of the Hill

    B-Real says Cypress Hill's message is still blunt.

  • Music

    August 9, 1995
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    August 17, 1994



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