Friday, March 13, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Sunday, March 15, Owsley's Golden Road, 303-297-1772.
The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.
Friday, January 25, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 303-722-7994.
Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.
Fast reviews of recent releases
The Coup makes up for lost time on its latest disc.
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party.
From the week of September 22, 2005
Monday, September 26, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
After fifteen years of the grind, De La Soul is still schooling folks.
No Roots (Arista Records)
The Tipping Point (Geffen Records)
Okayplayer.com is more than just a website. For some, it's a way of life.
Pod nurtures local art
Hip-hop loyalist and rock-and-roll revivalist Cody ChesnuTT has guitar, headphones -- and will travel to the center of your brain.
Going back to his roots, Scratch gives lip service to the lost art of beatboxing.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Roots Volume 1 (Anti-)
A who's who of this year's Music Showcase
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Cultural awareness, positivity and groove are all part of the Common cause.
Like Water for Chocolate
Rahzel, with Mix Master Mike and Choclair
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Les Nubians explore the arts of song, sisterhood and cultural pride.
The coolest college station around could use some cash.
April 22-28, 1999
April 16 - 22, 1998
The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.