BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13 Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>
GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 6/22/13 When it comes to the history of hip-hop in the Dirty South, it begins with Geto Boys and their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced debut. The group had existed, though with a different cast, since '86, but it wasn't until the turn of the decade -- when it go ... More >>
The Midwest is the bastard child of the American rap scene at large -- unsung and independent, with a massive chip on its shoulder. The most talented artists from the Midwest have succeeded each with their own unique style and flavor, regardless of what was making money elsewhere in the country at a ... More >>
Wow! Has 2012 really already come to a close? If you are anything like us, you might be relieved, but either way, you're ready to start the new year. That doesn't mean this year shouldn't end on a good note (pun fully intended). With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the ten best shows with whi ... More >>
We just received word on the lineup for New Year's Eve at City Hall and Club Vinyl. With everything else going on for the post-Mayan end of year celebration, the folks at SoCo have put together an enticing lineup this year that will one-up their New Year's Eve parties in past years, which included a ... More >>
With SIA happening in Denver all this week, there's been no shortage of shows this week. As you know, the Backbeat crew goes hard in the streets. Last night, we caught bits of Dilated Peoples, Twista, DJ Vajra and the Foodchain at Snowdown 2012, Brother Ali at the Ogden with the ReMINDers and a surp ... More >>
Update 1/25/12: Contest is over. Thanks for all the entries. Congrats to Audrey Spencer! She and a guest will be our guests at tomorrow night's show. Audrey check your email for details. The bill is pretty stacked this Thursday night at City Hall for this year's Snowdown . The lineup looks like it' ... More >>
Fabolous, Twista and Mario, who have each recently dropped new albums, are among the noted hip-hop and R&B talent slated to appear at KS 107.5's Jingle Jam Friday, December 18 at the Fillmore Auditorium. Advance general admission tickets are $27/$30 day of show. Steve Earle, who's touring in ... More >>
Blueprint 3, Jay-Z's highly anticipated follow-up to his two previous Blueprint albums, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records while Raekwon's latest effort, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 came in second for the week ending September 13. Insane Clown Posse's Bang! Pow! Boom!, which was the top se ... More >>
Eminem dominated Independent's charts for quite a few weeks after the release of Relapse, but Twista's Category F5 knocked Relapse down to the number two slot for the second week in a row. Fabolous and Tech N9ne continued to be strong sellers while Third Eye Blind's Ursa Major, released last week ... More >>
Twista moved back to the number one spot and knocked Fabolous, who was the top seller last week, down to the second slot for the week ending August 9. It's Twista's third time in the first slot in the last month. Eminem and Tech N9ne, who have been top sellers for the last few months, continue to ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayRock the Bells 2009 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday, August 6, 2009 Better than: ringtone rap, anything associated with Auto-Tune or listening to the self-proclaimed newly anointed "King of Pop," Kanye West, talk about himself endlessly. Since 2003, Rock the Bells has been the pre ... More >>
Loso's Way, the new disc by Fabolous released last week on Def Jam, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records and knocked down Twista's Category F5 to the second slot for the week ending August 2. Eminem's Relapse continues a long run on Independent's top ten and nabbed the third slot while Je ... More >>
For the second week in row, Twista's latest effort, Category F5, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records while Eminem's Relapse moved into the second slot for the week ending July 26. Jeremih's self-titled debut and Maxwell's BLACKsummers'night came nabbed the fourth and fifth slots. See the ... More >>
LOCALS ONLY Even though hip-hop artist Bionik Brown had only lived in Denver for short time before his passing this week, he became familiar with the local music scene quickly and scored gigs easily thanks to his dope skills on the mike. In honor of Bionik’s memory, after the jump we've posted a ... More >>
Saturday, July 5, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Foxy Brown out of the hole When you get locked up, no matter how much of a cool cat you are, you have to show the other inmates you’re not the one to be messed with. Foxy Brown, who is serving a year at Rikers Island for violating her probation, went a little overboard and tried to show and prove ... More >>
Since 2005 has hit the bricks, here's the final word on last year's finest discs.
Sunday, October 30, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
NBA All-Star Weekend