Vanilla Ice

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    October 6, 2014

    If You're Going to See Vanilla Ice at a Honky Tonk, Bring a Towel

    This weekend's most unlikely show featured Vanilla Ice, who you know from "Ice Ice Baby" and reality TV, played at the Grizzly Rose, which you know for its mechanical bull and line dancing classes. After the opening band finished a set of country rock, the DJ played early nineties hits: Tag Team's ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    The Twelve Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    It's a good weekend here in Denver, with hip-hop deity KRS-One playing Cervantes' and the criminally under-appreciated Ralph Gean playing Mutiny Information Cafe tonight. Elsewhere, the Gypsy Jane Cannabis Carnival brings E-40 and others to the Merchandise Mart. The rest of our picks are below.

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    February 24, 2014

    5280 Burger Bar celebrates grand opening in Pavilions with free ice cream (with burger)

    5280 Burger Bar opened earlier this month in Denver Pavilions, but it will celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a free scoop of 5280 Ice Cream chocolate "ribbon," a one-day special of homemade Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream with a ribbon of Callebaut Belgian Cho ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The ten shittiest nu metal bands

    Nu metal is the non-alcoholic beer of metal. Why waste your time? Altering, developing, and tweeking metal is fine (see sludge or progressive metal), but nu metal strips away everything that is good about metal and somehow makes it sound tepid and miserable, with generic words describing the collect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Ten more (un)likely signings for Cash Money

    Cash Money Records, the label founded by Bryan "Baby/Birdman" Williams in 1991, rose to prominence in the hip-hop scene with its signing of the Hot Boys, consisting of B.G., Young Turk, Lil' Wayne and Juvenile. Since then, the group has become one of rap's premier labels, having piggybacked Lil Wayn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The five best local musical missed connections on Craigslist, illustrated for your amusement

    Craigslist is a place where weirdos and miscellaneous miscreants alike can convene in the relative privacy of anonymity without the prying and scrutinizing eye of the public. Well, except for the fact that we're all voyeurs who stalk the web round-the-clock for the latest absurdity to distract us fr ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012
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    May 25, 2012

    Denver's ten best karaoke bars

    While there are a countless number of places to do karaoke around town, we've picked ten best spots to conjure your inner crooner. Some of these places cater to singers every night of the week, while others only do karaoke on specific nights. Page down to see which spots made the list. Did your favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Five worst moments in musical plagiarism

    How awesome is "Big Pimpin'," by Jay-Z? Really awesome. But some folks argue that its awesomeness comes courtesy of an unlicensed sample, and they'd like to be compensated. A new round of legal claims has been brought against HOV by a handful of heirs and music publishers who argue that the track ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    The 50 worst sports movies of all time

    Slap Shot 2: Number 28.​The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    August 18, 2011
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    April 21, 2011
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    April 7, 2011

    Vanilla Ice, pantomime? The highlights of a never ending career.

    ​Vanilla Ice -- famed rapper-turned-dancer-turned boxer-turned-motocross-professional-turned-remodeler -- is reportedly playing Captain Hook in pantomime production of Peter Pan in London. Although he'd probably be a better fit in the lead role (since he, too, refuses to grow up), he'll instea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Switchfoot at Big Air Denver, 01/25/11

    Photo Britt Chester​ Switchfoot Civic Center Park | 1.25.11 Last night, under the orange sky that blanketed the city, Switchfoot squeezed a quick set in at the Big Air event in Civic Center Park. No opener. No warm-up. Just four guys coming out from San Diego to entertain a frozen mass of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2007

    A Hazy Shade of Christmas

    After listening to a cumulative 41 hours of 97.3 KBCO’s online streaming Christmas music over the past few days, I found myself grappling with a very important question: Where was “A Hazy Shade of Winter” by the Bangles? Well, that’s not a Christmas song, you may counter. But you’d be w ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    Japanese Awesome and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: The magic of a Melt Banana set is put into these words: "reminded me of the sound FX on that old Atari game Asteroids, hopped up on speed" and "knows how to assault their instruments without raping t ... More >>

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    April 2, 2007

    Tax Rhyme

    Taxes are due April 17 — oh, shit — better holla at your accountant. Better yet, holla at 401cakes and Samuel L. Taxin'. Because instead of crunching numbers, these MCs with the Mile-High TrikeSteady Crew are bustin' rhymes for some FAT refunds! It would take the average worker some re ... More >>