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Wu-Tang Clan

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    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Watching the World Cup with the American Outlaws at the British Bulldog

    The British Bulldog may be the most American bar in Denver during the FIFA World Cup. Go to one its parties during a USA match through July, and prepare to be serenaded by multiple Bruce Springsteen songs, stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the sun and get an occasional drop of beer spilled on you. You ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Weirdest Internet search quirks of all 50 states (including Colorado) according to Estately

    Estately.com, the site behind our recent list of the ten best states for hippies, has a new target: the Internet search quirks of all fifty states, including Colorado, produced by running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms and questions each state was s ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Riot Fest 2014 lineup for Denver announced

    Riot Fest has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it features Slayer, The Cure, Wu Tang Clan, Die Antwoord and more. The festival will make its second appearance in Denver (well, technically Byers, where the host May Farms is located) from September 19 to 21. A limited number of early bird tickets a ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SUN | OF MONTREAL at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/3/13 Among the most popular and successful of the bands associated with the Elephant 6 collective, Of Montreal started off as a sort of indie pop band with an experimental edge. The band evolved dramatically across several records, fearlessly exploring lyric ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    The ten best non-rap covers of rap songs

    In the past few years, it has become fashionable for non-rap artists to cover rap songs, and it's often with an overwhelming irony. Most of the time, though, the best covers are ones that take the tune seriously enough to create something that expands on the original in a creative way. Here are the ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    From Trent Reznor to Marilyn Manson, ten famous musicians before they were stars

    By Jermaine Charles All performers, no matter who they are or how talented they may be, had a time before they were famous when they were still coming into their own. For some, that time can be awkward or even cringe-inducing to reflect on, while for others, the progression seems more natural. Take ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The best rap in Denver in September

    KID CUDI & TYLER, THE CREATOR @ RED ROCKS | MON, 9/16/13 Kid Cudi headlines this all-star lineup fresh off the release of his most recent, polarizing release, Indicud. Though his decision to self-produce has rubbed some the wrong way, he remains one of the premier hookmen in the rap game. Tyler, the ... More >>

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    June 30, 2013

    Sklar Brothers riff on Vonnegut, Bruce Jenner and Leno at Comedy Works

    Most identical twins will go to great lengths to convince you that while they may look the same, inside they are very different. But while the Sklar Brothers actually looked quite different at Comedy Works on Friday night -- with Randy in plaid shirt and beard, and Jason in black tie and grandpa gla ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Ten rappers and the artistic movements they exemplify

    Stylistically, rap has exploded, and the pieces fall everywhere from the mind-bogglingly complex to the unbelievably simple, from the brazenly dissident to the unapologetically mainstream. Rappers' influences seem to come from everywhere, but the stylistic differences between an Aesop Rock and a 2 C ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), May 24-27

    A three-day weekend means an extra day of sleeping in, an extra day of fun -- but also a lot of opportunities to spend too much money. Still, this holiday weekend is also filled with lots of bargain events and entertainments, everything from outdoor festivals to an Arrested Development brunch to a c ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Bonnaroo lineup includes trio of Colorado acts

    If you missed the hour-long live-stream a bit ago in which "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the headliners for this year's edition of Bonnaroo, rest easy. We've got you covered. We took notes on all the acts announced thus far. Prepare to be overwhelmed. There's roughly ten billion on the bill, includi ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The ten best storytellers in hip-hop

    The art of storytelling has existed since before recorded history, so it's somewhat surprising that the practice didn't take off in hip-hop, an originally oral tradition, until the late '80s. Since rappers discovered just how captivating a well-told story could be, the storytelling track has become ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Black Mask slated to issue its Death By Thr33's compilation at the Funky Buddha this Friday

    Over the course of its existence, Black Mask has been a full band and had numerous MCs from across the nation pass through its ranks. The prolific hip-hop outfit has played shows on the Warped Tour and put out nearly two dozen releases -- all for free. After seeing many independent artists selling j ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Titwrench 2012 at Glob and Mercury Cafe, 7/27/12 and 7/28/12

    TITWRENCH 2012 @ GLOB | 7/27/12 It felt like the summer broke just in time for Titwrench 2012, and when things got kicked off a bit after 8 p.m. on Friday night, the climate inside Glob suited the music of opening act, Cardinal Veil. Julie Slater has played violin solo before and used the instrume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Wu-Tang, Erykah Badu, Yelawolf and more at the Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW Showdown

    Photo: Nate "Igor" SmithGZA the Genius of Wu-Tang Clan. See the full slideshow from last night.​Last night at the the Austin Music Hall, we helped music fans and industry nerds cross a few groups off their bucket lists, as well as see another singer-as-DJ and hear the ear-ringing guitars of a ... More >>

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    March 15, 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: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Lil Wayne is not for the children

    ​Didn't somebody wise once say: "Lil Wayne is not for the children?" Oh, wait, come to think of it, that was ODB. Nevermind. And it was "Wu-Tang is for the children!" We digress. Nonetheless, the point remains. It doesn't take much to deduce that a guy that talks about the things Wayne talks a ... More >>

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    January 30, 2011

    Raekwon at Summit Music Hall, 1/29/11

    Photo: Aaron ThackerayRaekwon last night at Summit Music Hall. See full slideshow.RAEKWONSummit Music Hall | 1.29.11 As with most shows put on by members of the Wu, who are largely moving about solo these days, whether it's Raekwon, or Ghostface, or the always touring Method Man, you expect them to ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    On sale this weekend: A Day to Remember, Circle Jerks and Yanni

    ​A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon are co-headlining The Game Changers Tour, slated to stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, March 27. We Came as Romans and Pierce the Veil are also on the bill. Tickets ($35.25) go on sale this Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

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    December 7, 2010

    The Anthology of Rap's alleged errors and Adam Bradley's subsequent explaination to Slate.com

    ​Last month, Yale University Press released The Anthology of Rap, an exhaustive compendium of rap lyrics edited by CU professor Adam Bradley and his colleague Andrew DuBois. Although the book has been praised by some admitted outsiders, it has also been subjected to scrutiny by various hip-h ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Josh Kolenik of Small Black talks about the band's evolution, influences and videos.

    ​Small Black's debut EP definitely harks back to those great synth-pop songs of the early '80s with its vintage sound, but with a kind of lo-fi production more in line with a later era in music. The strong songwriting and a keen sense of pacing and melody continued into the next phase of the ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Over the weekend: Pretty Lights at the Ogden Theatre

    Aaron Thackeray​ Pretty Lights • Lyrics Born • Bobby Collins03.13.10 | Ogden Theatre There is so much sweaty cleavage dangling over the railing of the Ogden's upper deck. One girl, in her haste to abandon her inhibitions, has rolled her shirt up so high that fully half her bra is in vie ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch

    Photo by Autumn DeWildeDoug Martsch, foreground, and the rest of Built to Spill. Doug Martsch, whose band, Built to Spill, headlines this year's Westword Music Showcase on June 12 (click here for more details), is a rarity -- a indie-rock musician who signed to a major label in the mid-'90s who's s ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Suge Knight, Outkast, YouTube Live

    Suge Knight files lawsuit against Kanye West Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has filed a $135,000 lawsuit against Kanye West for a gunshot wound and a robbery of his diamond-stud earring that occurred at West’s pre-MTV Music Awards party back in August 2005. According to TMZ, Knight bel ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Black Hollywood, Lil Kim, Naughty By Nature, Eminem

    The best rapper ever? Vibe readers think so. LOCALS ONLY Metropolitan State College of Denver’s radio station, MetRadio, has been around over a decade, and according to Colorado emcee D.O. it has barely featured any hip-hop. He’s looking to change that, by launching a hip-hop show called “B ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: DMX, VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, Forbes Hip-Hop Cash List

    "Where my reality show at, dogs?" DMX gets a reality show Even though DMX is sitting in a Miami jail waiting to answer to a variety of charges including drug possession, weapons possessions and animal cruelty, some television producers think his life would make for some great entertainment. The sh ... More >>

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    May 9, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Out Tha Box TV, Green Lantern, Common, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY The online Colorado hip-hop show Out Tha Box TV will celebrate two years on air next month and they’re beginning their third year with a bang. The online show will be heading to television sets on May 14 on the ION Network at 3 p.m. “We were looking for a station that was on the move ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: 25 Colorado Rappers Spit on One Song

    Joe Thunder isn’t known for his skills behind the mic. He isn’t known for creating hot beats either. He’s more likely to just listen to records than mix and scratch them. And you’ll catch him nodding his head before he’d bust out in a backspin. So what does Joe Thunder really do? He’s a ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: The Pirate Signal, Remy Ma, Tupac, Diddy, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY In 2006 The Pirate Signal, consisting of rapper-producer Yonnas and DJ A-What, released a self-titled EP that brought a breath of fresh air to the Colorado hip-hop scene. But because the stagnation most hip-hop artists face here in the Mile High, Yonnas moved to Brooklyn, New York, with ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    January 4, 2008
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    August 30, 2007

    Balls of Fury

    Answer all correctly and win a Def Leppard album!

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    February 19, 2007

    Deep Roots

    The sold-out Fillmore was already bumping for the opening DJ before Chi-town sensation Lupe Fiasco (above) took the stage as the warm-up for the Roots on Saturday night. Although brief, Fiasco's set sent the temperature of the room soaring as he bounced around the stage -- militantly for his politic ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006

    Nationalistic

    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

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    June 23, 2005

    RRAAHH Potential

    RRAAHH Foundashun shows what can be done when you have more talent than money.

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    April 21, 2005

    DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid

    Sunday, April 24, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.

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    September 2, 2004

    Junior Reid

    Wednesday, September 8, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.

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    March 4, 2004

    Shake It Up

    Kelis gives thanks to more than her mammaries.

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    May 8, 2003

    Heavy Soul

    White and bright, Sole emerges as independent hip-hop's newest anti-hero.

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    February 13, 2003

    Nas

    God's Son (Columbia)

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    June 8, 2000

    Summertime Rolls

    It's the time of the season to check out some local releases.

  • Film

    May 11, 2000

    Green Light

    Human Traffic is the rave movie that Doug Limans Go should have been.

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Raekwon

    Immobilarity
    (Loud)

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    January 13, 2000

    Swept Away

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

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    August 6, 1998
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    July 2, 1998
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    June 5, 1997

    The Closing of the American Ear

    We have more musical choices than ever before. So why are so few of us taking advantage of them?

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