• Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    A rundown of the rap world's favorite drugs

    Drug culture isn't relegated exclusively to rock, obviously. For its part, the rap game is equally loaded with drug references of all kinds, from Promethazine and DMT to LSD and PCP, and likewise addled with its own cautionary tales and fatalities. While there's nothing as concrete to suggest that d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    The ten greatest West Coast rappers of all time

    West Coast rap is sometimes disparaged by hip-hop purists for it's perceived lack of lyricism and substance, but what it lacks in lyrical acrobatics and "message," it more than makes up for in personality. Whether the aesthetic is raw and violent or chill and relaxed, the sentiment comes through equ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    "Nasty Chicks of Foco:" Facebook pages up the ante on Gossip Girl

    Given the accessibility of Facebook pages and photos, it's surprising we don't hear more stories like this one: Some young dipshits in Fort Collins created a series of pages with names like "Nasty Chicks of Foco" whose main purpose was apparently to attack and demean assorted high school girls as wh ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012


    Not So Black & White

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The ten best movies featuring rappers

    Wu-Tang has been immersed in kung-fu for so long, it was inevitable that one member of the Clan would make a major appearance in a martial arts movie at some point. The RZA appeared briefly in Ghost Dog in 1999, but only for a passing moment, though he did produce the soundtrack. In The Man with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Videos: Katt Williams loses his sh*t on Denver heckler, gets booed offstage

    Katt Williams is one of the current scene's most popular standup comics. But when he was heckled at Denver's Wells Fargo Theatre last night, his response backfired in a big way. His Denver-dissing verbal onslaught prompted a cascade of booing that led to him stopping the show early and storming offs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    New shows: STS9 and String Cheese NYE runs, Fun. at 1STBANK, DeVotchKa and more

    New Year's Eve is shaping up to be an epic night of shows, with the String Cheese Incident pulling into 1STBANK Center for a three-night NYE run (tickets on sale this Saturday, September 29), STS9 plays three shows at the Fillmore (tickets on sale Friday, September 28), and the Motet's Beginning of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    (UPDATE) New Concerts: Skrillex vs Knife Party, Bob Dylan and Green Day at 1STBANK

    A bunch of new shows this week. The two biggest of the bunch: Bob Dylan, whose new album, Tempest , hits the stores today, is coming to the 1STBANK Center for a two-night stand in late October, and Green Day, due for a date at the Broomfield venue in February. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, meanwhile, br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    An evening with Ed Harris (and Tom Bower?) at the Starz Denver Film Festival

    Photo courtesy of the Denver Film SocietyEd Harris with his co-stars for the evening, Starz Denver Film Festival co-founder Ron Henderson and Mayor John Hickenlooper.​The Starz Denver Film Festival is seldom able to lure the biggest name actors to make appearances even when using its annual Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008
  • Music

    June 14, 2007
  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    The Longest Yawn

    This heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes.

  • Film

    November 10, 2005

    Off the Tracks

    Clive Owen gets pushed to his limits, right along with the audience.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    DJ Quik

    Saturday, August 27, Ogden Theatre, 303-831-2525.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Terror Squad

    Crunktoberfest, Thursday, October 14, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Turning Pro

    The Procussions take their homegrown hip-hop to the West Coast.

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Playing It Cool

    When it comes to hip-hop career longevity, LL Cool J knows that size matters.

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Tha Liks

    X.O. Experience (Loud/Columbia)

  • Music

    January 18, 2001


    Restless (Loud)

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    The Need for Weed

    By aiming for the lowest common denominator, Up in Smoke went over like gangbusters.

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    The Wide World of Rap

    Exploring the endless variety of today's hip-hop.

  • Music

    April 29, 1999


    Defari teaches hip-hop and history with equal skill.