Music News


Provided that CBS isn't planning a Two and a Half Men marathon, you won't find a dumber way to spend your Tuesday night than on the Denver stop of LMFAO's Party Rock Tour. But you might not find a more enjoyable way, either: On its recent major-label debut, these club-rap kings throw down a non-stop barrage of infectiously goofy rhymes over slick '80s-inspired tracks that make even less use of nuance than the stuff on the Black Eyed Peas' latest. Just as stupid but a bit more stoner-attuned, Shwayze has a new record out called Let It Beat, on which the Malibu duo joins forces with the erudite likes of Snoop Dogg, Ric Ocasek and Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains; of course, its cover still features a bikini-clad babe without a head. Hip-hop purists up in arms over the form's transformation from socially conscious to social lubricant: This shit will infuriate you.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Mikael Wood

Latest Stories