RJD2 at the Bluebird Theater

Spending countless hours hunched over my computer in intense sentiment, spewing out desperate, shocking, bleeding, fuming poetry to the penetrating backdrop of RJD2, Friday night at the Bluebird Theater in Denver couldn’t have come sooner. There is something so evocative about a man who can pair classic hip hop with sixties gun-slinging rock and cut it with piercing scratches and looming strings to produce som...

06 Feb 7:21 PM 0 Read More...

Cat Power at the Ogden Theater

Cat Power is erratic. Chan Marshall's extensive history of debilitating stage fright, mental breakdowns, and substance abuse have so colored perceptions of her music that her image, for years, has been that of the delicate, wilting flower, singing at volumes barely above a whisper, her face averted from the crowd. Of course, this is the myth of Cat Power, rather than the considerably more complicated reality that...

04 Feb 4:20 AM 0 Read More...

The Pharcyde at the Fox Theatre

Recently, I ventured back in time to a place where men proved their worth by how cocked their cap sat and their pants sagged; where the streets were alive with protest against shady businessmen and crooked cops, and the rule was: the brighter and bigger the clothes, the doper the bro. Twenty years after their debut, with a few bumps in the road, plenty of solid singles and quintessential nineties hip hop albums, ...

31 Jan 7:23 PM 0 Read More...

Vote for Radio 1190 in Westword's Best of 2013

The poll for Westword's Best of Denver 2013 is up, and we're hoping that you'll vote for Radio 1190! Can you believe that there aren't categories for best radio stations? Us either! But Westword gives you the option to fill in a category, and hope you will vote for us. Here's what you need to do: For #184, paste in "Best Non-Commercial Radio Station - Radio 1190"--it's that simple! Then, fill out at least twenty o...

25 Jan 9:13 PM 0 Read More...

Sea Wolf at the Marquis Theatre

On Unexpected Friendship and Improbably Water Dwelling Creatures: Any relatively “underground” show is inherently a breeding ground for judgment and pretentiousness. I try my absolute hardest not to subscribe to these ideals, but it probably doesn’t help when I have a DSLR strapped around my neck and spend the rest of the time furiously jotting notes down in a Moleskine. I probably look like King Douche ou...

23 Jan 4:10 PM 0 Read More...