Photo essay: Chali 2na, MTHDS, Roster McCabe @ the Fox Theatre

The house was indeed vibin' Wednesday night at the Fox Theatre in Boulder for Chali 2na. Minneapolis-based Roster McCabe opened the show, followed by local Colorado mainstays MTHDS, which laid down a lively mix of guitar-driven rock, hip-hop, harmonic reggae and funk.

If we booked Film on the Rocks…

By Ashley Dean, Laura Keeney, Matt Miller, John Wenzel and Francie Swidler For 14 going on 15 years, Film on the Rocks has had the honor and privilege of matching some of our top Colorado bands with our favorite cult classic moves for summer nights at the amphitheater.

The five best Brother Ali songs

The Rhymesayers Entertainment family will be well represented this Saturday night at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom  for the Winter Shredded Beats event. Brother Ali is leading the lineup along with Evidence, Danny Brown, Prof, DJ Abilities and K-Flay.

Steal This Track: M.T.H.D.S and Ryan Michael Redders

This week we’ve got genre-defying hip-hop from M.T.H.D.S. featuring Chali 2na and topical folk from Ryan Michael Redders. Denver’s M.T.H.D.S. (Music That Heightens Different Senses) is a potpourri of various styles, from rock to hip-hop and all points in-between.

The Mile High Makeout: Whiskey Blanket fiddles with underground hip-hop

"It took us some time to figure out what we sound like." Joe Lessard is ruminating on a common challenge for musicians. At some point in their maturation, most bands find themselves trying to reconcile their influences -- the artists who inspired them to be what they are -- and their own unique identities to determine what they truly want to be.