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Lese Majesty by Shabazz Palaces • album art from Sub Pop

Review: Shabazz Palaces “Lese Majesty”

Review: Shabazz Palaces “Lese Majesty”

When listening to “Lese Majesty,” the new album by Seattle-based hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces, it’s easy to pick up on a sort of aged wisdom. The writing is smart, the instrumentals are precise, and the album has a the type of confidence that only comes with years of roaming the earth. Thus, it wasn’t exactly

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Top 10 albums of year (so far)

Album art courtesy of Capitol Records  What a year so far. From psychedelic breakout swagger to postmodern new wave bliss to long awaited releases, 2014 has already delivered a serious batch of music from some of the biggest artists in the world. After dozens upon dozens of listens, “The Metropolitan” took it upon ourselves to

Partygoers are over the moon at Supermoon event

Whenever a full or new moon happens at the time of its closest point to earth in its orbit, you get what’s called a “perigee-syzgy” — or, to the layman, a supermoon. And in celebration of the biggest and brightest moon of the year, friends and Denver musical cohorts booked a do-it-yourself, bring-your-own-drinks-style supermoon party

Hip-hop dead at Underground Music Festival

My UMS experience and why I walked out of a perfectly joyful People Under the Stairs performance. Don’t tell me you don’t love a good festival. The Coachellas, Bonnaroos and South by Southwests of the country give us hard-working Americans a chance to break away for a time, hop in the old van, wear cut-off

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Review: Sarah Jaffe “Don’t Disconnect” Album

Photo taken from Stay true to who you are. That’s the main message in soulful indie singer, songwriter, and vocalist Sarah Jaffe‘s new album “Don’t Disconnect.” Digging deep into her Texas roots, Jaffe brings fans a new perspective on the typical laid back vibe, through a focus on individuality. Jaffe rocked the music world


YarmonyGrass Music Festival Preview

When the sun sets along the headwaters of the Colorado River, a majestic beauty consumes the landscape as it cuts through Rancho del Rio along Yarmony Mountain —creating an ideal location for a musical festival. The seventh annual YarmonyGrass Music Festival will take place from August 15 -17 at the secluded campgrounds of Rancho del