Weekly Buzz

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Feb 252004
 
Authors: Gabriel Dance

Ill beats, funky lyrics and old friends visit the area this

week, so lend an ear to any or all of the different types of music

on tap.

Tonight Soul Position, the hip-hop heroes from Ohio, arrive at

the Bluebird Aggie. With RJD2 composing the beats and Blueprint

lacing the lyrics, the group has become an underground delight.

Soul Position caught a break when Atmosphere frontman Slug decided

to release several of their albums on his own label Rhymesayers

Entertainment. Underground artists often are innovators helping

steer the direction of their particular genre and Soul Position is

no exception.

If you want another go at supporting homegrown music, local band

Tinkers Punishment is fresh off an appearance at KTCL’s “Not so

Silent Nights” concert in December of last year. They are set to

play Saturday night at the Gothic in Denver. This upstart band has

a bright future in front of them, so you’ll be able to say “I saw

them when…”

Monday night has two dope shows that should both draw large,

enthusiastic crowds. At the Fillmore in Denver O.A.R. makes another

appearance in one of their favorite states.

“I think Colorado just has a really great music scene. Every

time we play here we just really love the vibe and have had awesome

shows,” said guitarist Richard On in an interview last year with

The Collegian.

Many joined the ranks of O.A.R. loyalists after their awesome

show with Gov’t Mule at Moby Arena last year, and now there is

another opportunity to see this band that specializes in live

performances.

Also on Monday night, the Fox Theatre in Boulder hosts a hip-hop

group that has been flirting with national stardom for several

years. The Dialated Peoples are what many consider hip-hop at its

finest. And if you can’t make it to the Monday show, fear not. The

group is coming to CSU next Friday. Hip-hop hooray.

Finally, Tuesday night the Ogden in Denver offers a show by

someone who owes much of his fame to college listeners — Howie

Day.

Rolling Stone called Day’s music “halfway between folk music and

dance music, Tim Buckley and Fatboy Slim – it’s evolved,

sophisticated pop that does not limit or trouble to define

itself.”

Much props to a kid who graduated high school, decided to become

exactly what he wanted and has put in the legwork to prove it.

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