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Thursday, May 10,2012

The future is black

Denver hip-hop trio BLKHRTS creates its own genre

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
The Denver hip-hop trio BLKHRTS is seeing that some people are having a hard time trying to classify the type of music they make. The music is dark and aggressive and influenced by industrial and punk rock like Joy Division and The Misfits. The trio, which consists of Yonnas Abraham, King FOE and Karma tha Voice, dress in all black, give menacing looks from the stage, and when the music drops, go crazy. One writer called their style “goth rap.”
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Thursday, February 16,2012

Biff 2012 | Foxy lady

Pam Grier, the ‘baddest one-chick hit squad in town,’ comes to Boulder

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
In her memoir, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, Pam Grier shares a life of love and tragedy and success and heartbreak. She describes her life living in Denver, London and California. She writes about her entry into the world of Hollywood and the experience of working on classic films from the ’70s like Coffy and Foxy Brown and on her career-defining roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown and the Showtime series The L Word.
Tuesday, December 27,2011

The House of Marley’s headphones bring Positive Vibration

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
With the music industry clamoring to find ways to make money, the artists themselves are using their names to brand a variety of products. As of late, headphones have been all the rage. Thanks to Dr. Dre and his line of Beats by Dre headphones, other artists like 50 Cent, Ludacris and RZA have all jumped in to cash-in on the craze.
Wednesday, December 14,2011

Powerbag keeps you powered up

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
We now live in an era where we carry an abundance of portable electronic devices on us. Whether it’s a phone, a camera, an iPod, tablet computer or some other device, we find the need to stay connected and powered up. But what if the battery of your iPad is at 10 percent or your smart phone’s battery indicator is in the red and there are no available outlets to power up?
Monday, December 12,2011

For the tech-hound

Gadget gifts for geeky guys and gals

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
Just 10 years ago we couldn’t imagine some of the technology we have today. Everything from small touch-screen computers and phones to the near irrelevancy of CDs and DVDs. This year we’ve compiled just a few of the best and brightest technological advances made recently that inventors hope will make life just a little bit more convenient, fun and cool. Check them out!
Monday, December 12,2011

Vital video games

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
The holiday season is also a season of gaming. Every fall, the biggest and brightest video games hit store shelves with hopes of filling the stockings of hard-core gamers and casual gamers alike. Luckily, we’re here to tell you what’s hot, and what’s not.
Wednesday, December 7,2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 says this is World War 3

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
The drama surrounding Modern Warfare development studio Infinity Ward and former studio heads' beef with their bosses at Activision, and ultimately the firing of the studio heads, had fans questioning if the quality of the "Call of Duty" spinoff would suffer. But with the game breaking sales records by selling 6.5 million copies of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" within 24 hours of it being released, the back story apparently didn’t matter. The Call of Duty franchise has cemented itself as an unmovable bastion of the video game world similar to Mario, Madden and Zelda. And "Modern Warfare 3" backs it all up.
Friday, October 28,2011

Resistance 3 brings more enemies, weapons to the battle

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
With the Resistance series making its debut on the Playstation 3 back in 2006, it has quickly become one of the best franchises on the system. Now in its third iteration, Resistance 3 continues the story of a world being invaded and occupied by an alien race called the Chimera in an alternate 1950’s era of the United States.
Friday, October 21,2011

Gears of War 3 ends trilogy with great story, action

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
It’s been about three years since Gears of War 2 was released, a great and hugely popular game with a multiplayer that struggled at first but became addictive that fans continued to play years after the game came out. Now with Gears of War 3, the trilogy comes to an end, but the gaming continues on.
Thursday, October 20,2011

Mystery music man

Mum's the word for Portishead's Geoff Barrow

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
In 1994, Portishead dropped an album that would cement trip-hop as a legitimate genre of music and make stars out of Beth Gibbons, Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley. Although the band detested the “trip-hop” label, their debut album Dummy defined the genre. Filled with dramatic, jazz-based melodies, chords and samples over mid-tempo, hip-hop-inspired breakbeats, along with Gibbons’ haunting vocals, Dummy inspired a plethora of bands in the mid-’90s...