If you've been hungry for hip-hop, now's the time to satisfy your appetite. Over the next two nights, a long time hip-hop veteran duo will make another Colorado appearance. Tonight, they'll get the party going at the Fox Theatre in Denver. Tomorrow, they'll be headlining the SIA after party at the Summit Music Hall. Concerted Effort will be covering tonight's Boulder show, but both nights are sure to please.
Over the past decade and a half, People Under The Stairs have been hard at work developing, defining and sharing their laid back west coast inspired hip-hop sound. The duo of Thes One and Double K formed People Under The Stairs in 1997, and since then they now have a catalog that is eight albums strong, including the newly released album Highlighter. Their longevity is due to their ability to continually create music with a distinctive sunny California feel and easy-going party atmosphere through clever rhymes, steady cadence, and smooth beats derived from funk and soul samples. Whether one hears a song from the latest album or from way in the beginning, that inherent identifiable sound unifies them all. Check out "San Francisco Knights" from their first album The Next Step and "Talkin' Back To The Streets" from Highlighter.
People Under the Stairs - San Francisco Knights by williejmusic
People Under The Stairs | Highlighter | Talkin' Back To The Streets by piecelock70
Prime Element will join People Under The Stairs in Boulder tonight as local support. Prime Element is an up and coming local Denver hip-hop group that has also been hard at work over the past couple of years. This hip-hop group has a similar penchant for crafty laid back style hip-hop songs joined by good lyrical work. Inspired by many underground hip-hop greats, Prime Element represents the head-nodding hip-hop party sound in Denver. Check out "Positive Direction".
The doors open at the Fox Theatre tonight at 8:30PM and the show starts at 9:00PM. The show is all ages and tickets are $20 (Add $2 if you are under 21). Tickets and more information are available online here.
If you can't make it to Boulder tonight, or if you need a double dose of People Under The Stairs, there is a second show in Denver tomorrow night at Summit Music Hall. Vancouver hip-hop group Sweatshop Union and local hip-hop artists 3Two and Bullhead*ded will support Thursday night's show. The doors to the Summit Music Hall show open tomorrow at 8:00PM. This all ages show is $18 in advance or $20 day of show. Tickets and more information are available online here.