Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. Born and raised (mostly) in Colorado, she has covered the music, food, arts and cannabis beats for Westword. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
3 days ago | Commentary
A couple of years back, the Blend — a local semi-regular house-music showcase — held a 1980s-themed costume party. To no one's surprise, it was a hit, and on Saturday, October 3, the Blend is going to host a remix at Pearl's, 608 East 13th Avenue....
5 days ago | Music News
I have a son who will turn two in November, and like many kids his age, he is absorbing language with a vengeance. Every day he has at least one new word to share with the people who make up his current world. Sooner or later, one of those words...
25 days ago | Commentary
It's happened to just about every electronic music fan out there: You're standing in front of the speakers, soaking up the sounds of your favorite DJ, and all of a sudden, that guy — or that girl — intrudes on your space and proceeds to ...
29 days ago
1 month ago | Music Festivals
The first time I heard about Burning Man, I was eighteen years old and my best friend from high school had just returned from a four-month trip trekking across India. I told her what I'd been up to — discovering the rave scene in the Midwest, basi...