Courtney Harrell writes for Westword and University of Colorado Denver, telling stories of people and the things they do.
9 days ago | Music News
“You can make a beer out of salmon, can’t you?” “Sure, we can just put the salmon in the blender, like a Bass-o-matic.” The members of bluegrass band Leftover Salmon laugh, looking up at the tanks of beer towering above them in the back of Brecken...
11 days ago | Music News
Reed Bruemmer isn’t against weed or “marijuana refugees." But his shirts are. Following the popularity of his “Hail Peyton” T-shirts, the Speedwolf singer designed two new shirts poking fun at stoner culture — you know, to balance out all those du...
12 days ago | Profiles
At 6:30 a.m., downtown Denver is still dark. The sun won’t rise for another 40 minutes, but a line of people already stretches around the block, waiting to get into Lodo’s Bar & Grill for this year's Channel 93.3's Keggs & Eggs. Nearly eve...
12 days ago | Music News
Last week, we found this Craigslist ad seeking talented rappers: Need Rappers for booty-centric rap. I have a song I'd like to see get out there. I'd like to make a video of it as well (I have equipment to effect this). I've taught writing and poe...
23 days ago | Profiles
Joshua Fairman and Jordan Linit have been playing music together since they were thirteen. In middle school, their parents would drop them off at Blues Bars with state-issued papers giving the teenagers permission to play music in an adult venue. ...
24 days ago | Profiles
The house calls are always the hardest. You don’t know what’s going to be in there. It could be a conservative dinner party, a room full of wasted bachelorettes or (worst-case scenario) a single unsuspecting person, home alone. The house Nic Hamme...