Courtney Harrell writes for Westword and University of Colorado Denver, telling stories of people and the things they do.
15 days ago | Longform
Bob Domonkos’s plan was hazy, at best, but he knew one thing for sure: He needed rappers. So he posted an ad on Craigslist. “Need rappers for booty-centric rap,” it read. “I have a song I’d like to see get out there…I think this little ditty has g...
1 month ago | The Industry
This year’s Denver Music Summit — the third iteration of the gathering — will be about more than just good music. There will be live performances by local and national artists, yes, but there will also be networking, panels about industry trends a...
“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...
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...
2 months 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...
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...