A bunch of storied bygone Denver bands are getting back together for the night. On Friday, November 15, at the Hi-Dive, Machine Gun Blues, Red Cloud, Monofog, Red Orange Yellow and Horace Van Vaughan are slated to reconvene. Across the street at 3 Kings Tavern, meanwhile, on Tuesday, November 22, an ... More >>
While everybody in the music world is seemingly fixated on the eagerly awaited musical output of a pair of prodigious punks in customized motorcycle helmets, the Lockerpartners have created a piece on a laudable batch of local masked minstrels, the fantastical 36-member beast known collectively as I ... More >>
More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>
3 Kings Tavern owner Jim Norris had been dropping by Mutiny Now almost every week for seven years, trying to convince original owner Jack Jensen to sell it to him. On February 1, he finally sealed the deal. Norris, along with business partners Joe Ramirez and Matt Megyesi, really began negotiati ... More >>
DIRTY FEW @ 3 KINGS TAVERN |1/17/12 Earlier in the night, you wouldn't have guessed that so many people would have shown up so enthusiastic for a local band, many of them knowing the words to all the songs. But Dirty Few from the beginning hyped people up with its own antics to pump itself up for t ... More >>
Lords of Fuzz thundered into being from a tough time in Oscar Ross' life. He'd recently gotten divorced and moved to Denver from Texas and decided to pursue music as an outlet. After numerous line-up changes, and three albums, Lords of Fuzz are releasing their most fully-realized record to date, Bro ... More >>
If you're up early, you've probably already noticed that we put the paddles to Heavy Rotation and brought that feature back to life. We've done the same with another dormant feature, Flier of the Week. Starting today, we'll once again be paying tribute to the tried and true, time-tested method of pr ... More >>
See Also: People of UMS 2011 Kicked off the first day of UMS by catching Bad Weather California in a very humid 3 Kings Tavern. People were packed in pretty tight in the middle of the room and mostly on the flanks. BWC played a loose, relaxed set like the guys had a group meeting beforehand and all ... More >>
First Friday means two things. One: you just paid rent and are probably broke. Two: lots and lots of art openings. Luckily, art openings are free and usually include free wine and snacks. In addition to art shows, there are dance parties, magazine launches and plenty of other things to do this weeke ... More >>
Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>
Ah, yes, we've reached the end of another glorious week in the Rockies, which can only mean another dope weekend of music in the Mile High City. Lenny Kravitz kicks things off tonight with a show at the Buell Theatre, Widespread Panic pulls into the Fillmore for a three-night stand, TaunTaun returns ... More >>
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Last month, Kris Sieger told us that future of Rockaway Tavern was up in the air, and that he was looking for potential investors and might even be up for selling the place. Looks like Sieger, who opened the bar in July 2010 with former 15th Street Tavern owner Myke Martinez and 3 Kings Tavern co-ow ... More >>
There are circuses, and then there are circuses. For what that's worth, Circus Emporium, which brings its roadshow and Museum of Oddities to 3 Kings Tavern tonight, falls into the latter, more overtly gruesome category. Here are a few of our favorite oddities from the sideshow, direct from Coney Isl ... More >>
Jim Norris of 3 Kings Tavern.One of the most refreshing things about living in Denver: Despite how incredibly shitty, mindlessly selfish and inexplicably cruel folks we can sometimes be to one another in this town (watch the news for about five minutes), when one of us is in need, you can alm ... More >>
Update (11/22/11): The good news is our pal Jim Norris is back on the mend. The bad news is that his recent hospital stay has left him with a stack of bills. With that in mind, a number of friends are rallying to support the good Rev with a number of benefits. The first one is slated for December 8 ... More >>
If we know you (and let's face it -- we know you well, probably better than your mom), your plans for Halloween have already begun to take shape. Yes? Well, before you move that entry from pencil to ink on your calendar, there are a few more enticing options to consider at 3 Kings Tavern. On Satur ... More >>
Only in Denver would you see something as heart warmingly incestuous as this: This past weekend, during its UMS set at 3 Kings Tavern, the ferocious lads of Lion Sized turned in a supercharged version of "Shroud," a typically sedate tune by the illustrious Mr. Nathaniel Rateliff. Here the dud ... More >>
Casey Shea's concerned.Every week, we make our way around town to get a gander of the fliers that are hanging up. Here's our rundown of fliers we spotted this week at on random telephone poles and at places like 3 Kings Tavern, Sputnik and Floyd's Barbershop just down the street from Westword ... More >>
Great news for fans of the Foggy Mountain Fuckers, who closed up shop in 2005: We've received confirmation that this beloved band of diesel-fueled shitkickers is slated to play a rare reunion show on Saturday, July 16 at 3 Kings Tavern, with All Capitals, the Landgrabbers and the Bonnie Situation.
We're not going to lie and tell you we haven't been spending an unhealthy amount of time at the newly opened 1UP recently, because we have, and we're not ashamed of it at all. So when we saw this flier for the mythical Magic Cyclops arcade cabinet, we couldn't help but be excited and impresse ... More >>
There is something about a band that looks like they want to be a band -- Atlanta's the Biters (due at 3 Kings Tavern tonight) certainly do, with Joan Jett-ish coifs and leather jackets to match. But beyond the look, there's an equally classic sound, and the quartet takes the tried-and-true r ... More >>
While you might want to spend your day pulling pranks on your coworkers, that doesn't mean you don't still have a full weekend ahead of you. It's okay if you spent all your money on whoopee cushions (we did), because since its First Friday, there are tons of events to hit up on the che ... More >>
Maybe you've seen the billboards around town that proclaim, "Tuaca: It's a Colorado thing." There are plenty of folks around these parts who really dig the vanilla citrus liqueur. Well, tonight at 3 Kings Tavern, six local tattooed bartenders will face off against each other with their own Tu ... More >>
Have fun on just $10?Even though we're well aware that February is a short month, it's still hard to imagine we've already reached the final weekend of it. With rent and bills on the horizon, chances are you might be strapped for cash this weekend, but we've got you covered. Well, that's prov ... More >>
Money is stupid. It really just gets in the way of having a good time and causes more harm than good. Thankfully, provided you're into dance parties, art shows, reading or writing, this weekend has plenty of opportunities to enjoy life on the cheap. That is, provided you're willing to spend a ... More >>
As we post this, a fundraiser is being organized for the Swanks, who recently lost all of their gear in a fire that ravaged their rehearsal space. No word yet on who else is on the bill besides the Swanks and the Landgrabbers, but proceeds from the act's upcoming March 18 show at 3 Kings Tave ... More >>
Okay, so here's an idea that's completely rad and long overdue: This evening, 3 Kings Tavern and the hi-dive have two absolutely splendid bills -- the kind in which you wish you could split yourself in two and be at both places at once. We've got some great news: You can now you can be at both spo ... More >>
Beauty Bar on Christmas night.Christmas night is a big bar night for some people -- those folks who are back in their hometown and who've maybe had just a bit too much quality time with family -- which is why many bars throw special parties on the 25th of December. Nightlife photographer Aaro ... More >>
3 Kings Tavern, Christmas night.Just because it's Christmas this weekend doesn't mean there aren't plenty of activities to take part in on the cheap. Whether you're looking for something to do on Christmas day or if you're interested in getting away from the family this weekend, we've got you ... More >>
The "Bikini and Goggles" fashion showIt was a busy weekend for Westword.com. Hope yours was relaxing though. Here is a round-up of our weekend coverage.
Tom MurphyHot White at 3 Kings Tavern UMS Travelogue, Day One 07.22.10 | Baker District, South Broadway The first day of the UMS festival, a Thursday, was what you might expect in terms of attendees -- mostly other people in bands or those who are clued into the fact that there is plenty of ... More >>
Mustangs & Madras played its final show at 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday night. We were there. It was a pretty damned good party. Drinks were flowing. Saw you there, didn't we? Dunno. Kind of a blur. Sorry. Luckily our resident shutterbug Aaron Thackeray on caught it all on film, snapped som ... More >>
Jordana SturaroUpdate: Mustangs & Madras will take the stage one last time at 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday, January 23, in the company of the Gunshy, Git Some, Only Thunder and Get Three Coffins Ready.[original post: 10.29.09, 11:25:52] It's with more than a tinge of sadness that we report this ... More >>
Supersuckers brought the supersuck at 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday. See photos by Aaron Thackeray on the slideshow page.
Zombie Hate Brigade with Troma president and co-founder Lloyd Kaufman Just got word that local grindcore band Zombie Hate Brigade have signed with Crash Music, a national label out of Phoenix that focuses on heavy metal and rock. The band's debut release on Crash will be an expanded, multimedia-enha ... More >>
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