Founded in 2008, Ghost B.C. created a bit of mystique for itself right from the start. The sextet is essentially anonymous in its elaborate costumes, with singer Papa Emeritus II decked out like a satanic pope, and his cardinals, The Ghouls With No Name, performing in uniform brown robes whose cowls ... 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 >>
Carrie Underwood debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with her fourth album, Blown Away, selling 267,000 copies. Underwood's latest trails only Madonna's MDNA, which sold 358,000, as the biggest-selling debut of 2012.
Another noteworthy feat for Underwood this week: She f ... More >>
Did you miss Chess at the Arvada Center? Now you have a second chance to see the production, which has moved to the Lone Tree Arts Center's Main Stage Theater, where it opens tonight. In the meantime, here's a reprise of Juliet Wittman's review:
The semi-operatic Chess doesn't have a lot of dialog ... More >>
Lots of noise on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the past two weeks, and it hasn't been from Adele...for once. Last week, newcomers One Direction made history as the first British import with a number-one album debut -- neither the Spice Girls nor the Beatles had albums ever debut at number one in ... More >>
Chess comes with almost as many stereotypes (the nerd, the genius, the poorly adjusted savant) and cliches (the pawn, checkmate, knights and chivalry) as it does pieces. But director Rod Lansberry isn't interested in any of them.
Tomorrow, he and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will ... More >>
In the late 1970s, Tesco Vee was an elementary school teacher in Michigan who lead something of a secret life, first as a fan of punk rock and then as the frontman of one of the most notorious and hilarious bands of that era -- the Meatmen (due this afternoon at Twist & Shout for ... More >>
We've patiently sat through constant reports of Prince William and Kate's big day. We're being bombarded hourly by updates about what color Kate's panties are going to be and what crazy diet she's on. About what tuxedo Prince William will sport and where he's getting his royal pubes trimmed. ... More >>
There's a certain political group that pays a lot of lip service to individual property rights -- raise your hand if this sounds familiar: Lower taxes, gun ownership, capitalism! As it turns out, there seems to be one aspect of individual property that certain group does not seem to respect ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Because of the peculiarities of this gig, I've crossed paths quite a few times over the past few years with the Geeks Who Drink, an enterprise profiled in this Westword cover story. Most often, these run-ins have taken the form of me walking in the door of some tap-shack or restauran ... More >>