DEVOTCHKA & THE COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | 6/14/13 Sharing the spotlight with an orchestra of more than fifty members, DeVotchKa ran the risk of getting lost in the shuffle on stage at Red Rocks. Then came the aerialists, who climbed high above the stage via slim stretches of fabric and perform ... More >>
#81: Terri Bell Terri Bell has been busy in 2013, changing hats constantly as an artist, photographer, curator and gallerist. But that's all part of being Terri Bell, whose middle name could easily be "Industry." This month alone, she's participated in Month of Photography 2013 in just about every ... More >>
"Metal bands want to portray the opposite of a happy life on their album covers," says Ken Sarafin, and the Vale of Pnath frontman knows from whence he speaks. In addition to creating the awe-inducing artwork for his band's latest release, The Prodigal Empire, Sarafin has illustrated at least a doze ... More >>
It's Flag Day -- an oft-overlooked day of national pride. Some of which is demonstrated in very strange ways. Modern interpretations of Betsy Ross's design can go beyond cloth and, depending on your point of view, beyond good taste, too. Here are ten nontraditional but memorable uses of America's s ... More >>
It was quieter in RiNo yesterday than you'd expect, considering there was a studio tour and a RiNo hunt going on for the last day of Create Denver. But it was nonetheless a perfect day to explore, and whether or not you discovered one of the 100 numbered ceramic rhinos left out for tourists to find ... More >>
The name for Vertigo's new show, The Cowboy Is on the Left, seems like a commentary on the stratification of rural culture, but it's not. "The designer who put together the card advertisement put the photo of the cowboy on the left, and she thought that was the perfect name for the show," says featu ... More >>
Boris (due Saturday, October 15, at the Marquis Theater) has had one prolific career thus far, with seventeen albums released since its start in 1992 and multiple collaboration projects with artists like SunnO)))), Keiji Haino and Michio Kurihara of psychedelic band Ghost. Though based out of Tokyo, ... More >>
The right wing likes to portray President Barack Obama as either one of two things: the good-times party animal you can spot in a Tag Team video, or the stereotypical Angry Black Man. Neither image brings to mind a good leader (and both are, you know, quietly racist). But as we saw on Tuesday during ... More >>
You know how we like our metal bands? That's right: Shirtless, bearded, with ten feet of hair that they whip in a helicopter-like fashion, looking something fierce overall, playing flying V's in fields of fire with random explosions happening all around them. That's how we like our metal band ... More >>
Pretty much sums it up.It takes some wading through sludge of child pornography, gore, rampant racism and herp-a-derp-check-out-my-dubs threads, but the best thing (and possibly the only truly good thing) about /b/ has always been the memes, little image-based internet in-jokes that people re ... More >>
Katy Perry with Steve Buscemeyes.The prostitutes in the Coen brothers' film Fargo probably had the all-time best description of actor Steve Buscemi's bizarre face: "kinda funny-lookin'." Well, thanks to the Tumblr "Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes," we now know that the actor's funny-looking eyes ... More >>
Dressing up like this is not a half bad idea.If you've been in your relationship for a while, chances are your Valentine's Day can be a pretty laid-back affair -- a rose will suffice, or a nice card, just something to show her that you're thinking about her and you care. If your relationship ... More >>
Ever since Nic Cage as Everyone stopped entertaining us roughly 46 seconds ago, we've been on a vigilant lookout for the next memomenon (that's "meme"="phenomenon") involving celebrities and Photoshop; now, a seeming eternity later, we've found it: Tom Hanks is a Lot of Animals, a photo/chop ... More >>
Over the past decade, Weezer has become more and more ridiculous, from its songwriting to its performances (Kenny G, seriously?). And now you can add its album cover art to the running tally of ridiculousness: See the snapshot Jorge Garcia here, the actor who played Hurley on Lost? This is ... More >>
Click to enlargeComputers are chock full of fancy tools to make the task of designing a flier easy. That earns you extra style points when you take the time to sit down with the scissors, a pile of old magazines and some Elmer's glue to bang up the old-school collage flier (or use Photoshop t ... More >>
Well, this is awesome. The site Comics Alliance came up witht the brilliant idea to compile a list of songs that should be comics, then use a little Photoshop magic to create covers for each of their fictional creations. Or, in the case of the awesome "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" (an exc ... More >>
Brandon Marshall as a Photoshop Dolphin.Brandon Marshall undoubtedly hoped the drama that preceded his exit from Denver would be forgotten once he landed in Miami. But no such luck. Overnight on ESPN Radio, host Mike Salk was looking for an example to demonstrate that the NFL is tougher on ... More >>
starbucks.comHappy now?In case you're surfing the Internet today and are flummoxed by reports of Guy Fieri winning a Peabody award or a controversy surrounding a dessert app replacing real sweets (not to mention Google officially changing its name to "Topeka")...don't forget to check the date ... More >>
Sometimes we have to wonder if folks that program for Apple's App Store are hell-bent on wasting people's time. We spent an evening with as many artist-specific iPhone apps we could get our hands on and found a few amazing things, a few interesting things and a plethora of pure and total cr ... More >>
Libby Weaver gets another chance to show off her god-given talents on the Colorado View cover.Remember the September cover of Denver Magazine? The one that showed Deuce/Channel 31 personalities Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdal going from anchors to skank-ers by way of a photo that showed them ... More >>
Incubus was three-fifths of the way formed back in high school in California twenty years ago. Safe to say the band had no idea how popular its music would be - the group has three platinum albums in the US, and two of those went platinum twice. Born in the alternative boom of the early '90s, Inc ... More >>
A spirit photography class teaches you how to uncover fakes.
Quiznos' rats aren't nearly as creepy as the old guy from the Today Show as Ronald McDonald. Some fast-food ad campaigns work because they're funny -- like the Taco Bell Chihuahua ads from the early '90s, or the more current examples from Jack-in-the-Box, which invite us to send our respects to the ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part two features "Reissues and ... More >>
Alright, this may just be the coolest flier we've seen all year. This one's all about the old school. All day, every day, Playboy. Know what I'm saying? We're talking Sharpies, an Xacto knife, some old magazines and a glue stick. Fuck Photoshop. This is how is used to be done. And as a bonus, it's p ... More >>
Mark Penner-Howell and Anne Thulson return to their roots.
Th'ink Tank presents a Photoshopped art show.
There's more than one way to play with your Wii.
Fame has its price for Video Professor John Scherer -- and he's eager to pay.
Warren Kelly, Jules Olitski and Christo make contemporary art about the landscape.
From the week of January 8, 2004
The members of Bis know what's wrong with most of their peers: They're too old.