Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCaughey (best known for his work with the Young Fresh Fe ... More >>
Since forming in 2005, Aloft in the Sundry has gone through nine members. And while nearly every position in the band has changed hands at least once, founder and frontman Jason Hernandez has been the one constant, keeping the band soldiering on with the addition of new members, including the ... More >>
Thanks to all the unfounded trade rumors, Jimenez has no idea what team he actually plays for.Even a reporter for a high school paper will tell you, it's kind of a basic rule of journalism: Get more than one source and don't just print anonymous rumors. It's what separates a news source from ... More >>
Nothing made it to this level in 2011.Love it or hate, the Super Bowl crosses almost every cultural subgroup in the United States, and as befitting of such a massive national holiday, it also inspires new pop-culture touch points. From Mean Joe Green to Betty White, from Janet Jackson's wardr ... More >>
With Taking Woodstock in theaters today, hippies are on our mind. Specifically those scantily clad, flowers-in-the-hair, joint-tugging types who make us children of the '80s wish we had a DeLorean, a six pack of plutonium, and plenty of road. We're sure there are some lovable hippie chick ... 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 >>
Frosted Flakes Gold Kellogg's Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Amber flakes made of corn, rice and wheat and baked to an ultra-hard consistency. You could practically pick a lock with them. But a mystery remains: Where's the frosting? I mean, they couldn't call them Frosted Flakes ... More >>
Yesterday, baseball fans read plenty about Dr. Marc Philippon. He's the Vail-based hip expert who recently examined Yankees slugger (and admitted steroid user) Alex Rodriguez, determining that he's not only got a bizarre cyst -- wonder how that popped up? -- but also a torn labrum. If rest doesn't a ... More >>
The Game. And now, without further ado... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with the Game. • Little Fyodor celebrates a quarter-century of zaniness. • Lee Ball, RIP. • Next Astrophagus gig to feature Astrophagus playing, uh, its own songs? • Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • The ... More >>
Jumbo Krispies Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Rice alone isn't enough to make these Krispies. The supersized kernels also feature wheat, corn and oats -- hence the words "Multi-Grain" squeezed between the "Jumbo" and "Krispies" in the cereal's name. The pieces aren't ... More >>
The February 9 More Messages blog "What's Up With the Denver Post's A-Rod Obsession?" noted that the Post splashed reports that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for steroids in 2003 all over its Sunday front page, and followed up with a jumbo page-one banner and a huge s ... More >>
In case you're curious... Today in Cafe Society: • From Rock to Riesling: Tool Frontman on a Different Kind of Tour. • No Beach, But At Least Arvada Has Restaurant Blu and C-Level. • Microbrewing history gets its own photo book. Today in Backbeat Online: • Breathe Carolina Premiers New Vid ... More >>
The banner above the main headline on the cover of today's Denver Post's focuses on New York Yankees standout Alex Rodriguez, who allegedly tested positve for steroids in 2003 despite public claims that he never used the stuff. An even larger A-Rod photo accompanies "Time for A-Rod to Come Clean," a ... More >>
Goal! follows an immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy.
MLB 2K6 throws more chin music than strikes.
Chris Browne's bowling documentary has gloom to spare.
Frank Deford travels back in time for The Old Ball Game.
Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He's not likely to find one here.
This new docudrama is a real mind-bender.
Baseball's older, by George!
The cut-rate Rockies are armed and presumed harmless.
Top bulls have become the big stars of rodeo.
A World Series miracle could save a devilish year.
Colorado mopes along with baseball's other underachievers.
The Boys of Summer and Joys of Autumn fade into baseball's Icy Winter of Discontent.
Baseball's extraordinary season was staged by a mix of good and bad guys.
From the week of July 26, 2001
While some dismiss the sport, backers say the attraction of darts is hard to miss.
Chump-change baseball teams find a pot of gold in the early season.
Ignored American racquet players may be ready to reap rewards in this heady game.
Will the newly minted Rockies soar or end up sore-armed again this season?
Horse racing nears the finish line.
Is A-Rod's golden glove a golden fleece?
The good, the bad and the very ugly of athletics in 2000.
Come to think of it, a Subway Series might be a good thing.