John Carpenter is a goddamned genius. Throughout the late '70s and well into the '80s, the best B-movie director to ever live cranked out a startling number of classic films. Not everything he touched during that period turned to gold -- his adaptation of Stephen King's Christine is pretty mediocre, ... More >>
To the uninitiated, Devo is just some '80s band with funny hats who did that "Whip It" song that occasionally gets a nod on Family Guy or something. To the slightly wiser, they were the basis of Weird Al's mind-bending original "Dare to Be Stupid." Such a person might start getting to know the sound ... More >>
FRI & SAT | ADVENTURE CLUB at OGDEN THEATRE | 1/10-1/11 The Montreal-based Adventure Club is a duo that started as a pop-punk act. Quickly outgrowing that hybrid, Christian Srigley and Leighton James started making electronic music, their first foray into it being a remix of Brand New's "Daisy." Adv ... More >>
Formed in Tampa -- the home of death metal -- in 1984, Morbid Angel (due Friday, November 22, at the Bluebird Theater) may not have put out the subgenre's founding document (an honor generally bestowed on Possessed's 1985 masterpiece, Seven Churches), but it can rightfully be considered one of its p ... More >>
These are the phantoms of the metal opera. They are the faceless. Human? Alien? Robot? Beast? Pinky and the Brain? Luke Skywalker's father? Nobody knows for sure. The only way we could ever find out is if we go back in time to the '50s to collect a bunch of UPC codes for some X-ray glasses. For now, ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
Welcome to Rawktober! The month is getting kicked off with a bang tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center with the Twins of Evil Tour featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, and the rest of the week is shaping up to be pretty stellar, too, with some dubstep and doom metal shows rounding out the week's bes ... More >>
Austin, Texas weirdo Paul Soileau has done the drag thing: Within the confines of heels and pearls, the performer has seen plenty of success under the Rebecca Havemeyer moniker. But Soileau desired more for himself and the stage, and after scratching just below his own performance surface, he found ... More >>
CREED at PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 5/19/12There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can be open-minded about Creed and those who cannot. It's fair to say that the majority of the mainstream media falls into the first category, and perhaps for good reason: The '90s all-stars have had almost tw ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>
Legendary bass player and merchandising tycoon Gene Simmons has announced a new restaurant chain creatively titled Rock & Brews that will satisfy hungry classic rock fans craving to eat in a place that looks like a glorified backstage area. The franchise will debut this year in El Segundo, CA, and a ... More >>
Big photos below.The hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body from a Dallas hospital to Air Force One one fateful November day in 1963 is coming to Boulder. Developer and car collector Stephen Tebo -- not, not that Tebow -- picked it up for $176,000, and he says that one day it'll be part ... More >>
Chances are you've seen -- and screamed at -- some of Ed Edmunds' work, whether you realize it or not. The artist is responsible for creating the creepy animatronics in haunted houses all over Colorado, as well as for making custom projects like set pieces for Alice Cooper. Edmunds' Greeley c ... More >>
Outsider musician Larry "Wild Man" Fischer passed away last week at the age of 66 due to heart failure. He wasn't exactly the most well-known musician in the world, but his blend of crazed outsider songwriting and a knack for attracting some popular friends -- including Rosemary Clooney, Fran ... More >>
Lori Midson Pleased to meat you!On Saturday, Il Mondo Vecchio's Mark DeNittis, Denver's high priest of salumi (and the newest member of FIVE), ushered a half dozen meat-heads into his laboratory, as part of a whole hog hoedown that exposed voyeurs to a 190-pound, Blue Butt beast that sacrifi ... More >>
Lori MidsonMark DeNittis, the salumi king of Il Mondo Vecchio, completes the ring of FIVEEarlier this week, we announced the bumper crop of super-talented local culinarians who were tapped to become the next ring of FIVE -- namely Paul Reilly (Encore), Brandon Biederman (Steuben's), Enrique ... More >>
Photo: Aaron Thackeray3OH!3 last night at the 1STBANK Center. KTCL's Not So Silent Night with 3OH!3 Innerparty System | Oh My Stars | The Epilogues 11.26.10 | 1STBANK Center View 3OH!3 at 1STBANK slideshow Watching 3OH!3's rise over the last few years has been an interesting one, and the best gaug ... More >>
Electric Six have been bringing the party to the unwary for six albums in as many years, starting with 2003's Fire and leading up to the brand-new Kill. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy Git Some The Frantix, Git Some, the Omens and the Purple Fluid Saturday, September 20, 2008 Wax Trax Better Than: Most so-called “punk rock” shows. Wax Trax, long a stalwart of underground music in Denver, celebrated its 30th year anniversary this past Saturday with a full d ... More >>
Remember right after Columbine, when reports suggested that the killer students may have taken their marching orders from Marilyn Manson? These claims were subsequently debunked -- as it turns out, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren't Manson fans. But even if they'd spent their every waking hour ea ... More >>
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The Mansfields find the fun in punk rock's angst.
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Cristophe Cranberri injects a little kung fu hustle into his latest project.
Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.
The second coming of the Lord.
Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.
All Politics Is Loco
March 20, 2003
After a year on the outside, Sean Kelly is back in the kitchen.
On the Phoenix food front.
Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.
Twenty-five years after releasing Britain's first punk single, the Damned return to the fray -- and to form.
Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.
Kinky Friedman is an author/musician/Jewish cowboy like no other.
Never mind the rumors; here's the Sex Pistols.
Musical crime and punishment with Little Fyodor.
Down in southeast Colorado, the Virgin Mother has gone Holly-ward.
White Zombie's frontman on Disney World, KISS and Pee-wee's Playhouse.