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    October 23, 2014

    Five Lesser Works of John Carpenter That Are Worth Exploring

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Devo's Jerry Casale: "All you can do, really, is try to contribute to the horror as little as possible."

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Morbid Angel's David Vincent on music: "I don't really look at labels. I like good music"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The ten best faceless metal bands

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Why do musicians endorse candidates?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The five best concerts this week: October 1-5

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
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    July 19, 2012

    Don't call him queen: Paul Soileau talks about more-punk-than-drag persona Christeene Vale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    Review: Creed at the Paramount Theatre, 5/19/12

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 10, 2012
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    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Lucero, Flipper, the Ting Tings, Say Anything, Jewel and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Kiss: The five most shameless examples of the band's merchandising efforts over the years

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    JFK hearse to be part of Boulder car museum, says collector Stephen Tebo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Ed Edmunds on electric chairs, haunted houses and the Travel Channel's Making Monsters

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    R.I.P. Wild Man Fischer

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Whole hog hoedown with Il Mondo Vecchio's Mark DeNittis: the piggy food porn

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Il Mondo Vecchio salumi world conqueror Mark DeNittis is the final member of FIVE

    Lori MidsonMark DeNittis, the salumi king of Il Mondo Vecchio, completes the ring of FIVE​Earlier 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2010

    3OH!3 at the 1STBANK Center, 11/26/10

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Q&A with Dick Valentine of Electric Six

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Live Review: Frantix

    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 >>

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    January 14, 2008
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    March 9, 2007

    Media Insanity

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007


    These believers prefer to be judged by their music, not their faith.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Lullabies For the Deranged

    Wallow in the mire of the year's best scuzz rock.

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    No Pain, No Jayne

    The Mansfields find the fun in punk rock's angst.

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    Fairest of Them All

    MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Cristophe Cranberri injects a little kung fu hustle into his latest project.

  • Music

    August 5, 2004
  • News

    April 22, 2004

    The Message


  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Hit Pick


  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Evolutionary

    Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    The Beatdown

    The second coming of the Lord.

  • Music

    April 17, 2003


    Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    All Politics Is Loco
    March 20, 2003

  • Dining

    February 21, 2002

    The Bite

    After a year on the outside, Sean Kelly is back in the kitchen.

  • Dining

    January 24, 2002

    The Bite

    On the Phoenix food front.

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Heavy Mettle

    Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Music for Pleasure

    Twenty-five years after releasing Britain's first punk single, the Damned return to the fray -- and to form.

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Apocalypse Yesterday

    Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.

  • Calendar

    September 21, 2000

    That's Kinky!

    Kinky Friedman is an author/musician/Jewish cowboy like no other.

  • Film

    June 8, 2000

    Young Guns

    Never mind the rumors; here's the Sex Pistols.

  • News

    May 6, 1999
  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Notes From the Underground

    Musical crime and punishment with Little Fyodor.

  • News

    January 8, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    May 8, 1997

    And Then Along Comes Mary

    Down in southeast Colorado, the Virgin Mother has gone Holly-ward.

  • Music

    July 25, 1996

    I Talked With a Zombie

    White Zombie's frontman on Disney World, KISS and Pee-wee's Playhouse.

  • Music

    May 11, 1994
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