Before John Sinclair founded the White Panthers, managed the MC5 and did time for giving an undercover cop two joints as a Christmas present, he read Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a junior in high school -- and he says his life started. Sinclair will be at the Mercury Cafe on Friday, February 7 as ... More >>
We're back with another fresh batch of Colorado hip-hop, all with stimulating videos to bring the tracks to life. First the often controversial Kevin Pistol returns with a track about his superior mic control, while Jahni Denver drops an inspiration track with help from Krizz Kaliko. Catch Lungs, me ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. The world championship of Magic: The Gathering is in Amsterdam this week. For the next four days, some of the world's best players will compete individually for the title of world champion, and on na ... More >>
#58: Cortney Lane Stell Cortney Lane Stell quietly goes about her work as gallery director at the Rocky Mountain College of Art Design, but her work has real impact: Stell consistently mounts exhibits at RMCAD that display global ideas and cutting-edge trends in art, bringing work by internationa ... More >>
Suitcase Town Music
Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records that broke genre barriers, not just in te ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
We're coming down to the wire on the Amendment 64 task force, whose final meeting is slated for Thursday. But big recommendations have already been put forward, including an okay for pot tourism, albeit with potential limits on purchase amounts for out of staters. Now, though, the task force has sug ... More >>
If you haven't seen it yet on TMZ, the Biebs was evidently caught unaware smoking the doob in a hotel room in Newport Beach last week. OMG, right?! Lucky for the teen heartthrob -- in town tonight with his protege Carly Rae Jepsen for a sold-out show at the Pepsi Center -- while the rest of the worl ... More >>
In our first Ask a Stoner, we featured a question about whether legal, recreational pot smoking clubs like the ones found in Amsterdam could be created in Colorado, thanks to Amendment 64 passing. Turns out, not one but two pot-friendly lounges will open today.
Even if you are rolling in dough, you won't need to spend much of it in order to eat pancakes and see art tonight. That's just one of the bargain entertainment options this weekend; others include seeing Santa and the Grinch duke it out for a wrestling title. Here are ten events that each cost less ... More >>
Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>
Although today he's known primarily as an Internet artist, Denver's Mario Zoots will return to his "physical art" roots with a feature show in Mexico City that opens this week. After making a name for himself in the international art community -- showing net-based works in Germany, Italy, Amsterdam ... More >>
I've always been impressed with the way the Cannabis Station took over an old automobile service station without forgetting its past. For example, the old sign out front that once displayed prices for gallons of diesel now shows prices for ounces of Sour Diesel. And an artist has incorporated a few ... More >>
Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest album of all time. This, apparently, is not opinion either, but rather fact. The tour kicks off on May 23 in ... More >>
For the second year in a row, venerable pro-pot publication High Times will be hosting the Denver Medical Cannabis Cup at the Exdo Event Center. This time, the festivities fall on the annual 4/20 stoner holiday weekend.
As most of the rest of Denver was preparing for the big blizzard last week by stocking up on groceries at the supermarket, I went out for more important errands and found myself at B*GOODs with a few other like-minded individuals preparing for a stoney snow day.
Lori Midson In this week's Chef and Tell interview, Noah Stephens, exec chef/owner of Vert Kitchen, talks about the motivation behind his sandwiches, all of which are inspired by his travels around the world. I especially love Vert's BLT, sandwiched with bacon, oven-roasted tomatoes, lashes ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Marble cupcakes with vegan chocolate frosting.Elana Amsterdam had been baking healthy, high-protein desserts since the early '90s -- and then in 1998, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. One thing seemed to lead to another, and the delicious result is the local author's latest work, Gluten ... More >>
Big pics below. See more photos.Colorado cannabis is better than anything Amsterdam's got, and the medicine here is on par with, if not better than, what is coming out of California. While we already knew that here in Colorado, it was still cool to hear those words come out of High Times edi ... More >>
This will be a weekend to remember, though I doubt I'll remember much of it. The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is at the Exdo Event Center this weekend. If you have trouble finding it, look for the rising cloud of deliciously fragrant smoke northeast of downtown.
The art of the music video reached new heights in 2010. There was Charlotte Gainsbourg's amazing collaboration with Beck, Kanye's hip hop ballet extravaganza for his unanimously fawned-over new record, and a dizzying collection of videos from Tame Impala's crew. But it was also an outstanding ... More >>
Maybe it was the Barney-purple paint, or possibly the security guard dozing off on the front porch. But something about the vibe of Kushism Highlands told me to just drive past it and find another dispensary to visit. I think it's time I start listening to those small voices in my head.
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
Lori Midsonâ€‹Travel Leisure, the glossy travel title that encourages readers to anchor down in Amsterdam, escape to the Cape and luxuriate in Italy -- Santorini-style, has just released its America's Favorite Cities issue -- and the results, based on 60,000 votes, from residents and visitors alik ... More >>
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