On Friday night, I had the chance to chop it up with some of the Denver Nuggets in the locker room before they completely whooped ass on the Brooklyn Nets. With the exception of my two favorite players (who evidently don't do interviews before a game, as they both tersely informed me), everybody was ... More >>
Pop culture incrementally improved the chances that books would outlive CDs when news spread that Lil Wayne had inked a deal to write a memoir about the eight months he spent locked up on gun charges. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book is scheduled to be released in May. While the hip-hop blogosphe ... More >>
As the season starts to swelter, street fashion takes a more easy-going, laid-back approach. Yet for these individuals, that doesn't mean compromising on style. Take a gander at this week's subjects, who are creating their own looks.
On Saturday, when a collision of cultural celebrations -- the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo -- had people sporting big hats and sombreros all over town, one person's style statement definitely topped all others. Every witch way. Here's a look at this week's Denver street style.
Today, the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is taking place at Ramada Plaza in Northglenn (I-25 and 120th). For a $2.00 admission, you can sort through a treasure trove of vinyl from over forty dealers from all over the country. While there will also be CDs, posters and other stuff available at ... More >>
When the sun goes down, nocturnal Denverites emerge and turn up their style swagger. Take a look at this week's trendsetters and rule-breakers -- caught in their natural environs of East 13th Avenue.
It could be a holdover from Earth Day -- or even 4/20. This week we spotted many people on the street sporting the color green. But more savvy fashionistas looked to film or music for inspiration.
When artistic people dress, they often create stylistic masterpieces almost as impressive as the masterpieces they work around. Just take a look at this week's street-style subjects:
As the weather heats up, so does Denver style. This week, accessories transform outfits from mundane to exciting. Whether they're smokey neutrals or eye-popping pastels, accessories this spring are the cat's meow -- and hiss as well.
Look out! You may be the next fashionista spotted on the streets of Denver. On a recent trip downtown, we found two individuals whose eye for assembling an outfit deserved special attention:
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created The Book of Mormon , are hometown heroes -- and that alone is reason for a "Glory Hallelujah" all around. Tickets for the musical sold out in record time yesterday; for those lucky enough to have snagged them, there are a few things about the LDS faith that yo ... More >>
When it comes to commuting via bicycle, there are thrilling upsides and harrowing downsides: the Don Henley-esque feeling of wind in your hair, for example, versus the sheer terror of a million one-ton boxes made of metal trying to kill you. On Bike to Work Day, created to encourage people to ... More >>
Damn you, Astley!In the modern age of the iPod, any shoe store, cowboy bar, hair salon or (in this particular case) pho restaurant can do business to any soundtrack it chooses. When I worked at KB Toys in the 90s, we were sent a monthly cassette to play in the store -- except the tape player ... More >>
Earlier this week, a report surfaced of a Norwegian boy scaring away a pack of wolves by playing Creed, proving once and for all that the only thing more terrifying then a pack of wolves is Creed. (Well, he also yelled and waved his arms around a bit, which is one of those strange tips you pi ... More >>
Flier design doesn't have many proven rules, but there is one that is nearly irrefutable: cartoon demon babes are always a good idea. Toss in some fire effects, and it's next to impossible to resist the urge to stare longingly at our pick this week, which combines some simple lines with ridic ... More >>
This week the Snowsports Industries of America (SIA) Snow Show is coming to the Colorado Convention Center, where all the major ski and snowboard companies will show off their latest innovations for the 2011/2012 winter season. Here's one we'd like to see on the showroom floor: The one-off Si ... More >>
Lori MidsonAh, Christmas: The season of giving, receiving, in-law spats, road range, parking lot clusterfucks, check-out line massacres and cookbooks and food books -- the ones that you hope will end up wrapped under the tree, right alongside the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Over the course of the ... More >>
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, our president revealed that his music palette has expanded slightly in recent years with a little help from his personal aide, Reggie Love. New additions to his usual standbys of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones include Nas and Lil' Wayne. It's a lit ... More >>
Is your mp3 player suffering from chills, a hacking cough and a distinct lack of new, bass-heavy dance music? Might we suggest a healthy double dose of Dayquill to cure what ills it? Now, before you go cracking a couple of liquigels into your iPod, let us clarify that we're talking about lo ... More >>
Lo-fi, analog and tangible: In the days before digital music files and the ubiquity of iPods -- or hell, at this point, iPhones -- music actually took up physical space, as did the devices that played it. Culled from old magazine and newspapers is this list of ten interesting advertisements for fi ... More >>
We brought you a list of our potential top summer jams a while back, but now summer is here and it got us to wondering: What song (or songs) have been your top songs of the summer so far. And since standing on a street corner asking random passers-by questions is out of fashion (and damn uncomfor ... More >>
In case you haven't gotten your quotient of feel-like-shit yet today, check out I Need That Record! website, a documentary about the death of independent record stores. For a limited time, you can stream the doc for free in its entirety on Pitchfork or you can purchase it directly for eleven buck ... More >>
Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted online: Sign spinners
A Flickr photo.The Denver Public Library has long been hip to technology, whether it's offering DVD selections that rival Blockbuster or allowing patrons to download tawdry B-movies from its website. Now the institution's getting into the smartphone craze, having developed a mobile website o ... More >>
Taylor MarshOur former Cafe Society intern just decided to chuck college in favor of a real education: as a sous chef. In Under Fire, he chronicles his daily trials and tribulations in the kitchen. There are a few signs that the holiday season is coming. The first is red cups at Starbu ... More >>
Of all the changes technology has wrought to my listening habits and way of experiencing music, the biggest impact has come from the way my iPod destroys context.The most obvious benefit of the iPod revoution is the convenience of having thousands -- even tens of thousands -- songs in your pocket. T ... More >>
What to play when you're taking in the Taj Majal? I love to travel, but I don’t do as much of it as I’d like. The last time I got on a plane was nearly a year ago, and that was just a brief trip to do some work for a client in the exotic destination of Tucson, Arizona. Whoopee. But next week, ... More >>
There's not enough Geritol in the world to cure the anemia currently afflicting CD sales. Case in point: Last week, the soundtrack to Sex in the City entered the Billboard album sales charts in the second position even though it only sold a little over 66,000 copies -- a total that might not have la ... More >>
The Cool Kids The Bake Sale Chocolate Industries 01:05-01:50 of “What Up Man” Don’t get me wrong, I believe that hip-hop, like every other genre, has a lot of elbow room to explore and expand styles – but, well, this just isn’t there yet. I see that the Cool Kids are trying really hard to ... More >>
The employees at the Denver Post knew about tough times in the newspaper business long before the general public keyed in to the depth of the dilemma. But the message really hit home on April 4, when the attached flier turned up in their mailboxes. The item, distributed under the auspices of the Den ... More >>
Neighborhood Flix has the perfect party planned.
Back in the saddle again.
Here’s a sample of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: If the words “Sex Pistols reunion show” fill you with disgust and hatred read this. Hell, read it even if they don’t, it’s good. The world’s greatest living music writer ruminates (b ... More >>
Rockies playoff baseball – Catch the fever! At 1pm on a Thursday. Leave it to the MLB to schedule the Rockies first playoff series in 12 years (which, shockingly, is two years fewer than the last time the Phillies hosted a post-season game) smack-dab in between daytime TV paragons The People’s C ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Today marks the launch of Do Your Thing, a blog created to share fans’ stories and foster the follow-your-heart ethos that inspired the documentary 10 MPH, which chronicles a cross-country trip via Segway scooter, (“Slow Ride,” August 5, 2004, "Storme of the Day,” May 24) also releasing toda ... More >>
The drive into work this morning was a thing of absolute beauty. A heavy fog was draped around the city like a thick winter coat, and Born in the Flood's latest (specifically "In Debt to the Heart") was on my iPod. I was staring out the window as the 122x made its way down the I-25 corridor, when su ... More >>
Finding more local bang for the byte.
Plant Music Records
Wednesday, November 8, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster-hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?
Classics (XL Recordings)
Be there or be square!
Friday, November 18, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Thursday, November 17, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.