Before the original Alien clinched stardom for director Ridley Scott, back when Blade Runner was just a twinkle in Scott's imaginative eye, there was his first film, The Duellists, a Napoleonic-era yarn based on a slip of a real incident that was later embellished into a short story by Joseph Conrad ... More >>
JOE BONAMASSA @ BELLCO THEATRE | TUES, 4/23/13 Joe Bonamassa is a nouveau bluesman who favors a hybrid blues-rock sound that employs simple song structures and puts the emphasis on powerful fretwork, an approach that nods to a distinctive era of the 1960s, when British players such as John Mayall, J ... More >>
Good morning, y'all! And oh what a joyously good morning it is, eh? Is it just us, or is the sun shining a little brighter today? With the Broncos clinching the AFC West division yesterday here at home on an unseasonably agreeable day at Invesco, well, it just feels like one of those green-lights-al ... More >>
Denver-based ski porn purveyors Level 1 Productions won big at the IF3 International Freeski Film Festival over the weekend in Montreal, with director Josh Berman and his team taking the top prize -- Best North American Film -- for their 2012 film Sunny, as well as Best Editing and Best Male Perform ... More >>
Modular Cowboy, a Boulder-based electronic-music label, is getting set to launch later this month. Jay Ahern, who moved to Colorado from Berlin in 2010, is the man behind the new imprint. You may know Ahern from his aliases Cheap and Deep or Add Noise; he's also collaborated with To Rococo Rot's Ste ... More >>
Every week, writers for Westword and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant, magazine-style feature writing, a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>
If giving away free music via a self-run record label website isn't enough, the team over at Pretty Lights Music has developed yet another way to infiltrate the airwaves: the Pretty Lights Music app. If you are on the Pretty Lights mailing list (which if you've downloaded any of the independent labe ... More >>
At the Open Space store in Boulder, founder Robert Reich navigates a sea of apps for users.Open Space made a few headlines this week as a physical store in downtown Boulder that sells nothing. Instead, the 300-square-foot room has a few phone-and-tablet experts who promise to guide customers ... More >>
Catch the Narrators on the first Wednesday of every month at Paris on the PlatteThe last time we checked in with the Narrators storytelling series, it was making its debut as a place for people of all shapes and sizes to tell their stories. This month the series attracted quite a compelling b ... More >>
Up until about ten years ago, coffee seemed to have its grip firmly around us. Just take the songs below, for example. You won't find any written in the past decade, which is a little sad, the death of coffee and all. Because no one is going to write a song about the energizing effects of a Starbuck ... More >>
Smartphones have quickly gained traction with all different types of apps, but music apps are hard to dig through to find what's worthwhile. There are tons released each week, which is why we cut through the crap to bring you the best options. This round, we're looking at options for free music, sha ... More >>
CULTS at LARIMER LOUNGE | 8/1/11In a lot of ways, last night's fast and furious set from Cults at the Larimer Lounge was the best show possible for a band with a short discography. They played the hits and sounded good doing it, and when they left the stage less than an hour later, nobody was ... More >>
Brandon MarshallThis fall, Machine Head (due at Comfort Dental Amphitheater this Sunday, July 17, as part of Rockstar Mayhem Festival) will release their seventh studio album entitled, Unto The Locust, and judging from the first single, the album's title track, Machine Head appears to have st ... More >>
Dred Scott may be homeless, but he's also got a real gift, a gift for performing R&B covers as if he were Marvin Gaye himself. The guy has chops, and thank god Tyler Ward, a Denver pop/rock artist, found him on 16th Street one day and chose to feature him on his Tyler Ward Featured Artist series on ... More >>
It was somewhere around 8 o'clock when the woman in front started dancing like crazy. She had to be in her forties, maybe fifties. She was dancing to Snake Rattle Rattle Snake at the Walnut Room in front of a collection of VIPs who had been summoned to witness the launch of Cricket's new Muve Music. ... More >>
Lots of puns involved, unfortunatelyThe Super Bowl is the biggest TV event of the year. And not just for the actual game -- it affords the host station a massive audience for the post-game show (Glee this year) and other stations the opportunity of 106 million potential channel surfers in Ame ... More >>
DeVotchKa has finished up work its new album, 100 Lovers. The first track from the new record, due out Tuesday, March 1, on Anti-, "100 Hundred Other Lovers," officially went on sale on Amazon and iTunes this past Friday. Astute netizens, however, can download the track for free on Stereogum ... More >>
Unless you've been sleeping on your gay friends' Facebook status updates, Britney's back. Again. Her new single "Hold It Against Me," was exposed last week with substitute diva Bonnie McKee's vocals acting as a placeholder, but yesterday, a glossy, radio-ready version (complete with Britney's ... More >>
Gareth Emery: Next big sound?Billboard recently debuted a pair of new charts compiled by Boulder-based company Next Big Sound, the subject of a recent Westword feature. The charts, called the Social 50 and the Next Big Sound 25, track bands' online presence, whether it's Facebook "likes" or ... More >>
Teen dream Justin Bieber is arguably the biggest pop star in the country and Simon Cowell isn't doing American Idol. A lot's changed since last year in the world of pop. Institutions fell, ideas were challenged, and the Black Eyed Peas didn't have the number one song in the country at any poi ... More >>
Brothers O'Hair. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky BROTHERS O'HAIR With Weather Maps • The Fling 11.13.10 | Larimer Lounge One year and two months since their first show together, Brothers O'Hair returned to the Larimer Lounge with their first recording in tow. And people noticed. You could not ... More >>
Justin Bieber, Anton Dodson -- every individual who devoted a special solo dance to Ginuwine's "Pony" -- they all have YouTube to thank for providing a free entertainment platform to millions of viewers. California-bred singer and songwriter Kina Grannis, who plays the Soiled Dove Undergrou ... More >>
The French government has revealed a plan to combat piracy that could either be the most brilliant gesture ever or the most monumental waste of government resources of all time (okay, maybe not all time, but close). The proposal: French residents can buy a 50-euro gift card with which they ... More >>
The latest release from Zachary Tipton's I am the Dot project has arrived and, in case you're keeping track, this makes the fourth release since his first Dot EP last November. The latest release is a three-song called Minimal Love and it may be the best thing he's released yet. The EP sta ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>
Lori MidsonJust minutes ago, Food & Wine magazine released the names of the country's Best New Chefs for 2010, and Alex Seidel, executive chef/owner of Fruition, earned one of the ten coveted spots. Bryan Moscatello, the former exec of the long defunct Adega Restaurant and Wine Bar, was the ... More >>
It's been three years since Radiohead blew everyone's minds with the pay-what-you-want model of music distribution, and since then many small sites have been looking to cash in on the idea. Noisetrade is one of these, and although the site has been around for a couple of years, it has recentl ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Pretty Lights • Lyrics Born • Bobby Collins03.13.10 | Ogden Theatre There is so much sweaty cleavage dangling over the railing of the Ogden's upper deck. One girl, in her haste to abandon her inhibitions, has rolled her shirt up so high that fully half her bra is in vie ... More >>
Not familiar with the intricacies of this process -- mainly because we're not well heeled enough to actually, you know, own one of these things -- but this seems pretty badass. Evidently, there's an iPhone ap called Four Track that allows you to record sweet, sweet pop music from the comfort of, wel ... More >>
Photo by Michael LavineSkinny boys in glasses, girls in knit jumpers, record collectors of all stripes, rejoice! This Saturday, October 10, college rock heroes Yo La Tengo are bringing the noise, the melody and the irony to Denver in the best indie-when-it-meant-something show this side of th ... More >>
Denver-based Coathangr, a social media service aimed at the fashion conscious (read about it here), has just made it easier than ever to collect your friends' opinions about that pair of pumps on sale -- or to let them giggle at a distance when you spot a fashion disaster out and about -- wit ... More >>
Ever wonder what a languid version of "Don't Trust Me" would sound like drained of its vitality with completely earnest, singer-songwriter styled vocals? Actually, if you've ever wondered what 3OH!3 would sound like hopped up on tranquilizers and stripped of its hyperactive delivery and ever pres ... More >>
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Photo: Lucia De Giovanni Last night, I had the honor and privilege of guest deejaying at Matt Fecher's New Music Mondays at the Larimer Lounge, playing music from my collection next to the incandescent DJ Ginger and firestarter DJ Hot to Death. Ginger played a couple of body-rocking sets, including ... More >>
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A love of the Specials and the Everly Brothers holds this New York sextet together.
From the week of 5/24/2007
The Best Damn Thing
Play what you love.
Separating heavenly holiday music from Hell's noels.
Sunday, July 24, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Blusom was never intended to be a band, but it grew into one anyway.
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