Ashley Rogers

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    April 22, 2014

    Cervantes' block party: Most insane 4/20 celebration ever?

    Denver blog posts are perfectly sane -- most of the time. At our Backbeat blog, Ashley Rogers shares the craziness of the Cervantes block party and quadruple concert in words and photos. Colorado Peak Politics thinks it's a bad idea for fracktivists to compare fracking to slavery. Headline of the ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Meet the muralists of SnowBall Music Festival

    Some of SnowBall's best artists weren't even on stage. Among the young and the variably sober in the crowd on Saturday was a small group of artists, busily painting murals. They were situated between the two main stages, putting the eight-by-twelve feet wooden canvases at maximum visibility. The goa ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Why the hell did this guy wear a Batman onesie to Snowball?

    Denver blog posts have a style all their own. On our Backbeat blog, Ashley Rogers asks Snowball attendees to explain their fashion statements. Big Media's Jason Salzman on Cory Gardner's position on abortion, which he says is identical to the views of former Colorado Archbishop Charles Chaput. Co ... More >>

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    April 6, 2014

    SnowBall fans explain their attire, which includes fur boots, cat signs and so many onesies

    At music festivals, weird kind of comes with the territory. But there's something a little extra wacky about EDM festivals. When I walked through the gates at Snowball 2014, the first thing I saw was a woman wearing Moon Boots with glow sticks stuffed in them. "Pretty rad," I thought, but it turns o ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Ian Cooke plays the Science Lounge, where there's booze, bear suits and plenty of gluesticks

    At last night's Science Lounge at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, I asked a grown woman what drew her into a fishbowl full of craft supplies to make her own mini diorama, and this is what she said: "I was like, ooh! There's glue sticks in there!" Hot glue does have an undeniable magical p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    After parties at Lost Lake Lounge feature DJ sets by more and more Bluebird headliners

    For national acts touring through Denver, "the party doesn't have to stop at the encore," says Lipgloss co-founder Michael Trundle (boyhollow). Instead, bands can walk across the street from the Bluebird, fresh from playing to a packed crowd, and DJ at Lost Lake Lounge. They did twice last weekend: ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Jason Isbell at the Bluebird, 9/4/13

    JASON ISBELL @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/4/13 Jason Isbell didn't demand respect last night, but he certainly commanded it, nonetheless, with his music. As he played a blistering set at the Bluebird that spanned two hours, the crowd sang along, hooted and hollered out requests, but on multiple occasions ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Celebrate the life of Colorado cultural visionary Anne Evans

    "People go to the Denver Art Museum all the time, they go to the Denver Public Library and they don't really think of the history behind those things," explains Ashley Rogers, assistant director of the Byers-Evans House Museum. The mission of the new exhibit Anne Evans: Colorado's Cultural Visionary ... More >>