Back with another batch of fresh local hip-hop. This week, we've got a new clips from Spoke In Wordz featuring the 17th and Fokis, a cut from Slo Pain for hardcore fans, as well as fresh goodness from Rap League Manifest, assisted by Planet Asia, and Aires Jackson, who just dropped an incredible tra ... More >>
One of the things that made the Grateful Dead so special was its ability to flawlessly transition from one song into the next, often taking the audience, as well as band members, completely by surprise. Masters of improvisation, these musicians had such great non-verbal communication on stage that t ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide, we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pairs that combine both veterans and newcomers in simi ... More >>
Spend your money on an umbrella so that you can get out and enjoy some bargain entertainment in Denver this weekend. From drag bingo with the Denver Cycle Sluts to an art-themed yoga class set to live music, there's plenty to do this weekend -- indoors and out. (For outdoor events, we suggest you ch ... More >>
If you missed the pilot episode of Colorado Brews, which aired on Rocky Mountain PBS a few months ago, you can catch it again tomorrow, July 25, at 9:30 p.m. The half-hour program, which will begin a regular run this fall, features a different Colorado craft brewery each week. It's hosted by author ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing just announced that construction of its new brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, will be delayed by eight months, meaning the facility may not start making beer until 2016. "The adjusted construction timeline is the result of increased capacity coming online in Fort Collins this ... More >>
Theater Esprit Asia, a new company founded by playwright, actor and choreographer Maria Cheng and stage, film and television veteran Tria Xiong, will start its inaugural season on May 30 at Aurora's Vintage Theater; the lineup will feature plays by Cheng, Rick Foster and Julia Cho. In advance of ... More >>
St. Patrick's day weekend has come to a close, ending the sea of green on the streets. Many people went over the top, drowning themselves in the emerald hue (and beer), but a few sported green subtlely. This week we spotted Community College of Denver business student Jiadong Qiu rocking green in a ... More >>
At the end of October, Killing Joke released its fifteenth album, MMXII. Given the impending doom that supposedly awaits us at the end of next week, it's hard to imagine a more perfect time to release a record that explores themes of such a looming eschatological event. In 1982, Killing Joke's Jaz C ... More >>
HoodLamb is a vibrant hemp company that landed in Colorado when it decided to expand beyond Europe, where it was founded almost two decades ago. With this area's growing cannabis culture, as well as lively art and music scenes, Denver seemed the perfect place to infuse with both its product and proj ... More >>
FURTHUR @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/22/12 All signs pointed to go before the doors to the venue even opened. It was the first day of fall, a beautiful day, and all four of Red Rocks' main parking lots were filled up by 5:30 p.m. Deadheads were parked out on Highway 93 and trekking their way up to ... More >>
It's Oktoberfest season, and you can find out about all of the parties on the next few pages. But in the meantime, more news: Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs announced yesterday that it plans to double its brewing capacity -- just four months after opening. The brewery, which specializes in ... More >>
How does the peaceful vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. translate in the heart of China? The subject of the documentary Bringing King to China, an American woman teaching in Beijing, decided to find out by jumping the multiple hurdles of interpretation, governmental suppression and fundraising to ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is also a great American motivator. In previous years, it has driven local breweries to finish construction projects, open their doors, brew new beers, and generally get their acts in shape. And this year is no exception -- see the Bull & Bush, which is rebuilding it ... More >>
After six weeks of living under the same roof, 22 promising entrepreneurs from 16 different countries and every walk of life pitched their ventures to hundreds of potential funders, partners and local supporters gathered in Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on a scorching ... More >>
This past Saturday, the annual Five Points Jazz Festival returned to its namesake historic district with performances from a slew of acts like Carmen Sandiem and Aakash Mittal, among others, spread out across six stages all along Welton Street. Our own Nick Callaio was on hand for the fest and broug ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>
The weekend is finally here -- well, almost here, give or take a few hours. Just in case you don't know what you're getting into yet because you've been too busy all week, you known, getting all ground up in the gears to make any plans, we've put together a heaping list of all the illest parties goi ... More >>
This year's Denver Arts Week will be bigger than ever, boasting the largest number of participating theaters, museums, galleries and artists that the city has yet seen for the annual celebration. The festivities begin tonight, and are coinciding for the first time with the Mayor's Awards for ... More >>
Quick reminder: The hip-hop doesn't stop in Denver with Kingz of the Mountain Weekend is kicking off tonight and running through Sunday. Embodying the true spirit of hip-hop and exemplifying unity in the community, a number of local hip-hop luminaries and organizers have banded together to pr ... More >>
Time flies! It's Friday again -- which means it's time to strap on those dance shoes and figure out which lucky venues you'll be putting on your Dance Card for the next three days or so. We're here to help! Keep reading for our weekend round-up:
It's July already -- do you know where you're getting your dance on this weekend? If you're not planning on visiting the Whomp Truck's monthly First Friday bash -- featuring Thorazine, Citrus, Coult 45 and Just Ben this month on 7th and Santa Fe, starting at 6 p.m. -- well, we've got plenty m ... More >>
The Donkeys.The Donkeys (due tonight at the Hi-Dive) from San Diego often get lumped in with anyone inspired by the country rock of the '60s and '70s. But even a casual listen to its latest release, Born With Stripes, reveals a band not beholden to a specific aesthetic of times past, but rath ... More >>
Old Radio, a prominent member of the Hot Congress collective and generally excellent band, has finally finished its debut recording. The band is slated to release the new EP, titled New Wives' Tale, this Thursday during Hot Congress's final night of residency at the Meadowlark. You can hear ... More >>
New Belgium BrewingThe Great American Beer Festival can be daunting. After all, there are 2,200 beers on tap from 462 breweries all over the country, and the three-day event takes place in a massive convention hall filled with 49,000 of sweating, drunk, pretzel-wearing hopheads. What's the b ... More >>
Lori Midson Jack Martinez Jack-n-Grill 2524 Federal Boulevard; 2630 West Belleview Avenue 303-964-9544; 303-474-4242 www.jackngrill.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jack Martinez, owner/exec chef of Jack-n-Grill. To read part one of that Q&A, click here. Six words to d ... More >>
The Taste of Colorado, which opens at 11:30 a.m. today in Civic Center Park, serves up much more than turkey legs, snowcones, kettle corn and roasted nuts -- although those classic snacks are available, too. But there are also restaurants, gourmet carts and other culinary companies with bo ... More >>
This is distinctly American music. Working with a lineup that's fluctuated between six and ten and has included members of Jurassic 5, Ozomatli has for some fifteen years been blending Latin rhythms and hip-hop influences for a sound that's as big as it is varied and multicultural. The U.S. ... More >>
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When we were in grade school, our choir used to sing old chestnuts like "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," which is probably why joining the choir seemed like slightly less fun than getting our lunch money stolen. But the times, they are a changin'. At least in India, they are. Yeah, India. Apparently, in I ... More >>
T-shirts, like tattoos, tell you a lot about a person's passions and prejudices, likes and dislikes. They, like tatts, have become an overt form of self-expression -- a bumper sticker for the body -- that lets people know if you're a fan of the Rolling Stones or the rolling pin. But while concert te ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats 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 them half cocked and as ... More >>
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