What is trap music? According to T.I., on the title track of his genre-defining Trap Muzik, it ain't no album, and it ain't no game. Indeed, the origins of trap go beyond music -- beyond even the Atlanta corners where drugs are dealt and rubberbands are filled -- into the houses where crack cocaine ... More >>
When we scout the streets looking for style, it's a rare day when we encounter another fashion blogger in the process. But that's what happened when we ran into Cameron Clark on 14th and Champa streets, while the fashion blogger was visiting Denver from Atlanta. Keep reading to learn his fashion sec ... More >>
The Coathangers, an act that emerged from the same Atlanta underground scene in 2007 that had previously produced bands like Black Lips, Deerhunter and King Khan and The Shrines, started playing out before really even learning to play their instruments. In true punk rock style, the gals threw themse ... More >>
It's two, two, two lists in one. Our friends at Motovo.com recently compiled their roster of the ten best cities for gamers, and as is often the case in rankings like these, Denver finished very near the top. Bonus: To illustrate the selections (and text from Motovo explaining its methodology), we ... More >>
Gustavo D'Arthenay is better known these days as Input, an emerging rapper who's been grinding hard for the better part of the past decade. With a half-dozen releases already under his belt and two more -- including a collaboration with Broken titled Never Heard of Ya and Bomb's Over Everything, a s ... More >>
Josh Monopoli Black Cat 1964 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-5500 www.blackcatboulder.com Bramble & Hare 1970 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-9110 brambleandhare.com This is part one of my interview with Josh Monopoli, chef de cuisine of Black Cat and Bramble & Hare, Part two of our chat will run tomorr ... More >>
This week's Westword includes Laura Shunk's last review, of Fruition; earlier today, she posted her list of "Denver spots I'll miss most.." Since we announced a month ago that Laura was moving to New York, Westword has received a smorgasbord of applications for her food-writing job. And although E ... More >>
Mastodon (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) formed in 2000 after meeting at a High on Fire show -- at least that's the myth, and it suits this band that has made a name for itself as purveyors of the kind of metal that is less about speed and more about a groove and weightiness. In the dozen y ... More >>
After finishing this year out in its hometown of Atlanta with five shows at the Tabernacle, STS9 will be returning to Colorado (the act's home away from home), for a pair of shows at the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14. The Denver dates, which go on sale thi ... More >>
Saturday, July 30, the Mercury Café, 303-294-9258.
There is something about a band that looks like they want to be a band -- Atlanta's the Biters (due at 3 Kings Tavern tonight) certainly do, with Joan Jett-ish coifs and leather jackets to match. But beyond the look, there's an equally classic sound, and the quartet takes the tried-and-true r ... More >>
Derp derp derp.If you think about it, there is really only one attraction for TV taped live: that deep in our most schadenfreude-drive hearts, we're secretly hoping something gets fucked up -- the local TV news really has little else going for it. And in that respect, this Fox affiliate out o ... More >>
John Kessler, formerly of Westword.Just over a month ago, Hanna Raskin, restaurant critic at our partner paper, the Dallas Observer, raked the entire Dallas dining scene over the coals. In a lengthy diatribe, she explained why the industry in the city was "broken." Hot on the heels of that, ... More >>
A new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens this morning at 5260 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood (the building was previously a Black-Eyed Pea), but the line started forming yesterday. That's because for the last seven years, the Atlanta-based company has celebrated every store opening with the ... More >>
In a audacious move yesterday, T.I. intervened and helped convince a suicidal man from leaping off a 22-story building in Atlanta that houses radio station V103. The, rapper also known as Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., reportedly caught wind of the situation on the radio and phoned in to offer his h ... More >>
Jamal Parris.A 23-year-old from Colorado Springs who is one of four men accusing Atlanta pastor Bishop Eddie Long of sexual abuse spoke to a Fox News reporter from Georgia last night. Jamal Parris is the first of the alleged victims to speak, and he told the reporter -- who was waiting for hi ... More >>
Wednesday, August 25, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Lori Midson This is part two of my interview with Leo Harvey, executive chef of Big Game Restaurant & Lounge. To read part one of that interview, click here. Favorite dish to cook at home: Braised chicken thighs and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. It's a very comforting dish that's hearty, easy ... More >>
Lori Midson Leo Harvey Big Game Restaurant & Lounge 1631 Wazee Street 303-623-1630 This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Leo Harvey, exec chef of Big Game Restaurant & Lounge. To read part two of that interview, check back here tomorrow. Leo Harvey is shaking his head, bewilde ... More >>
Click to enlargeAh, the producer. It's one of the most thankless jobs in hip-hop. Apart from a few superstars like Danger Mouse and Timbaland, most producers are destined to be overshadowed by the MC on the track and displaced by a DJ in a club despite their vital role in the music-making pro ... More >>
The Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers first brought stone-baked Southern-style pizza to the Colorado via the suburbs, opening a restaurant at the Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial last August. And soon, on Monday, July 12, the franchise will open a second location downtown at the Tabor Center ... More >>
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
Thursday, December 3, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
We just go word from Live Nation that Goodie Mob's show originally scheduled for tonight at the Gothic Theatre has been postponed due to weather. A rescheduled date for the Atlanta-based hip-hop group will be announced shortly.
When producers have problems with their equipment, it's usually solved quickly by checking out the index or troubleshooting page of an instruction manual. But in the case of Denver producer Boon Doc, aka Boonie Mayfield, who is currently preparing for the Red Bull Big Tune Finals in Atlanta next m ... More >>
The Denver Business Journal posted this little ditty earlier today, reporting that McDonald's -- a national hamburger chain known for helping our children get super fat for decades -- considers Denver one of America's happiest cities for families. I have absolutely no idea what this means -- I can ... More >>
If you're available tonight around 8 p.m., Beta Nightclub (1909 Blake St) will be hosting the Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle, a hip-hop producer head-to-head competition. The event, which is a premier national hip-hop event, will be hosted by well-renowned rapper/producers Exile and Black Milk.Twelve ... More >>
Rod BlackhurstBy now you may have heard about the Fray's "dress rehearsal," as it's being called, this weekend. The band has been running through its live show all week at Broomfield Events Center in preparation for its summer tour, which kicks off next Friday in Atlanta. The week's worth of rehears ... More >>
Dead Confederate. As a band, Georgia's Dead Confederate -- the subject of a November 20 Westword profile -- is very much alive. Singer/guitarist Hardy Morris and his mates were plucked from obscurity by former Capitol Records president Gary Gersh, who made the band the first recruit for his new ... More >>
Bringing zombie horror to the Heartland, The Signal comes through loud and clear.
Monday, October 2, Coors Amphitheatre, Englewood, 303-830-8497.
Sunday, September 17, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
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Sound Tribe Sector 9 is cheaper than therapy.
Ballyhoo embraces a clan's Jewishness but stops short of fully exploring bigotry.
Local reporters aren't digging into a hot strip-club case, despite its connection to Broncos star Terrell Davis.
SoundTribe Sector 9
And the gold medal for pinochle goes to...
A CONSULTING FIRM WITH JUICY CONTRACTS AT DENVER'S AIRPORT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE IN ATLANTA.