Colorado Governor John Hicknlooper has long been invested in the culture of the state. As Denver's Mayor, Hickenlooper was a common sight at things like art gallery openings and concerts, and his roots in the community include co-founding Wynkoop Brewing Company in LoDo. He has spent the past thre ... More >>
Later this morning we'll post our Restaurant Roll Call for February, a compendium of all the openings and closings on the Denver dining scene last month. One of those openings? Moontower Tacos, which opened a week ago in the former Thai Mango space at Sixth and Grant. Owner Brent Thrash is from Aus ... More >>
Earlier this month, we posted about the ten TV shows you didn't know were set in Colorado. Now, we turn to (mostly obscure) movies that actually feature "Colorado" in the title -- and are accompanied by amazing posters. Almost all the flicks we found are vintage Westerns, with several starring cowbo ... More >>
Denver blog posts are good for what ails you. Colorado Pols isn't knocked out by CU president Bruce Benson's latest try to counter negative tuition-hike stories. Denver PR Blogon highlights from Austin's South By Southwest fest. WhoSaidYouSaid spotlights the "Department of Education Sugar Daddy." ... More >>
Last night on Project Runway All Stars, the challenge for the four remaining designers was to create a ready-to-wear outfit for designer and guest judge Nanette Lepore's line that was "irresistible, feminine and timeless." The winning design would be featured on the Nanette Lepore label, and profits ... More >>
Last July, Austin-based singer-songwriter Darden Smith gathered a team of other professional musicians to lead a songwriting retreat for nine servicemen and women. Songs written during the retreat were performed at the Faces of Freedom concert on September 11 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs. ... More >>
With her own band, Adrian & the Sickness (due tonight at 3 Kings Tavern with BugGirl and Cock N Balls), Adrian Conner gets to be herself on stage and on record. This isn't the case with her day job -- as resident lead guitarist for AC/DC tribute outfit Hell's Belles, Conner channels her inner ... More >>
Hooray for Gauntlet Hair and congrats to Dead Oceans for having the good sense to add the Lafayette-based duo to its roster. The outfit attracted the attention of the "instantly spellbound" label with a pair of 7-inch releases, one on Mexican Summer and the other on Gorilla Vs Bear's Forest F ... More >>
Keeping in line with Camel's historically "urbane" branding strategy, the tobacco company has for the last few months been pushing a series of specially branded cigarette packs commemorating select cities known for their cool: Austin and Seattle, for example, have been highlighted. And while ... More >>
Leave it to the dudes from A Shoreline Dream to turn their simple road trip to Austin a few weeks ago to perform at that city's annual South By Southwest festival into a notably artistic, three-minute long dream sequence. In addition to making the journey seem way cooler than it probably was -- we ... More >>
Married In Berdichev • Hunter Dragon • Tim Pourbaix Bocumast Records Day Party | Union Park "I can drink all day here, and it's socially acceptable," utters Tim Pourbaix, as he takes a sip of his brew in between songs during his brief set at the Bocumast Records day party.
White Denim is to modern psychedelic post-punk what Alice Donut was to punk rock -- weird and unafraid to let their varied musical freak flags fly. Across the Austin trio's latest record, Fits, you can hear elements of old progressive rock, garage rock, jazz, splintered blues, as well as aesthetic n ... More >>
Thursday, January 7, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.
Ah, man, it's that time of year already? Time to start hearing all about how everybody's preparing their livers for South By Southwest, yada, yada, yada? Yep. Appears so. Even though it's still more than three months away, the shadow of Austin's annual booze and schmooze fest looms large. And sin ... More >>
Although acts such as Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray are clearly the main draw at this weekend's Mile High Music Festival, it's support bands like Band of Heathens, slated to perform on Saturday, that demonstrate the prodigious depth of the fest's lineup. Boiling down Band of Heathens sound to ... More >>
All right, I'll admit it. I'm all kinds of bummed out. Not only am I feeling like two crates of ass specially flown in from Assville right now thanks to some stupid throat/sinus/ear infection, but I'm reeling from reading all the South By Southwest coverage from my colleagues (including a fairly mid ... More >>
Conrad Keely, frontman for the indie-rock vets in ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, is among the most articulate and opinionated figures in music. He earns this reputation anew it in the following Q&A, conducted for our profile of the band, "...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of D ... More >>
This Friday night in Philadelphia, DeVotchKa is kicking off a fairly exhaustive eight week tour that will take the band across the country from New York to San Francisco to Austin -- not during South By Southwest, surprisingly -- back up through the midwest before culminating in Cleveland on Saturd ... More >>
This doom metal comes endorsed by Metallica.
Cinematicas a fitting album title for a band that got its start on the Spider-Man 3 soundtrack.
An Austin institution opens a new location in Louisville.
These troubled teens found themselves at Lost and Found. But now the program is finding itself out of options.
Thomas Gibbons keeps the race conversation going.
Wednesday, November 1, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Friday, August 11, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Movie Monster (Capitol)
I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness sheds light on its latest disc.
Denver bands make tracks to Austin.
Change (Umo Productions)
Hell-raiser and one-man band Scott H. Biram lays the hammer down.
After years of setbacks, Spoon was used to obscurity. A breakthrough album changed all that.
Texas Land & Cattle Steak House
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.
Aspen is long on short films during its tenth annual festival.
Shag: Brit-Pop a Go Go
The Asylum Street Spankers
Jimmy LaFave upholds American musical tradition one song at a time.
June 3 - 9, 1999
FROM GLASS EYE TO DEAD DOG'S EYEBALL, K. MCCARTY HAS A UNIQUE VISION.