Alex Figura Lower48 Kitchen 2020 Lawrence Street 303-942-0262 lower48kitchen.com This is part two of my interview with Alex Figura, exec chef of Lower48 Kitchen; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: This place in Barcelona, Spain, that was tucked away ... More >>
Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part two of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most noteworthy meal you've ever eaten: Schwa, in Chicago, was an amazing experience. Chef Mich ... More >>
ARAABMUZIK @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE (WITH STS9) | FRI, 9/6/13 When it comes to EDM production these days, it seems like it's all been done before. Just the same, Rhode Island's AraabMuzik (aka Abraham Orellana) is doing everything he can to shatter any preconceived notions you might have about dance ... More >>
BLKHRTS (MIXTAPE RELEASE) @ MARQUIS | SAT, 7/27/13 BLKHRTS have crafted an utterly riveting hybrid sound that centers on retro-futuristic production that is both unique and progressive. Live, the crew brings an unbridled energy that's as ferocious as Onyx, as primal as Body Count and as frenzied and ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
Rowboat started out as the more acoustic and folk-oriented solo project of Sam McNitt, then the singer and lyricist of Blue Million Miles. With that band, McNitt learned to transform acoustic songs into heady, often aggressive, space rock, but his words always seemed to come from a place of refined ... More >>
When the Sonar tour (an offshoot of the prestigious Barcelona festival) hits Denver tomorrow night, the lineup is going to be killer: Die Antwoord, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Nic Fanciulli and Paul Kalkbrenner. Kalkbrenner, who draws crowds numbering in the tens of thousands in ... More >>
There's an extra hour on Saturday night, and we're all going to need it for sure, because there's plenty of dancing to be done this weekend and plenty of folks to help provide the soundtrack, including Damian Lazarus, Robert Hood, Heidi, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Insideout and tons more. Keep reading to see wha ... More >>
The 1992 Lithuanian men's basketball team was much more than a bad fashion statement punctuated by mullets and tie-dye T-shirts. It was a crusade for liberty, pride and independence. While overshadowed by the U.S. team -- aka the Dream Team -- at the OIympic Games in Barcelona, it was the Lithuanian ... More >>
Dish, Westword's eighteenth annual food-and-drink festival in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, is only hours away and our mouths are watering just thinking about all the delicious eats that will be featured there. Here's a sampling of more on the menu:
It's a quintessential Colorado week on the culinary calendar, with lots of local beer and wine, plenty of excuses to chill outside -- and a bike race. Here's a taste of what's on the event menu:
Adam Watts Jax Fish House Boulder 928 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-1811 www.jaxboulder.com This is part one of my interview with Adam Watts, chef de cuisine at Jax Boulder. Part two of our chat will run on Thursday. Cycling makes you hungry, says Adam Watts. The former professional pedaler, who ... More >>
It's been several months since Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates was filmed in cities spanning the globe, but the memories for hometown chef and contestant Jenna Johansen, who made it through seven countries -- and countless challenges -- before she was given the boot in last night's Thailand ep ... More >>
Panzano Executive Chef Elise Wiggins is in the small town of Panzano, Italy, doing a stagisti with Dario Cecchini, the mad butcher of Panzano and owner of Antica Macelleria Cecchini. Wiggins, who recently won a Colorado Restaurant Association Industry Spot award and also earned Panzano another Best ... More >>
Kevin Mazur Alright, so near as we can tell, when U2 takes the stage tonight at Invesco (after Isaac Slade and local homeboys in The Fray warm up the stage), the band's set will consist of two-dozen songs, possibly 25. Since the 360° Tour first kicked off in Barcelona in June 2009, the setlist ha ... More >>
Hi! How are you? The spirit of Daniel Johnston looms large in Austin Friday, March 18 Another one for the books... honestly, the worst part about today was that it had to end... After an ample five hours of sleep, the household hesitantly woke up, made coffee, and loaded the trailer in anti ... More >>
In October, we profiled the Boulder start-up Next Big Sound, which seemed poised to shake the struggling music industry by using social media sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter to discover break-out bands. Now that Billboard has unveiled its new "Social 50" chart powered by Next Big Sou ... More >>
A Flickr photoFor anyone who's keeping track, a North Carolina teen is the latest victim to fall prey to finding an unappetizing object in his food. In this case, it seems the kid found an entire box cutter -- intact -- in his bag of Barcelona-brand peanuts. Quick, call Homeland Security! ... More >>
Update: Just received word that U2 will be bringing its 360° tour to Denver on Saturday, June 12, at Invesco Field. Oh happy day! No word yet on when tickets will go on sale, but they Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 6, and will reportedly range from $55 to $250 online at the Invesco Field bo ... More >>
Monday, September 14, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
The All-American RejectsThe All-American Rejects, Bassnectar, Goldfinger, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, the Spill Canvas, Single File and Meese will all be part of this year's Channel 93.3's Big Gig Saturday, July 11 at Fiddler's Green. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. The first 1,000 tick ... More >>
Saturday March 21 - Day 4: So here we are. Our last day in Austin. Going to try and take it easy today, seeing as how we have to drive to L.A. tonight, but I'm sure we'll still get into some trouble. We've got a show at 9 p.m. tonight at Maggie Mae's rooftop, and it's our official SXSW showcase show ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Three strikes and Colorado's out.
Center for Visual Art
You'll fall for Gold Lake, airy dresses and quirky beach reads.
Tuesday, May 1, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Comédies à la Française
Burn, baby, burn
The art of the deal
Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.
After 32 years, Don Quijote Restaurant still dreams the impossible dream.