Forty years ago, New York fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert set out to produce a runway show called Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles in 1973, a fundraising catwalk to save the dilapidated Palace of Versailles in France. But the fashion show -- which positioned American designers Oscar de la Ren ... More >>
Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>
Justin EvansAfter the breakup of his influential underground pop band Archers of Loaf, frontman Eric Bachmann formed Crooked Fingers (due at the Larimer Lounge tonight with Strands of Oak and Ian Cooke) and had a kind of second chapter in his long musical career, one favored by some over the ... More >>
Phillip Embry with his family. 800 the Jewell (aka Phillip Embry) is a man of many words and even more substance. In addition to his work as a producer, musician and rapper, he is the founder of Jewell Tyme Music, the label that houses such artists as Haven the Great, King FOE, Karma, and ot ... More >>
Lori Midson Charley Sinden The Lobby 2121 Arapahoe Street 303-997-9911 www.thelobbydenver.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Charley Sinden, exec chef of the Lobby. See what Sinden has to say about roach coaches, liver and the Domino's cheese pizza delivery in the first s ... More >>
Pure Medical DispensaryIn "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana dispensaries, whether they resemble swanky bars or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our dispensary list here, and keep reading for William Brea ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsSnanke Rattle Rattle SnakeSnake Rattle Rattle Snake, 1:30 p.m., Bison Tent Blame it on the early hour, chalk it up to the inconvenient location of the Bison Tent on the far eastern end of the complex. Maybe it boils down to the fundamental feel of the open-air stage, a fo ... More >>
Dave Parsons/Denver ZooI iz kewt? The cuteness overflow-eth at the Denver Zoo. This week, the zoo posted photos of its newest baby animals: four Amur tiger cubs born last month. To the surprise of no one with eyes and a heart, the cubs are effing adorable. But are they the cutest babies the ... More >>
I never really got into Massive Attack. Actually, to be honest, most of the '90s downtempo/trip-hop stuff always alluded me for one reason or another. It always felt so goofy, so bland, so near-new-age. Perhaps this just was my own association. But after actually enjoying Heligoland I decid ... More >>
Just in time to get you in the proper mood for Valentines Day, CacheFlowe drops a free mix of sexytime music called This Year is For Lovers. It's full of swinging tracks of sexiness -- "ninety minutes of sexy jams in the genres of techno, dubstep, downtempo, hip hop, experimental and more" as ... More >>
Head to the Denver Coliseum for the Lowrider Tour.
That whole talking-animal genre? Let's be done with it.
After years with Sonia Dada, Paris Delane is happy to be on his own.
Friday, November 11, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-1330.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
The second coming of the Lord.
VHS or Beta inspires communal dance ecstasy and has a good beat. But don't call it disco.
Beautiful (Emperor Norton)
Amanda Peet chews up brainless suitors by the bushel in Whipped.
Rapper Dannell McNeil takes a chance with his own record label and a new album.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Scorsese's New York is alive and kicking in Bringing Out the Dead, but the vital signs are weakening.
A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
They met because they wanted to fight gangs. Ten years later, Leon Kelly and Lloyd Lewan are a gang of two.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli, in black, white and gray.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.
THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.