For several years, you could see Paul Jansen playing violin and guitar in various bands around Denver. First with the "folk Goth" band The December Question then more prominently with Jen Korte and indie pop outfit (die) Pilot. It was toward the end of his tenure with the latter that Jansen started ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Bentley Folse Finley's Pub 375 South Pearl Street 303-282-4790 www.finleysdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Bentley Folse, exec chef of Finley's Pub. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. I suppose my parents liked the car," muses Bentley Folse, whose first name conjures images ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: The nationwide manhunt for Bret Lee Thompson, accused of kidnapping an eight-year-old girl from a southwest Denver alley and sexually assaulting her, didn't end in dramatic fashion. According to the FBI, authorities in Brunswick, New Jersey found him sleeping in his va ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
A decade after starting the Jayhawks with Gary Louris, Mark Olson left the band in 1995, the same year Tomorrow the Green Grass was released, to look after his then-wife Victoria Williams, after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. While the Jayhawks continued to tour without him until ... More >>
Wednesday, November 10, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Bush & Brownie.On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina began wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast that's still reverberating today -- and many members of the public continue to see Michael Brown, head of FEMA at the time, as one of the story's chief villains. Still, Brown, a KOA talk-show host who ... More >>
Editor's Note: Treme writer/producer David Mills died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday in New Orleans. He'd written extensively about theTreme process and his burgeoning love for New Orleans music on his blog, undercoverblackman.blogspot.com. His Times-Picayune obit is here. By Larry Blumenfeld ... More >>
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
Storied Denver band Vaux is no more, which means no more Vaux shows, which means the last time you saw them is literally the last time you saw them. That makes us sad, since Vaux were always one of the best, most visceral live bands going. But if we're not going to get any new memories of Vau ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
Photo: Sarah CassThis news will probably come as no surprise to those who were paying attention last summer when HEALTH sang the praises of Pictureplane in Pitchfork: Travis Egedy, who makes music under the Pictureplane moniker, has been picked up byÂ Lovepump United. The New York-based imprint, whi ... More >>
Letters from the week of 8/28/2008
The former FEMA head revisits his worst mistake and talks about the disaster that is the What If? Colorado campaign.
This lady has helped keep Planes Mistaken for Stars airborne.
The heart of rock and roll is still beating — in Loveland.
Katrina swamped his life, but music keeps this jazzman afloat.
From the bayou to Boulder, Michael Brown's had a heckuva year.
Nathanial Trotter has a plan to crown Oprah.
From the week of April 6, 2006
She's hot. She's coming over. Wanna buy some Scotch?
Lucile's bring food, glorious food to the heart of Denver.
From the week of September 29, 2005
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Cajun food is addictive. Broussard's dining room is not.
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
Verse comes to worse at the National Poetry Slam.
Defining the limits of obscenity.
Photo magic is in the air this fall.
Essence (Lost Highway)
Denver's Junior League has the recipe for lasting success.
Hip-hop rock-fusionist band Rainbow Sugar believes it's a Wonderful life.
Why Nineties hippies are discovering mandolinist Sam Bush.
Corey Harris got to the Delta by way of Denver.
For forty years, the La Paz 12 has called this card table home.
The rise, fall and rise of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.