MANO LE TOUGH @ NORAD | SAT, 9/28/13 Mano Le Tough is a Berlin-based artist whose output ranges from sweeping, atmospheric house soundscapes to a more minalist slant on the techno side of things, with mechanical beats and melodies that evoke what you might hear if robots could write melancholy love ... More >>
Westword restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz may have seen the writing on the wall when she reviewed Cafe Berlin in October of last year. "If ever a place were in need of intervention by Restaurant: Impossible, this is it," declared Kurtz. "At dinner the place can be so empty -- as it was on one recent ... More >>
Fans of experimental techno know that Pan-Pot is not a reference to something that comes out of a kitchen; rather, it's a German techno duo that's named for a panoramic potentiometer -- a switch that splits audio signals into left and right channels -- and has been taking the production and dance-fl ... 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 >>
Do people care about schnitzel? You're darn Teuton! As a side to her review of Cafe Berlin, Gretchen Kurtz served up the five best restaurants for a schnitzel fix -- and her list has taken a pounding. Where is Cafe Prague? Sobo 151? And where's that umlaut? See also: - Five best restaurants for a ... More >>
With seventeen years and three homes under its belt, Café Berlin (which I review this week) has become synonymous with German food in Denver (the jagerschnitzel is particularly noteworthy). But this restaurant is not the only place in town serving spaetzle and sauerkraut. Here are several more op ... More >>
If you're still mourning the end of Oktoberfest, I've got another fest to cheer you up: Strudelfest. Held at Rheinlander Bakery through the end of October, the festival celebrates a dessert that was once so central to European culture, an old wives' tale claimed that young women were ineligible fo ... More >>
Crime and the City Solution started out in the late '70s in Sydney, Australia, but its members went on an extended adventure in relocation, following its creative opportunities where they lay. First they went to Melbourne, where the group befriended the Boys Next Door, who, in part, went on to becom ... More >>
Perc (due at NORAD Dance Bar tomorrow night) emerged over the last several years as one of the key figures in the global techno scene by championing an aggressive, atonal and industrial-tinged brand of dance-music via his own production work and through his label, Perc Trax. We recently caught up wi ... More >>
Danielle de Picciotto relocated to Berlin in the late '80s for a change of scenery and to get away from the violence of New York City, where the artist/musician had been living. In Berlin, de Picciotto quickly became immersed in the rich creative community of the city, and she co-founded the Love Pa ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>
The Ting Tings (due at the Ogden Theatre this Saturday, March 31) were one of the first bands to emerge from the Apple iPod commercials in 2008. Thanks to the overnight exposure of "Shut Up and Let Me Go," the band went from being a blogged-about British import to becoming a major player in American ... More >>
Little Mike, back home for the holidaysTwo key figures in the evolution of Denver's constantly changing dance-music scene, Little Mike and Crazy Larry are coming home for the holidays -- and for the party "Homecoming Queenz," which they co-headline Saturday at 2200. Little Mike (known to his ... More >>
If you work downtown and are often in need of a quick lunchtime pho fix, help will soon be at hand. Pho 79, one of our favorite pho restaurants in the city, has signed a lease on the 16th Street Mall and will soon be slinging up big bowls of noodles there.
While U2 frontman Bono said "The Fly," the first single from Achtung Baby, was "the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree," it could easily be applied to the entire album, which was released on November 19, 1991. Achtung Baby is a document of the band, almost on the verge of breaki ... More >>
Dixon, one of the top ten DJs in the world as voted by Resident Advisor last year, is definitely the big news in electronic music this weekend; the Berlin-based techno king will no doubt tear up the dance floor at Apex on Saturday. In the meantime, we've got plenty more to keep your ass shaki ... More >>
Kelly KaoudisCafe Berlin is now open in its new location at 1600 Champa Street -- quite a switch from its original home on 17th Avenue, where Jason Sheehan reviewed the German restaurant (that spot is now occupied by Il Posto), and also from its last downtown address on 14th Street (now occup ... More >>
The remodel of the old Cafe Berlin space into Belvedere Restaurant is almost complete.When Kinga Klek, owner of Kinga's Lounge, told us about her plans for Belvedere Restaurant, a Polish joint she's putting in the old Cafe Berlin location on 14th Street, she said she hoped to have the doors o ... More >>
You're darn Teuton! Looks like Chinook Tavern will be the first of Denver's relocating German restaurants to open its doors, with the debut of the new Chinook definitely on for today. But then, Chinook left its Cherry Creek home almost three years ago -- and before it moved into its curren ... More >>
Cassandra KotnikCafe Berlin gives up its 14th Street address for the 16th Street Mall.Six years ago, Cafe Berlin gave up its longstanding Seventeenth Avenue address to move downtown, picking up the lease on a vast, bright space on Tremont and Fourteenth Streets. But the spot served its last m ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Agency Group.Moon DuoErik "Ripley" Johnson first came to prominence in the rock underground with his San Francisco-based band, the Wooden Shjips. That project's hypnotically dark, droning psychedelia became a favorite of fans and critics alike. In 2009, Johnson teamed up ... More >>
Drawing inspiration from eccentric 1950s bandleader Spike Jones, as well as from found sounds and field recordings, Sean O'Neal (aka Someone Else) is an experimental minimal techno and house producer who is really doing his own thing. Having performed at the world's greatest nightclubs, including ... More >>
Saturday, January 8, Casselman's Bar & Venue, 720-242-8923.
Known to early local hip-hop heads as Shag One and, more recently, as Strange Powers, Josh Powers doesn't fit into the mold of a typical hip-hop cat. He embraces his individuality and honors his own unique global view of music and ideology through his creative endeavors - from more traditio ... More >>
Large pics below.Update: On Friday, the Lakewood Police Department confirmed that Jarrett Berlin, shot and killed by a SWAT team after a standoff at the Bentley Apartments, was unarmed at the time of his death. Now, Tara Salazar, the woman who was allegedly in the car he used to get away from ... More >>
A few months ago, Hideous Men were mourning the loss of their drum machine and a laptop containing unreleased material, all stolen from the duo's van outside of Rhinoceropolis several hours before a scheduled performance at this year's Titwrench Fest. But the positive digital punks persevered, pla ... More >>
Did you know Denver's a great techno town? Okay, Colorado in general, since a fair bit of our talent is in Boulder and/or small mountain towns -- damn techno producer recluses and/or hippie freaks. Anyway, the point stands. While we may never rival the eight-hundred-pound gorillas of techno l ... More >>
Whether or not these Park Hill natives rode the short bus to school is irrelevant, because there is no doubt that these crazy bastards are the ones your mom told you not to play with. This eclectic group of MCs, producers and DJs use Shortbus as their outlet for their outlandish and truthfu ... More >>
In 2008, we told you about the best DIA conspiracy video ever -- a loopy, logic-challenged compendium of strained theories debunked in Jared Jacang Maher's feature "DIA Conspiracies Take Off." Despite its many inaccuracies, however, the Zahra Malik-Chris Cheong opus continues to make the rounds -- ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>
What happened in Vegas should have stayed there.
Cafe Berlin is the schnitzel!