I used to love the summertime in Boulder. It meant that a huge chunk of the college population went back to Connecticut or California or Texas or wherever they were from and left the tiny college town feeling tiny again. Apparently, that is no more. There is gridlock everywhere, even on random Monda ... More >>
Four months ago, the Archive Room, which originally opened in 2009 in Olde Town Arvada, a charming neighborhood that boasts an abundance of bars and restaurants, underwent some major changes, including a big one in the kitchen: Aaron Youngblood, the former exec chef of the now-gone Dixons, took over ... More >>
On Wednesday, the University of Denver will host this election's first presidential debate -- and the first of its kind in Denver. DU has been getting ready for its close-up for months, and the stakes are high for both the school and the candidates. If the night is a success, no matter which candida ... More >>
Christopher Titus cut his teeth in comedy clubs in the '80s after having an epiphany as a teenager when he fell into a bonfire. But it wasn't until the late '90s when Titus -- whose comedy focuses on his upbringing in a highly dysfunctional family -- that Titus began to get more widespread traction. ... More >>
And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... More >>
Asa Robinson really really, REALLY, REALLY wanted to go to the Zeds Dead concert in Aspen last Tuesday, so badly, in fact, that police say he called in a bomb threat to the concert venue after he couldn't buy tickets to a sold-out show. The goal of the bomb threat, it appears, wasn't to exact retrib ... More >>
If Lomon Sar is a, uh, veteran of the Call of Duty video games, then he's used to blowing things up -- at least in his digital fantasy land. But police say Somon, 31, forgot to leave his fantasy world behind on Tuesday when he threatened to blow up a Best Buy in Aurora because the store would ... More >>
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the latest iteration of the ultra-popular first-person shooter challenge in which a player must gun down opponents before they can splatter him with his own blood. Fortunately, most fans are able to separate fantasy from reality -- but the jury's still out on ... More >>
Sexperts.Remember when your parents had "the sex talk" with you? Maybe you were lucky and skipped that awkwardness altogether, and learned about doing it from pros like Brenda and Dylan on Beverly Hills 90210 like we did. But what about before the before-the-sex part? When and how did you lea ... More >>
You can go on for days debating the musical mysteries of the so called 27 Club -- which includes Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and now Amy Winehouse -- but one thing is certain: The death of these artists had a profound impact on their subsequent sales. Pearl, for example, was rele ... More >>
Big pic below.David Lawless stands accused of planting anemic explosive devices at Colorado Mills on Saturday, around the same time a bunch of windows were broken at a nearby Best Buy -- and Lawless is the suspect in that incident, too. As for his reasons, they're not clear yet, as remains th ... More >>
Joel Warner's post about billboards announcing that Judgment Day is May 21 was originally published early last month. But with J-Day predicted for this Saturday, it's timelier than ever. And thanks to one of our readers, we know what we'll be doing on May 20...
For a genre that seems born (and still very much centered) in the suburbs of America, Asking Alexandria (due tonight at Summit Music Hall) is like the British anomaly of metalcore. Born in 2008, these dudes have spent a good amount of time touring and recording stateside, while steadily build ... More >>
In a statement alongside it's quarterly and annual fiscal report, Activision, the company behind the Guitar Hero series, effectively put the axe on the series. Over the course of the last two years, the series has seen dropping sales due to a market that's completely saturated and an expensiv ... More >>
Dan Maes.There's been lotsa entertainment value in Colorado's primary races, from Tom Tancredo's guv run to Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems -- and now, Dan Maes's declaration that Denver's B-Cycle program might turn the city into "the United Nations" via wrongheaded environmental do-goodi ... More >>
For Denver's ganjapreneurs, this is what 4/20 is all about.If there's one thing Denver's marijuana movement has embraced, it's a wanton disregard for federal laws. And no day illustrates this sentiment more than 4/20, when marijuana patients and exuberant scofflaws alike ascend on the Capitol ... More >>
With South by Southwest in full swing and our spotlight yesterday on Suburban Home's new label offerings, we figured it was high time to start offering a bit of help to local bands trying to get a head start on next years festivities. Being in a band isn't as simple as it sounds, and doing it ... More >>
‚ÄčUpdate: By now, you've probably heard but just in case you haven't, Epilogues took home this year's Hometown for the Holidays crown at Andrew's On Lincoln this past Friday night. Beyond bragging rights for the next year, the act won three days of recording time at the Blasting Room in Fort Collin ... More >>
When the sun rose this morning at 6:58 a.m., it shed its light on one of the weirdest American traditions around: millions of people scrambling for discount deals at big box stores. In Denver, this eerie sight was visible from Target and Best Buy to Bass Pro, Kohl's and Kmart. And while Blac ... More >>
It would take some sort of rocket scientist to create a model of advertising that doesn't suck. No coincidence, then, that Roger Toennis used to work on projects such as the autonomous lunar rover, Titan 4 rockets and air-to-air missiles before creating Loyal2.me, a product that promises to a ... More >>
It took Guns 'N' Roses fifteen years to finally release Chinese Democracy, which was released November 23 and available exclusively at Best Buy. That's a mighty long time. Heck, Jesus Christ died and returned from the grave in just three days. Our sister paper in Houston compiled a slide show of a d ... More >>
Lord save us. News that Colorado Springs' Focus on the Familiy is eliminating 202 jobs -- the biggest single cut in the ministry's history -- naturally raised the question of whether Focus reps would lay the blame at Barack Obama's door. After all, prior to the November 4 vote, Focus published ... More >>
Westword's resident funny man recently sat down at a computer to send questions via e-mail to Zach Galifianakis, who sat down at a computer to answer them. Though he may have stood. The following is the correspondence: Westword (Adam Cayton-Holland): Hey, Zach, Adam Cayton-Holland here, writer for ... More >>
Suburban Home Records gets pilfered. Again.
Local businesses want to give animation bootleggers the boot.
For revenue-hungry cities in the northern metro area, it's shop 'til you're dropped
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes.
From the week of June 23, 2005
Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.
Usually, the Morning After is all about regret. This one is filled with optimism.
Rolling on the Rocks
De-loused in the Comatorium (Universal)
Red Rocks gets rolling with a new visitorís center and CD compilation.
Unlike their more commercial pop-punk counterparts, the Gamits are most interested in good old-fashioned rocking.
Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.
Borders decides to dabble in the local music trade.
Chant Down Babylon