Judas Priest (due tonight, November 19, at the 1STBANK Center) is one of the most influential heavy metal bands in the history of the genre. From Birmingham, England (the same city that produced Black Sabbath), Priest basically created the blueprint for the sound and look of most of the heavy metal ... More >>
It doesn't take a late-night raid of leftover Halloween candy to make you feel like a kid again. At the District, which I review this week, you can relive your lunchbox days with a better peanut-butter-and-jelly than Mom ever packed. This Uptown eatery serves the sandwich beer-battered and fried, wi ... More >>
When it comes to playing the music industry game, sometimes it is easiest to take the industry out of the picture altogether and do it yourself. This is the ethos behind GravesEnd Records, a self-proclaimed old-school punk label started in 2009 by a musician and Colorado transplant who goes by the s ... More >>
Novelty had its moment in hip-hop; vision had its moment; abstraction had its moment. But thanks in no small part to Top Dawg Entertainment and its star, Kendrick Lamar, good old fashioned high-quality rapping is once again the standard of the day. And now, K.Dot's longtime running mate Schoolboy Q ... More >>
FRI | PENTAGRAM at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/28/14 If you've seen Last Days Here, you're familiar with the frustrating tale of Pentagram. Formed in Virginia in the early '70s, the pioneering psychedelic metal band should have, by all accounts, realized massive worldwide fame. Instead, success evaded the ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature that celebrates the books that inspire Denver art ... More >>
SHAMROCK & ROLL @ VIEWHOUSE | SAT, 3/16/13 With St. Paddy's Day happening this weekend, there's a ton to do. If you're looking for something holiday-centric, you obviously have plenty of options. But you really can't do much better than our free show, Shamrock & Roll, at the Viewhouse tomorrow after ... More >>
This is the seventh in a series of pieces profiling Colorado-grown products...and what some local restaurants do with them. As much pride as we Coloradans take in our local producers and their staggering variety of goods, how many of them can say they tangled with the heaviest of heavyweights on a ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and boy, wouldn't you ... More >>
See also: Why? at Gothic Theatre, 9/5/12 Why? was one of the flagship bands of the nascent Anticon imprint ten years ago. Like its labelmates, the outfit was expanding and pushing the boundaries of what hip-hop was and where it could go. But Why? in particular has blurred the line between hip-hop a ... More >>
See Also: - Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys at Red Rocks, 7/18/12 - The Rebirth of Emmylou Harris - The Fray Scars & Stories: A track-by-track breakdown from Isaac Slade and Joe King Since first performing with Gram Parsons in Boulder in the early '70s (and getting fired), Emmylou Harris has pl ... More >>
Have plans this weekend? If not, there's ample choices: Tonight, Paper Diamond's at the Ogden, Lizzie Huffman is celebrating the release of her new CD at the hi-dive and Rich Robinson is at the Soiled Dove Underground. On Saturday, Judas Priest is at 1STBANK Center, SBTRKT is at the Bluebird ... More >>
Saturday, November 5, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>
Denver 666/Hell and Back 7-inch
Jay DeVaughn, in an image broadcast on 9News.Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, has been accused of mailing a threatening letter -- a fairly straight-forward charge. But the criminal complaint filed against him in U.S. District Court hints at future counts based on ... More >>
Steve "Mudflap" McGrew, pictured before the hammer came down."I'm just a budget cut," says Steve "Mudflap" McGrew, co-star of KYGO's perennially popular morning show. "We just won the CMA station-of-the-year award, and the station's been doing okay as far as listeners are concerned. But thing ... More >>
We reported this morning about the impending liquor license hearing for the new Snooze location at 700 Colorado Boulevard. And now, I just thought I'd pass along the good news to all you pancake junkies in the neighborhood: It looks like all systems are go. I just got off the phone with Jon Schleg ... More >>
In this week's Rough Mixes entry focusing on Napalm Death, we only printed highlights of Tom Murphy's recent conversation with Barney Greenway. The two of them actually had a fairly extensive conversation in which Greenway discussed the influence of My Bloody Valentine and other unexpected acts on N ... More >>
Dead Confederate. As a band, Georgia's Dead Confederate -- the subject of a November 20 Westword profile -- is very much alive. Singer/guitarist Hardy Morris and his mates were plucked from obscurity by former Capitol Records president Gary Gersh, who made the band the first recruit for his new TA ... More >>
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Thursday, July 20, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.
Wednesday, July 28, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.
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