The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on my bedroom floor, and my little blue boombox's dial is tuned to my favorite radio station, which pla ... More >>
One good thing about herb is that when it hits you, you feel no pain. Unless, of course, you're smoking some pretty poorly grown weed -- in which case you may get a scratchy throat or headache. If that has been the case for you lately, maybe rockin' over to Trenchtown Medical Marijuana Center thi ... More >>
Last night, after attending a press preview of the Treasures of the Hard Rock traveling music memorabilia exhibition -- on view starting today at the Hard Rock Cafe Denver -- I was going to write about what it felt like to look at the belongings of famous dead people I care about. While it was defi ... More >>
Saturday, March 2, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.
It wasn't so much from paranoia as from years of conditioning. Walking into New Broadsterdam, I encountered a full-on police issue Harley Davidson with emblems still attached sitting in their front entryway. It almost made me turn around and run out the door and across South Broadway as fast as I ... More >>
From the outside, you might think that New Age Medical looks like yet another stereotypical green-and-white discount marijuana shack pumping out crappy, cheap warehouse bud. And you'd almost be correct -- except for the exceptionally well-grown cannabis.
Even presidents, CEOs and owners need hobbies, distractions and sidekicks - and that includes James Iacino, the president of Seattle Fish Company, who, along with his buddy Scott Kinsey, will open Corner House, a java joint and bar, in late October, at 2240 Clay Street, in Jefferson Park.
There are a lot of marijuana-related goings-on tomorrow, what with it being 4/20 and all, but this event looks like a definite hit. Burlycute, the burlesque production company run by Cora Vette (aka Reyna Von Vett), happens to be booked on the third Friday of every month at Bar Standard, and Vette a ... More >>
Cassandra KotnickBob Marley watches over 8 Rivers CafeWanda James, who owns 8 Rivers Cafe with her chef/husband, Scott Durrah, isn't the only entrepreneur upset with the Yelp review filter. A couple of other restaurateurs have weighed in on Laura Shunk's story about her campaign against Yelp, ... More >>
Even though most of our moms aren't rock stars, some of them sure as hell seem like it. With their busy schedules and insane ability to multi-task, they deserve screaming fans and scads of cash. We know it's hard being just a suburban mom trying to juggle work and a family, so we got to think ... More >>
Friday, April 22, Summit Music Hall, 303-487-0111.
The pirates were out in full force at Friday night's Buccaneer Ball at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; attendees were playing the part enthusiastically, with about nineteen out of every twenty participants dressed in their best piratical finery. (Although some people seemed to confu ... More >>
Michael Franti & Spearhead with Brett Dennen 7.31.10|Red Rocks Amphitheatre Since 1986, Michael Franti has been making music with a social conscience -- from his industrial punk days in the Beatnigs to the hip-hop leaning Disposable Heroes to his current (and most commercially successful) project ... More >>
Freebird!While scalpers weren't hawking The Princess Bride tickets for three or four times their $10 box office price - as they did on Craigslist for the Hangover last week - the Film on the Rocks movie did sell out Tuesday night. It was the second consecutive sellout for Film on the Rocks s ... More >>
It's been about a year and half since the Fray's last release, the self-titled follow-up to its double platinum debut, How to Save a Life. In between touring and writing songs for its next album, Denver's favorite power-ballad purveyors have been working on a cover album. We caught up with D ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>
Aaron Thackerayâ€‹Rock the Bells 2009 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday, August 6, 2009 Better than: ringtone rap, anything associated with Auto-Tune or listening to the self-proclaimed newly anointed "King of Pop," Kanye West, talk about himself endlessly. Since 2003, Rock the Bells has been the pre ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray See photos of Day One's fans on the slideshow page. It's here: The second edition of the Mile High Music Fest is underway, and our gaggle of writers and photogs are shvitzing their way around the grounds to bring you ongoing, as-close-to-live-as-my-fingers-allow coverage of Denver ... More >>
Cookbook pairs sweet music with spicy lyrics.
There’s more to see at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver than the building itself.
Music biopics Hollywood won't make.
A move for the better.
Saturday, January 28, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Fast reviews of recent releases
RRAAHH Foundashun shows what can be done when you have more talent than money.
Saturday, July 31, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Realms of Rebel, Help Them Lord, and Life (RAS Records)
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
Africa's Alpha Blondy speaks reggae's language.