Last year when musician and hairstylist Kitty Vincent broke her foot in a car accident, she found herself confined to the house with idle hands. "I had six months in a cast to sit on the couch and sort of dream up all of these ideas, so I've had a lot of time to put this together in my head," says V ... More >>
#78: Buntport Theater Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman, Samantha Schmitz and (sometimes) Evan Weissman are Buntport Theater, and it's not too far off the mark to think of this sextet of personalities as a single entity -- that's just how they work, slinging ideas back and for ... More >>
#47: Charlie Miller and Emily Tarquin Charlie Miller and Emily Tarquin are multi-taskers at the Denver Center Theatre Company: Miller is a techno whiz for DCTC shows, while Tarquin coordinates new productions. But on the side -- the off-center, you might say -- they curate the DCTC's underground se ... More >>
THE OUTFIT @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 8/24/13 The Outfit saved one of its best songs for late in the set, and the sparkling urgency at the beginning of "What Happened To You?" perfectly framed the song's poignant lyrics, which were inspired by a chance encounter Eric Johnston had at a school library a few y ... More >>
There's still a month of summer on the calendar, but seasonal activities are winding down. Still, there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend, everything from the last films in two outdoor movie series to the closing party for Andrew Novick's blood-themed photography show. And not only is the weeke ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8/17/13 There were several moments during Five Iron's set that nodded to the hometown crowd, and all of them were dependably absurd thanks to frontman Reese Roper. "The Broncos are losing forty to seven," Roper informed us. "I've never been more proud to be from th ... More >>
It's a common behavior of Star Wars fans: canonize the original trilogy, and get all hater-y on the screw-ups in Episodes I-III. But if the mistakes made in the second trilogy weren't so completely soul-crushing and legacy-altering, then people wouldn't be bitching about them to this day -- and keep ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, friendos! Mere hours away from quitting time, and there's so much great music to look forward to this weekend. We've got some choice grooves on tap from Disco Biscuits, who are closing out their three-night Colorado run tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center, some heavy goodness fr ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's been a year already since Open Air 1340 launched, but it has been. This time last year -- on Halloween, to be specific -- the station aired its first broadcast, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, the station has enlisted some of the scene's most prominent player ... More >>
Science fiction isn't for everyone. But those who get it, really get it. "Comics and sci-fi are the new archetypes of our culture, we relate to Star Wars and Stan Lee's characters; we've created new mythologies through them," says Dan Landes, restaurateur and self confessed sci-fi geek. And this Fri ... More >>
Um, yeah, so this sounds positively awesome. There's an event planned for Saturday, October 29 dubbed "Playing Apart," in which an entire ninety-piece marching band from Bear Creek High School is going to be spread out through downtown playing their individual parts in separate parts of the ... More >>
Boba Fett & the Americans, the fifteen-piece guerrilla-style marching band, will be heading to New York City to play all over Manhattan for three days during the CMJ Music Marathon, which runs from Tuesday October 18 to Saturday, October 22. The band, which includes DeVotchKa's drummer/trumpe ... More >>
UPDATE: We have a winner! Congrats to Kate, who came the closest (without going over) with her guess of 333 lobster rolls served last week at Steuben's. The actual number is 335. Hat head or helmet head? Both are encouraged at Saturday's Justice League of Street Food party.We're still in t ... More >>
Hat head or helmet head? Both are encouraged at Saturday's Justice League of Street Food party.We're still in the throws of street-food season, and this Saturday, from 5 to 10 p.m. at TAXI, 3507 Ringsby Court, the Justice League of Street Food will be out in full force, hustling grub from Bik ... More >>
The first costume I ever wore in my life was a handcrafted Thorin Oakenshield from the Hobbit when I was one or two years old. Then, when I was in fifth grade, I tricked my mom into sewing me a Mortal Kombat costume -- Scorpion -- for Halloween. Since then, I've never really thought about wan ... More >>
Jonathan ShoupFresh2Death on the rooftop of VinylArt, music, food and fashion were mashed together Saturday night for Artopia, our own little five-venue party on Broadway in the "Golden Triangle" neighborhood. Photographers Jonathan Shoup and Aaron Thackeray moved between Vinyl, City Hall, Ba ... More >>
Photo: Mattie StaffordThe Hood Internet perform in June in Minneapolis. See more photos.Artopia, Westword's annual "biggest, greatest, most poppin' ass art party of the year," goes down on Saturday night. A highlight this year as always is the musical talent, so we've parsed down the full sch ... More >>
Paul the Octopus.One of the annual oddities of the Starz Denver Film Festival is the scheduling of the closing night film (this year, the unintentionally hilarious Black Swan) on the event's second-to-the-last day. As usual, Sunday, the day after, featured a full slate of cinema, with The Peo ... More >>
After selling out three nights at Red Rocks, Widespread Panic returns to the Pepsi Center for a two-night New Year's Eve run on Thursday, December 30, and Friday, December 31. Tickets are $61 and go on sale this Saturday, October 9, at noon and are available through TicketHorse. Speaking of ... More >>
Kate LevyCheck out the slideshow for more pics from last night. Whoo boy! What a time we had last night. Every year, I'm always so energized after hosting the awards ceremony -- not to mention hungover (more on that in a minute). As I mentioned last night (numerous times, apparently), I'm re ... More >>
This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>
My experience with poetry slams is almost nonexistent, so someone tell me: Do most poetry slams feature awkward rap battles between goofy white guys named Lando Calrhymian and MC ChewRocka, meditation on Gungan penis, and appearances by a a marching band led by Boba Fett? Because the George Lucas ... More >>
Nancy LevineLeigh Jones, behind the bar at Jonesy's EatBar.Leigh Jones, the woman behind Jonesy's EatBar and the Horseshoe Lounge (with partner Margaret Moore), was also the co-owner and designer of the Dish, B-52 Billiards, Brasserie Rouge, Atomic Cowboy and Buffalo Billiards in Nashville an ... More >>
Robot Chicken Star Wars is a plucky take-off on the original.
Julie Davis of Bela Karoli (A.H. Goldstein)Last night, the four-day UMS festival wrapped, and most of our crew made it out for at least part of the fest. And while we rarely agree on anything, we're all pretty much in agreement that Danielle Ate the Sandwich absolutely stole the show with one of ... More >>
Last night, while at the Boulder version of Everything Absent or Distorted's CD-release show, I had the opportunity to chat with DeVotchKa trumpeter Shawn King. In addition to appearing with EAOD and his rock-star gig with DeVotchKa, King has a new project that he was excited to talk about: Boba Fet ... More >>
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
MC Chris's rap career gets a boost from Adult Swim -- or is it the other way around?
George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.
With Episode II, George Lucas tries to reclaim his lost glory.
Things to do in Denver when it's dead
Sci-fi conventions are where movie stars go to burn brightly one more time.
The Hellacopters are ready to take off.