Happy Halloween! What are you doing tonight? Have you decided where to strut your get up yet? If not, lucky you; we've compiled a comprehensive list of everything going down tonight and this weekend. Keep reading to see what's good, and of course, feel free to let us know if we missed anything. See ... More >>
Update 3/21/13: The poll is now open. Let the voting begin! The road to the nineteenth annual edition of the Westword Music Showcase is officially being paved. While we've already announced some of the acts appearing on the Main Stage this year, below are the acts appearing on this year's Showcase ... More >>
Congrats are due to the Boulder Outlook Hotel and the Colorado Blues Society, which have both earned nods from the Blues Foundation. On Friday, February 1 in Memphis, both groups will be one of fifteen organizations honored with a Keeping the Blues Alive Award, a prestigious award meant to honor fol ... More >>
Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>
Len IrishMove over, tryptophan: Thanksgiving has found a much better bedfellow, one that will put you in a trance but won't necessarily leave you listless, laying on the couch. Behold Otis Taylor's Trance Blues Jam Festival, featuring Otis Taylor, of course, along with "Steady Rollin" Bob Mar ... More >>
One of the finest blues players to come of out of these parts, Otis Taylor has won blues album of the year awards from Downbeat for four of his albums, and he's jammed with Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and many other legendary players. Over the years, he's mastered a sparse and hypno ... More >>
Like bourbon? Then you'll love tonight's benefit event for KGNU, in the Crown Rock Room at the Boulder Outlook Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m. You'll learn about the history and origins of bourbon, how to choose a quality product, and what foods pair well with bourbon; there will also be bourbons to s ... More >>
This week, Manny Howard signs a book about his backyard farm in Brooklyn, KGNU hosts a bourbon-tasting benefit and Colorado State University puts farmers through a Beef University. But there's lots more cooking if none of that wets your whistle. Here's a taste of what's to come: Tuesday, Jun ... More >>
What the hell's going on with Boulder and bizarre suicides? Last month, the Boulder Outlook Hotel was evacuated due to the possibility of strange chemicals in the room of a man who killed himself; turns out the fumes in question were traced to charcoal in a small grill. Then, yesterday, residents ... More >>
An image from the Boulder Outlook Hotel's website. More Boulder news -- a follow-up to the Friday blog "Suicidal Boulder Outlook Hotel Guest Causes Problems at Check-Out," about a man who left a note at the aforementioned facility warning about a chemical release shortly before killing himself. Tha ... More >>
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