When Keifer Johnson headed back to school after last year's summer break, he had reason to believe that the truly awesome part of his college experience was still to come. He was a nineteen-year-old sophomore at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, a Kerouac-spouting English major and a ri ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I am a single mother with a small child, clocking fifty hours a week at an auto-parts warehouse to pay ... More >>
Comedy festivals are the perfect antidote to a nasty breakup. Not only because laughing activates several different sections of the brain, strengthening neurons that lead to insight and emotional balance, but because so many comedians love to bitch about heartbreak. Like Morrissey records or the fil ... More >>
Even the most casual music fan has made or received a mixtape at some point. For the kind of people who see music as the soundtrack of their lives, assembling a list of songs for a friend or lover is a compulsion that is difficult to deny. But in the age of file-sharing and iTunes, does this form of ... More >>
We Were All Like Whatever
Thursday, October 18, Oriental Theater, 720-420-0030.
When you go through a really bad relationship breakup, you need three things (four, if you smoke weed): Netflix, booze and frozen yogurt from Pinkberry. Netflix is for watching horrible movies with Jason Momoa (hopefully he'll be wearing eyeliner), the booze is so you can drink away the memories of ... More >>
Katie and Tom. Katy and Russell -- everybody's breaking up these days, it seems. Hell, even Adam Levine traded in one Victoria's Secret model for another. Break ups aren't just relegated to the super couples or the superstars, obviously. Everybody's been been on the receiving end of being dumped -- ... More >>
Tuesday, May 29, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Used to Be Optik Fusion
Duffy who?Adele makes Billboard chart history this week, as "Someone Like You" flies to the top spot on the Hot 100 -- even though it wasn't officially released as a single, it's still all over Denver radio. Adele deserves this, though. Girl has had a huuuuuge year in music. First "Rolling ... More >>
There are plenty of lovey-dovey beers to drink with your honey on Valentine's Day -- the Coupler from Wynkoop Brewing, Red Ale from Odell's, and Cherry Dip Stout at the Vine Street Pub, to name a few -- but you're drinking alone this year, right? For that, you need something a little edgier. ... More >>
Saturday, May 1, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Next time, stick with chopsticksDespondent over a breakup with his girlfriend on Friday, Chad Allen did what any 22-year-old would do: He drank a lot. Unfortunately, he decided to take his binge on the road on the afternoon of April 2, stopping off at the New Panda restaurant at 17732 South ... More >>
Skeptics in Love
Smile Sweet Face
Recently, a Denver music scene personality (who asked to remain anonymous, for obvious reason) reached out to me to tell me his tale of getting dumped via Twitter. It's as tragic as it sounds. The guy didn't get dumped via direct message (Twitter's version of e-mail, a private, two-way communica ... More >>
Black Heart Blue
No puppies were harmed in the production of this Vlog. Numerous women had their hearts broken, and a few back-alley abortions may ensue, but no puppies were harmed in any way.
Ali & Aj Insomniatic Hollywood Records 02:00-02:45 of “Potential Breakup Song” I think I might have stumbled into some strange tween land because I’m a little embarrassed to have this in my hands. Perhaps even more embarrassed that I’m nodding my head and tapping my toe. I mean, they’re r ... More >>
This week's profile of the Stooges describes original guitarist Ron Asheton as "voluble," and that's an enormous understatement. He's clearly enjoying the opportunity to talk about his life and career after all these years, and he's got plenty of stories to tell. In the extensive Q&A below, he talks ... More >>
Teddy Thompson finds unity in his Separate Ways.
Planes Mistaken for Stars takes flight.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows.
Germinal's Heartbreak House is a worthy look at English society.
Wong Kar Wai delivers a sequel that far outpaces the original.
Tim Wirth dials in on the telecom wars.
Out on Bail
Bleed Like Me (Interscope)
Aha Shake Heartbreak (RCA Records)
Take Fountain (Manifesto)
Summer in Abaddon (Touch and Go Records)
Sunday, July 18, Invesco Field at Mile High, 1-866-468-7621.
Sam's No. 3
The World Won't End (Ashmont), Maroon (Atlantic)
Country Gone Wrong
Streets of London Pub
Kiss It Goodbye
(Sugar Free Records)