Bree Davies

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    January 29, 2014

    Reader: The Furr's selection was divine for a very young man -- simply divine

    Furr's got its start in New Mexico in 1946, when Roy Furr opened his first spot in Hobbs. From there it grew into a regional chain of family restaurants, ultimately morphing from Furr's Cafetaria to Furr's Fresh Buffet & Family Dining. But today if you want to dine at any Furr's, your closest option ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Regulars raise a glass to Racines on its thirtieth anniversary

    As quickly as restaurants come and go these days, it's not often we see a place with the staying power of Racines, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary last month. In honor of the occasion, we asked a few regulars to share some of their favorite memories. Their toasts follow: See also: A clos ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    March 21, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase ballot

    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 >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Reader: Most papers have an editorial section; Westword has Lisa Frank's diary

    Dear Diary: Both Josiah Hesse and Bree Davies had tough weeks. Adam Carolla called Hesse an "asshole" from the stage of the Paramount because of an earlier interview Hesse had done with the comic; Bree got hit with snow because, well, because she lives in Colorado. And they both got a blizzard of c ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Reader: Judgmental Denver map misses the crackhead stretch of Colfax

    Bree Davies lives in what's called "Little Mexico" according to the Judgmental Denver map, but she thinks the area known as "Loose Chihuahuas" should extend all the way up into her part of the city. And she'd also like to add "Giant Pit Bulls In Dirt Yards With Tiny Fences" to that description. E ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Lucky '13: Sara Century from Night Nurses, Baby Hair, and Ladybug Fest

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Reader: Denver is not your grandfather's Denver anymore

    Bree Davies is a native, one who loves Denver with a passion -- and is understandably protective of this city. And so this week she offer this advice "from a Colorado native to a transplant: Your altitude problem is my attitude problem." Although some didn't appreciate the sentiment -- or get the j ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Reader: Rather than reveling in ignorant tribalism, I'm proud that I chose Colorado

    Your altitude problem is my attitude problem, Bree Davies told non-natives yesterday. And not only are non-natives the only people who like John Denver, she said, they also are responsible for Denver's traffic, gentrification, the popularity of days-long dubstep shows at Red Rocks (and the sickening ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Reader: People want a refund for Katt Williams? How about for Bree's addiction piece?

    A week ago, Bree Davies was excited to see Katt Williams perform. But excitement turned to sadness when he finally took the stage at the Wells Fargo Theatre on November 1, and proceed to completely lose his shit in front of the audience. "What I witnessed in Williams was a total loss of control and ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Reader: The Suburu is a friggin' animal in Colorado

    Does Colorado have an official car? If so, it's definitely the Suburu. Bree Davies owns one, a 1996 model that she named Wooderson after the character she most resembles in Dazed and Confused, and which she honored with an ode last spring. But now, with bad weather hitting the mountains, readers are ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Reader: Katt Williams, check yourself before you wreck yourself

    Bree Davies had been excited to see Katt Williams, a comedian who's taught her much about life. But on November 1, during a Denver show that was a three-hour reign of error, she got a very unexpected lesson as the audience first endured a half dozen unorganized, lackluster comic performances before ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Titwrench 2012 at Glob and Mercury Cafe, 7/27/12 and 7/28/12

    TITWRENCH 2012 @ GLOB | 7/27/12 It felt like the summer broke just in time for Titwrench 2012, and when things got kicked off a bit after 8 p.m. on Friday night, the climate inside Glob suited the music of opening act, Cardinal Veil. Julie Slater has played violin solo before and used the instrume ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Vinyl Main

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and, in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Josiah Hesse h ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 5, 2012

    Once upon a time, Lipgloss DJ Michael Trundle was my babysitter. (Okay, not really)

    If you're from Denver (or you've lived here for more than eight consecutive months) you know how small it can feel; it's like three degrees of separation between you, your favorite barista at Pablo's and your best friend from eighth-grade summer camp. Because that favorite barista is also your yoga ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Mike Doughty on writers who keep bringing up Soul Coughing

    In advance of his April 1 appearance in Boulder, Bree Davies interviewed Mike Doughty about his life after Soul Coughing, his solo work and his new autobiography, The Book of Drugs. She attended Doughty's show at the Fox Theatre Sunday night, and wrote about that. And then we received this note f ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Photos: Cupid's Undie Run pulls off chilly benefit for kids charity

    Did you run around outside on Saturday wearing nothing but your underwear? If so, we hope you were taking part in Cupid's Undie Run, a Children's Tumor Foundation fundraiser. "We're running for the kids," director Sarah Morley told our Bree Davies. "We just hope they're not watching." But the rest o ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, February 10-12, 2012

    The weekend before Valentine's Day has plenty of love (and anti-love) themed fun to offer, whether or not you're attached. From a Barbie and Ken art exhibit to a Victorian Mourning ceremony, we've got it all for less than $10. It will be way better than binging on heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. We ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Fitz & the Tantrums, Machine Head and more

    For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011
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    September 27, 2011

    Netflix is tapped into your psyche

    You've lied to us all, Beyonce. ​Interpellation: a word I learned in my college critical theory class, which I admittedly skipped almost every day of. The Althusser day, however, I dragged my semi-stoned, semi-drunk ass out of bed and learned some useless philosophy. Interpellation, as it was exp ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

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    June 14, 2011

    Are white girl rappers the new black?

    KreayshawnKreayshawn this. Snow Tha Product that. These two white girl rappers are the talk of the hip-hop town right now. Both women are challenging society-driven stereotypes. Kreayshawn, of course, is the hard-core, smoked-out princess with swag "oozing out her ovaries," who was just signed by Co ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Tonight at MCA Denver: Feminism & Co. opens a new season with tupperware and dildos

    MCA DenverThe most psychedelic tupperware party ever.​Stepping into its fourth year, the Feminism & Co. lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver has touched on topics ranging from female bodybuilding to polyamorous relationships, all in an effort to engage conversation about ... More >>

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    March 26, 2011

    First lady of drag Angelina Essex says farewell to the stage -- for now

    March 26, 2011 Update: See photos from Drama Drag last night at Tracks Valenzuela as Essex as J-Lo.​The life of a drag queen is an expensive, high profile existence, and Joel Valenzuela, aka Angelina Essex, knows this routine all too well. The madam of many faces is making his final appearance to ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Comment of the day: "TEXAS IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY EVER!!!"

    The great debate.​Mildly dumb controversy continues to rage over Bree Davies' comparison of the (relatively) new MTV series Skins to the U.K. version of the show. Even though the critique tackled only the first episode and was posted nearly two months ago now, it seems to have inspired a flame ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Jersey Shore 3 Episode 9: The Meatballs go nuts

    Snooki makes all her booty calls on the duck phone​Nothing like a flat bang of an episode opening--finally, Snooki has gotten hers (well, again.) But as soon as this dude is in, he's out--he won't cuddle. After Snooki tells him to head out, she gets on the duck phone to call up an old flame. Meanw ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Photos: Ke$ha fans know how to dress

    The real Ke$ha. Now which fan did the best job imitating her look? ​While at least one Westword writer opines that Ke$ha is a garish neon pillar of vapid excess, her fans really, really adore her. Whether it was teased hair, torn fishnet, or glitter suffocating their bodies: the Ke$ha Army kne ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Bree Davies attempts to Justify My Love of R. Kelly

    Terry Richardson​Okay, we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon nobody else knew about. "Guilty pleasures" is what most people term these sort of inclinations. Well, here at Backbeat, there's no shame in our game ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Hot Congress 2011 Fest at the Gothic, 1/20/11

    ​Last night Hot Congress took over the Gothic for Hot Congress 2011 Fest, with performances by Fingers Of The Sun, Lil Slugger, Kissing Party, Night of Joy (featuring our own Bree Davies) and Thee Goochi Boiz. Photographer Jonathan Shoup was there and brings back these photos from the show. Se ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Gem Trails, Thundercade, Kevin Costner Suicide Pact at the Meadowlark, 01/07/11

    Tom MurphyGem Trails is Trevor Peterson​ GEM TRAILS With Thundercade and Kevin Costner Suicide Pact Meadowlark | January 7, 2011 Gem Trails is the solo side project of Trevor Peterson from Woodsman. From this performance, the name is appropriate for the spectral, glistening streaming of guit ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Moovers & Shakers 2010: More of our picks

    ​ This year once again as we compiled our annual Moovers and Shakers issue -- a rundown of our favorite local releases from the past year -- we found that there were simply more albums that we dug than we had space to devote to in the paper. Thankfully, no such limitations exist on the web. C ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    New Music from Amazing Twin, the outfit formerly known as Old Radio

    ​Old Radio, a prominent member of the Hot Congress collective and generally excellent band, has finally finished its debut recording. The band is slated to release the new EP, titled New Wives' Tale, this Thursday during Hot Congress's final night of residency at the Meadowlark. You can hear ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Tennis, Cape Dory: Patrick Riley discusses cover art and other details about the band's debut

    ​Whoever pointed out that the cover of Tennis's forthcoming Fat Possum debut, Cape Dory, appeared to be homage to Lisa Hartman's 1979 album Hold On was right on the money. We caught up with Patrick Riley to get more details on the record, and he confirmed as much. "We decided to recreate the ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Justify My Love: Submitting to a Vampire Weekend obsession

    Catch Vampire Weekend tonight at Red Rocks with Beach House and the Dum Dum Girls​Okay we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon that nobody else knew about. Guilty pleasures is what most people term these sort of ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Denver Does Denver at Meadowlark over the weekend

    Eric GruneisenOblio's Arrow does Los Dos and the New American Ramblers at Denver Does Denver​ DENVER DOES DENVER 08.28.10 | Meadowlark view full slide show This second installment of Denver Does Denver took place on Saturday night at the Meadowlark, both upstairs and downstairs, as well in t ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    July 14, 2010

    Titwrench 2010 at Glob

    Titwrench 2010 Friday, July 9 - Sunday July 11, 2010 | Glob | Denver Over the course of one weekend, Titwrench 2010 brought together artists and people of all stripes from around the country and attracted a wider than usual swath of the local community. On Saturday afternoon, there were worksho ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Who's Having Fun? Festival: Sincerity is the new irony

    Aaron Thackeray​ Who's Having Fun Fest 1346 Lipan Street | 4.17.10 See more photos on the slideshow page. I'll eat my words right up front: The Who's Having Fun? Festival was an unqualified success, completely free of drugs, alcohol, house-trashing, train-wreck technical difficulties and co ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Twitterpated: the scene shares its mind 140 characters at a time

    ​The Twittervese has become one of the most entertaining and insightful places to catch a glimpse inside the lives of some of the most outspoken members of our local music community -- 140 characters at a time, of course. We never ceased to be entertained by the tweets of various members of the sc ... More >>