Bree Davies

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    October 17, 2014

    Twenty Best Halloween Parties for Adults Only

    Denver blog posts don't think kids should have all the fun. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies lists twenty of the best adults-only Halloween parties in the Denver metro area. Mile High Mamas' Amber Johnson touts the best pumpkin waffles ever. Mile High Hockey's Sandie Gauthier on the MASH un ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    27 Things Out-of-Towners Should Know About Denver

    Denver blog posts are all about sharing and caring. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies counts down 27 things Denverites really want out-of-towners to know about the Mile High City. The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene on faith leaders targeting Denver's mayor after the Marvin Booker verdict ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Ten Colorado Things to Do Before Summer Ends

    At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies suggests ten things to do in Colorado before summer is officially over. Colorado Peak Politics celebrates a new poll showing Bob Beauprez leading John Hickenlooper in the governor's race by a startling 10 percent. In contrast, Colorado Pols suspects the poll ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Top Ten Denver Thrift, Resale and Vintage Stores

    Denver blog posts know how to be thrifty. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies counts down Denver's top ten thrift, resale and vintage stores. Mile High Report's Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann reminds fans that even though the Broncos dismantled the 49ers 34-0 yesterday, it's still just preseason. D ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    FashioNation Lives On: Check Out Its New Location

    Denver blog posts believe in keeping things fresh. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies offers the skinny on FashioNation's move from East 13th (after almost thirty years) to a new space on South Broadway. Denver Egotist: The #IceBucketChallenge hits Denver agencies. Predominantly Orange's Khal ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    FashioNation Signs a New Lease on South Broadway

    Counterculture apparel staple FashioNation announced last week that it was leaving its location at 613 East 13th Avenue after almost thirty years -- but co-owner Paul Italiano promised that the store would be resurrected in a new spot. He was vague about the details, because the lease agreement was ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Love Letter to the Denver That No Longer Exists

    Denver blog posts can look backward and forward at the same time. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies writes a love letter to the Denver she used to know. Big Media's Jason Salzman: "Coffman's fact-free attack on a judge deserves media scrutiny." Colorado Peak Politics offers a look behind the ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Bree Davies on why life without alcohol is usually great but sucks sometimes

    Denver blog posts know when to say when. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies reflects on the wonderful and terrifying reality of an alcohol-free life as she marks eight years of sobriety. The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin on Ted Cruz's humanitarian crisis. At Denver Infill, Ken Schroeppe ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    My vacation that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram didn't see

    I went on vacation last weekend. By vacation, I mean that my boyfriend and I drove ninety minutes outside of Denver to spend the Fourth of July weekend in the beautiful mountain town of Estes Park because nature and the city are not far apart in Colorado, which is why everyone is moving here -- whi ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Red Rocks shooting: Attorney David Lane on whether police response may have broken laws

    As part of our coverage of last week's shooting at Red Rocks during the Nas-Flying Lotus-Schoolboy Q concert, we've shared a detailed description of the law enforcement response from Jeffco sheriff's office rep Jacki Kelley as well as accounts from Bree Davies and Mary Willson, two Backbeat contrib ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Red Rocks shooting: Jeffco sheriff's office on illegal search claims, hunt for gunman

    We've been reporting about a triple shooting at Red Rocks last week in which hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q was the likely target. Two Westword writers were caught in the delays that followed the incident, including our Bree Davies, who says she didn't get out of the area until 2:30 a.m. and was only al ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Lakeside is better than Elitch's, and here's why

    Denver blog posts are a thrill a minute. At our Show & Tell blog, Bree Davies argues that Lakeside is the best amusement park in Denver, while Byron Graham thinks Elitch's is the winner. Discuss. South Stands Denver's Jennifer Eakins: "Wes Welker Handed Out $100 Bills at the Kentucky Derby Like a ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    Here's where a photo-radar van is definitely waiting to ruin your day

    Denver blog posts obey all posted speed limits. At our Show & Tell blog, Bree Davies gives advice about how to deal with Denver traffic, including the street where you can always count on finding a photo-radar van. Colorado Peak Politics thinks the Democratic Senate President is suffering from end ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Did the Blood Moon have any strange effects on you?

    Denver blog posts aren't eclipsed by anything. At our Show & Tell blog, Bree Davies offers an amateur's guide to astrology, tinctures and worshipping celestial bodies. Colorado Pols wonders whether it's possible for a politician who's not from metro Denver to win a statewide race. Mile High Hocke ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend in Denver (9 free!), August 23-25

    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 >>

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    June 14, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), June 14-16

    This hot weekend should be an ideal time to catch a free screening of the 2009 camp murder mystery A Dark and Stormy Night and wish for rain. The sun may be beating down, but there are plenty of events that won't give your wallet a beating, from a 3D art show to outdoor festivals to PrideFest activi ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Kitty's South: Has classic theater turned shuttered stroke palace run out of lives?

    Yesterday on our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies said goodbye to Kitty's East, an East Colfax landmark that was shuttered in recent days after being declared a public nuisance; in addition to offering up orgasm helpers, it seems the joint served as the setting for crack-cocaine dealing. The closure ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    October 11, 2012

    Reader: Why does the 16th Street Mall inspire teen confessions?

    Bree Davies grew up in Denver, and is about the same age as the 16th Street Mall -- which means she spent plenty of time on it as a teen. She reminisced about those days in a blog birthday card to the mall, a sort of love letter that accepted the mall's shortcomings as part of a city's growing pains ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Reader: Let the good times roll!

    Mile High Mayhem has rolled into town for the weekend, filling the city with scooter shenanigans. Bree Davies talked with Missi Kroge about the history of the scene, including the founding of the Secret Servix, and it definitely brought back memories.

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    July 20, 2012

    Reader: You ain't tough enough to handle real weather

    Summer in Denver, and it's hot, hot, hot. So are the responses to Bree Davies's "Top five: Stop whining and enjoy the summer already." And in his comment, Desert Badass added fuel to the ire with this: It's 116 in Phoenix Arizona so quit your sniveling you Colorado Pussies.

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    June 22, 2012

    Reader: Michael Trundle Q&A inspires a vortex of For Real Emotion

    "If you're from Denver (or you've lived here for more than eight consecutive months) you know how small it can feel," says Bree Davies. "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 baris ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 15-17, 2012

    There's a lot to celebrate this weekend. And whether you're celebrating gay rights, dads, seeing Old School projected on a sports field...or all three!, there's plenty of fun to be had for under $10. So get out and enjoy another eclectic Denver weekend. For a full listing of events, you can always ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Reader: Buffalo Exchange actually knows the world of fashion

    Ever had a clothes encounter with Buffalo Exchange? Wonder about the method to the madness of the store's purchase of used clothing? Buyer Chrissy Giles explained it all to Bree Davies yesterday in this post on Buffalo Exchange's philosophy.

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    June 7, 2012

    Reader: Summer 2004 was the best!

    The news that Michael Trundle is moving Lipgloss from La Rumba to Beauty Bar -- after more than eight years -- had Bree Davies remembering 2004, and thinking about Denver's three degrees of separation. And she wasn't the only one:

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    June 1, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 1-3, 2012

    It's should be a beautiful weekend in the neighborhood, and not just because there's a Mister Rogers-themed exhibit opening. From yoga in the park to yet another adult prom to a variety of innovative art shows, this weekend is full of things to do that won't cost more than $10. So get out there, enj ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Reader: Colorado is definitely the Subaru state!

    Is Colorado the Suburu state? That's what Bree Davies suggests in "An Ode to Subaru, the unofficial car of Colorado". While Wooderson, her beloved Outback, is the focus of the piece, there are plenty of other Subarus out there. An entire fleet of them. And their drivers are all fans.

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    May 3, 2012

    Reader: Washington Park is the place to meet weirdos

    "What type of Wash Park fitness weirdo are you?" That was the question posed by Bree Davies in her post on people-watching in Washington Park -- the greatest sport of all. Bree, for example, is a Wandering Talker. This type comes in pairs or gaggles of women (men don't fall into the category), who ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Reader: Will Mike Doughty still play "World of Suck"?

    Mike Doughty, who was in town last night to talk about his life and the autobiographical The Book of Drugs, was once the leader of Soul Coughing, the New York-based art rock band that found MTV-ish success with "Super Bon Bon." Which is a song he will never, ever play again, he told Bree Davies. An ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Reader: Get a grip, dude. Feminism is for everybody!

    Feminism isn't a ladies-only club, Bree Davies pronounced yesterday. Feminism is for everybody. Including two very supportive male friends: one of whom attended the Rally to Protect Women's Health at the Capitol Monday, both of whom earned a shout-out in her piece.

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    February 27, 2012

    Review: T-Pain at the Ogden Theatre, 2/26/12

    T-PAIN @ OGDEN THEATRE | 2.26.12 In a display of what can only be described as obnoxious, drunken, ego-driven mania, T-Pain performed for nearly three hours last night to a two-thirds-full Ogden Theatre that, by the end of his reign of terror, was more than half empty. The king of mediocrity in an ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, January 20-22, 2012

    Get out there this weekend.​So by now you've given up on your New Year's resolutions, right? Of course you have. It's time to stop going to the gym on a Friday night, you tourist, and get back to having fun. There's plenty going on this weekend, whether you want to watch dudes wrestle in a bar ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, January 13-15, 2012

    Don't let the fact that this is Friday the 13th get you down. Besides all the axe murders that are bound to occur, this weekend also promises more than a few entertainment options that will keep you from going broke before you're hacked to bits by a psycho-killer. While the biggest event is easily t ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Dear Diary: Why won't this ska boy notice me? Where is my Nirvana shirt? I have nothing to wear!

    Once upon a time in the '90s, I was not the cool blogger I am now. I was just like any other teenager, barely existing on the Internet (save for being a third, observational party to my best friend's chat-room adventures) and living out my writing dreams as a reporter for my high-school newspaper, T ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, January 6-8, 2012

    Kill holiday burn-out this weekend and save that found-money you've got after returning those knock-off electronics. Simply take these ten suggestions for weekend entertainment, all of which will cost you a Hamilton or less. And for our full guide to what's-going-on-Denver, simply peruse the Westwor ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Listen to the 20th anniversary Nirvana tribute show from the hi-dive

    Tom Murphy​If you couldn't make it out to the rather excellent Nirvana Nevermind tribute show last weekend, never fear, because music blog The Flat Response recorded the whole thing for your enjoyment. Jam packed with every song from the evening (and intros!), you'll be able to live vicariousl ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Reader: I will never apologize for my audible flatulence

    Not Bree.​After intermittent bouts with alcoholism and diet pills, Bree Davies has channeled her addictive personality into a somewhat less unhealthy obsession: yoga. That's the subject of her latest edition of Breeality Bites, wherein she acknowledges that it comes with the side effect of try ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Reader: Women are walking targets no matter how they dress

    ​As Bree Davies observed in her report on SlutWalk Denver over the weekend, more people seemed inclined to throw in their two cents about the event than to actually attend it. Indeed: SlutWalk has come and gone, but in the comment thread on post about that comment war, the controversy is still ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Comment of the day: Why did the People's Fair choose Miller?

    ​While most folks go to festivals like the Capitol Hill People's Fair mostly for the bouncy-castle and the shirtless ambiance, Bree Davies is partial to the finer points of festival vending, like hats for dogs and paintings of sheep in trench-coats; in her recap of the fair yesterday, she brou ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    I got a tattoo and accidentally affiliated myself with the East Oakland White Girl Mob

    My ratchet ho hairbrush​Tattoos are dumb. Ask my mom. Don't ask her, actually, because it isn't all tattoos that are dumb in her eyes, just my little girly clip art pieces and that giant weird dead cat thing my neighbor got tattooed on his calf. My brother has a whole arm full of banger graffi ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Comment of the day: Motorists are knuckle-dragging half-wits?

    ​In the stressful urban commuting environment, bicyclists and drivers are often a lot like the Sharks and the Jets: They just do not get along. Bicycle Colorado is one of the many fine organizations working to change that, educating cyclists and drivers alike on how to share the road in peace ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Comment of the day: "Go f**k urselves"

    ​After nearly four months of intense contention, the semi-coherent debate continues to rage over Bree Davies's assessment of the first episode of the MTV version of the popular U.K. series Skins, now drawing opinions from as far away, apparently, as Portugal. Yesterday, Portuguese reader (we'r ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.

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    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele top our weekly 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?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 7, 2010

    The Santa Ratings: Chik-fil-A on Havana

    Bree Davies​This is not what we had planned. By all accounts, the Santa representative at the Aurora Mall -- ahem, the "Town Center at Aurora" --positioned in front of Macy's in a red suit and plopped down in a mildly sad, purple button-back chair was our guy. But after an elf explained that w ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    The National, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, the Slits filled our playlists this past week

    ​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?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Introducing Split Decision: Tale of the tape

    ​Cassettes, in case you haven't noticed, are once again becoming viable. The number of tape-only imprints that seem to keep cropping up have not only made for decent blogger bait (see our recent Deathbomb Arc item or the recent NPR blog post focusing on Ft. Collins Patient Sounds), it's served ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ 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 >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Behold a new Slaytantic ritual for ladies, Everything Absent minstrel present and accounted for and more on Denver Music blogs

    File under: Required reading from the Denver music blogosphere. This is not a Slayer T-Shirt. Really. It isn't.The hifalutin scribblers at the Donnybrook Writing Academy introduced a brand new column today that we can only assume will also become required reading: Backlog is the handle Rbt. B. Ruth ... More >>

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