Bree Davies

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    March 26, 2014

    Reader: Happy birthday, Casa Bonita! I'm still digesting my last meal

    Happy birthday, Casa Bonita! Tomorrow Denver's amazing Mexican village in a shopping center, a Colorado landmark celebrated on South Park, will mark its fortieth birthday. In honor of that august occasion, yesterday Bree Davies served up plenty of puke-filled memories and secrets of this beloved spo ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Reader: Gunther Toody's gave me some nice memories -- twenty years ago

    The first Gunther Toody's in Denver is gone, and although there are still six more along the Front Range, the closing of this location at 4500 East Alameda opened the floodgates on a lot of memories. Bree Davies recalled how in the '90s, she met her first love in this fake '50s diner; regulars remem ... 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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    August 16, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 this week in Denver this weekend (9 free!), August 16-18

    Festival season is in full swing, with a wide variety of outdoor celebrations this weekend. From Chipotle's Cultivate Festival to the annual Lafayette Peach Fest, you have endless opportunities to enjoy both great weather and great entertainment -- for bargain prices. And if crowds and meat on a sti ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), July 12-14

    Though it's tempting to flee for the mountains in these hot summer months, Denver has plenty to cool events that won't drain your gas tank or your wallet. From free film screenings to a concert featuring brand-new bands, this weekend is full of fun, inexpensive activities. Share other bargains in ou ... 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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    June 7, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    AUTHOR @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | SAT, 6/8/13 As Author, Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin -- two dubstep producers that hail from the U.K. -- produce haunting melodies and captivating rhythms layered with just the right amount of glitchy bass and distortion. The result is totally worth hearing liv ... 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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    March 7, 2013

    Reader: Bree whining about snow makes me laugh! Go to Wisconsin

    Ugg boots? For Bree Davies, that's the best thing to come out of winter in Colorado. "Digging cars out of the snow, getting stranded for days inside my own house, standing in the cold waiting to get into a show, a movie or a restaurant -- these are all things I look forward to never doing again," sh ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (8 free!), February 8-10

    Denver is teeming with events this weekend that won't put a strain on your finances -- everything from art openings to Valentine-inspired shopping parties to a drag pageant. In fact, our picks this week of ten things to do for under $10 includes eight that are totally free! For a full calendar of ev ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), January 11-13

    Though this weekend is tinted all orange and blue, there's plenty of action in Denver that's not sports-related. (And, of course, plenty that is.) From a mustache party to free zoo days to art openings, here are ten things you can do for under $10. Find our complete listings of events on the online ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Reader: Proud to be a nerd at Nan Desu Kan!

    People are still talking about the 2012 Nan Desu Kan convention that filled the Marriott at the Denver Tech Center with camaraderie and costumes earlier this month. Bree Davies was there for the entire weekend of anime and gaming of all eras, tropes and worldly origins -- where she heard conventione ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Reader: Batman has become a symbol, like the columbine

    Why do people feel they need to share their thoughts about an incident as horrific as the Aurora shootings in social media? The Internet overflows with comments, as people try to come to grips with their emotions. But as Bree Davies wrote in Tuesday's Breeality Bites, many of us seem to have develop ... More >>

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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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    January 26, 2012

    Hindershot trashes Spencer Alred's backyard in its new video

    Looks like the titular curse in Hindershot's new tune "Curse Us All" has a lot to do with getting messy. That's judging from the new music video for the title track from the band's new EP that's set for release this weekend (read our full Q&A with frontman Stuart Confer). Filmed and edited by Evan ... 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 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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    December 19, 2011

    Reader: Flush those customers who only want directions to the bathroom

    ​'Tis the season to torture sales clerks, as Bree Davies revealed in "I'm an idiot, and other misconceptions about retail employees." At Shirt Folding Store, where she's worked off and on for five years, she's suffered through people who've used her as a babysitter, people who've used her as a ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Reader: Cancelling a contest is no way for Colorado Mills to celebrate women

    ​October was supposed to be the month of Celebrating Women at Colorado Mills, but a few women felt distinctly dissed after the mall decided not to name a winner in the "Week of a Woman" photo contest. After covering the kick-off Wellness Expo at Colorado Mills, Bree Davies had entered the cont ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    What's the first music you bought with your own money?

    Can you guess which member of Team Backbeat bought this record?​Do you remember the first album you bought with your own money? Of course you do! It's like the first person you kissed or the first one who broke your heart -- it's a monumental, life-changing moment in your life that's unforgett ... 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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    September 25, 2011

    Review: Come As You Are, a covers show for Nirvana's Nevermind, at Hi-Dive, 9/24/11

    Tom MurphyThe Swayback and friends covering "Smells Like Teen Spirit"One of the obvious highlights of last night's exceptional Nirvana covers celebration in honor Nevermind's 20th anniversary was when Eric Halborg of The Swayback told us we knew the words to the third song the band played and invite ... 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 5, 2011

    Minus Facebook's inflated numbers, SlutWalk Denver was a success

    Bree Davies​Several hundred people came together on Saturday in Civic Center Park for the Denver edition of SlutWalk, a gathering of women and men seeking to bring attention to victim-blaming and shaming of victims of sexual assault and rape. The movement, which began in Toronto in January in ... 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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    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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    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 28, 2010

    New album of Alphabets remixes available as pay-what-you want download on Bandcamp

    ​Alphabets have just dropped off an absolutely massive remix project on Bandcamp as a pay-what-you want download. Once you decide how much (or how little) you want to throw down, you'll have access to two dozen tracks of glitched-out noise babble from a mass of Denver bands and a few national ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    The Santa Ratings: PetSmart in Glendale

    Bree Davies​Clued in by an elf at St. Nick's -- you know, that behemoth holiday nightmare superstore off of Santa Fe Drive where you can buy Broncos Christmas ornaments -- my mission took me to PetsMart for a photo with Santa. First, I had to go home to round up my chihuahua, Pee Wee Herman (a ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    The Santa Ratings: Aspen Grove

    Bree Davies​The Aspen Grove Santa is a wandering one. Luckily, he's trailed by gaggle of carolers -- dressed like real-life, Disney-like Dickens characters, no less -- so he's easy to track down along the sidewalks of the outdoor shopping and "LifeStyle Center." I found him taking a break on a ... More >>

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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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    November 29, 2010

    The Santa Ratings: Cherry Creek Mall

    Bree Davies​How Santa can be in so many places at once is something we will never know, but one thing is for sure: Right around Thanksgiving (and all the way until Christmas), you can find him anywhere people are buying stuff. We decided to stake out each incarnation of Santa in and around the ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this 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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    November 4, 2010

    A letter to Weezy F. Baby: Welcome back!

    Lil Wayne (aka Lil Tunechi, Weezy, Bird Man Jr., Mr. Carter) -- Thank god you're finally free! It has felt like a decade has passed in the pop world since you've been at Rikers. The Black Eyed Peas/Will.I.Am reign of Billboard terror has continued, most recently enveloping one of your own. And ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled our playlists this 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 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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    September 16, 2010
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    August 18, 2010

    Katherine Ersing of Pollination Population on being inspired by the organic sounds around her

    ​ As Pollination Population, Katherine Ersing folds volumes of personal stories into melodies made from bells, acoustic guitar and her trademark cassette tape samples. Finding beauty in the easily ignored sounds of traffic noise and passing conversation, the Buffalo, New York transplant makes ... 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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