Boulder-based filmmaker Nick Waggoner premieres Valhalla tonight in Denver at the Paramount Theatre as the local ski porn season kicks into full swing. The follow-up to Solitude, Waggoner's grim, gritty, and award-winning meditation on death and skiing in South America, is the opposite of all of tha ... More >>
Izm White (aka Hayden Laybourn) has been immersed in the local hip-hop scene since the mid '90s from when he first started heading down from the Western Slope to Denver to compete in MC battles and attend shows. During that time, he's had some ups and downs, from released multiple albums and taking ... More >>
With heavy distortion and intergalactic samples, Datsik fuses the heaviest elements of rap and dubstep to create a sound that's the equivalent of standing in the middle of an epic man-versus-machine battlefield. Datsik, known in his home town of British Columbia as Troy Beetles, followed up on the p ... More >>
Update, 6/14/13: Contest is over. Congratulations to @Rachel Davis and @David Lee. You've won a pair of tickets to see Datsik at the Ogden (Friday and Saturday, respectively). Please check your email for details. Datsik is bringing his monstrous sound to the Ogden Theatre this weekend, and we got o ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
No matter who you were pulling for in last night's Presidential contest, if you were on the losing side, you undoubtedly heard more than a few of your disgruntled peeps threaten to move to Canada in protest. Well, before you start packing your bags, we thought it only proper to give you the lowdown ... More >>
Thursday, August 30, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
Fiona Apple's coming to the Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 20: With a newly revitalized career thanks to a stint wowing audiences at this year's SXSW and fresh off releasing a brand new album with a notably pithy title (in comparison to When the Pawn..., her 1999 album -- The Idler Wheel is wiser ... More >>
It wasn't a busy day, but the shop named A Mile High was slammed with customers the day I was in -- including a father in with his toddler son buying herb. Now, I have no problem with herb being used around children, but years of DARE and anti-drug propaganda still make that situation a strange one ... More >>
Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest album of all time. This, apparently, is not opinion either, but rather fact. The tour kicks off on May 23 in ... More >>
The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>
Thursday, February 16, and Friday, February 17, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Danny ClinchBad news: Familiar with that expression, "You snooze, you lose"? Yes? Well, it applies here. If you slept on getting your tickets to see the Black Keys at 1STBANK Center on April 30, you blew it. Show's sold out. D'oh! Luckily for you, though, you'll have another chance to see 'em ... More >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
Just before the holidays, the Fray offered another peek of its upcoming album, Scars & Stories, the follow-up to the act's eponymous sophomore release from 2009. While the record's first single, "Heartbeat," debuted this past October and has already charted, the Denver-based quartet recently ... More >>
Danny ClinchWe've just received word that the Black Keys, on the heels of its highly enjoyable new record, El Camino (we seriously can't pry it from our playlist), are coming to the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets ($55.00 - $59.50, plus service fees) for t ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Uffelmann Marlowe's 501 16th Street 303-595-3700 www.marlowesdenver.com This is part two of my interview. Part one of my interview with Eric Uffelmann, exec chef of Marlowe's, ran yesterday. How do you handle customer complaints -- and what should customers do when they're ... More >>
So Pitchfork is reporting this morning that Jay-Z and Kanye West's highly anticipated Watch the Throne tour, which we told you was coming to Denver on Monday, October 10, is no longer coming to town on that date. The tour's apparently being rerouted due to "overwhelming demand," says Billboard, citi ... More >>
After Kings of Leon's trainwreck of a show in Dallas over the weekend, it's not all that surprising to hear that the band has canceled the rest of its current tour, including a two night stand at Red Rocks on August 31 and September 1. "We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling thei ... More >>
Something about this recent run of three-digit-degrees days and Monday's closing day at Arapahoe Basin have us looking forward to next ski season already, and it turns out we're not alone: On Monday director Josh Berman and the Denver-based ski porn specialists at Level 1 Productions released ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed, when it comes to music, our town has an abundance of riches, everything from bands to venues to now, more than ever, festivals. And they come in all shapes and sizes, from our own Westword Music Showcase to Peter Black's upcoming Afterdark Festival. Word of the ... More >>
Wednesday, June 1, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Lori MidsonWill Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner This is part two of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. In part one of that interview, Cisa dished on monumental cooking dis ... More >>
By now, its no secret: Tennis was born out of months at sea, after which newlyweds Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley came home and made and record. A whirlwind of interest in the band and a deal with Fat Possum Records followed, and now the duo is readying the release of its debut, Cape Dory, i ... More >>
In what has to be one of the most natural pairings we've heard about in recent memory, we just received word that the estimable Drag the River dudes, currently on tour in Europe with Austin Lucas and Cory Branan, have been tapped to accompany Lucero on at least nine dates at the end of Novemb ... More >>
When you go out to eat, no matter how hard you fight, you may lose the battle of the bulge. That's because if your server is overweight, you will order more food and like it, according to a new scientific study. The universities of British Columbia and Arizona, in conjunction with the scho ... More >>
Today's song of the day comes from an utterly bewitching Swedish duo known as jj. Comprised of Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander, the group is in the midst of embarking on its first ever tour of the States with xx, a kindred act with an equally google defying moniker. Bummer or all bummers: The tou ... More >>
In support of Yes, their tenth full-length album(!), synth-pop kings Pet Shop Boys have just announced an eighteen-date North American tour, to begin at the end of August. The show promises to be filled with plenty of costumes, capers and theatricality. Unfortunately, the tour schedule is focus ... More >>
Monday, May 18, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Wednesday, May 6, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
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An avalanche buried their friend -- and a Denver trio is still digging out.
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The Tragically Hip doesn't believe in dumbing down its music to reach wide audiences. As a result, it's the most popular band in Canada.
The women of Cub aren't as cuddly as you think.