The last time I saw a laser show at the the Gates Planetarium, it was during a time when everything I did centered around where I could smoke cigarettes. That time was the early '90s and I was fourteen or fifteen. I wasn't old enough to drive, meaning I ended up whereever my parents or someone with ... More >>
Estately.com, the site behind our recent list of the ten best states for hippies, has a new target: the Internet search quirks of all fifty states, including Colorado, produced by running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms and questions each state was s ... More >>
Are you the kind of driver who likes to crank up the stereo and belt out your favorite songs with the windows rolled down? Maybe you're an at-home pop diva who loads up her YouTube playlist and screams into a hairbrush while posing in the mirror. Whatever your music-fan fancy, the Action Pack sing-a ... More >>
Metal music is a genre that transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always ... More >>
Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and love is in the air. Lists of romantic movies. Articles on romantic date ideas. Five easy tips to please your lover. Love here, love there, love fucking everywhere. It gets a little tiresome, honestly, especially if you're one of those people who isn't currently ... More >>
Scottish synth pop act Chvrches, who released its debut, The Bones of What You Believe, in September, is set to headline the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, April 24. Tickets for the show are $25.75, and go on sale this Friday, December 13. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week and t ... More >>
Zephyr Brewing isn't the first would-be brewery in Colorado to try crowdfunding as a way to raise money for equipment, operating capital or aesthetic elements. But it is the first to go with CrowdBrewed, a relatively new crowdfunding site that was created just for the craft brewing industry. Zephyr, ... More >>
I've thought about what it would be like to be famous -- a lot. Being the self-absorbed person I am, one who grew up with parents telling me how great I was at everything I did definitely made me into an adult who wanted nothing more than total stardom. Since that kind of infamy has yet to materiali ... More >>
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 >>
ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>
Editor's note: Village Voice media film critic Karina Longworth is currently at the Toronto Film Festival, from where she'll be writing regular blog posts. This is her first in the series. This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto ... More >>
While there are a countless number of places to do karaoke around town, we've picked ten best spots to conjure your inner crooner. Some of these places cater to singers every night of the week, while others only do karaoke on specific nights. Page down to see which spots made the list. Did your favo ... More >>
We're listening to Selena Gomez right now, but not by choice. Some user from the U.K. is playing it in the room we're in on Turntable.fm, the newest, coolest music thing to hit the Internet. And yeah, in case you're wondering, Turntable.fm is every bit as cool as it's hyped up to be. To some ... More >>
Today marks the anniversary of the day that the world lost the greatest rapper of all time. Christopher Wallace's untimely death on March 9, 1997, had a significant impact on the rap game. If Biggie had lived, for instance, his presence would have essentially erased the need for Jay-Z. Unstop ... More >>
Thursday, January 6, Beta, 303-383-1909.
Since time immemorial, we've liked our artists deceased. The fame, the money, you may experience those in your lifetime. But the respect, that only comes after you die--preferably young and in an unexpected way. From Vincent van Gogh to Robert Johnson, the list on artists who passed on to ... More >>
Screen grab from an observant fellow VAUX fan who spied this before us. After all the work that went into compiling this year's Westword Music Showcase ballot, we needed a break last weekend. A break that involved watching Pretty in Pink, a flick we hadn't seen in a dozen years or more, on V ... More >>
All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>
Our friends over at CNN just posted a partial list of performers appearing on the "We Are the World" remake. From the looks of it, we put more thought into this whole thing than the organizers did. Okay, sure, there were a handful of bona fied stars that took part -- and we're assuming they've be ... More >>
Taking Woodstock is in theaters Friday. Maybe it will be really good, or maybe taking a stand-up comedian and sticking him in a semi-dramatic movie about Woodstock that doesn't feature any -- any! -- musical performances is a terrible idea. Still, rock 'n' roll and Hollywood have been ugly, ... More >>
Thursday, April 16, Beta, 303-383-1909.
I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>
I had the pleasure and delight to DJ last Wednesday at the Larimer Lounge with some absolute luminaries among Denver's deck wreckers: DJ Ginger, DJ Klaw and the one and only Tyler Snow. The extremely talented Klaw mans the Thursday night Mommy's Little Monster party at Bender's Tavern, with El ... More >>
There is almost nothing I can say about this that wouldn't get me picketed. Direct from the PETA website at www.peta.org: People don't seem to like fish. They're slithery and slimy, and they have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads--which is weird, to say the least. Plus, the smal ... More >>
We did a short profile of Colorado producer Frank E a while back, focusing on his work with national artists like Plies and Flo Rida. Then he hooked up with T-Pain and cooked up another a mixtape gem. But there's still no slowing him down, as Flo Rida is dropping a new single produced by Frank E alo ... More >>
Pharrell Williams, the subject of an April 24 Westword profile, is as busy a producer as any on the planet; among his most recent projects was Madonnaâ€™s Hard Candy, which reaches retailers on April 29. Still, he managed to squeeze in an interview to promote an upcoming appearance by N.E.R.D., a pa ... More >>
Everything you wanted to know about Pancho Villa’s skull but were afraid to ask.
Everyone complains that the Emmy Awardsâ€”heck, most Award showsâ€”are staid, over-long affairs that just donâ€™t earn their three-plus hour block of prime time anymore. Viewers (not to mention reviewers) look for anything thatâ€™s remarkableâ€”whose dress sucked (Hayden Panettiere), who made the be ... More >>
This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.
Tuesday, April 26, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
Lucky Strike Lanes
The Great American Beer Festival flows again
What a bad feeling -- and taste -- Honey leaves behind.
The In-Laws remake is bigger and broader but not better.
A tip of the hat to Aubrey Collins, a country starlet in the making.
Owen Wilson goes Behind Enemy Lines and lands on familiar terrain.
With the help of friends in high places, Groove Armada's ship has come in.
Tonight and the Rest of My Life (Warner Bros.)
Wishing for a perfect world.
A performance veteran at 23, Ciria is hoping her music is meant to be.
Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been.