Seven months after Tavern 13 relocated a few blocks south from its previous location at 1312 South Broadway to the former Heidi's Brooklyn Deli spot at 1643 South Broadway, the venue shut its doors the first week in May. When we stopped by to confirm the bar's closure, a sign was posted on the front ... 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 >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
In author Sapphire's new novel, The Kid (a semi-sequel to Precious -- the Hollywood adaptation of her '96 novel, Push), we are treated to another relentless marathon of abuse, rape, failed dreams and unsettling conclusions. "Commercial media looks at things in terms of heroes and villains," Sapphire ... More >>
Patrik Landberg Charcoal 43 West Ninth Avenue 303-454-0000 www.charcoaldining.com This is part two of my interview with Patrik Landberg, exec chef of Charcoal. Part one of our conversation ran in this space yesterday. Best thing about cooking in Denver: We're on the cusp of being a bona fide foo ... More >>
This weekend, the weather will likely be warm enough to incite visions of summer dresses and cool drinks. You can get started with your summer loving this evening with a slew of party swagger with Damn Gurl, Ty Lawson at 24K or, on the hip-hop tip, with Anxious at Oak Tavern. We've got a slew of thi ... More >>
No, Fancy Tiger Clothing and Buffalo Exchange don't hate each other, although you'd be forgiven if you thought they did. After all, a new ad campaign from the side-by-side boutiques on South Broadway is definitely in your face. The opposite is true, however. In fact the stores have held several join ... More >>
Cappuccinos for kids? On a recent episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert tipped his hat to Brooklyn baristas for creating the diminutive coffee drinks and "hooking babies on the foam dragon." And why not? Getting our nation's spawn to recognize the dual benefits of espresso addiction and eff ... More >>
Over the last two years, Soulive has set up shop at Brooklyn Bowl for the band's annual Bowlive residencies, which have also featured guest appearances from heavies like by Maceo Parker, John Scofield and Ivan Neville. With this weekend's Snowlive, Soulive will be at the Fox Theatre for a thr ... More >>
There are circuses, and then there are circuses. For what that's worth, Circus Emporium, which brings its roadshow and Museum of Oddities to 3 Kings Tavern tonight, falls into the latter, more overtly gruesome category. Here are a few of our favorite oddities from the sideshow, direct from Coney Isl ... More >>
Are you ready to rock?When Matt Finn was able to finally quit his job as an e-mail server technician thanks to the success of his ClearTune guitar tuning application for smart phones, his world changed forever. From a humble office located on Denver's 16th Street Mall, Finn and his fellow innovators ... More >>
Bamboo Bike StudioBuild a custom bike when the Celebrate American Bike Making Tour comes to town.If building a custom bamboo bike frame is on your DIY to-do list, you'll be able to cross it off next month. That's when Bamboo Bike Studio, with locations in Brooklyn and San Francisco, takes its ... More >>
Gauntlet Hair has plenty to smile about.We imagine this has been a pretty bittersweet week for the members of Gauntlet Hair. After being stranded in Montreal for a few days due to a busted van, the dudes have finally made it to New York just in time for CMJ. Though the repairs to the van left ... More >>
Okay, you've always heard that it could be done, and the Flaming Lips even went to the trouble of connecting the dots a few weeks ago at Red Rocks. But just in case you were too lazy or too stoned to try it at home yourself at some point, Bryan Pugh, a Brooklyn-based audio engineer has gone t ... More >>
It is hard to believe black metal band Liturgy (playing tonight at the hi-dive with Collapse and Barnacle) has only been around for a handful of years. The Brooklyn quartet -- led by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, whom we spoke with in advance of this evening's show -- sounds like it has put decades of ... More >>
Britt ChesterInside the original, now-closed Brauns Bar and Grill.Brauns Bar and Grill, which had been a prime hangout for Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets fans since it opened in 2002, has left its giant warehouse spot on the Auraria Parkway; the Pepsi Center, which owns the building, d ... More >>
Drawing inspiration from eccentric 1950s bandleader Spike Jones, as well as from found sounds and field recordings, Sean O'Neal (aka Someone Else) is an experimental minimal techno and house producer who is really doing his own thing. Having performed at the world's greatest nightclubs, including ... More >>
Brooklyn's Greenpoint held a Phil Collins parade as an antidote to Valentine's Day (and sincerity, presumably). More than 250 people showed up, and the revelry got so out of hand that the cops had to show up and explain what was acceptable behavior for these sorts of things. Dancing on the ro ... More >>
Tonight's hi-dive show headliner Freelance Whales are great and all, but we think tour mates Miniature Tigers are equally worth a mention. Part Ben Gibbard, part Kevin Barnes, bandleader and backbone Charlie Brand creates the kind of intelligent pop music that can only get better with time.
Simone RodaI'm fresh off a long weekend in New York City, where it's possible to buy a big, floppy slice of pizza on just about every block in Manhattan. But to go to New York and eat just those renditions, dripping with grease and kept warm under a heat lamp or reheated at the last minute in ... More >>
OMG, it's Matt and Kim! Last night at the Ogden.Matt and Kim • So So Glos • Picture Plane 09.24.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver The hyper-positive drum-and-keyboard duo of Matt and Kim: From playing DIY art spaces to packing grand old joints like the Ogden Theatre, you have to wonder how much bigger ... More >>
Okay, the level of attention Tennis has attracted is officially absurd at this point, especially considering the short amount of time the act's been together and the ridiculously low number of shows that it has played thus far. Don't know if you caught this, but in advance of its pair of show ... More >>
As half of the Benevento-Russo Duo, Marco Benevento played bass lines with his feet and held down organ and Wurlitzer parts with separate hands. But in the trio format, he's completely at home behind the piano, which he says is totally his ax. The forward-thinking Benevento makes captivating ... More >>
Friday, July 30, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
This week, Manny Howard signs a book about his backyard farm in Brooklyn, KGNU hosts a bourbon-tasting benefit and Colorado State University puts farmers through a Beef University. But there's lots more cooking if none of that wets your whistle. Here's a taste of what's to come: Tuesday, Jun ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerSingle scoop, double flavorThe towering milk can poking out of the lower Highland neighborhood is hard to miss. Owner Paul Tamburello designed his ice cream stand as an homage to the Coney Island hot dog stand (the one that looks like a hot dog, not the one on Coney Island), l ... More >>
Last week, GQ magazine put out a bucket list of fifty beers to try before you die (see it below). That sounds like a reasonable goal - even if some of the selections were a little odd. I wouldn't have put Anchor Steam on the list, for instance. It may have been a bucket list fifteen years a ... More >>
Monday, April 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Just to be perfectly clear from the get-go: I'd heard of Showbiz and A.G. before finding this record, but had always had a difficult time tracking down their albums, which I'll attribute the fact the majority of their catalog has been in and out of print for a long time. One day, however ... More >>
Playing like a vivid dream sequence in which the members of A Shoreline Dream gently lull you to sleep, the act's new video for "Manhattan Beach" looks precisely what you'd expect it to look like just based upon hearing the band's dreamy compositions. Extreme close-ups of the members faces and t ... More >>
Thanks to Micachu & the Shapes for making us keenly aware of a vacuum cleaner's emotional propertiesYeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten ... More >>
A tutorial in concert etiquette, courtesy the Who.
Comfort, Salvadoran style
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