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Brooklyn (New York City)

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    April 21, 2014

    Photos: Ten best U.S. neighborhoods for millennials -- and the Denver area on the list

    Niche.com has compiled a wide-ranging list of the best American cities and neighborhoods for millennials. It's a wide-ranging roster encompassing major communities across the country -- and one Denver residential area landed in the top ten. Continue to count down the Niche's photo-illustrated picks ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Phish's twenty most interesting covers

    Phish is the greatest cover band on earth, hands down. While some songs have become staples -- so much so that we've come across fans, even well versed fans, who didn't realize songs like "Funky Bitch" was a cover -- while others are only busted out occasionally, sometimes only once. Of the myriad c ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    June 13, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Five fast-food meals to stimulate your 4/20 palate

    Tomorrow is April 20, which means that you are smoking your "4/20 Eve" stash today in preparation for smoking even more tomorrow. In order to properly pay homage to this greenest of green holidays, you should stay hydrated, stay stoned -- and keep the munchies fed with the best possible eats if you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Eliot Lipp on using a vintage synth live to rough up the edges of finely tuned digital crispness

    Producing music since high school, Eliot Lipp found his own voice in hip-hop beats and instrumentals. One of the most recent additions to the Pretty Lights Music roster, Lipp has been notably prolific in cranking out new tracks and mixes. In advance of his three-night Colorado run, which kicks off t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Breaking up (with multiple people) is hard to do

    My band broke up two weeks ago. For the three or four people who know us and may accidentally find themselves reading this, I won't be discussing why we broke up. Sorry. I know band breakups are really fascinating to everyone who isn't in the band, but it's not really something I can talk about with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Reader: Bagels at Heidi's Brooklyn Deli are an insult to humanity

    It's been a good run, but at the end of November Heidi's Brooklyn Deli will close its original spot in Highland. Brooklyn-to-Denver transplants Heidi and Steve Naples opened the place in the summer of 1997, and today a chain of franchised soup-and-sandwich Heidi's outlets stretch from California to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Jewelry designer Pamela Love on mysticism as inspiration and her dream client, Neil Young

    NYC-based jewelry designer Pamela Love didn't start out in the accessory business -- her background is in film, and she got work as a stylist for photo and video shoots. But when she found that other artists' works didn't embody her own unique sense of style, Love went off on her her own, designing ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Suckers

    Wednesday, May 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    F@ck Fancy Tiger -- says Fancy Tiger

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Ready to Die still one of the best hip-hop albums of all time

    Notorious B.I.G. died fifteen years ago this week, on March 9, 1997, at age 24, and Ready to Die is the only studio album released during his lifetime. (Life After Death was released fifteen days after his death, on March 25, 1997.) But Ready to Die album contained hits that were rap-wise, ahead of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Celebrating the life and rhymes of Biggie Smalls

    This week, we're celebrating the life of the late, great Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., who died fifteen years ago this week. One of hip-hop's most important teachers, Biggie Smalls, as he was affectionately known, empowered corner boys everywhere to tell the story of their struggle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Neal Evans of Soulive on doing Snowlive there: "Boulder goes off"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Craigslist ad wants suicide girls for new fetish bar concept?

    Found at www.suicidegirls.com​Surfing through Craigslist ads is always a fun time, and answering them can be pretty entertaining as well. It's neat -- and telling -- to respond to an ad for a used convection oven and get a middle-aged married man looking for sex, respond to an ad for a part- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Colorado beer calendar: Open beery holiday treats at local breweries

    Holiday beers are on tap all around town, and you'll find some good ones right at the source -- at the breweries that make them. Some of the wintery wonders you can try include Ugly Sweater at Wit's End Brewing, Winter Spice Ale (with star anise, vanilla soaked in rum, ginger and allspice) at Copper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Beastie Boys' Licensed To Ill turns 25

    ​In hindsight Licensed To Ill -- released November 15, 1986 -- came to the table with a virtually infallible recipe: Rick Rubin produced the seminal radio-friendly rap album and Russell Simmons had not only signed Beastie Boys to a then baby Def Jam, but was also managing the three white boys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    The couple behind us were gushing -- positively gushing, I tell you -- over the green chile that spans the plates at this long-standing Mexican joint. But just like I don't get the hoopla surrounding the frankfurters at Coney Island, I definitely don't understand the obsession with the green chile h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of Liturgy on the band's philosophical underpinnings

    Brooklyn's Liturgy (due Tuesday, July 12, at the hi-dive with Collapse and Barnacle) started as the solo project of singer/guitarist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, who started writing the music with a drum machine on which he created the "burst beat" -- a way of taking the blast beat of much grindcore, death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Tonight: Liturgy at the hi-dive

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Sailing the sea of green at Mayflower Wellness

    ​To me, summer is the season of bike rides to Rockies games, barbecues, disc golf, and smoking joints under beautiful Colorado skies. The latter being one of my favorites, I've been looking for new strains to twist up and enjoy, and after checking out Mayflower Wellness's menu online, I hopped ... More >>

  • Film

    March 17, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    David Sirota on Back to Our Future, Ghostbusters and the decade of "me"

    The '80s thing about this picture is that the shower is in a women's locker room.​For much of his career, David Sirota has been a hard-hitting leftist political operative, running campaigns with what former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta once called his "instinct for the jugul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Tonight: Air Waves at the Hi-Dive

    ​Airwaves, the official name of Nicole Schneit and her rotating cast of musicians, began in Brooklyn in 2007 as a full-band extension of Schneit's singer-songwriter beginnings. The minimalist folk-punker's sound didn't change much with the additional instrumentation, as Air Waves still capture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Camel's appeal to hipsters is ironic, but not in a good way

    ​Keeping in line with Camel's historically "urbane" branding strategy, the tobacco company has for the last few months been pushing a series of specially branded cigarette packs commemorating select cities known for their cool: Austin and Seattle, for example, have been highlighted. And while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Epicness is epic: Epic Mickey and more new releases this week, November 30, 2010

    ​As we're nearing the year-end lull, new releases are getting few and far between. That doesn't mean we didn't track down some awesome stuff this week, though -- in fact, if you've got a love for all things Disney, you're in for one hell of a treat, and if you've ever pretended to like physic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Woodsman and Gauntlet Hair embark on West Coast tour

    ​Woodsman and Gauntlet Hair have joined psychedelic forces for a two-week west coast tour, starting November 5. While the former act has already made a few trips to the closest coast, aligning with its fellow ambient wave crashers in Gauntlet Hair will offer a nice taste of what Colorado has b ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 16, 2010

    Overrated breweries: A six-pack of hype for the Great American Beer Festival

    ​I've tasted hundreds and hundreds of beers over the past twenty years, from Keystone Ice to Sam Adams to Odell to Dogfish Head, and I've loved almost every one. I love the craft brews especially, and thank god they are around - in force. But sometimes the hype about a certain beer or brewery ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    June 17, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    Yeasayer takes everyone higher at the Bluebird

    Sleigh Bells. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky Yeasayer | Sleigh Bells 04.24.10 | The Bluebird Theatre If anyone is getting tired of Brooklyn, it didn't show Saturday -- a pair of the hippest bands from the hippest borough in the world packed the hell out of the Bluebird. We're talking sweaty backs lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Beer bucket lists: GQ did theirs. What would you put on Colorado's?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    What are Jay-Z's 99 problems? We know a bitch ain't one.

    ​ It's well known an this point that Jay-Z (appearing tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sound Tribe Sector 9, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy) has 99 problems, and a bitch, most certainly, ain't one. Curiously, though, until now, no one's really taken a hard look at just what Hova's 99 problems are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Crimson and Gold goes for a liquor license tomorrow

    Lori MidsonThe former Aroma Cafe space will soon be Crimson and Gold​Aroma Cafe lasted less than a year at 2017 South University Boulevard -- but the brothers who've taken over the space have a restaurant record that stretches back more than twenty years. Kevin and Craig Caldwell, the partne ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    The Antlers

    Saturday, February 13, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    An Avalanche of old tunes

    On Sunday night we had the chance to watch the Colorado Avalanche get pummeled by the visiting New York Rangers. While we should have been paying more attention to the game, we couldn't help our ears being caught in familiar sounds. The music selections -- and there were many -- were just awful. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Gastro Gift Guide: Textiles edition

    ​Pet peeve: You go over to someone's house for a dinner party, and you go to the bathroom, and there's a fancy pair of hand towels hanging there with ridiculous embroidered gold snowflakes or something, and you can just tell that even though they're towels, and they're hanging there in the bat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009

    Life Cycles

    Are you willing to lose a car and gain a bike at the Tour de Fat?

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    July 23, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
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    September 16, 1999

    The Sons Also Rise

    A family recipe for success (and, of course, chili) lives on at Sam's No. 3.

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    April 4, 1996
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