You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. Thomas Weeks's original plan after graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver ... More >>
Steve Redzikowski Acorn 3350 Brighton Boulevard 720-542-3721 denveracorn.com Oak at Fourteenth 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-3622 oakatfourteenth.com This is part two of my interview with Steve Redzikowski, exec chef of Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth; the first part of my one-on-one with Redziko ... More >>
Like many reporters, I've written plenty of stories about guns over the years. But I'd never fired one -- not a real one, anyhow. A gun-owning friend thought that was wrong given what I do for a living and set out to change it in a big way -- by arranging a training session for me with a semi-autom ... More >>
Fans of The Crow rejoiced back in 2008, when we heard that it would be up for a remake. (For the two or three of you who didn't see the movie or read the graphic comic-book series, it's about a gothy-hot dead man with eyeliner who returns from the grave to exact bloody-gutsy-gory vengeance on a gang ... More >>
Hip-hop is a world unto itself. Its rich tradition of spoken word poetry, self-referential subject matter and electronic and sample-based production make it, in many ways, a difficult musical form to adapt to, especially if you come from a more traditional background. These ten acts helped make rap ... More >>
DEAD PREZ @ THE ORIENTAL THEATER |1/18/13 There was a salient theme throughout the night, across the sets of most of the acts, and that was a message of being healthy, both physically and mentally. "Healthy is the new gangsta," said stic.man of dead prez near the middle part of the show, just befor ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Spin City!," we took a look at the little-known realities of Denver's most obvious pedestrians: sign twirlers. Also known as sign spinners -- but never sign holders or sign fliers -- these human billboards come with a wide gap in expectations. At the Denver franchise of ... More >>
Mei Liu had always been a home cook, but a few years ago, she made her first foray into a professional kitchen, starting a small Chinese restaurant with a group of friends in Austin, Texas. Not long after, Mei, along with her daughter Grace, and son, Gary, drew up plans to start a food truck -- bu ... More >>
Chris Brown singles have always come in two flavors: Sexy & Braggadocious and Song & Dance -- songs that are either about busting a nut or busting a move, regardless of production or tempo. Edgier singles from his catalogue, like "Look at Me Now," "I Can Transform Ya" and even the recent "Strip" fal ... More >>
In early November 2011, Colorado Springs Air Force Academy cadets jumped on the LMFAO-spirited Party Rock wagon for a tribute to the band's song, "Sexy and I Know It." In a lip-dub-style video honoring RedFoo and SkyBlu's comedic clip, the cadets face the Army soldiers in a dance-off full of wigglin ... More >>
Tom MurphyScott KellySCOTT KELLY at HI-DIVE | 12/3/11There were plenty of signs around the hi-dive last night indicating that this was an acoustic show. Meaning: Talking was ill-advised. Even so, some people near the stage decided to have a conversation at the beginning of Scott Kelly's set, ... More >>
Britt ChesterAngie Arrington of 5280 Fitness, in front of the center's Bruce Lee mural.What has been the former home for a six-foot skateboard mini-ramp, a thrift shop and the coolest garage sale you've ever seen now houses 5280 Fitness. Located in the neighboring building of Thrifty Stick Bo ... More >>
Ah, mid-January, the time when random miniature snowstorms or below-freezing days can make or break your weekend plans. It's a trying time of year for people, with cabin fever causing even the most hermit-like among us to try and make it out into the real world. Thankfully, there is plenty to ... More >>
Bashing someone's face in, locking their arms down, kicking them in the stomach -- it's all in a day's work for a mixed martial artist. Of course, every fighter has to have a teacher to learn technique from, which is where Billy Hendricks, a former MMA fighter, comes in. As an instructor at S ... More >>
The Breathe boys.Who's gonna clean up this mess? Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina. • Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux. • Tip sheet: Meet Shel, our new favorite band. • A first look at Pictureplane's new video. • MP3 Freeloader: Joy Subtraction. ... More >>
Tom MurphyThe Church The Church w/Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody Thursday, June 18th, 2009 The Gothic Theatre, Englewood Better Than: A show you'd normally expect from a band 29 years into its career. Adam Franklin's bass player had to perform sitting down due to a broken foot, which may have had ... More >>
Scott Blakes Barcode Art Tour stops at 3 Kings.
The Devil Music Ensemble plays live for Red Heroine.
The Islamic revolution, and puberty, through the 2D eyes of Marjane Satrapi.
“After 20 years of training, he finally found his calling.” And that calling was to restore the honor of his molested younger brother by donning a mask that looks like what Spiderman would wear if he joined the Blue Man Group and went all vigilante on Chile’s criminals. Mirageman, by write ... More >>
Be there or be square!
Hip-hop, clowns, and war dances meet on the street in Rize.
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn.
Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.