In 2010, California was the U.S. leader when it came to medical marijuana reform -- and with that year's Proposition 19, the state was poised to take the first steps toward broader legalization. But support for the measure faded as election day neared, and after it was voted down, Mason Tvert told u ... More >>
DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT @ BOTANIC GARDENS CHATFIELD | 7/13 David Byrne and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) initially met at an AIDS/HIV benefit in 2009. But after they ran into each other at a collaborative performance between Björk and Dirty Projectors, it was suggested to Byrne that he should try ... More >>
MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 6/22/13 Following in the footsteps of fellow Pittsburgh native and Taylor Allderdice graduate Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller is well known for making feel-good music. His breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit), an homage to the notably dark Larry Clark fi ... More >>
Kev Kash is a rising talent from the local scene who has songs with the likes of Innerstate Ike, Myrical and Mr. Midas. Kash says 2Pac is his biggest influence, but he says his style is comparable to Lupe or Kendrick Lamar. We recently caught up with the rapper, who has a new record coming out title ... More >>
SPEAKEASY TIGER @ MARQUIS THEATER | SAT, 4/27/13 Half a decade ago, Speakeasy Tiger seemed to be in the right place at the right time, with a kind of electro-rock that was equal parts Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Gossip, only gone in a more pop direction. The group got its start as an expansion of origin ... More >>
I have great sympathy for folks who can't digest gluten (as opposed to fakers who affect gluten allergies for attention), as well as those who can't or don't eat meat -- because they face very limited menu options if they dare to dine out. That makes Wahoo's Fish Taco a rare fish in the fast-food s ... More >>
SAGE FRANCIS @ FOX THEATRE | THU, 4/18 When evaluating an artist like Sage Francis, the question inevitably arises: Should a musician be cherished for the values they hold and their loyalty to said values or their ability to make enjoyable and listenable music? If it's the former, then Sage Francis ... More >>
Kindman is down the street from the Regency dorms, which for some reason I will always remember as the crack-palace hotel it was before it was converted to student housing a few years ago. With the hotel's 180-degree turnaround, the area doesn't seem as skeevy anymore. Industrial, sure. But it's nic ... More >>
The image seen here (and larger below) of one Michael Grover, whose doomsday-ready arsenal was discovered when his basement caught fire, is definitely a candidate for one of 2013's most memorable mug shots -- and it's only February. But this past month brought with it plenty of other noteworthy boo ... More >>
Here at Schmuck of the Week HQ, we've reported about a lot of schmucky behavior over the years. But seldom have we encountered schmuckiness on the scale linked to Paul Donovan Johnson, a child predator with a Colorado conviction, while allegedly harassing a Japanese tourist and her pre-school-age da ... More >>
While the passage of Amendment 64 has received national and even international attention (via Mexico president Felipe Calderon's comments about his nation's pot policy in A64's wake), much of the mainstream media's coverage has been less than thoughtful. But as usual, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is an exc ... More >>
While Governor John Hickenlooper had a conference call with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to talk about the federal response to the passage Amendment 64, and Mason Tvert, the architect of that victory, was chatting with Bill Maher, hundreds of people gathered in Denver for the National Marijuana ... More >>
Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another day dedicated to the celebration of...well, anything, oenophiles around the country will raise filled-to-the-brim glasses to toast National Cabernet Day on Thursday. While it's easy to dismiss these booze-filled events as just another excuse t ... More >>
Wine -- just like every sport, art form, hobby or leisure pursuit -- has a language all its own. And while someone just learning to cook would likely realize that the intimidating task of understanding what terms like "sauté" or "chiffonade" mean is simply another step in that process, why is it th ... More >>
There's nothing more delicious than an evening spent in the company of friends, enjoying the magical experience that is the simultaneous consumption of inspired cuisine and grape-based libations -- otherwise known as food and wine. Layer on top of that the fact that we can enjoy these heavenly event ... More >>
There are two kinds of wine drinkers: Some seek out new wines like so many blind dates, eager to make the acquaintance of a lover more intriguing than the last; others are more like serial monogamists -- they form long-standing relationships with specific grapes, regions or winemakers to whom they r ... More >>
The number one spots in the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam last week for Best Seed Company indica, hybrid and sativa were all taken by Colorado-based companies. Even in Amsterdam, long known as the Mecca for cannabis cultivation and use, Colorado herb comes out on top.
CannLabsEarlier this month, we reported that medical marijuana testing facility Full Spectrum Labs had shut down until the state can promulgate a specific MMJ research license. But CannLabs, which also does cannabis testing, is still open for business, and co-owner Genifer Murray is confident ... More >>
Last month, we reported on a study from the RAND Corp. that showed marijuana clinics in Los Angeles and Colorado actually weren't causing higher crime rates in surrounding neighborhoods, despite the mistaken perception among many members of the public that they were. But the Los Angeles City ... More >>
The Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division finally began licensing medical marijuana centers around the state this week. And while some activists say the licensing will likely bring more federal attention to Colorado dispensaries, several center owners say they feel more protected no ... More >>
Facebook has become a town hall of sorts for the online cannabis community. It's not the best forum, though by default it has become the main place for the average cannabis user to find information. But a new social networking site, WeedPals, is hoping to change that with a ganja-centric layo ... More >>
Kottonmouth Kings (playing Summit Music Hall tonight with Kingspade) has been ruling its own corner of the musical stoner universe since 1994, carrying with it a fan base equally obsessed with weed culture. Coming up in the post-Sublime mid '90s, the Cali dudes easily found a niche market for ... More >>
Jessica Lea MayfieldWith plenty of time to recover from the long fourth of July holiday, this weekend is shaping up to be just as good, with dozens of shows happening across the city. Tonight, Jessica Lea Mayfield makes an appearance at the Larimer Lounge with Ferraby Lionheart and Bare Bones ... More >>
Earlier on in his career, Curren$y (performing this evening at the Fox Theatre with Trademark, Young Roddy, Fiend and Corner Boy P) ran with the likes of Master P and Lil Wayne, via the rappers' infamous entourage/record labels, No Limit and Young Money. Now releasing albums on his own throug ... More >>
While there's less than four weeks remaining until spring the final days of winter still feel like they are literally crawling by. We're between major holidays, so there's not much to look forward to...unless you can find a way to get excited about the tasty, homemade (or, let's be real -- ta ... More >>
Mariah, Usher, Beyonce and 50 Cent? Not the MTV video music awards. Definitely not the Grammy's. No, these are all artists that were paid approximately one million dollars to perform for Muammar Qaddafi family functions. The Libyan ruler has been the leader of Libya since 1969, and judging by ... More >>
Lori MidsonYears ago, when I lived in San Diego and Los Angeles, I'd end my drunken nights of debauchery holed up at a taqueria, where Cali-style burritos were slung 24/7. My favorite taqueria in the world is in Santa Barbara, but my second favorite is right here in the heart of San Francisc ... More >>
A Flickr photoYou can get it all on the Venice boardwalk -- even your medicine. Did you know that today is officially Colorado Loves California Day? No joke. Well, actually, it sorta is one. This is the second year that Colorado has proclaimed its lust for the Golden State -- the idea being ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>
Black Pegasus was booked to party up in Aspen on New Year's Eve, but was turned away because of a bomb threat in downtown Aspen. We're sure you heard the story by now. "The whole downtown area was evacuated last night," Black P recounted on Thursday. "The Red Cross made shelters out of high schools ... More >>
Winter White Ale Bell's Brewery Comstock, Michigan Warning: This beer isn't available in Colorado as far as a know, but a friend who lives in Indiana brought it to me as a gift, so what the hell. Also, when I blogged about the superiority of Colorado and California beers during the Great American ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Fast reviews of recent releases
Friday, July 7, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Particle is constantly pushing the envelope in its quest for reinvention.
There's a lot to love at Juanita's.
A Fire Inside burns through the smog.
MURS is already a legend. Now if he can just get folks to stop thinking of him as the new guy.
Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag.
The government says he killed more people than Tim McVeigh. He lives in a cell a hundred miles from Denver. So how come you've never heard of La Quica?
By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.
(Dogg House/TVT Records)
Vamp Dogg serves up songs fresh from the streets.