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Charles Bukowski

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Folk weirdo FaceMan commissions a life-size Bukowski diorama for shows at Mutiny

    FaceMan, helmed by the uni-monikered frontman Steve, is just as interested in performance art as it is acoustic guitars. Case in point: the elaborate shark-shaped stage the band set up at Lost Lake last year, which added a theatrical dimension to the band's music (it also picked up an award in Westw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    David Sedaris and the true meaning of blue-collar comedy

    "Blue collar comedy" is often viewed as synonymous with words like "dumb," "cheap" and "Republican." It was largely co-opted by Jeff Foxworthy's low-brow comedy tour, and since then you really can't discuss the humor that comes out of labor-work without everyone assuming you have a Support the Troop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Visual merchandiser Michelle McBride on her lofty look

    Michelle McBride is a California native who's now the visual merchandiser for Claire's. This means she pays special attention to arranging all the visual elements in her life. We spotted her on the Millennium Bridge, wearing her favorite things: the color black, a scarf, loafers and a graphic printe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Getting stoned with comedian Chris Charpentier

    Few conversations reach the caliber of weirdness as ones that involve marijuana, entertainers and a tape recorder. And now that Amendment 64 has turned the ritual of pot-smoking into as normal a social custom as Sunday afternoon football, we at Westword have begun spending time with our favorite Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    From Auraria's Archives: Allen Ginsberg's Postcards to Ed White

    Before he restored landmarks like the Molly Brown House, Ninth Street Historic Park and Four Mile House Historic Park, and designed some landmarks of his own, architect Ed White was a student at Columbia, where he met many of the people who would become famous figures of the Beat generation, includi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Lester Bangs died thirty years ago today

    See Also: • Studio 54 opened 35 years ago today • Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist • Sex Pistols sign with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago • Today in History archives Lester Bangs mother was a Jehovah's Witness and his Fathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Michelle Tea on Sister Spit, tit-ins and how to deal with Mercury retrograde

    Sister Spit is coming. The queer, feminist-minded, spoken-word tour will land at St. Cajetan Event Center on the Auraria campus Friday night, and at the helm of the event is founder, author and icon Michelle Tea. From her debut memoir The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Lucero, Flipper, the Ting Tings, Say Anything, Jewel and more

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    The Smiths' Louder Than Bombs turns 25 years old today

    Tony Wilson (the Andy Warhol of Manchester, England) once made the hackneyed statement "Morrissey is a woman trapped in a man's body," to which the dandified frontman of the Smiths eventually replied, "Tony Wilson is a man trapped in a pig's body." The two were friends and icons of the Manchester mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Jewel: "I've never held back because I'm a woman. I feel like I can accomplish anything a man can accomplish in my field.""

    Since having her son, Kase Townes Murray, last summer, Jewel might have taken time off the road, but she's still busy at home with a number of things, including working on a new Christmas album. Her free solo acoustic show this Saturday night at the Colorado Convention Centeras part of the Women's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    U2's The Joshua Tree turns 25

    It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011
  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Barstool Messiah

    Bastards of Bacchus
    Self-released

  • Articles

    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Scratch and Dent Sale: Seven Reasons Why I Don't Dance (But You Should)

    This is not John Common and you'll never see him do this This is my Personal Anti-Dancing Manifesto (PADM). It is a point-by-point, painfully honest examination of my dancing disability. My hope is to lay bare the ugly truth of this disability and in doing so, motivate you, the Reader, to dance in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Happy Birthday John Fante

    John Fante was born in Denver 99 years ago today. If you’ve never heard of the late author, you’re not alone. He is one of the best, least-known authors of the 20th Century, but he is rarely talked about in Denver or anywhere else. “He’s an interesting in the American literary landscape. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Graves vs. Jive at Indy Ink

    See a slide show sample of the show. Unlike the brutal and drawn-out battles common amongst opponents in politics and sports, rivalries in art tend to be less about victory and defeat as they are about playful competition among contemporaries. The dual exhibition showing at Indy Ink, 84 South Broad ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Harrys

    Theres nothing like a freak-free week downtown.

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Cheeky Monk

    The latest news from Denver’s counter culture.

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    This Just In…

    The latest nightlife news.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    A Foss Loss

    As a longtime fan of Foss General Store, a landmark in Golden since 1913, I was heartsick to discover that it's slated to close soon -- another victim of that bane to small-town businesses everywhere, the Big Box Store. But upon dropping by on Saturday, July 28, smack in the middle of Golden's annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Another Order of Joe

    Here's a bonus for fans of Joseph Arthur, who's profiled in the April 26 edition of Westword. The published piece was based on an extensive Q&A reproduced below. Among the topics Arthur touches upon: his risky new solo album, Let's Just Be, and why at least one song on it is closer to punk rock than ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Film

    March 16, 2006

    Dust to Dust

    Robert Towne's homage to a struggling writer is something of a struggle itself.

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Food & Drink

    March 24, 2005

    Best Dive Bar

    Don's Club Tavern

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003

    Best Dive

    Rodney's

  • Dining

    August 22, 2002

    Almost Heaven

    Shead's barbecue pours on the thrills -- without the frills.

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Bang! Bang! You're Alive

    Stumbling down memory lane with the late Lester Bangs.

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Beck

    Midnite Vultures
    (Geffen)

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Sometimes Slower Is Better

    Lucinda Williams took years to complete her acclaimed new album -- and it was time well-spent.

  • Music

    January 22, 1998
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    February 20, 1997
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    September 14, 1994
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    August 31, 1994
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    July 13, 1994
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