By Roy Kasten Onstage -- his hair whipping like a battlefield banner, his piano splintering, his gnarled voice bellowing and his band crushing out something like rock, something like the blues -- J. Roddy Walston is surely a force, but not really a force of nature, as he is often deemed. His reckle ... More >>
USA Today and its 10Best blog surveyed readers to determine the best cycling cities in the country. Now the results are out, and it's no surprise that Colorado landed two places in the top ten -- but unexpectedly, Boulder, which was among the twenty finalists from which participants could choose, di ... More >>
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO at SOILED DOVE UNDERGROUND | 11/22/13 One big takeaway from Alejandro Escovedo's show at the Soiled Dove Underground: The man lives the songs he writes. On stage, he spun tale after tale, at times foraying into extended monologues, to describe the backstory of each song. When mill ... More >>
What is the future of pizza? Will it be rehydrated from tiny pucks, as in Back to the Future? Made available in pill form, like little pepperoni-flavored aspirin capsules, or delivered via pizza drone? These post-space-age pie ponderings are certainly amusing to consider, because here in the present ... More >>
Hot Water Music came together in Gainesville, Florida when four friends moved there in 1993. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the time, Chuck Ragan, Chris Wollard, Jason Black and George Rebelo created a band that had that ... More >>
Wayne White might be the most prolific and virtually unknown contributor to popular culture of the last four decades. But the illustrator, painter, sculptor and puppet-maker from Chattanooga is getting some much deserved exposure with the release of Beauty Is Embarrassing, a documentary about White' ... More >>
Wayne White might be your favorite visual artist of the last few decades that you didn't know existed. But that was sort of the point behind Beauty Is Embarrassing, director Neil Berkeley's the documentary about White's life and career thus far, which will screen at the Denver FilmCenter this Friday ... More >>
Today, we have for you a piece of news that you probably already knew just by looking around you: Parts of Denver are rapidly getting whiter! So much so that Denver's 80205 zip code managed to make it onto a list of the fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in the country. Hooray!
About a month ago, Yellow Deli started hawking Reuben sandwiches, veggie burgers and fresh-squeezed juice from its Boulder kitchen at 908 Pearl Street. But that's not all the menu offers: It also serves the Fruit of the Spirit -- a biblical term that encompasses the nine visible attributes of ... More >>
Small Black's debut EP definitely harks back to those great synth-pop songs of the early '80s with its vintage sound, but with a kind of lo-fi production more in line with a later era in music. The strong songwriting and a keen sense of pacing and melody continued into the next phase of the ... More >>
Starting next Tuesday, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is going to spice up Broomfield by introducing a limited-time Caribbean menu and a new Kolsch-style beer at its 1 West Flatiron Circle location. The menu features an assortment of seafood, fruit and spice combinations, including shrim ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
The March Madness predictions made by my daughter Lora and me proved to be much less than spot-on. We haven't heard the final results of our pool yet, but I'm certain we finished far out of the money. But both last two games in the NCAA men's and women's basketball season were satisfying to watch, e ... More >>
The March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." shared NCAA men's and women's basketball picks made by my daughter Lora and me, which fell short of flawless. True, we had Connecticut making it to the women's finals on Tuesday, but not Louisville, which surprised Oklaho ... More >>
The NCAA men's basketball bracket assembled by my daughter Lora and me and shared in the March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," was looking shaky prior to the beginning of weekend play. Now it's essentially a heap of rubble thanks to Villanova's soul-crushing, la ... More >>
The men's NCAA basketball bracket assembled by my daughter Lora and me and shared in the blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." was looking pretty good through the first two rounds. It's not now. Two of the four sweet sixteen games that took place last night blew up in our ... More >>
The headline on "Our March Madness picks: A prelude to humiliation...," a March 18 blog in which I shared the NCAA brackets filled out by my daughter Lora and me, may prove to be prescient very soon -- but at this point, we're still hanging in there. We correctly named fourteen of the Sweet Sixteen ... More >>
In Wednesday's blog "Our March Madness Picks: A Prelude to Humiliation...," I shared predictions by me and my daughter, Lora, about the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. Well, yesterday, the men's tourney tipped off, and we didn't exactly get off to a blazing beginning. We finished the ... More >>
Each year, I sit down with my daughter Lora -- a rabid sports fan with strong opinions about 9News' Susie Wargin -- to fill out NCAA tournament brackets for both the men's and women's basketball championships as part of a friendly contest organized by my wife's peers in the Archdiocese of Denver sch ... More >>
Dead Confederate. As a band, Georgia's Dead Confederate -- the subject of a November 20 Westword profile -- is very much alive. Singer/guitarist Hardy Morris and his mates were plucked from obscurity by former Capitol Records president Gary Gersh, who made the band the first recruit for his new TA ... More >>
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Kent Thompson draws on his past to chart the Denver Center Theatre Company's future.
Josh Blue takes center stage.
Breaking bread with Colorado's top competitive eater.
From the week of November 4, 2004
Roger James moves out of the jazz realm and into more ethereal forms.
It's our turn to take a hit off the Post/News merger.
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? CMH Records has given Eighties faves a musical makeover.
Colorado's Ocean Journey is banking on expensive special effects to drive home its conservationist message.
Two decades does the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good.
First Mordecai Mayhew was murdered. Then things got really ugly.
WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.