If you're afraid that your kids' entertainment isn't sufficiently weird, there's help out there. The second season of Gravity Falls kicks off August 1 on the Disney Channel (don't let that scare you off!), and there's no better way to indoctrinate your kids into the world of the surreal and strange ... More >>
For a cartoonist, having a show on Nickelodeon seems as far-fetched as becoming an astronaut, says Sam Spina. But for the former Denverite who's currently based in Atlanta, that dream just became a reality through the Nickelodeon Shorts Program. The Xeric award-winning Spina (whose diary comic Spina ... More >>
For those who grew up in the decade between 1985 and 1995, there was no cooler destination in TV Land than Nickelodeon. Free of the artificial constraints of edutainment, the network delivered just what kids wanted: crass, silly shows bathed in torrents of slime. Unlike the safe, sanitized territory ... More >>
Founded in 2008, Ghost B.C. created a bit of mystique for itself right from the start. The sextet is essentially anonymous in its elaborate costumes, with singer Papa Emeritus II decked out like a satanic pope, and his cardinals, The Ghouls With No Name, performing in uniform brown robes whose cowls ... More >>
At Wednesday's debate, Mitt Romney casually said that if he's elected president, he'll cut funding to PBS -- and he specifically mentioned Big Bird seconds later. Fowl play! That was a serious harsh to the eight-foot tall, loveable yellow bird that has spent his entire career on Sesame Street, educa ... More >>
Friday, April 13, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
Sunday, February 19, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Hear that? That's the comforting sound of pure, undistilled, unbridled jubilance emitting from kids everywhere across the vast expanses of the frozen Front Range this morning. The reason for their glee? Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! is back in town at 1STBANK Center tonight, almost exactly a year aft ... More >>
Elvis is everywhereElvis Costello finally made his Sesame Street appearance last week with a number-orientated rendition of "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." The show is a well-tread, 42-year-old road that has included a charmingly sweet Tony Bennett, an unexpectedly fitting LL Cool J, ... More >>
Sesame Street, the show that has taught several generations of suburban white kids how to ask where the potty is in Spanish, is introducing a new Muppet this Sunday in a special episode about hunger, sponsored by Wal-Mart. Lily, the "food-insecure" Muppet, is seven years old, pink-faced, dressed in ... More >>
Encapsulating everything that is creepy about talking inanimate objects created in the name of children's television programming, this new video from the London-based This Is It Collective is just that: creepy. The short begins innocently enough, with a small cast of sort-of identifiable ch ... More >>
We miss Saturday mornings sometimes, when we would run downstairs filled with sugary cereal and spend the day watching cartoons and "educational programming." Even though these days we're well aware of the alphabet (some of us, at least -- mostly those that don't comment articles on the inter ... More >>
Monday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Dueling grouches: Oscar vs. Lamborn. Rep. Doug Lamborn, the grouch in the trash can to the left in the picture above, represents Colorado Congressional District 5. His bill to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio is getting a lot of attention and support ov ... More >>
Photo: Aaron Thackeray Yo Gabba Gabba! Live 11.07.10 | 1STBANK Center, Broomfield See the full slideshow It would kind of rule if all concerts were split into two half-hour sets with a twenty-minute break between -- but unfortunately, not all shows are geared toward four-year-olds. Yesterday's Yo ... More >>
The beating heart of Yo Gabba Gabba!: Scott Schultz (clockwise from left) DJ Lance Rock and Christian JacobsAs co-creator of the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Christian Jacobs has a simple agenda: Create entertainment that engages both parents and their kids through really aweso ... More >>
Sunday, November 7, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
After being urged to withhold the airing of Katy Perry's appearance on Sesame Street, someone over at PBS clearly needs a guidebook of which musicians not to hire for the show. What were they expecting exactly? Did they miss the whole bit about her kissing a girl and liking it, or that whole ... More >>
Katy Perry is inappropriate for children. That's the message that went out today when the Sesame Workshop, who produce the long-running Sesame Street, announced they'd be nixing the pop tart's already completed guest appearance with Elmo. The reason? The video caused an uproar when it was prerelea ... More >>
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, touring this summer and fall as "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," visit Red Rocks on Monday, September 27. What will they be playing, you ask? Ah, follow the jump to find out.
Thomas Keller While having dinner recently, I overheard a woman trying to familiarize her dining companion with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In an attempt to jog her memory, the friend asked, "What show is he on?" It's an interesting state of affairs, more obviously a sign of the times. In a ... More >>
Blues With a Backbone
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments.... Figure 26. Globeville: Mockey Mouse, Guard Poodle and Green Angel Unlike the Japanese, whose entire economy is now dependent on cuteness, American culture has never been very good at handling the concept of cute. Perhaps it is because cuten ... More >>
Last month, we mentioned Robert Schneider's new project Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine. And earlier this week, Schneider, the ever prolific Apples in Stereo mastermind, released his debut under the Robbert Bobbert moniker, and already the whimsical, kid-centric project seems to be gaining tr ... More >>
I never knew about the short-lived show Beer Nutz, mostly because I haven't had cable in ten years and it played on something called HDNet (is that the Hot Dog Network?). But I am very familiar with local microbrew establishments. And though the two hosts of Beer Nutz look and act like the guys fr ... More >>
Avenue Q arrives at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Now her touring days are numbered.
House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever.
Our holiday boutique watch.
Sesame Street and the Who bookend two very special editions.
Thursday, October 25, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Do you have what it takes to beat the brainiacs?
There are two things I will remember Mr. Wizard (a.k.a. Don Herbert) for: 1. He was responsible for my mother beating my ass when I tried one of his experiments (It was the one where you suspend a glass of water upside down from a plate. It didn't work and when I watched same episode again a cou ... More >>
A prefab girl group scores with preteens.
Born Again in the USA (Drag City)
An avant-garder takes a walk on Sesame Street.
A: Almost -- but Devo's audience is getting younger.
Dulcería El Pachangón
Shoun Flynn, "Needles for Teeth"