Now in its 18th year, Artopia is a signature event showcasing a wide array of Denver's music, art, performance, food and more. At several venues along Broadway this Saturday, February 23, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., dozens of the city's cultural components will come together as they share their creative ... More >>
GOLDRUSH 2 @ DEER PILE | 9/21/12-9/22/2012
By Leya Lynette and Tom Murphy
The hype around Goldrush 2 had not been identical to that of Goldrush 1. the original crew that did the booking had changed, and the festival this year focused on more under the radar acts from around the country in comparis ... More >>
On Saturday night Rhinoceropolis was transformed into a surreal collection of different visceral spaces, a kind of haunted house of DIY weirdness, attacking the senses partly with fear, but also with ideas that challenged reality and the nature of aesthetics. Known as Fantasia 2012, the art installa ... More >>
Interviewing Alphabets (Colin Ward) is similar to listening to his music: you're put through the ringer of an obnoxious charm, simultaneously witty and grating, aggressive and inviting. Combining both the underground music scene with demanding academic ambitions, the hyper and endlessly talented Col ... More >>
The idea is "to turn the inside of Rhinoceropolis into a temporary fantasy village," says Colin Ward of the art installation Fantasia 2012, which he's organized along with Stephan Herrera. "We want to pack paradise into one night; like a magic spell and welcoming of the springtime."
That night will ... More >>
Something different is going on this weekend at Rhinoceropolis. What that something is, exactly -- well, now, that's a great question. The event posting, which is rather vague, urges us to "come get mad" and then goes on to say: "BRING CANDY, CHOCOLATES, WINE, HOMEMADE GOODIES." Say what?
"I ... More >>
Alphabets' Colin WardFor bands, videos can serve many purposes: a visual medium for sharing music with a wider audience, as way to promote a current tour, or, in the case of Alphabets, Hideous Men and Milton Melvin Croissant III, a one-minute-and-thirty-six-second reason to book them. In an a ... More >>
Tom MurphyPart of "Leaving the Body" by Drew EnglanderSeveral blocks outside the First Friday art-walk on Santa Fe sits Illiterate Gallery at 72 South Broadway. It's a part of town that some consider a place so-called "hipsters" call home -- but if you stand in front of Illiterate too long on ... More >>
Nothing says summer like hot dogs, ice cream cones, and Whitney Houston's head exploding into a pile of raw meat. Artist Milton Melvin Croissant III (www.mmciii.com) and musician Colin Ward (of local outfits Phonebooks and Alphabets) celebrate the end of the season with "Summer Hitz 20XX," a music ... More >>