Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>
Thirteen bucks is more than twice the amount you'd pay for a pint of Ben & Jerry's or Häagen-Dazs at the grocery store, so how good would ice cream have to be to convince your average foodie to spoon over that kind of cash? The answer? As good as Jeni's Splendid ice Cream, now in the freezer secti ... More >>
Around the country, people are trying to come to grips with the horrors of the shootings in Aurora, and trying to do something, anything, to help. In Columbus, Ohio, the 165 members of the Harmony Project choir quickly came together and in 24 hours recorded the single "How We Love," dedicated to the ... More >>
Editor's note: New York City's Sam Levin, a beginner driver, is kicking off his internship with Westword by documenting his cross-country trip. This is his first dispatch from the road. A frantically shouting security guard ran toward my car, waving his arms back and forth as I struggled to find th ... More >>
On a particularly frigid night in the winter of 2009, Weslie Coleman, Kate Pleuss and Ben Turk were sitting in their collective home and talking about how cold they were. Incredibly cold, they decided. So the three members of the revolutionary theater group Insurgent Theatre decided to plan an escap ... More >>
Danny ClinchBad news: Familiar with that expression, "You snooze, you lose"? Yes? Well, it applies here. If you slept on getting your tickets to see the Black Keys at 1STBANK Center on April 30, you blew it. Show's sold out. D'oh! Luckily for you, though, you'll have another chance to see 'em ... More >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
Danny ClinchWe've just received word that the Black Keys, on the heels of its highly enjoyable new record, El Camino (we seriously can't pry it from our playlist), are coming to the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets ($55.00 - $59.50, plus service fees) for t ... More >>
Bodhi.The green weenie is here. The Denver Zoo has welcomed its first male elephant, a seven-year-old named Bodhi who hails from Ohio. Thanks to a new exhibit called Asian Tropics, the zoo will soon have space for up to eight male elephants -- a serious undertaking for a very moist reason.
Big pic below.Tony Song isn't big on specifics. He moved to Denver "a few months ago," he sleeps "wherever I can lay my head," and he joined the city's occupation "three or four days in, probably." He doesn't make plans. He's not sure why he picked Denver, but he does "like traveling a lot." ... More >>
Ayinde Russell, Dominique Ashaheed, Theo Wilson and Jovan Mays perform "Chain Gang."In the world of slam poetry, there's no higher distinction than a win at the annual National Poetry Slam -- and over this past weekend, that distinction went to the poets of Denver's Slam Nuba, upstart arrival ... More >>
Glenwood Hot Springs.Most lists of the country's cutest, prettiest, drunkest, most livable/affordable/promiscuous places and/or people are, well, about as stupid as they sound. Standard response: "Sez who?" But there's reason to believe that Glenwood Springs earned being singled out as the " ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
"I heart Denver!" Are bed bugs a big problem in Denver? Missy Henriksen, spokeswoman for the National Pest Management Association, which is currently hosting its inaugural National Bed Bug Forum in nearby Broomfield, assures us that the decision to host the confab in Colorado had nothing to d ... More >>
Mayor McCheeseLast week, San Francisco banned toys from McDonald's Happy Meals, which as of December 1 cannot contain more than 600 calories -- or a plaything! But that's not the only unhappy McDonald's news. While working at a McDonald's outlet in Brazil for a dozen years, a store manager ... More >>
Tuesday, November 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Update: Congrats to Ryan ("I'll cheer louder than vuvuzela!") With that kind of claim, how could we not give you the four tickets. And you got to see a Rapids victory! Thanks for reading and playing along; there were some very good entries. ________ ColoradoRapids.comAt 7 p.m. on Thursday nig ... More >>
Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre • Floorian 06.13.10 | Bluebird Theater Floorian, a five-piece from Columbus, Ohio, opened last night's show and sounded like a shoegaze band of old gone a little darker while cultivating a certain improvisational psychedelic flair. At times, the music reminded ... More >>
Today's song of the day comes from an utterly bewitching Swedish duo known as jj. Comprised of Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander, the group is in the midst of embarking on its first ever tour of the States with xx, a kindred act with an equally google defying moniker. Bummer or all bummers: The tou ... 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 >>
Supporters of Sarah Palin reportedly began gathering at a Borders branch at Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Boulevard in Colorado Springs, in order to secure a place in line to see Sarah Palin, who isn't scheduled to begin pitching her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life, until 7 p.m. Meaning ... More >>
All right, break's over, kids. Time for the big takeover. Looks like the Flobots are getting back to work -- and it's about damn time, for chrissakes. While the rest of us slept in intervals as a result of our efforts to diligently invest our time in such noble, productive pursuits as drinking ou ... More >>
Friday, February 20, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7370.
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
Rock on Ice returns to Crested Butte.
Friday, June 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Wednesday, March 19, Old Curtis Street Bar, 303-292-2083.
Ronnie Crawford is an All American original.
Gil Mantera's Party Dream
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