Yes, the big news in February was the long-awaited debut of Trader Joe's in Colorado -- and the company opened a trio of stores on Valentine's Day. But the Denver dining scene also welcomed more than a dozen new restaurants, and also said goodbye to a few longtime institutions. Keep reading for our ... More >>
The Cantina has closed. Curt Sims and his wife, singer/chef Pam Savage, had opened the casual spot last spring, in the Golden Triangle space most recently occupied by the Hive. With the transition, the address returned to its roots: Sims owns the building, which long ago was the Denver Buffalo Compa ... More >>
Tales of the Cocktail is a yearly gathering of bartenders, distillers and spirits professionals that takes place in New Orleans every July. It features seminars, competitions and a ton of parties, and finishes with a gala awards ceremony that recognizes the world's best in our industry. I attended m ... More >>
MAYHEM FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | SUN, 7/7/13 Established in part by Kevin Lyman, one of the founders of the Warped Tour, this traveling showcase features a stacked lineup that caters to metal fans, with side activities for your downtime throughout the day. With a roster including acts as diverse ... More >>
THE AVETT BROTHERS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 7/5-7/6 The country is awash in Americana fever as scores of rock-radio favorites dabble in the sounds of yore. Though it might be cute, many of the current banjo-picking types fail to elevate their style beyond gimmick. A huge exception is the Avett Broth ... More >>
As we gear up for the New Year's Eve weekend, it's looking like an epic line-up for shows, including Yonder Mountain String Band's four-night stand at the Boulder Theater, String Cheese Incident's three-night run at the 1STBANK Center, the Lumineers' two-nighter at the Odgen Theatre, the Black Angel ... More >>
See Also: - Myke Charles has talent and charisma to spare - SP Double has come a long way, and it shows - Q&A with Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch - Q&A with Joe Queer of the Queers Welcome to the weekend! You've worked hard, and now it's time to treat yourself to some live music. Good news: ... More >>
A year before Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) scored a number jazz album with his major label debut, he was already sparring with lions. Just check out the eight-minute YouTube clip of the young Shorty trading trumpet licks with Wynton Marsalis at the House of the Blues in New Orleans.
Allen Toussaint.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>
Although Mardi Gras festivities usually happen in February or March in New Orleans, there's a chance Red Rocks might get soaked in a Bourbon Street vibe when some of the Crescent City's finest musicians take over the venue tomorrow, August 8 as part of the Mountainside Mardi Gras Music Festival. ... More >>
Just when we thought the Red Rocks summer line-up couldn't get any hotter, three more shows were just added to the schedule, including Counting Crows and Augustana on Wednesday, July 29, Rock the Bells '09, featuring Nas, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes and more, on Thursday, August 6, and the Mountains ... More >>
Friday, January 25, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Saturday, January, 26, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
The saxman strives to keep the music classic.
From the week of November 10, 2005
Sister Gertrude Morgan (Ropeadope)
God, what have you done?
Saturday, December 11, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band breathes life into death.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
When Cowboy Mouth's Fred LeBlanc speaks out on self-empowerment, audiences listen.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band keeps the spirit of New Orleans alive.
Youngblood Brass Band
John Mooney's voodoo blues have an impressive lineage.
The Campbell Brothers make divine use of the steel guitar.
November 5 - 11, 1998
June 18 - 24, 1998