#49: John Moore There is no greater friend of Denver theater than John Moore, a self-described storyteller given to telling its stories in great -- and loving -- detail. On his CultureWest.org website, the former Denver Post critic has laboriously followed the work of his friends in theater, of whic ... More >>
#50: Adam Stone It's not out of line to think of Adam Stone as Buntport Theater's fifth Beatle. But even the members of Buntport's close-knit company saw that their some-time collaborator, a keen sound artist (as The Indestructible North) and multimedia genius who's given new music and shape to fou ... More >>
With two all-female shows, two very masculine comics and two actors from Back to the Future, July will serve up a buffet of comedy with something to suit almost any laughter palate. The squeaky-clean comedy of John Crist will satisfy those looking for less spicy options options, while the Fine Gentl ... More >>
Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. And as she explains, that was a good time to be diagnosed: just a decade later, the conversation about the neural development disorder turned to blaming mothers for their children's different patterns of thinking. But Grandin's different patterns of ... More >>
Art collector and Green Box Arts Festival founder Christian Keesee was so intrigued when he first saw the work of Tomás Saraceno at the Venice Biennale that he later purchased the artist's giant installation "Cloud City." He has since loaned that piece to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (for a very ... More >>
Crispin Hellion Glover is many things. He's a cult figure, known for his baffling performance art-like appearance on David Letterman, as well as a decidedly outsider filmmaker who creates offbeat art films featuring actors with Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. He's a musician who once did a spine ... More >>
On the surface, Darren Aronofsky's bleak masterpiece Requiem for a Dream, the screwball musical nun-comedy of Sister Act and a spaghetti Western from Thailand don't have much in common. In the eyes of Denver Film Society programming director Keith Garcia, they all share one important trait: They're ... More >>
So this one summer before New Kids on the Block made all the girls (who are all middle aged moms now -- meditate on that for a minute) swoon like no other, the dudes did an in-store at the mall in Cheyenne. I was there. My best friend was a DJ at the station presenting the meet and greet, and so we ... More >>
Slap Shot 2: Number 28.The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>
After debuting on March 10, 1986, 120 Minutes became a showcase for non-mainstream music of various stripes until around the year 2000 when it first got shuffled to the side in favor of reality programming. But during its heyday, 120 Minutes introduced a generation and more to music by artists that ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front,The Go-Go's are coming to the Ogden Theatre, Fleet Foxes are coming to the Fillmore, and Arvada Center has added shows to its summer lineup. Meanwhile, on local radio, Bad Weather California, Science Partner and Veronica got ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray WARLOCK PINCHERS with Il Cattivo 12.31.10 | Gothic Theater Around 9 p.m., the safety videos started up and it looked and sounded like something straight out of Wonder Showzen. Puppets and people in a gorilla and a robot costume interacted as they would on a warped, faux kids ... More >>
Tom Murphy WARLOCK PINCHERS Cap'n Fresh and the Stay Fresh Seals • Murder Ranks • Dressy Bessy 08.06.10 | Gothic Theatre | Night One Because some of its shows are so absurd, it's hard to tell if Cap'n Fresh and the Stay Fresh Seals is some kind of a comedy act or not. You can't help but ... More >>
Tom Murphy Warlock Pinchers Magic Cyclops • Hot White • Melvins Lite • Taun Taun • Itchy-O 08.07.10 | Gothic Theatre | Night Two Before taking stage, Magic Cyclops or someone was playing a bit of the music from the movie Fletch over the P.A., which was amusing on its own. After inf ... More >>
Few bands in the annals of underground music in Denver have garnered as much notoriety as Warlock Pinchers. Beginning in 1987, the Pinchers made a name for themselves early on as a charmingly obnoxious outfit of musical pranksters whose legacy of creative mischief is as memorable as its shows ... More >>
Tom MurphyThe Murder Pinchers at 3 Kings Tavern UMS Travelogue, Night Thee 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway The TS Board Shop stage was really an augmented version of the truck that Jeremy Gregory of Bands for Lands and The Construct uses to put on shows anywhere and everywhere. This ... More >>
Celebrities get lucky with interviews most of the time. Networks cut down strange content, or if the interview is too weird, they never make it into print. Regardless of studio and agent watchdogs, countless interviews have made us uncomfortable enough to cringe, even if we couldn't pull our eyes an ... More >>
A few weeks ago, we offered up a list of our dream reunions. You responded by offering up dream lists of your own. And as we've been out an about and the subject has been broached over beers, one local name keeps coming up -- the Warlock Pinchers, a now mythical act whose latent irreverence was m ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and ... More >>
Murder in mind: Andrew Novick and Dan Wanush kill it on a few Warlock Pinchers tunesGet Your Going, Murder Ranks and Caroliner Rainbow Sunday, September 6, 2009 3 Kings Tavern Better Than: Anyone but the performers could have hoped for. With Get Your Going you never really know what you're in fo ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only (except for this week: Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, Alf ended up ... More >>
Crispin Glover hosts a film that will make viewers ask, What Is It?
It’ll come as no surprise to most moviegoers that actor Crispin Glover is a rather odd fellow. But he’s also an intriguing one, as is clear from the following Q&A, conducted to promote the three days he’ll spend in Denver hosting screenings of his 2005 directorial debut, appropriately named Wh ... More >>
Hip-hop just got hipper thanks to this Boulder duo.
I saw this Letterman segment when it first aired in 1987 and I've never forgotten it. Crispin Glover, in platform shoes and a bizarre wig, freaking out and nearly staving in Letterman's head with a roundhouse kick. Who knew George McFly was such a fucking nutter? -- Cory Casciato
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass -- but not the sequel syndrome.
Beaver Trilogy and Rubin & Ed
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Thirty Imposters do battle with the Warlock Pinchers' past.
Together is a bittersweet look at '70s commune life...in Sweden.
With clipped wings, Charlie's Angels fly way too low to the ground.
The Tragically Hip doesn't believe in dumbing down its music to reach wide audiences. As a result, it's the most popular band in Canada.
Bored? Nurse Betty has the cure.
Arizona's Les Payne Product feels the burn.
Welcome to the chiaroscuro world of Crispin Glover.