Jeff Raphael was once the drummer of early San Francisco punk band The Nuns. Along with The Avengers, that band opened the infamous last show that the Sex Pistols in its first run played at Winterland in February 1978. Since then, Raphael has gone on to play with several of the luminaries of the pun ... More >>
In the same way that artists like Rembrandt, Diego Velazquez and Picasso were able to abridge an era through painting, California-based, New York-bred, Justin Bua (due tonight at SoGnar's Shedded Beats at Cervantes') has done so with the hip-hop generation. With a trademark style, Bua has transforme ... More >>
While the Afghan Whigs are probably not the first band people think of when they think of the '90s, album for album, the band consistently put out quality material. The outfit's soul-inflected rock, which could just as easily be called power pop even though it packed a lot more punch than some of th ... More >>
Marilyn Manson, even more than one of his inspirations, Alice Cooper, has become a lightning rod of controversy for his provocative lyrics and visual style. The guy had an album called Antichrist Superstar, after all, and he's been fairly open about his drug use, what more conservative members of so ... More >>
STEVIE WONDER @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/12/12The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Stevie Wonder, in theory, is an American artistic treasure. He's more than our Beatles or Rolling Stones; he's our Dickens or Dalí: a figure o ... More >>
While I think I have taste, I'm just another plebe at the Yves Saint Laurent show, wandering through the DAM, slobbering and snorting smelling salts to keep from fainting at each new discovery. So when it came time to pick favorites, I asked someone with a more sophisticated eye -- Denver fashion fi ... 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 >>
Bernie Madoff's name is still financial magic.Bernie Madoff's well-documented financial shenanigans may have landed him in jail, but they've also enhanced the marketability of his name. As evidence, note the ad in today's Denver Post pimping a "BERNIE MADOFF AUCTION" tomorrow at St. Regis Res ... More >>
Photo by Tom Murphy The Nod gets the nod for its performance at the Lion's Lair this past weekend. Triclops, The Nod Saturday, August 30, 2008 Lion’s Lair, Denver Better Than: A full line-up of stoner rock bands. With a name like “The Nod,” I expected a druggy, stoner rock band and not much ... More >>
See a slide show sample of the show. Unlike the brutal and drawn-out battles common amongst opponents in politics and sports, rivalries in art tend to be less about victory and defeat as they are about playful competition among contemporaries. The dual exhibition showing at Indy Ink, 84 South Broad ... More >>
Nothing succeeds like excess.
We laughed until it hurt in 2005.
Animal rights -- and wrongs -- at the greatest show on earth.
Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris.
Exotica Erotica Ball
Rescuing the mentally ill has brought millions to the Mental Health Corporation of Denver--as well as complaints of coercion, mismanagement and neglect.