Taylor Swift is in the midst of the best album sales week of any artist since, well, Taylor Swift the last time she released an album. 1989 is currently blowing past one million copies sold, which would be incredible even if album sales weren't completely in shambles. And today, our tumblr overlor ... More >>
When I was a kid, in the fall my dad would load up the Country Squire and we'd head to Louisiana to catch our fill of blue crab. Catching them was as easy as lowering a chicken neck on a string into a roadside canal and pulling it up quickly as soon as the line jiggled. We could fill a 54-quart Cole ... More >>
Aurora will add some Texas twang to its wide range of restaurants, when Dallas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit holds its grand opening there on Saturday, March 8. See also: First look: Dulce Vida opens in the Golden Triangle
TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>
Lorde, one of the hottest new pop acts to emerge in the past year, with a number-one single in "Royals," a tune which garnered four Grammy nominations, is making her way to Denver for a show at the Fillmore Auditorium on Satuday, March 22, as part of the native New Zealander teenager's debut sixteen ... More >>
AshleyMadison.com, a dating site devoted to people who love snapping bonds of matrimony (its slogan is, "Life is short -- Have an affair") has come up with its 2013 list of the top ten cities for mistresses as measured by the percentage of women who cheat. And Denver made it! Woo-hoo! What places s ... More >>
Havok, on tour in Europe right now with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, is preparing to release its new album, Unnatural Selection, on Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011's Time Is Up, was produced by Havok frontman David Sanc ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
The sudden proliferation of James Holmes Facebook tribute pages exemplifies the outlets for venom the Internet provides in the wake of tragedies like the Aurora theater shootings. But the web can also serve as a valuable gathering place for people in mourning, as witnessed by a far more positive Fa ... More >>
See Also: Ministry's Al Jourgensen on his ties to Colorado: living in Breckenridge, attending Greeley High School and his ill-fated attempt at a rodeo career Ministry (due Sunday, June 17, at the Ogden Theatre) got its start when Al Jourgensen moved from Colorado to Chicago, where the Wax Trax labe ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest album of all time. This, apparently, is not opinion either, but rather fact. The tour kicks off on May 23 in ... More >>
The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>
In order to make his neighborhood more livable, Jason Roberts had to break the law. In fact, he and 1,500 other people didn't stop at just one city ordinance; they violated dozens of them, more than once, without getting caught. But their idea definitely caught on: Since April 2010, when they revolu ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Big photos below.The hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body from a Dallas hospital to Air Force One one fateful November day in 1963 is coming to Boulder. Developer and car collector Stephen Tebo -- not, not that Tebow -- picked it up for $176,000, and he says that one day it'll be part ... More >>
Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>
When many people are asked for first impressions about Boulder, they think of weed, beautiful scenery, weed, a healthy lifestyle, weed, CU and weed, in that order. But frugality? Not so much -- and that's appropriate according to ShopAtHome.com, which specializes in printable coupons and onli ... More >>
Opening tonight at the Boulder Fringe Festival, Carolann Valentino's one-woman show Burnt at the Steak features song, dance and improvisation to tell the true meta-story of Valentino leaving a job at a ritzy New York steakhouse to pursue performing. In advance of her performances, we spoke to ... More >>
Attack the Block -- the Joe Cornish flick bought to you by Edgar Wright, geek god director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -- is an absurdly great movie. It's the kind of work that inspires kids to become filmmakers, because it's so effective and well-constructe ... More >>
Aaron Million.Back in 2009, Westword's Joel Warner profiled Fort Collins entrepreneur Aaron Million's plan to pump thousands of gallons of Wyoming water into Colorado -- a scheme that raised plenty of hackles north of the border. But today, he's got a more immediate concern. He was arrested ... More >>
It's a great time to be Billy Bunting. Well, not that there's ever an especially bad time to make at least part of your living evoking the world's most iconic living frontman at the prime of his career. But now is a particularly optimal time to be fronting a U2 tribute band, in the weeks lead ... More >>
Leni SchwendingerComing to Colfax?East Colfax is about to get lit, and not in the drunken way it usually gets lit. With a cool $200,000 in federal grant money burning a hole in its pocket, the City of Aurora is launching a public art project that aims to create a permanent light installation ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
Best Of app. Download hereOur Best of Denver issue (which hits newsstands on March 31) is sure to be a big, bulky thing, as it is every year. Unless you possess a European men's carry-all, it can be tough to tote around. Which is why we came up with the Best Of... iPhone app. It's free, it in ... More >>
Photo Roadies Wednesday March 16, 8 p.m. Kalyn here from Wheelchair Sports Camp writing about our very first trip to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas! Sitting here in the back of my van while the girlfriend drives us to Austin from the town of Denton, where we played two nights ago. The ... More >>
Thursday, March 17 We left for Texas early Sunday morning from the band house about 6 a.m (we planned for five, but we're never on time to shit) packed in tight in our two vehicles, Julian's black Jeep, which we deemed the "Pedro Negro" and Taylor's red Jeep, aka "The Red Fajita," which we ... 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?
Allison V. Smith It's been close to two decades since Rhett Miller and company fired up the Old 97's in Dallas and helped pioneer the alt-country movement alongside Wilco and the Jayhawks. Since then, the quartet, which is known for its vigorous live sets, has gone on to release a string of ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
J. WohletzWyland cutting the ribbon The grand opening of Wyland's Ocean Blue restaurant/gallery in the Shops at Northfield Stapleton appeared to be a swimming success, with artist Wyland (he doesn't use his first name, Robert) himself in attendance last night, cutting the ribbon, plugging h ... More >>
RED BULL THRE3STYLE 10.09.10 | Beta, Denver, CO Red Bull has been steadily establishing a reputation for championing the artistic expressions of up and coming artists, and this evening was no different. At Beta this past Saturday night, the Red Bull Thre3Style brought ten DJs from across t ... More >>
Julox, a southern native who relocated to Aurora in 1991 is a busy man. With more than twenty projects already under his belt and eight more on the way, including a joint project with UGK records, this dedicated rapper is proving that he truly is trill. Although he draws inspiration from sp ... More >>
Saturday, July 31, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Ty Lawson's probably not planning a move to Salt Lake City anytime soon.The old warning to pro athletes about not providing bulletin-board material predates the online version of bulletin boards -- which may explain why, last night, Ty Lawson posted a link to an audio snippet on his Twitter f ... More >>
Update: Just received word that U2 will be bringing its 360° tour to Denver on Saturday, June 12, at Invesco Field. Oh happy day! No word yet on when tickets will go on sale, but they Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 6, and will reportedly range from $55 to $250 online at the Invesco Field bo ... More >>
After six weeks off the road spent working on new music and revamping its live show, Meese is back on tour. The outfit is kicking off its upcoming series of shows tonight with a gig at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, followed by nearly two dozen dates across the country -- includi ... More >>
Sounds like everything's turning up roses these days for el broski with the froski. For those in the cheap seats, we're referring to Mr. Rob Drabkin, the proud owner of Denver's most distinctive do. The singer-songwriter was just tapped to open seventeen dates on Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam's ... More >>
Update: Thanks to our friends at Suburban Home Records, we've got our hands on a track for Chad Price's forthcoming record, which we've posted after the jump for your downloading pleasure.Hot on the heels of Vistor's Band, Jon Snodgrass's excellent solo record, Chad Price, the other half of the a ... More >>
How can a gringa deal with her friends' racism?
"Mexican Trucks Stampede to U.S.!" Web sites and radio shows are full of talk today about the Mexican truckers who will soon -- perhaps even today -- cross the border into Texas in a Bush-sanctioned trade deal. This talk describes the Mexican truck deal as the camel's nose under the tent for terrori ... More >>
The Denver dailies change the way they handle obituaries -- for better and for worse.
Cool River sells Denver diners down the river.
HorseChart Theatre Company scores again.
What are these punk kids doing, turning Denver into a hot art town?