With summer still hanging in there, this is a good weekend to get out and enjoy the warm weather without breaking the bank. We've rounded up ten activities in the Mile High City -- everything from a beach-themed roller-derby party to watching marathon runners dive into pools pull of sudsy fun -- tha ... More >>
As quickly as the floodwaters rose, Colorado is organizing benefits to help those affected, and bars and breweries are no exception -- especially those in Longmont, Lyons and Boulder where some of the flooding hit the hardest. One of those benefits is Longmont's Oktoberfest, organized by Left Hand B ... More >>
It's harvest season, and pumpkins and peaches aren't the only things making their way into beers. Breweries are putting together and releasing their annual fresh hop -- or wet hop -- beers using hops from both Colorado and Washington. The point of these beers is to capture the flavor of the hops wit ... More >>
Two well-known out-of-state brewers are invading Colorado this month. Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, a sixteen-year-old brewery from San Francisco started pouring at a few bars around town this week and should follow up with bottles of some of its flagship beers, like Big Daddy IPA and Prohibition Ale, ... More >>
Quixote's True Blue, which hosted the last show at its downtown location at 21st and Lawrence this past week, is preparing for its grand opening next week in the former Bender's Tavern space at 314 East 13th Avenue. Keep reading for the full lineup of Quixote's grand reopening, which is slated for T ... More >>
Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new al ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsThe MotetThe Motet, noon on the Wolf Stage Two years of experience can make a difference. The organizers of the Mile High Music Festival seem to have learned from the mistakes of years' past for the 2010 version of the mega fest. Arriving at the massive soccer complex at ... More >>
UPDATE: Looks like the hiatus is over. We just received word that the String Cheese Incident will be playing three dates at Red Rocks this summer on July 23, 24 and 25. In honor of today's announcement, we're reposting this archived interview with Hollingsworth from this past December. Enjoy. ... More >>
Boulder-based jazz/afrobeat/electronic (and it's no coincidence that those initials almost spell "jam") outfit the Motet are releasing their new album Dig Deep for free. The impetus behind this altruistic act is simple, according to drummer/bandleader Dave Watts: no one is buying records anymore, so ... More >>
The Motet plays to a Talking Heads fan base.
Saturday, June 16
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Wayne Quigley may not play an instrument, but he still puts on one hell of a show.
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One of Denver's most notorious artworks goes on the block -- or does it?
The Theory of Everything
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Officers O'Bannon and Duncan have racked up an amazing number of Capitol Hill drug busts. And citizen complaints.