April showers bring May flowers, but we geeks don't have to wait a whole month to reap the benefits of this one. This month is loaded with great times for geeks of every stripe, from pinball wizards to devotees of '80s cinema, and numerous points between. Dig in to this list of Denver's finest geek ... More >>
New York designer Geoffrey Mac was the official headliner at Fashion Feast last Thursday night at the Exdo Event Center, along with local wonders Melissa May, Tess Vigil and Rachel Marie Hurst. But no one could upstage the antics of emcee Sharon Needles, of RuPaul's Drag Race fame. Westword contribu ... More >>
TOKIMONSTA at LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/19/13 Let's face it: Really progressive urban shows are rare here in Denver. Given that, consider for a moment the genre-destroying line up of Tokimonsta, Gavin Turek, MNDR and Jesse Boykins III that took the stage last night at Larimer Lounge. Tokimonsta is this yea ... More >>
Last weekend was jam-packed with events all around Denver. The inaugural Denver Comic Con, PrideFest, Juneteenth and Father's Day, to name just a few, brought very diverse crowds out around the city. And that meant that very different fashion styles were seen on the street -- everything from the rai ... More >>
Down to your last ten dollars? Don't worry, there are plenty of things you can do this weekend that cost a Hamilton or less. Gawk at a performance artist living in a box, usher in summer at a dance party, or pretend you're in Paris at a Francophile craft party. You might even have some money left ov ... More >>
I am the product of weird parents. Okay, "weird" probably isn't the best word, considering it can describe everything from hairstyles to movies to that guy on the bus who always smells like day-old Whopper Jr.'s and mothballs. But my parents were definitely weirdos. My dad made Tang and Spam on Su ... More >>
Those looking for a little rowdy cinema to warm up those dreary final months of the season should look no further than Growler Distro's Mid-Winter Punk Film Festival, which features only the most hard-core selection of underground punk-rock movies of the '70s and '80s through today. The series is a ... More >>
It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! Are you excited? We are. Gosh, we are. We've been breathlessly awaiting this day for what seems like forever. But then, we're nerds like that. You know what today is, right? Why, it's the day that the new Muppets movie hits theaters, ... More >>
Unless you've had your head parked squarely up your hiney for the last month or so, you've heard that May 21 is Judgement Day (aka The Rapture) -- that's this Saturday, people! It's really far too late to stockpile six months of food or build that cozy bomb shelter you and your besties have b ... More >>
The no-wave movement of film-making, which used ultra-low budgets and a punk sensibility to produce films heavily steeped in mood but with generally incoherent story-lines, had a big impact: Besides being heavily influential for directors like Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch, it pretty much sing ... More >>
Isaiah "Ikey" Owens is better know these days as the keyboardist of the Mars Volta. His versatile and creative musicianship, though, was honed in the '90s when he played with Sublime and later Long Beach Dub Allstars. Ikey first played with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala in the ... More >>
All right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>
Steve GullickForming in London in 2003, the Duke Spirit has evolved a sound that brings together elements of garage rock, soul, the blues and swirly, noisy atmospheric rock. Rather than sounding like's trying to do too many things at once, act's music sounds rich with textures and emotional landscap ... More >>
Mercury Rev amd the Duke Spirit Sunday, December 14, 2008 Fox Theatre, Boulder Better Than: The last unbelievably great Mercury Rev show at The Fox. It probably would have been wiser to stay home on a night like this and not risk the icy streets and highways between Denver and Boulder just to see a ... More >>
Sunday, June 10, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Sights and sounds of the Westword Music Showcase
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
Any Dick or Harry can get funky with the Tom Tom Club's first recording in eight years.
Two new releases -- and a certain music awards showcase -- prove Denver's no one-note town.
David Byrne is mad as hell at his former bandmates--and he's not going to take it anymore.
The Heads' Jerry Harrison on the controversial decision to carry on without David Byrne.