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    November 19, 2014

    See I Am a Knife with Legs, Party with Reel Social Club Friday

    No film festival is complete without a few sweet parties, and the Starz Denver Film Festival is no exception. If you're only going to hit up one of those parties, make sure it's the one with classic arcade games, DJs and an open bar, all in honor of an award for what has to be one of the strangest f ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Bartender James Estes shakes up one of the "25 Cocktails to Drink Before You Die"

    Combining work and play is a good gig -- if you can get it. Surprise guest bartenders James Estes and Jesse Estes, who are cousins, did just that Wednesday night at Williams & Graham. While visiting family in Colorado, the London- and Dubai-based bartenders slipped into work mode to deftly mix up s ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Warped Tour 2014: The five most interesting bands on the lineup

    This summer's Vans Warped Tour will boast some impressive and eclectic artists to draw fans of punk, hip-hop and hardcore right alongside the inevitable Hot Topic zombies. The venerable festival, hasn't always evolved smoothly, but this year's Denver lineup -- the last stop on the tour -- is particu ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Get a sneak peek of Prime Element's new EP

    While the individual members have released new music in various configurations in the past few years, it's been a while since we've heard new music from Prime Element. The last release from the act, formerly known as Three the Hard Way, came a few years back when Kamikaze Airlines picked up the grou ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Air Dubai at Ogden Theatre, 12/15/12

    AIR DUBAI @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/15/12 Within minutes of Air Dubai taking the stage at the Ogden this past Saturday, it became apparent that this Colorado band is beloved by its familiar fans. Maybe it was because some of them used to live down the street, or maybe it was excitement at news that the ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Air Dubai signs with Hopeless Records

    For the past few weeks or so, Air Dubai has been teasing a big announcement. We had a pretty good idea what it was (for as big as it is, Denver's still a pretty small town when it comes to some things, especially juicy gossip), and last night at KTCL's Not So Silent Night at 1STBANK Center finally s ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Watch: Air Dubai in the studio recording "Love In Retrograde" with a string quartet

    Okay, can we all just agree here that everything sounds better with an orchestra? And we mean everything. Pretty sure you'd get no argument from those who caught Trey Anastasio at Boettcher recently, or those who saw Death Cab for Cutie at Ellie Caulkins last week. Air Dubai, who already sounded pre ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Review: Rise Against at 1STBANK, 12/6/11

    Aaron ThackerayTim McIlrath of Rise Against last night at 1STBANK Center at KTCL's Not So Silent Night with Flobots, Air Dubai and Calibrate MeRISE AGAINST at 1STBANK CENTER | 12/6/11 No matter what genre you ascribe to the band -- punk, hardcore, plain vanilla rock from people who wear solid blac ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Air Dubai's "Warm Days" on Jersey Shore a precursor to another argument between Ronnie and Sammi

    Here we go again.​File this one under any press is good press. So if your band is the background music to yet another excruciatingly long fight between characters (yes, they're characters) Ronnie and Sammi from Jersey Shore, you should be thankful.

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    September 9, 2011

    Announcement! We have a winner of our VIP Dish contest

    ​Dish (formerly Menu Affair), Westword's annual culinary bash that extols the city's best bites, wine sips, suds and sounds, kicks off tonight at Ninth Avenue Historic Park with food from thirty restaurants and food trucks all invited to participate by Cafe Society scribes, along with such li ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    September 6, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Kickin' pork green chile from Sam's No. 3

    Patrick Armatas Sam's No. 3 What dish are you serving at Dish? We're serving our kickin' pork green chile, as well as our veggie green chile; the pork green chile is easily the most popular item we serve at the restaurants. Customers like it so much, in fact, that they even bu ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Interstate kitchen Bar's griddled cheese and hot tamale

    Lori Midson​ Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen Bar What are you serving at Dish? Tomato soup with griddled cheese and...

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    June 22, 2011

    Cars 2 and other sequels that tried (and failed) to freshen up by going abroad

    ​What's the best way to perk up a tired movie franchise? Most of the time, there is no way. But movie producers still continue to try by taking the old characters overseas and hoping the new locale will reheat the leftovers. Case in point: Cars 2. The film comes out this Friday and promises to ... More >>

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    June 18, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase schedule updates

    All right Showcase is finally here. You excited? We are. If you're on your way or just getting here, there's a couple of programming changes we wanted to make you aware of that are different from the printed pocket guides and the downloadable PDFs. Most notably, over at City Hall, Bop Skizzum and Ai ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Reader: "Well, that was easy! I've got these tickets in the bag fa sho."

    ​Yesterday, we wrangled up totally adorable photos (look at those fat cheeks! eeek!) of an assortment of musicians performing at Saturday's Westword Music Showcase. We've got three pairs of tickets that we're giving away to anyone who can correctly match the photos to the musicians -- at leas ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Download Air Dubai's RemixTape for free

    ​Still reveling in the genre-bending goodness of Air Dubai's 2010 release, Wonder Age? Well, the septet has decided to give you a little more where that came from -- this time in the form of an excellent ten-song remix effort, the aptly titled RemixTape , available now for free download from t ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Help feed Illegal Pete's Starving Artist on their way to South By Southwest this week

    ​We're big fans of Illegal Pete's Starving Artist series. It's a great service for hungry bands in town or on tour, and it happens to be one of the more innovative marketing ideas we've seen in a while. That said, it's not always easy to dig up the ambition to head downtown to catch the series ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Snowball Festival's organizers on how it came together and what inspired it

    ​This weekend's Snowball Festival in the Vail Valley has already surpassed expectations. Barely in its first year, and the festival has put together an impressive lineup that includes acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, the Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives and D ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Air Dubai, T.I., Ebbets Field comp top local sellers in the Mile High City this week

    ​Air Dubai's Wonder Age knocked Elephant Revival's Break in the Clouds out of the top slot at Albums on the Hill, while both T.I. and the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp moved back into the top slots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending January 16. See the full breakd ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    KTCL Hometown for the Holidays finalists

    ​KTCL has announced the finalists for its annual Hometown for the Holidays promotion, in which they pick songs from ten (eleven this year) local bands to add to regular rotation, leading up to a concert -- taking place this year at Casselman's next Saturday night -- featuring the top three fin ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Aloe Blacc at City Hall, 11/11/10

    Britt ChesterAloe Blacc ALOE BLACC AND THE GRAND SCHEME With Air Dubai • Maya Jupiter • Foodchain 11.10.10 | City Hall Amphitheater I'd been seeing posters all over town advertising Aloe Blacc and The Grande Scheme playing at City Hall with Air Dubai and FoodChain. What those posters failed to ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    The Cool Kids at Bar Standard, 10/30/10

    ​ The Cool Kids With Air Dubai • DJ Wushu • Shor-T • CobraConda 10.30.10 | Bar Standard On Saturday night, Bar Standard hosted a parade of ghouls, Gagas, rockstars, and Cool Kids -- er, make that The Cool Kids. The doors opened at Bar Standard just as the line was stretching down to th ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Air Dubai, the Heyday, Bad Religion, Superchunk, Waka Flocka Flame top sellers

    ​On the heels of their dual CD release party a few weeks ago at the Gothic, Air Dubai and the Heyday claimed the top spots at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 10. Up at Album's On the Hill, meanwhile, Bad Religion topped the charts with its latest Dissent of Man, Superchunk's latest e ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 30, 2010

    Air Dubai, Lil Wayne and DJ Krush fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    An exclusive advance listen to Till We See the Sun by the Heyday

    As you've no doubt heard by now, Air Dubai and the Heyday are releasing their brand new records this weekend at the Gothic Theatre in the form of a dual CD release party with Bop Skizzum and Places. Yesterday, we presented you with an exclusive advance listen of Wonder Age, Air Dubai's new album. ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    An exclusive advance listen to Wonder Age, by Air Dubai

    ​This Friday, October 1, at the Gothic Theatre, Air Dubai is releasing Wonder Age, its brand-new album, in the company of the Heyday, which is also dropping its latest platter that evening, Bop Skizzum and Places. We've had the pleasure of listening to Wonder Age for the past month or so, and ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Of Montreal, Kayne West and Air Dubai fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Epilogues premiere "Hunting Season" video tommorow night at Summit Music Hall

    So the Epilogues have finished work on its new "Hunting Season" video, which was filmed on location this past spring in the woods at the site of the infamous Hayman forest fire of 2002. To celebrate the premiere of the Dillon Novak directed video, the outfit has put together one hell of a bill at ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Win tickets to this weekend's Green Route Festival feature the Rouge, Air Dubai and more

    ​The Green Route Festival, taking place tomorrow from 2-11 p.m. at 26th & Walnut, has a pretty stellar local lineup. In case you haven't seen it, the bill includes the Rouge, Air Dubai, the Still City, the Photo Atlas, Soulaju with DJ Cysko Rokwell, Cavem Moetivation and Jonny 5 of Flobots. Th ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010
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    August 5, 2010
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    August 5, 2010

    Conde Nast Restaurants open for business

    Flickr​So what do you do when you're a big magazine publisher that's strapped for cash? Close a couple of magazines? Build new mobile apps? How about open a restaurant?

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    July 25, 2010

    UMS Night Three Travelogue: The Heyday, Hideous Men at Indy Ink and more

    A.H. GoldsteinThe Heyday​ UMS Travelogue, Night Thee 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway It's said that love and hate are two sides of the same coin. I can't say if that's true in all cases, but it certainly sums up my feelings about music festivals. All the things I love about them are ... More >>

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    July 25, 2010

    UMS Night Three Travelogue: Air Dubai at Import Warehouse, Machine Gun Blues at 3 Kings and more

    UMS Travelogue, Night Thee 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway There's been no shortage of buzz surrounding Air Dubai: Though it has yet to hit the national stage, round these parts we've already as good as coronated the band successor to Flobots. Though the acoustics were terrible in the Im ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Lactating camels of Arabia heading to the U.S. and Canada

    ​ The Arabian deserts have brought us riches like oil -- and, well, that's about it. But all that will change when Dubai starts exporting one of its most valued treasures: camel milk. Camels are renowned for their nasty tempers and foul breath. Plus, they have a habit of spitting, just like ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    2010 Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap up

    Kate LevyCheck out the slideshow for more pics from last night.​ Whoo boy! What a time we had last night. Every year, I'm always so energized after hosting the awards ceremony -- not to mention hungover (more on that in a minute). As I mentioned last night (numerous times, apparently), I'm re ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Hot Congress and Long Spoon rock your block off

    ​ There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. Trouble is, you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing riches when it comes to music, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are worth checking out? Glad you asked. After the jump, we' ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Air Dubai looks great in grayscale

    Click to enlarge​This week's flier proves that a great flier can be fashioned from very few elements. Just have a look at this Air Dubai flier. What do we have? a stark, stenciled image. Some type. A textured background. That's it. And it totally works. It all starts with the wise, if unusu ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Moving Pictures: Flobots at the Ogden Theatre

    Flobots • The Pirate Signal • Air Dubai03.12.10 | Ogden Theatre We regret to inform you that Friday night's revolution was not televised. It is, however, available for streaming this morning on Vimeo. The production stars Flobots, of course, in their first local performance in more than a yea ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    Tip sheet: Meet (the new and improved) Air Dubai

    ​Wowzers! Air Dubai, which began life as a hip-hop duo, has made an absolutely stunning transformation. To our ears, the act already showed tons of potential right out of the gate with the release of its debut long player, last year's The Early October. But from the sounds of the outfit's latest t ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    What is the Twin Geminorum Complex?

    ​Those who carry the Gemini sign celebrate their birthdays between May 21 and June 21, and apparently there's a lot of them who rap in Denver: Mane Rok, InkLine, and Ichiban are coming together with a bunch of other Gemini rappers to form the Twin Geminorum Complex. The project, tentatively titled ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: The Pirate Signal at the Marquis Theater

    Photo by Chad FahnestockDJ Beretta, D. Allie, Dante, Air Dubai, Mane Rok and the Pirate SignalMarch 13, 2009Marquis TheaterBetter Than: Puking up green beer outside Scruffy Murphy'sEntering the Marquis Theater on Larimer Street on Saturday night was like stepping into a warm, dry bungalow after bein ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Air Dubai

    The Early October

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    February 3, 2009

    Who wants to go in with me on a tricked-out Hummer? Anyone?

    I was driving on Speer Boulevard near 12th Avenue when I spotted this tricked-out 2005 H2 Hummer with a very unadorned "FOR SALE" sign taped to the back. I just had to get a photo. Talk about a sign of the times. It reads: "Factory build-off truck. 1 of 2 ever produced. Has been in numerous magazin ... More >>

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