Elaine Acosta

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Hot IQs final show at Larimer Lounge

    ​Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader: Hot IQs final show, tonight at the Bluebird

    As previously reported, tonight's the night when Hot IQs retire their jerseys after an estimable six year run. A distinguished, iconic band that earmarked an era, the outfit is immortalized in the pantheon of local music alongside other dearly departed, homegrown legends such as the Fluid, the Czars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Think again

    One of the worst things you can do, in any part of your life, is get set in your ways and lose the willingness to revise your opinions, perspectives and beliefs. Dogmatism always stands in the way of growth and learning. As for me, I love being proven wrong.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Bandicoots: An Excerpt from Elaine's Book

    In the spirit of collaboration - and to further prove the IQs in the band - this week, I've opted to devote this space to my drummer Elaine Acosta. The following is a chapter from her forthcoming book, Holy Sweet Goddamn: The Memoirs of An Aspiring Rock Star and Psychiatric Nurse/Patient. It's brill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    That's Hot

    Sterling Andrews Props to Hot IQs for being featured on's home page. The link, which has now moved below the fold after being front-and-center earlier this afternoon, features a photo of the band along with a short blurb urging visitors to download "Duck and Cover," from the act's lates ... More >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Hot IQs

    Dangling Modifier
    Yaw Action Records

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    The Beatdown

    South by So What? Not this year, thanks to Vaux and other Denver bands.

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    Nerd Up

    When it comes to brainy pop, Hot IQs are real geniuses.

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Westword Music Showcase 2004

    Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Hit Pick

    The Royal We