The book of poetry penned by Uche Ogbuji that won a 2014 Colorado Book Award is titled Ndewo, Colorado. That name should give you some idea of the gorgeous contradictions between its covers, poetry that pays homage equally to landscape and scientific concepts, penned by a computer engineer and immig ... More >>
Tomorrow, two top-flight European football clubs -- AS Roma (Serie A, Italy) and Manchester United (Premiere League, England) -- square off at Mile High Stadium in the 2014 International Champions Cup. How would the hometown Colorado Rapids stack up against either of these touring powerhouses? Sala ... More >>
Wafflich, the neighborhood breakfast-and-lunch joint at 4166 Tennyson Street that chef Benny Kaplan opened after closing Shazz two years ago, had some problems from the start -- chief among them the fact that it didn't serve waffles. Now the tiny spot on Tennyson Street has been turned over to the P ... More >>
A few years after being formed by Rozz Williams in 1979, Christian Death released Only Theater of Pain, an album that's considered to be a classic of both death rock and post-punk. With its dark lyrics and themes, the group embodies the aesthetic and sound of gothic rock better than most other bands ... More >>
Born Stuart Goddard in London, Adam Ant was the bass player for a band called Bazooka Joe, an outfit that opened for the Sex Pistols for its first live gig. In 1977, he formed Adam and the Ants, and while early on the group was coming out of punk, after Malcolm McLaren recruited the players to form ... More >>
Rod Dupen Waffle Brothers 393 Corona Street; 303-733-1212 1707 Lafayette Street; 720-708-5150 1326 College Avenue, Boulder; 303-593-0510 wafflebrothers.com This is part one of my interview with Ron Dupen, exec chef of Waffle Brothers; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. When you swish through ... More >>
It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... More >>
Tuesday, February 5, 1STBANK Center, 866-461-6556.
Laura Norman is one of the more talented actors around, subtle and intelligent, capable of deep emotion but never sentimental or hackneyed. She can rescue a mediocre play and add a very specific kind of shine to an excellent one. In 2005, she received a Best of Denver award for her portrayal of Ha ... More >>
When he came storming onto the scene, Jimi Hendrix made weepy children out of the world's best guitar players, bringing a primal sexuality and grace to his playing that only a true master of the craft could muster. Guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Pete Townsend had spent nearly the whole ... More >>
For Colorado's annual celebration in honor of smoking the ganja -- known otherwise as the twentieth of April to non-imbibers -- Rusko (aka Christopher Mercer), the reknown dubstep producer hailing from the England, is bringing his production to 1STBANK Center, along with DJ Shadow, Paper Diamond and ... More >>
RUSKO @ SNOWBALL | 3/2/12Rusko is a dubstep king. This guy touches a beat and it instantly is a smash-hit. Last night in the snowscape that is the main stage of Snowball Music Festival, Rusko dropped bass heavy enough to allow Ski Patrol to save avalanche ammunition. If you were anywhere near the va ... More >>
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has announced its upcoming North American tour dates. The act is returning to the scene of the crime, as it were, on Sunday, March 11, to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, which as you might remember, was the first place the act played in Colorado last fall. The Fox appe ... More >>
The first-ever Roller Derby World Cup gets underway today in Toronto at 5 p.m. EST (that's 3 p.m. here in Denver), kicking off with a Canada vs. France bout. The entire tournament is being webcast live at www.DerbyNewsNetwork.com, and DNN is calling Team USA the "prohibitive favorite," thanks in no ... More >>
Image viaDavid Sedaris is a tiny man with a huge life. Truly, the man is pretty darn small, and though his voice sounds like that of a timid librarian, it packs a biting combination of charm and painful humor that's strong enough to ring through even the spaciousness of the Paramount. Last ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part one of my interview with Simon Purvis, executive chef of EDGE at the Four Seasons. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Simon Purvis EDGE at the Four Seasons 1111 14th Street 303-389-3000 www.fourseasons.com/denver/dining Simon Purvis is siz ... More >>
Wednesday, September 21, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Timothy NorrisPeter HookWith his ground-breaking band Joy Division, Peter Hook (due this Monday, September 19, at the Bluebird Theater) perhaps accidentally created a style of playing bass that made the instrument not just a part of the rhythm section but also a carrier of the melody.
Mr. Breathes.If medical marijuana reviewer William Breathes looks tired lately, it's not because he's been critiquing too much weed. Since being featured on Rupert Murdoch's iPad-friendly The Daily and National Public Radio, he's been absolutely inundated with interview requests, many from in ... More >>
Alex Cox, who wrote and directed cult favorites like Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, is joining CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall and will teach screenwriting and film production, as the Daily Camera reported. Cox, who grew up England, studied film at UCLA, then lived in Mexico and Spain ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting the first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit. Bad Brains is coming to the Summit Music Hall in August and Blues Traveler is coming back to Red Rocks for its annual Fo ... More >>
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 >>
Lori MidsonJorel Pierce Euclid Hall 1317 14th Street 303-595-4255 www.euclidhall.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jorel Pierce, executive chef of Euclid Hall. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. "You can't write that! I'm not a pussy!" Jorel Pier ... More >>
Recognize this fella? Do you know from which country the U.S. of A. declared its independence in 1776? If so, consider yourself among the 74 percent of Americans who do. If not, consider yourself dumber than a first grader, which is when everyone learns about George Washington and how he comm ... More >>
The Parlotones is not a household name in North America, but it is one of the best known bands out of South Africa. With hit singles in its native country, the Parlotones started to make waves outside South Africa with its second album, 2005's Radiocontrolledrobot. Hailing from Johanesburg, ... More >>
British singer-songwriter Adele Adkins, who's in town for a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater tonight, is having a moment. She's been nominated for four Grammy awards, including Song of the Year and Best New Artist, in conjunction with 19, an album named for her age upon the time of its release. ... More >>
A footnote in many other tales, Joseph Priestly finally gets his own book.
In the following Q&A, conducted for a February 7 Westword profile, Gallows guitarist Laurent Barnard gets visceral in his descriptions of the U.K. punk act’s life and times. Barnard, who joins Frank Carter, Steph Carter, Stuart Gili-Ross and Lee Barratt in the band, kicks off with a preview of an ... More >>
Enjoy hors d'oeuvre and horny talk.
Violate a Sundae (Cold Sweat)
DiDi dishes up a little bit of everything -- and something for everyone.