Growing up in an East Texas trailer park gave Michael Mayes an edge on the other singers trying out for the role of Joseph De Rocher, the convicted murderer and rapist in Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie's opera Dead Man Walking. It's a part Mayes knows well; he grew up with guys like De Rocher, in ... More >>
Martin Campos Comida Cantina 3350 Brighton Boulevard 303-296-2747 eatcomida.com This is part two of my interview with Martin Campos, exec chef of Comida at the Source; part one of our interview ran yesterday. Your three favorite Denver restaurants other than your own: Bourbon Grill, because, wel ... More >>
If Boulder was a person rather than a place, he or she would be getting a swelled head about now. Livability.com has just put together its list of the most livable U.S. cities, and Boulder is near the top. What a shock! How close? Count down the top ten below, complete with photos, plus text and ... More >>
ZZ WARD @ GOTHIC THEATRE | WEDS, 5/29/13 While riding the bus to school as a child, Zsuzsanna Ward spent her time in headphones, thinking about just how much she wanted to become a singer. As an adult better known as ZZ Ward, she reached the crux of that dream long ago and is now well on her way to ... More >>
We've highlighted a lot of quality flicks in our countdowns of the top ten movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable movies set in Colorado but not filmed here. Today, however, we're focusing on cheese -- the most awesomely awful- and/or amazing-looking films featured on this list of movies set i ... More >>
Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious." What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finis ... More >>
Il Cattivo formed when veterans of the punk and metal scenes in Denver came together to form a band that wasn't trying to fit distinctly in an already established rock subgenre. The five piece band sounded like it had been influenced by post-punk crossover bands like the Cult but also the metallic, ... More >>
What's the best thing you've heard recently? Me? Ending People. Hands down. Best thing I've heard in a while. In fact, I'm harboring a pretty unhealthy obsession with this band right now. The new record, Fill Your Lungs, is painfully-short, just six songs long, and I've been listening to it on endle ... More >>
On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>
Yesterday, Denver made number fifteen on The Advocate's list of the Gayest Cities in America. But we need only to tell you (spoiler alert!) that Salt Lake City is ranked number one in order to convince you that our own status means nothing. Before you roll down the windows in your Prius, blast Lady ... More >>
Founded in Salem, Oregon in 2005, Typhoon (due tonight at the hi-dive with Lord Huron and Sour Boy Bitter Girl) started out as a recording project but quickly evolved into a sprawling live project with over ten members. Two years into its time together, the act essentially went on hiatus before be ... More >>
Seattle has a beer week. So do Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. San Francisco's and Philadelphia's are famous world wide. Hell, even Eugene, Oregon; Louisville, Kentucky; and the entire state of Alabama have beer weeks. Denver has the Great American Beer Festival and the surrounding Denver ... More >>
Colorado makes some of the best beers in the world, but when the Great American Beer Festival is in town, it's your chance to try something from another state, especially the ones that are talked about by beer aficionados across the country. We're lucky in that some of these breweries - like ... More >>
There is nothing like the Great American Beer Festival anywhere on earth. Featuring 2,000 beers from more than 450 breweries, it is the largest craft beer fest in the world, and a trip to Denver is on the life lists of every beer lover in the United States. But it can also be a bit of a frat ... More >>
Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contestYes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>
Breathe easy, Team Coco: Conan O'Brien's "Suck on This, NBC!" tour will stop in Denver/Boulder. Conan will do two shows in May: Sunday, May 9 at Boulder's Macky Auditorium and Monday, May 10 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, both at 8p.m. From the press release:
Saturday, November 28, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
It's true. Mark your calendars: We just received word that the Pixies, one of the world's greatest bands, will return to Denver to perform Doolittle, its classic 1989 platter, in its entirety on Thursday, November 16 at the Fillmore. Although Black Francis (aka Frank Black, aka Charles Thompson) ... More >>
"I've got junkies sleeping outside my door," Ben Parsons says, warning me to lock my car when I visit the Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery. "There are needles around here all the time." Hmmm...sounds like a perfect place to make wine, I think. But as it turns out, it is. Because Parsons not only likes ... More >>
It's been said that the mark of a truly great band is the ability to deliver the same caliber performance in front of virtually nobody as you would for a crowd of thousands. Gared O'Donnell from Planes Mistaken for Stars didn't just subscribe to this notion, he lived it. Emily Francis, who managed P ... More >>
Friday, April 25, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Bike messengers ride fast and they ride alone, which is why an effort to organize them has hit the skids.
What do you get when you cross JonBenét with Ward Churchill?
Denver lies dead center in the right-to-die debate.
The Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers fight for their right to, well, rock.
The Goosetown revives a piece of the past.
Sometimes you need to bare more than your soul to make it.
From the week of January 15, 2004
Cheesman neighbors worry that their park is going to the dogs.
A traveling survey of provocative art fills the stately Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Modest Mouse, the band that would be indie rock's king, navigates a major-label existence.
Los Mex Pistols del Norte will put the spaghetti back in your Western.
On his own, Mike Johnson sounds nothing like his main band, Dinosaur Jr.
HE'S LEFT A TRAIL OF ANGRY CREDITORS AND ONCE SUED THE STATE AFTER FALLING OFF A BRIDGE. DAVID SHORTRIDGE SAYS HE'S A NATURAL CANDIDATE FOR THE RTD BOARD.