Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
THE DANDY WARHOLS @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 6/11/12 When Peter Holmström put on his orange Telecaster and Zia McCabe strapped on a bass guitar rather than helming the Moog she plays most of the time otherwise, you knew what song was coming: "Bohemian Like You," of course, is the band's biggest hit to dat ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are de rigueur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors ... More >>
Since David Bowie made his first mark on the world -- and beyond -- with 1969's "Space Oddity," decoding his music has been a prime pastime for his fans. It's also been a cottage industry for music journalists, most of whom have been content to simply rearrange the pieces in the Bowie puzzle. In ess ... More >>
School Knights (due tonight at the hi-dive with Force Publique and Mombi) started two years ago in the wake of the dissolution of experimental guitar pop band Weed Diamond. Michael Stein started the project in the waning days of that group as a two piece with Zack Roif. Though the duo's initial soun ... More >>
Adam Lerner, billed as "Director and Chief Animator, Department of Fabrications" on his business cards, and his creative crew at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver rate a rave in the New York Times this week. The March 1 piece titled "Puppies, Paintings and Philosophers" focuses on the Mixed Tast ... More >>
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, as Friedrich Nietzsche observed. And for Ryan Ashley Knowles, that adage rings painfully true: He lost his mother to domestic violence when he was fourteen. But while his upbringing was filled with grief and tragedy, he is determined to carve out a career th ... More >>
David Bowie's Hunky Dory was originally released on December 17, 1971No matter how hard he tried, David Bowie just couldn't fit into the '60s. From having to abandon his birth-name (Davy Jones) to the pop-darling Monkees singer, to staring in Ice Cream commercials in order to finance his tank ... More >>
Brooklyn's Liturgy (due Tuesday, July 12, at the hi-dive with Collapse and Barnacle) started as the solo project of singer/guitarist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, who started writing the music with a drum machine on which he created the "burst beat" -- a way of taking the blast beat of much grindcore, death ... More >>
If you're vegetarian in Denver, then you most likely already know about City, O' City and its sister restaurant, WaterCourse Foods. There's a reason that both of these restaurants are so popular: The wine and beer options are fabulous, the food is delicious, and both offer plenty of options f ... More >>
Friday, July 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Capsule reviews of current shows
Within the limits of the tubular milieu, the only thing more entertaining than simply watching TV is making fun of it. This is the tried-and-true tack taken by the local comedy sketch group Nietzsche's Moustache in its new spoof 60 Minutes: the Musical!, which opens today at the Avenue Theater for ... More >>
The Museum of Nature & Science handles natural disasters.
The late Timber Dick's children are carrying on a brilliant family legacy that includes Nancy Dick and Tom Lantos.
Meet Radioheads Missouri-bred labelmates, who are apparently quite popular in Germany.
The latest nightlife news.
As noted in this recent More Messages blog, I've received plenty of tips about great websites devoted to newspaper cartoons since the publication of a column about the general unfunniness of today's funnies. Another one worthy of a visit is a feature Westword contributor Cory Casciato mentioned in a ... More >>
"What's Wrong With America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies.
Be there or be square!
Two decades on, Little Fyodor is still strange, witty and real.
An obsessive teen romance fuels My Summer of Love.
When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed.
Eddie Griffin shows the world how he wrings laughs from his DysFunKtional kin.
From the week of December 6, 2001
From the week of July 12, 2001
With 404 Not Found, Todd Bradley creates computer music that's simply eclectrifying.
Punk-rock guitarist turned Nation of Islam minister Jamal Muhammad is still angry--and not just in black and white.
Henry Rollins takes on all comers.
THE LEADER OF MARILYN MANSON WANTS TO BECOME EVERY PARENT'S NIGHTMARE.
SMASHING PUMPKINS' LEAST FAVORITE BAND LEARNS TO DEAL WITH FAME.