All of us with Facebook pages have grappled with the dilemma of what to do about the so-called "friend" who posts crap way too often. But before you choose to unfriend someone, think twice -- because cutting the cord online can, and often does, end friendships in the real world, too.
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Xiu Xiu got its start in 2002 when Jamie Stewart and his friend and longtime musical collaborator Cory McCulloch started writing songs in a more experimental vein, making extensive use of non-Western percussion and tones. The group's debut album, 2002's Knife Play, anticipated more widespread use of ... More >>
For much of my childhood, I led a double life. Okay, that's a super-dramatic way of saying that from age seven to age seventeen, I went between two households: one in Brighton and one in Denver. This wasn't because my parents were divorced (not yet), but because my best friend, who'd lived next door ... More >>
Real Estate (due tonight at the Gothic Theatre) was formed by some friends who grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. They were guys who graduated from college in the early '90s just in time for a severe economic downturn, when it became obvious that the prospects as a new college graduate were bleak. So ... More >>
• Q&A with Nick Zammuto
• Q&A with Morton Subtonick
• CMKY brings electronic arts and music to Boulder for a fourth year
Lustmord (due Saturday, April 28, at the ATLAS Institute during the Communikey Festival) is the long-running project of Brian Williams. In the late '70s and early ... More >>
When filmmaker Larry Wessel started working on ICONOCLAST, he didn't know it was going to turn into a six-year filming project. But then again, his subject, Boyd Rice, has been a wild and curious abstraction of a performer, whose work in music with the NON was a forerunner in noise and indust ... More >>
Do not call Lil' Miss Firefly a "little person."It's more than simple hometown loyalty that keeps Lil' Miss Firefly coming back to the Immundo burlesque show in Denver. During the past nine years, the Colorado native has built an international reputation with her act, a routine she's performe ... More >>
Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz, released last week on Asthmatic Kitty, and Belle & Sebastian's latest release on Matador, Write About Love, took the top two spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout for the week ending October 17.
Lil Wayne's new album, meanwhile, I Am Not a Human Being ... More >>
Performing for the last several years under the moniker Otem Rellik, Toby Hendricks has certainly paid his dues. Living in Fort Collins, he's developed his craft largely through experimenting at open mikes and performing at shows with indie rock bands. Although his own vocal delivery is hea ... More >>
Yesterday, I learned something so jaw-droppingly odd that I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Turns out there's only one degree of separation between me and James Gandolfini, of The Sopranos fame.
How? Because I dubbed his voice in the scene on view here -- an excerpt from his heretofore u ... More >>
You may not remember Brian Bonsall, and that's okay, because the former child actor doesn't remember much either, at least when it comes to the night of December 5, when Boulder police say he hit his best friend repeatedly in the face with a broken stool.
On Monday, Bonsall, who played Micha ... More >>
Penny Parker, who's back at the Denver Post.
The February 26 announcement that the Rocky Mountain News would close was accompanied by word that the Denver Post had hired a handful of Rocky notables. This move was a positive development for readers, as well as for the staffers in question -- but com ... More >>
The Broncos' (former) quarterbacks coach, Jeremy Bates, has left to be the assistant coach/play caller at USC -- and according to the Denver Post, Jay Cutler realllllllllllllly didn't want Bates to leave. Deductive logic therefore gives me the right to say that Cutler may not be a happy man. I thi ... More >>