Since immigrating from Russia in 1992, Ivan Ovchinnikov -- better known by his stage name, Scum -- has grown into one of the best-selling horrorcore artists in the country, through relentless touring and with Lyrikal Snuff Productions, the label he founded more than a decade ago. In that time, Scum ... More >>
A note to potential employers of Taylor Powers, 21. When you Google her name, you will come across posts like this one -- as well as clips from the New York Daily News and The Smoking Gun -- about her being charged following her mushroom-fueled strip and subsequent rescue during a hike at Chautauqua ... More >>
Independent concert promoter Soda Jerk Presents has forged a new partnership with the team at the EXDO Event Center, Managing partner Andrew Feinstein and his crew, which involves Soda Jerk Presents exclusive concert booking rights for the 22,000 square foot building at 1399 35th Street in RiNo. "It ... More >>
While it's true that a venue can make or break the show regardless of the talent on stage, this is doubly true with comedy. Location, comfort level, atmosphere, drink prices and, yes, quality of performers all play a large role in whether a comedy fan will Google your location when making Saturday n ... More >>
#86: Marie EvB Gibbons Clay artist Marie Gibbons is all about community, and it shows in nearly every move she makes as an artist. Her dedication is not confined to the artist community with which she loves to connect; she's also a firm believer in the idea that there's an artist inside everyone ju ... More >>
New restaurant and food concepts are conceived in all sorts of ways. Most owners and chefs spend months, years, even decades, slaving over the perfect idea, scribbling their dreams on napkins, their own bathroom walls, on coasters at the bar. But in the case of Chris Newell and his girlfriend Jennif ... More >>
Did you know that when we use a Google search engine, scan Twitter feeds or compulsively reach for our smart-phones, we're actually engaging evolutionary tools that have been with us for tens of thousands of years? And while these tools have aided our species survival, author Nicholas Carr argues th ... More >>
Girls Gone Wild will land in Denver on Sunday, when the Back to School Tour 2012 stops at PT's Showclub at 1601 West Evans Avenue at 9 p.m. But Joe Francis, the founder of Girls Gone Wild, isn't that wild himself these days -- or so his company would like to have people believe. Show and Tell just ... More >>
Let the hyperbole fly: Depending on whom you ask, the presidential debate coming to town this Wednesday is either the biggest event of the election season, the biggest-ever boon to the University of Denver's place in the national spotlight, or the biggest political anything to happen in Denver since ... More >>
Editor's note: New York City's Sam Levin, a beginner driver, is kicking off his fellowship with Westword by documenting his cross-country trip. This is his third dispatch from the road. The open road makes me dizzy. Very dizzy.
Remember that mixtape you made for your high-school sweetheart? Or that time you taped a movie off cable? Turns out you were breaking the law, pirating copyrighted materials without permission. While the statute of limitations has probably long passed on your crimes of teenage passion, entertainme ... More >>
Yesterday, we noted that Tim Tebow's rib injury during the Patriots game was similar to one sustained by Jesus during the crucifixion. A bit of a stretch? Maybe -- but no more of one than a new claim that the Chosen One's popularity is rubbing off on a certain savior.
Saul Gud turns into a Buzz Kill for RMCAD students
This place sucks.In a turn of events I cannot describe, I ended up at the Magic Laundry on South Monaco Parkway and Iliff Avenue last night at 10 p.m. Positioned in the back, shabby corner of a dead strip mall left label-scarred by its now-vacant anchor store, King Soopers, sits the 24-hour l ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: In our earlier coverage about the death of ten-month-old Adam Gonzales, we noted that plenty of mysteries remained. Now, we're getting more information about Frances Garcia, who allegedly responded to the baby's crying in a way that adds up to murder, and Amanda Lujan, ... More >>
FlickrBoulder is so accustomed to winning awards -- from being named the Happiest City in the USA to serving as home of CU, America's Top Party School -- that it's something of a shock to see the town wind up on a negative list. But it's happened: GQ says Boulder is one of the forty worst-dr ... More >>
We've already taken a look at the big three cloud services from Apple, Amazon and Google, but what does any of this mean to local bands and labels? With talk of Apple paying $100 million to the major labels for the rights to store content in the cloud and the launch of its paid service immine ... More >>
Thursday, March 17 We left for Texas early Sunday morning from the band house about 6 a.m (we planned for five, but we're never on time to shit) packed in tight in our two vehicles, Julian's black Jeep, which we deemed the "Pedro Negro" and Taylor's red Jeep, aka "The Red Fajita," which we ... More >>
This guy is hot right now.In a strictly statistical sense, there's perhaps no better barometer for what we're interested in moment to moment than Google Trends. Using the cataloging data it collects on a massive scale with it's unsettlingly all-seeing eye, the search engine divides what's hot ... More >>
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>
In the past decade, the music industry has seen a lot of changes, but it has struggled to keep pace with technology, piracy and consumer demands. Already this year we've started to see a few more changes take shape, from crackdowns on piracy websites, a resurgence of interest in the currently ... More >>
Jumpin Jammerz, a brand of footy-pajamas for adults, is currently the number one Google search in the United States. At its peak, earlier this morning, people were searching for Jumpin Jammerz at a faster rate than people were searching for Barack Obama on the day of his inauguration.
Google5100 block of West Gill Place, DenverOfficers with the Denver Police Department found a man dead in a home in the 5100 block of West Gill Place a little before 7 p.m. last night. The man, whose name has not been replaced, was dead from a gunshot wound. Police are not saying where the ma ... More >>
"Reverend Dirtkicker," who is also missing half a dozen teeth. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky BUZZOV•EN With Kingdom of Magic • Il Cattivo 12.19.10 | Larimer Lounge We'll get to that confederate wristband in a bit because Buzzov•en's Southern hillbilly persona did not define this show at ... More >>
Dave Parsons/Denver ZooThis dragon is en fuego. What does the Denver Zoo have in common with Jerusalem? How about with a thirty-foot tree made entirely of Legos? Or a bridge in Branson, Missouri, a city best described as Las Vegas for Christians? Stumped? We'll tell you. Bing (if you don't kn ... More >>
The French government has revealed a plan to combat piracy that could either be the most brilliant gesture ever or the most monumental waste of government resources of all time (okay, maybe not all time, but close). The proposal: French residents can buy a 50-euro gift card with which they ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Roberto Diaz, the executive chef of Mezcal. Part two of that interview will run tomorrow. Roberto Diaz Mezcal 3230 East Colfax Avenue 303-322-5219 www.mezcalcolorado.com To celebrate Mexican Independence Day last week, Roberto Diaz s ... More >>
MicrosoftThe AZ store's opening.The wait is over, nerds. Microsoft has announced the location of its third-ever store: the Park Meadows shopping center in Lone Tree. Or, as the center's promo folks like to call it, "the Park Meadows Retail Resort." Back in April, we told you Microsoft was pl ... More >>
Guru (left) and heartless greed monger Solar (right). Photo by Barbara Mürdter There is no fence-riding in hip-hop. It is the most competitive genre of music, partly because of the way it formed and partly because it remains the newest major movement. So there is no shortage of hatred going ... More >>
Hello from McMurdo Station!In the 1980s, the only way for Antarcticans to communicate with loved ones back home was by writing letters (in the summer) or by making phone calls patched through by high-frequency radio. The radio didn't always work, however, and messages often had to be short. F ... More >>
Jace Larson and Deborah Sherman in a promo about a promo.The web offers TV reporters tremendous opportunities for self-promotion -- but because they're supposed to be objective, most of them steer clear of voicing their opinions on stories they've covered or expressing strongly held views tha ... More >>
"Dearest Peers in Food and Life..." That's the word-for-word salutation lifted from an e-mail I just read from Sylvia Tawse, the International Association of Culinary Professionals' host city committee chair -- and a woman I've never met in my life. But you know what? Anyone who starts her e-mails w ... More >>
Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli
From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.
A single-note version of the singer barely does her artistry justice.
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