It's a particularly good week at Red Rocks, with something like half of our recommended shows taking place at the World's Sexiest Natural Ampitheatre. There is a particularly appealing collection of Colorado talent taking that stage on Thursday, when DeVotchKa joins the symphony orchestra for what i ... More >>
Sat | Propagandhi at Summit Music Hall | 3/8/14 In an era where many punk bands form and release their first album less than a year after starting, Propagandhi's development seems remarkably long. Formed in 1986, playing its first live shows in 1989, the band released its early demos a years after t ... More >>
Formed in 1982, Skinny Puppy (due tonight, February 24, at the Ogden Theatre) is a pioneer of electronic industrial music. The band's dark aesthetic and its visionary amalgamation of rhythm, texture and tone cast an indelible shadow on virtually all industrial music that followed in its wake. Throug ... More >>
With This American Life, Ira Glass and his band of writers and reporters have been creating radio narratives that spotlight slices of American culture in an original, thought-provoking way, one that captures a worldwide audience. Now with his latest in-person production, Reinventing Radio: An Evenin ... More >>
It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>
So. What's the deal with religion? Do we have it? Do we need it? Are we slaves to it? What's moral, and what's immoral? When Warm Cookies of the Revolution's bastard child, Sunday School for Atheists, is called to order, everything is fair game. That's right: Evan Weissman's civic health club, which ... More >>
Gitmo on the Platte.Even as the last chapter of the three-year-old protests during the Democratic National Convention was closed in federal court, Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper were grappling with the challenge of dealing with the the Occupy Denver protesters they can s ... More >>
Kentaro MuraiLust-Cats of the Gutters in Moscow, IdahoThere is something really awesome about being able to wake up and look at a day and think, I'm probably going to be in at least two states during the course of the next 24 hours. This is the epitome of what tour feels like, when it's going well, ... 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 >>
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?" So 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 ... More >>
"Remain silent? Only when you're dead!"Taking a cue from the Rambo fantasies of Gary Brooks Faulkner, U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton has revamped her website to suggest she's ready to bring us the head of Osama bin Laden. And that of Barack Obama. And all those liberal milquetoasts in Wa ... More >>
SoKabs (via Flickr)Did you see this yet? We just caught a link to this on Twitter (thanks, MyBodySings), a list of artists whose music was used "during the detention and interrogation of" to torture "prisoners at Guantanamo and other US facilities"? The list, published by the National Security Ar ... More >>
Although ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner lived through a grilling by Fox News' Neil Cavuto, he likely made few converts among the cable net's mondo-conservative viewership. The Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is hoping for a friendlier audience for "Gitmo Revealed ... More >>
On January 22, new President Barack Obama signed an executive order promising that Guantanamo would go -- within a year. But closing the prison in Cuba -- and figuring out where to put the 229 suspected terrorists now held there -- has proved complicated. Moving at least some of them to facil ... More >>
Richard Reid. A few weeks ago, assorted politicos were aghast at the notion that detainees at Guantanamo might wind up at Colorado's supermax prison -- and relieved when officials there pointed out that there was no place to put them even if officials unexpectedly grew backbones and ordered that th ... More >>
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"Can you believe Udall doesn't want us there either? Sell out!" Our daily blog round up. Send some tips if we're missing something. Lawmakers are not coming around on the whole Gitmo-terrorists-to-Colorado deal. (5280) Remembering the flood of '64. (Buckfifty.org) Five simple rules to help the N ... More >>
"Do you believe in waterboarding?" The question was not from President Barack Obama or former vice president Dick Cheney, who are all over the news today for their comments on torture and terrorism yesterday. It was posed by former senator Gary Hart, who long before 9/11 was warning of the troub ... More >>
Jared Polis as he appears on an episode of CNN's "Freshman Year." The last time we blogged about Freshman Year, CNN's You Tube-y reality show about two totally different congressmen picked to serve in the House, we had these predictions for forthcoming episodes: Conservative Utah father-of-three Ja ... More >>
It's official: Hillary Clinton yesterday confirmed that the Obama administration is no longer fighting a "War on Terror" in its battle against al-Qaeda and militant Islam. So are those prisoners still incarcerated in Gitmo considered "terrorists"? Some of those prisoners could soon be living at Sup ... More >>
Usually when someone wants to commit armed robbery, he'll bring along a weapon that combines stealth, convenience and anonymity -- a small gun, for instance. Not so one enterprising Colorado Springs man, who this week brazenly robbed one area 7-Eleven store (and tried to knock over a second) armed o ... More >>
We're traversing the local blogosphere daily in search of copy-and-paste-worthy material. Send tips. Is Ritter changing his mind on rolling out the welcome mat to Gitmo detainees? (Colorado Senate News, via 5280) Boulder wants stimulus package to pay for new "super hybrids." What? Too shy to ask f ... More >>
A Harlequin Human Rights Romance: Love's Fantastic Gitmo Ambush . -- Kenny Be
Traversing the blogosphere for stuff worth copying and pasting. Send yours here. Off for a hike on Mount Evans, with history as our walking stick. Or something poetic like that. (Buck Fifty) Let the Gitmo guys come here. Otherwise the terrorists win. (Face the State) Republicans introduce meaning ... More >>
Send locally created blog brilliance for inclusion in future episodes of "Denver Blogs" here. Gitmo prisoners could be housed at Supermax, but lawmakers are acting like they'll be cruising the produce aisle at SuperTarget. (Colorado Independent) Lawmakers to spend money on making sure you can trac ... More >>
An escape hatch? Is this an episode of Lost? Bloggin' -- on a Wednesday afternoon. Demver reveals the existence of a secret escape tunnel at the detention facility protestors have dubbed "Gitmo on the Platte." Egad! Anarchists on the loose! Also on tap: ten suggested songs to play as Barack Obama ... More >>
Rage Against the Machine. Praise blog. Backbeat Online has the lineup for a free show featuring none other than Rage Against the Machine that's slated to take place during the Democratic National Convention, plus a downloadable tune by the Fire Drills and John Common's tribute to his Mr. T talkin ... More >>
Really? Why, that's fascinating! This week, Westword explores the strange odyssey of Timothy Thomason, a cancer patient who went to the downtown Denver jail in 2006 for what amounted to an expired medical marijuana permit, had his life-sustaining pain medication confiscated — and was detained fo ... More >>
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
A methodical look at how and why we torture in Taxi to the Dark Side.
Somewhere in the not too distant future, the Department of Homeland Security will be able to ferret out terrorists based only on a series of questions about the NFL. Consider this: Last month’s Patriots-Cowboys game drew 30 million viewers, making it not only the most watched sporting event of the ... More >>
Artists like Chris Harder enjoy their freedom at the BIFF.
Kiwi International Hotel Auckland, New Zealand Boss, My sketchy travel mode had to catch up with me at some point, so I guess I'm glad it happened here instead of, say, Zambia. At any rate, I came into the Auckland airport kinda loopy as I finally got SOMEONE to take those bunk biz-class upgrade v ... More >>
Michael Winterbottom puts a face -- and a hood -- on the suffering at Guantanamo.
A new documentary targets the military-industrial complex.
Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted offers a timely, if timid, lesson.
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