SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>
Before it was even released, "Get Lucky," the first single from Daft Punk's forthcoming album "Random Access Memories," set the world on fire. From the fan edits of the track to the sixty second commercial from Saturday Night Live to the album teaser from Coachella, "Get Lucky" generated more than t ... More >>
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Fall is here, and weather-beating black boots have hit the streets. But while that footgear may be a staple, Jerome Maestas makes his look unique with a sensational take on accessories, including turning a necklace into a shoulder embellishment. Keep reading to learn his style mantra, which singer d ... More >>
The Denver Cruisers have been known to get wild and wacky on their weekly Wednesday rides. (On their website, however, they will warn you: The group is not intended for hook-ups.) Last night's celebrity theme brought out the troops once again, this time in easy-to-recognize (and occasionally, imposs ... More >>
Coco Chanel once said, "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." I ensured my future when I married my perfume in 2008...literally. Since I had to spend a year jumping through the FBI's hoops to have my last name legally changed to Davies, I decided to add a second middle name. "Coco" is wh ... More >>
Update: 10:39 a.m. Sunday The Shins were on Saturday Night Live last night night weekend's musical guests. Being invited to be the musical guest on an episode of SNL has been a benchmark of commercial success for any band of the last forty years. And for good reason: From Andy Kaufman annihilating ... More >>
Fishbone, the self-described "disparate, all-black oddball crew," has released a documentary in honor of Black History Month. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is a brutally honest portrayal of one of the wildest and most influential black alternative bands in our culture. Fishbone began as ... More >>
I'm not a blonde anymore. That fantasy has officially ended. After spending the better part of a year transitioning from dirt brown to Michelle Pfeiffer's off-yellow Scarface bob to accidentally sea green to Gwen Stefani white, my hair is now a pleasant rich-chocolate color. So my mother can stop th ... More >>
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That's me, sporting a chestnut-brown Tori Spelling.This past Monday was, as far as I could tell, the last official day of summer. I decided to take advantage of this sad occasion by going for one final swim in my Aunt's apartment complex pool, a pool I had been dipping in like it was my own a ... More >>
Summer's about sweating after dark.From Lil Wayne's on-stage clowning and Katy Perry's cooing, to a perspiration-and-PBR soaked reunion of Planes Mistaken for Stars, and even those teenage, Danish punks Iceage melting the audience Rhinoceropolis, the summer of 2011 was as good as any for live ... More >>
Largely based on Public Policy Polling's results revealing John Hickenlooper's approval rating as third best in the nation, Hickenlooper Lovers is a novelty line starring the Colorado Governor as an anime character featured on notebooks, folders and backpacks...
A very pregnant Kim Gordon, flanked by band mate Julie Cafritz and KennedyOnce upon a time, before reality TV cheapened television programming as a whole, MTV (thirty years old today) was a bastion of music culture that actually showcased cutting edge artists for the sake of art. Because the network ... More >>
Even though most of our moms aren't rock stars, some of them sure as hell seem like it. With their busy schedules and insane ability to multi-task, they deserve screaming fans and scads of cash. We know it's hard being just a suburban mom trying to juggle work and a family, so we got to think ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray PARAMORE Tegan and Sara • New Found Glory • Kadawatha 09.13.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison view full slide show While this year's installment of the Honda Civic Tour felt more like an obscene barrage of advertisements (complete with a pamphlet about credit-buildin ... More >>
Monday, September 13, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Tom MurphySeraphim Shock's Charles Edward looked like a vampire superhero turned pop star. SERAPHIM SHOCK The Siren Project • Lola Black 08.27.10 | Gothic Theatre, Englewood Used to be you could count on the opening bands at a Seraphim Shock show to be pretty awful. But in the last severa ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Global Dance Festival Friday, July 16, 2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre Every year, the Global Dance Festival brings some of the best in electronic music to the best outdoor venue on the planet, and Friday night's sold-out show was no exception. Judging from the proliferation o ... More >>
Lori Midson Pete Ryan, executive chef/instructor of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Pete Ryan Cook Street School of Culinary Arts 1937 Market Street 303-308-9300 www.cookstreet.com This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Pete Ryan. To read part one of that inter ... More >>
Did you catch Idol last night? Cripes, How annoying was that? Just this side of insufferable, really. Still Hollywood week. Group day: The whole concept is counter-intuitive. Idol, like golf, is an individual sport, right? So what's the point of lumping the contestants together? We're guessin ... More >>
Wonder if whoever set these misfit creatures loose happened to notice their poker faces?This last decade has seen several genres rise and fall on the Billboard charts and because of that we've had a weird array of singles briefly topping the charts. In ten years or so, when we look back on th ... More >>
Gwen Stefani has No Doubt. This is what we did. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: No Doubt, Paramore and The Sounds at Fiddler's Green. • Q&A with Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura. • Missed FoCoMx? No worries. Check this out. • Musicians: Get your ears lowered for free. • Updat ... More >>
Banana Nut Cheerios General Mills Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Those readers who hail from the planet Earth will recognize the standard Cheerios design: a circle with a hole in the middle, like a letter "O" designed to fill the diner with cheer. (Still can't figure out wher ... More >>
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