The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase -- affectionately known otherwise as the hottest party of the summer -- is here! This year's Showcase features more than 150 artists performing on sixteen different stages. In addition to the usual must-see local acts, we've got a killer roster of headli ... More >>
The Mowgli's was started by a group of friends who wanted to make music with universal appeal. The act's sound is rooted in the kind of breezy, folk-inflected, psychedelically tinged music from Southern California that dominated the '60s and '70s, and its outlook is imbued with a positive spirit tha ... More >>
Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious." What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finis ... More >>
Richard Brautigan spent a few years basking in the celebrity sun as the author of such counterculture classics as Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar. But it was a short honeymoon, and the writer, who came up from poverty, fell into a trough of depression and alcoholism later in life. H ... More >>
The first time Mike heard about the Occupy Wall Street movement, he was in the hospital. Due in large part to a slow heart rate -- only about twenty beats per minute -- he had recently undergone surgery to insert a pacemaker. Two months after his surgery and three weeks after his first day wi ... More >>
FURTHUR 9/24/2010 - 9/26/2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre In some way or another, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead have kept things alive for the last fifteen years. Bassist Phil Lesh has been the hardest touring, with his ever-evolving lineup of Phil and Friends. Guitarist Bob We ... More >>
Tom Gorman thinks Colorado is going to pot -- and he's out to clean up the mess.The Denver Post has labeled Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, a "drug-war soldier" who didn't get the memo that the battle was over. Medical marijuana advoca ... More >>
Their people make the difference.
From the week of 7/12/2007
Saturday, May 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
From the week of June 24, 2004
Despite drugs, demons and an ever-revolving cast, the Brian Jonestown Massacre refuses to go gently into the night.
Chedd's alert: This time the revolution will be televised, you betcha.
Cheri Thurston is rescuing the squeezebox from oblivion, one note at a time.
Returning to true north at the Northwoods Inn.
Posters from the hippie era radiate good vibes
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
A nose is a nose is a nose . . .
Lisl Auman had met Matthaeus Jaehnig only that morning. By day's end, he and a cop were dead--and her life was over.
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the mystery.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
So what's with all these Jewish Deadheads? Doug Gertner has a theory or two.