Talk about a Mile High-plus example of Broncos pride: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has temporarily renamed all the 14ers in the state after Denver players. The numbers work out well: The standard NFL roster boasts 53 players -- and the number of Colorado 14ers just happens to be 53. That mean ... More >>
When Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal met at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, it felt as if they had met before. They had: 25 years earlier on the streets of Hollywood, when Boger -- who had been thrown out of his home for being gay -- was nearly beaten to death by Zaal and a group of neo-Nazi skin ... More >>
See also: Gun Street Ghost EP release party at the hi-dive, 8/17/12 Gun Street Ghost is the latest project fronted by Mike Perfetti, perhaps better known from his stints in Ideal Fathers, Johnny Knows Karate and Raleigh. With bassist Tyler Campo (ex-Cowboy Curse, also in Port Au Prince), guitarist ... More >>
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Already the biggest hotel downtown, the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel is now one of the greenest as well. This past spring, the Sheraton received the Watts to Water award for "Greatest Improvement in Efficiency," as well as an Xcel Energy "Management Systems Achievement" award, thanks to the effort ... More >>
THE LUMINEERS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 5/11/12 Wesley Schulz announced that the band was going to perform a Sawmill Joe song and it was obvious much of the crowd knew what was coming, as The Lumineers started the song and brought Joe back on stage. Between pretty much all the members of the band, a gre ... More >>
See Also: • Q&A with Morton Subtonick • CMKY brings electronic arts and music to Boulder for a fourth year Zammuto (due Thursday, April 26, at Shine for the Communikey Festival) is the latest project from Nick Zammuto, who was one half of the experimental electronic band the Books. But like wit ... More >>
Ted Nugent's comment that if Barack Obama is re-elected, the Nuge will "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" has elevated the Motor City Madman to the status of talking point/progressive whipping boy in this year's presidential race. Which is amusing to yours truly, given that he's said ... More >>
As an accurate reflection of his life, the music of Hunter Dragon remains both erratic and inspired. You never can tell what the backpacking one-man noise circus will be up to next. He could be settled down and employed with a residence one minute, then out on the road, playing endless house shows a ... More >>
Last month, after Jake Norris left Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, the homegrown company that was sold late last year to Proximo Spirits, Rob Dietrich was named head distiller. After I chatted with Jake Norris about why he left, I decided it was important to talk with Dietrich. And in an inter ... More >>
Photo by Aaron Thackeray Man, what a day we had yesterday at the seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase! The music was exceptional, the weather was beyond agreeable and everywhere you looked in every direction it was a sea of smiling faces. With over 13,000 people in attendance this year ... More >>
Although often lumped into the category of post-rock, This Will Destroy You (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) from San Marcos, Texas, is more rooted in outright instrumental rock music with more than its fair share of an experimental edge. When the band first emerged, the post-rock designation ... More >>
Frau FiberPerformance artist/seamstress/activist/do-gooder Frau Fiber's message is rooted in old-school proletariat values; with that in mind, she focuses specifically on the undervalued garment worker, a workforce icon and punching bag of capitalistic society with a history of struggle again ... More >>
Photo: Brandon MarshallArcade Fire singer Win Butler last night. See full slideshow from last night.ARCADE FIRE With Local Natives 04.09.11|1STBANK Center View Arcade Fire photo slide show The trailer for the 1979 film Over the Edge, which featured a fourteen-year-old Matt Dillon in his film debut ... More >>
2010 has been an aggressively weird year in music news. It seemed like no matter where we turned musicians were saying and doing the strangest damn things. From decrying the most popular thing in the world to talking people off of buildings, it was a wacky year to report. There was so much we ... More >>
Isaac Sirota.Update: Yesterday, we shared with you AM760 host David Sirota's announcement about the birth of his son Isaac. As for who'll be filling in during his current leave, we know who'll be rockin' the mic today and tomorrow: Flobots frontman Jonny 5. Jonny is so progressive that he mak ... More >>
Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink of Azure Ray While they were still living in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor first played in a band together called Little Red Rocket before moving on to Athens, Georgia, where they formed another outfit called Azure Ray, and t ... More >>
Jason NickelTrey Anastasio and Mike Gordon from Phish performing last night.The Fourmile Canyon Revival Benefit started its quick life as a small, Thursday night production at the Boulder Theater and wound up being one of the biggest nights of Colorado music in years -- raising more than $300 ... More >>
Douglas Perlitz.Before a hurricane devastated the island nation of Haiti, Douglas Perlitz was a disaster for many of the boys who attended a school he founded there. Perlitz, who'd been living in Eagle prior to his arrest this past September, has pleaded guilty to one count of traveling with ... More >>
Conner and Arianny tie one on.Last week, we told you about Dakota Ridge High School senior Conner Cordova and his impending dream date with Arianny Celeste, UFC ring girl. Well, the get-together took place on Saturday night, and while it evolved from Conner's original concept, the event went ... More >>
Michael Huttner as seen on Fox News -- his favorite network!Lucky Michael Huttner. On the anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration, the ProgressNow Colorado frontman planned to promote 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, a book he co-wrote with Jason Salzman -- and instead, he's forc ... More >>
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