Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart is the opening night film at the XicanIndie Film Festival XVI.In his tenth year as curator of the XicanIndie Film Festival, Daniel Salazar decided to revamp the whole project. Working with film programmers from all over the Americas, Salazar created the Encuentro Mu ... More >>
Tattoos have colored most of Walter McDonald's life -- he got his first ink at age twelve and has been tattooing professionally for more than twenty years. Originally from Houston, he has lived in Colorado for 26 years, becoming a well-known name in the industry. He's now the owner of Lifetime Tatto ... More >>
The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definitio ... More >>
Literally the biggest comedian working today, Ralphie May has been charming the pants off of comedy fans for the last decade and a half. Playing a slack-jawed wise-ass, May will often twist his audience's perception by using a Southern accent to deliver an insightful crack about controversial subje ... More >>
Todd Snider is one of America's most gifted storytellers. The songwriter, who first gained notice in the mid '90s with the song "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," writes the kind of songs that can both cut you to the bone and make you laugh at the same time. He has a knack for exploring and expres ... More >>
We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>
Welcome back to another edition of That's a Rap, the regular feature in which we spotlight some solid tracks from the Colorado hip-hop scene. This week, we've got another a fresh batch of homegrown hip-hop for you, including new cuts from Young Doe, DC Smilez of the Cash Addicts, Foo Man and Lkeys. ... More >>
Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>
Arnold Rubio Tamayo 1400 Larimer Street 720-946-1433 richardsandoval.com/tamayo This is part one of my interview with Arnold Rubio, exec chef of Tamayo; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Arnold Rubio's smile is infectious, and it's all because of Richard Sandoval, the New York-based chef an ... More >>
There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>
It took a long time for the south to be recognized as a major player in the hip-hop scene, and it still has a ways to go to be held in the same regard as the East and West Coasts, but with the emergence of a new breed of countrified rappers such as Big K.R.I.T., Future, Yelawolf and 2 Chainz (and ev ... More >>
#90: Eric Matelski Much more than just a curator, Eric Matelski is a supporter, advocate and all-around positive public relations man for artists all over Colorado -- which made him an obvious choice for Westword's 2010 MasterMind award. But the self-proclaimed "art pimp" is also an accomplished art ... More >>
The All-Star break is over, Kenneth Faried manimaled his way to some long-overdue national attention, and fastest team in the NBA West got a few days off to recharge its batteries. After the Nuggets beat the Celtics last night to avenge that frustrating triple OT loss heading into the break, it's of ... More >>
The craft-beer industry has always been community-minded -- not to mention budget-conscious. Although there are many big craft brewers, there are many more tiny ones, and most of them only came about because someone risked everything by maxing out their credit cards and cashing in their 401k, saving ... More >>
Our post about the Broncos' come-from-behind win over San Diego noted that Peyton Manning and his teammates seemed more in sync in the second half than during previous losses to Atlanta, Houston and New England. But one reader argues Manning played well in those games, too -- and that to suggest oth ... More >>
Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in D ... More >>
The City of Houston has released Run, Hide, Fight, a video designed to help people survive a mass shooting in a public place. According to CBS News, the $200,000 production was issued early due to the Aurora theater shooting, hitting YouTube days before this weekend's Sikh temple slayings. It's a te ... More >>
See Also: • Five reasons Dilla's still missed five years later • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. • Record Store Day 2012: The hunt for Junta • Complete Record Store Day coverage When Michigan record store owner Jeff Bubeck acquired several thousand recor ... More >>
Last night's episode of American Idol offered us a few strong contenders and an out-of-place space shuttle opening sequence. Houston, we have a problem: we're not actually in Houston -- despite misleading promos, we're in Galveston, Texas. Don't be deceived, people. Skylar Laine, a sweet seventeen ... More >>
Photo by Dq Israd, courtesy J. Walcher CommunicationsNick Batsch coming in hot at the 2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy PilotingThe mere thrill of jumping out of a plane wasn't enough for Denver-based skydiver Nick Batsch, who took up the sport of canopy piloting (where the ... More >>
"We're not promiscuous. We're just posed that way."Hooray! Another city list in which Denver scores high! And we do mean "scores" -- because Mile High has placed eighth in OKCupid.com's list of the ten most promiscuous cities in the U.S.
So Pitchfork is reporting this morning that Jay-Z and Kanye West's highly anticipated Watch the Throne tour, which we told you was coming to Denver on Monday, October 10, is no longer coming to town on that date. The tour's apparently being rerouted due to "overwhelming demand," says Billboard, citi ... More >>
This morning, while most of us in the working world were sound asleep, the dudes from Big Head Todd and the Monsters were at Mission Control in Houston serenading the astronauts aboard the Shuttle Discovery on their last day in space with Big Head's song "Blue Sky."
The city's Month of Photography has gone from a blip to a major event over the last few years; credit photographer Mark Sink for choreographing this year's liftoff into the stratosphere. MOP has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, but how do you navigate through all the shows on view this ... More >>
Friday, December 17, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Carmelo.More dizzying twists in Carmelo Anthony trade rumors. This week, we've been told the New Jersey Nets are his choice, in a likely concession to his fame-addicted reality-TV-star wife La La Vazquez -- only to hear Chicago is really his top pick. But are the Nuggets pushing for a pact wi ... More >>
Every week we explore the annals of recent shmuckdom. This week: An alleged murderer who accidentally wound up in Houston. Some weeks the shmucks just reach out and grab you. This was one of those weeks, thanks to the sinister moron Franklin Gonzalo Sierra-Rodriguez. Sierra-Rodriguez is ac ... More >>
You'll find plenty of veggie options inside those doors.Most vegetarians remember the days when attending a ball game meant subsisting on popcorn and peanuts -- not bad as snacks go, but let's be honest: Peanuts are no substitute for a ballpark dog. Since 2002, People for the Ethical Treatmen ... More >>
Michael Alan McDougall smirked before making his chilling statement.Littleton's Michael Alan McDougall didn't hide from the lights and lenses of TV cameras after being accused of murdering his pregnant wife, Jennifer, in a Houston suburb by shooting her in the abdomen -- nor did he dodge the ... 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 >>
Photo: Sarah CassThis news will probably come as no surprise to those who were paying attention last summer when HEALTH sang the praises of Pictureplane in Pitchfork: Travis Egedy, who makes music under the Pictureplane moniker, has been picked up by Lovepump United. The New York-based imprint, whi ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
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The new, tastier Downtown Aquarium opens with some mouth-watering temptation.
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