Drug culture isn't relegated exclusively to rock, obviously. For its part, the rap game is equally loaded with drug references of all kinds, from Promethazine and DMT to LSD and PCP, and likewise addled with its own cautionary tales and fatalities. While there's nothing as concrete to suggest that d ... More >>
For the past five years, Sub.mission has proven that applying dedication to the purest form of a singular sound can take you very far. This year, the Sub.mission crew marks six years in the scene and there are a few big surprises in store for this year's celebration. We spoke with Nicole Cacciavilla ... More >>
It's not like Geeks Who Drink, the Denver-based, bar-style trivia juggernaut that got its start here in 2005, needs much celebrity power: Over the past eight years, it's stretched to more than twenty states, and thousands of people turn out to test their nerdy knowledge each week at hundreds of wate ... More >>
So the boys in Vegas now have Your Denver Broncos as 3-1 favorites to win Super Bowl XLVII, ahead of annoying New England (7-2), the hot-hot Seahawks (6-1), and the snowball-chance-in-hell Vikings (100-1). Win ten games in a row, and even the smart money starts to take you seriously. But before you ... More >>
Yesterday in this space, we nodded to ten Colorado-connected hotties, ingenues and reality-TV stars. But our square state is known for funny business, too. Turns out the list of notables who were born or lived here includes lots of notable comedians and comic actors -- some hugely famous, others get ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! You ready to toss a few cold ones back and get a little loose? Thought so. Us, too. As always, there is ton of good music and a wide variety at that to dazzle and delight you this weekend in our fine city. If you're a completist who prefers to craft your own itinerary, we've ... More >>
Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Mitch Mayers wanted to cook; his parents insisted that he go to Cornell. He negotiate ... More >>
Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>
Ever since he left Colorado in 2000 and returned to Texas to finish up college in his home state, it was Israel Trevino's dream to get back here. In the meantime, though, he opened two outposts of La Playa Mexican Cafe in Harlingen and Austin, Texas -- which did well enough that he explored the poss ... More >>
Black Pearl, Steve Whited's popular contemporary American restaurant on South Pearl Street, opened in 2005, and while several of the dining dens on that stretch of asphalt have shuttered or suffered from an identity crisis, the unpretentious Platt Park gem has remained largely consistent, despite a ... More >>
Oil and drilling do wonderful things for Colorado, and government better stay out of the industry's way. This seems to be an underlying message behind a new web portal launched this week by the Western Energy Alliance, a Colorado-based group that represents hundreds of oil and gas companies in th ... More >>
Gaylord Entertainment dumped its plans for a giant hotel/convention center/resort in Aurora, and GE has postponed its big new plant in Aurora -- if not ditched it entirely. But at least Aurora had control over one business deal: It had no problem selling its water to an oil and gas company.
We've all experienced that moment of recognition when a character in a movie suddenly makes a reference to Colorado. But which of these nods qualifies as the strangest? In an effort to find out, we visited Drew's Script-O-Rama -- and a search for Colorado, plus some investigation, turned up quirky l ... More >>
Grab your party shoes, kids. Andrew W.K. is coming back to Denver. In honor of the ten year anniversary of I Get Wet (hands up if you can believe it's already been a decade since dude first hit the scene), Mr. Party Hard is bringing his party to the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, March 20. Brace yours ... More >>
FacebookProst's new system before disassembly in Germany.Bill Eye, the award-winning head brewer at Aurora's Dry Dock Brewing, has taken a job as brewmaster -- and one of the managing partners -- at Prost Brewing, an all German-style lager beer maker that plans to open in Denver next spring. ... More >>
Giving others the chance to enjoy up-and-coming artists in small venues was the reason Brennan Bryarly started The Hundred. Bryarly, a resident DJ at Lipgloss under the name option4, got to see world-renowned turntablist A-Trak in a room of about forty people at South By Southwest a few years ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrett Smith, head cooker at Zolo Grill Brett Smith Zolo Grill 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 303-449-0444 www.zologrill.com This is part two of my interview with Brett Smith, the executive chef at Zolo Grill. Part one of my chat with Smith ran in this space yesterday. Favorite r ... More >>
Today marks the anniversary of the day that the world lost the greatest rapper of all time. Christopher Wallace's untimely death on March 9, 1997, had a significant impact on the rap game. If Biggie had lived, for instance, his presence would have essentially erased the need for Jay-Z. Unstop ... More >>
A decade after starting the Jayhawks with Gary Louris, Mark Olson left the band in 1995, the same year Tomorrow the Green Grass was released, to look after his then-wife Victoria Williams, after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. While the Jayhawks continued to tour without him until ... More >>
Albuquerque, you don't stand a chance.When it comes to everything, Denver is the best city. Hands down. Our women are sexier, our men more agile, our homeless people more aggressive and our hard-ons more raging. We've got better bands, better teams, better cheese-steaks, hell, we've even got ... More >>
No sooner had we published our restaurant roll call for October, a roster of the places that had opened and closed that month, than updates started rolling in. For example, Colorado lost its only Claim Jumper, a link in a chain that got its start back in 1977, when the store at 7407 Park Me ... More >>
Lori MidsonMitch Harbor, who already owns Johnny Rockets on the 16th Street Mall, Good Times (also on the 16th Street Mall), Taco John's at 5810 Logan Street and Steak Escape franchises at DIA and Park Meadows, isn't remotely worried about building an upscale Japanese and sushi restaurant at ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony.Word that Carmelo Anthony had put the New Jersey Nets atop his trade list made more sense for his fame-addicted reality-TV star wife La La Vazquez than for his chances of winning a championship. But while some outlets suggest that Houston's now the trade frontrunner, more pers ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony.Early last week, we argued that Carmelo Anthony was as good as gone from the Denver Nuggets -- and while some locals continued to fantasize about Melo signing a $65 million contract extension, it's time to stop dreaming. A persuasive Yahoo! Sports report makes it clear that ne ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Sorry, Ralphie.Last week, my wife and I accompanied our seventeen-year-old twin daughters on tours of four Big 12 campuses. Included among them were Texas and Baylor -- and at both of these stops, counselors took the opportunity to ridicule the University of Colorado, with a Baylor rep making ... More >>
Photo courtesy Baker St. Pub & GrillFat Tire and fried shrimp are a winning combination in chef David Spirito's book.Beer pairings aren't the newest movement on the culinary scene, but how about an entire menu full of pairings -- dessert included -- numbering some sixty all told? That's how ... More >>
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
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