When Luis Etscheid and Caleb Henning launched their boutique effects-pedal company, Mantic Conceptual, in spring 2013, they had a great deal more curiosity than experience. Fortunately, the Denver-based musicians are pretty good at experimentation, and in their first year, they found an impressive l ... More >>
Estately.com, the site behind our recent list of the ten best states for hippies, has a new target: the Internet search quirks of all fifty states, including Colorado, produced by running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms and questions each state was s ... More >>
Nothing is sadder than when celebrities dabble in the food-service industry and fail miserably at it -- except when the food fails are so completely predictable that even a dumb-as-a-rock celebrity should have known better. Over the weekend the lady-centric (and arguably un-feminist) steakhouse SHe ... More >>
The Lucha Libre & Laughs showcase is clearly a labor of love from producer Nick Gossert. Gossert, a filmmaker, comedian, and bumbling referee, is responsible for not only booking the funniest comics in Denver, but also juggling the schedules of all the wrestlers involved, renting the ring i ... More >>
Magic Cyclops returns from the rumors of his premature 2011 death to perform at Wax Trax Records this Saturday, April 19th for Record Store Day. For the occasion he is also releasing a limited edition of his "Captain Badass" single on square vinyl. That night he will reprise his performance and debu ... More >>
LEFTOVER SALMON @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 3/29-3/30 Leftover Salmon has graced the the bluegrass scene with their talents for 23 years and counting. With the passing of Mark Vann in 2001, the band hasn't produced an album in eight years. The new addition of Andy Thorn, carried over from Emmitt ... More >>
Over the weekend, Serena Williams might have been in Spain playing tennis, but she was getting more attention in the blogosphere for seventy seconds of a leaked rap song she made. The results sound like an amateurish impression of a collaboration between Missy Eliot and the Neptunes. The opening lin ... More >>
Slap Shot 2: Number 28.The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>
Richard Mastic.Wrestling -- the real kind, not Hulk Hogan-style dramatics -- can be a dangerous sport. But what's even riskier? Drunk wrestling. That's the argument made by a police report about the arrest of Richard Mastic, age 27, who was taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a d ... More >>
Tim Tebow.It seems like everyone has something to say about Tim Tebow (including us), whether it comes to his work ethic, his pious nature, his throwing motion, his jersey sales, his clean-livin' persona, his underwear or his potential as an actor. And sometimes, frankly, it's hard to know wh ... More >>
Brandon Lloyd.Yesterday's NFL trade deadline came and went, and while there were plenty of rumors that Kyle Orton would be on the move, he's still here the morning after -- and so are most of the other players rumored to be going bye-bye. The only departers are receivers Brandon Lloyd and Ero ... More >>
Video below.How to take the Tim Tebow hype to the next level? Call in a professional. That's what SportsNation's Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle did when they turned to Hulk Hogan, who went into one of his trademark rants before ripping a Tebow jersey to shreds. If the media overload is alr ... More >>
We miss Saturday mornings sometimes, when we would run downstairs filled with sugary cereal and spend the day watching cartoons and "educational programming." Even though these days we're well aware of the alphabet (some of us, at least -- mostly those that don't comment articles on the inter ... More >>
Watch out, Cindy Lauper.Rowdy Roddy Piper is one of the stranger interviews I've ever done. He's a hard man to get a hold of -- he juggles a variety of projects from showbiz to professional wrestling -- but once you get him on the phone, he's like a spigot unstopped, a torrent of tangentially ... More >>
Does your head look bigger?Dear Barry Bonds, The prosecution is set to wrap today its case against you for four counts of false testimony and one count of obstructing justice on account of you gave false testimony to a grand jury in 2003 about taking performance enhancing drugs during your ... More >>
Vicki Ferrari.Update: Last week, a jury sided with Vicki Ferrari, a Denver cop and former American Gladiators contestant in a lawsuit charging her with excessive force in relation to an interaction with David Kraus, manager of a local Grease Monkey, back in 2007. On Friday, we heard from Krau ... More >>
Vicki Ferrari.On Tuesday, we told you about an excessive force lawsuit aimed at Denver police officer and former American Gladiator contestant Vicki Ferrari; a similar complaint targeted Abbe Dorn, also a Denver cop and onetime American Gladiator hopeful, last September. But Sean Olson, Ferra ... More >>
Vicki Ferrari.Last September, we told you about a police brutality lawsuit targeting Denver Police officer Abbe Dorn, a former American Gladiator contender. Now, Vicki Ferrari -- a Dorn pal who's also a Denver cop and onetime American Gladiator contestant -- is on the cusp of a trial in a sui ... More >>
Judah Friedlander shows viewers the funny in plenty of different venues, including the laugh-inducing NBC sitcom 30 Rock and movies such as the upcoming Eddie Murphy vehicle Meet Dave, not to mention stand-up gigs like his impending four-night run at the Denver Improv (get details here). He ties all ... More >>
A Shoreline Dream lives up to its name. (Photos by Tom Murphy) Westword Music Showcase Saturday, June 14, 2008 Bar Standard Better Than: Last yearâ€™s lineup. By the time we were allowed in to Bar Standard, the first band of the afternoon had already started. A Shoreline Dream is probably a str ... More >>
Here's a wrap up of what you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were transfixed by the dustup between Radiohead and Prince over whether or not Prince has the right to cock block the release of video of his performance of Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella...
Photo by Summit Studios This just in... In a completely unexpected turn of events, Magic Cyclops, who's entire image is more or less built around the snappy, multi-colored Hulk Hogan headband he sports, has issued a statement effectively renouncing his Hulkamaniac status. Read his unedited, rather s ... More >>
If your wife can kick your ass, you might be an American Gladiator.
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Red Orange Yellow, Harvey Knuckles, Magic Cyclops Thursday, January 10, 2008 hi-dive Better than: Watching BBC America Last night was an evening of triumphant returns at the hi-dive. While Red Orange Yellow existed and played a few gigs years ago, the project disbanded and disappeared when drummer ... More >>
What's So Funny steps into the ring with some masked men who mean business.
There’s nothing like a freak-free week downtown.
A terminal kid seeks a stroke of luck in One Last Thing.
From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.
Tales of life in the Mile High City.
Vin Diesel moves in, and the laughs move out.
The Iron Sheik is not for the weak.
A computer geek dons a blue wig and takes a flying leap at the fringes of pro wrestling.
Let's get ready to fumble!
Beyond the Mat tries to pin down professional wrestling.
Why are there no cameras rolling in Denver?
July 30 - August 5, 1998
DR. PAUNOVICH PROMISED TO GIVE THEM HAIR. BUT THE RESULTS WERE PLUG-UGLY.
THE AUTOGRAPH MAN TRACKS DOWN THE FAMOUS AND, WELL, OTHERS, TOO.
DENVER VIDEO PRODUCER LEE SPIEKER LIKES BRINGING UP THE REAR.RADICAL CHEEK DENVER'S LEE SPIEKER HAS MADE A FORTUNE BEING A BUTTHEAD.