#71: Andy LynesAndy Lynes toiled behind the scenes at MCA Denver for seven years, eventually overseeing the art museum's visitor services and managing its super-cool shop. And for the last few years, he also presided at Black Sheep Fridays, MCA's silly Friday-night series of adult activities, rangin ... More >>
The long-awaited debut album from Ross Etherton and the Chariots of Judah doesn't have time for small talk. "I guess [this music] is a form of expression that's divorced from the little things we do in everyday life to make social relationships run smoother -- like saying 'Hi, how are you doing?' wh ... More >>
America's extremism with bacon mania continues this weekend, when more than 4,000 pounds of rashers will be hauled up to Keystone for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, a two-day feast created for junkies who can't get enough of the salty, sweet swine. See also: - Bacon, beer and Justin Brunson: Denver' ... More >>
VAMPIRE WEEKEND @ RED ROCKS | 5/20/13 Last night at Red Rocks, Vampire Weekend showed all the strength that has made it so compelling since the release of its first record five years ago. From Ezra Koenig's effortless falsetto and drummer Chris Tomson's rollicking drum rolls that eerily echo old sur ... More >>
A bunch of great shows announced this week: Fresh off a string of well received comeback shows, Fall Out Boy is back with a new record and a tour that will hit Denver in June. Vampire Weekend is due at Red Rocks with Of Monsters and Men, while fun. has announced a date of its own at Red Rocks with T ... More >>
At the end of October, Killing Joke released its fifteenth album, MMXII. Given the impending doom that supposedly awaits us at the end of next week, it's hard to imagine a more perfect time to release a record that explores themes of such a looming eschatological event. In 1982, Killing Joke's Jaz C ... More >>
We're blessed to live here, you know. If you haven't already come to this conclusion on your own from feeling the ever-present sunshine and observing the wondrous sunset paintings we're treated to each evening, all you have to do is take a look at the brimming concert calendar. Whereas the live musi ... More >>
Denver Arts Week starts November 2 with a Know Your Arts First Friday. All week, we're previewing events that might fall within the parameters of Denver Arts Week, but aren't exclusive to its confines. Today's First Friday pick, Fancy Tiger Clothing's Civilized Living, is a monthly trunk show focus ... More >>
Last Thursday, Andy Guerrero had the kind of moment most Obama supporters will only ever experience in dreams: He met First Lady Michelle Obama in the radiant, well-toned flesh. He was, in fact, hugged and caressed by her. Guerrero was among the 3,100 people who waited more than four hours to see Ob ... More >>
Smashing Pumpkins leads this week's new show announcements. The '90s alt rock band fronted by Billy Corgan will make its way to Colorado this October for a show at 1STBANK Center. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday. Yonder Mountain String Band, Aesop Rock, the Faint and Mayer Hawthorne are ... More >>
It's only August 1, but occasional raindrops foreshadow the arrival of fall. So does fashion spotted on the streets: People are starting to sport pants again. In fact, we recently caught Fancy Tiger's Matthew Brown rocking trousers with a tank. Find out more in this week's installment of Denver stre ... More >>
A year after taking office, Mayor Michael Hancock delivered his first State of the City address this morning, promoting a range of priorities, including restructuring the police department, increasing programs for children and a new online initiative he is calling "e-Denver." That's right, Denver is ... More >>
Yee-haw! The National Western Stock Show has saddled up for the future. Although NWSS chairman Jerry McMorris passed away yesterday, leaders went through with the announcement of a deal that will help steer the direction of the Stock Show, expanding it beyond an every-January event into more of a ye ... More >>
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
There I was yesterday morning, feeling sorry for all the residents of Arizona who didn't get a chance to vote on that state's show-me-your-papers, anti-illegal immigration legislation and are now feeling as ostracized as Coloradans were after the voters of this state did approve the anti-gay- ... More >>
8.24.07 Le Meridien Hotel Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia South Pacific Subject: Death on the Zero Horizon PBC, A fatality introduced me to Niko and Chad a few days ago in Papeete, Tahiti. I had just arrived from Auckland and was settled in by the pool at my hotel, sneaking spikes of rum ... More >>
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