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  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    The Wynkoop is now 25 -- but what would Denver look like if it had never been born?

    The Wynkoop Brewing Company celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday night. For a decade, Westword's offices were right across the street from the Wynkoop, and we spent many an afternoon, and evening, and night, um, "working" in the bar. If the Wynkoop hadn't been there, we would have saved a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    X Factor slated to host open auditions at the Denver Coliseum on Tuesday, May 14

    Alert your darling niece, the one whose mom just insists she's the next Christina Aguilera, that stardom awaits. X Factor auditions are being held at the Denver Coliseum; wristbands will be issued on Sunday, May 12, at 8 a.m. and auditions are slated for Tuesday, May 14. Unlike the first season, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Low Gravity: "You have to create a desire for people to be there."

    Low Gravity (hosting its dual CD release party tomorrow night at 3 Kings Tavern with Jaded Poet) got together in the summer of 2009 when Jess Ellis -- who used to play in the noteworthy, and unconventionally literary, sludge metal band the Nod, as well as Half of Zero -- started jamming with Austin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Neighbors question the city's sign standards

    ​In its February newsletter, under the headline "PROPOSED SPORTS AUTHORITY SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL," local neighborhood organization the Sloan's Lake Citizens' Group encourages its membership to write the city in response to the potential additions to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Because o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    The Fray at Red Rocks on Friday, May 11

    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Tebow! Tebow! And five other nicknames for Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

    ​Sports Authority Field at Mile High is certainly a more appropriate name for Denver's football stadium now that Invesco has become an obscure financial firm that nearly collapsed during the recession. Sports Authority, after all, is based in Colorado and was born from the stalwart Gart Brothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Top 5 stadium names just as ridiculous as Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    ​ News that Sports Authority is hoping to relieve Invesco of the naming rights to the Broncos stadium -- thus making the stadium's name even more of a mouthful: Sports Authority Field at Mile High -- is likely to rile fans who think the name is ridiculous enough already. But Denver isn't alone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    U2 Denver, 360° Tour at Invesco Field, 5/21/11

    Photos by Aaron Thackeray U2 360° TOUR With The Fray 05.21.11 | Invesco Field View U2 at Invesco Field slideshow Say what you will about U2. Name another band that can fill a stadium these days... Time's up. Drawing a blank? That's because there aren't any -- certainly not any from this era. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Jesus vs. Bono: Who would win? The founder of PeaceJam intends to find out

    Pictured here without cross.​Come Saturday, Colorado's poised to have more incoming messiahs than anybody ever asked for, including the evangelicals; besides being the scheduled day of Jesus' second coming according to Biblical number-cruncher Harold Camping, it's also the day Bono comes to De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Photos: Broncos fans sum up the season in three words

    "We suck"​Because most of us can only stand the talking heads of the NFL pre- and post-game shows in two or three-minute increments, we asked Broncos fans leaving the 33-28 loss to San Diego on Sunday at Invesco what they thought of the season. In three words or less. Photos and questions by A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Broncos blow like $2 hookers vs. Arizona: Please lose every game the rest of the season!

    Eric Studesville.​On Friday, Joe Williams, Irv Brown and other ESPN 1600 prognosticators picked the Broncos to crush the Cardinals under the theory that the team would be ultra-motivated after Coach Josh McDaniels's firing and other assorted embarrassments. But they couldn't have been more wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Cops and meth: More success stories from Denver's one-of-a-kind drug treatment program

    ​This week's cover story, "The Damage Done," details the Denver-based Justice Initiative for Drug Endangered Families, a unique approach to drug treatment that employs cops in their off hours to mentor addicts they usually lock away. The feature focuses on sisters Audrey and Katie and their re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Health code violations rampant at Invesco Field, Coors Field, and the Pepsi Center

    ​Going out to the ballgame? Maybe you want to eat elsewhere first. ESPN culled information from health inspection reports from every major stadium across the country and found that a majority had at least a handful of operating vendors with critical health code violations. Colorado was no ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Under a Blood Red Sky to help soften the blow of U2's postponment

    Bummed out that Bono and his U2 compadres won't be at Invesco this weekend? Yeah? So are we. Luckily, we have Under a Blood Red Sky, Denver's trusty rusty U2 tribute band, which has pulled together a gig this weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe this weekend to help us forget that we're now going to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Moving Pictures: A first look at Afterlife Allstar's "Yeah" video

    The Cadava Records crew is in the building, folks. This song and video is straight fire. The clip, Vince Lance's first, which stars the Afterlife Allstars -- RRAAHH Foundashun's Life The M.C, Azma, last seen in US Pipe, Status (Bagz of Dagga), Manic, Louie Cypha (Rotten) and Krookid Hooks -- inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Bikini Boy speaks!: Ty Hemmerling on his revealing American Idol performance

    Ty Hemmerling ties one on.​Last night's American Idol episode focusing on the show's Denver auditions introduced America to Fort Collins' Haeley Vaughn, who's clearly Colorado's great Idol hope. But arguably the most memorable moment came courtesy of Ty Hemmerling, dubbed "Bikini Boy" by judg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Game over for phony Bronco Amadeus Harlan

    Amadeus Harlan​Amadeus Harlan lived life like the Bronco player he claimed he was -- driving fast cars, wooing ladies left and right, even setting up a community sports company based around his gridiron glory. Too bad it was all a lie, as Westword described in the January 2008 feature "Pro and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Gambling with Homer: Breaking even in Rocktober

    ​Homer Duggins is the biggest sports fan in Denver and Westword's gambling, uh, "expert." Read his dispatches every Friday in the Latest Word sports section. What an incredible week it was for Denver sports! Good thing it's chilly now too, because it get really hot wearing my Sakic jersey on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Warped Tour, Kings of Leon, Judas Priest shows announced

    Sunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake and Flogging Molly, among others. A few mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Obama's inauguration ceremony much better planned than his DNC acceptance speech in Denver

    The inauguration ceremonies for President Obama seem to have gone smoothly yesterday, with no arrests and only a few small logistical mishaps reported. Quite a feat, considering the record two million people who flooded into Washington for the event. It all serves to illustrate the ways local and n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The Sports Column's Invesco shuttle: a drunk, lazy Broncos fan's dream

    Even though they sometimes make me want to drown myself in a souvenir soda, I enjoy going to  Broncos games when I get my hands on tickets. What I hate is getting to Invesco. Don't get me wrong: As stadium clusterfucks go, Denver's isn't half bad. But still, most of the options are less than pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 8 edition

    What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Broncos-Saints Preview: Things that may or may not slow down Reggie Bush

    Reggie Bush prepares to take the snap from girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The 1-1 2-0 Broncos host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Invesco, which means the Broncos' defense, not an impressive bunch thus far, will have to slow down Saints running back Reggie Bush, whose less-than-mind-blowing stats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    After the DNC: All quiet on the Western front

    At 3:30 a.m., southbound Speer Boulevard is empty -- and open. To the left, two cabs are cruising for their last fares of the night. To the right, Invesco Field at Mile High is still glowing, lit up with memories -- and the cleaning crews getting the place back in shape for this weekend's Colorado S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Barack Obama Post Speech Analysis

    Alright, alright, admitedly, the headline of this post is a little misleading. By no means am I a political analyst, nor am I even going to pretend to be. I have my own thoughts on Barack Obama's speech, but I'm gonna go ahead and leave the analytical dissection to far more qualified talking heads l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    What song will play for Obama's acceptance speech? The 10 (or so) best guesses

    Which song will electrify the crowd next Thursday? In a little more than a week, 75,000 lucky ticket-holders will head for Invesco Field, ready to usher in a new era of photos for their Facebook pages. They'll walk through the closed (and possibly burning) streets of Denver, arriving hours early t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Shmuck of the Week

    They are supposed to protect us from the real scumbags, and they build their reputations – and their egos – doing it in grand style. We are supposed to admire them, to honor them and to hold them up as pillars of credibility when others fail. But what happens when these pillars, guys like Chief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Meat Market: The Fourth Annual Adult Film Star Ball

    Slide Show First things first. To be honest, I was barely familiar with the 50-plus names of the adult film stars who were at the Fourth Annual Adult Film Star Ball at La Boheme on August 25. But after my seven or so hours of walking between the downtown strip club and the huge event tent next doo ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Bite Me

    Space Invaders