#98: Rian Kerrane Galway girl Rian Kerrane came to Colorado in 2002 to teach sculpture at the University of Colorado Denver, but her installations in mixed media and cast iron have an international reach, from the galleries of RedLine and Edge to others in her home country of Ireland. Perfectly com ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Irish drinking songs may seem fairly simple to the casual listener. The main theme is in the title, right? These are songs concerned with alcohol of any kind, tunes in 4/4 that are easy to clap along with during St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Though that may be the kind of criteria that guides thos ... More >>
Put up or shut up. After a group of Democratic leaders staged a press conference last week to demand that Mitt Romney release more of his tax returns, ABC News asked the group if they would make public their 1040s, too. Several refused to do so -- but not Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland, whose tax posture ... More >>
Bobby Long takes over the Walnut Room with Ian Cooke for a night of swooning, heartthrobbing goodness. The English singer-songwriter had his first big break thanks to the Twilight soundtrack, but his rough and beautiful voice has shown Long to be more than just a pretty face. (7 p.m. doors, 2 ... More >>
Spiderman: Much better at saving the world than Bono.Bono recently took time out of his busy touring schedule to save his investment opportunity, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark -- a Broadway musical boasting tunes written by the investor himself, daredevil scenes of amazing acrobatics and, acco ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Liz Clark, who divides her time between Colorado and Ireland, was tapped to play the Lilith Tour at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Tuesday, July 13. She won the the Denver-local talent search after submitting her tune "Who's Your Angel" from her 2005 release Hand on the Stov ... More >>
A word that applies to the vast majority of the stories I've seen, heard or read about today's tenth anniversary of the killings at Columbine High School is "obligatory." Although fewer commemorative efforts have appeared on April 20 in recent years than in the immediate aftermath of the bloodshed ... More >>
Irish food and wine rule the night at Lannies.
Its live-feed rugby for breakfast.
When Irish guys are smiling, it should be fun for the whole family.
We traded this for ballerinas? First, Bravo Ristorante dropped is opera-singing waiters. Now the Supreme Court is closed for renovation (although its web site has yet to reflect that), and when it reopens, it will be as Katie Mullen's Irish Pub, the first location in this country for a family that ... More >>
The Purple Fluid. Westword's other blogs are pipin' hot. Backbeat Online features an on-site report from Wax Trax's 30th anniversary celebration, complete with a reunion of the Fluid and a set by the Purple Fluid, co-starring the sons of Fluid guitarist Rick Kulwicki. The next generation appears ... More >>
Weaned on Metallica, this duo makes acoustic guitars sound heavy.
Photo by G. Wigler Twenty-five years ago today, on a unseasonably dreary June day presumably a lot like the one we're experiencing right now in the Mile High City, a marginally known band from Ireland played a now legendary set at Red Rocks. The gig essentially turned Bono and his mates into bona fi ... More >>
Today is my birthday. Which is all well and good. St. Patrick‚Äôs Day babies get to be honorary citizens of Ireland; our birthdays are remembered by more people; and there is an entire section of greeting cards dedicated to those born on March 17 (if you divide the U.S. population of 303 million by ... More >>
While Denver itself frequently ranks in national polls for having one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebrations, none of our local Irish pubs ever get so much as nod from out-of-towners. Whatever, we don't need some national booze critic to tell us where to get soused. For a town this size, we h ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: The ten-year anniversary of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea has arrived, and this live set from 1997, covering several songs from the now-classic release, is as good a way as any to celebrate.
Sunday, August 19, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, 1-800-624-2422.
Celebrate St. Patrick at the Denver Zoo.
Donít blame Ireland on the Mexicans.
Friday, October 7, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Assiya (Deep Tree Music)
Watch out for beer bottles, laser pointers and pointy umbrellas.
Wednesday, October 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
Don's Club Tavern
Tom Quinn Kumpf digs into deep-rooted Celtic myths
An Irish reporter's story is immortalized as Hollywood truth.
The story of the Magdalene asylums raises questions about the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Denver Zoo goes ape
The summer kicks off with some green-hued music at Conor OíNeillís Summer Outdoor Music Festival.
The Celtic Tavern may be a great bar. Unfortunately, it wants to be a restaurant, too.
High drama and spirited romance spice up The Last September.
The Snippets at the Auraria campus.
Let them drink Guinness...
The Irish rockers in the Indulgers are part of the green wave that's sweeping Colorado.