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    January 24, 2013
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    October 11, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    March 26, 2012

    Tenacious D at Red Rocks July 26. Tickets on sale this Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

    Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest album of all time. This, apparently, is not opinion either, but rather fact. The tour kicks off on May 23 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    The 50 worst sports movies of all time

    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 >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    October 14, 2011

    Five top Colorado birding spots from Mark Obmascik, author of The Big Year

    ​The Big Year, based on a 2004 book by former Denver Post writer Mark Obmascik and starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston and Rashida Jones, among others, debuts in theaters nationwide today. But before The Big Year got the big Hollywood treatment, it w ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    May 27, 2011

    Top five shark-related pop-culture references, in honor of Megalodon

    ​A new exhibit is opening at the Wildlife Experience Museum tomorrow: Megalodon: The Largest Shark That Ever Lived. The exhibit includes a life-sized replica of megalodon (pictured above) and comparisons with other sharks we think of as scary-big, like the Great White, along with explanations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Five terrible holiday parody songs

    ​There's just something about this time of year that inspires people to record parodies. Jack Black and Jason Segal just spoofed the David Bowie and Bing Crosby classic, "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy," and yesterday, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly premiered their version of the tune. Cli ... More >>

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    July 25, 2010

    UMS Night Three Travelogue: Air Dubai at Import Warehouse, Machine Gun Blues at 3 Kings and more

    UMS Travelogue, Night Thee 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway There's been no shortage of buzz surrounding Air Dubai: Though it has yet to hit the national stage, round these parts we've already as good as coronated the band successor to Flobots. Though the acoustics were terrible in the Im ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    RIP Ronnie James Dio: The metal legend gone at 67. Metallica and others pay tribute

    Ronnie James Dio, dead at 67, was one of the great metal voices.​Metal heads and dark rock connoisseurs everywhere are today without one of the most feared vocalists of the genre. Ronnie James Dio -- the prolific artist who fronted Black Sabbath (post-Ozzy), Rainbow, Heaven and Hell and, of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    More Mile High American Idol hopefuls

    In yesterday's Idol wrap up, it appears we missed another group of homegrown hopefuls who are on their way to Tinseltown. First up is Mark LaBriola, seen in the clip below, from Aurora. He thinks he looks like Jack Black (we think he bears more of a passing resemblance to Jason Cain of Astrophagus), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    When music meets movies: Ten Great Hollywood Decisions

    ​All right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>

  • Film

    January 1, 2009
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    December 10, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Dreaming of Me

    As Matthew Wilder once said, "Last night, I had the strangest dream." I was at some sort of educational and/or military compound, and in the main dining hall there was a musical performance. My friend, a local photographer, was with me, and we were excited about the show. In some ways, it could have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Rock the Vote: Beastie Boys and Tenacious D at the Fillmore

    Photo: Chad Fahnestock Rock the Vote: The Beastie Boys and Tenacious D November 3, 2008 Fillmore Better than: Any other reason to miss Monday Night Football In case you haven’t heard, there’s an election today. Rock the Vote brought Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys to Denver to remind young ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, November 3 edition

    Jack Black posing with a photo of Tenacious D after a press conference at the Fillmore Auditorium this afternoon. Fall back on the following blogs. Today in Backbeat Online: • Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys want you to get off your asses and vote. • Patrick Park and Andy Butler discuss thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys want you to get off your asses and vote

    Tonight, the Beastie Boys and Tenacious D play the Fillmore Auditorium on behalf of Rock the Vote, an organization dedicated to, well, rocking the vote. But several hours prior to the gig, the five stars of the show -- B-Boys Mike Diamond (aka Mike D), Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Adam Yauch (MCA), p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    More pressing questions for the Beasties and Tenacious D

    The press conference preceding Monday's Rock the Vote show with Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys was a strictly Q-and-A affair, which meant that the musicians hadn’t prepared anything to say, and the success of the event hinged on questions from the handful of journalists in attendance. Thankfully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Milking It: Kung Fu Panda Crunchers

    Kung Fu Panda Crunchers Kellogg's Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: The cereal's building blocks are actually building circles -- light tan orbs made of oat and corn flour. Think of them as Kix, or more accurately, fake Kix. These mounds are supplemented by four varieties of marshm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Last Night... Stevie Wonder @ Fiddler's Green

    Stevie Wonder July 1, 2008 Fiddler's Green How long has it been since Stevie Wonder performed in Denver? He headlined an intimate date at the Paramount Theatre the last time around, and I vividly remember a moment early in his set when a petite woman near the front of the room went from ecstasy to ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2008

    Summer Movie Preview

    The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.

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    February 21, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    Be Kind Rewind

    Michel Gondry attempts to celebrate DIY filmmaking but comes up short, stale and flat.

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Classic Rock 101

    Students introduce the School of Rock.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Don't Fear Reaper

    I’ve got a fever! And the only answer is more Reaper. This new CW series is one of the more pleasant surprises of the new television season. No, it’s not going to affect you deeply, change your world, make you laugh or cry or become a part of you. But it’s a fun-enough diversion in an otherwi ... More >>

  • Film

    August 30, 2007

    Balls of Fury

    Answer all correctly and win a Def Leppard album!

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    July 3, 2007
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    March 1, 2007
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    November 30, 2006

    Tenacious D

    The Pick of Destiny
    Epic

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    Tenacious D in "The Pick of Destiny"

    The band gets back together, andandand?

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Tenacious D

    Kyle Gass and Jack Black discuss their first feature film.

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006

    Lofty Cinema

    The Civic Center Film Series will have you walking on clouds.

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Trainwreck

    Wednesday, July 26, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House.

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    PC Patrol

    Takes one to know one.

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Moist Boys

    The Sound of Urchin shoots its musical wad.

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't saying much.

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    February 23, 2006
  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    For Pete's Sake

    Girls want boyfriends with skills. Good thing Efren Ramirez can deejay.

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    January 19, 2006
  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    The Dan Band

    Saturday, August 27, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Film

    June 9, 2005

    Bad Education

    Kids at Paul Green's rock school are learning some serious riffs, but at what price?

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    March 25, 2004

    Best DVD Rentals

    Juma's DVD/The Bohemian Bean

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Film

    March 14, 2002

    Deep Freeze

    Three mammals and a baby try to keep us warm in Ice Age.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Let It D

    With its show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.

  • Film

    March 30, 2000

    Rock On!

    Here's the top five reasons this movie rules.

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