Jack Black

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    JJ Grey & Mofro at the Fillmore, 2/21/14

    JJ GREY & MOFRO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/21/14 This show at the Fillmore offered a full night of funk in various forms, from the cowfunk stomp of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers to the slick and polished Motown meets Shel Silverstein funk of Keller Williams, culminating with JJ Grey and Mofro's down ... More >>

  • Film

    November 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Five better ways to do bottle service in Denver

    The term "bottle service" usually implies something very specific: plush pleather seating and a bottle of your favorite booze, complete with an array of classic mixers and potentially a gaggle of scantily-clad ladies. While Denver does boast plenty of places that will give you exactly this -- a nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Zac Brown Band at Red Rocks, 5/8/13

    ZAC BROWN BAND @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/8/13 "We're gonna warm it up!" Zac Brown said just before he launched into "Toes," one of the handful of Jimmy Buffettized country-rock tunes his band played at Red Rocks last night. That song ("Toes in the water/Ass in the sand"... don't act like you have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Marijuana: Susan Sarandon voicing robocalls for Amendment 64

    Last night, I got a call from Susan Sarandon. No, she didn't want to talk to me about her Academy Award for Dead Man Walking or the eleven pending projects listed on her IMDB page or whether Justin Timberlake is a motherlover in real life. No, she wanted to tout Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has died

    Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    In honor of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two: A look at the Beastie Boys' top five videos

    ​The Beastie Boys have been shaking our ear drums with their mind-blowing rap, hilarious and brilliant lyrics, and daring beats since the '80s. Over the weekend, the crew premiered its new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (streaming below), at Madison Square Garden, center court. That momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    The Beastie Boys's "Fight For Your Right - Revisited" trailer is awesome

    The Beastie Boys.​The Beastie Boys have been men for quite some time now, but they've clearly never lost their sense of playfulness. The group's long-anticipated upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (no, you didn't miss part one), is shaping up to be quite an event, judging by the just-r ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    CNN hero gets advice on rocking from former Westworder

    Penny Parker's amusing column in today's Rocky Mountain News spotlights Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Denver-based Ethiopia Reads, which raises funds to bring books and libraries to Gebregeorgis' native land. Our November 13 blog "Vote for Ethiopia Reads' Yohannes Gebregeorgis as CNN's Hero of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Q&A with Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson of the Roots

    The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2008

    Drillbit Taylor

    Owen Wilson’s a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.

  • Film

    December 6, 2007

    Margot at the Wedding

    Margot sees family for what it is: prickly.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007

    Colin Check

    The crowd that gathered on April 22 for the Decemberists' gig at the Fillmore Auditorium was dominated by college agers who looked as if they'd decided to take a break from writing a paper for their semiotics class or post-grad couples looking for a little intellectual stimulation in advance of the ... More >>

  • Film

    December 7, 2006

    The Holiday

    The awful truth about Nancy Meyers’s chick flicks.

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Kids Incorporated

    Dog House Music trains tomorrow's stars.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 19, 2006

    Monkey Shines

    Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.

  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Ape Escape

    This Kong's just too long.

  • Film

    September 30, 2004


    Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites.

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2004

    The Kitsch Is All Right

    D.C. Gallery gives a high profile to lowbrow art

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Off Limits

    Pussy galore

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Off Limits

    Blame Canada

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Sodom and Milwaukee

    For Dennis and Jimmy Flemion of the Frogs, whoring out for The Man is enough to make you croak.

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Music

    August 30, 2001


    Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Five Alive

    The country revisionists behind BR5-49 play Nashville's numbers game.