What makes a great country song? Well, if David Allan Coe is to be believed, the songs require a few things: mama, trains, trucks, prison, or gettin' drunk. There's got to be more to it than that though, right? Like, at least five more things. Country music draws on the same themes so often that it' ... More >>
Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>
Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>
"Corrido," explains Yuri Kato, the director of Tequila Corrido, "is a type of music associated with the tequila smugglers of the border region. It's romantic and story-telling." And it's also the name of a highland-region tequila that launched two years ago in Arizona but, thanks to Kato, is startin ... More >>
Do you want a shot of attitude with that beer? Laura Shunk's interview with Adam Hodak, the Green Russell bartender who doesn't think bartenders should be pretentious, hit a few people in their funny bones, not to mention wallets lightened by the cost of craft cocktails. The comments keep flowing o ... More >>
The woman sitting in the booth behind us was beside herself: "We kept telling city council that we needed a barbecue place out here. We've been to every single barbecue place in Denver and this is by far the best," she declared, waving her arms dismissively when I interjected something about liking ... More >>
Including this post, the total number of posts on Cafe Society in 2011 was 3,241. That's a lot of bloggering for a local restaurant scene blog. And who has time to go through all of them? Certainly not you. Which is why we've tallied up the top ten posts -- judging from traffic, at least -- on Caf ... More >>
Britt ChesterEat it, journalism!There are two distinct periods in the average American's life: high school and not-high school. For me, the farther I get from those formative ninth-through-twelfth-grade years -- 1994 to 1998 -- the cooler they seem to have been. Today, when I look back at say ... More >>
Pick up a scoop of your favorite flavor with your new book.Shannon Piserchio, who co-owns The Bookery Nook with her husband, Gary, used to write posts on Facebook asking someone, anyone, to open an ice cream shop near their place at 4280 Tennyson Street. She didn't know she was talking to her ... More >>
T.G.I. Friday's new craft-beer-soaked Angus steak.T.G.I. Friday's would be so much cooler if the chain would just embrace and enjoy the fact that it's a punchline. Being a joke isn't necessarily a bad thing. Charlie Sheen, Tom Tancredo and the entire cast of Jersey Shore get it and make it ... More >>
The discussion of our Denver's five best wings list has really taken off, with readers pushing everything from Highland Tap and Burger to Moe's Original Bar-B-Que to Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria. From Toddicus: I've eaten wings at most of the places listed and still have yet to find wings a ... More >>
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey whiskey.Steeped in tradition, Jack Daniel's doesn't debut new liquors often, but the famous Tennessee distillery is rolling out a new whiskey in April: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey. We were sent two bottles and quickly went through one. How does it taste? Well, ... More >>
With Valentine's Day upon us once again, love is in the air. Birds are tweeting, butterflies are floating on the gentle breeze, and Internet connections are blinking away as the lovelorn hit up their hard-working little modems and wireless routers to locate a date. Finding that date can be ... More >>
SKRILLEX With Pillowfight 12.16.10 | Boulder Theatre Last night at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Skrillex showed his fans exactly what creatures can lurk in the hard, dark reaches of dance music and broke the rules for a live DJ gig in surprisingly delightful ways.
A Flickr PhotoDid you use conventional flour in those? That's so 2006The holidays bring out the crazy in multi-tasking moms. As the seasons turn and after all the "My kid didn't fail third grade English" bumper stickers have been purchased, they turn their attention to cookie-exchange parties ... More >>
If this exists, so do other food trends.Real or fake? Below are eleven food trends and concepts that could be real or made up. It's up to you to guess which is which. (Let us know in the comments section.) After all, who would've thought there would be cupcake trucks driving around Denver sel ... More >>
Jack Daniels BBQ Mediaâ€‹2 Lil' Macs BBQ is the little piggy of "The Jack." The Broomfield-based team is now en route to Lynchburg, Tennessee, for the 22nd Annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. The contest will be smokin' today and tomorrow, with teams competing for $30,000 ... More >>
Peter Lee T Model Ford is sweet tea spiked with moonshine -- something simple and sweet but with a hell of a kick. In the late 1990s Fat Possum Records discovered him and put out his first album, Pee-Wee Get Your Gun. Since then, he's recorded five more albums, including his latest, I'm a La ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Big Game Restaurant & Lounge, 1631 Wazee Street, is giving some love to Jack Daniels at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the "You Don't Know Jack...The Way We Know Jack" dinner, three courses plus an amuse paired with Jack Daniels cocktails. Attendees will taste a Jack mint julep, a Man ... More >>
After being rumored for months, it's now official: The Rouge is the latest member of the Atlantic Records roster. Last night in Los Angeles over a bottle of single barrel Jack Daniels, "which they polished off in the Atlantic office," reports the act's manager Adam Lancaster, the guys signed their ... More >>
A new version of The Joy of CookingSemen is not only nutritious, but it also has a wonderful texture and amazing cooking properties. Like fine wine and cheeses, the taste of semen is complex and dynamic. Semen is inexpensive to produce and is commonly available in many, if not most, homes and ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about an alleged medical marijuana robbery that was misreported -- and the anger of a dispensary owner over what he saw as sensationalized coverage of the weed industry in general. Last night, an ideal example of this phenomenon appeared on Channel 31 -- a hyped-up repo ... More >>
Photo by Hayley Spain If you make it out to Moe's next Thursday, October 29, you can catch a bill of Light Travels Faster, Night Owl and Portamento. If you like Light Travels faster (and you probably will; our A.H. Goldstein said the band has a "dense, textured and harmonically rich sound [th ... More >>
Kiernan MaletskyWinner Big Rig gets some love. At the regional Air Guitar Championship, everything is ridiculous. There's a guy onstage wearing a fur vest and a rhinestone handgun belt buckle, taking shots of Jack Daniels and diddling the air three inches in front of his crotch. But the most ridicu ... More >>
Out on Bail escapes the alt-country cage with its conviction intact.
GWAR marks its platinum year of gore.
Sunday, July 24, World Arena, Colorado Springs, 303-830-8497.
Sancho's Broken Arrow
New music from area artists
Home Movie looks inside some eccentric domiciles.
Texas Land & Cattle Steak House
The country revisionists behind BR5-49 play Nashville's numbers game.
Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd rise again.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.