Earlier this morning, the FBI announced the results of Operation Cross Country, a three-day, nationwide operation targeted victims of underage prostitution and the criminals profiting from it. According to the feds, 105 juveniles were recovered as a result of the effort, and 150 pimps were busted. ... More >>
Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>
Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Stephanie March hosted at Cantina this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>
The folks at the Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America recently ranked 100 cities in terms of how good, or bad, they are for residents with allergies. The worst was Jackson, Mississippi, while Denver placed in the ten best cities -- at number ten. That means nine cities ranked higher than the ... More >>
See Also: Angry Hand of God at Bender's Tavern, 8/2/12 Angry Hand of God started in 2008 as a band inspired by the kind of slow, crushing, psychedelic metal that ran through most of the stoner rock bands at the time. Only this band has really strong riffs that have propelled it from the dark sludge ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
We're still knee deep in holiday flavor over here, so this week we decided to catch up with a ballet dancer to help us better understand how one would go about dancing around on a stage as a profession. We talked to Kevin Gaël Thomas, who is originally from France but is currently a dancer f ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Photo: Aaron Matthews LOCALS ONLY The funny thing about living in Colorado is that you may have superstars right in your own backyard and not even know it. That’s certainly the case with rapper ytCracker. While he’s not widely known in the Colorado hip-hop scene, he’s a beast in “nerdcore ... More >>
In a profile from Westword’s June 28 edition, Mavis Staples speaks her mind in a notably feisty manner -- and in the following Q&A, which encompasses the entire text of the interview that formed the basis of the article, her undimmed passion comes through even more clearly. Topics include her rea ... More >>
How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.
Golda Solomon keeps her rhymes jazzy.
From the week of October 21, 2004
This place is a zoo!
Dialing for dollers
Old pufferbellies stay on track at the Narrow Gauge Railfest.
Breckenridge has a bad-boy image, but is there truth in advertising?
It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.
The head Sweet Potato Queen visits her silly subjects in Denver.
USC may again tackle a football program -- hoping to score more enrollment.
Septuagenarian jazz poet laureate Mose Allison thrives on the blues.
Anne Sulton missed out on the civil-rights movement of the Sixties. Now she's making up for it.
CASSANDRA WILSON MAKES JAZZ MEANT FOR THE MASSES--AND SHE KNOWS IT.