You may not be familiar with Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, but in Wisconsin, he's a big deal. In the early 1800s, the botanist, geographer and explorer traveled through the state in search of the source of the Mississippi River. He eventually found it in 1832 (it's Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota); thro ... More >>
ANTHRAX @ COMFORT DENTAL AMPHITHEATRE | 7.09.12 See Also: Mayhem in the mosh pit: The best crowd surfing photos from Mayhem Charlie Benante is looking ahead rather than reflecting on Anthrax's thirtieth anniversary Joey Belladonna talks about Married...With Children and rejoining the band Scott Ian ... More >>
PORTUGAL. THE MAN at OGDEN THEATRE | 5/2/12 Portugal. The Man really, really likes Denver -- at least as much as the Portland-by-way-of-Alaska act appreciates band names with unwarranted punctuation and song titles with extra parentheses, it seems. "I know a lot of bands come out and say that every ... More >>
Big photos below.What does a minter look like? Despite a recent Google search, we at the Latest Word are still unsure how to picture one. But we could find out soon, because minters are among the choices offered by the student government at CU-Denver as a new mascot for the school's downtown ... More >>
Courtesy of No Shame ProductionsJeremy Make and Andy Raney stand with Christine, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of vintage golf karts.Call it a quarter-life crisis: Andy Raney does. Because before watching the documentary that resulted, it's slightly difficult to imagine why two adult males -- Raney an ... More >>
Big pics below.It started as a routine domestic-violence report. But there was nothing routine about what followed -- a standoff between David Orton and thirteen police officers that went on for a lead-filled four hours. Orton's reward: a 180-year prison sentence. Here are the details that e ... More >>
Big pic below.Khory Gagner, this is your life, and it's a mess. Or at least it was on the night a drunken binge inspired him to break into a restaurant/bar, where he accidentally started a fire while heating up some queso for nachos -- a snack he'll have several years' worth of community cor ... More >>
Large photos below.Andrew Kubicek was arrested on child-pornography charges after a search warrant was executed for Remedy Care Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary, where he worked -- and if the center's name rings a bell, it should. Elizabeth "Libby" Santaguida, allegedly murdered by her bro ... More >>
Between the Denver Beer Fest, the Great American Beer Fest and various Oktoberfest events taking place around the city, you're sure to find your fill of beer at one place or another. Still, there's lots more non-carbonated fun taking place, including a new movie series at Infinite Monkey Theo ... More >>
A Flickr photoDon't pretend like you didn't know this week marks the start of the Denver Beer Fest. We'll be covering it extensively, so check back for updates on what hoppy happenings are taking place. But, believe it or not, that's not all that's going on this week in culinary events. Keep ... More >>
Country sensation Jason Aldean, who has been selling out arenas on his Wide Open tour, visits the Odeum Colorado Thursday, March 18. Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" single spent four weeks at the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart and has been certified gold. Reserved seats run $ ... More >>
Averaging 200 shows every year for the past eight years, the members of Pepper have earned a reputation for being as dedicated as they are hedonistic. With five full-length albums under their belt and the development of their own record label, the Hawaiian-bred members have demonstrated an int ... More >>
There was a ton of action with concert announcements this week, especially some great shows at Red Rocks including Ween (Sunday, September 6), Wilco (Friday, July 3), the Killers (Wednesday, September 9), Lyle Lovett (Sunday, July 26) and Slightly Stoopid (Wednesday, July 15). Fiddler's Green roped ... More >>
After teaming up for a successful three-night run in New York City last year, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood announced an exclusive fourteen-city U.S. tour that stops at the Pepsi Center on Sunday, June 21. They'll each play their own solo hits as well as perform tunes by Blind Faith, an outfit the ... More >>
Last Friday, my friend Greg got an e-mail from a buddy in L.A. who was all excited about a new liquor he was planning to try that weekend that's made with cocaine -- sort of. Greg and his girlfriend got online to research this European concoction that's been compared to absinthe, and found a feature ... More >>
Denver radio's getting a shakeup, with more alterations on the horizon. But do any of the switches qualify as improvements?
More know-it-alls are taking to the bars to show off their big brains and pickle them at the same time.
Be there or be square!
She's hot. She's coming over. Wanna buy some Scotch?
A special soused report
The big Kiss-off
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Get Your Goat
Shop till you drop
In Black Lamb's eyes, hard rock was never broken. Why fix it?
The Mile High City starts the new year with a world-class whimper.
The Hellacopters are ready to take off.
The Smithereens' Pat DiNizio goes where he's never gone before.