This week's crop of shows includes a busy lineup at the big venues, including guitar heaven at Fiddler's Green with ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. Elsewhere, the Coathangers return to Denver after a short time away, Styrofoam Sanchez plays Rhinoceropolis and, yes, Huey Lewis and the News are in Colorado. T ... More >>
The name of Medicinal Wellness Center sounded so generic that after I noticed it the other day online, I couldn't recall if I had been there before, a long time ago, or hadn't been there at all. Turns out I was right on both fronts, sort of.
WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>
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 >>
Being in a landlocked state, anything here that is beach-themed automatically feels campy and corny. Tiki bars, snow-cone stands, Hawaiian shirts, windsurfing -- all of it. So needless to say, the tropical-themed Medicinal Oasis, with its Jimmy Buffet/yacht club decor, was not winning style points ... More >>
Making plans for Mother's Day? Big Mac & Little Lu's -- the seafood market and restaurant that recently opened at 2851 West 120th Avenue in Westminster -- is hosting live music, a "Jimmy Buffet-style" band, from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday in May. The shop is also offering stuffed lobster tail and cham ... More >>
Our commute to work this morning wasn't as thrill-packed as during some Colorado storms, but it definitely had a certain level of danger -- thanks to a couple of drivers from out of state who appeared to have just seen their first flake. But which state's drivers are the scariest? We've photo-illust ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>
A Denver Cruiser Ride in the heart of December has to have a reason -- or at least a reason more urgent than the usual "because." And in fact, tonight's DCR Retro Ride is getting in gear for a great reason: It's destined to be part of a locally produced Travel Channel pilot with Bert Kreischer of th ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Puffit stealth personal vaporizer.
Like the working-class neighborhood where it's based, At Home Remedies is more function than fashion. The mudroom-turned-waiting room at the front of the house is furnished with scrolled antique furniture with a loud, gaudy and awesome 1970s-style white floral print and Astroturf is liberally used a ... More >>
Lori Midson Brandon Foster Vesta Dipping Grill 1822 Blake Street 303-296-1970 www.vestagrill.com This is part one of my interview with Brandon Foster, executive chef of Vesta Dipping Grill. Part two of my interview with Foster will run tomorrow. "Sweat Hog." Those are the words inscribed ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>
You probably don't generally equate going CD shopping with 7-Eleven, but with record stores disappearing everyday, a direct-seller called Mall Jamz is trying to change the way we think of buying music by selling it at the same place where we buy Slurpees. Some 7-Eleven stores across the metro ... More >>
So tonight, Kenny Chesney is kicking off his three-night stand at Red Rocks -- all three dates of which, BTW, are sold out. Impressive to be sure, but certainly not without precedent (Dispatch sold out a trio of dates last month, as did Widespread Panic). Regardless, even accounting for potential cr ... More >>
Videos below.For those who haven't been paying attention for the past two decades or so, drug use is common at raves. And guess what? When 7News reporters snuck in hidden cameras at the Electric Daisy Carnival's Aurora stop on June 11, they found some. Does this qualify as news more than a w ... More >>
Remember a few months ago when we told you about the upcoming Grateful Dead online game? Well, that's finally coming to fruition in August, but it looks like it will have a little competition from everyone's favorite party-man Jimmy Buffett. That's right, if there was ever a song we wanted to ... More >>
Ryan Gombeski, Chris Weaver and JP Manza of Take to the Oars at Congress Bridge Friday, March 18 SHIT! I swore last night that I would not be sitting here tonight at 3:00 a.m. in front of the computer working on the blog -- there are after parties to be had people! -- but alas, here we are ... More >>
Earlier this week, a report surfaced of a Norwegian boy scaring away a pack of wolves by playing Creed, proving once and for all that the only thing more terrifying then a pack of wolves is Creed. (Well, he also yelled and waved his arms around a bit, which is one of those strange tips you pi ... More >>
Dear stores, we get it: It's Christmas time. It only comes but once a year -- yadda, yadda, yadda. That's great and all, but being bombarded by Christmas music while searching for the perfect gifts is driving us nuts -- it's like being a mouse in an endless maze with no buttons to push. And, ... More >>
Parading in Boulder.You had to figure that the Boulder parade thanking those who fought the highly destructive Fourmile Canyon fire would be unusual -- just like the community putting it on. In the video below, keep an eye out for a percussion crew that looks like it came straight from a Jimm ... More >>
If you're not a student lucky enough to have a snow day, or a grown-up who's wisely decided to stay home and watch movies, you've either already been on the roads during today's storm or you're about to venture out onto them. And while Colorado drivers can present their own issues, out-of-staters ri ... More >>
Great White.The new talk outlet known as The Truth, at 101.5 FM, is playing music on the weekends. But stylistically, the station is a lot less consistent than the right-wing flavor of its syndicated blab. At first, the outlet simply spun the same mix of hard rock and hip-hop as during an int ... More >>
The case of Richard Lopez, a sergeant in the Army who died outside a Steamboat Springs bar shortly after returning from a tour in Afghanistan, would have been terrible under any circumstances. But the ultra-trivial dispute that led to the tragedy -- a jukebox spat that pitted Jimmy Buffett-loving Lo ... More >>
The USA Weekend magazine included in the June 29 Denver Post and oodles of other newspapers across These United States contained an unfortunate surprise -- and I'm not talking about the feature story on Jimmy Buffett (although, frankly, that makes sense in this context, too). No, the scary part was ... More >>
Hayes Carll’s always been known as an animated performer – but these days, the description can be taken literally. In “Crystal Beach Memories,” a clip accessible at Will Ferrell’s FunnyOrDie.com site, he looks like the image above as he talks about his life and times – topics that domina ... More >>
Tunes that take us back to those lazy, hazy days.
Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen.
Sunday, July 10, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030; Monday, July 11, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Marshall Chapman spins a yarn
Tower Road message board
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Have You Forgotten?(Dreamworks)
During ski season, local promoters know there's gold in them thar hills.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
This summer's outdoor-concert season was the weakest in years. Doesn't anyone want to hear music outside anymore?
THE BANDS THAT CAN FILL STADIUMS OFFER ONLY BLASTS FROM THE PAST.