THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 6/8/12
As good as the Psychedelic Furs' records are, there is just something about seeing Richard Butler, who was all smiles on this night, and hearing his heartfelt thank yous at the end of various songs, and then seeing the collective happiness of those who ... More >>
BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13
Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>
The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 in the wake of the explosion of punk rock in England. By the 1980s, the group had evolved from its earlier musical impulses into a kind of atmospheric, at times brooding, at times celebratory, post-punk band with a broad emotional and sonic palette.
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With Halloween over, we're now officially on to colder weather and anticipating the upcoming holiday season. But there's still plenty to do this week, everything from Day of the Dead parties to art openings, costume parties and even a dramatic reading of lines from Pretty in Pink. And they're each u ... More >>
Molly Ringwald started writing as a child -- before she became an '80s teen icon who starred in such John Hughes films as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club . She says she never really thought she'd publish anything, though -- but last year, she released her self-help memoir Gett ... More >>
Molly Ringwald, who comes from a family of voracious readers, started writing as a child -- before she became an '80s teen icon who starred in such John Hughes films as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club -- but says she never really thought she'd publish anything. Last year, thou ... More >>
You might have noticed that Jason Mewes didn't utter a single four-letter word when we interviewed him about Kevin Smith: Live From Behind, a live recording of the duo's podcast, which select movie theaters across the country will screen tonight. Find more details in our online calendar listings.
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Skate & create! The fourth annual Bordo Bello skateboard art fundraiser runs tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Redline Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe Street, with a silent auction featuring skateboard decks, vinyl toys and other artwork. Event organizers sent out blank Board Pusher decks and KidRobot Mun ... More >>
Anthony Michael Hall defined a subculture for an era once, back in the days of the Brat Pack, when over the course of two great years and three great movies he pretty much single-handedly made it (sort of) okay to be a nerd -- at least, that's what I argued in my post celebrating his birthday ... More >>
Ever since he ended up as conspicuously the only member of the Breakfast Club not to get coupled up -- and was pretty much okay with it -- we knew Anthony Michael Hall was a guy we could identify with. Lanky, bug-eyed and just a little too weirdly enthusiastic, he was the quintessential geek, ... More >>
Back when the Film on the Rocks schedule was announced, fans got a chance to select their favorite John Hughes film for a showing. Well, the fans spoke and overwhelmingly they chose Ferris Bueller's Day Off over The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Ferris grabbed nearly half the vote, lea ... More >>
Update: This morning, the Denver Film Society announced the full lineup for this year's Film on the Rocks. See which acts are slated to perform after the jump.
The Film on the Rocks 2010 schedule has been announced. Looks like the Denver Film Society is kicking things off with a bang this ... More >>
Screen grab from an observant fellow VAUX fan who spied this before us.
After all the work that went into compiling this year's Westword Music Showcase ballot, we needed a break last weekend. A break that involved watching Pretty in Pink, a flick we hadn't seen in a dozen years or more, on V ... More >>
There's been a lot of prom-themed events lately, from the Rockbar's '80s Nerd Prom last weekend to next weekend's John Hughes memorial prom at Starz. But something tells me this weekend's Very Senior Prom, which kicks off at 9 pm. Saturday, August 29 at Moe's BBQ and Bowling, may be the highl ... More >>
John Hughes.When news broke yesterday about the death of director John Hughes at age 59, I couldn't help thinking back on my brief encounter with the maker of iconic '80s teen flicks such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
The year was 1985, and I was living ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayBusta on the Rocks.Shall we rap?
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks.
• MP3 Freeloader: Rockie making a splash on the club scene.
• Zebra Junction closes up shop this evening.
• Q&A with Jared Piccone of Innerpartysystem.
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Photo: Chad FahnestockBoyz II Men, Stevie B and Break EFXFriday, November 28, 2008Ogden TheaterBetter than: Listening to the recorded soundtrack from the ten-year high school reunion of any graduating class from the 1990s.The reactions varied wildly. When I told people that I was covering the Boyz I ... More >>