The concept is simple: Adapt Ken Kesey's novel about a fascist mental ward, and make half the patients deaf. The affect, though, is much more complex and dynamic. The Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre's co-director, Nicki Runge, says she's always felt that "the way the patients were treated in One Flew Ov ... More >>
SAT & SUN | RIOT FEST at MAY FARMS, BYERS | 9/21-9/22 When your band can be said to be a direct and obvious influence on the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and countless punk bands since, it's fair to say you've made an impact on punk rock. But the Stooges didn't look too far into the future in making its ... More >>
TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>
Richard Brautigan spent a few years basking in the celebrity sun as the author of such counterculture classics as Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar. But it was a short honeymoon, and the writer, who came up from poverty, fell into a trough of depression and alcoholism later in life. H ... More >>
The DeadThursday, May 7, 2009Pepsi CenterBetter than: a Grateful Dead cover band but at times worse than some of Phil Lesh's bands -- wait, the Dead kind of is a Grateful Dead cover band.Singer/guitarist Bob Weir, always the wild-eyed youngster in the Grateful Dead, was in his late teens and early 2 ... More >>
Call hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson's style what you will, a new doc succeeds when saluting his substance.
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The much-ballyhooed arrival in Denver of the scroll bearing Jack Kerouac's On the Road manuscript brings back memories of the last great Beat convergence in these parts, a time when wacky Kerouacians crowded the University of Colorado campus in Boulder to revel in all things Jack. The year was 1982 ... More >>
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The Grateful Deadís chief observer attempts to distill the bandís appeal in a new book.
The spirit of the road rides on with Eddy Joe Cotton and his bunch.
A Boulder dispute puts the ďbeatĒ into Beat poetry, man.
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
Neon Renaissance wants to change the way Denverites hear music.