With Cars, Cards and Carbines, author Travis Heermann is aiming to bring some fun back into the world of speculative fiction. The forthcoming anthology -- aiming for a December 2014 release and currently seeking funding via Kickstarter -- is primed to do just that with a series of action-packed stor ... More >>
Prud Style is named after the first tailor in Ghana, known only as "Prudence," who was considered a leader of Africa's hipster culture in the 1940s. Denver entrepreneur Dacia McPherson picked that name for a fashion company that she hopes will go global, she's turned to KickStarter to bring Prud Sty ... More >>
#40: Brian Corrigan. Brian Corrigan dreams big -- in 3D -- and his latest project means to recreate cyberspace live on the streets of downtown Denver next summer as a way of bringing people and ideas together through life-sized gaming. If all goes according to plan, OhHeckYeah: An Immersive Street ... More >>
Inviting the audience to work with musicians, dancers and performance artists in intimate, one-on-one shows, Tara Rynders, creator of You & Me, has seen great success across Colorado since she started her site-specific interactive perforcmances in 2011. The dancer has also taken her show on the road ... More >>
A couple wants a kickass wedding with all the trimmings -- full band with the saxophone player, twenty-tier French cake with custard filling, individually plated sashimi selections, and a photo booth that takes those old-fashioned sepia pictures -- all in an urbane, affected, pastoral setting comple ... More >>
Comic-Con has been packing in talent and fans alike in San Diego all weekend. Liz Ohanesian is covering the action for our media group; here's the third of her reports. Twenty years ago, Emily the Strange first appeared on T-shirts and other odds and ends. Now, the thirteen-year-old girl with the lo ... More >>
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery is the latest brewery-in-planning to try crowdfunding as a way to raise money for equipment or other needs. Several other breweries in Colorado have tried to do the same thing over the past few years with limited success. The brewery, which has already signed a lease a ... More >>
Pacha Play began when the clothing line's local mastermind, Edica Pacha, wanted to expand her work as a photographer and installation and performance artist. "I started sewing as a way to get a little more creative and interactive with some of the work I was doing. I just started making clothes for ... More >>
Loren Cordain, a professor at Colorado State University since 1990, wrote the original version of The Paleo Diet a decade ago, but the eat-like-a-caveman regimen has taken off in recent years, given a real workout by CrossFit fans. By accident or design, chefs around town are offering dishes that fi ... More >>
In many pockets of Denver, there are visible connections to our city's past that are, with each passing year, slowly being erased in favor of a more modern aesthetic. This concerns Black Eye Coffee co-owner Gregory Ferrari, who is has been promoting a Kickstarter campaign to install a large, early t ... More >>
It's been roughly two and half years since James McElwee raised more than $5000 on Kickstarter to make a documentary on Bob Ferbrache, and the film still isn't finished. After raising the money, McElwee started interviewing members of bands like Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Tarantella, Warlock Pinchers ... More >>
Denver blog posts really need a nap about now. Denver Egotist pitches the Kickstarter campaign for Fort Collins' Aluboo Bicycles, which are made of aluminum and bamboo. Really. Denver PR Blog offers free advice to the DU athletic director. Colorado Peak Politics says a Harlem Shake video to hype ... More >>
Nerds of a feather flock together, as they say. Brian Ibbott and jazz composer Andrew Allen have once again proven this adage to be entirely true. The two have paired up to produce another passion project that is sure to appeal to the dorkiest dweebs you know, Free Play, an album of traditional jazz ... More >>
Here's a strange fact about Colorado's every-increasing number of breweries: head south out of Golden or west from Lakewood along Colorado Highway 285 and it will be a while -- about 115 miles -- before you find one. The 285 corridor between Lakewood and Buena Vista, a very popular route, appears to ... More >>
Denver blog posts are hoping for the best. At Colorado Pols, Jason Salzman quotes Tom Tancredo as saying he wants Mike Coffman to be reelected but doesn't think his new, more moderate immigration stance will help him. Denver Egotist promotes the Knotty Tie Co. on Kickstarter. At WhoSaidYouSaid, T ... More >>
document the everyday struggles of people trying to eke out a living from performing stand-up.
Back in 1976, while traveling around northwest Colorado, composer and musician Bruce Odland was introduced by locals to the Tank, a sixty-foot-tall water tank outside Rangely. Odland used a circular portal to go inside the never-used tank -- and immediately knew he'd entered a very special sonic won ... More >>
So far, crowd sourcing hasn't been the most successful way for would-be breweries to raise money in Colorado: There are already so many top-notch beer makers, and many more in the works, that beer lovers probably figure it's not necessary to pour out their own hard-earned cash in order to help get t ... More >>
Will Will White consent to an interview? "Gee, let me think, um..fuck yeah man!" says the up-and-coming comedian and restaurateur. White's exuberance has reached a fever pitch lately, as his bourgeoning stand-up career dovetails with a new chapter in his business career -- as owner of the Caveman Ca ... More >>
Denver has zombie walks, zombie proms, zombie races, zombie car washes and zombie fashion shows, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a pair of Denver filmmakers have launched an ambitious zombie documentary. Alexandre O. Philippe and Robert Muratore, the pair behind the Star Wars doc The People ... More >>
Update 9/20/12: Local string quartet Per Vita is slated to back Amanda Palmer this Friday at the Gothic Theater. The group reached out to Palmer immediately when she put out the initial call, knowing full well that it was volunteer only. "We didn't care at all," says Laena McDonald. "We play a lot ... More >>
If you were at the Denver County Fair in August, you might have caught a steampunk vibe in the air -- thanks to the amassed presence of the Colorado Steampunks and the Denver Victoriana & Steampunk Society, all decked out in their beautiful costumes. Among their ranks were world travelers Mary Lin ... More >>
Friday, September 7, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Since etiquette of yore prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day, be sure to wear all of your white attire on this three-day weekend. And there will be plenty of places to display your duds, from food-truck pool parties to tiny art shows, vintage auto exhibits to free film screenings. The best ... More >>
Nooch Vegan Market -- named after a common shortened name for nutritional yeast flakes, a good source of B12 and a popular ingredient in vegan cooking -- opened its doors this afternoon at 3360 Larimer Street. "We're excited to provide an environment where you don't have to read labels," says owne ... More >>
See Also: Meet Extra Kool, the Creature From the Whack Lagoon Dirty Laboratory MC Extra Kool just dropped a new video for his tune "Is Anybody Thirsty?" The clip spills enough fake blood to make you forget the scene from Carrie. With some help of schlock-horror experts from Troma, the video combine ... More >>
Many people across Colorado are turning to Kickstarter to jump-start their ventures, including the brothers behind Twin Hops Brewing. But they should consider location as well as loot.
The would-be owners of another new Denver brewery, Twin Hops, launched a Kickstarter campaign last Saturday with a party at the Denver Bicycle Cafe, a coffee shop/taproom/bike shop that has become a big supporter of small local breweries. TwinHops Brewing is the brainchild of three brothers -- Brad, ... More >>
MC/label founder/activist Sole (aka Tim Holland) has been espousing the virtues of DIY long before the internet made it so easy for everybody to put out their own albums. But since splitting with Anticon (the label he founded), he's been living his philosophy again, and that feels good. Now, having ... More >>
Nooch Vegan Market, a new marketplace going into 3360 Larimer Street in the RiNo neighborhood, is hosting a "we're not open yet" dance party at 8 p.m. tonight. The speakeasy-style bash will feature drinks, snacks from the Vegan Van, tunes from DJ Brian Polk and "all kinds of dancing craziness!" Proc ... More >>
The rug monster is coming back to life. In 1964, the monster -- which, BTW, looks like a combination penis-and-vagina -- was the star of the (terrible) monster movie The Creeping Terror. Now, thanks to more than $70,000 raised through Kickstarter, a brand-new version of the rug monster will grace ... More >>
When Malissa and Scott Spero decided to expand Hooked on Colfax, their four-year-old coffee shop, they didn't anticipate an expensive, five-month wait to get their permits from the City of Denver.
Amanda Palmer recently set the record for crowd-sourced fundraising among music-related projects -- a record once held by Five Iron Frenzy -- after the Kickstarter campaign to fund her new record raised $735,000 in about two weeks. The former Dresden Dolls frontwoman served up tickets, copies of the ... More >>
Is everyone using Kickstarter to push a movie project? Some days it seems like that. The crew behind CREEP!, a movie about making the worst horror movie ever -- 1964's The Creeping Terror -- is in the last days of an attempt to raise $65,000 to bring the monster back to the big screen. The directo ... More >>
Denver-based filmmakers Robin Bond and David Wruck premiered their roller derby documentary Derby Baby on March 31 at the Atlanta Film Festival and screened it earlier this month at the Sonoma International Film Festival, but before they can bring it to a wider audience they need to sort out a globa ... More >>
There's not much Cajun food in the Mile High City, a lack that Johanna Cooke started lamenting after her husband, a native of Louisiana native, first made gumbo for her back when they were dating. Since then, Cooke, who has worked in the food industry since she was fifteen -- most recently at the no ... More >>
Denver designer Fallene Wells will use the most modern of fundraising mechanisms to gather money for a clothing line that harks back to the past, specifically the 1920s. Wells, who starred on Season 9 of Project Runway, kicked off a campaign on Kickstarter this week, in which she hopes to raise $20 ... More >>
Time ran out last week for Adam Leech on Kickstarter.com. The Colorado Springs entrepreneur known for his vintage clothing and collectibles store, Leechpit, had been trying to raise a large sum of money to complete his documentary, A Nickel and a Nail: The Original Hobo Nickel Story.
Six breweries have opened in the Denver area so far this year, and there are more on the horizon. And while craft beer lovers might say it's impossible to have "too many breweries," it is becoming exponentially more difficult to stand out in the ever-growing crowd of competition. But the brot ... More >>
Update (10/11/11): With eight hours left to go, Wheelchair Sports Camp has reached its $1,200 goal with the graciousness of 47 people who pitched in to help. Brace yourself, NYC: Here come Heffernan and company. Original item (10/6/11, 8 a.m.): This year's CMJ Music Marathon is less than two weeks ... More >>
Boba Fett & the Americans, the fifteen-piece guerrilla-style marching band, will be heading to New York City to play all over Manhattan for three days during the CMJ Music Marathon, which runs from Tuesday October 18 to Saturday, October 22. The band, which includes DeVotchKa's drummer/trumpe ... More >>
The Revolights v4 prototype, via Revolights.comLook out, Moonlight Classic 2012, here's a product surely destined for just about every nocturnal bike in Colorado: The Revolights project is less than $10,000 shy of its $43,500 goal on Kickstarter.com, with 42 days to go as of this writing, whi ... More >>
Titwrench Mastermind Sarah SlaterTitwrench Fest, a Best of Denver winner, and one of the more important reminders of why Denver is so fucking awesome, is entering its third consecutive year of service to our beloved city this coming July 28-30 at G.L.O.B. and the Mercury Cafe. This time arou ... More >>
Rianna Lee Brown needs your donations. Want to see a giant cat face with light-up eyes and a glowing field of poppies? So does Rianna Lee Brown. But to make it happen, she needs your help. The local artist, costume designer and performer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her am ... More >>
After Piyush Tewari's cousin was killed in 2007 in a road accident in Delhi, India, that could have been prevented, he decided to do something about it. His family member's life could have been saved, the now 29-year-old discovered, because his death hinged upon the fact that no one helped th ... More >>
Kickstarter has proven a remarkably popular tool for, er, kickstarting all different sorts of projects. Nonprofits have used it with great success. So have filmmakers, video-game designers, artists and musicians. Crowd-sourcing your fundraising efforts is a very 21st-century idea. At this poi ... More >>
Call it a hunch, but we're going to venture a guess that the members of Churchill are falling more on the happy end of the Happy/Sad spectrum these days now that their like-named, fan-funded full-length is under wraps.