If you're emerging from the 4/20 haze without much cash, we've got you covered. You can learn to knit, watch a cartoon and comedy show, or visit the springtime flowers at the Denver Botanic Gardens all for free this week. Know of other bargains? Share them in our comments section below, and check ... More >>
From beaded football players to knitted superhero costumes, artist Mark Newport's work combines textiles and traditionally female-associated art forms with masculine pop iconography to subvert ideas of gender. His art is part of the Innovators & Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber exhibition ... More >>
JOHNETTE NAPOLITANO at THE SOILED DOVE | 11/27/13 After opening with "The Real Thing," a Concrete Blonde limited edition, single, Johnette Napolitano looked down at a woman sitting in front of her next to the stage and asked if she was okay. The singer, playing her last show of the year, wondered be ... More >>
Knitting projects don't have to be ugly sweaters or grandma scarves. Annie Watts, creator of Wattsolak Designs, brings new ideas to this ancient craft with knitting patterns that include mythological figures, mythical creatures and robots. She designs hats, mittens, scarves, soft toys and more, and ... More >>
Eating local brings different joys and disappointments every year, and there's a big disappointment coming up -- as I learn from farmer John Ellis at the Boulder Farmers' Market Saturday. No apricots this year, says Ellis, who runs Rancho Durazno peach orchard. Or if there are any, there will be be ... More >>
Just because the weekend's over doesn't mean your free fun is. This week you can watch (or join) the Martin Luther King Marade, knit a pair of legwarmers while you watch Flashdance, and attend a trunk show without even opening your wallet. See a complete listing of this town's events on our online ... More >>
Just because the temperature's dropping doesn't mean you have to hole up inside and browse the dregs of Netflix for something new on instant watch. We've got three events this week that are definitely worth braving the cold for -- and they're all free. From a Motown night with free fried chicken and ... More >>
A Daddy Lion Legs piece is unmistakeable -- thick knitting stitches run diagonal and in tube-like formations, brightly-colored fabrics clash pleasantly with muted yarn. And the designs -- all one-of-a-kind, made-to-order pieces -- come from a single knitter, Jennah Black. What started out as a hobby ... More >>
When Bees No Longer Fly...
Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>
The Ladies Fancywork Society, Denver's ragtag gang of street knitters, has made the big time -- as in the Gray Lady. Yesterday, the New York Times published a big story on the trend of yard bombing, a process that the paper said "takes that most matronly craft (knitting) and that most materna ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Death Cab for Cutie is due at Red Rocks in August with Frightened Rabbit, preceded by O.A.R. in July, while Ben Folds stops by the Ogden in July and Queensryche plays the Theatre in September. ... More >>
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW With Radical Knitting Circle • The Tanukis 03.09.11 | hi-dive A Hawk and a Hacksaw is not, in any certain terms, the type of band you yearn to see live. The outfit plays Eastern-European infused music with hat-tips to Middle Eastern and klezmer-inflected music with vigor ra ... More >>
Eurothriftonista.We're all hearing a lot of talk this holiday season about shopping local and what it means to a community. But Talulah Jones shop owner Robin Lohre is doing more than that: Beginning December 1, Lohre will host a reception showcasing a different local artisan every night thro ... More >>
Well, there you have it: The internet is "completely over." That's according to Prince, who told the UK's Daily Mirror in advance of his new album 20TEN (which, incidentally, will only be released only on CD) that the world wide web was "like MTV: At one time, MTV was hip, and suddenly it ... More >>
Perhaps inspired by the fact that we're in the process of putting together our annual year-end lists and thus reflecting on our favorite releases from the past twelve months, we've been going through all the albums we reviewed in 2009 in an effort to stir our memories just in case a worthy releas ... More >>
Last week, Jeff Norman, president and general manager of The Truth, a new right-wing FM-talk station, explained that a variation of The Pole, a.k.a. "Stripper Radio," which ran for a week or so after the plug was pulled on Indie 101.5, a cult favorite that continues to survive, kind of, in an ... More >>
Knitters get noisy at Fresh City Life.
Radical Knitting Circle
Punk not your thing? A little too loud for you, you say? No worries. There's tons of other great music for you to catch tonight. Across from 3 Kings, over at the hi-dive, Curious Yellow makes its valiant return to the scene after a four- year hiatus, with the Still City (members of which are moonlig ... More >>
Keep a soldiers head warm: Knit For Our Troops.
While we're not entirely sure we get the symbolism of the imagery attached to this flier -- the focal point of which appears to be a figure who looks like Jesus leaning on an inverted hand drum in front of a vague cluster of men of unknown origin? -- or how it relates to a show celebrating the exod ... More >>
KnitFlix is the perfect meld of craft and cinema.
On the last Friday of each month, the Denver Art Museum throws a theme party. On June 27, the organizing topic is textiles in honor of the soon-to-close Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, which is currently on display in the Stanton Gallery in the Ponti-tower but will be coming down on Jul ... More >>
Because one feature is never enough when it comes to a band like the Breeders, in addition to this week's profile by Rob Trucks, we bring you the following extended Q&A with Kelley Deal by Andrew Fersch.
Update: The Shoppe is now open for business. Get a look inside with this slide show by Molly Kreck. In its December issue, Men's Health magazine named Denver the "Most Dangerously Drunk City" in America. It makes sense: Denverites can count on one shaking hand the social spaces that are sober and o ... More >>
Tran and Josh Wills are on an arts-and-crafts mission.
Stitch and Bitch, Thin Man
La Ti Da
Knit for the Homeless, Shivering Sheep/Coppélia's Needlepoint
Christine Lavin gets ready to share her latest stories with her knitting buddies.
Knit for the Homeless shows true glove
Kites unite in One Sky
A Knitted Peace
Showers of Flowers Yarn Shop
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Thistle & Shamrock
DJ Logic experiments with hip-hop, rock and all that jazz.
M. DOUGHTY'S SOUL COUGHING ISN'T CLEARING UP. AND THAT'S GOOD NEWS.