Gary Caspa, or simply Caspa as he's known in the music world, has just transplanted himself, along with his wife, in Denver, Colorado. Could it be because Denver is the mecca of dance music and progressive thinking -- two things that seem to go hand in hand these days? Or could it be because it's th ... More >>
Alex B is preparing to kick off his latest tour with Paper Diamond this Friday night in Hollywood. The tour, which includes more than thirty dates with support from LoudPvck, Branchez, Gent & Jawns and Manic Focus, is set to crisscross the country before making its way back home to the Mile High Cit ... More >>
Earlier this morning, the FBI announced the results of Operation Cross Country, a three-day, nationwide operation targeted victims of underage prostitution and the criminals profiting from it. According to the feds, 105 juveniles were recovered as a result of the effort, and 150 pimps were busted. ... More >>
Determining who is and isn't a schmuck, and finding where the schmuckiness hides, is a big part of what we do here at Schmuck of the Week HQ. And the answers aren't always definitive. A case in point: the arrest and prosecution of Thornton's Mark Bote. At first blush, his actions -- muttering about ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Around here, we do a lot of celebrating the Mile High City in posts like the 50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States. But we've also provided this January 2011 Comment of the Day for people who disagree. Like this guy, who's spent two months here and can't wait to get out.
See also: Hank 3 at Boulder Theatre, 9/4/12 Hank 3 has one of the most unimpeachable country music pedigrees of anyone alive: His grandfather is the late Hank Williams Sr., one of the pioneers of both country and rock and roll, and his farther is Hank Williams Jr. To his credit, Hank 3 has never re ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
The 1980s did not start well for Ozzy Osbourne. After being kicked out of Black Sabbath, the Prince of Darkness holed up in an L.A. hotel room, planning to remain as drunk as possible until his money ran out, and then probably move back to England to work as a laborer. He met future wife Sharon Arde ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>
Knoxville's Royal Bangs (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Hindershot and Spires) knows the power of a three-piece. Beginning as one, growing into a quintet, and now back to band life as trio, the dudes still manage to create plenty of electronic-infused punkishness on its latest rel ... More >>
Metal has gone in some diverse directions in the past few decades, and Knoxville's Whitechapel grows from the harsh and speedy thread of deathcore. The band pulls from an artillery of three guitarists to underlay vocalist Ben Savage's deep and throaty screams, which come in several tonal laye ... More >>
9NewsUpdate: Sex offender Dennis Hasty can't face charges for the murder of Limon police officer Jay Sheridan, having killed himself prior to being captured. However, his common-law wife, Jackie Hasty, is looking at two counts in relation to the crime, including manslaughter.
Owen SwensonSWANS Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>
Photo by Matt Schild/Vinylcollective.comChad Price CHAD PRICE With Lenny Lashley • Pete Stein 12.17.10 | 3 Kings Tavern Former punks and present cowpunks splayed open their hearts in the tradition of the great singer-songwriters last night at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 South Broadway. Lenny Lashle ... More >>
To see the following that Pretty Lights has established at this point is a bit staggering, isn't it? Last month, Derek Vincent Smith -- who makes music under the name Pretty Lights -- sold out three back-to-back dates in Denver, Boulder and in his hometown of Fort Collins at the Ogden, Fox and Ag ... More >>
Maxwell BLACKsummers' night (Columbia) Eight years have passed since Now, Maxwell's previous album. Fortunately, though, he's lost none of his musical sophistication, and he remains in possession of an impressively wide-ranging skill set -- one that allows him to achieve most, if not all, of ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
David Milstead. The most dogged and enterprising journalist to write about the Rocky Mountain News' closure saga came from the Rocky's own newsroom. Business columnist and reporter David Milstead broke story after story. For example, he unearthed a confidential letter from executives at E.W. Scripp ... More >>
Photo: Sarah CassThis news will probably come as no surprise to those who were paying attention last summer when HEALTH sang the praises of Pictureplane in Pitchfork: Travis Egedy, who makes music under the Pictureplane moniker, has been picked up by Lovepump United. The New York-based imprint, whi ... More >>
As is the case with all articles, plenty of interesting stuff gathered for Westword's December 11 feature about the dire circumstances facing the Rocky Mountain News and sidebars focusing on Rocky writers who the Denver Post should try to hire and the joint-operating agreement between the Rocky an ... More >>
Yee-Haw Industries redefines fine art.
Thursday, October 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
From the week of September 15, 2005
Oakhurst injects roots rock with a heady dose of bluegrass.
Smoke Free or Die
B.C. Tours offers a politically incorrect view of Denver. From the beginning.
Young fighters descend on Denver for the Golden Gloves.
The wheels on the bus go round and round as RTD struggles to find a competent contractor.
You ought to be in pictures -- and Phil Anschutz® can put you there.
There's a thing or two you don't know about Adele Arakawa.
Bandleader Sam Bivens brings six decades of jazz history to Turk's Supper Club.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
Bisexual pudding wrestlers aside, Denver shock jock Rover MacDaniels says he's a true original.
Emily Herrera soars toward stardom