At first, Alejandra Cardona Lamas couldn't have imagined that a single good thing would come out of July 20, 2012. She was among the hundreds of fans gathered for the midnight screening of The Dark Night Rises at the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora. And she was there for the mass shooting that kille ... More >>
#75: Conrad Kehn The opening sentence of Conrad Kehn's professional bio kind of says it all: "Conrad Kehn is a composer, improviser, performer, educator, writer and artist." But that's the glib definition of a guy who, under the skin of his basic vita, is hellbent on spreading the joy of making and ... More >>
Just over a year ago, you might remember we posted a bit about the Western States Arts Federation's (WESTAF) TourWest program. We misunderstood the impetus of the program and mistakenly noted that the funds were earmarked specifically for helping local musicians finance their tour endeavors. While w ... More >>
HamonThe news of Phil "The Fan" Hamon's passing attracted a tidal wave of comments and memories about the Denver music scene staple. Thoughtful words, funny anecdotes and general goodwill filled the comment section of our post (read them all here: "R.I.P. Phillip "Phil The Fan" Hamon III") as ... More >>
Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompt ... More >>
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Freedom & Liberties probes political postures.
From the week of 7/28/2005
From the week of May 26, 2005
Laura Flanders lays it on the White House women.
Karen Finley doesn't beat around the Bush.
A new studio space brings art to the masses.
From the week of January 13, 2005
Will the real you please stand up?
The Christmas Tree House is fir real
From the week of November 25, 2005
North High stages stark Blood Wedding
A special soused report
Dirty Story forgets to bite its tongue
From the week of October 7, 2004
From the week of June 3, 2004
'Burbs bust out Battle of the Bands
From the week of February 19, 2004
From the week of January 22, 2004
Louie and Ophelia grapples with mature commitment
Buntport Theater offers a two-fer twist
New Backbeat editor throws his first punch.
Ira Glass tapes in Denver
From the week of February 13, 2003
From the week of December 26, 2002
From the week of June 6, 2002
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From the week of July 6
Say what you want about Fiona Apple's past erratic behavior, her Denver performance showcased her considerable talent.
The Days of Our Nights
This week's club pick.
This week's concert pick.
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
Odds and ends from around Colorado's music scene.