For obvious reasons, albeit totally unfair ones, residents of Colorado border states such as Kansas increasingly view folks from here as slackers -- and Matthew Headley isn't helping. Headley, who's from Canon City, has now been sentenced for sticking up a Kansas bank while clad in pajama pants, as ... 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 >>
We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>
The folks at PETA know a little something about avoiding meat, and they recently came up with a list of the top ten vegan-friendly cities in America. And while Denver has its share of vegan-friendly options, Boulder was the only Colorado city that made the list. Turn the page to see how PETA descri ... More >>
SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>
Wednesday, May 8, hi-dive, 303-733-0230.
Welp, it's a wrap. No Morrissey, Denver. That's the word. Whoever said they were just waiting for the word "postponed" to follow word of the new date to make up for his twice previously postponed Denver dates, you should start buying lottery tickets or something. Well, except that the date hasn't be ... More >>
In 1965, a southern Colorado community known as Drop City was born when a collective of artists from Boulder and Lawrence, Kansas, settled on a seven-acre plot just outside of Trinidad. With a desire to establish a non-ideological creative community whose physical structures -- modeled on Buckminste ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... 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 >>
Joe Freemond Cellar Wine Bar 2556 15th Street 303-455-9463 www.cwbon15th.com This is part one of my interview with Joe Freemond, exec chef of the Cellar Wine Bar. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. Raw fish. That's what Joe Freemond gravitated toward when he was a kid. Not ... More >>
The sixth annual round of the USA Fellowship grants -- fifty awards of $50,000 each -- were announced last night in Los Angeles, and exactly one went to a Colorado artist: Michelle Ellsworth of Boulder, for her work in the field of dance. Ellsworth has an MFA in dance from the University of ... More >>
The New Deal. RE: DEFINITION The New Deal|MartyParty|Orchard Lounge|Raw Russ DJ Rootz|Future Rock|The Floozies|Tokimonsta|Sonkin 10.9.10 | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom/The Other Side Dubstep is here to stay -- at least for a while -- and last night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, sever ... More >>
In what has to be one of the most natural pairings we've heard about in recent memory, we just received word that the estimable Drag the River dudes, currently on tour in Europe with Austin Lucas and Cory Branan, have been tapped to accompany Lucero on at least nine dates at the end of Novemb ... More >>
Sunday, June 6, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
Bailey Ferguson We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments.
Our fellows in St. Louis at A to Z, the Riverfront Times music blog, are reporting that the notoriously wild garage rockers King Khan and BBQ Show were a no-show for their nearly sold-out performance there the other night. It turns out the band was delayed, perhaps indefinitely, when their to ... More >>
After six weeks off the road spent working on new music and revamping its live show, Meese is back on tour. The outfit is kicking off its upcoming series of shows tonight with a gig at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, followed by nearly two dozen dates across the country -- includi ... More >>
Saturday, February 21, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Photo: Tom Murphy Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk w/Yellow Elephant and Married in BerdichevSaturday, November 29th, 2008RhinoceropolisBetter Than: Seeing well-established bands in a less idealistic setting.As a relatively new, experimental band, Yellow Elephant is still working out its kinks and inco ... More >>
Saturday, November 29, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Tickle Me Pink, who's in the midst of a cross country tour right now with Hawthorne Heights (full dates after the jump), has posted an explicit, NSFW version of their "Typical Whore" video. Like the the original version, the video features porn star Gabriella Fox crawling through comforters on her h ... More >>
In advance of the Fear Before the March of Flames show tonight at the Marquis Theater, we sat down for a chat with frontman David Marion, who filled us in on everything that’s been going on with the band, from recording the new record, which the act just finished, to getting ready to head back out ... More >>
Woe is the traveler this summer who flies for business or pleasure. As gas prices have gone through the roof, the airlines have responded by taking it out on passengers, raising ticket prices, adding fees for checked bags, canceling routes and charging for food. As a result, Westword decided to beg ... More >>
Monolith Festival, Day Two Saturday, September 15 Red Rocks Amphitheater Better than: Sweating to the Oldies Bob Log III walked on stage wearing a motorcycle helmet with a telephone attached to the visor and black Elvis-inspired studded jumpsuit. “I’d like to introduce the band,” he said. ... More >>
Friday, March 23, Oriental Theater, 303-455-2124.
Putting the fun back in the revolution.
Monday, February 27, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Friday, March 11, Revoluciones, 303-825-3845.
Rose Hill Drive has come a long way...without me.
A new record deal and some famous friends may put 34 Satellite into orbit.
Put your pigskin pedigree to the test.
From the week of August 22, 2002
Our Constant Concern (Polyvinyl)
The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.
Mail Order Children play ska--and a lot of other things, too.