Dave Gardner's latest documentary, Growthbusters, could be described as the whole-hog opposite to the messages of either of our 2012 presidential candidates: slow down the economy, encourage population reduction, and stop buying shit you don't need. So it's a good thing Gardner isn't running for off ... More >>
After a sexy photo shoot with her accordion, Renee de la Prade got the idea of starting a calendar filled with photos of gals and their accordions. Now in its third year, the Accordion Babes pin-up calendar features a dozen sultry women and their squeezeboxes as well as an accompanying CD tha ... More >>
Last week someone forwarded me this video of a contestant on Family Feud correctly guessing "a joint" would be an answer to the question: "what is something people pass around?" Host Steve Harvey's hysterically ignorant reaction to just how popular marijuana is makes the video. Below are four other ... More >>
Thse delightful pierogis aren't served at a tavern that features polka bands or plays Lawrence Welk. In fact, the delicious golden brown goodness changes regularly and is hardly traditional. These particular examples were filled with green chili's. Yum! Can you guess where I'm eating?
Infomercial get-rich-quick schemes are a little like weight-loss scams: both of them take something that's relatively simple -- work more to make more money, eat less to lose weight -- and pretend that there's a magic path through all the time and effort and commitment it takes. It's all abou ... More >>
Just don't expect an all-gabacho patrol.
Music has no borders.
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Glorification of violence, misogyny and lots of angry white kids all figure prominently in this Necro review.
Youd be crazy to like this play.
Forget those silly love songs -- Mexicans got rhythm.
Everything you need to know about Denver's dailies is on page one.
Brave Combo plays polka without borders.
Lawrence's music bubbles on.
Meet DJ Kaskade, an unlikely man of the house.
Patrons of the High Street Speakeasy swear the bar is haunted. Will our investigator survive the night?
Cheri Thurston is rescuing the squeezebox from oblivion, one note at a time.
Do You Know the Difference Between Big Wood and Brush (Bar/None Records)
Accordion duo Samsonite and Delight-Ya polkatize rock and roll.
Polka finds a new generation of fans.
A Grand Night for Singing hits a flat note.
Navy poster boys Dick and Doc have grown old but never apart.
A recently exhumed handbook reveals the secrets to playing music and staying happy.
Guy Klucevsek takes the accordion beyond and back.
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
The music that time forgot is in a warehouse in Colorado Springs.
The Geritones prove that you're never too old to swing.
Forget grunge. Today Denverites are dancing to a very different beat.
The rise, fall and rise of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.