I mentioned the story of Robert Mitchum to a marijuana consuming friend recently, and he had no idea who I was talking about. It's a shame, because Mitchum is one of America's first admitted pot-smoking Hollywood badasses. See, Robert Mitchum was the dude. Ladies loved him, he was a star in awesome ... More >>
While traveling from Denver to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrate ... More >>
FRI | MICHAL MENERT, WINTER WARMER at FILLMORE | 2/14 Since dropping his debut solo album Dreaming of a Bigger Life, Michal Menert has been steadily touring the country building a grassroots following in the same way Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights did when he first hit the scene. Menert has wo ... More >>
Groucho is usually the Peyton Manning of elephants, "a perfect gentleman," says Denver Zoo large animal curator Dale Leeds. In his view, "Groucho is a mature male with self-confidence," not unlike the Broncos's seasoned quarterback. "Peyton Manning doesn't have to get on TV, scream and shout about h ... More >>
Secretary of State Scott Gessler told us last week that he supported Mitt Romney because he is very worried about the state of the economy. But a quarterly report released this morning by his office shows that at least in Colorado, there has been slow but positive improvement in several key areas, i ... More >>
Mimi the Denver Zoo elephant is now eating bagels in heaven. Mimi was euthanized Tuesday after what the zoo describes as "a natural decline in health." At 53, she was the oldest elephant at the Denver Zoo and the seventh oldest zoo elephant in the entire country. Mimi had been in hospice care for a ... More >>
Mimi the elephant is in the twilight of her elephant life. Zookeepers' best guess is that she's 53 years old, which easily makes her the oldest Asian elephant at the Denver Zoo and means she's surpassed the average elephant life span of about 44 years old. As such, Mimi has normal old-elephant probl ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
3OH!3 has officially achieved ubiquity. The duo performed live yesterday on MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung. The guys are featured among people.com's hottest bachelors. Oh, and in actual music news, "Don't Trust Me" has reached the number five spot on Billboard's top 40 chart. As the B ... More >>
Photo by Rasmus Weng Karlsen Efterklang is a Danish group whose latest album, 2007's Parades, merges electronic touches with sweeping orchestration -- a combination that results in a vivid, dreamy soundtrack to bliss. In advance of the outfit's March 14 gig at the Larimer Lounge, bassist/multi-inst ... More >>
Photo: Aaron Thackeray Dave Grohl doing what he does best. Foo Fighters, with Year Long Disaster September 8, 2008 Red Rocks Earlier this summer, in a review of KTCL's Big Gig, I confessed to having underrated the Offspring simply because the band's been so damned consistent and reliable for so ... More >>
Photo: Dave Herrera Rose Hill Drive bringing the rock. It's shaping up to be another banner day at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Today's lineup at the Mile High Music Fest is considerably stronger than yesterday's, with anticipated performances from Flobots, the Roots, the Black Crowes, Pinback and ... More >>
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Freedom and Weep (Bloodshot Records)
Twenty-five years later, a filmmaker comes to grips with his Kids.
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.