Editor: Please see the Author's note on this new photo-driven series at the end of this article. In this second part (read part one here) of the Underground Bands of Denver Music's Dark Ages, we're going to use a few bands of the era to spotlight some of the important venues. Not every band played ... More >>
As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there ... More >>
#82: Tobias Fike Nebraska native Tobias Fike, now working in Colorado after earning his MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder, isn't tied down by a particular medium or discipline -- or even a particular place. Instead, he manipulates concepts, makes sculpture and video, launches performances, ... More >>
Boulder frequently tops the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index -- popularly known as the happiest cities list. Not this year -- although Boulder and one other prominent Colorado community place high in the rankings. Continue to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, complete with blurbs ... More >>
People from around the country took part in CannaSearch, Colorado's first cannabis job fair, at which twelve marijuana-based companies set up tables offering job opportunities. O.Pen Vape presented the event, and it was open for anyone ages 21 and older. Jobs included photojournalism, marketing, sa ... More >>
Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>
The Centers for Disease Control recently released statistics that ranked cities by the percentage of residents who drink heavily (defined as men who have more than two drinks daily, and women who consume more than one) and binge drink (men who down more than five drinks at a sitting on occasion, and ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, we will be following Project Aspect (Jay Jaramillo) and Unlimited Gravity (Ronnie Weberg) as they tour around the country on their first national tour. The pair have grown together collectively in the scene as the Mile High Sound Movement. The two will crisscross the country ... More >>
Our post earlier this week about the gunfire in an Aurora neighborhood that killed one man and critically injured another, One man dead, another critical in 1400 North Lima triple shooting, elicited a number of comments about the city and its reputation. One commenter, Tim Sparhawk, who lives near ... More >>
Savoy is slated to make its way back to the Mile High City for a headlining date at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 15, as part of the act's Get Lazer'd Tour. Tickets ($25) go on sale this Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what s ... More >>
#56: John McEnroeArtist John McEnroe tangles with the challenges of synthetic materials and sculptural process in big, drippy works with minds of their own. Best known for sometimes-ragged installations molded from plastics and polymers and filling spaces in unexpected ways, McEnroe seems to natural ... More >>
Exactly 75 years ago today, the first Superman comic was published -- and to mark the occasion, the City of Cleveland, where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the Man of Steel, is officially designating April 18 as "Superman Day." We don't know of similar festivities planned in Boulder, but perh ... More >>
Do you think people in Boulder get tired of having the city ranked the best this or the top that? If so, they must be relieved to discover that Boulder finished second in a list of the most-content cities -- although that reaction may only make them feel more satisfied, risking a possible number-on ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Denver Roller Dolls' Mile High Club destroyed the Sacred City Derby Girls 339-86 in quarterfinals and edged out tournament hosts, B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, on their way to finals at the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's West Region playoffs over the weekend in Richmond, California. They also ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Mike Peshek Lou's Food Bar 1851 West 38th Avenue 303-458-0336 www.lousfoodbar "See the spaghetti and meatballs?" asks Mike Peshek, pointing to a vat of fat orbs glossed with an herby tomato sauce. "That's one of our favorite dishes -- and one of our most popular staff meals." A dishwasher, who's ju ... More >>
Bigger picture belowIan Cooke's gotta be breathing a sight of relief today. Yesterday morning, the lauded local songwriter, who was driving by himself, was involved in an accident in which his van flipped. Somehow he escaped injury. According to Ian O'Dougherty, his longtime friend and manage ... More >>
More pics below.The Daily Beast recently dubbed Denver America's angriest city -- but there's a lot of happiness nearby. Last year, Boulder was dubbed the happiest U.S. city in a Gallup Well-Being Index survey, and the community has repeated the feat. But that's not all. Look below to see oth ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, a show at the Paramount Theatre featuring Puscifer was announced, along with a Kulwicki Twins Foundation benefit at the Bluebird Theater in January being headlined by Mudhoney and The Fluid. On local radio specialty ... More >>
National Park Service‚ÄčIt's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... More >>
Photo: Britt ChesterProJect Aspect and friends made the trek to Lincoln, Nebraska last night for the Waka DJ Classic. The difference between Aspect and everyone else who entered is that he left with two artists passes to Wakarusa -- and the opportunity to play an hour-and-fifteen-minute set a ... More >>
Big pics below.Kyle Kvasnicka, thirty, served four years as an assistant for the Concordia University Irvine volleyball squad before working his way up to head coach. In his second year at the helm, he was ready to put his own mark on the program. But now, the school has stripped him from its ... More >>
Pics below.Boulder's played host to plenty of ordinary celebrities over the years: Take James Franco's recent Boulder International Film Festival appearance and introduction by 127 Hours inspiration Aron Ralston. But that's nothing compared to a super-celebrity -- and there's no celeb more su ... More >>
Kyle Dyas.Update: A memorial service for Kyle Dyas, music director for KUNC, who took his own life earlier this month, has now been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins; click here for more information. The event is dubbed "a celebration ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
You can eat this ear.In Lincoln, Nebraska, there are numerous homegrown items to sink your teeth into, including steak, pork and corn. Anna Godfrey has now put another item on the menu: human ears. According to this report, Lincoln's finest were called to a local hospital after receiving a ... More >>
Local thash metal titans Havok, who's in the midst of an extensive cross country tour in support of its Candlelight Records debut, Burn, had to cancel its show in Minneapolis last night due to engine problems the band experienced with its bus after a show in Lincoln, Nebraska this past Saturday ni ... More >>
As we pointed out yesterday, a climate-change rally in Greeley on Wednesday didn't exactly qualify as a grassroots uprising, given the participation of EnergyCitizens.org, an affiliate of the American Petroleum Institute, which opposes legislation to cap greenhouse gases recently passed by the U.S. ... More >>
Photo: KMBC-TV, Kansas CityYesterday afternoon, the members of Savage Henry and Chris Blochinger from Potcheen Folk Band were involved in a bus accident in Lee Summit, Missouri. According to Samantha Hanson, Savage Henry's booking agent and former manager, the band, who was in between dates on a six ... More >>
From the week of September 22, 2005
Corruption's new CD displays metal moxie of the best kind.
From the week of June 12, 2003
One manís autobiographical journey from China to America carves a new reality.
The CVA's two-part exhibit is a divine look at the human form.
Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.
The new Foothills show is a chip off the old block.
Singles in Agriculture helps farmers make hay while the sun shines.
First-time director Kimberly Peirce distinguishes herself and her real-life subject with Boys Don't Cry.
Paul Cameron's mission to stop homosexuality is hard to swallow
BARS DON'T STOP AN INMATE FROM PRODUCING A SONG, DRUMMING UP TV EXPOSURE AND PROMOTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE.