Isaiah "Ikey" Owens would have turned forty on December 1, but heart failure on October 14, 2014 took him from us before that could happen. Those who knew him best have already offered their memories and condolences. He was a great mentor and friend to various musicians around the country, but certa ... More >>
The Nickel 1100 14th Street 720-889-2128 thenickeldenver.com Chris Thompson moved with his mother from Long Beach, California, to Telluride when he was a kid, and quickly adapted to mountain-town life. He'd always had a love of the outdoors, engendered by camping, hiking and fishing trips with his ... More >>
When Isaiah "Ikey" Owens passed away last week, the musician and producer left behind a massive legacy. Most recently the Long Beach, California native was on tour playing keyboards and piano with Jack White -- but he was also a member and founder of Free Moral Agents and was known for his role in s ... More >>
As the sun set over the Denver skyline, a small group gathered at La Raza Park to pay tribute to Isiah "Ikey" Owens, who passed away in Mexico yesterday while on tour. Though not a Denverite himself, Owens, who has played with the Mars Volta and was on tour with Jack White's band, spent plenty of ti ... More >>
Denver is known in some quarters as "Menver," owing to the supposedly inflated number of single men here compared to women. The stats don't really back that up -- but numbers from the Pew Research Center offer a new twist. As part of a study dubbed "Mapping the Marriage Market for Young Adults," the ... More >>
I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, too many probably, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>
When I was little, my mother used to send me to the fishmonger to pick up fish heads and other piscine waste. This was during the postwar years in London, when food was on the ration and Englishwomen were struggling to make cakes out of dried egg powder and pretend cream from margarine, milk and cor ... More >>
Earlier this year, a Gallup poll marked Boulder as one of the least religious cities in America -- a ranking that probably didn't startle a lot of folks. Secular devils! In contrast, a new roster of the saintliest U.S. cities, as compiled by Motovo, contains a genuine surprise: Colorado Springs, mo ... More >>
It's two, two, two lists in one. Our friends at Motovo.com recently compiled their roster of the ten best cities for gamers, and as is often the case in rankings like these, Denver finished very near the top. Bonus: To illustrate the selections (and text from Motovo explaining its methodology), we ... More >>
Pop culture incrementally improved the chances that books would outlive CDs when news spread that Lil Wayne had inked a deal to write a memoir about the eight months he spent locked up on gun charges. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book is scheduled to be released in May. While the hip-hop blogosphe ... More >>
For our New Year's guide that was inserted in the issue of December 13, we asked thirteen of the town's cultural tastemakers several questions -- and the answers were entertaining, informative and, in many cases, enlightening. Although we posted their individual Q&As on Show and Tell last month, we' ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>
I know. There are already whole blogs and books and television channels devoted to showing Americans how to organize, store and even get rid of their crap because, let's face it: We are a culture of crap. We're obsessed with crap, we watch shows about people bullying other people into throwing away ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
Boulder is accustomed to winning national polls about everything from happiness to being in shape: Note this recent survey declaring Colorado to be the least obese state in the U.S., with Boulder its trimmest city. But someone had better check those scales, because a new Sunset magazine roster of th ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
School Knights (due tonight at the hi-dive with Force Publique and Mombi) started two years ago in the wake of the dissolution of experimental guitar pop band Weed Diamond. Michael Stein started the project in the waning days of that group as a two piece with Zack Roif. Though the duo's initial soun ... More >>
Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods in Commerce City, three days, confirmed! The band just announced the second leg of its summer tour, and Colorado is on the docket for three shows: Friday, August, 31, Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. A limited number of tickets are available through Phish ... More >>
Dengue Fever (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) was born of Zac and Ethan Holtzman's fascination with the pop music that had come out of Cambodia prior to the Khmer Rouge takeover of that country in 1975. Pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia had a thriving pop and rock scene that was influenced by Western po ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should the Scouts share the blame?
After the untimely passing of G-Funk era staple Nate Dogg, the hip-hop community was once again reminded of its mortality. As is typical during the time of mourning, memorial funds were established for the family and loved ones of the late crooner, followed by an outpouring of benevolent memo ... More >>
I'll take my coffee with CREAM! (dolla dolla bill y'all). Cafe Europa employees: Serious Wu-Tang fans.Cafe Europa's general manager, Adam Azeris, is bringing a little piece of Brooklyn right here into Denver. The coffee shop at Penn and Bayaud has been respectfully dubbed "Wu-Ropa," in honor ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinJon Sands exhorts the crowd during the Whirlwind Company poetry performance on Wednesday.Watching the Whirlwind Company deliver their energetic brand of live verse at the Mercury Café on Wednesday night felt a bit like being in the crowd for a Cream show. Indeed, taking in the ... More >>
When a band covers a song, it should go one of two ways: Either the remake should be a virtually flawless representation, or come out as a startling contrast from the original. Cover bands, on the other hand, are a different story altogether -- fans go to see them because they want a copy. No ... More >>
The long-awaited Yard House opened this past weekend in the Sheraton hotel, bringing the well-recognized beer emporium into downtown Denver. It is the 29th location for the Long Beach, California-based chain founded by former Denverite Steele Platt.
Monday, October 25, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Chris Eng When the crack epidemic hit the streets in the '80s, it changed the social constructs of a generation. Not only did it birth a legion of children with addicted parents, but from Jay-Z to Rick Ross, it also served as thematic fodder for some of rap's biggest names. Like hip-hop, crack comp ... More >>
Titwrench 2010 Friday, July 9 - Sunday July 11, 2010 | Glob | Denver Over the course of one weekend, Titwrench 2010 brought together artists and people of all stripes from around the country and attracted a wider than usual swath of the local community. On Saturday afternoon, there were worksho ... More >>
Atif Mehana came to the United States from Egypt two decades ago. The 58-year-old spent more than a decade selling seafood to tourists in Miami, and saved enough to open a second eatery in 2008. But now he's broke. Who's to blame? He says Yelp, the megapopular website that allows users to ... More >>
Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>
Kip Snider knows Colorado beer. "Great Divide does a bang-up job. I've always been a fan of New Belgium, and they are really stepping out of the box recently with some of their new beers," he says. "Odell, Left Hand. I like all beer. Some of Avery's stuff is my favorite." So when the Long B ... More >>
The late Stella Cordova at the Original Chubby'sGustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, is working on a book on the history of Mexican food in the United States, and this past summer he invited readers to "tell me your favorite local Mexican restaurant and what makes it so bueno" -- in 25 ... More >>
George Callison could use a dinosaur to pose for him.That old cliche about good things coming to those who wait is certainly true in George Callison's case. Today, Callison is a happy retiree living in the Grand Junction area, where he spends his free time painting landscapes; check out his ... More >>
Friday, May 1, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
The second season of Breaking Bad makes its premier on Sunday, March 8. As part of AMC's effort to tout its original series, which chronicles a terminally ill chemistry teacher named Walter White's (Bryan Cranston, Malcom in the Middle) foray into the drug trade, the network is currently running a p ... More >>
Raising a stink over aquarium eateries.
From the week of May 26, 2005
Cafe Nuba kicks off seven days of Kwanzaa
By the Numbers
De Niro -- no surprise -- is the reason to like City by the Sea.
Wonders of the World (Dreamworks), Progress (Drive Thru)
By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.
(Dogg House/TVT Records)
Musical crime and punishment with Little Fyodor.
The Long Beach Dub All Stars carry on in the wake of Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell's death.