Lorde and Robin Thicke are playing the Fillmore this weekend. Oh! Not together. No, it's a Saturday/Sunday situation. But do you know who would make one exceedingly odd twerking couple? Those two. Elsewhere, the great Tower of Power hits our neighbor to the south, D.R.I. will be yelling at Englewo ... More >>
Some novels take a while to get going, and some give you an immortal dwarf, a time-traveling corpse and an alchemical mystery before the end of the first chapter, as City of Lost Dreams does. The follow-up to the best-selling City of Dark Magic finds protagonist Sarah Weston in an adventure that wea ... More >>
#75: Conrad Kehn The opening sentence of Conrad Kehn's professional bio kind of says it all: "Conrad Kehn is a composer, improviser, performer, educator, writer and artist." But that's the glib definition of a guy who, under the skin of his basic vita, is hellbent on spreading the joy of making and ... More >>
Early in his career, pianist Uri Caine got to play with jazz legends like Philly Joe Jones and Hank Mobley. While Caine is a deft improviser and can play the hell out of bop, he's incredibly multi-faceted and also quite equally at home playing avant-garde, classical (Caine's released a number albums ... More >>
We've got another great month of jazz on tap for January with a number of great shows, including saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Freddy Cole (Nat "King" Cole's brother), who will be at Dazzle for two-nights, as well as dates from the Uri Caine Trio, the Latin Jazz All Stars and Greg Garrison, who ... More >>
At the end of October, Killing Joke released its fifteenth album, MMXII. Given the impending doom that supposedly awaits us at the end of next week, it's hard to imagine a more perfect time to release a record that explores themes of such a looming eschatological event. In 1982, Killing Joke's Jaz C ... More >>
David Bumgardner Williams & Graham 3160 Tejon Street 303-997-8886 www.williamsandgraham.com This is part one of my interview with David Bumgardner, exec chef of Williams & Graham. Part two of my chat with Bumgradner will run in this space tomorrow. The executive chef of Williams & Graham is leani ... More >>
Lots of sour notes at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra last week, with twenty boardmembers resigning before the musicians ultimately agreed to a 9 percent paycut. But at a meeting yesterday, what remains of the CSO board took several strategic moves to ensure the symphony's survival.
Local jazz veteran Neil Bridge has been a longtime fixture on Denver's jazz scene, both as a performer and as a teacher in the Denver Public Schools, where he also started jazz combo programs. In advance of his show at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret this Sunday, we spoke with Bridge about teachi ... More >>
Although classical guitarist Eliot Fisk and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell have known each other since they first met in Germany nearly 25 years ago, they've never performed together -- until now. Both are due for solo set tonight, January 20 at DU's Newman Center, where they'll join forces for ... More >>
Yo-Yo Ma took to the airwaves for the CSO.Colorado Public Radio pledge drives aren't all that popular even with people who donate to keep the organization running. But at least the just-concluded session had a twist: Cash was generated to support a different organization -- the Colorado Symph ... More >>
Kanye West, Rihanna, N.E.R.D. and Lupe Fiasco Sunday, April 27 Pepsi Center The mainstream press' habit of branding Kanye West a one-dimensional egotist tends to make his creative achievements seem like side effects of his neuroses, and that's a shame. His public statements overflow with so much se ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
A still from the Cohen brother's No Country for Old Men. Sometimes the competition is actually competitive. No one disputes that the official section at the 60th Cannes Film Festival has been the strongest in recent memory. The heavy favorites are the Coen brothers’ No Country For Old Men; Juli ... More >>
This singer-songwriter is a child prodigy turned adult prodigy.
Acid Mothers Temple is on a long, strange trip.
Elephant offers a neutral look at high school violence.
Eddie Griffin shows the world how he wrings laughs from his DysFunKtional kin.
A look at CPR frequencies across the state.
The Coen Brothers get tongue-in-cheeky in The Man Who Wasn't There.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
Hunger Artists makes something out of Nothing.
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn.
Television keeps moving the line between advertising and editorial.
Redefining chamber music on Turtle Island.
August 6 - 12, 1998
Guitarist Neil Haverstick makes music with plenty of options.
From the week of January 5