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  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Proof That Phish Has the World's Most Dedicated Fans

    1. They Come From Everywhere Phish's following will literally follow the band anywhere. Many in attendance over the weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods Park flew in from all over the country. Some fans drove from Massachusetts and Vermont, in some cases without tickets, hoping to score some in the par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    How Bob Marley was sold to the suburbs

    At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Defend your Record Store Day purchases!

    Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    R.I.P., Pete Seeger

    Folk music fans woke up some very sad news this morning. Banjo player, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, folklorist and all-around activist Pete Seeger died late last night in New York from natural causes. He was 94. The loss is tough to quantify for fans of any folk, roots, blues and Americana music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Gustavo Arellano on Tim Tebow, Tom Tancredo and the glories of Chubby's Mexican hamburger

    "Denver has the most gabacho gabachos in the United States," Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, proclaimed yesterday, name-checking Tim Tebow (briefly), John Elway and Tom Tancredo, with whom he'd debated immigration eighteen months ago on the same Su Teatro stage.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Gustavo Arellano on Chubby's, Tom Tancredo and Den-Mex

    Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, returned to the Su Teatro stage last night, where eighteen months ago he'd discussed immigration with Tom Tancredo. Before that debate, Tancredo and Arellano had met across the street for dinner at El Noa Noa. And no matter how he feels about Mexicans, "Tan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Mike Doughty's The Book of Drugs reading and concert at the Fox Theatre, 4/1/12

    No matter how many ways he said no, Mike Doughty was still bombarded with requests for Soul Coughing songs at the Fox Theatre last night. Currently on tour in support of his autobiography, The Book of Drugs, and the recently released album Yes And Also Yes (one of close to a dozen records Doughty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago today, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist

    The 1980s did not start well for Ozzy Osbourne. After being kicked out of Black Sabbath, the Prince of Darkness holed up in an L.A. hotel room, planning to remain as drunk as possible until his money ran out, and then probably move back to England to work as a laborer. He met future wife Sharon Arde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2012

    Saturday Night Live: The best, worst and most controversial performances

    Update: 10:39 a.m. Sunday The Shins were on Saturday Night Live last night night weekend's musical guests. Being invited to be the musical guest on an episode of SNL has been a benchmark of commercial success for any band of the last forty years. And for good reason: From Andy Kaufman annihilating ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony trade: Mark Warkentien to be groomed as general manager for Melo's Knicks?

    Carmelo.​As predicted in our post about Carmelo Anthony's awful play versus the 76ers, Melo went off last night against the New Jersey Nets, who pulled the plug on a deal when he balked at signing a contract extension -- yet the Nugs still lost handily. Not that it matters, since New York Knic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony trade: NY Knicks back in mix because Nuggets soften on Anthony Randolph?

    Carmelo.​Yesterday, we shared reports that a Carmelo Anthony trade is unlikely to happen this week. Now, an organization source hints that with the collapse of a deal with the New Jersey Nets, the Nugs are now seriously looking at shipping Melo to his chosen destination, the New York Knicks, w ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Grizzly Bear top seller at Twist and Shout

    Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest, released last week on the Warp imprint, knocked Green Day down to the second slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending May31. Phoenix's new album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, grabbed the third slot while Steve Earle and Bob Dylan rounded out the top five. See the full b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007

    What Is Michael Ian Black Elk Speaks, Alex?

    If you only recognize Michael Ian Black as the talking head on VH1 or the guy hawking Sierra Mist between first downs, than you have truly been missing out. And you're an idiot. Because although those appearances are certainly smirk-inducing, Black is a bona fide alternative-comedy superhero, dishin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Fray Time

    Is Denver's most high-profile band in over its head?

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    The Message

    Pucked Up

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 29, 2004

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Cable Guy

    Bill Daniels made a fortune bringing cable to the West. But would he agree with how his legacy is being spent?

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Flame On

    Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more.

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Like a Prayer

    Ever since Madonna called, remix artist and DJ Victor Calderone has been basking in a ray of light.

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Prove It All Night

    Bruce Springsteen can still rock -- but has he lost his human touch?

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Friday Night Fights

    Li'l Stevie Johnston scores a victory for Denver boxing fans.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Stevie Wonder

    A hometown fighter gets a title shot.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    A Sporting Chance

    Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Soup With a Smile

    Their mission is to help the homeless, but now the Catholic Workers are trying to keep a roof over their own heads.

  • News

    July 29, 1999
  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    A Weasel No More

    Get reacquainted with Steve Knutson, the Denver rock-scene alum behind four CDs' worth of hip-hop history.

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Squeezing a Lennon

    A new boxed set tries to wring every last drop from the music of the late moptop.

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Bar Bands of the World, Unite

    The Damn Shambles stand up for good old rock and roll.

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    Behind the Doors

    A new box set reveals Jim Morrison with his pants down.

  • News

    November 21, 1996
  • Music

    October 3, 1996

    The Shed Spread

    This summer's outdoor-concert season was the weakest in years. Doesn't anyone want to hear music outside anymore?

  • Music

    September 5, 1996

    KISS and Sell

    Gene Simmons is offering the deal of the century on a slightly used rock band.

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Rolling With the Punches

    Wild Bill Hardney keeps getting knocked down. And he gets right back up.