As a clumsy and shy teenager, a pre-Smiths Morrissey began his first of many pilgrimages to the U.S. in 1976, visiting his sister in New York. "I manage three more trips to America before 1980," Morrissey said in his recent memoir, Autobiography. "But by now Mary has moved to the less interesting De ... More >>
Winnie Wenglewick was introduced to the threater through the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, where she volunteered for ten years. That experience so inspired her that in 2006 she opened Denver's Dangerous Theatre, and started not just producing and directing, but acting. She'll do all ... More >>
Don't accuse the folks at Visit Denver, the city's main tourism agency, of getting a slow start during this still new year. In fact, they've already come up with a list of ten great reasons to stop by the city in 2014, including a major sporting championship, a new feature at Coors Field and an inte ... More >>
Celebrity fandom is almost always based on inaccessibility. Whether it's a rock star, an actor or a politician, desire is created when you reach out for the object of passion and come up a few inches short. So what happens when you have a fanbase that is made up of people who long to find themselves ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
Robin Gibb's musical genius stood out in a crowded field of competitors. It was about taking existing musical ingredients and creating a sound that was entirely new. Gibb, the Bee Gees co-founder who lost his long battle with cancer on Sunday at the age of 62, had a key role in defining the music, a ... More >>
Tony Wilson (the Andy Warhol of Manchester, England) once made the hackneyed statement "Morrissey is a woman trapped in a man's body," to which the dandified frontman of the Smiths eventually replied, "Tony Wilson is a man trapped in a pig's body." The two were friends and icons of the Manchester mu ... More >>
Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest album of all time. This, apparently, is not opinion either, but rather fact. The tour kicks off on May 23 in ... More >>
The Monkees started as an experiment in pop music and television, a musical outfit whose image was precisely controlled and whose music drew freely on formula. Davy Jones played a big role in the look, feel and sound of the 1960s musical act whose Saturday morning television would refine the marriag ... More >>
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has announced its upcoming North American tour dates. The act is returning to the scene of the crime, as it were, on Sunday, March 11, to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, which as you might remember, was the first place the act played in Colorado last fall. The Fox appe ... More >>
We've all seen those molded green plastic soldiers; they're a staple of every kid's childhood and, thanks to the Toy Story series, heroes of the big screen. But we've never seen plastic soldiers like this -- begging for money, assaulting women, placing a rifle under their chin. It's the arr ... More >>
Turn up the TammyOur long national nightmare is over. On Monday, the divorce between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren was made official. While Tiger will likely continue to pull strange ass on the road and Nordegren will likely get a dumptruck-load of cash, we're going to suggest these songs to the ... More >>
The Light is On and Shining Brightly for the Masses
Photo: Tom Murphy James Monday, September 29th, 2008 The Ogden, Denver Better Than: A lot of the atmospheric pop rock that has come since. Emerging from an impressive field of expressive guitar bands in Manchester, England, James made a name for itself with a larger body of work than many of its ... More >>
Friday, May 26, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.
In Millions, a little boy finds cash, and faith, in a duffel bag.
Two decades later, Morrissey is still influencing a ton of bands that sound nothing like him.
Carl Cox Global (FFRR/Strictly Rhythm)
An Experiment With an Air Pump proves thought-provoking, if a little slow.
The Slow Food movement spreads its message, one bite at a time.
British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks invade America -- again.
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