LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13
Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts, it can be a profound shared experience that culminates in the better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, which celebrates books that inspire Denver artists. This week, Adrian ... More >>
If you grew up in Lakewood, Aurora, Wheat Ridge or Denver proper like me, chances are good that there's a slice of Colfax Avenue that holds a special, if not dangerous and possibly regrettable, meaning to you.
Last week I passed by Smiley's Laundromat on East Colfax and noticed that it was all clo ... More >>
The old house at 1515 Madison Street has gone through several incarnations since it was the elegant Normandy, a French restaurant run by Pierre Wolfe. Among other ventures, it housed both PS 1515 and the Pink Elephant -- where cops busted burlesque dancers. Recently, there were plans to open a place ... More >>
- Emily Francis brings together art and music at Marion Street Tattoo Gallery
- Emily Francis Prepares for Takeoff
Fans of art and metal, take note: Famed artist Paul Romano, best known for his illustration and design work on albums by Mastodon, Chiodos, Earth Crisis and Trivium, among c ... More >>
The comments keep coming about Gabor's, the classic neighborhood bar whose closure was the biggest bombshell of the new year; the space is slated to become Marion Street Tavern this summer. In the meantime, regulars keep pouring out their opinions.
Here's the latest from Boz:
Just under a year ago, Sabor Latino underwent a major cosmetic makeover after more than a decade at its second North Denver location on 35th and Tennyson (it originally opened in 1990 on 32nd Avenue), where it plied Denverites with paella, ceviche and sangria.
But the venerable homage to South Amer ... More >>
It's hot, you're cranky and all you want to do is get out of your house for a little while and soak in some culture -- but you've been blasting the A/C all week and you're scared of the incoming Xcel bill. Don't worry: We are too, which is why we've tallied up the best things to do this weeke ... More >>
After reading the above headline, you're probably thinking: Denver needs another tattoo parlor and art gallery like it needs another dispensary, right? Hold on. This one's a little different. For starters, it's being run by Emily Francis, a cherished member of the local music scene.
Thomas Silverstein at Atlanta's penitentiary (inset) in the 1980s and at ADX in 2007.When you've spent your time since the early days of the Reagan years in a cell smaller than some people's closets, progress tends to get measured in small, small increments rather than sweeping events.
But T ... More >>
At this past weekend's auction for the former Dick's Hickory Dock in Kittredge, Hamid Motarjemi made the winning bid of $247,500.
This will be his fourth project in the area. He started in 2000 with 2101 Champa, which he renovated and turned into Club Boca. Then in 2003 he bought the buildin ... More >>
â€‹Update: Just received word that the new 3 the Hardway video will be screened for the very first time in its entirety on Friday, September 11, at Tooey's on Colfax and Marion. The premier party, which kicks off at 9 p.m. is free and will feature performances from 3 the Hardway, ManeLine, Diamond B ... More >>
The All-American RejectsThe All-American Rejects, Bassnectar, Goldfinger, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, the Spill Canvas, Single File and Meese will all be part of this year's Channel 93.3's Big Gig Saturday, July 11 at Fiddler's Green. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. The first 1,000 tick ... More >>
Last week, a bill to end the death penalty in Colorado squeaked through the House of Representatives by one vote; it reaches a Senate committee on Wednesday afternoon, April 29. The abolitionists maintain that execution is too costly and time-consuming and that the money could be better spent fund ... More >>
"South Capitol Hill was booming in the early 20th century. The area on the ridge south of Cheesman Park sloping toward the Country Club neighborhood rapidly emerged as a premier residential location as Denver recovered from the Panic of 1893. Before long, distinguished houses dotted 7th ... More >>