DUSTIN WONG & TAKAO MINEKAWA at RHINOCEROPOLIS | 10/24/13 Dustin Wong first gained notice as a member of Baltimore's passionately exuberant post-punk band Ponytail. In that outfit, Wong's guitar work gave the band a wiry sonic detail that made its songs even more exciting. When Ponytail split in 201 ... More >>
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | 8/23-8/24 Twenty years ago, the Dave Matthews Band played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for the Tragically Hip and the Samples, and went on to build a loyal following with early shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. In the two decades since, the gu ... More >>
This week USA Today announced the results of its hunt for the "best" craft brewery in America. Experts whittled the list of this country's 2,538-plus breweries (the latest number from the Brewer's Association) down to 72 nominations, and those went to a vote of the readers. More than 11,500 people ... More >>
After a long dispute with a similarly-named homebrew store in Massachusetts, Denver's Strange Brewing Company has gone on the offensive, asking the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the store's right to the name "Strange Brew." Strange said in a motion filed with the agency that it was tak ... More >>
Some people are going to hate Ska Brewing's Vernal Minthe Stout, a new canned beer made with spearmint, peppermint, vanilla beans and coco nibs. And some people are going to absolutely love the minty brew, the third in Ska's series of seasonal canned stouts, which will hit liquor-store shelves this ... More >>
Going, going, almost gone. Tomorrow Grand Lux Cafe will join the ranks of eateries that have closed in Park Meadows. Five years ago, not long after the giant restaurant opened, then-critic Jason Sheehan had what might have been the worst shrimp scampi ever...and he didn't find much there that was ... More >>
It feels like we say this every week, and we probably do, but we're continually astounded by how good we have it here music wise. If you haven't noticed, this time of year, the number of touring acts decreases dramatically, generally in line with the music industry itself, which pretty much slows to ... More >>
The office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has just announced a 59-count indictment against The Silver Lizard, a Denver medical marijuana dispensary reviewed in March by our MMJ critic, William Breathes. Among the claims: The center was selling marijuana for non-medical purposes to thirte ... More >>
Yesterday, the 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a key provision in the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, shorthanded as DOMA. And while the ruling doesn't directly impact Colorado, where a fight over a civil unions bill killed not once but twice was the story of the just-completed legi ... More >>
With the passing of HB 1099 yesterday, which creates a soil remediation study using hemp as the filtering agent, Colorado could be the first state in the nation to grow industrial hemp since the late 1930s. But passing the bill was just the first obstacle. Actually implementing the plan might be mo ... More >>
C is for cookie and cookie is for me. Don't get it twisted: Cookie Monsta (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater with Subliminal, Dodger, and Thorazine) is not some hairy, blue Sesame Street character that raids your cupboards in search of chocolate chips. He is 22-year-old British DJ, Tony Cook, and ... More >>
Clutch could use a cold one.Colorado brewers love their music, whether they are talking about it, naming beers after it or rocking it in the brewhouse at volumes loud enough to malt barley on its own. Boulder Beer recently worked with String Cheese Incident keyboardist and song writer Kyle Ho ... More >>
There's nothing like found footage to showcase a wide cross-section of humanity's most maladapted, inept and bizarre, and as far as that goes, nothing beats the original. Since 1991, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been collecting old VHS tapes, and in 2004, they started editing down the we ... More >>
There are two revolving doors in every prison system. One is for the inmates, many of whom fail on parole and keep coming back. The other is reserved for top administrators who, even amid scandal, move easily from high-powered positions of public trust to high-paid jobs in the private prison ... More >>
Video below.Search for recent funny Denver videos on YouTube right now and you'll be taken directly to the tail -- tale, that is -- of Denver the dog, who doesn't exactly look innocent when he's asked if he got into the cat treats. Turns out Denver is actually from Maryland -- so is this a ca ... More >>
Statistics compiled by the Federal Trade Commission show that Colorado had the highest per-capita rate of consumer fraud complaints in the nation last year. According to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network report for 2010, Greeley, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs all ranked among t ... More >>
Lori Midson A month after closing Gelman's at 2911 West 38th Avenue, owner Michelle Gelman just reopened the space as Boston Fish Shack, a New England-inspired grubbery that's doling out classic seafood shack plates like fish and chips, cioppino, Maryland crab cakes, lobster rolls and New En ... More >>
Kenny Gilbert's curried eggplant.Last night, Kenny Gilbert finally won the big one -- the Elimination Challenge -- and the look of relief on his face was palpable. He's been an obvious contender from the beginning on this season of Top Chef, but various glitches kept him from what he obviousl ... More >>
Last month, a Today Show investigation revealed a shocking fact: Major retailers like Victoria's Secret and Macy's were re-selling underwear that customers -- or rather, Today show operatives wearing hidden cameras -- had returned. Even after the Today folks stained said panties with baby oil, they ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
The Rackhouse Pub is slated to open next week with a slightly pared-down beer menu, but a seriously cool look. Located inside the former Heavenly Daze Brewery, at 200 South Kalamath Street, the Rackhouse will feature twenty tap handles (mostly Colorado microbrews), rather than the fifty that ... More >>
Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Although most fans who fill out brackets during NCAA basketball tournament season only focus on the men's teams, the contest through the Archdiocese of Denver that my daughter Lora and I have participated in during recent years gives the women equal billing. T ... More >>
What happened in Vegas should have stayed there.
Letters from the week of 4/17/2008
From the week of 9/13/2007
The Denver Zine Library opens a new chapter in Colorado letters.
The Women lays bare the cattiness of society dames
Kiss me, Iím a rock star -- at least for one night.
Primate pal Jane Goodall inhabits Denver.
From the week of October 18, 2001
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
Colorado has become one of the country's hubs for teaching, and learning, how to feel bad.
The hits keep coming.
Not content to simply milk his invention, trance-music pioneer BT continues to trip the light fantastic in a never-ending search for sound.
Hype makes right at the center for the new west.
THE DEFECTION OF PHILIP ANSCHUTZ IS JUST THE LATEST RED FLAG IN THE PEPSI CENTER DEAL.