For several years, you could see Paul Jansen playing violin and guitar in various bands around Denver. First with the "folk Goth" band The December Question then more prominently with Jen Korte and indie pop outfit (die) Pilot. It was toward the end of his tenure with the latter that Jansen started ... More >>
East Colfax will look particularly tasty tonight. Between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., you can stop by over twenty restaurants and bars between York and Monroe streets for samples. This will be the fifth year in a row that the famous street has hosted Tasty Colfax. See also: - Sprouts will open on East Colf ... More >>
The newest Modmarket will open on Tuesday, July 30 at 3475 South University Boulevard in Cherry Hills. This will be the homegrown chain's fifth restaurant in the metro area, and two more locations are slated to open this fall: in Longmont and on the 16th Street Mall. Find more information on Modmark ... More >>
Being stylish has its price: For restaurant employees, having a tongue barbell, ear plugs, bright pink locks or an anime tattoo on their arms could get them fired, bitched at -- or not hired in the first place. An unconventional look with body modifications and Manic Panic really should not be a det ... More >>
Blinky the Clown was an icon for generations of Colorado kids who grew up watching his Blinky's Fun Club on local television. Blinky -- aka Russell Scott -- passed away on August 27 at the age of 91, and now his friends and family members -- including daughter Linda and son-in-law Steve Ballas, who ... More >>
The fourth annual Tasty Colfax -- a walking tour and tasting at eateries along East Colfax Avenue between Columbine and Monroe streets -- goes down tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets costs $25 and include food from fourteen restaurants, live music and access to after-parties.
"It's going to be blast," says Herb Brodsky, who co-founded Novo Coffee ten years ago, and is hosting a birthday party at the roasting facility this Saturday. "Last year over 500 people showed up -- everyone is welcome!" he says. And there's much more on the culinary menu this week. Here's a taste:
Hugo Matheson The Kitchen Boulder & [Upstairs]; The Kitchen Denver 1039 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303-544-5973 1530 16th Street, Denver; 303-623-3127 www.thekitchencommunity.com This is the second installment of my chat with Hugo Matheson, exec chef of The Kitchen. Read part one of Matheson's intervi ... More >>
By the summer of 1966, the Beatles sucked. Or at least that's the way they felt for the band. "Performance, for us, it's gone downhill," Paul McCartney said of his band at the time. "Because we can't develop if no one can hear us; so for us to perform...it gets difficult each time." The pressures of ... More >>
The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Shins, James Taylor and Explosions in the Sky were announced; In the Whale, Tennis and FaceMan got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Leonard Cohen, Matador, Young Jeezy and Lana Del Rey ... More >>
Unlike so many Western towns, Denver has a wealth of wonderful neighborhoods close to the heart of the city. But with that wealth of neighborhoods comes a surfeit of NIMBY issues that often spill out of their immediate area and into City Hall -- as the fight over a new supermarket on Colfax w ... More >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Kevin Vaughan.Clearly, change was in the offing for the Denver Post, which confirmed last week that nineteen staffers took buyouts. But the scope of shifts among those who remain is still surprising. Among the most notable: the naming of longtime reporter Kevin Vaughan as city editor and vet ... More >>
After more than a year of study, the Denver Food Action Task Force delivered a report to a city council committee yesterday detailing what can be done to put gardens of eating in the city's current food deserts, including streamlining the permitting process for grocery stores. And the city co ... More >>
He's looking for the goddess. Are you the goddess?Attention ladies: Are you looking for a man who's not afraid to get a little sand on his tuxedo? How about a gentleman who considers himself a "refined valley dude"? Well, Video Mate has the man for you. Or had the man for you, rather, back in ... More >>
Besides Elise Wiggins' new Summer Local week at Panzano, there is a plethora of beer-, wine- and meat-centric events taking place this week, plus an annual Hot-Dog Eating Contest on Sunday. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission is slated to sign off on Qwest's merger with CenturyLink today, a day after Montana became the fourteenth state to okay the deal, pushing memories of Mountain Bell even further down the line. The PUC was initially scheduled to approve the merger last we ... More >>
The DCPA's Randy Weeks is hopeful donations will keep flowing.Yesterday's acquisition of Qwest by CenturyTel may enrich the likes of Phil Anschutz, but it's raised concerns among politicos such as Governor Bill Ritter and senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, who fear a loss of jobs once th ... More >>
"If they try to take our jobs, who'll join my posse?"As we told you earlier today, Qwest is being acquired by CenturyTel in a $10.6 billion stock swap. We don't know the repercussions yet, and won't for a while. But they'll undoubtedly be significant in light of the fact that the combined co ... More >>
Here are this week's playlists from the area's local-centric speciality shows. We're still in the process of trying to track down the playlist from KCSU's Loco Local show. With any luck, we'll be able to post that next week. In the meantime, we're still tracking Radio 1190's long-running Local Shake ... More >>
That whole talking-animal genre? Let's be done with it.
Nathanial Trotter has a plan to crown Oprah.
The Notorious Bettie Page never quite pins down the pinup.
Fast reviews of recent releases
What's a great actor doing in a dump like Mooseport?
The truth about what really happened to Holly Andrews still haunts her family.
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad.
Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe
(Skaggs Family Records)
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
Stop counting the homers and start playing baseball.
The NBA tournament begins this week, but the players in the Denver County Jail have their own championship to worry about.