If I could pick only one social network to be a part of, it would be Myspace. Not Myspace now, the revamped site for "entertainment" types with its trying-too-hard layout and useless content. No, I'm talking about the Myspace circa 2006, when it was a place where I could find out about my friend's b ... More >>
There was a time in the not so distant past when a social networking profile was a place to proclaim your relationship status with something more than the obligatory "in a relationship" or "single" statement. It was a grand gesture to be "taken," complete with a glittery, GIF-y image of you and your ... More >>
Editor's note: Artist Charlie Boots is part of the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his residency, he and his fashion-designing counterpart will be reporting from the real world via Show and Tell, as they learn the ropes from studio mentors Mona Lucero, Laur ... More >>
MILLIONAIRES at MARQUIS | 06.13.11"Wobbling between the monitors, the Green sisters continued to talk more about being drunk and the desire to fuck before going into the Madonna 'Dress You Up' rip-off, 'Stay The Night.'"
Arctic Monkeys probably don't miss MySpace as much as we do.When Arctic Monkeys announced it would be hitting the road in May and releasing its fourth album, Suck It And See, in June, I immediately started thinking about MySpace, or the awesome site that once was. While its predominant functi ... More >>
Jeremy McKim, from the Luitenant Fetus MySpace page.The Denver Police Department has now identified a suspect in the stabbings of two people prior to an Insane Clown Posse concert last night. He's Jeremy McKim, age twenty. But that's not how he's known on his ICP-loving MySpace page. There, ... More >>
Father's day: If you've been digging the new "Tokyo Gore Police"/"Guitari 2600" single from Ideal Fathers as much as we have, you're going to want to head down to the Meadowlark on February 6 for their next show. The band will be giving away handmade "cassingles" (that's a cassette single, in ... More >>
Every day, I use multiple social media services to work, stay in touch with friends and keep up to date with what's going on in the world. Half an hour on MySpace here, twenty minutes of Facebook there, and a quick look at Twitter every hour -- it adds up. So, until the future I predicted h ... More >>
"You want me to do WHAT?"Sexting: the latest teenage pastime designed to make adults lose their shit. But before you write off the response to the phenomenon as more middlebrow hysteria, grok the particulars of Geovany Alarcon, twenty, who earned a four-year prison jolt in Weld County Court t ... More >>
Take two parts freak folk and one part New Wave, filter it through a dying Gameboy, then melt shards of sampled hip-hop into the mix and allow to congeal into something weird. That should give you some idea of what to expect with Hideous Men, one of the latest and most interesting bands to em ... More >>
Man, if The Northern Way doesn't break out in a major way within the next year, it's certainly not going to be for a lack of having radio-friendly songs. This morning, the outfit, formerly known as Set Forth, premiered its brand new single, "Starting Line," on MySpace. Matching the undeniable sug ... More >>
Facebook, we need to talk about our relationship. But don't freak out -- I'm not dumping you. Yet. Look, I like you. I really do. I mean, when we first met, I was really into you. You were so much less gaudy and stupid than MySpace. You helped me get in touch with at least a dozen friends I ... More >>
Longtime Denver dance music stalwart Vitamin D has a new album coming February 24 and, from the sounds of the tracks he has posted on his MySpace, it should be a good one. He announced it back in July and today, he released this image of the album cover. Not sure if this is the final art or n ... More >>
Photo by EickeI like Denver-based, danceable post-punk outfit the Ideal Fathers a lot. I like the bleepy, chirping 8-bit soundscapes of chiptunes a lot. So you can imagine my excitement today when I stumbled upon a completely kickass chiptunes remix/reimagining of one of my very favorite Ideal Fathe ... More >>
A photo of Kristen Parker from her MySpace page. In Denver, most of the coverage about Kristen Parker, an operating-room technician who's been charged with exposing patients to hepatitis C for swapping dirty syringes filled with saline for new ones loaded with the painkiller fentanyl, has focused o ... More >>
If the date on the band's MySpace page and the press release we received from the publicist of one of the supporting acts is to be believed, blink-182's much ballyhooed reunion tour is slated to make a stop at Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 6, with Weezer and Taking Back Sunday in tow. To see ... More >>
Thanks to the magic of MySpace friendship, I was recently hipped to Rowboat, the beautifully melancholy project from Sam McNitt of Blue Million Miles. I haven't had the chance to catch the act live yet, but if the tracks currently streaming on the MySpace profile are any indication, very tasty thing ... More >>
The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a study last week that found young people are more likely to use social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace than old people. In other breaking news, milk mostly comes from cows and water is mostly wet.
Tuesday, January 27, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Angry, artsy rockers Vices I Admire has been banging around northern Colorado for a few years now, and has a fair amount of local acclaim, based on its live shows, an EP and the song "Monster," which has appeared on a couple of compilations. On its MySpace page, the band compares itself to Incubus, ... More >>
Nearly every day, I receive an email, instant message, MySpace note, Facebook missive, text or snail mail package from a local musician or band, sheepishly offering up their creations. Some of these folks want my help in getting their music out to more people, while others simply want to hear what I ... More >>
Nothing I could possibly say would add to this video in the slightest, so let me just say thanks to fellow Westword scribe A.H. Goldstein for putting this horrible thing on my MySpace page, inspiring me to share it with you all. Push play and bask in the incredible power of Sonseed. -- Cory Casciato
If you're looking for some new music and in need of a new ring tone for your phone, have a listen to Baji. This pop/rock outfit reminds me a lot of the Heyday: similar radio-ready sound, same big, soaring choruses and hook-filled tunes. As a promotion, they're offering free ringtones to Verizon phon ... More >>
Yes, I know a lot of people like to use a new year as an opportunity to get a fresh start. It might just mean that you clean the stains out of your toilet bowl finally, or you put clean sheets on your bed, or you floss. Some people even make New Year's resolutions. Usually, these are pledges related ... More >>
The Ideal Fathers have a fresh, danceable, well-crafted take on post-punk. They have a freshly recorded, yet-to-released EP that's damn good. What they don't have is a drummer, and that's holding them back from capitalizing on those first two things, which is a shame. Their longtime drummer recently ... More >>
Yesterday's blog "Pirate Radio Station KBFR Back in Boulder" provided info about an unlicensed radio signal using call letters that date back for the better part of a decade. In that piece, the main commentator was Rob Smoke, a former Boulder City Council candidate who's producing a regular talk sho ... More >>
Every week, I receive several friend requests on MySpace. About 70% of them are from siphylitic spambots, masquerading as hot, lonely, Russian jailbait. Another 20% are from bands I've never heard of, who live in cities I've never heard of, and make music I've never heard of. The final 10% come from ... More >>
So, what have the Hot IQs been up to? The answer to that question will apparently be revealed on Friday, December 19, when the new video is premiered and the act's 7-inch is released at an all-ages show at the Bluebird with local-scene luminaries the Chain Gang of 1974, Young Coyotes and Team Firefo ... More >>
Who knows how to party? The Ohio delegation knows how to party. That’s right, the lucky Buckeyes got what I think is the best draw in the city with their delegates, staff, families, fixers, riggers, middlemen and hangers-on lodged in the Curtis Hotel at 14th and Curtis streets, right in the midd ... More >>
There's no one named Josephine and no anthropomorphic mice in Josephine and the Mousepeople, but don't let that dissuade you. What you do get is two guys -- who go by the names avicado and dannyberry -- who produce chipper, summery electro-pop confections. Their track "She Needs Fire" pairs up buzzy ... More >>
Yet another Denver band has officially been spoken for, and for once, the rumors were actually true: Breathe Carolina has indeed inked a deal with Rise Records, the Oregon-based imprint that previously released the debut recordings of Fear Before the March of Flames and Drop Dead, Gorgeous.
It’s no secret that police are logging onto MySpace to dig up incriminating information for criminal investigations. But who would’ve thought that cops are actually getting ON MySpace? Check out the official social networking page for the Denver Police Department that was registered last Decembe ... More >>
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On the Brotherhood of Dae Han’s MySpace page, there’s a picture of the guys standing on the front lawn of a mammoth house with cans of gasoline in their hands and their backs to the camera. The house is engulfed in flames, and the fellas are just watching it burn. That picture now seems sadly an ... More >>
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Two Denver-based projects kick out the jam.
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MySpace can be soul-sucking, but it has its upsides.
The final votes have been cast, long hours have been logged tallying numbers, computer glitches have been carefully covered up, and we now have the results of our all-important MyRace gubernatorial election. As you may recall, in our original piece , we promised that whichever candidate garnered t ... More >>
Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.
Ah, MySpace, thou art a foul temptress. It's amazing how the social networking website is treated by so many young adults as some sort of secret journal where they can spill their most outlandish desires and drug-addled exploits. It's a virtual candyland for perverts and journalists alike. Nowhere e ... More >>
Be there or be square!
Myspace is the place for local bands to finally be heard. Or not.