Before John Sinclair founded the White Panthers, managed the MC5 and did time for giving an undercover cop two joints as a Christmas present, he read Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a junior in high school -- and he says his life started. Sinclair will be at the Mercury Cafe on Friday, February 7 as ... More >>
Since the start of the new year, we've been filling our four blogs -- Show and Tell, Backbeat, Cafe Society and the Latest Word -- with a Colorado bucket list of the 100 things to do before you kick it. We've already shared Show and Tell Bucket List picks 25-16 and and 15-6. Here are the final fiv ... More >>
Not to be confused with the raucous (and world's different) downtown Brother's Bar and Grill, this Highland watering hole was dubbed My Brother's Bar after two brothers bought it in 1970. But that wasn't the beginning for his spot. Drinks first started pouring here in 1873 when the bar was called Hi ... More >>
Did you pay your rent yet? Since it's the first of the month, we're celebrating tight pocketbooks everywhere by featuring nine events this weekend that are totally free. Whether you attend a Screw Your Resolutions party or sample the wide variety of First Friday art openings, there's plenty to do th ... More >>
Born and raised in Denver, Heather Dalton has long nurtured affection for one of the city's proudest cultural alumni: Neal Cassady, the larger-than-life literary macho-muse who inspired the character of Dean Moriarty, hero of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. For the past several years, Dalton, a musician ... More >>
From collaborating with jazz legends to hanging out with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, David Amram has accumulated quite an impressive resume. He's written multiple books as well as musical pieces, and he's in Denver this week performing at a variety of events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of ... More >>
Before he restored landmarks like the Molly Brown House, Ninth Street Historic Park and Four Mile House Historic Park, and designed some landmarks of his own, architect Ed White was a student at Columbia, where he met many of the people who would become famous figures of the Beat generation, includi ... More >>
The mounds of snow aside, there's plenty to do this weekend, whether or not you care about beefy dudes throwing a ball around. Yes, the Super Bowl is happening. But so are a bunch of equally exciting events that will happen despite the blizzard. We've got: A drunken spelling bee, a beatnik's birthda ... More >>
David Amram, who will perform at the Neal Cassady birthday tonight at the Mercury Cafe and tomorrow night at Dazzle, shared a close connection with Cassady, Jack Kerouac and other Beats, while also being a jazz musician who collaborated with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Oscar Pettiford. Amra ... More >>
It's still Halloween every Sunday at The Church. Whether you want to see campy drag, high-brow art openings, or get down at a feminist dance party, we've got you covered this weekend. And it won't break your bank. Everything on this list won't cost you more than ten bucks, leaving you more ca ... More >>
Theo's Kerouac stencil, looking pensive.If he were around today, it's pretty certain that Neal Cassady, immortalized as Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road, would appreciate what the street artist Theo has been up to lately. Cassady was a born rabble-rouser, after all, and in more way ... More >>
Yes he was.Jack Kerouac was here. He came here and wrote about it in On the Road, his most enduring work, and fell in love with Denver to the extent that, at one point, he actually bought a house in Lakewood. Yes, Kerouac was indeed here, but one thing that will not be here, apparently, is Fr ... More >>
The Five Points neighborhood has always been fertile ground for growing art, music and literature. Five Points beets pay tribute to that legacy by honoring "beet generation" authors Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac...
If you're annoyed by the Super Bowl, you've got options this weekend.After a week of cold and snow, Friday couldn't have come soon enough. It's a good thing it's the first of the month too, because that means there is plenty to do for folks willing to venture off into the chilly night. It als ... More >>
Octogenarian musician/musicologist David Amram's ties to the Beats hold strong, especially in San Francisco, where jazz and poetry intersected, and in some ways, he's one of the last grand old men of the cause. It's no small thing, then, to consider that Amram will be among the presenters, al ... More >>
Mark MangerEuclid Hall's foie gras poutine, available until 1 a.m. on weekends and midnight during the weekDenver's late-night dining options are growing. Last week, I had nothing but love for Euclid Hall, 1317 14th Street, which proffers its gravy-laden poutines and plump homemade sausages ... More >>
Things to do in Denver when youre (un)dead.
The virtual infamy of Wikipedia.
Jack Kerouac's back, and Denver's literary scene is on a scroll.
Here's something to do in Denver when you're dead: stay famous.
The air is their playground
A Square Deal
Breakfast King rules, 24/7.
Denver's Beat Poetry Driving Tour and
Denver's Literary Landmarks
And the beat goes on
My Brother's Bar
Denver produces a new crop of music.