Chef Jon Emanuel is just back from a sabbatical on his family's farm in Missouri, refreshed and ready for the challenges of his job as executive chef of Project Angel Heart, the organization that delivers meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. In addition to planning menus, cooking ... More >>
The third annual edition of the Great American Techno Festival is going down this weekend, and it features a slew of top-notch talent, including Lusine, Jeff Mills, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt and Brendon Moeller (check out the full lineup if you haven't already). We recently spoke with all four of those acts. Kee ... More >>
Space In Time was started by some friends from the local punk and metal scenes who had rediscovered their love of early '70s hard rock. In 2007, guitarist Javram Ciel-Tilton and drummer Yancy Green tapped some other friends to start a band in that vein, and for the next six years, Space In Time deve ... More >>
Peter Murphy co-founded the influential post-punk band Bauhaus in 1978 with Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. Over the course of four full-length albums, Murphy and company creating an experience of heightened reality with its music that broke from convention, not just sonically but with lyrics ... More >>
TURBONEGRO @ OGDEN THEATRE | 5/20/13 The familiar feedback leading to the down-strumming guitar intro of "Get It On" drew people to come from the upper areas of the Ogden to join in the pit down front last night. Turbonegro's new lead singer Tony Sylvester, dressed up like some bizarre mix of cop, s ... More >>
Drawing on a hardcore background, Turbonegro combined glam metal with punk to create a sound it has cheekily called "death punk." With lyrics and imagery that both celebrate and make a mockery of the gaudy aspects of glam and its thematic tropes. The band's 1996 album, Ass Cobra, established the act ... More >>
In the final weeks of 2012, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, who represents Denver, pushed for an immediate vote on a measure to ban high-capacity assault magazines. The bill, she said, would be a sign of concrete action after twenty children were slaughtered in Connecticut. But the chance for a vote ne ... More >>
Abebe Bikila was once the fastest long-distance runner in the world. He was so good, he could beat his counterparts -- while not wearing shoes. He set world records and reached unprecedented achievements in the Olympics. But then an auto accident left Bikila paralyzed from the waist down, never to r ... More >>
Interviewing Alphabets (Colin Ward) is similar to listening to his music: you're put through the ringer of an obnoxious charm, simultaneously witty and grating, aggressive and inviting. Combining both the underground music scene with demanding academic ambitions, the hyper and endlessly talented Col ... More >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
VNV Nation (due tomorrow night at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs) started as a kind of bedroom project for the band's singer and co-programmer, Ronan Harris. By 1995, he had developed his music to the point that it was becoming part of the next wave of underground electronic pop. Some may dismi ... More >>
Where the couples are. In 2010, there were 16,114 same-sex couples living in Colorado, according to the U.S. Census. That's an increase from 2000, when 10,045 same-sex couples told Uncle Sam about their relationships. Now, the California-based sexual orientation think tank The Williams Instit ... More >>
It's been a good week for Ryan Leinonen, the former chef de cuisine at Colt & Gray -- and a former alum of Root Down and The Kitchen in Boulder. Just two days ago, Leinonen inked a deal on a new space at 2138 Larimer Street, a burgeoning food-centric block that already struts a collection of ... More >>
AlliSports.comBreck Freeride team member Eric Willet, center, wins Men's Snowboard Slopestyle at the Toyota Challenge in Ogden, UTBreckenridge Ski Resort is getting a good return on investment from its Breck Freeride Team and its stepped-up park & pipe programs: Yesterday, Breckenridge snowbo ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Vampire Weekend Dum Dum Girls • Beach House 09.03.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre view full slide show Dum Dum Girls opened the show with a notable display of confidence and music reminiscent of Elastica with more of a '60s girl group vibe. The combination of chiming textures ... More >>
Old man Miller doesn't have much to do with the films that bear his name these days, but his dynasty lives on all the same: Denver screenings of the annual ski porn from Warren Miller Films are as reliable as the changing of the seasons. Warren Miller celebrated his 85th birthday last month, ... More >>
Peter Bjorn and John.Although John Eriksson, who stars in this week's Westword profile of his band, Peter Bjorn and John, was trained to be a classical percussionist, and spent years as a member of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, he's come to appreciate the perks of being a rock star -- partic ... More >>
Pizzeria Mundo offers the good, the bad and the stupid.
Chico Chicovsky imagines the impossible -- then makes it happen.
An art sleuth trails Harry Bertoia to Denver, while Manuel Neri is caught in the act at Robischon.
Inside the Rocky Mountain Heritage Fest, Colorado's first neo-Nazi music festival.
Denver officials and the press grope for the best way to deal with bogus anthrax scares.
Classical acoustician Janet Feder takes flight with a flock of musical surprises.
Robert Belfour is Fat Possum's latest unearthed treasure.
From the penthouse to the outhouse, the highs and lows of 2000.
The Bay Area's Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel make hip-hop that's magically Blackalicious.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Bob Enyart is pro-life, pro-death (penalty) and anti-gay, and now he wants to take over the country.
The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs want to take you to Detroit Rock City.
East Berlin's Ike and the Capers on what it was like playing rockabilly behind the Iron Curtain.
The apocalyptic sound of Society Burning.
Emily Herrera soars toward stardom
Over fifty years after these boys first set sail, their ship has finally come in.
One Coloradan's obsession: a new engine called the Newbold.
Denver now has two pro soccer teams. What could possibly be the goal here?