Filmmaker Guy Maddin says that watching a movie has more in common with a paranormal séance than meets the eye; he remembers the first time he realized that the French word for a movie screening is "séance," which translates into "a sitting." Both activities take place in the dark; both are enchan ... More >>
Over the years, there have been plenty of Christian metal bands playing in a variety of styles, from death metal to metalcore to '80s metal. Some artists in this realm often wish critics and fans would focus less the religious aspect -- claiming it detracts from the music -- while others embrace the ... More >>
The Orb got its start in the second half of the '80s, inspired by dub and house music. Cited as an influence of many modern electronic music artists today, the act also had a major impact on ambient artists of the past few decades, including guitar bands like Seefeel and late-period Slowdive. Founde ... More >>
From the dark days of two years ago, when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra was facing big losses and worse morale, the situation keeps getting brighter, with innovative programming attracting more support -- and expanded audiences. And this morning the spotlight will shine on the CSO's new music dire ... More >>
Like everyone else who eats and drinks, I have a list of certain grubs and sips that are so foul that I won't go near them, and it is a constant source of curiosity for me that other people would -- to the point that some of the grossest edibles are actually quite popular. Here are five more terri ... More >>
In a year of big ski-town anniversaries -- including a 40th bash at Copper Mountain, 50th anniversaries at Vail and Steamboat and Eldora, the 75th anniversary celebration at Loveland, and the upcoming 100th anniversary of Steamboat Springs' Howelsen Hill -- the wildest party of all just might be thi ... 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 >>
BEACH HOUSE @ BOULDER THEATER | 10/7/12 It's easy to be enchanted by the music of Beach House. The Baltimore outfit brings an underlying darkness to its warm, beached-out dream pop for a sound that is alluring, complex and, most of all, hypnotic. At the same time, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally h ... More >>
Photos: Umasking Corey Taylor of Slipknot Photos: Women that rock at Mayhem Photos: Mayhem Fest 2011 Photos: Mayhem Fest 2010 Formed in 1994 by late bassist Paul Gray and M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown, aka #6), Slipknot (due this Sunday, July 9 at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre for the Rockstar Energy D ... More >>
It's Flag Day -- an oft-overlooked day of national pride. Some of which is demonstrated in very strange ways. Modern interpretations of Betsy Ross's design can go beyond cloth and, depending on your point of view, beyond good taste, too. Here are ten nontraditional but memorable uses of America's s ... More >>
Cranbeary has been unlucky in love. Frosty, a 25-year-old male who was the last bear destined to mate with the Denver Zoo's frisky female, died of liver cancer a month after Cranbeary arrived in Denver, making her the Anna Nicole Smith of polar bears. But the zoo is trying again with Lee, a twelve-y ... More >>
Since 2004, Wolves in the Throne Room (due tonight, September 30, at Rhinoceropolis) has established itself as one of the most sonically innovative black metal bands going. Rather than imitate the Viking spirit and aesthetic of its Scandinavian brethren Wolves have written music rooted in the band's ... More >>
World renowned press conference showman LeBron James -- or LeBenedict James, as he is known in Ohio -- played in the final game of the NBA Championships two nights ago, while all of Cleveland, including his former teammates on the Cavaliers who weren't busy with their day jobs as fry cooks an ... More >>
A proud and satisfied Carstache owner.A mustache is like the modern-day equivalent of Samson's hair: a source of almost superhuman potency for all who wear it. (Also, both are made of hair.) That said, the fact that only men and certain particularly virile women are capable of mustache wearag ... More >>
A decade after starting the Jayhawks with Gary Louris, Mark Olson left the band in 1995, the same year Tomorrow the Green Grass was released, to look after his then-wife Victoria Williams, after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. While the Jayhawks continued to tour without him until ... More >>
More pics below.With John Hickenlooper now Colorado's governor, we know Denver will soon have a new mayor, and the race promises to be wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Thomas Andrew Wolf. "I'm the only businessperson running ... More >>
Valerie PhillipsElisabeth Maurus, who performs under the moniker Lissie, plays tonight at the Bluebird. She had to cancel a show here in October because her voice gave out, but she's eager to return to Colorado. She spent a couple undergraduate years at CSU in Fort Collins. We spoke with her ... More >>
When I first met Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey more than two years ago, their plan sounded a little crazy. The longtime roommates and adventure lovers had read a 1967 memoir called Who Needs a Road?, about a road trip all the way around the world, and they decided to repeat the journey -- a story t ... More >>
Update: Video from Montreal show posted after the jump. Melissa Auf der Maur, Hole's onetime bassist, has tapped Adam Tymn, Chris Sorensen and Joe McChan, three-sixths of the almighty, dearly departed VAUX, to back her on a series of upcoming dates. The guys are currently holed up in Hudson, New Yo ... More >>
Mexico doesnt have a prayer. Why?
Sesame Street and the Who bookend two very special editions.
"This PeaceJam is amazing," my friend said. "I was just hearing about them on Colorado Public Radio." She'd been hearing about them from me for months -- since last November, when I interviewed founders Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff, and wrote about how PeaceJam would mark its tenth anniversary b ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Six years after the killings at Columbine, Colorado's become the center of an anti-bullying industry.
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004.
Harmony has something to sing about
It's Asian art at the DAM, African-American photography at the CVA, plans for the MCA, and a new planner for Denver.
From laptops to insects to wineglasses, j.frede's sonic experiments leave no sound untweaked.
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
A sleep-deprived Al Pacino tangles with a pyscho Robin Williams.
Former SST producer Spot brings underground Celtic sounds into the light.
April 15-21, 1999
Weary Denver computer programmer Thom Lancy dreams of retracing the Kon-tiki expedition to the South Seas.