When Jesse Elliott came to Denver in early 2013, he was only passing through. As the frontman of Washington, D.C.-based rock band These United States, he'd passed through Denver plenty of times. In fact, that group toured so much that Elliott hadn't kept a home address for three years. But a week ... More >>
After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, Dee Williams decided she needed a big change. And she accomplished it by going small. Williams built her own 84-square-foot house, where she resides in Olympia, Washington. She'll be at the Tattered Cover LoDo tonight to read from and discuss her ... More >>
For nearly two years, GNU: Experience Gallery has had the distinction of being one of the few DIY spaces in Fort Collins. Housed in a basement unit of a building in the city square on Linden Street in the Old Town section of Fort Collins, GNU was originally conceived as a collective art space but be ... More >>
Photographer Dave Wood's new show, The Art of Roller Derby, coincides with the city-wide Month of Photography celebration and also kicks off a new monthly artist showcase series at Herman's Hideaway. Wood has been photographing roller derby for the last three years, and will be featuring a selection ... More >>
In the wake of the generation defining, pop music altering, astronomically hyped wonder that was Nirvana's Nevermind, Kurt Cobain would spend the next two and a half years of his life trying to remind people what his band was actually all about (while simultaneously trying to figure that out himself ... More >>
Denver's two premiere roller-derby leagues are headed to Richmond, California this weekend for the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) West Region Playoffs -- aka the "Bay of Reckoning" -- and there's a halfway decent chance that the Denver Roller Dolls (#2 seed, behind Portland's R ... More >>
They clog up waterways. They end up in landfills, where they take thousands of years to break down. And they kill turtles and dolphins. Plastic bags of the sort used in grocery stores are a top enemy for environmentalists, and Westword has learned that some Denver officials are considering policies ... More >>
Japanther (due tomorrow night at Glob) was started by a pair of art school students who wanted a way to create art beyond the confines of a specific medium or traditional methods. The resulting New York duo has been just as involved in the art world and performance art as it has been in writing raw ... More >>
Sarah AustinGotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars celebrate with the WFTDA Hydra Trophy on Sunday at 1st Bank Center in BroomfieldNew York's Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars were the big winners at the 2011 Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships at the 1st Bank Center thi ... More >>
Larimer Lounge Presents: Don't Get Shot!True to form, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend in Denver. And as always, there's tons of variety to choose from. On Friday, the Swayback is playing a free gig at the Larimer, while Electric Six hits up the Bluebird, Wolves in the Throne ... More >>
All-star teams from both of Colorado's premier roller derby leagues -- Rocky Mountain Rollergirls and the Denver Roller Dolls -- are in Portland, Oregon, this weekend for the Bridgetown Brawl Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) West Region Playoffs at Memorial Coliseum, and all of th ... More >>
Last month, upon reporting the news that seven of the 28 skaters on the Team USA roster for the first-ever Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto are from Colorado, we wondered aloud if the World Cup was shaping up to be an international incident concluding with a red, white, and blue beatdown at ... More >>
Since birthing Velvet Elvis on Elvis Presley's birthday in 2004, Jonny Barber has gone on to sing at both Graceland and Sun Studios, he's met members of The King's band, as well as Larry Geller, Elvis's hair stylist and spiritual adviser, and he's had the pleasure of hearing first hand storie ... More >>
Frida Beater, here scoring the final points in the 2010 WFTDA Championships, is one of seven Colorado skaters representing Team USA at the Roller Derby World Cup.Seven of the 28 skaters on the Team USA roster for the first-ever Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto in December are from Colorado. ... More >>
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association announced yesterday that it has accepted eight new roller derby leagues from its apprentice league program, including Colorado's Castle Rock 'n' Rollers (catch them in action on June 11 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, skating against Greeley's Slaug ... More >>
Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager might have dominated last week's charts, but this week, it's disappeared from the top ten at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and moved down to the number four at Independent Records.
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved -- thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Photo by Tom Murphy Nudity with Temples and Outer Neon Friday, May 9, 2008 Glob Glob Glob, Colorado Springs Better Than: Most of the neo-classic rock out there. Tight Bros. From Way Back When only played Denver once during its entire career, and that was on June 15, 1999 at Soulciety on Brighton B ... More >>
Josh Blue takes center stage.
With a retro sound and modern sensibility, the Faint fast-forwards to the past.
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead makes impeccable recordings in the studio -- and a mess of the bars and clubs where it performs.
Before US West rang off, it won one last favor from the state.
This band lives -- and performs -- in a van down by the river.
Poor Little Knitter on the Road and Quasi
Odetta is happy to find trouble everywhere she goes.
DENVER-BASED HARRIET THE SPY LOOKS FOR PUNK IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES.
THE APPLES GET SET TO REAP THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABORS.