• Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Urban Nights will celebrate Denver fashion -- and raise money for Urban Peak

    The second Urban Nights Fashion Show is a "runway with a reason." The event promises to not only be a great fashion celebration featuring some of Denver's best boutiques and designers (including Project Runway's Mondo Guerra) but to raise a lot of money for Urban Peak, a non-profit organization that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Colorado Symphony Orchestra has high hopes for tomorrow's "High Notes" debut

    On Friday, May 23, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra will take its show on the road - specifically to the new Space gallery, at 400 Santa Fe Drive, for the first installment of "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series." But there have been some definite bumps in the road. After the CSO announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Beck, Conor Oberst and more Denver concerts on sale this weekend

    It's been a hell of long time since Beck played these parts. Now touring in support of his new album, Morning Phase, which he's called a companion piece to 2002's Sea Change, Beck headlines Red Rocks on Friday, August 15. General admission and reserved tickets ($49.95-$57.50) go on sale on Friday, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Photos: Ten happiest American cities -- and the two Colorado places on the list

    Boulder frequently tops the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index -- popularly known as the happiest cities list. Not this year -- although Boulder and one other prominent Colorado community place high in the rankings. Continue to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, complete with blurbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Denver Broncos bench Marczyk Fine Foods cow, allow orange dip to stay

    Barb Macfarlane and Pete Marczyk, husband-and-wife founders of Marczyk Fine Foods, were so excited about the Denver Broncos going to the Super Bowl that their talented staffers dressed up the Marczyk cow in Broncos gear for the weekly newsletter, right over over some tasty ideas for Super Bowl snack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    What are Denver's ten best dive bars?

    Denver blog posts would like a double. The writers for our Cafe Society blog share their list of the top ten dive bars in metro Denver. Talk about tough duty. Denver Urbanism's Dan Malouff on a possible boom in streetcars. Mile High Report's Jon Heath shares a video of Peyton Manning not quite ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 (4 free!) in Denver this weekend, September 27-29

    The Grawlix dudes are back! The Denver comedy trio has been out doing big things on the national stage lately, but tonight, Adam Cayton Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl bring their ridiculous monthly show back to the Denver -- and for a bargain price. If comedy is not your thing, you can also ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Fred Durst on joining Cash Money and being the same guy with his hat backwards from 1999

    More than fifteen years after the release of Three Dolla Bill, Y'all, Limp Bizkit is back with a brand new album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants, on the Cash Money imprint. In advance of the band's return to Denver in support of that album this weekend, we caught up with Fred Durst yesterday as he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Columbine to Newtown: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999

    The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Taylor Swift Denver date set for June 2, 2013

    Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Flobots, The Circle In the Square: Jonny 5's track-by-track breakdown of the new album

    Westword caught up with Flobots frontman Jonny 5 (aka Jamie Laurie) for a track-by-track breakdown of The Circle In the Square, the new record. If you've bought the record and you're listening right now wondering what the songs are about, wonder no more. You've come to the right place Page down to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill joins the LoDo swim

    The second of three new sushi joints just opened in LoDo. After a series of preview parties, Blue Sushi Sake Grill opened yesterday in the former home of Dixons on the 16th Street Mall (or at least some of it; the other portion is now Lucky Pie).

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    March 8, 2012
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    March 8, 2012
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    February 13, 2012

    Review: Cursive at Larimer Lounge, 2/12/12

    CURSIVE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 2/12/12 If it's possible that there's a good time to find out that the first person you said "I love you" to is marrying the girl he dumped you for, you could do worse than the middle of a Cursive show. I'm not saying this happened to me (Congratulations, Joey), but if it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill could have LoDo swimming in sushi

    Last fall a load of pizza joints signed on to open in LoDo; now it looks like LoDo could soon be swimming in sushi. Blue Sushi Sake Grill, an Omaha-based chain, has signed on to take the space at 1616 16th Street that had once been half of Dixons. "We are excited to announce that we will be opening ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Maria Taylor

    Friday, October 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    The Denver Diatribe: Celebrate the podcast's 50th episode at live "Love & Hate" taping tonight

    ​Last year at about this time, I blogged about why my friends and I had launched the Denver Diatribe podcast, a labor of digital love that was heavy on the labor. Along with taking some pot shots at Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner and his obsession with bark beetles, I explained that the wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Guns N' Roses announces Denver show

    ​Next month, Guns N' Roses will kick off its first U.S. tour in five years, but there are still more than a dozen cities on the band's tour itinerary, which the band released yesterday, that have yet to have dates or venues set, including Denver. While the tour, which starts October 28 and run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Pretty Lights, DJ Craze, Thievery Corporation and more on this weekend's Dance Card

    Pretty Lights.​There's so much on our Dance Card this weekend that we know you'll have a tough time deciding whether you'd rather see Pretty Lights or Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks. Why not do both? Or select one of the other events on our list that's more to your taste? Whatever you decid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Tonight: Little Brazil at the Hi-Dive

    ​Little Brazil (playing tonight at the hi-dive with the Photo Atlas and Take to the Oars) began as the solo project of Landon Hedges, following his time in big name acts like Tim Kasher's The Good Life and the Conor Oberst-led Desparecidos. Eventually Hedges decided fill out his pretty guitar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Five new retail stores we'd like to see in Denver

    ​Now that IKEA and H&M have both signed on the dotted line in metro area, folks who've waited patiently for their first chance to walk in the door of either of those trendy Scandinavian outlets will finally have their day. But after those open, and we're all done dancing in the streets, what's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: The Photo Atlas checks in

    Brian Frederick​ Thursday, March 17 And it begins ... 4 a.m. we arrive in Austin, Texas, at Casa de Epilogues greeted by hugs and cases of Upslope, after an amazing day of riding rollercoasters and playing three sets at Six Flags-Dallas and an awesome run of shows with the Epilogues, which i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Orenda Fink of Azure Ray on her projects, Drawing Down the Moon and Art Bell

    Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink of Azure Ray​ While they were still living in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor first played in a band together called Little Red Rocket before moving on to Athens, Georgia, where they formed another outfit called Azure Ray, and t ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    The Denver Diatribe: Why I helped start Denver's best only iTunes friendly podcast

    ​Lately I've been spending a good chunk of my minimal free time working with Jared Jacang Maher, a former Westword writer now at Face The State and John Dicker, founder of the Geeks Who Drink quiz night empire, to launch the Denver Diatribe, a weekly half-hour podcast on culture, politics and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Chris Fogal discusses Parts, the new Gamits album, the band's first release in six years

    The Gamits celebrate the release of their new album, Parts, this Saturday, September 4, at the Gothic Theatre, with UME and Joy Subtraction.​ The Gamits were one of the classic, melodic punk bands of the late '90s. Unlike many of their peers, they survived well into the new decade before call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Margot and the Nuclear So and So's to tour in support of Buzzard, forthcoming new record

    ​Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    October 16, 2009

    Meese back on the road with a modified lineup

    ​After six weeks off the road spent working on new music and revamping its live show, Meese is back on tour. The outfit is kicking off its upcoming series of shows tonight with a gig at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, followed by nearly two dozen dates across the country -- includi ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Conor Oberst

    Conor Oberst
    Merge Records

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    May 27, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Swervedriver, the Swayback and Life and Times @ Marquis Theater

    Photo by Tom Murphy. Swervedriver, the Swayback and Life and Times Friday, May 23, 2008 The Marquis, Denver Better Than: Way too many guitar rock bands of the last decade and a half. With talk of how latecomer tickets were going for upwards of a hundred dollars for Swervedriver's show in New Yo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Denver Music’s Media Onslaught

    Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Nathaniel Rateliff in Billboard Later This Week

    Fancy us: We caught a few songs from one of the best unsigned singer-songwriters in the country (that's a designation bestowed by Billboard, in an issue that hits stands later this week, BTW -- not that we disagree) at the Meadowlark this past Friday night. Sucking down a few cold ones on the Lark's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2008

    2006 Best of Denver Winners

    Our favorite winner from Westword's twenty-third Best of Denver Awards has to be that for "Best (Very) Late-Night People Watching," the Ramada Inn on Colfax: The Ramada Inn Downtown Denver is like a rock-and-roll RV park on weekend nights, when tour buses crowd the parking lot and bleary-eyed music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Ports-to-Plains: Keep on Truckin'

    "Mexican Trucks Stampede to U.S.!" Web sites and radio shows are full of talk today about the Mexican truckers who will soon -- perhaps even today -- cross the border into Texas in a Bush-sanctioned trade deal. This talk describes the Mexican truck deal as the camel's nose under the tent for terrori ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007

    'Gloss Not Over

    Lipgloss turns six at a special La Rumba night.

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    May 15, 2007

    A Good-Bye in Vegas

    Former Westword staffer Tony Perez-Giese is now looking for stories around the globe, and will be sending us periodic dispatches. A final weekend in Vegas is just the last in what has proved to be a long string of bad decisions. It is slight comfort to know that I did not have much of a choice in t ... More >>

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    August 25, 2005
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    July 21, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of July 21, 2005

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Beep Beep

    Friday, February 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    March 16, 2000

    The Fine Art of Capitalism: Then and Now

    A side-by-side comparison of William Henry Jackson and John Fielder.

  • Dining

    September 9, 1999

    Get Lost

    Why dining at Lamonica's is a such a frightful experience.

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    May 6, 1999
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    August 6, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 6 - 12, 1998

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    July 30, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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