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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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).
Friday night is going to kick this weekend off with a bang, and Saturday night is going to be truly killer, with Eats Everything (among several more out-of-town guests at one party), Pete Moss, Colorado's own VibeSquaD with Phutureprimitive and much more providing the soundtrack to your weekend. Fee ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Friday, October 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
This past August, Nebraska resident Robert Reams and his family took a vacation in Denver, staying at the Tech Center Marriott. Little did they know that as they went about their activities, including changing clothes and bedding down for the evening, they were in full view of a camera installed by ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
"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 >>
Lipgloss turns six at a special La Rumba night.
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 >>
From the week of July 21, 2005
Friday, February 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Usually, the Morning After is all about regret. This one is filled with optimism.
A side-by-side comparison of William Henry Jackson and John Fielder.
Why dining at Lamonica's is a such a frightful experience.
August 6 - 12, 1998
NOW DEPARTING: THE FRATERNAL CLUB OF DINING-CAR WAITERS AND PORTERS.ALL ABOARD THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD--AND THEY'VE CHANGED THE FACE OF DENVER IN THE PROCESS.
OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.