Earlier today, in a live stream from Orlando, Florida, the James Beard Foundation rolled out its culinary red carpet of semi-finalists in several categories, including Outstanding Bar Program, Outstanding Pastry Chef, Outstanding Restaurateur, Outstanding Wine Program, Rising Star Chef of the Year a ... More >>
Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia, the man behind Crookers, never flew out of his small town in Italy until he started touring the world a decade ago. These days, the Italian producer/DJ leaves the travel planning to somebody else and focuses on keeping everybody dancing until the lights come up. In advanc ... More >>
After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>
CardHub.com has come up with its summer 2013 list of the best and worst travel cities, and Denver finished first in the domestic category when it comes to the combo of inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility, both logistically and financially. The methodolog ... More >>
Havok, on tour in Europe right now with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, is preparing to release its new album, Unnatural Selection, on Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011's Time Is Up, was produced by Havok frontman David Sanc ... More >>
LEFTOVER SALMON @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 3/29-3/30 Leftover Salmon has graced the the bluegrass scene with their talents for 23 years and counting. With the passing of Mark Vann in 2001, the band hasn't produced an album in eight years. The new addition of Andy Thorn, carried over from Emmitt ... More >>
When 86-year-old newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty wrote her now-famous review of a North Dakota Olive Garden back in March, I wouldn't say that her story changed the path of restaurant reviews everywhere -- or even anywhere. But it did give food writers, myself included, an appreciation for the f ... More >>
Lucas Forgy Freshcraft 1530 Blake Street 303-758-9608 www.freshcraft.com This is part one of my interview with Lucas Forgy, exec chef of Freshcaft; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. It's crazy. It's always crazy," says Lucas Forgy, describing the Great American Beer Festival, ... More >>
Matt Lewis Bones 701 Grant Street 303-860-2929 www.bonesdenver.com Part one of my interview with Matt Lewis, exec chef of Bones, ran yesterday. This is part two of our conversation. Favorite restaurant in America: My experience at Bouchon was amazing, even more so because the chef de cuisine cam ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
By now you've seen Tupac's performance with Snoop Dogg last night at Coachella. The legendary rapper was brought back to life by Dr. Dre's production company in collaboration with Digital Domain, James Cameron's digital production company, and AV Concepts, a company based in Tempe, Arizona, using a ... More >>
Grab your party shoes, kids. Andrew W.K. is coming back to Denver. In honor of the ten year anniversary of I Get Wet (hands up if you can believe it's already been a decade since dude first hit the scene), Mr. Party Hard is bringing his party to the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, March 20. Brace yours ... More >>
The National Motorists Association lists Denver and Colorado Springs among the ten worst cities in the U.S. and Canada for speed traps, based on reported motorist sightings. And Colorado is the fourth highest state on a per capita basis when it comes to the rate of reported new radar-gun loca ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Laura GrayMike Diaz of Million Young "Chillwave" is a buzzword used to describe a sound built on brezzy melodies with songs heavy on electronics. Even a short list of artists that have fallen under this umbrella, including bands like Small Black and Washed Out, reveals more diversity in appr ... More >>
Update: Thanks to our friends at Suburban Home Records, we've got our hands on a track for Chad Price's forthcoming record, which we've posted after the jump for your downloading pleasure.Hot on the heels of Vistor's Band, Jon Snodgrass's excellent solo record, Chad Price, the other half of the a ... More >>
The Church looks like fun to us. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But what happens in Denver? It's too boring to tell stories about anyway. That's the impression that a Wednesday story in the Wall Street Journal may have left on readers. Headlined "Government Meeting? Stay Away From Fun ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
The departure of Rocky Mountain News editorial employees who took the tabloid's most recent buyout offer hasn't stopped the march of workers toward the exit. Scribes are splitting on a regular basis, with the two most recent being Darrell Proctor, who's held assorted editing and Web-oriented positio ... More >>
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Mike V puts on his Gameface.
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THE PUC PUTS A SMALL PHONE CARRIER ON HOLD-UP.