Monty LukeFull Flavor Music will host an event the last Friday of each month at Appaloosa Grill, starting this week with West Coast/Detroit techno artist Monty Luke. Luke started producing techno in the early 2000s and made a name for himself by the end of the decade with the tracks "Paranoid ... More >>
South Park is no Seattle...or Philadelphia.The news that Jason Sheehan is leaving the Pacific Northwest to return to the East Coast and a job at Philadelphia Magazine inspired numerous comments that indicated Sheehan may be long-gone as the Westword food critic, but will never be forgotten. A ... More >>
Stout Month comes to a close with a variety of tappings and other events at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, and the Mountain Sun and Southern Sun pubs in Boulder -- and there are plenty of other sudsy celebrations to lift your spirits as well. Here's what's on tap for the week of February 22- ... More >>
Pneumatic golf ball launcher.Mini golf courses, good ones anyway, always have personality. You expect tunnels and ceramic animal obstacles, general minor fighting back from the holes. So in some ways, Smash Putt: The Return of the Miniature Golf Apocalypse, now two weeks into its six week ru ... More >>
Brad Page, a real estate agent and co-founder of the Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing in Fort Collins, plans to start Denver's first hard ciderery this spring. Cider, which is more popular in England and Ireland than in the United States, is made from fermented apples. Page will buy his apples f ... More >>
"Reverend Dirtkicker," who is also missing half a dozen teeth. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky BUZZOV•EN With Kingdom of Magic • Il Cattivo 12.19.10 | Larimer Lounge We'll get to that confederate wristband in a bit because Buzzov•en's Southern hillbilly persona did not define this show at ... More >>
Twin Perks has several locations in Portland.Denver is about to get its second bikini-barista coffee shop, and like the first, it takes its inspiration and has its roots in the bikini-barista trend in the Pacific Northwest. Twin Perks is scheduled to open sometime in December at 1628 Federal ... More >>
The Tommyknocker crew.www.sanjuanhopfarms.comOn the third Thursday of every November (today), vintners in France have been releasing a kind of red wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. The wine isn't powerful or rich or even that all that good. Its main quality is light freshness. It's fermented f ... More >>
Colorado makes some of the best beers in the world, but when the Great American Beer Festival is in town, it's your chance to try something from another state, especially the ones that are talked about by beer aficionados across the country. We're lucky in that some of these breweries - like ... More >>
Lori Midson Mark DeNittis Il Mondo Vecchio 1174 South Cherokee Street 303-744-6328 mondovecchio.net This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Mark DeNittis, the salumi emperor of Il mondo Vecchio. To read the first part of that interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: My gran ... More >>
In "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana dispensaries, whether they resemble swanky bars, sterile dentist's offices or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our current dispensary list here, and keep reading to lea ... More >>
Should I leave room for cream?The bikini barista coffee shop trend may have only begun in Colorado (for more on two stores in Colorado Springs, see below), but it has reached full, mature size in the Seattle area, where a "pop-punk" band called Quickie recently released a song and video dedic ... More >>
Chick-a-LatteCoffee culture in Denver has finally arrived. Chick-a-Latte, one of a couple of "bikini coffee" concepts from the Pacific Northwest has opened a bright pink location (well, mostly pink; they seem to have run out of paint half way through) in the A-frame building at 4736 East Col ... More >>
Hosea Rosenberg serves up a series.Jax Fish House, 928 Pearl Street in Boulder, kicks off a new dinner series tonight. Every month, Top Chef champion Hosea Rosenberg will host a dinner based on a different theme. Tonight's is "Found in Translation: Inspiration from Hong Kong." Dinner starts ... More >>
What's so great about Trader Joe's? That's a hard question to answer if you haven't been there, and a rhetorical one if you have. Over the past decade, the California-based grocery chain has built a rabid following with its healthy bent, quirky products and typically low prices on everything ... More >>
First off, thanks to everyone for their suggestions on where I should eat my last review dinner in Denver. The comments have been excellent, the suggestions helpful, and the current leader seems to be Casa Bonita -- which I assume is rising fast because so many of you just want me to die be ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... click image to enlarge Figure 44, views a & b. Jefferson Park: Sculpture suggests that "Thunderbird" is the guardian "spirit" of the drunken songbird of soul music. At first glance, the yard art pictured in figure 44 appears to be a Sou ... More >>
At 6 p.m. tonight, Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, is hosting an all-American food and wine event featuring the wines of California and the Pacific Northwest paired with a menu prepared by Flovor Catering, which includes house-smoked salmon with green goddess aioli; miniature chic ... More >>
Fresh off their homemade, sandwich-board-wearing stint at Showcase, the Epilogues are getting ready to embark on a short tour of the West Coast by way of the Pacific Northwest, and to kick things off, as you've probably deduced from the headline and the above graphic, the act is playing a tour sendo ... More >>
Will 2009 go down in journalism history as the year when every two-newspaper town turned into a one-newspaper town? Events seem to be pointing in that direction. The Associated Press is reporting that Hearst Newspapers has put a for-sale sign on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, another publication ... More >>
Love is the best reaction to cynicism. Just ask this trio.
Following Untraceables lame-brained argument, were all to blame for this massively dumb movie.
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.
The Thermals have fun with fundamentalism.
Mudhoney still has a gift for the fuzz.
Thursday, August 3, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor wanders through celebreality.
The Christmas Tree House is fir real
I'm with Stupa.
Straight from the vein of avant-hardcore, the Blood Brothers gush up a big mess.
The musical feminists in Le Tigre get catty -- and dance.
The Broadmoor has a heavenly reputation, but the food falls flat.
Things are getting rough in Coos Bay.
The fate of the northern goshawk--and the timber industry--could rest with Richard Reynolds. He's not out of the woods yet.
Girl Trouble makes great music--when its members get around to it, that is.
April 9-15, 1998
Kento Oiwa of icu uses old methods to make new sounds.