MONDAY | ANIMAL COLLECTIVE at OGDEN THEATRE | 9/9/13 Animal Collective's unconventional rhythms and effervescent guitar sound can be heard in the music of countless indie acts that sprang up after the band formed in 2000. The band's latest record, 2012's Centipede Hz, is hailed as a return to form, ... More >>
Summer continues to scorch, and so does Denver women's wear. This week, we spotted Lysiane Ayite, a dance teacher and Aveda student, wearing unique accessories with an all-black ensemble. Keep reading to learn about who her style icons are, where she shops, and what her 2013 jam is. See also: -Wome ... More >>
But I haven't given up on Sofia Coppola
As the season starts to swelter, street fashion takes a more easy-going, laid-back approach. Yet for these individuals, that doesn't mean compromising on style. Take a gander at this week's subjects, who are creating their own looks.
Darren Bousman gets all the fun gigs. He directed Saw II, III and IV, the cult classic Repo! The Genetic Opera and his newest soon-to-be-cult-classic, The Dark Carnival. Has all this success turned him into an unapproachable ass-melon? Not even a little bit. We recently had a chance to talk with him ... More >>
Paris Hilton and Manufactured Superstars, drunk texting.Manufactured Superstars stock has just risen dramatically -- or at their notoriety has, anyway. In case you missed it, the Denver-bred production duo of Brad Roulier and Sean Sabo, known collectively as Manufactured Superstars, made all ... More >>
Man, house arrest is rough.House arrest isn't just for political prisoners, Pol Pot and Ponzi scheme artists anymore. In the last few years, many celebrities have had the pleasure of serving hard time in the comfort of their own cushy homes -- including Lindsay Lohan, who was placed under hou ... More >>
Reuters photoChina has a new crop: exploding watermelons. Apparently Chinese farmers trying to fill an increased market demand for watermelons -- it's backyard barbecue season, after all -- hosed down 115 acres of melons with the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron, causing the fruits to rand ... More >>
Katy Perry with Steve Buscemeyes.The prostitutes in the Coen brothers' film Fargo probably had the all-time best description of actor Steve Buscemi's bizarre face: "kinda funny-lookin'." Well, thanks to the Tumblr "Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes," we now know that the actor's funny-looking eyes ... More >>
Thursday, July 15, Comfort Dental Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.
Meant to mention this in yesterday's American Idol post, but we ended up being so preoccupied with recounting the respective travails and eventual denouement of Lilly Scott and Haeley Vaughn, the two Colorado ladies ultimately picked to be included in the Top 24, that it completely slipped our minds ... More >>
J-Muscle, indeed.Is the media beating this whole Jersey Shore thing to death? Definitely. Are we here at Westword going to join in on beatin' up the beat? Damn right. Being the thoughtful and responsible journalists that we are, we decided to use the "Jersey Shore Nickname Generator" to crea ... More >>
Wonder if whoever set these misfit creatures loose happened to notice their poker faces?This last decade has seen several genres rise and fall on the Billboard charts and because of that we've had a weird array of singles briefly topping the charts. In ten years or so, when we look back on th ... More >>
Lori MidsonTop Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and knifed cheftestant Fabio Viviani By the time the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen ended yesterday afternoon, I'd already seen a whole posse of amateurs puke; another man suffer a seizure just after chef Michael Symor ended a fantastic cooking demo devoted ... More >>
A Saw director gets musical in Repo! The Genetic Opera
Does the Chihuahua accurately represent Mexico?
There auto be a law against using sex to sell cars.
What could be more surprising than the Rockies being in the World Series? Paris Hilton joining a nunnery? O.J. Simpson admitting that he not only killed his wife but also JonBenet Ramsey? Dick Cheney showing up at a session of Congress wearing a turban? Whatever your answer, the Rockies made it -- ... More >>
Meet the Cheese brothers of Cherry Creek.
Translating slang is as easy as falling off a blog.
The Dutchess (A&M)
Fast reviews of recent releases
In an absolutely brilliant act of subversion (headslap! -- why the hell didn't someone think of this before?), Banksy, one of the world's most infamous and prolific grafitti artists, has directed his aim towards the most vapid and inexplicable of American celebrities, the would-be-pop princess who i ... More >>
When you're here, you talk about family.
That's hot. Or not. The making of Paris Hilton's new video.
Local "ladies" put on a variety show like no other.
Monday, January 30, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.
For Alice Cooper, violent demises are a family affair.
Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them, too.
With plenty of gore and even more bore, House of Wax can't hold a candle to the original.
Mead Street Station Grill and Pub
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Three Sons, you're showing your age.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.