Rocky Mountain Turkey Legs, but no Rocky Mountain oysters.This year's Taste of Colorado kicked off today earlier today at Civic Center Park. Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta brings back these photos. Taste of Colorado runs through Monday.
The Ball plant in Golden: Cans, cans everywhere but not a drop to drink.Today is the 200th birthday of the can, and the Can Manufacturers Institute is inviting Americans to "by acknowledging its consistent relevance in our past, present and future." The can was born - according to CMI -- on ... More >>
The Trampolines are just one of 65 acts on today's lineup.It's that time again, and somehow it sort of snuck up on us this year: Time to whip out the sunscreen, bring beer money and ear plugs and head over to Civic Center park for the 39th annual Capitol Hill People's Fair. From the looks of ... More >>
From apple.comRenting a B-cycle? Use this.B-cycle, Denver's cool, month-old bike-sharing program, has up and gone all technological. This week, B-cycle rolled out a free iPhone app that tells users how many shiny red B-cycles are available at each station, ready to rent. It also tells users h ... More >>
A very expensive sticker.Longmont's Jason Kay thought relabeling Gatorade bottles with a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife Elin and the word "Unfaithful" was such a great idea that he even suggested that Pepsi, Gatorade's parent company, finance his art project. Even though the gag made worl ... More >>
The company behind Woody's Chicago Style hot dog stands wants to give away the store -- or at least one of the stores. CEO Kristen Meyer has created a contest that will give away a franchise as a prize. "Our intent is to just grow our business on behalf of the system and get our name out t ... More >>
Fucked Up | Fader Fort | 03.18.10 You've seen this before. At least a thousand times. And better. Much better. With far more blood. Still every time you witness a reckless, unpredictable frontman like Damian Abraham, it's exhilarating. Doesn't matter who you are. Every. Single. Fucking. Time. Gua ... More >>
Soda, like most everything else in the world, has a lifespan. Some sodas live long and prosper, while others die and fade away (or, as is true of a few on this list, end up in the bargain section at Walmart). This list is devoted to those drinks that quenched our thirst, kept us awake, and ... More >>
The feds don't seem to have found this to be funny...Looks like Longmont's Jason Kay will get a chance to suffer for his art. Last month, Kay came up with the idea of relabeling Gatorade bottles with photos of golfer Tiger Woods and his wife alongside the word "Unfaithful" and then placing t ... More >>
It's going to be PepSuber-less Super Bowl.Pepsi -- a stalwart in the high-stakes Super Bowl Sunday advertising game -- is bowing out this year, leaving a MacGruber-sized hole in the commercial breaks. So, while crossing our fingers that Bud Light doesn't bail, we dug up some of Pepsi's bet ... More >>
C'mon, feds. It's funny!Confirmation that the federal government has no sense of humor: The book is being thrown at Longmont's Jason Kay, whose sin was to relabel Gatorade bottles with a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife Elin and the word "Unfaithful." As is obvious from an affidavit by spec ... More >>
The Black Eyed Peas' credibility, a mainstay in the genre since 1998's Behind the Front, died on Sunday, in a spinning class at the 24-Hour Fitness by my house. It was eleven-years-old. The credibility, once as strong as any hip-hop group's, has been in poor health since 2003, when Fergie ... More >>
Back in March, at the height of Jay Cutler's bitchfest, I laid out the five teams to which I hoped Culter would get traded -- places I was sure he would hate, and places where I hoped he would fail. I'm a sadistic, juvenile little man like that. The fallout, of course, was grave: The entire ... More >>
The sky's the limit this week. Or is it? From a discussion of the view at Coors Field to consideration of a proposed DIA expansion to conventions including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the fortieth annual international UFO Symposium, things are looking up -- way ... More >>
A Flickr photo I've always thought that having an alien encounter would be a curse. From that point on, your sanity would always be in question. Unless of course, you hang with a crowd that believes little green men have been snooping around our houses and backyards for centuries. That was the kin ... More >>
Photo by Soren McCartyThat music was Boss. This town rips the bone from your back. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bruce Springsteen at Pepsi Center. • Record Store Day preview: Odds and sods, Blitzen Trapper-style. • Flobots' Jonny 5 rallies the troops for higher ed. • Mr. M ... More >>
On Oscar night, the entire food world was abuzz. Not because of anything that happened during the Academy Awards ceremony, but because of one of the (million and one) commercials that showed during the proceedings: namely, the Tom Colicchio Diet Coke spot that appeared to show the Top Chef judge an ... More >>
In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in ... More >>
Look busy! The Boss is coming! Today in Backbeat Online: • Bruce Springsteen due at the Pepsi Center. • Spools of Dark Thread not dead yet. • Mighty 4 Colorado hip-hop event set for May 16. • ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape. • Trace Bundy gets nod from Acoustic Magazine. Today ... More >>
This was very active week for music in the three-oh-three. Hell of a lot of stuff going on. Put it this way, we feel like we earned that cold one we're about crack by blogging our backsides off. No really. I have no ass. Ask around. I'm all front, no back. Of course, that could also just be the curs ... More >>
Now... where were we? Today in Backbeat Online: • Apples in Stereo energize Pepsi's new ad campaign. • Hello Kavita checks in from the studio. • The new, improved Aubrey Collins. • Mile High Makeout: My head is spinning. • Rap-up: DJ Sabotage makes the finals for Scion Hypeman contest. ... More >>
Here's a guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were eating turkey, drinking heavily, watching football or the Sarah Palin video where the guy is slaughtering turkeys behind her. Just so happens that guy's half brother sings for Yerkish.
Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompt ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Losing our cool over Colorado's Cool Biz.
Just in time for Juneteenth, a new restaurant gets to the Points.