How to get rich quick from the marijuana boom without having anything to do with marijuana? Sell someone a pot-oriented domain name for big bucks! May sound like a long shot, but we found plenty of people on Denver Craigslist trying this tack, peddling sometimes clever/sometimes bizarre/sometimes st ... More >>
At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>
With a headline like "To Farm Insanity Plant," we were hoping to find a grow guide of sorts from 1909. But alas, that wasn't the case. Instead, this article from the March 5, 1909 Yampa Leader was just more of the usual anti-marijuana propaganda connecting cannabis with the feared brown-skinned Mex ... More >>
Did you know that if you close your eyes you can make pictures like photographs on the back of your eyelids? Yes. You probably did know that, as does anyone who had a childhood. Which is what makes this 1904 borderline stream-of-conscious editorial about the fantastic images laying in wait when you ... More >>
MUDHONEY @ UMS | 7/19/13 Mudhoney didn't spend a lot of time joking with the audience between songs at this show, but after the borderline cartoonish menace of "Judgment, Rage, Retribution and Thyme," Mark Arm said, "I feel like Colorado and Washington are sister states. There's no reason to play Pe ... More >>
As we gear up for the New Year's Eve weekend, it's looking like an epic line-up for shows, including Yonder Mountain String Band's four-night stand at the Boulder Theater, String Cheese Incident's three-night run at the 1STBANK Center, the Lumineers' two-nighter at the Odgen Theatre, the Black Angel ... More >>
Today, the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is taking place at Ramada Plaza in Northglenn (I-25 and 120th). For a $2.00 admission, you can sort through a treasure trove of vinyl from over forty dealers from all over the country. While there will also be CDs, posters and other stuff available at ... More >>
Ah, the happiest holiday of the year is upon us! Around the country, thousands of people will be getting together to celebrate our favorite plant, myself included. And what goes better with a spliff of some good ganja than some reggae music? That's right -- reggae music about ganja. Below is the off ... More >>
Are you ready? This is a weekend to remember. Tonight for the first time ever, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre will add to its renown by hosting the first ever wintertime concert with Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Atmosphere, Common, Grieves and Budo and Get Cryphy. And that's just the tip o ... More >>
Friday, January 27, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple FluidEven in the early part of January when the concert calendar is typically just barely beginning to ramp back up after the holiday season, there's still plenty of gr ... More >>
Lori Midson Patrick Horvat Venue 3609 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-0477 www.venuebistro.com This is part two of my interview with Horvat. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Marotta's, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. It was where I got my start i ... More >>
Craig Silverman and Dan CaplisI'll be a guest on the Caplis and Silverman program at 3:30 today on KHOW 630 AM. The two lawyers-turned-radio hosts will be discussing the THC/DUI bill that failed to muster Senate approval this week.
Jamie VanBuhlerGreensky Bluegrass has built a loyal Colorado following INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS With Greensky Bluegrass 03.18.11 | Fox Theatre Greensky Bluegrass and the Infamous Stringdusters concluded their two-night Colorado run last night at the Fox. Greensky kicked things off with a nine ... 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 or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our updated dispensary list here, and keep reading for William Breathes's review of H ... More >>
Peter Tosh and the Daily Camera's Erika Stutzman are on the same page.The Boulder Police Department is stepping up DUI patrols and the University of Colorado at Boulder is adding new officers as college students invade the city for the fall semester. But in an opinion piece today, a member of ... More >>
As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Remember how everyone thought Snoop Dogg wearing golf gear in 2004's Starsky & Hutc ... More >>
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As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.
Wednesday, January 18, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Throw Down Your Arms (Sanctuary Records)
Thursday, November 4, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.
Ozomatli imagines one world under a groove.
After half a century, Burning Spear is still stoking the fire in reggae's soul.
Exalting the gospel according to Jah, Preacherman launches his own reggae movement.
Four new discs show that reggae is bigger than just one mon.
While stretching the boundaries of old-timey bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band has reached a peak.
Power of the Trinity (RAS Records)
Live at the One Love Peace Concert (JAD Records)
Aston "Family Man" Barrett of the Wailers is keeping a reggae tradition alive.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
Toots Hibbert is a reggae giant--and he's not afraid to tell you why.
AT FIFTY, REGGAE'S BURNING SPEAR HASN'T COOLED OFF YET.
DONALD KINSEY CONTINUES THE BLUES TRADITION OF HIS BIG DADDY.
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