FRI | THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/18/13 Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith formed this pop outfit in 2008 and recorded two EPs with future keyboard player Aaron Short when the three were students at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland. Taking its name from Trick ... More >>
MON | JUNIP at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/14/13 Formed in 1998, Junip fuses an acoustic folk sensibility with a meditative psychedelia driven by synthesizers. Before the Swedish outfit took off, guitarist and singer José González had a bit of a successful solo career with songs that were used in telev ... More >>
Animal Collective is one of the most critically acclaimed and popular bands to come out of the American underground in the past fifteen years. The outfit's true synthesis of the avant-garde with pop and psychedelia has yielded a handful of albums that have had a profound impact on a huge swathe of b ... More >>
After hosting Adore Tuesdays at the Living Room for nine months, former Backbeat scribe Ru Black is launching a new Tuesday night soul series tonight at Epernay Lounge at 1080 14th Street in the Theatre District. Dubbed the Blueprint, the series is set to kick off with this evening with CRL CRRLL, a ... More >>
There are almost too many reasons to love (and drink) pink during summer. When the living is easy, wine should be, too; nothing fussy or elaborate needs to be uncorked (or more often these days, unscrewed) when it's too damned hot to do anything but lounge. And the very best part of rosé season? Fi ... More >>
Size does matter. We learned that as we sampled thirty different bottles of rose at the annual Pink Patio party at Elway's Cherry Creek last night, and decided that we still loved last year's winner, Chateau Peyrassol...which Aaron Foster was pouring from a very big bottle.
PORTUGAL. THE MAN at OGDEN THEATRE | 5/2/12 Portugal. The Man really, really likes Denver -- at least as much as the Portland-by-way-of-Alaska act appreciates band names with unwarranted punctuation and song titles with extra parentheses, it seems. "I know a lot of bands come out and say that every ... More >>
See Also: • John Baldwin Gourley looked to his roots and found Portugal. The Man's sound • (Photos) Portugal. The Man at the Fox Theatre • Portugal. The Man at the Bluebird To be a member of the newly changed line-up of Portugal. The Man (due tonight at the Ogden Theatre) is to be spontaneo ... More >>
A sun-soaked, 75-plus degree afternoon for the Rockies' home opener. Buds blooming on the trees outside our terrace. Flip-flop adorned feet everywhere we look. Seems it's been an age since Denver enjoyed a springtime as warm and inviting as this one -- and the early onset of balmier temps has brough ... More >>
Boulder Wine Merchant, 2690 Broadway Street in Boulder, will host a free wine-tasting tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Join representatives from the family-owned Herdade do Esporao Winery as they showcase four well-balanced wines from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The tasting is open to the public; no ... More >>
It's technically February 29, but if it weren't a leap year, today we'd be flipping the page on the calendar over to the month of March. Seems like mere days ago we were ringing in the new year and plotting all manner of ways to help you live up to the only resolution we urged you to pursue: to make ... More >>
Actually, let's stay away from the word "resolution." Because we all know how well those New Year's resolutions tend to work out, don't we? For 2012, we'd like to recommend you take a radical yet stunningly simple approach when it comes to drinking wine: Make it a lifestyle.
A great many learned individuals spend a significant amount of their time advancing the notion that the enjoyment of wine is an incredibly serious, sophisticated pursuit. And some of these people, having spent countless hours in pursuit of the ever-nebulous nuances of what makes a particular ... More >>
After nearly four months of intense contention, the semi-coherent debate continues to rage over Bree Davies's assessment of the first episode of the MTV version of the popular U.K. series Skins, now drawing opinions from as far away, apparently, as Portugal. Yesterday, Portuguese reader (we'r ... More >>
From benefits to help those suffering in Japan to parties to help people help themselves on St. Patrick's Day, there's plenty happening in town this week. Here's a taste of what's on the menu.
Maybe you think Westword has gone pot-crazy, but the national network CNBC isn't too far behind. After Marijuana Inc., its 2009 report on the nation's underground weed business, became CNBC's most successful-ever original documentary, the channel quickly produced a second investigation: Marij ... More >>
Large photos below.When a man and a woman are convicted of committing a crime together, the dude typically gets the higher sentence. But not in the case of Alfonzo Portugal and Pamela Tolbert. Yesterday, Portugal was handed twelve years for the robbery and beating of a bartender -- but Tolber ... More >>
Italy, Spain, Portugal and ... Colorado? So says Wine Enthusiast magazine, which recently named the Wine Country Inn in Palisade one of seven favorite vineyards where you can also get some R&R, or, in its words, "sleep with the grapes." Here's what the mag had to say:
Friday, March 26, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.
Enjoy dinner at Venue or one of two other venues.Looking for something special tonight? The good news is, you've got choices; the bad news is, you'll have to decide between three great dinners. Here's what's going on around town:
A Flickr photo.If you want to expand your culinary knowledge, there are tons of classes this week, covering everything from backyard chicken-keeping to advanced pastry skills. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, March 22 A pastry class for serious home bakers starts today at Culinary Sc ... More >>
Chad WadsworthAfter turning their hometown of Austin, Texas upside down on several occasions, Thomas Turner and Aaron Behrens continue to electrify audiences around the world as Ghostland Observatory with its vibrant stampede of symphonic blips and driving rock. We caught up with one of the group ... More >>
Starting today and continuing through Tuesday, September 29, Civic Center Park will be the site for the Civic Center Outdoor Market & Cafe, an urbanized farmers' market that kicks off the summer season today at 11 a.m. with live music and numerous vendors peddling everything from organic fruits an ... More >>
The February 26 Westword profile on the Photo Atlas only scratched the surface of our interview with singer Alan Andrews Jr., guitarist Bill Threlkeld III, bassist Mark Hawkins and drummer Nick Miles. At the house where the band practices and where Hawkins and Miles live, they spoke at length about ... More >>
Friday, November 14, Marquis Theater, 303-292-0805.
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Brief reviews of recent releases
Still toasting that champagne of bottled beers.
People Under the Stairs fix the leak.
Head to far-flung shores with this season's crop of travelogues.
Kevin Fletcher aims for the NBA --from Europe.
Scott Chamberlin, Robischon Gallery
Cosmo de l'Amour
Adega Restaurant + WIne Bar
Early last Friday morning, Colorado went Cup Crazy for soccer.
Classic toys help lift spirits at DIA.
THE TENNESSEE BOYS WERE BORN IN PORTUGAL, BUT THEY LIVE IN DENVER. YOU FIGURE IT OUT.