This weekend, the hi-dive is celebrating eleven years of existence, with two years under its current ownership. When the club opened for business in the old location of 7 South and Quixote's True Blue, it represented a sea change in places where one could see original, underground music. In its earl ... More >>
We recently posted about the ten Colorado counties with the drunkest drunk drivers -- and yes, Denver made the list. But how does the alcohol consumption in the Mile High City compare to other cities around the country. That was the question recently explored by WCBS5 in Boston. Using numbers crunch ... More >>
People throw all kinds of things at Deer Tick in order to express their love of the gritty rock 'n' roll band from Providence, Rhode Island. At the quintet's sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, they threw half-full beers, shoes, even themselves. Even before the group, led by John McCa ... More >>
In 2005, a former repo man with a rather impressive rap sheet stemming from a reckless and wild youth plunked down a hot dog cart on the 16th Street Mall, in an area of downtown that already pimped plenty of wiener beaters, but this wasn't your average hot dog cart -- and the guy who started it, Jim ... More >>
Phish just finished a stunning run of shows on the East Coast last week, in which the band debuted new material. While the new tunes will no doubt inspire much debate, the band's already sprawling archive of performances provides endless fodder for discussions of which versions are the best. Admitte ... More >>
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 >>
PENTAGRAM @ SNOWBOARD ON THE BLOCK | SAT, 9/14/13 If you've seen Last Days Here, you're familiar with the frustrating tale of Pentagram. Formed in Virgina in the early '70s, the pioneering psychedelic metal band should have, by all accounts, realized massive worldwide fame. Instead, success evaded t ... More >>
BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>
A Place to Bury Strangers makes the kind of guitar rock that doesn't just carry melody but is rather a palpable, elemental presence in the room. From early on, the act drew immediate comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Cure and Big Black, as critics searched for adequate an ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! You ready to toss a few cold ones back and get a little loose? Thought so. Us, too. As always, there is ton of good music and a wide variety at that to dazzle and delight you this weekend in our fine city. If you're a completist who prefers to craft your own itinerary, we've ... More >>
The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's dishes like Euclid Hall's duck poutine that catapulted Denver to No. 13 on Travel Leisure's America's Best Cities for Foodies listThe best city in America for foodniks? According to the readers of Travel Leisure magazine, which just released its 2011 roster of the best Ame ... More >>
Ayinde Russell, Dominique Ashaheed, Theo Wilson and Jovan Mays perform "Chain Gang."In the world of slam poetry, there's no higher distinction than a win at the annual National Poetry Slam -- and over this past weekend, that distinction went to the poets of Denver's Slam Nuba, upstart arrival ... More >>
News that Sports Authority is hoping to relieve Invesco of the naming rights to the Broncos stadium -- thus making the stadium's name even more of a mouthful: Sports Authority Field at Mile High -- is likely to rile fans who think the name is ridiculous enough already. But Denver isn't alone ... More >>
Alberte KarrebaekIceageIceage from Copenhagen, Denmark (due tonight at Rhinoceropolis) are all under the age of 22 but in its relatively short time together, the band has garnered a buzz for the sonic savagery of its live shows and the harrowingly resonant emotional tenor of its music. Its de ... More >>
Lori Midson Mike Sullivan Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery 1020 South Gaylord Street 303-733-7448 www.devilsfoodbakery.com This is part one of my interview with Mike Sullivan, executive chef of Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery. Part two of my chat with Sullivan will run in this space tomorrow ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Pauly D last night at Beta. Pauly D at Beta: All the photos.Jersey Shore's most drama-free character, Pauly D (Paul DelVecchio) attracted a capacity crowd last night at Beta. A crush of people gathered around the DJ both with cell phone cameras to get a photo of DelVecchio, who is also a club ... More >>
Todd ColeNo Age (due tonight at The Bluebird Theater) isn't a band that has hit the mainstream yet, but it has enjoyed an unexpected rise to prominence as a noisy pop band, making art grounded in notion of doing things your own way -- regardless of whether or not it's met with the stamp of ap ... More >>
As anyone who's been in LoDo at closing time can attest, when 10,000 drunks pour into the street at the same time, it's like the fan just waiting to get hit by the, well, you know what. So how do you stop shit from happening? With "nighttime economies" becoming major revenue generators, that ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Eric Stein, chef/instructor at Johnson & Wales. To read part one of that interview, click here. Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: I worked for a restaurant called Adesso in Providence, Rhode Island, that featur ... More >>
"I was fourteen, working at a French bakery in Castle Rock as a dishwasher, and near my dish station, there was a picture of a chef's kitchen in France...and there was something about that picture that always intrigued me and made me feel like it was my destiny to have my own professional kit ... More >>
Wednesday, November 18, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Warren BedellA native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy, who performs under the name Pictureplane, has been rapidly gaining the attention of popular underground bands from around the country for the last few years, most notably HEALTH who took Pictureplane on a national tour in March 2009. HE ... More >>
Sarah CassIn case you haven't noticed, Pitchfork is in the midst of a heated love affair with Pictureplane. We couldn't be more stoked to see Mr. Pictureplane himself, Travis Egedy, getting his due. With the new album, Dark Rift, dropping yesterday on the Lovepump United imprint, it looks like ... More >>
In a little over a month, Meese's major label debut is slated to drop. At a listening party a few months ago at the Larimer Lounge, we learned that the album would be titled Broadcast and would feature "The Start of It," a song well familiar to all of the kids on the frozen Front Range, that has sin ... More >>
Since leaving Congress earlier this year, past Westword profile subject Tom Tancredo has been taking his immigration-reform crusade to locations around the country -- and as documented in Alan Prendergast's April 15 blog "Obnoxious North Carolina Students Leave Tom Tancredo Speechless," he hasn't al ... More >>
Ken Salazar thinks the fine people in Colorado Springs really need to see this. Thirteen US Senators this week found time to co-sign a letter urging the NFL to show its Thursday-night games on broadcast television, raising questions about why more people don't punch more U.S. Senators in the face ... More >>
Ra Ra Riot cheers on the rebirth of college rock.
Roland Bernier is still astounding and innovative after half a century of art.
Devil's Food Bakery is a heavenly coffee shop -- and more.
Despite advances in forecasting technology, predicting the weather is often a crapshoot.
The smell of success
Roland Bernier spells success in a triumphant solo at the DAM's Close Range.
David Sedaris spins a twisted sort of homespun humor.
The big time's calling for Boulder's Sally Taylor -- but she's taking her sweet time answering.
January 14 - 20, 1999
CRIME MAY NOT PAY, BUT ELECTRONIC HOME DETENTION SURE DOES.
SARAH STEINBERG'S MOM HAD AN AX. SARAH HAS AN ACT--AND IT'S A BIG HIT IN TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS.