Ed. We got a dispatch from this weekend's Bassnectar show by a young writer and music lover who is just over three months sober. We've chosen to leave her name off of it because the Internet never forgets anything. She is experiencing her first summer in the concert playground of Colorado without bo ... More >>
After years of performing her soul-folk songs around the Denver music scene, Chella Negro hooked up with this town's blossoming comedy community when she joined the all-female sketch group LadyFace. Proudly public about her affection for ganja, Negro was the ideal candidate for our Getting Stoned ... More >>
SONAR ON TOUR WITH DIE ANTWOORD @ OGDEN THEATRE | 11/7/12 Things to consider when bringing the Sonar Tour to the Ogden Theatre: Should the set times be released prior to the show? Is it okay to have a show that lasts 7.5 hours without re-entry? Should there be a DJ playing outside in a Red Bull tru ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages.
Photo courtesy Vail ResortsShaun White picked up his Epic Pass yesterday after signing on to make Northstar-at-Tahoe his home resort and agreeing to represent all six of the Vail Resorts properties (including Vail, Beaver Creek, and Breckenridge here in Colorado) in what Vail Resorts CEO Rob ... More >>
David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment BeatsThe term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions. Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>
Richard Heene.You figured former Fort Collins resident Richard Heene was a little off after that whole Balloon Boy hoax thing that got a little bit of attention a while back, right? But the way he's pimping his latest money-making plan, the Bear Scratch, is so off-the-charts loony that it ma ... More >>
Lori Midson Brandon Biederman Steuben's 523 East 17th Avenue 303-830-1001 www.steubens.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Brandon Biederman, exec chef of Steuben's. Part two of that Q&A will run in this space tomorrow. Brandon Biederman is having a difficult time coming ... More >>
Perky Jerky's "Meating Man" fights evil with beef jerky.Unfortunately, the website for "Jerk and Go" was already taken (har), so Brian Levin settled on naming his company "Perky Jerky." While the name is a step down on the Crude-O-Meter, it's a step up in the accurate names department. Per ... More >>
Jared Polis as he appears on an episode of CNN's "Freshman Year." The last time we blogged about Freshman Year, CNN's You Tube-y reality show about two totally different congressmen picked to serve in the House, we had these predictions for forthcoming episodes: Conservative Utah father-of-three Ja ... More >>
Freshman Boulder Congressman Jared Polis caused a stir yesterday -- both locally and nationally, it seems -- when the Denver Post reported that he told a progressive political group on Saturday that bloggers killed the Rocky Mountain News, an act he hailed as "mostly for the better." Now, we could ... More >>
Bang Camaro Saturday, February 23, 2008 Bluebird Theater On the line: Denver’s rep as a bastion of metal magnitude. (Hint: The Jury’s still out.) It was nearly 10:30 when I rolled up on the Bluebird last Saturday night. Joel Simches, the sometimes JV rocker and once long-time master soundman f ... More >>
The big Kiss-off
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
If Nina has anything to say about it, this story will have a happy ending.