Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>
David Sedaris, author of many humorous books of essays, including his latest Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, has added a second Denver show. He will be bringing his awkward sense of humor and captivating stories to the Paramount Theater, November 24 at 2 p.m. This show follows his sold-out Novembe ... More >>
"Just when the 'Fax gets cleaned up, some asshole has to drag some hostages into the basement of a RadioShack."
Denver is rapidly losing its classic dive bars, and now you can add one more to the list -- at least temporarily. The Filling Station has locked its doors at 3507 Brighton Boulevard.
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Whoever says the music industry is dead obviously hasn't observed Record Store Day. While file sharing has certainly dampened CD sales -- removing the casual music listener from the economic equation -- a contingency of hardcore record geeks can still be found thumbing through the bins most weekends ... More >>
For years, Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun, Eolian) thought about throwing himself a 33 1/3 birthday party and having a bunch of his friends spin records. He mentioned the idea to Wax Trax co-owner Duane Davis, and when he did, O'Dougherty discovered that he and Wax Trax were both bor ... More >>
Record Store Day was originally started a few years ago as a once-a-year celebration for some 700 independently owned record stores in the U.S., including Twist & Shout and Wax Trax, but the organizers have also included today, Black Friday, as another chance to for music fans to get their ha ... More >>
As we prepare for the commercial holiday that follows a little thing called Thanksgiving, the debate over whether stores should begin opening at midnight on Black Friday is raging. But when and where did Black Friday come from? What does it really mean? We asked Darrin Duber-Smith, Marketing Profess ... More >>
Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday, and stores around town have been preparing for the epic event in a variety of ways. The exclusive release list is huge, but so far, most stores aren't confirming or denying their inventory. The owner of Twist & Shout Records, Paul Epstein, confirms ... More >>
Think you have what it takes to create a shred-ready masterpiece? Here's your chance: Design Within Reach, SOS Outreach and Never Summer have issued a call for entries for the 2011 Design the Modern Board competition.
Alaina Moore is the "wife" of Tennis, in case there was any question."We don't have good record stores in Denver. I'll be the first to admit." - Alaina Moore, Tennis Ah, the quote heard 'round the world (or at least around the Denver scene, anyway). In case you missed it, that little off han ... More >>
Big Papa's has shuttered one of its Littleton locations.Serving barbecue is a world away from high-end fashion retail, but Big Papa's BBQ owner Frank Alfonso compares his decision to close his location at 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue in Littleton to the decision Saks Fifth Avenue made to close ... More >>
Hey, Rolling Stone, WTF? Twist & Shout, Wax Trax, Independent, Albums on the Hill, Jerry's, Angelos, Black and Red -- ever heard of 'em? Clearly not, we're guessing, since you somehow saw fit not to include any of these fine establishments in your supposed list of the 25 Best Record Stores in ... More >>
So the organizers of the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon evidently take the name of the event very seriously. So much so that they've convinced the members of Semisonic -- you know, the dudes who did that song "Closing Time" -- to get the old band back together, man, just for the occasion. Wise ... More >>
Altitude Organic Medicine.Yesterday, Denver City Council member Carla Madison explained the rationale behind an amendment that forced Altitude Organic Medicine, a successful Highlands dispensary, out of business. AOM's Brian Cook has responded with a virtual manifesto about the situation. Re ... More >>
Update, December 17, 3:21 p.m.: King Soopers has issued an official response to the contract ratification; still nothing from Safeway. Look below for the latest. On Tuesday, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 announced a surprising split vote over the latest contract offers for area ... More >>
When the sun rose this morning at 6:58 a.m., it shed its light on one of the weirdest American traditions around: millions of people scrambling for discount deals at big box stores. In Denver, this eerie sight was visible from Target and Best Buy to Bass Pro, Kohl's and Kmart. And while Blac ... More >>
It's Black Friday, the day we all emerge from our turkey coma and indulge in an orgy of consumerism. That's why it felt appropriate to dig out this vintage gem from Richard O'Brien's Shock Treatment, the little-know follow-up to the infamous Rocky Horror Picture Show. There was something in t ... More >>
September is Hunger Action Month, and department store giant Macy's is partnering with Feeding America and food banks across the country to fight hunger here at home. Macy's will launch its "Come Together" awareness and fundraising campaign, which aims to feed 10 million people suffering fr ... More >>
Note: Record Store Day is an annual event honoring independent record stores -- a onetime retail staple that's becoming an endangered species. In an effort to preserve this important cultural resource, dozens of artists are lending their support to this year's bash on Saturday, April 18, by issuing ... More >>
Function as Fashion raises funds for LUNAFEST.
Be sure to twist and shout your way to, well, Twist and Shout Records, 2508 East Colfax Avenue, to see an in-store performance by ex-Drive By Trucker Jason Isbell. Isbell — possibly the most soulful white boy around — is a whiskey-drenched phenomenon of a musician who will play a free set this e ... More >>
Bryan LaRoche just did it.
Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.
Mile High Harley-Davidson
Don't look for DJ Spooky's new CD in his slot at the record store. It's not for sale.
Follicle Nutrient System (FNS), by Osmotics
The Wine Company
Samsonite Company Store
Ace Hardware Neighborhood Solutions
Wallaroo Hat Company
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (Interscope)
Pleasant Avenue Nursery
The Children's Place
The Colorado AG grabs a hot potato in the state's tobacco lawsuit--and hopes she won't get scorched by the legislature.
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