Paul Fiorino has been many things: a ballet dancer, the president of Golden Triangle Museum District, an unaffiliated candidate for governor in 2006 and 2010, and a candidate for mayor. Now he's also Paul Fiorino the singer/songwriter, having just released his album Guitar and Voice on the CD Baby w ... 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.
When she set out to create the online clothing retailer DapperGirl, Molly Barrett drew from her own experience, and the difficulty she encountered finding clothes that fit. But "fit" wasn't just about the physical aspect -- Barrett wanted her clothes to encapsulate her style, personality and who she ... More >>
See Also: • A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. • Wax Trax celebrating 33 1/3 birthday in April Like Rob Flemmng's Championship Vinyl in the book High Fidelity, it was "mostly young men." But for th ... 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 >>
The town of Telluride is just weeks away from becoming the first municipality in the state to ban plastic bags at grocery stores and other retailers -- a move that keeps the mountain town in the vanguard of high-country green gestures, right up there with Aspen's designation of free parking f ... 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 >>
Nice hat, Bob. 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 ... More >>
Media updates the weekend after Thanksgiving are always filled with attempts to judge the strength of the Christmas shopping season by the opening surge of buyers, and this year is no exception. But reports about a robust start to this annual exercise in consumption tend to ring false when they r ... More >>
An old German tradition, the lagniappe (pronounced lawn-yahp) offers merchants an opportunity to show appreciation for their customers, both loyal and brand-new, by opening their doors for a snow-kissed evening stroll. In other words, it's a tradition tailor-made for the already cozy boutiques of ... More >>
Function as Fashion raises funds for LUNAFEST.
Bryan LaRoche just did it.
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
Twist & Shout Underground
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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