Pollstar is the most well-known trade publication for the live music industry, so its annual awards are worth taking seriously. So congratulations to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Brown Note Productions, the two Colorado representatives on this year's ballot. Telluride is up for Music Festiva ... More >>
Did you know that Colorado is suffering from a terrible marijuana shortage? Neither did we -- but if it ever happens, the folks at NYHETER24 have created a "public-service announcement" dubbed Colorado #SaveTheWeed that should help you get through it. The hashtags that will help remind the kind comm ... More >>
The Marijuana Enforcement Division has approved an updated set of rules for the recreational and medical marijuana industries. Many of the changes appear to be procedural and mostly clarify existing processes for things like converting a medical dispensary to a recreational or dual-use shop. The t ... More >>
Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>
Friday, March 28, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.
Wondering how to accessorize your Denver Broncos jersey for that big Super Bowl party on Sunday? Look no further than Rhode Island-based jewelers Alex and Ani, who have crafted a bracelet featuring the Denver Broncos logo -- and with the NFL's permission, which means no cranky cease-and-desist lette ... More >>
Back in 2010, the folks at Condomania, a web-based condom retailer, came out with a list of states ranked by penis size (based on the size of condoms people from each one ordered), and Colorado placed 40th! Oh, the shame! This year, however, Condomania's updated its list, and Colorado has made a bi ... More >>
ARAABMUZIK @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE (WITH STS9) | FRI, 9/6/13 When it comes to EDM production these days, it seems like it's all been done before. Just the same, Rhode Island's AraabMuzik (aka Abraham Orellana) is doing everything he can to shatter any preconceived notions you might have about dance ... More >>
ALT-J @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | THURS, 9/5/13 With prime slots this years's Coachella and millions of YouTube views, Alt-J is one of the hottest emerging acts in the country right now on the strength of its latest effort, The Lateness of the Hour. Alt-J sold out the Bluebird last spring, and this week ... More >>
BIG GIGANTIC @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/28/13 Last year, Big Gigantic's show at Red Rocks was the best EDM show of the year, and that speaks volumes considering how many other shows there were to choose from. There feeling of hometown pride was simply unmistakable as the outfit went into "Colorado ... More >>
"It's an event where we'll be able to ask the public-health, prevention and treatment communities, 'How can we all work together to end the war on drug users and place this issue where it belongs -- within the umbrella of public health, as opposed to addressing it from a criminal-justice standpoint. ... More >>
The word "pimp" is flexible enough to describe flamboyant mack-daddisms as well as specific criminal behavior. And while Kelon Kilgore's Facebook page establishes his credentials when it comes to the former, the Denver Police Department thinks he's guilty of the latter, too. Get details about the se ... More >>
Together for nearly two decades, Slim Cessna's Auto Club has played the Bluebird Theater on New Year's Eve for almost half the time the band has been together. The New Year's shows have turned into something of a tradition for the band, who usually toss in a little something extra. While Cessna is t ... More >>
A few years ago, Slim Cessna made CDs of old cassette recordings and sold them to help make ends meet. Now he's offering those two volumes of rare recordings again, but as download only. Some of the cuts date back to the '80s, some include his brother Whiff, some were recorded in Cranston, Rhode Isl ... More >>
This week, governors in Rhode Island and Washington asked the federal government to concede that marijuana has medical uses. A Colorado official is required to send a similar message by year's end -- but would John Hickenlooper consider following the lead of these fellow governors and do the deed hi ... More >>
Eric Holder.Ever since U.S. Attorney John Walsh sent a letter suggesting that parts of HB 1043, the medical marijuana cleanup bill, would likely violate U.S. law, the local MMJ community has feared a federal crackdown on the industry -- and perhaps even on state employees regulating it. Do co ... More >>
Great Divide BrewingGreat Divide made beer drinkers in six states cry last week when the Denver brewery acknowledged that it had pulled its beers from the shelves there. In addition to Michigan, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico and Alaska, the brewer is leaving Washington, D.C ... More >>
Penis size matters -- at least judging by the amount of time we spend obsessing about it. Which is why we were thrilled to check out the Penis Size Worldwide Map on view below. Or at least we were until we found out how the United States stacked up -- especially in light of a survey showing t ... More >>
Lori MidsonPanang curry from Liang's Thai FoodThe first mobile food vendor on wheels was launched nearly 150 years ago, in 1872, when a Rhode Island native called Walter Scott trotted his horse-drawn freight wagon, stocked with sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and pies around the town of ... More >>
It looks like I missed the worst of it. Just four months ago, I sent in my application to renew my medical marijuana card and have been waiting on the edge of my seat to see if they would reject me for some trivial minutia ever since.
Friday, July 9, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Full-size photos belowYard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn decoration. As lovers of country, patriots need to establish clear boundaries. For them, a good fence helps to separate who they are and what they love from the harsh realities of the outside world. From chain-link bunt ... More >>
Lori MidsonEric Stein, Johnson & Wales chef/instructorThis is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Eric Stein, instructor and chef at Johnson & Wales University. To read part two of that interview, check back here tomorrow. Eric Stein Chef/instructor Johnson & Wales University Eric St ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
Fred Nicely thinks Amazon and Colorado can get along, well, nicely, if the state backs down.In yesterday's blog about Governor Bill Ritter's displeasure at Amazon over the company's decision to sever relationships with its Colorado associates over a new tax measure, we noted that Amazon hadn' ... 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 >>
So I was driving this weekend when Great White popped onto my radio -- specifically its cover of the highly enjoyable Ian Hunter song "Once Bitten Twice Shy," which became the band's only top ten hit in 1989. Given how many times I've heard the tune over the years, I wasn't paying much attention unt ... More >>
Yours, Mine & Ours lowers the bar for miserable remakes.
Roland Bernier's at Fresh Art, while Havu presents Aaron Karp, Sushe Felix and others.
After last year's tragic fire, Great White is back on the road raising money and ire.
Homeward bound, Slim Cessna keeps sin alive in a new project.
A new documentary ensures that Friends Forever will live forever on celluloid.
You must remember this.
It's a Sin (Valley Records)
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Wining and dining in Estes Park.
Slim Cessna has seen the light.
Jim Carrey has double the fun in Me, Myself & Irene.
1776 salutes the birth of a nation in song.
A Denver favorite gets ready for a long-distance commute.