Robin Edwards

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Taylor Gonda

    #52: Taylor GondaWhen it comes to popular culture, Taylor Gonda talks a great game. As co-host of the local podcast These Things Matter, she chats about music, movies and other obsessions with celebrities both local and sometimes national. But there's more to Gonda than These Things Matter: A regula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Top ten best Colorado mountain festivals

    Denver blog posts are festive places to visit. At our Show & Tell blog, Robin Edwards shares her picks for ten can't-miss Colorado mountain festivals. Colorado Pols decries the Log Cabin Republicans' "tasteless war on Jared Polis." Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz on a new Curtis Park-Five Points pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Chest-baring Colorado firefighters try out to become calendar boys

    Denver blog posts are really shaping up. At our Show & Tell blog, Robin Edwards takes you to the tryouts for the Colorado Firefighters Calendar. Shirts optional. Colorado Peak Politics isn't buying the new poll that shows Senator Mark Udall with a four point lead over challenger Cory Gardner. Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    How not to interact with female musicians

    Sometimes I wonder what it was like before bands had internet presences. Did creepy dudes just send their vaguely threatening messages to female musicians through the mail with locks of their hair? I've been thinking that might not have been out of the question ever since I received a Facebook messa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Riding in cars with girls: tales from the DIY road to Treefort Music Festival and back

    "Heh, heh. Nice John Wayne pin," says Don from behind the counter at the Holiday gas station on State Street in Salt Lake City. He's responding to the sight of my tourmate Alex Edgeworth -- who is the drummer and one half of Lust-Cats of the Gutters -- and her giant pin with Ronald Reagan's face on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Christopher May on the International Experimental Cinema Exposition and its soiree this Friday

    There's something about celluloid that captures things no other medium can, explains Christopher May. So when he started noticing film festivals getting rid of their 16 mm projection, he decided to found the International Experimental Cinema Exposition, aka TIE. Along with experimental filmmaking ic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    What's the fun of a music festival if all of your friends aren't playing?

    The Underground Music Showcase takes over a stretch of Broadway every July, filling more than twenty venues with hundreds of bands. One of the things I love about the gathering is that no band can effectively play for over 45 minutes (because how else are you going to cram hundreds of sets into one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Girls Rock camp Denver 2013: Why volunteering to help kids rock, rules

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Black Fireworks! (And their adult manager-type people!)When the opportunity to volunteer for Girls Rock Denver's 2013 camp came around, I was hesitant. My adult mind began running through all of the reasons I couldn't possibly be involved again this year. What if I couldn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Ten most interesting interviews of 2012: Artists, feminist scientists, comedians and queens

    One of my favorite parts of being a reporter is getting to talk to strangers (and sometimes, friends). Even outside of assignments, I find myself interviewing waitresses, vending-machine repairmen and random people who have clearly not chosen to be in line in front of me at the grocery. This year, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Reader: If you're buying drinks, an event isn't really free

    Every Monday, as a companion piece to her weekend 10 for $10, Robin Edwards rounds up 3 for Free -- three free events you can enjoy during the week. Yesterday, for example, she touted tonight's screening of Frankenhooker at Crash 45, as well as Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary's on Wednesday and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Reader: Wish we had great, spooky stories like this in Iowa!

    Boo who? Anna Jonas saw her first apparition during a fifth-grade basement seance, and she was immediately hooked on the paranormal. Today she has her own all-female ghost-hunting team, the Spirit Realm Investigative Project, which will be on an upcoming episode of the Bio Channel's My Ghost Story. ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Over the weekend: Ghost hunting at the Spirits of Victor Paranormal Convention

    I journeyed to Victor this past weekend wanting to believe. The old mining town sits near Cripple Creek, and though it's still partially inhabited, many of the old buildings are completely abandoned. In other words, it was the ideal setting for the first-ever Spirits of Victor Paranormal Convention, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Reader: Thongs and other things for under $10

    Every Friday, Robin Edwards offers a list of "10 things to do for $10 this weekend," a roster that most recently included Running with the Gays, a vinyl swap and Occupy the Debates. But no thongs.

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    August 17, 2012

    Parting words: A Q&A with Sauna before its farewell show tonight at the Larimer Lounge

    See Also: - Sauna Farewell Show at Larimer Lounge, 8/17/12 - After a whirlwind year, members of Sauna look back at 2011 - Best of Denver 2011: Best Band That's Still in High School - 2011 - Sauna's "Glitter Party" video premieres on Stereogum Sauna played its first show just before Christmas in 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    I lived through this: My life in a Hole cover band

    This past weekend my Hole cover band, Jennifer's Body, played the Denver County Fair. Until this show, we weren't an actual band at all -- we formed earlier this year for a two-song set to honor the opening of Hole drummer Patty Schemel's documentary, Hit So Hard, and had never planned on being anyt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Our band (of Pickles) could be your life: A reflection on coaching Girls Rock camp

    The Hopeless Pickles of Pizazz was the best band at Girls Rock Denver's annual summer camp this year. But I would be lying if I didn't immediately acknowledge my own bias: This band of eight- and nine-year-old girls was coached by me and fellow Westword contributor Robin Edwards. Seriously, though, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    The Oscars: Five Denver area watch parties

    Hollywood's biggest night is coming up on Sunday, and in honor of that most hallowed of cinematic traditions, we've compiled a list of the five best places to watch the Oscars in style.

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    January 10, 2012

    Reader: Pam Grier was no star off-screen

    Pam Grier is one of Denver's greatest exports, and last fall, Robin Edwards pulled together the "Top 5 ass-kicking Pam Grier roles" -- among them her performance in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. But Juror169 has a a problem with Grier's off-screen roles. Here's the verdict:

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Scene and heard: Lineup changes for Monroe Monroe and Boys, plus new band alerts

    There's been quite a bit of movement in the local scene over the past month or so. We've caught wind of some personnel changes and a few new band to let you know about. In vaguely related Speakeasy Tiger news, Kyle Simmons, who previously fronted that band, has parted ways with her latest band, Boys ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Reader Duke Patrick Charles responds to SlutWalk name-drop: "I'm hurt"

    SlutWalking in Seattle.​As the Denver edition of SlutWalk approaches, the comment threads on the event's Facebook page -- and on my post about the SlutWalk event page's comment thread (shit's getting meta here, but stay with me) -- are gathering steam. In that piece, I elected to use unedited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2011

    Hunx and His Punx at the Hi-Dive, May 7, 2011

    Tom MurphyHunx and His Punx​ HUNX AND HIS PUNX With Lust-Cats of the Gutters, Thee Goochi Boiz and Shannon and the Clams Hi-Dive | May 7, 2011

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    March 30, 2011

    Comment of the day: The Brothers Grimm was out of Terry Gilliam's control

    Oh God, not another rape metaphor.​Old fairy tales have the potential for great movie fodder: They're cute and quaint at first blush, but beneath the surface -- especially in the originals, tend to nurse dark and disturbing undercurrents. That said, it's a shame major movie studios have such a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Liz Phair at the Bluebird, 01/18/11

    ​ LIZ PHAIR With Le Divorce 01.18.11 | Bluebird Theater As Le Divorce got things going last night, the room was pretty crowded, a nice change from the typical turnout for opening acts. It was entirely appropriate that Le Divorce opened for Liz Phair, seeing as how frontwoman Kitty Vincent ha ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Lust-Cats of the Gutters submit "Moon Milk" for NASA's wake up contest

    Sarah Cass​Apparently, for the last forty years or so, NASA has chosen Top-40 songs that the astronauts wake up to every morning on their missions. This year, prior to the April 1 launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA, uh, launched the "Space Rock" song contest, which inspired The Lust-C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    DIY or DIE Fest at Astroland, 10/29/10

    ​ DIY OR DIE FEST Lust-Cats of the Gutters • Conjugal Visits • Gangcharger Omens • Black Acid Devil • Thee Goochi Boiz and more 10.29.10 | Astroland, Boulder Friday night's DIY or Die Fest was a first for dual venues Astroland and Drala in Boulder, but the smoothness of this Hallowee ... More >>

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    April 19, 2007