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  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

    This week's crop of shows includes a busy lineup at the big venues, including guitar heaven at Fiddler's Green with ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. Elsewhere, the Coathangers return to Denver after a short time away, Styrofoam Sanchez plays Rhinoceropolis and, yes, Huey Lewis and the News are in Colorado. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Marijuana: Could medical marijuana grow become major recreational supplier?

    A Durango-area medical marijuana grow operation is finally legal, two years after getting a temporary okay from the county to cultivate cannabis. The La Plata County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a permanent land-use permit last week for Hesperus Mountain Healers (HMH). The operation w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Reader: Marijuana stereotypes will fall apart as more people partake

    Our post yesterday about Rolling Stone's take on Denver as ground zero for "The New Stoned Age" started a conversation that looked at the issue from all angles. Below, peruse the views of a reader who thinks the more attention the Denver scene gets, the better it will be for everyone.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Marijuana: Rolling Stone calls Denver ground zero of "The New Stoned Age"

    The June 20 cover of Rolling Stone describes the stars of the new comedy This Is the End as "The Doobie Brothers" -- a notion that ties in well with a special section on marijuana entitled "The New Stoned Age." Under that label is a headline that reads, "Too High to Fail: Inside Denver's Weed Boom. ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2013
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    April 4, 2013

    Three Colorado venues make Rolling Stone's list of the twenty best rock clubs in America

    Last week, Rolling Stone kicked off its new Venues That Rock series with a list of the twenty best rock clubs in America. Three Colorado venues were ranked in the top twenty: Belly Up in Aspen, which checked in at number sixteen; the Bluebird Theater, which earned a nod at number fourteen; and the F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Marijuana: Save Our Society from Drugs attacks Amendment 64 task force recommendations

    Last week, the Amendment 64 task force released a massive, 166-page report filled with recommendations about how best to implement the measure, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana. How does Calvina Fay, executive director of Save Our Society Fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon turns forty

    More than being one of the best selling albums of all time, more than having the most recognizable album cover the world over, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was a cross-cultural, trans-generational album that connected with audiences on issues of death, greed, life-purpose and the horrors and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    The Stooges' Raw Power turns forty today

    Great art does not always move units. Case in point: The Stooges' 1973 album, Raw Power, was a complete flop commercially. But, as with the story about the Velvet Underground, it seems that everyone who did buy it must have been inspired to start a band, because forty years after its initial release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Marijuana legalization's biggest enemies -- and their Colorado ties

    This week, Rolling Stone published its list of marijuana legalization's biggest enemies. And by coincidence, all five of those who made the RS roster have been recently featured in this space. And in the case of the top dog, Kevin Sabet, very recently.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Marijuana petition asks Joe Biden not to push for crackdown on Colorado, Washington

    The longer the federal government waits to tell Colorado and Washington whether it will allow the states to determine their own marijuana policy after each passed pot-reform measures, the more theories surface about who in the administration might prove to be an impediment. The latest involves Vice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Dweezil Zappa on his father's music and the degree of difficulty of playing his songs live

    Dweezil Zappa is on a mission, and it's a pretty personal one. Since 2006, the son of the late guitarist/composer/bandleader Frank Zappa has toured the world, playing his father's music in an effort to attract and educate a new generation of listeners. In leading the Zappa Plays Zappa project, Dweez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Sexy letters -- and Men's Health? -- banned by new prison censorship rule

    A recent push by state prison officials to crack down on the sexual content of inmates' mail has greatly expanded the range of books and magazines intercepted by prison censors, including such staid fare as Rolling Stone and Men's Health. The move has also prompted complaints from inmates' loved one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Patty Schemel talks about her new documentary, Hit So Hard, and Hole's fifteen-minute reunion

    In 1992, drummer Patty Schemel joined the now-legendary Hole, a band that was just positioning itself for mainstream success. Less than two years later, bassist Kristen Pfaff had died of an accidental overdose, Kurt Cobain had committed suicide, and Hole had released its platinum-selling Live Throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Patty Schemel talks about her new documentary, Hit So Hard, and Hole's fifteen-minute reunion

    In 1992, drummer Patty Schemel joined the now-legendary Hole, a band that was just positioning itself for mainstream success. Less than two years later, bassist Kristen Pfaff had died of an accidental overdose and lead singer Kurt Cobain had committed suicide -- and Hole had released its platinum-se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Lester Bangs died thirty years ago today

    See Also: • Studio 54 opened 35 years ago today • Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist • Sex Pistols sign with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago • Today in History archives Lester Bangs mother was a Jehovah's Witness and his Fathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    3OH!3 releases first of three songs from its vault

    ​3OH!3 pulled out three unreleased cuts from its vaults, and the electro-pop duo is releasing a song a week this month on iTunes, starting today with "Bang Bang", which Nathaniel Motte told Rolling Stone was originally commissioned by Ball Aerospace in Boulder as the only song to keep scientis ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2011

    Warren Haynes Band

    Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: Take to the Oars checks in from Austin on their second day of the madness

    Ryan Gombeski, Chris Weaver and JP Manza of Take to the Oars at Congress Bridge​ Friday, March 18 SHIT! I swore last night that I would not be sitting here tonight at 3:00 a.m. in front of the computer working on the blog -- there are after parties to be had people! -- but alas, here we are ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Local reaction to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West's acclaimed new album

    ​Kanye West released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy yesterday amid rave reviews -- Pitchfork gave it a perfect ten rating, Spin gave it nine out of ten stars, Rolling Stone gave it five stars, Urb gave it four and a half out of five stars, and XXL has reportedly given the album an XXL ratin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    WTF? Rolling Stone lists the 25 Best Record Stores in the USA and leaves Colorado out?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    True Blood Rolling Stone cover the latest in a long tradition of skin

    ​Have you seen the cover of the latest Rolling Stone, the one with the True Blood cast members splattered with blood Jackson Pollack style in their birthday suits? It's attracting quite a bit of attention -- and why not? It's sexy, bloody and, well, it's sexy and bloody. But it's only the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Rolling Stone says 3OH!3's new album is about as pleasant as an STD

    ​It's a good thing 3OH!3 has inspired the rabid support of the fans (Streets of Gold debuted in the top ten of Billboard 200 and "My First Kiss," the inescapable ditty featuring Kesha, looks to be headed toward platinum status), because thus far, the Boulder ballers are encountering growing di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Week in Review: 1/26/09 - 1/30/09

    In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Fray on the (inside) cover of Rolling Stone

    How's that old Dr. Hook song go? ... wanna see my picture on the cover ... wanna buy five copies for my mother ... wanna see my smilin' face ... on the cover of the Rollin' Stone... Well, it's not exactly the cover and their record company most likely paid handsomely for the exposure (unless Rhapsod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 16 edition

    Blogus interruptus. Today in Cafe Society: • Fry me to the moon. • Candy Girls: Strawberry Charleston Chew. • Colorado's fast-expanding, fast-improving fast-casual world. Today in Backbeat Online: • Mile High Makeout: Guerillas in the mix. • This just in: Thursday is the new Friday. • ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Chairlift continues its ascent... upward, of course.

    Photo: Jason Klauber All right so how freaking rad is this? The mailman just laid the new copy of Spin on me, the Best of 2008 issue with TV on the Radio on the cover. And as I'm thumbing through it, I notice very few surprises: Black Kids, Vampire Weekend, Deerhunter and Santogold, all receive n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Red Rocks Riot, 1971

    Jethro Tull's 1971 show at Red Rocks was almost the last rock show ever held at the venue In 1971 at early rock show at Red Rocks featuring Jethro Tull, unruly fans turned the venue into a war zone. It started when fans who couldn't get get tickets for the sold-out show decided to climb the hills b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Two Denver Post reporters respond to criticism by "Block the Vote" co-author and Rolling Stone contributor Greg Palast

    Susan Greene. In the blog headlined "'Block the Vote' co-author and Rolling Stone contributor Greg Palast on Colorado's troubled voting system," BBC journalist Greg Palast -- who teamed with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to pen "Block the Vote," a piece in the October 30 issue of Rolling Stone -- goes off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Q&A With Former Eagles Guitarist Don Felder

    Don Felder, who’ll appear at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover on Tuesday, August 12 (click here to learn more), is one of the lesser-known members of the Eagles, but hardly an inconsequential one. He wrote the lion’s share of a little ditty called “Hotel California,” for instance. But he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Q&A With Former Eagles Guitarist Don Felder

    Don Felder, who’ll appear at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover on Tuesday, August 12 (click here to learn more), is one of the lesser-known members of the Eagles, but hardly an inconsequential one. He wrote the lion’s share of a little ditty called “Hotel California,” for instance. But he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    Japanese Awesome and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: The magic of a Melt Banana set is put into these words: "reminded me of the sound FX on that old Atari game Asteroids, hopped up on speed" and "knows how to assault their instruments without raping t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Joni Mitchell and More

    Joni Mitchell Shine (Hear Music) Mitchell is revered for her early work -- but the sad truth is, her last undeniably brilliant album was Hejira, which came out in 1976, and although her subsequent platters continued to display her intelligence and instrumental skill, they seemed to grow increasin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Q&A With Slash From Velvet Revolver/Guns N' Roses

    Had ax-expert Saul Hudson chosen to perform under his given name, he might never have succeeded in the music business, let alone made it to the cover of the forthcoming video game “Guitar Hero III.” Lucky thing he changed his moniker to Slash. During the Q&A below, which formed the basis of the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Velvet Revolver Seek Libertad

    Slash touts his new band as everyones celebrating the old one.

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Red, White and You?

    How American are you? Take this quiz and find out.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Nate's Turn

    If Nate Ybanez is ever to see life outside of prison, he needs lots of attention --and Rolling Stone just turned on the spotlight. Nate is one of more than forty people serving life without parole for murders they committed in Colorado before turning eighteen. He and his buddy, Erik Jensen, killed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    More Messages: Like Rolling Stone

    Although even supporters of Tom Tancredo and Marilyn Musgrave would agree that they don't rock, the twosome wound up in the current issue of Rolling Stone anyhow, albeit for unflattering reasons. The Matt Taibbi-penned cover story of the November 2 issue is headlined "The Worst Congress Ever: How ... More >>

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Bob Dylan

    Modern Times (Columbia)

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Son Rise

    Superstar spawn Ben Taylor's got a legacy to stand on.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    The Rolling Stones

    A Bigger Bang (Virgin)

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    The Message

    Death Wish

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Musiq Maker

    On his latest album, the Soulchild grows up.

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Division of Laura Lee

    Black City (Burning Heart/Epitaph)

  • Culture

    September 14, 2000

    A Fan's Notes

    After Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe comes of age...finally.

  • News

    February 26, 1998
  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.

  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    The Closing of the American Ear

    We have more musical choices than ever before. So why are so few of us taking advantage of them?

  • Music

    September 13, 1995

    OHIO OR BUST

    THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM: GREAT IDEA OR SIGN THAT THE END IS NEAR?

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