No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>
No joke: rent is due on Tuesday. But that doesn't mean you can't live a little this week. From an art-inspired fashion trunk show to a film about artist Dan Asher to a magazine store party, the next few days are full of happenings that won't make your rent check bounce. And that's not an April Fool ... More >>
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 >>
As much as I would like to say there was a more cannabis-related reason for my visit to Gaia, what really brought me to the shop's doorstep was a Cuban sandwich. Far enough down East Colfax to still be East Colfax, Gaia Plant-Based Medicine is nevertheless in a decent location, with a sidewalk stor ... More >>
A young woman with a supernatural talent for finding things goes looking for trouble and gets it in the form of a monstrous man who uses children for his own dark ends in Joe Hill's new novel NOS4A2. The book delves into a world where certain special people can make dreams real, then explores what h ... More >>
Now that we've finally eked our way into the warmer weeks of spring (fingers crossed), it's time to get off the couch and head out into the fresh air to get to May's ten best comedy events. We've got albums being recorded, albums being released, two Latino-themed shows, nerd heroes Aziz Ansari and C ... More >>
One of electronic music's fastest rising young stars, Maya Jane Coles has become a major phenomenon over the last two years. Just 25 years old, the Londoner has been recognized as one of the hottest DJs on the planet by everyone from Rolling Stone to Resident Advisor and she has performed at major f ... More >>
With her blog Violet Against Women, Los Angeles-based artist Ellina Kevorkian explores how she informs and presents her own identity through online curation. Kevorkian, who was commissioned by MCA Denver to expound upon Violet Against Women: Confronting Notions of the Feminine, a collection of live ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
There's nothing wrong with cover songs. In fact, before Sam Cooke and the Beatles shifted the established paradigms, singer and songwriter were two entirely separate professions. And there's also nothing wrong with a musician recording a cover album in the twilight of their career (Johnny Cash's Ame ... More >>
DJs are the new rock stars? Maybe. (Although chefs are already the new rock stars.) Still, the big name DJs do seem to be living pretty large, what with the constant travel to exotic locations, goofily-clad fans, eager women, drugs and parties. Just swap MacBooks for guitars and it doesn't look so d ... More >>
If you're funny, you gotta podcast. Neither the first or the last to realize that, veteran funny man Greg Proops, whom Drew Carey has called one of his favorite comics, launched his own live "Proopcast," The Smartest Man in the World. And he records it with a live audience, both at home in Los Angel ... More >>
See also: - Deadmau5 disses Playboy model for her tweet joking about Batman shooting - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer honors Aurora shooting victims - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim R ... More >>
The Independence Institute's annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms party is "the most politically incorrect event of the year," as we tagged it years ago, and the tenth annual ATF event lived up to that billing Saturday even if it didn't make the news that the 2010 incarnation did -- when then-Senate ... More >>
Deanne Stillman's richly textured works of nonfiction about life and death in the Mojave Desert involve more than casual research, and consequently take some time in the writing -- from eight to ten years each. Her true-crime debut, Twentynine Palms, explored the 1991 murder of two girls by a berser ... More >>
Wednesday, July 4, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
Every year the "people's tree" takes center stage at the various Christmas festivities in Washington, D.C., and this year that tree will be a Colorado native from the White River National Forest. Colorado was selected out of 155 national forests. A celebration starts tonight in Lakewood, with help f ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Protecting copyrights in today's wild Internet era is getting tougher and tougher. But for photographer Scott D. Smith, it's a matter of survival -- which is why he's fought for months to get country radio station 92.5 The Wolf to pay for allegedly stealing more than twenty photos from a Jason Aldea ... More >>
Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>
Finally, November is here, and if the rent and bills are paid up, you may have a little extra cash to spend on miscellaneous nonsense. Thankfully, we have plenty of it, with the especially exciting The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists providing a whole slew of fun experiments to do w ... More >>
Fredrik SvenssonHoward JonesHoward Jones (due Saturday, October 15, at Summit Music Hall) was one of the most successful and popular synth-pop artists of the 1980s. Jones's songs were uplifting, but never saccharine, and he had a knack for articulating the concerns and hopes of people regardl ... More >>
Today's a historic day, in case you were wondering. Not only is it the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, but today will mark the day that the Velvet Elvis, one of the country's top Elvis "emulators," comes to rest as well. In honor of the occasion, we asked the Velvet Elvis himself, ... More >>
Real-life superheroes, those brave (and some would say foolhardy) folks who strap on costumes and battle evil wherever they can find it, are reaching media saturation. They've become a staple of nightly news stations, scored a lengthy shout-out in Rolling Stone, and one of them, a lone soul w ... More >>
When news about the hottest beer in the world, Ghost Face Killah, went national, the staff at Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewing was a little nervous. After all, they'd named the beer, which is made with ghost peppers, after rapper Ghostface Killah from the Wu-Tang Clan without asking for his per ... More >>
Man, what a difference seven months makes. After being completely glossed over last fall along with all of the other record stores on the Front Range, Twist & Shout got a nod this morning from Rolling Stone as one of the Best Record Stores in the U.S.A. Not sure what changed in that time, but ... More >>
Kanye has gotten a lot of flack for doing some absolutely wonky things. Most recently, a photo of his hoo-ha mysteriously appeared on the Internet, followed by word that he copped the microphone on a Delta flight last week to perform for the cabin. Even with all the wonky things he's done, though, ... More >>
The national media's fascination with the weedier aspects of Colorado life continues unabated, and the town of Nederland is among the latest beneficiaries. A few weeks back, Nederland's pot friendliness landed the community on Rolling Stone magazine's latest "Hot List" in a piece likely read ... More >>
Mogwai stops by the Bluebird Theater on Monday May 2 as part of its world tour supporting its seventh album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, slated for release on Sub Pop on February 15. Tickets for this one are $25 and go on sale this Saturday, November 6 at 10 a.m. Amos Lee visits ... More >>
Boyd Fletcher PHISH - NIGHT ONE 10.10.10 | 1STBANK Center One night after the Fourmile Canyon Benefit warmed up the 1STBANK Center, Phish turned the arena into a steam bath. The band took the stage just after eight, and aside from two suites that were going unused, the 6,500 seat arena was ... More >>
This magical Internet machine has been up and running for a while now, transmitting music from the ether to our ears using a mix of faerie dust and marketing panache. It seems, however, that there is still a decisive split on what this new mystery machine means for the future of music. You' ... More >>
A few weeks before U2 was slated to come to the States for another leg of its 360° tour, Bono injured his back while preparing for the dates and had to have emergency surgery, which resulted in the postponement of a number of US dates, including the June 12 show at Invesco Field. Live Nati ... More >>
Steve Knopper tells a story that's stranger than fiction.Appetite For Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age, by locally based Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper, is a great read -- but a movie? Even Knopper had his doubts. Yet this ente ... More >>
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