Salt Lake City

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    DIA's Pop-Up Beer Garden Is Worth the Trip

    Marlo found herself with a few hours to kill at Denver International Airport last Friday afternoon. She'd flown in from Washington, D.C. and planned to meet up with her cousin before they drove into Denver, but his flight was late. She was heading toward the USO Center -- which, for military familie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Photos: Livability's Ten Best Places to Live in 2014 -- and Whether Boulder Made the Cut

    In 2013, Livability ranked Boulder highly on its list of most livable U.S. cities. How did the community score a year later? Pretty damn well, as you'll see when you count down the photo-illustrated 2014 version, complete with Livability blurbs and the methodology used to come up with the order. To ... 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

    February 5, 2014

    Photos: America's ten fittest cities -- and where Denver finishes

    It's our first best-cities list of 2014! And the roster assembled by -- "America's 10 Best Cities for Fitness 2014" -- seems custom-made for Denver. Did the Mile High City kick ass in a way that showed off its taut musculature? Damn right it did, even besting the community whose footb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Photos: Epic Brewing's new taproom attracts beer lovers from far and wide

    Epic Brewing premiered its spacious new taproom with a blowout last Saturday, serving 25 beers -- from a delicate sage saison to a hearty coffee stout -- and showing off the work it has been doing over the past six months. Bigger than the average taproom, Salt Lake City-based Epic's new home -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for young grads -- and where Boulder places

    We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Epic Brewing will kick-start a new sour beer program with foeders from New Belgium

    Epic Brewing, which started making beer at its huge new Denver facility in July, has even more good news for fans of its brainless and off-kilter beers. The Salt Lake City-based brewery will use three 60-hectoliter wooden barrels -- called foeders -- that it just bought from New Belgium Brewing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Photos: Top ten vegan-friendly cities -- and where Boulder placed

    We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Meet the winners of Great American Beer Festival 2012

    This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    We love coupons! Denver second most frugal city in study

    There are a few things Denver residents love: craft beer, the outdoors, bikes... and coupons? According to a recent study conducted by, we also love a good deal. Denver ranked second on the coupon website's list of most frugal cities, after Salt Lake City. See also: - Boulder is le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Gear: Boulder's ZEAL Optics gets all 21st century with new iON Goggles

    ​This week I've been inundated with press releases from various companies headed to Denver to show off their wares at the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show, January 26-31, at the Colorado Convention Center. One actually caught my eye: The new iON Goggles from Boulder-based ZEAL Optics fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Reader: Salt Lake City may be number one gay city, not that anyone there will admit it

    Yesterday, Kelsey Whipple took issue with The Advocate naming Salt Lake City America's gayest city, and placing Denver fifteenth. SLC's placement was debated by a number of our commentators, with one (a Westword contributor) suggesting that it's all a matter of viewpoint.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Denver named 15th Gayest City -- based on pretty much nothing

    Yesterday, Denver made number fifteen on The Advocate's list of the Gayest Cities in America. But we need only to tell you (spoiler alert!) that Salt Lake City is ranked number one in order to convince you that our own status means nothing. Before you roll down the windows in your Prius, blast Lady ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011


    Thursday November 17, Blast-O-Mat, 2935 West Seventh Avenue.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Goldrush festival slated for September being curated by three prominent local blogs

    ​ In case you haven't noticed, when it comes to music, our town has an abundance of riches, everything from bands to venues to now, more than ever, festivals. And they come in all shapes and sizes, from our own Westword Music Showcase to Peter Black's upcoming Afterdark Festival. Word of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Update: This weekend's The Great Food Truck Race -- and our guess at which truck won't be feeding the masses in Denver

    Can a vegan food truck win The Great Food Truck Race? Denverites will judge with their mouths this weekend​ The big story on the streets of Denver is this weekend's The Great Food Truck Race, the Food Network hit of the season, hosted by Tyler Florence, that struts the street-food prowess of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Social networking: Denver ranked 3rd in U.S. by Men's Health (eat our hashtags, Portland!)

    ​Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Nuggets: Time to give up on Nenê

    Mr. Hilario's play is far from hilarious.​Wish I could say I was surprised by the way the Nuggets' playoff run -- more like a playoff stagger -- ended Friday against the Utah Jazz. But our April 26 post "Nuggets Bound for First-Round Playoffs Loss -- and Deserve It" laid out the scenario: a ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Nuggets can't win game six against Jazz using formula for game five win

    Carmelo had help last night -- but will it continue?​In a Monday post in which I argued that the Nuggets were bound for a first-round playoff loss, I predicted that they'd win game five at home -- which they did last night, 116 to 102. The results were enough to prompt upbeat comments from KE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    J.R. Smith tweets the truth: Sharing = winning

    "I know it. Now I've just got to do it."​As the Nuggets stumble toward what looks to be a surefire first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, J.R. Smith is turning to his usual soapbox: His Twitter feed. That's not always a good thing, given criticism of his allegedly gang-friendly spelling l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Nuggets bound for first-round playoffs loss -- and deserve it

    Carlos Boozer contemplates how good it'll feel to make the Nuggets eat shit.​The 2009-2010 season started out so promisingly for the Denver Nuggets that a lot of us looked at a Western Conference Finals rematch with the L.A. Lakers as a virtual lock. That's all over -- and not just because th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Nuggets replaced by matadors in last night's loss to the Jazz

    A Flickr photoHow did this guy wind up in the Nuggets' lineup?​Yes, I, too, was excited by the Nuggets' victory in game one of their playoff series against the Utah Jazz on Saturday. But even in a thirteen-point win, there were danger signs about a lack of defense -- which wound up costing th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    The Mexican picks the country's favorite Mexican restaurants

    The late Stella Cordova at the Original Chubby's​Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, is working on a book on the history of Mexican food in the United States, and this past summer he invited readers to "tell me your favorite local Mexican restaurant and what makes it so bueno" -- in 25 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Train/Uncle Kracker show tonight postponed

    ​Looks like the inclement weather we've been experiencing for the last 72-hours has forced yet another show to be postponed. As such, Train and Uncle Kracker fans expecting to see those two acts at the Ogden Theatre tonight don't have much to, uh, smile about right now. Evidently the roadways into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    This Just In: Combichrist show tonight canceled

    ​Didn't see this coming, particularly with all of the school closures and snarled roadways: We've just learned that tonight's scheduled Combichrist show at Cervantes' has been canceled. Snow, evidently, isn't a friend to the band, which was presumably trying to make its way to the Mile High City f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Okay, Denver, we need to talk.

    I just received a press release from the Salt Lake City Arts Council (cue the Pace picante sauce dudes asking incredulously, "Salt Lake City?!") informing me of their Twilight Concert Series. Evidently, the concerts, which are free and take place every Thursday night at the Gallivan Center in downto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Breathe Carolina premieres new video, tours until the end of time

    Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009

    Fail to Follow

    Friday, January 30, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    So, tonight ... Metallican or Metallican't?

    Alright, so it's a day of reckoning, a day a great many of us have been anticipating for quite a while now -- and no, I'm not talking about the election. I'm talking about fucking Metallica at the Pepsi Center, dudes. Tonight we'll see if the cats still got it. I have to admit, I'm starting to warm ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Flour or Corn?

    The Mexican wraps up the great tortilla debate.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Q&A With DJ Wilson of Scary Kids Scaring Kids

    Don’t be frightened. Bassist DJ Wilson of Scary Kids Scaring Kids doesn’t come across as particularly terrifying in either the profile of the band published in the October 18 Westword or the full Q&A, reproduced below. Wilson begins by talking about his hometown of Gilbert, Arizona, before tran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Q&A With Jepha Howard of the Used

    Space: When it comes to physical newspapers, there never seems to be enough of it. But on the web, there’s room aplenty – and that capacity allows us to expand a Now Hear This concert preview item about the Used that appears in the September 13 Westword to a full Q&A with Used bassist Jepha Howa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Guilt-Free Consumption

    Hardcore environmentalists may come off as strident and chiding to the rest of resource-guzzling America, but the truth is that anti-consumer activists reserve the most harsh finger-pointing for themselves. After all, eco-consciousness is a life philosophy built more on guilt than self-righteousness ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006


    Wednesday, August 16, Monkey Mania, 303-292-4370.

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Book of Mormon

    Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons celebrate ten years of being bad.

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Tilly and the Wall

    Sunday, May 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    End of the Line

    For decades, folks along Highway 40 left the driving to Greyhound. Now they've been left behind.

  • Music

    January 1, 2004
  • Culture

    July 10, 2003


    Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

  • Film

    August 22, 2002

    Keeping Secrets

    A squeaky-clean version of teen angst seems suited for the Disney Channel.

  • Sports & Recreation

    April 4, 2002
  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Woody Goes Limp

    Post columnist Woody Paige's big shtick shrinks in chilly Utah.

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Off Limits

    Tree hugs and kisses

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Chants of a Lifetime

    As the Olympics begin, glory looks certain for America's golden hockey girls.

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Made in China

    The Olympics again place first in the Dash for Cash.

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Alone on the Range

    Our purple mountains' majesty can be a headache for traveling bands -- and for fans who crave live music.

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The Bottom Dollar

    The members of the 8 Bucks Experiment enjoyed a moment as movie stars. Now they're back to the real-life business of punk rock.

  • News

    February 4, 1999
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