More than six months after limited recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, lots of out-of-towners (and some locals, too) remain confused about the rules. But we at Westword are here to help. Smokin' Smart: A Guide to Colorado's Pot Rules, by director and co-star Bailey Geoghan, takes ... More >>
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman visited the Denver home of Epic Brewing on Monday to endorse the Obama administration's push for international exports and the jobs they provide, especially at small and medium sized businesses. The stop at Epic was one of many on a tour highlighting the fac ... More >>
We recently stumbled across a vintage list of the ten most sexually active American cities assembled by Quality Health. Turns out Denver is very high among communities experiencing a happy ending, if you know what we mean. And we're pretty sure you do. Where did Denver finish? Look below to see t ... More >>
Pumpkin beers. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are becoming more prevalent every year -- and hitting liquor store shelves earlier and earlier. In fact, there were several varieties available in mid-July despite the fact that people were still lighting up leftover fireworks. Now that it's September and th ... More >>
Denver is about to get Brainless. Sometime in late May or early June, Salt Lake City-based Epic Brewing, known for its series of Brainless fruit beers, will brew its first batch in Denver, in a soaring old warehouse building it is renovating in the River North neighborhood. By July, Epic plans to ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Welp, it's a wrap. No Morrissey, Denver. That's the word. Whoever said they were just waiting for the word "postponed" to follow word of the new date to make up for his twice previously postponed Denver dates, you should start buying lottery tickets or something. Well, except that the date hasn't be ... More >>
Ah, nuts. We had a sinking suspicion that this would be the case when last week's dates in Dallas and some other cities were pushed back. Turns out Morrissey will not be resuming his tour in Denver this coming Thursday night at the Buell Theatre as originally planned. The doctor treating Mozzer for ... More >>
Utah's Epic Brewing has signed a lease on a 20,000-square-foot building in the River North neighborhood, where it will open its second brewery. The facility is just four blocks from Our Mutual Friend, a nanobrewery that opened in October, and very close to Black Shirt Brewing, River North Brewing an ... More >>
Now that most of the dust has settled from November's election, President Barack Obama is finally dropping the presidential hammer -- "I got yer fiscal cliff right 'ere, mother*ckers!" -- and Mitt Romney has retired from politics into the private sector, working as a busboy at the Salt Lake City Mar ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
The results are in on Honest Tea's experiment in honesty, and Boulder ranks as the third most honest city in the country, following closely behind Oakland and Salt Lake City. Over the last few weeks, Honest Tea set up kiosks in fifty locations in thirty cities across the country, stocking them wit ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Fiona Apple's coming to the Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 20: With a newly revitalized career thanks to a stint wowing audiences at this year's SXSW and fresh off releasing a brand new album with a notably pithy title (in comparison to When the Pawn..., her 1999 album -- The Idler Wheel is wiser ... More >>
On a particularly frigid night in the winter of 2009, Weslie Coleman, Kate Pleuss and Ben Turk were sitting in their collective home and talking about how cold they were. Incredibly cold, they decided. So the three members of the revolutionary theater group Insurgent Theatre decided to plan an escap ... More >>
On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created The Book of Mormon , are hometown heroes -- and that alone is reason for a "Glory Hallelujah" all around. Tickets for the musical sold out in record time yesterday; for those lucky enough to have snagged them, there are a few things about the LDS faith that yo ... More >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
Danny ClinchWe've just received word that the Black Keys, on the heels of its highly enjoyable new record, El Camino (we seriously can't pry it from our playlist), are coming to the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets ($55.00 - $59.50, plus service fees) for t ... More >>
Last year at about this time, I blogged about why my friends and I had launched the Denver Diatribe podcast, a labor of digital love that was heavy on the labor. Along with taking some pot shots at Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner and his obsession with bark beetles, I explained that the wee ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayCount yourself lucky if you had a chance to catch Adele's breathtaking performance last weekend. We just heard that she canceled all of the remaining dates on her current tour due to the problems she was having with her voice, problems she mentioned at the onset of her ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayLast night, we caught up with Isaac Slade for a few minutes as he was sitting aboard a plane on the tarmac at DIA waiting for his flight to take off. With the eagerly anticipated hometown, Denver date of the U2 360¬į tour now behind them, Slade and the other guys in the Fray we ... More >>
By every conceivable definition, Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon has been am unqualified success; in fact, considering the sold-out houses, the glowing reviews and the preposterous amount of Tony Award nominations the musical has garnered, it might even be the most successful ... More >>
Hey, what do you know? Performing at the Showcase can actually be beneficial to your career. Well, so to speak. In a roundabout way, playing at the Showcase helped the men of Boldtype land an opening slot on the upcoming Guttermouth tour. Well, it sealed the deal, anyway. We'll let drummer Ma ... More >>
Walter Bond.Animal activist Walter Bond is a man so devoted to his cause that he wears a giant "VEGAN" tattoo on his neck. So it's no surprise he showed zero remorse when officially pleading guilty to arson related to a fire at Glendale's Sheepskin Factory in April -- a crime for which he fa ... More >>
Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>
Keli McGregor.On April 20, Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room. He was just 48 and apparently in terrific health. Nevertheless, the Salt Lake medical examiner's office still hasn't released an autopsy and toxicology report and may not do so ... More >>
The latest from the blogs of Denver ColoradoPols theorizes Scott McInnis tried to best Josh Penry on Pinon Canyon. But now Penry's out of the race, and the locals are liking Hickenlooper's views on the matter. Back in the day, kids used to ride bikes to school. Now, they mostly don't. Educ ... More >>
Ty Lawson's probably not planning a move to Salt Lake City anytime soon.The old warning to pro athletes about not providing bulletin-board material predates the online version of bulletin boards -- which may explain why, last night, Ty Lawson posted a link to an audio snippet on his Twitter f ... More >>
"Just wait, Joe. You're gonna miss me."We've been panning for Denver blogging gold. Here's three posts we sifted out. In a fan post on Mile High Report, Joe Medina calls April 19 "a day that will live in infamy" -- because Tony Scheffler's departure means the Broncos' Mike Shanahan era is of ... More >>
Planning to catch Devendra Banhart tomorrow night at the Ogden? Boy are you going to be bummed: Evidently, broseph broke himself over the weekend trying to pull off some gnarly kick flip or ollie or something before his show in Tempe on Saturday and busted a bone in his leg. Two shows, including Den ... More >>
Students introduce the School of Rock.
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Lately snowboarders have been prowling Denver, looking for the perfect snow-bound urban terrain. Sports-mag photographers and filmmakers are trailing the best of them -- such as Salt Lake City bro Justin Bennee, whose escapades in the parking lot across from Westword on Thursday, shown here, were ea ... More >>
This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal.
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