"I'm a man, I can take it," Morrissey said on Saturday after being knocked to the ground by an overzealous fan during his show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Looking a bit more grey than his last appearance in Denver seven years ago, Morrissey was genial if a bit sluggish this time around -- pos ... More >>
Earlier this year, a Gallup poll marked Boulder as one of the least religious cities in America -- a ranking that probably didn't startle a lot of folks. Secular devils! In contrast, a new roster of the saintliest U.S. cities, as compiled by Motovo, contains a genuine surprise: Colorado Springs, mo ... More >>
Six college students are pedaling for a purpose for 3,200 miles for Bicycles Against Poverty, and on Wednesday the team will make a pit stop at the Denver Bicycle Cafe. Bicycles against Poverty (BAP) is a non-profit organization that distributes bicycles to low-income entrepreneurs in Africa who pay ... More >>
#62: Joe Riche When Joe Riche hit Denver as a University of Denver MFA candidate in the late '90s, he was an inventive kid with big ideas, interested in building kinetic and robotic machine-dream sculptures and unwilling to to let the size of those creative visualizations slow him down. He went on ... More >>
Smashburger, a homegrown burger chain, just opened a new location in Costa Rica. And so far, it's been a smashing success, with a special, indigenous burger and fries combo and more international flavors to come. See also: -Smashburger and New Belgium team up on burger-and-beer pairings -Smashbur ... More >>
Well, we've had a couple of days to absorb the naming of Mike MacIntyre, formerly with San Jose State, as the CU Buffs' head football coach. But frankly, we still have no idea whether the move has a reasonable chance of success -- and neither does anyone else. After all, the 2010 hiring of Jon Embr ... More >>
You probably know him best from his weekly appearances on E!'s Chelsea Lately, where host Chelsea Handler frequently questions his sexual orientation and capitalizes on stereotypes related to his Asian-American heritage. But Jo Koy isn't just a basic-cable punching bag. He's been climbing his way up ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>
Update below: The Denver District Attorney's Office has announced that it's solved four cold cases: the murders of a quartet of women between 1979 and 1988. The slayer: Vincent Groves, who may be the most prolific serial killer in the state's history.
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Batch 19A Batch 19 party in San Francisco.Batch 19, the Coors lager that comes from a pre-Prohibition recipe reportedly unearthed in an old log book in 2004, will go tap this week at three hand-picked bars in Denver. Stoney's Bar & Grill, the Wazee Supper Club and Star Bar were selected in p ... More >>
Photo by Tod SeelieDark Dark Dark is wet wet wetAlthough it's often referred to as a "chamber folk" band, Dark Dark Dark (due tonight at The Walnut Room and tomorrow, April 16, at Odd Fellows Hall in Boulder as part of Communikey) from Minneapolis is a horse of a different color. Yes, its sev ... More >>
Cheryl Shuman.KushConII, December 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center, has made news over its RTD bus ads, which have drawn protests from law-enforcement. But Cheryl Shuman, the event's international director of PR and media, would rather focus on the event itself, which she says takes me ... More >>
Travis Shinn After Sleep broke up in 1998, singer/guitarist Matt Pike formed High on Fire with drummer Des Kensel and bassist George Rice. Initially evoking more of a doom rock sound, High on Fire evolved into being more of a straight ahead metal band without either dumbing down the music or ... More >>
These days, older terms like "backpack rap" and "college rap" have become interchangeable with markers like "conscious hip-hop" and "alt hip-hop," as ways to attempt to describe and categorize hip-hop that's thoughtful and introspective. While Input's lyrics certainly fit such a designation ... More >>
Atif Mehana came to the United States from Egypt two decades ago. The 58-year-old spent more than a decade selling seafood to tourists in Miami, and saved enough to open a second eatery in 2008. But now he's broke. Who's to blame? He says Yelp, the megapopular website that allows users to ... More >>
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
Skate punk kingpins, Frontside Five, recently profiled in Thasher magazine, has joined the roster of DC-Jam Records. The Missouri-based imprint, which is also home to legendary skate punks JFA and McRad, will release the band's upcoming full-length, Resurrection Cemetary, in early March, and to co ... More >>
In advance of the Fear Before the March of Flames show tonight at the Marquis Theater, we sat down for a chat with frontman David Marion, who filled us in on everything that’s been going on with the band, from recording the new record, which the act just finished, to getting ready to head back out ... More >>
January 19, 2008 by Audrey Sprenger, Ph.D Denver | Jack Kerouac's On The Road, based in part on Kerouac's own life traveling back and forth across the United States in the mid to late 1940s, was written in a spontaneous but highly disciplined style of writing, which very effectively documented the ... More >>
Day One Day Two Day Three January 15, 2008 by Audrey Sprenger, Ph.D The American West | Lowell, Massachusetts, the small industrial town of Jack Kerouac's childhood and growing up, is not a setting in his most famous novel On The Road. Still, there is a presence of this town and the people Keroua ... More >>
Day One Day Two January 11, 2008 By Audrey Sprenger San Francisco | There is an alleyway in San Francisco named for Jack Kerouac. It links Grant and Columbus Avenues, the main drags of Chinatown and North Beach. Identified by a proper city sign and locatable on city maps it is, except for the gr ... More >>
Monday, January 7 by Audrey Sprenger, Ph.D Denver | There has been a lot of talk about Jack Kerouac this year and the 50th anniversary of his novel On The Road. It's buzzed through Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, public broadcasting and public radio. Over and over again I hear the same comments, th ... More >>
Monday, January 7 by David Amram Putnam Valley, New York | In 1956 Jack Kerouac and I first met at a bring-your-own-bottle party at a painter's loft and instantly began collaborating artistically. I backed him up musically while he read and from the earliest days of our working together I knew tha ... More >>
Sorting out the payday in Denver's new recycling plan.
Why Rory Vaden could become the spokesman for Generation Y.
The Crush is ready for its close-up.
With new blood and primeval force, High on Fire has forged a metal masterpiece.
How to kill time during a Denver basketball game.
From the week of July 11, 2002
Are gays fair game for jokes on Denver radio?
Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
Despite a potentially huge audience, Denver's Spanish-language radio languishes.
Who's to blame for the CU-CSU melee?
San Francisco's Brendan McCarthy on his time in the Denver dance world.
A Boulder company has its eye (and eyes) on the Internet.
Prop up your coffee tables: Two big Denver books are coming.
HOW DO YOU GO FROM BEING A JUNKIE TO A RAP STAR? COOLIO KNOWS.
HE SAID HE WORKED FOR THE CIA AND HAD A HIDDEN PIPELINE TO KUWAITI OIL MONEY. BUT POLICE NEVER DID CATCH UP TO COLORADO SCAM ARTIST JOHN SAVAGE--OR HIS MILLIONS.TRUE LIES WHEN HE DIED IN AUGUST, MASTER CRIMINAL JOHN SAVAGE LEFT BEHIND A TRAIL OF UNANSWERE