FRI | LOTUS at RED ROCKS | 10/4/13 The jazzy electronic quintet Lotus, known for its precisely timed improvisations during live shows, is celebrating its fourteenth year together. From incorporating video-game music to performing David Bowie tribute shows and playing Black Sabbath covers, Lotus has ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists.
The fifth annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival takes over Fillmore Plaza on Saturday afternoon. The celebration features eats from nineteen of Cherry Creek's food and beverage establishments, as well as a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Tickets -- which can be purchased here -- are $60 ... More >>
Every Sunday is a funday at Viewhouse Eatery Bar and Rooftop, and there's a good reason why: games like dunk tank and yard sports like corn hole and giant Jenga. In the spirit of unusual sports and games -- that are typically only enjoyed with a drink in hand -- here is a list of ten "sports" you p ... More >>
10. CLUTCH @ BLACK SHEEP | MON, 3/18/13 Clutch has dodged being saddled with a label, primarily because of the illusion of reinvention it's projected with each album. But the truth is that it's just an illusion. Clutch is set in its ways, yet all of its music sounds like bold experimentation -- even ... More >>
Colorado is known as a creative capitol, and that shows in the street style that crops up all over Denver. For an adventurous wardrobe, look no further than Chelsea Brashford, an artist who's a native of Austin. See also: - What's in your bag? Skirts, candy and more! -What's in your bag? Jackalope ... More >>
See also: Why? at Gothic Theatre, 9/5/12 Why? was one of the flagship bands of the nascent Anticon imprint ten years ago. Like its labelmates, the outfit was expanding and pushing the boundaries of what hip-hop was and where it could go. But Why? in particular has blurred the line between hip-hop a ... More >>
In the past few years, attention-seeking breweries like Sam Adams, Scotland's BrewDog and Germany's Schorschbock have been engaged in a battle over who could make the highest-alcohol beers in the world -- turning out concoctions that weighed in at 40, 50 and even 60 percent alcohol by volume. ... More >>
Frida Beater, here scoring the final points in the 2010 WFTDA Championships, is one of seven Colorado skaters representing Team USA at the Roller Derby World Cup.Seven of the 28 skaters on the Team USA roster for the first-ever Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto in December are from Colorado. ... More >>
Interactive texts have been around since the '70s (or earlier, depending on how you're defining them), but the recent push of handheld electronic reading devices has exploded the potential for creating and reimagining works. Still, it hasn't been until recently we've started seeing anyone mak ... More >>
Sometimes a stump is just a stump. "Life Cycles" is among the action sports porn featured this year at MountainfilmThe 32nd annual Mountainfilm in Telluride festival kicks off tomorrow night with free outdoor screenings at the Base Camp Outdoor Theater in Telluride Town Park; the full festiva ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The week's starting off with a big, heart-shaped bang and winding down with chili cook-offs and docent dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, February 14: There are far too many Valentine's Day events to list here; check our online listings to see all the heart-warm ... More >>
Both BrewDog beers are served in paper bags.Oskar BluesSink the Bismarck, the highest-alcohol beer in the world, has finally made it to Colorado. The "quadruple IPA," at 41 percent alcohol by volume, is made by Scotland's controversial and attention-seeking BrewDog brewery, the spot also res ... More >>
What's for dinner? Whatever the answer, it's probably got an ethnic origin--or a supposedly ethnic origin. Because many of the foreign foods that we all enjoy aren't really very foreign at all. In other words, you can cross these ten dishes off your list, because, frankly, they're all just as Americ ... More >>
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite as seen through the lens of Jon SolomonMogwai, Women Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: Listening to layered and nuanced instrumental music as background. Instrumental music is not dead. For all the prominence of vocal-driven music in the modern pop scen ... More >>
"Here. Try this." I handed over the small, green Jagermeister bottle and grinned. Because he's a good sport (and, like me, completely susceptible to even the weakest sort of peer pressure), my comrade-in-arms Jonathan Shikes screwed off the top without question and made a move to drink the myster ... More >>
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A visit with the rustic troubador at his Niwot farm.
Only in America.
Mogwai gives new meaning to the term "buzz band."
A holiday truce quells the horrors of war in the masterful Merry Christmas.
The Boulder International Fringe Festival offers a world odyssey.
Dogs Die in Hot Cars takes a bite out of the hype.
Food on Film is so much more than popcorn.
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
A darkly comic meditation on love and suicide is full of surprises.
David Taylor Dance stomps stereotypes
Purple billboards majesty
The History of New Year's Eve.
The Denver Curling Club searches for respect after five years without a home.
The members of Bis know what's wrong with most of their peers: They're too old.