We'd both been to some pretty amazing comedy festival setups ranging from Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon to the now defunct HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and we both agreed that Denver deserved a truly sustainable festival that would be uniquely "Denver." We thought ... More >>
Founded in 2008, Ghost B.C. created a bit of mystique for itself right from the start. The sextet is essentially anonymous in its elaborate costumes, with singer Papa Emeritus II decked out like a satanic pope, and his cardinals, The Ghouls With No Name, performing in uniform brown robes whose cowls ... More >>
With a career spanning five decades, Lily Tomlin has entertained generations of families through appearances on shows as diverse as Sesame Street, Laugh-In, Damages and, most recently, Malibu Country. But the Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Peabody award-winning actress, who got her start in standup, says th ... More >>
YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney squared off inside the University of Denver's Magness Arena last night, once again bringing the national spotlight to the Mile High City -- as the two candidates discussed the economy and the role of government in a surprisingly un ... More >>
Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods in Commerce City, three days, confirmed! The band just announced the second leg of its summer tour, and Colorado is on the docket for three shows: Friday, August, 31, Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. A limited number of tickets are available through Phish ... More >>
The prayers, pleas and entreaties of Coloradans have been heard, and we are finally getting a Trader Joe's store at the Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder in 2013. The hoopla surrounding this blessed event -- akin to the birth of the Christ child -- has some uninitiated locals wondering why ... More >>
People driving by the Capitol building at Broadway and Colfax will notice many things about the Occupy Denver demonstration site, including energetic protesters chanting and waving signs, a Hooverville-style collection of tents and tarps for the 24-7 campers and, right in the middle of this organize ... More >>
Is that you, Katy Perry?It's no secret Katy Perry has a wicked sense of comedic timing. Remember when her Sesame Street appearance didn't air and she donned a skin-tight Elmo t-shirt and bounced around on Saturday Night Live as Maureen the sixteen-year-old who just hit puberty (and hard)? No ... More >>
Paul Simon...looking seeeexy.In a recent interview, Paul Simon proclaimed that he's no longer concerned with topping the pop-music charts, and that he can now go back to writing and performing the songs that are true to his nature. To that statement, we say, "FUCK YOU, PAUL SIMON." We love yo ... More >>
The beating heart of Yo Gabba Gabba!: Scott Schultz (clockwise from left) DJ Lance Rock and Christian JacobsAs co-creator of the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Christian Jacobs has a simple agenda: Create entertainment that engages both parents and their kids through really aweso ... More >>
Kelly Maher.Seen those "They Spend, You Pay!" billboards? The ones in which Barack Obama looks kinda drunk, John Hickenlooper appears homicidal, and Betsy Markey, Ed Perlmutter, John Salazar and Michael Bennet seem amused by your pain? According to Kelly Maher of WhoSaidYouSaid, the website b ... More >>
When Bruno Mars was picked up for suspicion of cocaine possession earlier this month in Las Vegas -- or "Busted for Booger Sugar" as TMZ reported, gross -- it wasn't the arrest that was so engaging, it was the mug shot. He looked downright giddy in his photo, almost creepy. Mars is currentl ... More >>
Katy Perry is inappropriate for children. That's the message that went out today when the Sesame Workshop, who produce the long-running Sesame Street, announced they'd be nixing the pop tart's already completed guest appearance with Elmo. The reason? The video caused an uproar when it was prerelea ... More >>
Once upon a time, pop music -- like the rest of American popular culture -- was in closet. From Liberace and his floor-length furs to George Michael's dangly earrings, gay men were marketed as female conquests. Thankfully minds and attitudes have (for the most part) evolved, and a band like ... More >>
Navigating the turgid, contentious waters of hip-hop in Colorado as a DJ isn't easy. Discussions involving radio play and "breaking records" plague conversations daily. Whether real or perceived, there is a fear that the DJ's role has all but disappeared into ringtone oblivion. The days of ... More >>
Thomas Keller While having dinner recently, I overheard a woman trying to familiarize her dining companion with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In an attempt to jog her memory, the friend asked, "What show is he on?" It's an interesting state of affairs, more obviously a sign of the times. In a ... More >>
Pete and his Monkey BarThere's a new watering hole on Colfax. Sort of. Pete's Monkey Bar, 717 East Colfax Avenue, opened October 2 in the space formerly occupied by Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, the jazz-turned-jam club that was owned by Jay, Phil and Aric Bianchi (the three brothers who are also ... More >>
(Editor's note: The author is a moron and forgot his camera. The above video is basically what happened in the Ogden lobby). Ozomatli with the Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Ogden Better Than: Whatever you did, unless whatever you did featured a thousan ... More >>
Photo: Courtesy of Getty ImagesFirst, Michelle Obama caught the attention of carrot stalkers when she corralled a group of Washington, D.C., schoolkids to help her garden grow on the White House's South Lawn; she also pimped her garden on Sesame Street. Then Spike Mendelsohn, burger wizard, forme ... More >>
Lori MidsonEncore executive chef Paul Reilly "Ever since I saw Grover waiting tables on Sesame Street, I knew I wanted to work in restaurants," says Paul Reilly. And he didn't waste much time following in Grover's footsteps, considering that he got his first taste of restaurant life while was ... More >>
House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever.
Ray Young Chu is an artist who routinely convinces grown men to dress like Furries. The Westminster based canvas artist created four wickedly silly avatars—Ninja Nate, Donut David, Sheep Head and Mascot Mannie, who come complete with head to toe jumpsuits—with whom he does mangled hip hop perfo ... More >>
The combat's cuddly in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Do you have what it takes to beat the brainiacs?
Ethan Iverson, keyboardist for the Bad Plus, had a lot more to say than could be squeezed into the profile that appears in the May 24 edition of Westword. But the web has plenty of room -- so here's the full Q&A. The topics discussed include the reasons behind the title of the combo's new CD, Prog; ... More >>
Trevor Pryce delivers hits on the field -- and off, with Outlook Music.
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band breathes life into death.
Amazing what can be done with two turntables and a microphone.
Kabul Kabob serves up a spiritual experience.
The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.
Rocky Mountain hype
A new generation is rediscovering one of Denver's strangest bands.
This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?
The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION FIGURES! A CAST OF THOUSANDS IN PARK HILL.
WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.