Sid Pink

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    March 21, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (8 free!), March 21-23

    We made it to another weekend -- and this first weekend of spring is blooming with activities that will keep you entertained without breaking the bank. You can have fun outdoors or indoors enjoying everything from counter-culture madness to black-light partying on wheels. Find more entertainment op ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    November 21, 2013
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    September 19, 2013
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    May 17, 2013

    Westword Book Club: Ryan Demers on filmmaking, furries and Gone Girl

    Ryan Demers, a Denver-based filmmaker, is the co-founder of Gaylord St. Productions, and has managed the impressive feat of helming two independent films without going completely bankrupt and abandoning the dream. The Honey Cooler, a farcical detective story set in the milieu of an economic ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), March 29-31

    There's no better way to celebrate Easter weekend than by watching ladies with bizarre nicknames wrestle in jello. Denver will have that and many more events -- from photography shows to a Walking Dead-watching party -- that you can enjoy over the next few days without dropping too much cash in the ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase ballot

    Update 3/21/13: The poll is now open. Let the voting begin! The road to the nineteenth annual edition of the Westword Music Showcase is officially being paved. While we've already announced some of the acts appearing on the Main Stage this year, below are the acts appearing on this year's Showcase ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    The Honey Cooler: Gumshoes and furries and masked wrestlers, oh my!

    The heart of the noir genre is the hardboiled detective, but your typical noir doesn't pit him against furries and Lucha Libre wrestlers. For that, you need a farce noir, and that's exactly what you get with The Honey Cooler, debuting tomorrow, November 7, at the Hi-Dive. Farce and noir may seem lik ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    3 things to do for free this week, November 5-8, 2012

    Sometimes the best things in life really are free. This week, for example, you can experience slam poetry, catch a film screening, or learn about a magical realist legend -- and you won't be charged a thing. Keep reading for three free things to do this week; for a full listing of entertainment opti ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 (7 free!) this weekend, November 2-4

    With Halloween over, we're now officially on to colder weather and anticipating the upcoming holiday season. But there's still plenty to do this week, everything from Day of the Dead parties to art openings, costume parties and even a dramatic reading of lines from Pretty in Pink. And they're each u ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Five things to do Saturday in Denver when you're undead

    When you see the walking dead clogging the streets this weekend, don't grab your bug-out bag and head for your zombie-proof cabin in the woods. This is not the start of the undead apocalypse we've all been waiting for -- just a dress rehearsal of sorts. Apparently, someone declared Saturday, October ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    Evan Nix's top picks for the Laugh Track Comedy Festival

    The Laugh Track Comedy Festival will descend on Denver tonight, bringing three days of comedy performers and films that are sure to make your sides split. To help you navigate the thirty short films and over forty comedians, festival co-director Evan Nix sent us his top ten picks of events not to mi ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    UMS 2012: Bad Weather California delivers an old-fashioned rock show

    See Also: People of UMS 2011 Kicked off the first day of UMS by catching Bad Weather California in a very humid 3 Kings Tavern. People were packed in pretty tight in the middle of the room and mostly on the flanks. BWC played a loose, relaxed set like the guys had a group meeting beforehand and all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Reader: Michael Trundle Q&A inspires a vortex of For Real Emotion

    "If you're from Denver (or you've lived here for more than eight consecutive months) you know how small it can feel," says Bree Davies. "It's like three degrees of separation between you, your favorite barista at Pablo's and your best friend from eighth-grade summer camp. Because that favorite baris ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Five things to do for $5 this Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is about honoring fallen soldiers, but it's also about enjoying good company, getting out of work, and firing up the grill. If you don't have a backyard to go to this year, we've got five events this Monday that won't cost you more than a five-spot, from a free barbecue to a rubber duck ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, March 30-April 1, 2012

    Just because you're scrambling to get the rent together this weekend doesn't mean you have to stay inside and mope. From a vegan prom to a Mexican wrestling-themed dance party, we've got everything to do this weekend all in one place, and for under $10. So go out and enjoy the sun, check out some of ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.

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    February 17, 2011

    Prefuse 73, The Hood Internet and more: Your Artopia 2011 music schedule

    Photo: Mattie StaffordThe Hood Internet perform in June in Minneapolis. See more photos.​Artopia, Westword's annual "biggest, greatest, most poppin' ass art party of the year," goes down on Saturday night. A highlight this year as always is the musical talent, so we've parsed down the full sch ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Sid Pink is the real Undercover Boss

    ​ Did you catch Undercover Boss staring Bryan Bedford, the CEO of Frontier Airlines? No? Yeah, can't say we blame you. The show, which premiered with a fairly promising premise, has quickly devolved into a one-dimensional series with almost Real World-worthy typecasting. Each of the boilerpla ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Seraphim Shock in top form at Gothic Theatre over the weekend

    Tom MurphySeraphim Shock's Charles Edward looked like a vampire superhero turned pop star.​ SERAPHIM SHOCK The Siren Project • Lola Black 08.27.10 | Gothic Theatre, Englewood Used to be you could count on the opening bands at a Seraphim Shock show to be pretty awful. But in the last severa ... More >>

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    July 25, 2010

    UMS Night Three Travelogue: Light Travels Faster at TS Board Shop, Murder Pinchers at 3 Kings Tavern and more

    Tom MurphyThe Murder Pinchers at 3 Kings Tavern​ UMS Travelogue, Night Thee 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway The TS Board Shop stage was really an augmented version of the truck that Jeremy Gregory of Bands for Lands and The Construct uses to put on shows anywhere and everywhere. This ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Tonight: Santa and his naughty elves at Rockbar

    That eggnog will getcha​Here comes Santa Claus...right down Rockbar's lane. Rockbar is hosting its first ugly Xmas sweater party tonight. And guess who's in town? You got it. Jolly old Saint Nick will make an appearance, and he's bringing....well, backup. "Naughty elves" (and if you've ever b ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    The George Lucas Poetry Slam was just as nerdy -- and just as awesome -- as expected

    My experience with poetry slams is almost nonexistent, so someone tell me: Do most poetry slams feature awkward rap battles between goofy white guys named Lando Calrhymian and MC ChewRocka, meditation on Gungan penis, and appearances by a a marching band led by Boba Fett? Because the George Lucas ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Former Machine Gun Blues frontman's luchador debut Saturday, June 27

    You're looking at the first image of Wall Street -- the ref-bribing, match-fixing, gabacho jerkoff alter ego of former Machine Gun Blues frontman Aaron Collins. As reported here not so long ago (see the original blog here), Collins has turned his years of of experience abusing his body to a new caus ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Former Machine Gun Blues singer to enter the ring as a luchador

    Photo by Cory Casciato The late, lamented Machine Gun Blues was a band known not only for its raucous, high-energy rock and roll but for the intensely theatrical and physical performances of its frontman Aaron Collins, who would get naked, throw himself around the stage, often careening into the aud ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Lotsa Lucha

    It's Mexican fight night!

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    December 11, 2008

    Pirate radio station KBFR back in Boulder

    Unlicensed radio broadcasts, popularly referred to as pirate radio, come and go by necessity. Stations surface only to disappear without notice, generally because operators get information that the authorities are closing in or the Federal Communications Commission has physically pulled the plug and ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    B.Side Lounge

    Maybe size does count.

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    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Seraphim Shock, Bad Luck City and the Mansfields @ the Gothic Theatre

    Photo by Tom Murphy. Seraphim Shock, Bad Luck City and the Mansfields Friday, June 13, 2008 Gothic Theatre Better Than: Most of the Seraphim Shock line-ups I’ve seen. Even though Sid Pink didn’t, as is customary, host this show – which meant no “Think Pink” game show in between sets -- ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    Monday Morning Hang Over

    I'm no meteorologist, but I do know this: it was really, really cold out this weekend. We would have more for you this morning, my fellow Denverites, but several of us, after having bundled up to head out to enjoy the amazing culture of this town, decided that the roads were just too slick to ventur ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2005


    Deproduction has a plan to save public-access TV in Denver. Good luck.

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    October 13, 2005

    Midnight Mayhem

    Sid Pink delivers a riot.

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    July 28, 2005

    World War Spree

    The raunchy future is now at Way Beyond Thunderdome.

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    July 14, 2005

    Just Horsing Around

    The Denver Polo Classic downplays snob appeal.

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    March 31, 2005

    In Vaud We Trust

    Kings of the road show return.

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    March 17, 2005

    Home on the Range

    Tales of life in the Mile High City.

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    February 10, 2005

    Talking Shop

    Shop to her heart's content.

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    December 23, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 23, 2004

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    December 9, 2004

    Religious Rite

    Denver's Christmas display could use a new coat of hay.

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    December 2, 2004

    Angels in the City

    East High gets booked

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    September 30, 2004

    Off Limits

    A smokin' deal

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    September 23, 2004

    Kick In

    The Commish and pals want you to play along

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    The Beatdown

    The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.

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    July 3, 2003

    The Beatdown

    The lowdown on the Music Showcase awards.

  • Music

    June 27, 2002


    Sid Pink makes the audience see red as Westword Music Showcase Awards winners are announced.

  • Music

    June 13, 2002


    Music everywhere: Music Lowdown 2002 and the Westword Music Showcase covered both the recording industry and live, in-the-flesh performances.

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    June 22, 2000


    If you're bringing something back, why not burlesque?

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