In a world where you can buy a Dead Kennedys T-shirt at Urban Outfitters, the "punk" label has lost some of its ability to describe anything at all. We spent the past couple of months going to the shows that still embody the genre's original spirit, the ones that now define themselves as DIY and cer ... More >>
You really, really don't want to have the reputation of being the worst Halloween candy-giving house on the block. So don't hand out Tootsie Rolls, candy corn or those nefarious orange-and-black-wrapped chewy things. And don't even think about gifting trick-or-treaters with shwag like toothbrushes o ... More >>
Tonight at Red Rocks, Furthur kicks off its highly anticipated four-night run. The band just announced a touring hiatus after its Mexico run in January, so you definitely won't want to miss these shows. Like the Dead, Furthur attracts followers are unfailingly devout, all of whom you can meet and gr ... More >>
If there were ever businesses open to the public even though the public clearly didn't want them to be, they'd have to be the few remaining Blockbuster Video stores that have limped along through the last five or six years. With a selection of ten DVDs from the 1990s and a three-year-old expired pac ... More >>
Theresa Mercado's Cruel Season series -- Cruel Summer, Cruel Autumn and Cruel Winter -- is a labor of love. The horror movie fiend launched the series last year and has slowly grown it via word of mouth, as fans tell their friends about her killer film selections and handmade souvenirs. The latest i ... More >>
This weekend Denver's funny business will mark a significant milestone with the High Plains Comedy Festival. While the scene has put together a handful of notable comedy fests over the years with Laugh Track and the Fine Gentleman's Club's Too Much Funstival, High Plains will be the first nationally ... More >>
Most identical twins will go to great lengths to convince you that while they may look the same, inside they are very different. But while the Sklar Brothers actually looked quite different at Comedy Works on Friday night -- with Randy in plaid shirt and beard, and Jason in black tie and grandpa gla ... More >>
Editor's note: Artist Charlie Boots, aka Aaron Mulligan, represents the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his residency, he and his fashion-designing counterpart will be reporting from the real world via Show and Tell, as they learn the ropes from studio ment ... More >>
Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com This is part one of my chef interview with Drew Archer, from TAG Burger Bar. Tune in tomorrow for part two of my interview with Archer. The first thing that emerges from the kitchen is a heap of french fries: ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, CEO Franklin Sain was arrested over threatening e-mails to state rep and gun-control advocate Rhonda Fields; see examples below. (Warning: They're explicit.) The firm for which Sain works has now suspended him, but that's not enough for the region's NAACP affiliate. The org ... More >>
What a dazzling display of women's wear we witnessed in 2012! The spectrum of stylish females is wide and varied in Denver: from servers to fashion designers, makeup artists to comics. Keep reading for the most memorable looks we spotted in 2012, as well as the stories of the ladies who pulled these ... More >>
While many people march to the beat of a different drummer, some create their own rhythm. Such is the case with Precious Hill, who is in two bands, Lunar Fire and Inti, and whose own music creates the soundtrack for her life. We stumbled on Hill in Uptown, and immediately responded to her vibrant, c ... More >>
I thought the Freestyle Coke machines and touch-screen, meal-ordering systems that keep popping up in restaurants were going to be all the unmanned, automated, de-humanizing product-offering and/or dispensing machines out there for a while. Nope. After finding a "Freeosk" that dispensed Rice Krisp ... More >>
Yesterday, an Internal Affairs Review Panel was set to issue findings regarding Boulder Police officer Christian McCracken, charged with attempted first-degree murder in a case that allegedly involved him stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend. McCracken apparently realized the results wouldn't be ... More >>
Whenever there's a shocking example of firearm mayhem like the shootings at the Aurora Century 16 theater, it doesn't take long for those on either side of the pistol-availability argument to start trying to make ideological points. Prime examples: Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, who wondered wh ... More >>
This month's roundup of mug shots from our crime archive includes more women than usual (five), plus two shots of suspects (one a priest accused of abuse, the other a woman convicted of torturing a toddler) fitted with an oxygen breathing tube. See them all below, and be sure to click on the links o ... More >>
Update: The troubles faced by head-injured Boulder Police officer Christian McCracken continue to mount. Now, in addition to charges (including attempted first-degree murder) related to his alleged stalking of a Boulder dispatcher, he's facing drug allegations related to Schedule III narcotics conc ... More >>
It's pretend summer in Colorado! You know, that time of year (read: every single month) when it gets up to 80-plus degrees for a few days, long enough to make you forget that it's probably going to still snow-out your cousin's wedding in June? Last week, when we experienced one of those first gorgeo ... More >>
In this week's behind the bar interview, Colt & Gray's Kevin Burke weighs in on how he started bartending, his favorite spot to blind taste spirits and the Mustache Series.
Looks like the titular curse in Hindershot's new tune "Curse Us All" has a lot to do with getting messy. That's judging from the new music video for the title track from the band's new EP that's set for release this weekend (read our full Q&A with frontman Stuart Confer). Filmed and edited by Evan ... More >>
I met Cannasseur manager Matt Berger briefly a few months ago at a party, which would normally put a shop out of the running for a review, since I try and keep it anonymous. But after seeing the level of chronic coming out of their store, it seemed wrong not to tell folks about this place.
I hate goodbyesAdvertising is an expression of the culture in which it exists. It is a reflection of ourselves through the lens of very intelligent people whose job it is to know more about our inner psychology than any of us want to admit. Turns out that psychology degree was not a waste of ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray WARLOCK PINCHERS with Il Cattivo 12.31.10 | Gothic Theater Around 9 p.m., the safety videos started up and it looked and sounded like something straight out of Wonder Showzen. Puppets and people in a gorilla and a robot costume interacted as they would on a warped, faux kids ... More >>
Lori Midson Up until today, I'd never met a chile challenge that blistered me into submission. Hell, I can pop habanero chiles in my mouth like they're Skittles. But the lobito agua chiles challenge at Colorado Steakhouse & Mexican Grill, which opened on Friday, April 16 at 11961 Bradburn Bouleva ... More >>
Breathe Carolina Warped Tour Invesco Field at Mile High August 9, 2009 Fifteen years down the line, the Warped Tour, which took over the asphalt surrounding Invesco Field on Sunday, has a well-established formula: lots of bands (around seventy in Denver), most of them falling into the pop-pu ... More >>
Liz Kellermeyer Summertime is smoothie season, and these gems beckoned to us from a dusty Big Lots shelf, hinting at a world of cool refreshment. Okay, so we're not quite naive enough to believe that some off-flavor Skittles could possibly offer us much more than a lurking sense of disappointment; e ... More >>
Photo by Liz KellermanThis guy knows his way around a wiener. Look at all those buns. Today in Cafe Society: • Denver's hot dog champ chomp. • Follow the smoke and Steven Raichlen to BBQ University at the Broadmoor. • Video: How to make a John Lennon Latte. • Icehouse Tavern has an opening ... More >>
A year ago, we came to you with a simple pink maltball that tasted like Barbie, and the Candy Girls were born. In addition to this momentous anniversary, Aubrey has even bigger news to commemorate with the birth of her baby boy last night! What better way to celebrate the concurre ... More >>
Even though Chocolate Mix Skittles have been out for awhile, I haven't had the opportunity or inclination to give them a whirl. Why? Because chocolate Skittles seem wrong in the same way chocolate jelly beans seem wrong. What's good about chocolate and good about Skittles are two entirely diffe ... More >>
This morning at the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, a group is recapping the DNC's Lean 'N Green program, and starting the discussion on where the project goes from here. Among the talking points: "Lessons learned." First lesson: Do not send a bossy press release announcing a Lean 'N' G ... More >>
They love us, they love us not. They love us, they love us not.
It’s not easy being green. Not much fun, either. Although restaurants specializing in good, healthy food abound in Denver, and many chefs focus on using local products whenever possible, the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee has a way of sucking all the flavor out of a concept with its bossy, ... More >>
A great time at Old Tyme.
China's most expensive film looks lovely but feels empty.
The late-night boozer exhales humor.
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