Since immigrating from Russia in 1992, Ivan Ovchinnikov -- better known by his stage name, Scum -- has grown into one of the best-selling horrorcore artists in the country, through relentless touring and with Lyrikal Snuff Productions, the label he founded more than a decade ago. In that time, Scum ... More >>
Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't merely perform somebody else's music; rather, they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. This is especially true of this week's cover band, Under a Bl ... More >>
After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>
Stay Tuned, the outfit formerly known as MainLine, is preparing to hit the road in the next few weeks, taking advantage of the $3000 Western States Arts Federation Independent Music on Tour grant Mane Rok was awarded last year. What makes this jaunt particularly noteworthy, beside the fact that loca ... More >>
Last spring, we told you about the arrest of Andrew Simpson, who was thought to have visited a bar and been on a quest to buy pot when his car struck Masoud Bahramisasharif, a DU student walking his bike in a crosswalk. Now the boom has been lowered on Simpson in a big way: He faces up to eighteen y ... More >>
While the passage of Amendment 64 has received national and even international attention (via Mexico president Felipe Calderon's comments about his nation's pot policy in A64's wake), much of the mainstream media's coverage has been less than thoughtful. But as usual, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is an exc ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
Yet another out-of-state brewery will test the Colorado waters in a few weeks, but this one has the backing of someone who knows how to run the rapids. No-Li Brewhouse from Spokane, Washington, plans to sell four of its beers in bomber bottles and possibly on tap here starting in mid-September as p ... 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 (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 >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
Just before the holidays, the Fray offered another peek of its upcoming album, Scars & Stories, the follow-up to the act's eponymous sophomore release from 2009. While the record's first single, "Heartbeat," debuted this past October and has already charted, the Denver-based quartet recently ... More >>
We know it's kind of torturous of us to keep showing you the new trailers for this year's forthcoming ski and snowboard porn in the middle of July, but we just can't help ourselves. Keystone and Breckenridge get some love in The Grand Bizarre, this year's film from Poor Boyz Productions, whic ... More >>
A 2009 weed bust.U.S. Attorney John Walsh's letter objecting to elements of HB 1043, a bill meant to clean up parts of last year's medical marijuana rules, has alarmed activists and confused legislators like Senator Pat Steadman, the measure's co-sponsor. Could dispensary raids like those tak ... More >>
Big image below.In October at the Loveland Museum/Gallery, Montana trucker Kathleen Folden attacked Enrique Chagoya's "The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals" with a crowbar because of a panel that appears to depict Jesus receiving oral sex -- an act for which she was given eighteen-months p ... More >>
UFO Phil.Think you're good at suspending disbelief? The latest story from Phil Hill, aka UFO Phil, will put you to the test. The vigorous self-promoter, who says he's been abducted by aliens "my whole life," now has a plan to generate free electricity for all by building a giant pyramid on P ... More >>
Hey, what do you know? Performing at the Showcase can actually be beneficial to your career. Well, so to speak. In a roundabout way, playing at the Showcase helped the men of Boldtype land an opening slot on the upcoming Guttermouth tour. Well, it sealed the deal, anyway. We'll let drummer Ma ... More >>
Ty Gregorak.On Friday, we told you about Ty Gregorak, the first-ever Shmuck of the Week designate to ever be de-Shmuckified -- thanks to charges against the former CU Buff involving the theft and return of a strip-club bouncer's gun being dropped by the Boulder District Attorney's Office. Ac ... More >>
Stan Garnett's playing hardball.In an April post announcing his intention to challenge Colorado Attorney General John Suthers at the polls this November, Boulder district attorney Stan Garnett focused on issues like watching out for consumers, championing the environment and crafting a workab ... More >>
Ritter's rooting for Matt Bouldin.With March Madness getting underway in earnest today (we don't count the play-in game), plenty of politicos are displaying hometown or home-state pride by touting the chances of local teams. That's not really an option this year for Governor Bill Ritter -- b ... More >>
Brandi Carlile clearly has a thing for Colorado singer-songwriters. That's what we gather anyhow from her choice of tour companions. Former Boulderite, Katie Herzig, who's hanging her hat in Nashville these days, has been tapped to open nine dates for Carlile starting with a gig at the Knitting Fact ... More >>
When Southwest Airlines made its run at purchasing Frontier Airlines this past month, a number of industry observers speculated that it was doing so because Frontier was kicking its ass in Denver. But just because Southwest eventually lost out to underdog Republic Airways Holdings in the Fron ... More >>
Dr. Warren Hern just keeps making headlines -- whether he wants them or not. For decades, he's practiced behind bulletproof glass at his Boulder clinic, occasionally attracting the attention of publications ranging from Westword (you can read one of our profiles here) to the current edition o ... More >>
Warren Hern, in an image from a Boulder Daily Camera video.As Patricia Calhoun pointed out earlier this morning, Boulder's Warren Hern, the last practitioner in the U.S. still doing late-term abortions, was the subject of a death threat by a Spokane, Washington, man, Donald Hertz, mere weeks ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
Athletic skill seldom waits for developmental maturity to blossom. It's obvious from the beginning, as is demonstrated by the case of Matt Bouldin. A few years back, my wife was an assistant principal of St. Thomas More School, a K-8 facility that's in the Archdiocese of Denver system, and she remem ... 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 >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
In the May 22 Message column, Rocky Mountain News cartoonist Ed Stein (pictured) discusses his decision to end "Denver Square," his long-running local comic strip -- and while he declines to talk about specific plans for future projects, Rocky editor/publisher/president John Temple hints that they'l ... More >>
Meet Danny Vegas, the Sin City showman the Killers love.
I had to be dragged to dinner at Guadalajara. Hours later, I had to be dragged away.
Fray as you go.
Saturday, April 16, Bender's 13th Avenue Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Colorado's becoming a mecca for skateboarders. But for the best parks, you'd better head for the hills.
If one schnauzer is nice, what's wrong with 150?
Old Time Relijun puts a new spin on ancient sounds.
Colorado filmmaking is alive and well
Native American author Sherman Alexie is breaking down stereotypes.
Words to Stir the Soul: Readings From the American West
With the imminent release of The Phantom Menace, Fantastic Media prepares to blast off.
A gem of a story about diamond mines--real and fake!
Sometime Kingston Trio member Bob Haworth has another gig--as the King of Fun.