It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... More >>
Great art does not always move units. Case in point: The Stooges' 1973 album, Raw Power, was a complete flop commercially. But, as with the story about the Velvet Underground, it seems that everyone who did buy it must have been inspired to start a band, because forty years after its initial release ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the fourteenth annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center, 4400 East Kentucky Avenue, tonight from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The fundraiser features more than twenty local restaurants, and participating che ... More >>
Craft brews were the big draw at last month's Great American Beer Festival, but a portion of the beer bonanza was also devoted to beer-and-food pairings, which, in the last few years, have become more and more frequent, and while there are a fair share of cynic oenophiles who will insist that wine - ... More >>
Some cuisines are easier to pair with beers than others. Mom's brisket, for instance, works really well with a big stout, while a platter of garlicky mussels is going to play nicely off a Belgian saison. IPAs work with fried pub fare, like onion rings and fish 'n' chips, while spicy Mexican food is ... More >>
The National Theatre Conservatory -- a training ground for young actors, and one of the jewels of the Denver Performing Arts Complex -- is closing its doors after more than 25 years. As a parting gift, the last crop of graduating students will offer showcase performances of Fahrenheit 451, which ope ... More >>
In the history of rock there has never been a greater example of media manipulation than the Sex Pistols. From the Stones refusing to wear a tie to Bowie claiming he was gay to Ozzy biting the head off a dove, press savvy rockers have been tricking the media into endless headline coverage as long as ... More >>
Alex Cox, who wrote and directed cult favorites like Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, is joining CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall and will teach screenwriting and film production, as the Daily Camera reported. Cox, who grew up England, studied film at UCLA, then lived in Mexico and Spain ... More >>
Dan Maes.Last Wednesday, Alan Prendergast wrote about a potential fine against Dan Maes for campaign-finance violations involving mileage reimbursements. The penalties could have exceeded $27,000, but Maes bargained down to $17,500. And now, according to him, it's all over. Or so he would li ... More >>
THE MAGIC MICE NOMINATED IN INDIE POP 1:00-1:45 P.M., BAR STANDARD Personnel: Aaron Betcher; Tyler Wilcox; Chad Peterson; Charli White; Steve Jones Download or stream "Stormcoated" after the jump.
Be there or be square!
Thank God for Astronauts
Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.
Jason Ringenberg embraces his title as alt country's architect.
Never mind the rumors; here's the Sex Pistols.
From the week of March 30
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.