This year marks the 36th opening night for the Denver Film Festival, and like the previous 35, last night's kickoff event took place against a backdrop of glitter, glamour and anticipation. And if director Jason Reitman's Labor Day, which unspooled at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House before many of th ... More >>
The entertainment industry, with its long-established allergy to new ideas, often mines the bestseller list for source material. Studios are more likely greenlight a scary story after it has been officially vetted by the reading public, and less likely to interfere with a proven earner. In horror ci ... More >>
The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase -- affectionately known otherwise as the hottest party of the summer -- is here! This year's Showcase features more than 150 artists performing on sixteen different stages. In addition to the usual must-see local acts, we've got a killer roster of headli ... More >>
Despite the growing trend against cannabis use at the start of the last century, certain ethnic groups without any stigma were using cannabis as a medical herb. Among these early medical marijuana fans were the Swedes, of which there was a sizable Colorado population in the 1890s. This find from an ... More >>
Assuming you still have some gas left in the tank after seeing Widespread Panic at the Rocks, Cervantes' is hosting the Rocky Mountain Power Jam. The post-show hootenanny features an all-star cast of players, including Colonel Bruce Hampton of Aquarium Rescue Unit, George Porter Jr. of the Meters, E ... More >>
DEAD PREZ @ THE ORIENTAL THEATER |1/18/13 There was a salient theme throughout the night, across the sets of most of the acts, and that was a message of being healthy, both physically and mentally. "Healthy is the new gangsta," said stic.man of dead prez near the middle part of the show, just befor ... More >>
Patrik Landberg Charcoal 43 West Ninth Avenue 303-454-0000 www.charcoaldining.com This is part two of my interview with Patrik Landberg, exec chef of Charcoal. Part one of our conversation ran in this space yesterday. Best thing about cooking in Denver: We're on the cusp of being a bona fide foo ... More >>
This is part one of my interview with Patrik Landberg, exec chef of Charcoal. Part two of our conversation will run in this space tomorrow. Patrik Landberg Charcoal 43 West Ninth Avenue 303-454-0000 www.charcoaldining.com Patrik Landberg had no choice: It was either learn how to cook or succumb ... More >>
Charlie Murphy is returning to Denver with Charlie Murphy's Acid Trip Tour for a three day stint at the Comedy Works in Larimer Square. Westword recently spoke with Murphy to see what he enjoys most about comedy.
In late 2010, Susan Greene resigned from the Denver Post after learning her column had been canceled. She later wrote a Huffington Post piece that compared working for the paper to Stockholm syndrome. And since then? She's spent much of her time putting together "The Gray Box," a moving project made ... More >>
Update: The Cheeky Monk is also celebrating Canned Craft Beer Day at its Colfax and Westminster locations. Try two canned beers from Belgium, Wittekerke and Bavik Pils ($5), along with Maui Coconut Porter, Avery IPA and Ska True Blonde ($4). The canned craft beer revolution began ten years ago in L ... More >>
Sunnyside-up cat is posed over-easy. Careful inspection of Denver's Missing Cat and Found Kitty posters reveal hidden clues about a pussy's private life. The sideways glare of the "found kitty" pictured above hints that the pose may be forced, and that the finders are more interested in ranso ... More >>
What happened to Ed?The media coverage of the upcoming ten year anniversary of 9/11 has focused on the terrorist strikes and their aftermath. But what would the big stories in Denver have been if the attacks never happened? Look below at the lost top ten from the day before the tragedy, and ... More >>
Proud to be an American.This week gets off to a strong start with Something on a Stick Day, a holiday dedicated to that great American pursuit of putting food on sticks before eating it -- well, actually, the Middle East probably got the jump on this one with their kebabs and whatnot, but did ... More >>
Adele's new album 21, released last week on Columbia, debuted in the number one spots at both Twist & Shout and Independent Records, while coming in third at Albums on the Hill. Stockholm Syndrome, meanwhile, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with its latest, Apollo, released Februar ... More >>
PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, released last week on Vagrant, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and claimed the sixth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 20. The Drive-By Truckers, meanwhile, debuted at number one at Albums with their latest effort Go-Go Boots, also relea ... More >>
Susan Greene.Update below: Susan Greene resigned from the Denver Post late last year after being told her column would be canceled -- and while she was clearly saddened by the circumstances of her departure, she had only positive things to say about colleagues and didn't criticize the paper a ... More >>
It was avery slow week for concert announcements, which usually happens around this time of year, but there were a few new shows added. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux returns to the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, April 13. General admission ($30) and reserved ($40-$47.50) tickets go on sale nex ... More >>
After hitting South Africa and Australia in December and January, legendary hip-hop act Public Enemy makes its way to the Ogden Theatre for a co-headlining bill with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on Saturday, February 19. Jurrasic 5's Chali 2na opens the show. Tickets ($25) for the 16 and over ... More >>
Kate LevyMatthew Bellamy of Muse MUSE With Passion Pit 10.02.10 | Pepsi Center Pinpointing Muse's primary, uh, muse is neither difficult - if you said Bends/OK Computer-era Radiohead, give yourself a gold star -- nor particularly insightful to point out at this juncture. It's an old knock. Just th ... More >>
Crowded House, whose new album Intriguer hits stores today, visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, September 9. Intriguer, the band's follow-up to 2007's Time on Earth, will also be released as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes a bonus DVD. Tickets ($39.50 advance, $45 day of show) ... More >>
Band of Horses recently finished recording a new album, Night Rainbow, which the act has been playing songs from at shows since. While there's still no word on when the disc will be issued, chances are better than good that the band will be playing new material when it hits the Fox Theatre on Monday ... More >>
Lori MidsonAccording to owner Andrew Casalini, Satchel's Market, his Park Hill restaurant at 5021 East 28th Avenue, is taking on a new chef by the name of Jens Patrik Landburg. A native Swede who began his culinary career at 15 in Stockholm, Landburg made his way to Denver by way of Greece, F ... More >>
After a killer two-night stint at the Ogden Theatre last year, the hip-hop duo Atmosphere returns will return to these parts Friday, August 15, when the pair headlines Red Rocks. The British group Bat For Lashes, who mezmorized folks at the Larimer Lounge in 2007, will play the Bluebird this time ar ... More >>
The Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums of 2006.
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Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons celebrate ten years of being bad.
Sparrow should be grounded.
Monk 'Round the World (Hyena Records)
Friday, August 6, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
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As the Olympics begin, glory looks certain for America's golden hockey girls.
Together is a bittersweet look at '70s commune life...in Sweden.
Denise Thomas is accused of trying to sell her adopted Russian daughter -- but the girl had been bought and sold all along.
The Hellacopters are ready to take off.
A BOULDER BIOTECH FIRM BATTLES THE FDA BUREAUCRACY.