Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week, I'll ... More >>
Over the years, there have been plenty of Christian metal bands playing in a variety of styles, from death metal to metalcore to '80s metal. Some artists in this realm often wish critics and fans would focus less the religious aspect -- claiming it detracts from the music -- while others embrace the ... More >>
We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died. At this writing, the circumstances of Fey's death have not been made public, but he has been ill of late. His personal Facebook page features a March 11 post that reads, "I am hap ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... More >>
After a five-year run as Sutra, the space at 1109 Lincoln Street, once known as the Donkey Den, is closed for remodeling. If you've driven by, you've probably noticed that the place has received a fresh new coat of black and yellow paint. There's a good reason for that, and it has nothing to do with ... More >>
Oh, Tim Tebow, how we are going to miss him. It's hard to believe it's been only a little over two years since he began turning professional football into a platform for religious expression. Now that Tebowmania is officially coming to an end in Denver, we thought it would be fitting to honor the ma ... More >>
patboonemeats.com launches November 1, so this photo will have to do for now, Boone fans.Pat Boone, that icon of pure American goodness, has partnered up with a Colorado Springs company on a line of Pat Boone All-American Meats and will start selling his "delicious, tender, juicy, USDA, hand- ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
Stryper arrived on the metal scene in 1984, clad in yellow and black spandex, and quickly became major players in the exploding melodic hard rock scene. The foursome played catchy tunes and won the ears of millions of listeners, but what stood out most and invited controversy, was the band's clea ... More >>
Welcome to the first installment of Westword's Spiral podcast. This week, Love Me Destroyer's Scooter James gets in touch with his acoustic side and proclaims his love for Stryper. Download the episode here, or listen to the stream below.
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After thirty years, Barry Fey is stepping down. Sort of.