Sunset Strip

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Robin Williams, R.I.P.: Remembering the Man Who Brought Ork to Boulder

    Long before the JonBenet Ramsey house began its reign as the best known residence in Boulder (for tragic reasons), the home most visitors wanted to drive past was the one at 1619 Pine Street, which appeared in the credit sequence and most episodes of Mork and Mindy, the iconic '70s/'80s sitcom nomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    The 10 best thrash metal bands

    Thrash metal flayed disco Kiss before binging on high speed guitars, rapid double bass drum and foul lyrics. The emergence of thrash in the early '80s poked fun at a hardcore fan base of metal historians worshiping at the alter of loud and slow. These thrash bands did the world a favor and took meta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    The ten best Christian metal bands of all time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    The fifteen best hair metal bands of all time

    Before grunge scrubbed the smeared makeup off of the face of hair metal and trimmed its flowing locks, an endless parade of longhaired dudes did their level best to destroy the ozone layer, fueled by a steady diet of sex, drugs, rock and roll. Oh, and, well, depending on the band, more sex and lots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Ten most common metal subgenres examined

    Keeping track of metal and all its subgenres can often be a confusing and frustrating. Classic and thrash metal are at the center of the metal universe, while various other styles are major and minor constellations radiating manic energy. Sorting through the subgenres can be a tedious task. Thus why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The ten horniest metal bands

    Getting laid is one of the perks of the trade. Guys form bands with the sole goal of getting their bananas peeled. Most metal dudes are satisfied with groupies every night, but some just can't get enough of the jiggly bits and the furry monsters, so they end up singing about sex on top of that. That ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013
  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Thee Dang Dangs

    Stone Coast

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25

    See Also: - Remembering Randy Rhodes thirty years after his tragic death -The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 -The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 -Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced turns 45 In the early 1980s, a red-haired, Midwestern boy named William Bailey stepped off a bus in New Y ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012
  • Film

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Lisa Law flashes on the Sixties tonight at the Byers-Evans House Gallery

    Photographer Lisa Law didn't just take pictures of the young Bob Dylan. She was also his cook and masseuse, and she hung out with him in L.A. when he roomed in the "Castle" where she then also lived. Her personal involvement with the artists she shot is the real legacy of her life's work; Denver wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Looking back on Lionize: When hair metal reigned supreme in the Mile High City

    Welcome to Memory Lane Monday, our latest feature in which we fire up the Hot Tub Time Machine and spotlight a band from the bursting annals of bygone Denver music. This week: Lionize, a band we used to catch once upon a time when we were underage at Sonesta in Thornton. ​In the hedonistic he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Tonight: Steel Panther at the Bluebird

    ​What if, in a perfect world, the music genre you love the most was the only one in existence and lived on forever? Steel Panther imagines this to be true, and tonight the glammish four-piece brings a full-on heavy metal throwback show to Denver. The best part? Steel Panther isn't just a tribu ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011


    Thursday, February 24, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Sleigh Bells and Bruno Mars top our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    My moment with John Hughes

    John Hughes.​When news broke yesterday about the death of director John Hughes at age 59, I couldn't help thinking back on my brief encounter with the maker of iconic '80s teen flicks such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The year was 1985, and I was living ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    How I missed my chance to see Michael Jackson live

    An image from the Jacksons' 1984 Victory tour. Regrets: I've had a few. And one of them is not going to see Michael Jackson in concert when I had free tickets to do so. The year was 1984, and to make money while attending UCLA, I worked at the famous (and now long gone) Tower Records branch on L.A ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Q&A with Elvis Perkins

    Not surprisingly, the leader of Elvis Perkins in Dearland (a band headlining the hi-dive on Friday, May 8) is none other than Elvis Perkins, a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth and gravitas. Find out for yourself by reading the following Q&A, conducted for the Westword feature "Elvis Perkins Tries ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Q&A with Aaron Howell of Forth Yeer Freshman

    Sarah BogerSpeaking with Aaron Howell, the frontman of Forth Yeer Freshman, is a lot like listening to his band's music: the things he says are generally over the top and somewhat ludicrous, yet you get the sense that there's a certain amount of earnestness attached to his sentiments. In advance of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008
  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    Motley Crue

    Sunday, July 27, Fiddler's Green, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Poultrygeist and the PleasuresDudes, Part Four

    The PleasuresDudes, Denver's way-past-prime-time adult TV celebs, were invited to work the green carpet last weekend at the Los Angeles premiere of Poultrygeist. See their slideshow here; their upclose and personal account of the green-carpet capers continues below (read part one here): We finall ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Flawed Gold

    Find beauty in Melanie Smith's new installation at the Lab.

  • Music

    February 1, 2007


    Monday, February 5, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006
  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Deep Doo-doo

    The only thing this heist movie steals is your time and money.

  • Music

    June 8, 2006


    Wednesday, June 14, Grimm Reaper, 303-288-3030.

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    I See Hawks in L.A.

    California Country (Western Seeds)

  • Dining

    September 23, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Baja Cantina

  • Music

    July 22, 2004


    Vince Neil

  • Music

    May 13, 2004


    Tommy Lee

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    The Next Stage

    Home from Hollywood, José Mercado is putting on a show ­ and showing Denver what North kids can do.

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Lost in cyberspace

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Freak Show

    This band doesn't take rock and roll for granted.

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for an ass-kicking.

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Pickin' Up the Pieces

    Richie Furay found something unexpected on his way to country-rock stardom: salvation.

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Brian's Song

    Listening to the distant echoes of a pop-rock genius.

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Comic Relief

    The Original Kings of Comedy stars some very black humor.

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • Music

    February 11, 1999

    Skull Session

    Skull Flux kicks the breakup bug and lives to rock another day.

  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    Yesterday and Today

    What the years have done to the Who.

  • Music

    August 15, 1996
  • Music

    May 2, 1996

    Dulli Noted

    The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli, in black, white and gray.