As the holiday season approaches, the entertainment calendar for the month holds a cornucopia of comic delights in store for local giggle gobblers. Sidling up to a table richly dressed with top notch performers, local comedy fans will be heartily stuffed and belly-sore by the month's end. With optio ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Magnetic Attraction," tells the tale of Zen Magnets, a Denver company founded in 2009 by University of Colorado grad Shihan Qu. The company sells -- you guessed it -- magnets. But these aren't just any magnets. They're tiny, high-powered spherical magnets that can be used ... More >>
Six years and hundreds of rides since its inception, Denver weekly bicycle meet-up, Loops, is bigger and better than ever. The free group ride meets every Tuesday rain or shine for a nighttime ride around the city, and organizer Broox Pulford says that as Denver's population grows, so does the inter ... More >>
While their Christian brethren gathered in churches and around the tree with family and friends on Christmas Eve, Denver's young professional Jewish community came out to party at Heebonism 2013, which also served as the first big event to show off the newly renovated and renamed 1UP Colfax. Photogr ... More >>
When news broke last year that Earl Moore had been charged with a single count of arson for placing an explosive device in Southwest Plaza mall on the anniversary of the attack on nearby Columbine High School, locals feared he'd receive relatively light punishment. But no: Moore has been sentenced t ... More >>
RJD2 @ BLUEBIRD THEAER | 1/27/12Is it just us, or does RJD2 look more like R2D2 every time we see him? Last night, when he took to the small, technology-overwhelmed stage of the Bluebird, the DJ/producer was barely recognizable behind a Daft Punk-style robot mask and the sound effects box strapped t ... More >>
Can your five-year-old make a kick-ass game? You know, write the story, create the assets, record the voice-over and record some of the music? We didn't think so, but Ryan Creighton's daughter Cassie can, and it's called Sissy's Magic Ponycorn Adventure. It's a magical adventure about a ponyc ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: At 2 p.m. this afternoon, Earl Albert Moore is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Denver to be advised of the charges against him in relation to an attempted bombing at Southwest Plaza mall on the twelfth anniversary of the shootings at nearby Columbine High ... More >>
Ever since zombies started taking over, ninjas have been getting a bum rap on the game front. Thankfully, Adult Swim Games is around to latch onto these types of things, which is where House of Dead Ninjas comes from. It's a simple, clever and addictive game.
New releases are an excellent option for holiday gifts, because unless you're out shopping for someone who buys, rather literally, everything the day of release, you can almost be guaranteed that it's something they don't already have. We've got a good wide-ranging selection of stuff this wee ... More >>
Eric GruneisenLotus LOTUS With Infected Mushroom 11.06.10 | Fillmore Auditorium I arrived at the Fillmore a little early to make sure I didn't miss a beat of Infected Mushroom, an act whose shows I've damaged many pairs of dancing shoes at over the years. Founders Erez Eizen and Amit Duvdev ... More >>
Weirdest thing: It was just the other day that we were thinking, "Man, the world needs more hip-hop-inflected tunes that use video game samples for the beats and video game metaphors to explain life." And then today, guess what we find? Yep, that exact thing. Coincidence?
Today's Song of the Day pushes every nerd button in our nerdy little hearts -- and that's a lot of nerd. The song is 8-bit infused hip-hop with a clever MC who drops lines about classic gaming, smoking weed and even name checks Colorado. His style is a little bit Del tha Funky Homo Sapien, which w ... More >>
I've never been a fan of the Talking Heads -- and I mean that in the most endearing way possible. Even as a kid I figured David Byrne was a pretentious turd, hell-bent on proving something. Which, at the time I wasn't particularly fond of. That said, as a pretentious turd myself, I randomly ... More >>
The Retro Game Championship will get your joystick buzzing.
Photo: Tom Murphy Uncle Monsterface being benevolently, psychotically surreal. Harry and the Potters, Uncle Monsterface and Math the Band Monday, July 28, 2008 hi-dive Better Than: Some weird anti-Harry Potter themed show. When some guy came hustling past me in the parking lot headed toward the ... More >>
Photos by Aaron Thackeray and Soren McCarty. SoCo Music Experience Saturday, June 28, 2008, Coors Field Parking Lot Better than: Drinking a shot of SoCo. So what’s the first thing that pops into your head when someone says, “Let’s go to a fest at Coors Field’s parking lot!” Your respo ... More >>
As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Margaret Cho has had her own TV show, a couple of best-selling books, a Grammy-nomi ... More >>
A promising glimpse of the next Halo.
Super Paper Mario is flat-out fun.
As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.
New Super Mario Bros. scores by plumbing old ideas.
There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots.
The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin.
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely.
How onetime Denver resident Kirby McMillan Jr. was transformed into Mojo Nixon.