As part of its ongoing Scandinavian dinner series, Trillium, Ryan Leinonen's terrific restaurant in Ballpark, is hosting a Swedish summer solstice dinner on Wednesday, June 18. Sweden's celebration of summer, otherwise known as Midsommardagen, is "packed full of food, music and celebration, but our ... More >>
When metal outsiders think of the massively influential Swedish death metal scene, Dark Tranquillity co-founder and vocalist Mikael Stanne is probably not be the type of person they'd expect. Stanne is not intimidating,abrasive or angry. Instead, he has a very positive attitude, which is difficult t ... More >>
Yngwie Malmsteen is a guitar god known for his supremely technical fretwork. The virtuosic guitarist burst into the world of international music in 1984 with Rising Force. At the age of seven, Malmsteen says, he saw a documentary about the death of Jimi Hendrix and was so taken in by his musical pow ... More >>
Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street, continues its monthly Scandinavian-themed series with a four-course dinner inspired by the holiday cuisine of Sweden this evening. See also: - Review: Trillium needs more attention to details to really bloom - Slide Show: Behind the scenes at Trillium
Wednesday, August 22, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
I Break Horses (due tonight with M83 at the Ogden Theatre) started out as the bedroom project of Maria Lindén. Chances are, if she hadn't been in contact with Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins and Bella Union fame (the label that also released a few albums by the Czars from Denver), we never would ha ... 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 >>
Century MediaIn Flames In Flames (due this Friday, February 10, at the Summit Music Hall) was one of the flagship bands of the Gothenburg scene in Sweden of the early 1990s that included death metal luminaries like At the Gates and Dark Tranquility. Those bands injected the savagery of death metal ... More >>
Ghost (due tonight at the Marquis Theater) is a metal band from Sweden that might also be considered a bit of a performance art troupe. With one member dressed as the Satanic counterpart to the Pope and the other five as hooded, essentially faceless acolytes, all decked out in reverse Christian symb ... More >>
The first-ever Roller Derby World Cup gets underway today in Toronto at 5 p.m. EST (that's 3 p.m. here in Denver), kicking off with a Canada vs. France bout. The entire tournament is being webcast live at www.DerbyNewsNetwork.com, and DNN is calling Team USA the "prohibitive favorite," thanks in no ... 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 >>
For many of us, media consumption is basically a religion. We don't leave the house without a book, a game or a video -- we have all of these things on our phones and our laptops and we attempt to make sure we don't go a single second of the day without being entertained. For The Church of K ... 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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, October 12, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
If zipping off to Canada for some bathroom sex doesn't say "Happy Valentine's Day" to you, how about a fast trip to Scandinavia, where Valentine is one of the most popular saints? Consider these charming Scandinavian customs:
Early on in its career, Camera Obscura endured endless comparisons to revered fellow Glaswegians Belle & Sebastian. At this point, however, any comparison threatens to make the latter look bad: Among scholars of the heartache and growing pains of bookish, precocious youth, Stuart Murdoch's got n ... More >>
Every year, as I finish up my mandatory end-of-year lists I'm struck by the fact that each year, some of my most interesting, influential and important musical experiences find themselves homeless, unlisted and unknown. Everyone wants to know the top releases of the year, top shows and similar, obvi ... More >>
The Colorado European Festival celebrates our friends across the pond.
Saturday, April 12, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
The Hives are a Swedish import with staying power, and the band’s lead singer, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, knows it, as he makes clear in the following Q&A – a conversation conducted in advance of the outfit’s impending visit to Denver (see the appropriate Now Hear This item for the particulars) ... More >>
This Swedish singer-songwriter talks about his love of first-take recordings.
Shortly after they were introduced as funky boat shoes, made right here in landlocked Colorado, Crocs caught on with the hospital crowd in a big way. After all, they're comfy-ugly, pair up well with green scrubs, and you can stick 'em in the dishwasher to wash off all those unsightly workplace fluid ... More >>
Thursday, January 25, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7624.
These Swedes think their country is becoming too Americanized.
Friday, April 28, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Friday, October 21, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Thursday, March 31, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Demigod (Century Media)
Wednesday, November 24, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
For Swedish death-metal merchants Entombed, the only constant is change.
Bigger Cages, Longer Chains (Epitaph/Burning Heart)
The members of Division of Laura Lee use musical ingredients from plenty of countries -- but not their own.
Norwegian retro-rockers Cato Salsa Experience heat up Scandinavia with a cool sound.
An unblinking look at the effects of Alzheimer's on a composer is more than a tearjerker.
Veni Vidi Vicious (Epitaph/Burning Heart)
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.