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    September 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium

    No. 72 Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 Upper Larimer's Trillium brings Scandinavia to Denver, by way of the Great Lakes. Chef-owner Ryan Leinonen grew up in Michigan, where Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish influences shaped the food he grew up with. This shows ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Usher, Chrissie Hynde, Little Big Town Announce Denver Shows

    Usher brings his UR Experience to the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, December 2 with August Alsina and DJ Cassidy opening. Tickets ($39-$154) go on sale on Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Chrissie Hynde visits the Paramount Theatre as part of her 25-city North American tour in support of her solo albu ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Photos: Our Ten Least Favorite Places in Denver

    To generate a little community spirit -- and to prove that it is hip -- Denver's Department of Community Planning and Development is asking residents to name their favorite places in town. To participate, you just need to share your spot via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #favorit ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Five Things McDonald's Does Right -- and a Bonus Free Breakfast for Kids Tomorrow

    There is plenty that McDonald's has done -- or not done that you can criticize, but every once in a while McDoo's does something right. And that includes offering free breakfast -- an Egg McMuffin or Egg White Delight McMuffin, apple slices and choice of milk or orange juice -- for kids from kinderg ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    The beers at Collaboration Fest, March 22, will taste sweeter for the brewers who made them

    Just because great brewers come together to collaborate on a beer doesn't mean that the beer will be twice as tasty. And just because dozens of breweries from Colorado, from out of state and even from a foreign country are coming together for a Collaboration Fest doesn't mean the beer is going to be ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Five cult classic horror movies inspired by books -- and available now!

    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 >>

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    September 9, 2013

    The ten best Norwegian metal bands

    Sweden is to death metal, as Norway is to black metal. Norway's sixth sense for finding black metal with the right amount of heavy guitar distortion, banshee shrieking vocals and an unrefined recording quality gives them a black flame kick that fuels the fire of many metal fans. Keep reading for the ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Best live music in Denver this weekend: The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase

    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 >>

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    June 3, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Got post-Panic plans? Check out the Rocky Mountain Power Jam at Cervantes'

    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 >>

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    April 12, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    CHUCK RAGAN @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 4/13/13 Chuck Ragan first made his mark as the frontman of Hot Water Music, one of the more highly influential punk acts to emerge in the '90s. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the tim ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    PURITY RING @ GOTHIC THEATRE | MON, 4/8/13 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple of ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Dizaster on the art of battling and his controversial King of the Dot battle with Arcane

    The battle-rap scene has grown tremendously over the past few years, thanks to video battles like Smack DVDs and Fight Klub, and leagues like King of the Dot, Grind Time and the UW Battle League springing up everywhere. Dizaster -- in town this weekend to battle Detour as part of the two-day Perfect ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend! Another work week is almost in the books. Time to cut loose. If it's live music you seek, you've come to the right place. Tons of great music on tap this weekend, a diverse array of options whatever your flavor, everything from jazz and jam to hip-hop and hardcore to industri ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Colorado Springs native TNT Maddox on how she became a Harlem Globetrotter

    When TNT Maddox became the first female Harlem Globetrotter since 1993, she wasn't sure how she'd be received by her fellow players. But the Colorado Springs native says her teammates are now like her brothers, and that she's had nothing but a positive experience since donning the red, white and blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Anders Fridén of metal act In Flames becomes honorary brewer at Great Divide

    Great Divide Brewing has been distributing its beers to Sweden for years via Great Brands -- a craft-beer-focused Swedish distributor that carries a handful of American brews, including those from Avery, Left Hand, Oskar Blues and Ska. The Denver brewery has garnered many fans in Scandinavia since, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    In Flames frontman visits Great Divide Brewing

    Great Divide Brewing has been distributing its beers to Sweden for years via Great Brands -- a craft-beer-focused Swedish distributor that carries a handful of American brews, including those from Avery, Left Hand, Oskar Blues and Ska. The Denver brewery has garnered many fans in Scandinavia since, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Top five menu items I'd choose if I paid 50k a plate for dinner

    Mitt Romney's "The 47 Percent Feels Entitled to Eat Free Cake" vid clip had me thinking about a lot of things, but my brain kept inexplicably drifting back to Mittens' fifty-thousand-dollars-a-plate fundraiser, and wondering what sort of meal you get when you dump that kind of green. I'm of the spen ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this week

    There's some stellar music on tap this week to look forward to no matter your flavor. The week kicks off with an absolute bang this afternoon at the Summit Music Hall with Cannibal Corpse, which headlines the Summer Slaughter tour with Between the Buried & Me, Job for a Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore an ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 10, 2012

    A Scandinavian chef finds a home at Charcoal

    When Patrik Landberg first came to the United States, he was fresh off eight years in kitchens in his native Sweden, and he had no trouble landing a job in New York City. When he moved to Denver years later, though, he had a little more trouble finding his niche.

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    March 23, 2012

    DVS1: "The music wasn't just about what your heard, but what you physically felt"

    It wouldn't be a stretch to call DVS1 (aka Zak Khutoretsky) the biggest new thing in techno, except for the fact that he's been deejaying for nearly two decades and promoting underground events in his native Minneapolis for just as long. He made his Denver debut in February of last year, performing ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Round two with Patrik Landberg, exec chef of Charcoal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Q&A: Charlie Murphy is invading Comedy Works March 1-3

    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.

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    February 16, 2012

    Susan Greene: Funding investigative journalism today as challenging as doing it

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Red Rocks tribute shows announced: John Denver, ABBA, The Beatles and Pink Floyd

    While there have been a few Red Rocks show announced for next summer, including Foster the People (July 3) and Big Head Todd & the Monsters (June 7), a few tribute shows have also been added to the summer line-up. The third annual John Denver Tribute, featuring Jim Curry and former John Denver band ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    December 15, 2011
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    July 28, 2011

    I Made It: Celebrating the human-powered spirit of mountaineer Göran Kropp

    ​In 1996, adventurer Göran Kropp famously set out by bike from his home in Sweden, loaded with gear, and rode all the way to Nepal to climb Mount Everest. He made the summit on May 23 of that year, without bottled oxygen and without Sherpa support, then climbed down, got back on his bike, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Grand opening of Trestle Bike Park at Barnum Park North delayed to August 6

    ​Commuters passing Federal on 6th Avenue on their way into Denver may have noticed construction on what is shaping up to be an epic new mountain bike and BMX skills park, designed by Gravity Logic and pro rider John Cowan. The park will be operated by Winter Park's Trestle Bike Park crew in pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Jens Lekman secret show at Brass Tree

    Yup, that's really Jens.​The rumors were true: Jens Lekman was in actually in Denver last night. In fact, the Swedish crooner had been in the state for a good 24 hours (and had by all accounts never played here before, as his last show a few years ago was canceled due to inclimate weather) an ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    November 29, 2010

    Pirate Bay convictions upheld: Prepare for another round of appeals

    ​Hot on the heels of the Limewire injunction, an appeals court in Sweden recently upheld the copyright convictions of three of the men behind the file-sharing repository Pirate Bay. The appeal, which was filed in reply to the conviction in April of 2009, contends that the site's owners were no ... More >>

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    November 14, 2010

    Danzig at the Ogden Theatre, 11/12/10

    The Danzig camp enforced a strict no photos policy last night at the Ogden. Pshaw! Who needs pictures when you've got Noah Van Sciver?​ DANZIG With Withered • Toxic Holocaust • Marduk • Possessed 11.12.10 | Ogden Theatre Atlanta's Withered set the stage for much of what was to follow ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    July 8, 2010
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    July 8, 2010
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    October 27, 2009

    Q&A with Jesper Anderberg of the Sounds

    ​Every artist's dream is to be able to control their own destiny. The Sounds, who have ignored all major label proposals for their new album Crossing The Rubicon, are doing just that. This album is their third full length studio and employs a handful of interesting producers that build on their fa ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Q&A with John Eriksson of Peter Bjorn and John

    Peter Bjorn and John.Although John Eriksson, who stars in this week's Westword profile of his band, Peter Bjorn and John, was trained to be a classical percussionist, and spent years as a member of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, he's come to appreciate the perks of being a rock star -- partic ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    June 7, 2007

    Severance

    Satire and horror make for bad synergy.

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    June 5, 2007

    Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits: Rocky Mountain Fur Con

    Slide show Video: March of the Furries (link goes to YouTube) It’s a beautiful summer day in Denver and the sun is beaming down on a small mob of people dressed in full-body fur suits. There are a bunch of wolves and other canines. A few rabbits, some cats, something that might be a skunk … Onc ... More >>

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    March 9, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    Hamer Time

    This unconventional comedic drama from Norway might be just the ticket.

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    November 6, 2003

    Wired Science

    From laptops to insects to wineglasses, j.frede's sonic experiments leave no sound untweaked.

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