Every few years a new epidemic sweeps the nation, spreading hysteria among the masses -- bird flu, swine flu, mad cow disease and this year's contender Ebola. The more you hear about it, the more you're scared. It makes germaphobes looks like geniuses and makes you reconsider ever getting on an airp ... More >>
Dozens of breweries and hundreds of craft-beer fans came together Saturday for the first-ever Collaboration Fest, hosted by Imbibe Denver and the Colorado Brewers Guild. The event, at the Curtis Hotel, included nearly fifty collaborative beers from breweries all over the state, as well as a few in o ... More >>
There is nothing wrong with consenting adults using sex toys to spice up some otherwise boring bed-sport, and the adult-toy industry has come up with a truly dazzling selection of every possible implement for every possible body part/orifice. But for every pair of pink, fuzzy handcuffs and every ben ... More >>
Despite the growing trend against cannabis use at the start of the last century, certain ethnic groups without any stigma were using cannabis as a medical herb. Among these early medical marijuana fans were the Swedes, of which there was a sizable Colorado population in the 1890s. This find from an ... More >>
Update: We have a winner of our Trillium Norway dinner! Last week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many pounds of gravlax, on average, chef Ryan Leinonen serves in a month at Trillium. Congrats to sixfeetofsnow, who guessed fifteen pounds of gravlax. The actual number is thirty, a lot ... More >>
Founded in 2008, Ghost B.C. created a bit of mystique for itself right from the start. The sextet is essentially anonymous in its elaborate costumes, with singer Papa Emeritus II decked out like a satanic pope, and his cardinals, The Ghouls With No Name, performing in uniform brown robes whose cowls ... More >>
KVELERTAK @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 4/30/13 Kvelertak formed in 2007. Completely disregarding a line between metal and punk, the Stavinger, Sweden-based act brings the sonic intensity and violent and frayed dynamics of bands like Breather Resist. The band's song "Mjød" appeared in the end credits fo ... More >>
ALESSO @ OGDEN THEATRE | FRI, 2/15/13 Sweden is experiencing an groundswell of bass drops and bleep-bloops, the result of electronic dance music's worldwide takeover. And riding shotgun on the revolutionary journey is Alesso, the Swedish house DJ who broke onto the EDM scene a few years ago as one o ... More >>
DEAD PREZ @ THE ORIENTAL THEATER |1/18/13 There was a salient theme throughout the night, across the sets of most of the acts, and that was a message of being healthy, both physically and mentally. "Healthy is the new gangsta," said stic.man of dead prez near the middle part of the show, just befor ... More >>
Just in time for cold weather, the Original Pancake House is offering free hot chocolate for the holidays at all of its locations. The chain has two in Colorado: at 8000 East Belleview Avenue in Englewood, and at 5900 South University Boulevard in Littleton. The deal runs through Friday, December 14 ... More >>
The Colorado Avalanche was scheduled to open the season against the St. Louis Blues tonight at the Pepsi Center. But thanks to the NHL's failed attempt to resolve its collective bargaining issues, the first two weeks of games have been cancelled amid the current lockout. If the NHL can suddenly conv ... More >>
Lori MidsonRyan Leinonen isn't shy about his goals: "I want to have one of the top five restaurants in Denver," he says, while hunched over a plate of steelhead trout, one of the Scandinavian-inspired dishes on his menu at Trilllium, which opens tonight in the Ballpark neighborhood. "There's ... More >>
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It's been a good week for Ryan Leinonen, the former chef de cuisine at Colt & Gray -- and a former alum of Root Down and The Kitchen in Boulder. Just two days ago, Leinonen inked a deal on a new space at 2138 Larimer Street, a burgeoning food-centric block that already struts a collection of ... More >>
Now that summer is nearly here, it means we need to prep ourselves for hot days, big blockbusters and vacations. That means the best picks for this week come in the form of comic book origin stories to prep you for all the big movies, and two -- yes, two -- big-time mystery-thriller novels th ... More >>
Proud to be an American.This week gets off to a strong start with Something on a Stick Day, a holiday dedicated to that great American pursuit of putting food on sticks before eating it -- well, actually, the Middle East probably got the jump on this one with their kebabs and whatnot, but did ... More >>
PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, released last week on Vagrant, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and claimed the sixth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 20. The Drive-By Truckers, meanwhile, debuted at number one at Albums with their latest effort Go-Go Boots, also relea ... More >>
The Knife has made some ridiculously incredible music in the past ten years. In fact, the act has won quite a few awards for it, mostly in their native Sweden. Last year, one half of the sibling duo recorded an album using the moniker Fever Ray, and she just won "Best Dance Artist" at the P3 Guld pu ... More >>
In the heat of Michael Bloomberg's quest to limit the use of salt in NYC restaurants, a recent study has found that a program aimed at reducing the nation's salt intake could shave 24 BILLION dollars from the national health-care budget. Healthy or not, we're siding with David Chang, who mak ... More >>
At 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight, Channel 12 will broadcast the Australian Rules Football Match of the Week. Fans who visit this page on the Australian Football Association of North America website can vote for which contest they'd like to see in the spotlight. Such fare seems unusual for Channel 12, a ... More >>
Bad Luck City's amazing 2008 album, Adelaide, opens with an absolutely stunning cover of the Lee Hazlewood song, "The Night Before," from his 1970 hard-to-find album, Cowboy in Sweden. Though it's surprising for a unique and creative outfit like Bad Luck City to introduce itself with someone else's ... More >>
When Dean Singleton speaks, people listen -- and they're often agog at what they hear. Back in April, as documented in a More Messages blog, the man in charge at the Denver Post, the flagship paper of his MediaNews Group firm, made headlines at the Associated Press' annual luncheon after asking Sena ... More >>
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Charles Mingus Live in ‘64 (Reelin’ In the Years) In this country, at least, films and videotapes of classic jazz recordings turn up on television far too seldom. As a result, even fans of the genre -- at least those who haven’t spent hours trolling through YouTube posts -- often have seen on ... More >>
The DNC is coming, but the real political animals were at the furry convention.
Skankin' it up with Bucket Hingley of the Toasters.
Cool ideas for loft-dwellers.
Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.
Old Time Relijun puts a new spin on ancient sounds.
The rejuvenated Avs look like the real thing in the Pepsi Center.
The Hellacopters are ready to take off.