This weekend's best shows include rapper Redman releasing a new album poolside in RiNo, Xiu Xiu bringing its newest noise to Larimer Lounge and "Jessie's Girl" to Fiddler's Green. There are plenty of other good ones in the next couple days -- the rest of our picks for the weekend are below.
Stephen McCary Mizuna 225 East Seventh Avenue 303-832-4778 mizunadenver.com This is part two of my interview with Steve McCary, exec chef of Mizuna; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: A few years ago, Frank Bonanno and Jacqueline, his wife, took some of the c ... More >>
THURS | DEVOTCHKA at GOTHIC THEATRE | 10/31/13 It just wouldn't be October without DeVotchKa's annual Halloween extravaganza. This year, the beloved Denver act is holding court at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 31, and the Boulder Theater on the following night, Friday, November 1. Shady El ... More >>
Rod Dupen Waffle Brothers 393 Corona Street; 303-733-1212 1707 Lafayette Street; 720-708-5150 1326 College Avenue, Boulder; 303-593-0510 wafflebrothers.com This is part one of my interview with Ron Dupen, exec chef of Waffle Brothers; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. When you swish through ... More >>
Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... More >>
Hope you got good and rested this past weekend, because you're going to need to tap into your energy reserves for the insane amount shows going down this week. We have all of them listed in our concert calendar, of course, if you'd like to get the full view. Otherwise, below, we've narrowed it down ... More >>
Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>
Photo courtesy Jan Martin Leo Kottke (due tonight at the Boulder Theater) is a legendary and beloved master of finger picking guitar and a gifted raconteur. He got his start with John Fahey's Takoma Records in the late '60s, and he's been releasing noteworthy albums of some of the most inventive an ... More >>
Denver's best live music bets, weekend of January 20, 2012
John Power and Rod Dupen will open a second Waffle Brothers in Boulder by the end of the year.When a second Waffle Brothers opens later this month on the Hill in Boulder, you can expect more than just waffles: "There will be a sexy Australian up there, too," teases Rod Dupen, who hails from ... More >>
When filmmaker Larry Wessel started working on ICONOCLAST, he didn't know it was going to turn into a six-year filming project. But then again, his subject, Boyd Rice, has been a wild and curious abstraction of a performer, whose work in music with the NON was a forerunner in noise and indust ... More >>
Superman, reinterpreted.Superman provides the basic template: publicly mild-mannered and lame, but secretly able to jump tall buildings and dominate everything. The potential for variations on that superhero theme is basically endless -- and particularly so coming from kids, whose superheroes ... More >>
Producer/rapper Mr. Dean (aka Dean Lopez) has spent the last ten years making music and honing his craft. He says that his faith and the support of others -- including area churches and their flock -- have served to keep him encouraged and focused on his path, which is to bring a positive C ... More >>
Colleen Don Dero got a taste of Colorado recently, but she didn't like it much. Several decades ago, the Colorado native moved to Phoenix, where she runs a hat and T-shirt company called It's All About the Head. The apparel features the company's name as a slogan alongside a mug of beer over ... More >>
Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompted ... More >>
In the October 23 issue we posted excerpts of Tom Murphy‚Äôs recent conversation with Diplo (aka Wesley Pentz). The quotes used in that piece were taken from the following interview posted after the jump, in which Diplo Mad Decent, his record label and Heaps Decent, a program devoted to underprivile ... More >>
Steve Meyer wants to sell pedicabs to the world — but is the world willing to go along for the ride?
When Al Gore and other global-warming experts want to come in out of the cold, they turn to Boulder's Konrad Steffen.
Thought Equity Motion is using old footage in new revenue-generating ways.
I was in high school when the OJ Simpson verdict was read on TV. I was in public speaking class when it was read. The white kids in the class were close to tears, as the black kids jumped up and down and gave each other high fives. I really didn't care either way what happened. I just wanted to get ... More >>
This debut channel is learning the rules of the game.
Down from the mountain, a sofly lit Heath Ledger canít save this by-the-numbers Aussie drug flick.
Wolf Creek rings in Christmas with a band of butchered tourists.
Aussie Rules Football reaches out to the untapped Yank talent pool.
The Greeks may have their hands full for the Olympics.
Hey! Over Here! Remember? Denver?
April 17, 2003
Warming up to Toastmasters -- and icing out unnecessary verbiage.
Pierre Wolfe chases down Denver's dining history.
Who on earth would want to work at the News these days? Bernie Lincicome, for one.
The latest entry in the "split-personality" genre is mediocre at best.
This young whippersnapper is wise beyond his years.
With his Colorado Flyers, coach Tony Wells makes tracks.
Puff Daddy, Leo Kottke, Prince, Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines
The wit and wisdom of John Tesh. Seriously.
Tim and Neil Finn prove that they can make music together without killing each other.
The people choosing the next state poet are well-versed in literary tradition. No wonder they overlooked these three poets.
SEX IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY RISKY BUSINESS FOR YOUNG GAYS.