I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when built with a loving hand they can turn a ... More >>
"Ted Nugent poopy pants = unclean vermin," read one sign at yesterday's protest at the Gothic. It was one of about 30 signs circling the sidewalk in the rain to pressure the Gothic to cancel Nugent's show because of his racist comments, particularly those against Native Americans. The sign was the ... More >>
Ted Nugent used to be known for iconic guitar riffs and songs about getting laid, but now he makes headlines with his extreme political views -- often peppered with vulgarity. Nugent's remarks about certain Democrats and hot topics like immigration have made him a divisive figure (to say the least) ... More >>
Denver blogs just want some peace and quiet. On our Backbeat blog, Gina Tron looks into how The Chive got permission to host a festival in City Park. The most annoying noise in Boulder County? Skydiving planes, according to Free Range Longmont. South Stands Denver ponders why no one wants to join ... More >>
Pretty Lights returns to Red Rocks for a two-night stand on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 but the this time around local producer Derek Vincent Smith will have a full band on board as well as thirteen members of the Colorado Symphony. Tickets ($44.50 advance, $50 day of show) go on sale on ... More >>
Denver blog posts are all about options. At our Show and Tell blog, the Voice Film podcasters talk up Scarlett Johansson in two very different films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Under the Skin. Mile High Hockey's c6hor8 on the latest victory by the Avs, the only currently playing Denv ... More >>
Rocker/gun-rights fan Ted Nugent is backing Tom Tancredo for governor and has even authorized a fundraising letter in which donors are entered into a contest for a new AR-15. (See it below.) But will such support cost Tancredo as much as it gains? After all, Texas gubernatorial hopeful Gregory Abbot ... More >>
Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
I hit the 13th Floor over the weekend, and I can sum up the experience with this: I came, I saw, I almost whizzed my drawers. I've trotted through miles of haunted houses over the years, but this one is by far the scariest, trippy-est, most off-the-chain that I've ever been to. I don't want to spoi ... More >>
Last month, rocker Ted Nugent drew Secret Service scrutiny when he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," at an NRA convention in St. Louis. That was on April 18, ancient history in the news cycle, but as roving he ... More >>
Ted Nugent's comment that if Barack Obama is re-elected, the Nuge will "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" has elevated the Motor City Madman to the status of talking point/progressive whipping boy in this year's presidential race. Which is amusing to yours truly, given that he's said ... More >>
J. WohletzIt's that time again -- time for the last-minute panic as you plan a celebratory sideboard of snacks worthy of this most festive holiday. After our Dollar Tree Thanksgiving's proper sit-down meal, we decided to create a buffet-style Christmas smorgasbord of the finest treats that ... More >>
Big pic below.In August, prosecutors and defense attorneys crafted a deal to sentence the thirteen-year-old Burlington boy who killed parents Charles and Marilyn Long and wounded two siblings as a juvenile. Why? Questions were answered yesterday at a hearing finalizing the pact, at which the ... More >>
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Big pic below.Update: The twelve-year-old son of Burlington's Charles and Marilyn Long already faces murder counts and assault beefs in relation to his parents' deaths and wounds inflicted on two younger siblings. But there's still be no decision about whether he will become one of the younge ... More >>
There has been a bit of a gold rush on making apps ever since Apple launched the App Store and Microsoft and Android followed suit. While a lot it is absolute trash that seems to point to some incoming app-bubble, there are a lot of interesting and innovative ideas mixed in there. Most recent ... More >>
There are some actors so closely and irrevocably associated with certain roles that you can never watch them in any other movie without thinking about that role. For Matthew McConaughey, no matter how many times he plays an incorrigible scamp in a lukewarm romantic comedy or -- in this case - ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: We still don't know the specifics about what happened in the murders of Charles and Marilyn Long, and the severe wounding of two of their children, allegedly by their twelve-year-old son -- nor do we know whether he'll be accused as an adult. But with the release of cha ... More >>
A banner from SaveYourRadio.org. Returning home early Saturday morning after seeing a late screening of Year One (which bl-o-o-o-ows), I had my radio tuned to The Fox, because my wife only listens to music made this millennium on a semi-annual basis -- and as Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever" was dr ... More >>
It's finds like this that make me glad I am a pathetic, house-bound loser who spends all his time surfing the Internet. The good folks at Amazon.com got into the MP3-selling business a while back. Not only are there formats better than the ridiculous iTunes formats (for example, no DRM, universally ... More >>
Rick Kulwicki was half of the two-guitar attack that drove the Fluid, whose June 20 reunion takes place at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for more information). He's also an entertaining conversationalist, and his alternately witty and incisive commentary lights up the hefty Q&A that foll ... More >>
Pelican, Clouds, Your Black Star August 19, 2007 Marquis Theater Better Than: The spiciest hot wings you ever ate. First to the stage was Louisvilleâ€™s Your Black Star, a power trio that seemed to have an instrumental thing going at first, but a promising lead on some psychedelic and noisy prog ... More >>
Prey should be called Dances With Tedium.
One hot spot
Thursday, August 4, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Tuesday, July 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
From the week of April 17, 2003
If this summer’s concert season has an encore, we’d rather skip it.
Are Jake Jabs and Ted Nugent really the same person?
KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.
REO Speedwagon, Styx and Eddie Money
The pulchritudinous charms of Nashville Pussy.
Ted Nugent's blood-and-guts bowhunting video rakes in the money for public TV.
TED NUGENT OFFERS MORE RUMINATIONS ON THE AMERICAN DREAM.