There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>
Colorado roller derby fans will have plenty to cheer about when the Roller Derby World Cup rolls into Dallas in December 2014: Team USA announced on Tuesday that five skaters from the Denver Roller Dolls will be among the 32 skaters on the roster. "I'm shocked," says Julie "Angela Death" Adams, a j ... More >>
In music, the term "remix" can mean a lot of different things, even in rap. But one of the most celebrated traditions in the rap industry is collecting verses from the hottest names in the game for a second go-around on a tried-and-true instrumental. On the one hand, you can wind up with a collectio ... More >>
Too many home cooks find their confidence drying up when they consider fish. And that's too bad, considering all the mahi mahi, wahoo, grouper and hogfish available on the market side of Big Mac & Little Lu's Seafood Market & Grill, which I review this week. "We receive daily shipments of fresh fish ... More >>
David Bumgardner Williams & Graham 3160 Tejon Street 303-997-8886 www.williamsandgraham.com This is part one of my interview with David Bumgardner, exec chef of Williams & Graham. Part two of my chat with Bumgradner will run in this space tomorrow. The executive chef of Williams & Graham is leani ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com This is part two of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part one of my chat with Lawler ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I really do ... More >>
Social Distortion's Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, released last week on Epitaph, claimed the top spot at Independent Records this week and came in second at Twist & Shout, while the Decemberists' latest effort, The King is Dead , released last week on Capitol, debuted at number one at both A ... More >>
Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his theme song to the film Crazy Heart, claimed the number two and four spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with his new album, Junky Star, released last week on Lost Highway. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and the Black Keys' Brothers, meanwhile, cont ... More >>
Lori Midson Jack Martinez Jack-n-Grill 2524 Federal Boulevard; 2630 West Belleview Avenue 303-964-9544; 303-474-4242 www.jackngrill.com This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Jack Martinez, owner/exec chef of Jack-n-Grill. Check back here tomorrow to read part two of that interview. F ... More >>
Final Frontier, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio effort and first album in four years, debuted at second spot at Albums on the Hill and came in third at Independent Records. Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, is still performing well and took the top slot at Albums on the Hill for the w ... More >>
Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, continues to dominate the local charts, claiming the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Twist & Shout and Wax Trax for the week ending August 15. Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust, released August 3 on Shout! Factory, performed well, as did Wolf Parade's Expo 86 ... More >>
The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, released last week on Merge, claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout while checking in at number five at Independent Records. The Books' latest effort, The Way Out, meanwhile, and the Black Crowes' Croweology, a double album of the band's ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
While there weren't any unanimous winners across the board, Best Coast's debut, Crazy For You, released last week on Mexican Summer, took the top spot at Wax Trax and the tenth spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending August 1. Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty, ... More >>
Big Head Todd & the Monsters' ninth studio album, Rocksteady, released last week, took top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while the Books' latest effort, The Way Out, also issued last week on the Temporary Residence Limited imprint, debuted in top four slots at the two stores, ... More >>
Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists. As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, ... More >>
Keeping track of all the individuals and organizations duking it out on the front lines of the state's medical-marijuana debate is trickier than picking through the med strains at your corner dispensary. To help weed through the chaos, we've created this guide to the state's top marijuana pow ... More >>
Courtesy of Skidmore Owings Merrill The proposed Union Station train shed As noted in the blog "New Architectural Images Released of Denver International Airport. Oh, Wait, That's Denver Union Station," the developers behind the ongoing Union Station project recently unveiled new architectural conc ... More >>
While debate continues over the planned construction of two wing buildings in front of Denver's Union Station as part of the historic station's transformation into a new transit hub, some of the attention -- and debate -- may soon shift to the train shed to be built behind the station. Concept image ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part three is titled "Jazz to the ... More >>
Hillary is not the first or last to be a crying shame.
Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers.
Former Westword staffer Tony Perez-Giese is now looking for stories around the globe, and will be sending us periodic dispatches. A final weekend in Vegas is just the last in what has proved to be a long string of bad decisions. It is slight comfort to know that I did not have much of a choice in t ... More >>
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