During Peyton Manning's second season as a Denver Bronco, we've overheard quite a few conversations between guys that go something like this: "I'm not gay, but if I was, I'd really go for Peyton Manning." Why have so many straight dudes in these parts developed a Manning crush -- a fondness for Pey ... More >>
Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is a one man force to be reckoned with. Armed with a vintage guitar, attention grabbing musical stylistics and a drum made out of a suitcase, this one man band grabs audiences like no other; you can hear a pin drop at his shows. In advance of his shows next week ... More >>
The hype surrounding Peyton Manning's first game in Indianapolis since leaving the Colts for the Denver Broncos seems to be irritating PM to no end. But others seem to be enjoying the attention, including several students from Indy's Decatur Central High School, who put together "Peyton's Coming Hom ... More >>
Miss your chance to snag some tickets for this weekend's sold-out Lumineers shows at Red Rocks, the first night for Channel 93.3's Big Gig, or the second night, which serves as the band's tour kickoff? There, there. It'll be alright. We've got some news to make you feel better. What's that? Oh, no, ... More >>
Denver blog posts are wet and wild. Mile High Report's Jess Place offers three reasons for Broncos fans to dislike this week's opponent, the New York Giants -- and surprisingly, none of them have to do with Eli Manning hogging the spotlight in that DirecTV "rap" ad with big bro Peyton. Denver Egot ... More >>
My. Sweet. Lord. Have you seen this yet? If not, brace yourself: Here we have that god among men, Peyton Effing Manning, and his little brother Eli getting all Lonely Island on us. Attempting to summon the spirit and cadence of early '80s hip-hop, the two QBs turn in a campy cameo that's face-palm i ... More >>
Got tickets to see the Alabama Shakes this weekend at the Ogden Theatre? If you don't, it's too late now. Show is sold out. Not to worry, though: The show is slated to be broadcast live on AXS TV starting at 10 p.m. (Comcast channel 664, DirecTV channel 340, Dish Network channel 362), so you'll be a ... More >>
The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping chemicals into the ground to free oil and gas reserves trapped in tight shale formations. The debate over fracking's environmental risks isn't all that different; it's become a battle to squeeze a few facts out of stubbornly entrenched forces, amid a ... More >>
Denver blog posts are wanted. As Colorado Pols notes, Dem opponents of Joe Coors and Mike Coffman are busily linking them to Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin. WhoSaidYouSaid shares a vintage clip of John "The Hick" Hickenlooper "glorifying" Barack Obama. Bronco Talk's Jon Heath shares DirecTV outtakes ... More >>
It's the brew-soaked dream of any drinking-age guy -- or gal -- to own a great bar. And to own close to twenty of them? That's a drinking dream come true. Since he foundedThe Little Pub Company in 1994, Mark Berzins has collected nineteen Denver area bars, including The British Bulldog, which I rev ... More >>
After Peyton Manning signed with the Broncos, he posed with a jersey at his introductory press conference. But now, we're finally getting a chance to see him wearing the orange, thanks to DirecTV images from an ad also featuring Deion Sanders and Peyton's little bro, Eli -- and most fans will find t ... More >>
What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>
A list of "The 19 Most Hated Companies in America" in The Atlantic aspires to quantify all the rotten customer service, hidden and excessive fees, broken promises and general consumer aggravation out there. And one Colorado-based company, Dish Network, shows up at No. 18 -- a bit embarrassing ... More >>
Mile High Kush Expo, held this past weekend at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, was summed up for me in the ticket line before I went in. "You're charging people $20 to basically go to a big head shop," the dreadlocked dude in front of me told the ticket office manager. "That's horri ... More >>
Update below: HB 1261, a bill to set THC driving standards, was put on hold by the Senate judiciary committee last month only to be revived and fast-tracked late in the legislative session. But it died in a Senate vote due in part to the enormous variations in the way marijuana affects differ ... More >>
The Colorado Attorney General's Office has compiled its list of the top 10 complaints it received in 2010 -- an unhappy roster broken down generically and specifically. In both cases, gripes about rebates hold the top spot. But when it comes to businesses by name, the outfit that prompted the ... More >>
For those of you who work from your laptops (ahem), getting an Internet connection is a daily requirement. There are two companies who will provide Internet to your home/apartment here in Denver and a few types of places you're likely to seek out if you're looking to walk out your front door ... More >>
Courtesy of Drinking Made Easy.Drinking at the Woodcellar is a high-altitude experience.Last night, the Denver episode of Drinking Made Easy premiered on HDNet; Govnr's Park and the Woodcellar Bar and Grill, which were both featured, held watch parties to celebrate. And although everyone at t ... More >>
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission is slated to sign off on Qwest's merger with CenturyLink today, a day after Montana became the fourteenth state to okay the deal, pushing memories of Mountain Bell even further down the line. The PUC was initially scheduled to approve the merger last we ... More >>
I contacted Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Purves at 6:17 a.m. yesterday for a comment about Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran and what it might mean for what's still portrayed as Denver's hometown airline. But the statement Purves came up with nearly nine hours later doesn't even ment ... More >>
You've already heard about beer for breakfast, beer burlesque and beer improv. Here are ten more top options during the second annual Denver Beer Fest, which takes place September 10-19 in conjunction with the Great American Beer Festival. Cheers. 10) Beer Floats Yes, they're insanely deli ... More >>
This is what tonight's Avs game will look like to one blogger.Local blogs: Get 'em while they're hot. An inspired rant by Mile High Hockey's David Driscoll-Carignan, who won't be able to watch tonight's Avs game at home despite buying a pricey hockey package because "the buffoons who run Dir ... More >>
If it seems that we've been hearing about today's transition from analog broadcasting to the digital kind for ages, it's only because it's true. The warnings about the switch's final phase have been coming for month after month after month, and yet a reported 1.75 million American TV viewers aren' ... More >>
photo by Erin Tidwell and Kurt Ottaway (click to enlarge)Saturday, March 20: The sun burned off most of the cloud cover as the crowd continued to swell. In the Bat Bar, the Von Bondies tuned up all of their gear for a DirectTV taping, then launched into a near perfect set of fuzzy soul blues mixed i ... More >>
The Message column "DTV or No TV" discusses a likely complication in the move from analog television signals to the digital kind, which is scheduled to take place on February 17. Specifically, some viewers west of the main digital tower on Lookout Mountain who have been receiving free analog signa ... More >>
Hello. My name is Dave. I'm addicted. Hopelessly addicted. Hello, Dave. No, seriously. I'm a junkie. I've got it bad for Friday Night Lights, man. Really bad. Last year around this time, I got a terrible case of the flu. I missed a couple days of work. It was ugly. Sweatpants. Couch. No shower. You ... More >>
This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the p ... More >>
Two local Fox affiliates recently dumped by Rupert Murdoch are now enjoying their greatest success to date.
Dan Rather tips off for Mark Cuban's network.
From the week of February 7, 2002
As the Smut Peddlers, members of the High and Mighty hip-hop crew find new life in porn.
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!