For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movie ... More >>
At some point Halloween went from real pumpkins, elegantly toilet-papered trees and hellishly funny Halloween films to plastic "fun-kins," polite, chaperoned gatherings and bad Tim Burton movie reruns on the tube. Although I can't identify exactly when the caramel apple fell off the stick, Halloween ... More >>
If there's one thing Travis Koenig has learned over fifteen years as a tattoo artist, it's that persistence is vital to succeed in the industry. Koenig is the tattoo manager at Bound By Design and specializes in large, conceptual pieces. He advocates for education in the tattoo industry and emphasiz ... More >>
Christmas -- or whatever you celebrate this time of year -- is not a geek holiday. Sure, the togetherness and gift-giving and eggnog drunks are great no matter if you're a geek or not, but it still seems like the holiday should throw us some kind of bone. It doesn't, though. There are just no sweet ... More >>
Welcome back to another edition of That's a Rap, the regular feature in which we spotlight some solid tracks from the Colorado hip-hop scene. This week, we've got another a fresh batch of homegrown hip-hop for you, including new cuts from Young Doe, DC Smilez of the Cash Addicts, Foo Man and Lkeys. ... More >>
Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Adam Steininger hosted at Broadways this past Saturday. Keep reading f ... More >>
Fall is almost upon us, which means it's Tori Amos season! As the weather turned, we stumbled upon Eric Garcia, a guy who may have a professional day job, but still has fun with his wardrobe. Continue reading to discover his fashion philosophy, where he shops, and what he keeps in his backpack. S ... More >>
12th PlanetBassheads, tonight's your night: Dubstep king 12th Planet will test Beta's world-class sound system with his wobbly basslines and whompy beats. In the Beatport Lounge, you can catch Berlin's Cassy (with an after-hours party running well into the early hours of the morning); and oth ... More >>
J. WohletzThis is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. The beauty part of art for art's sake is that it doesn't have to be expensive, or be hung in a gallery to be significant or light you up. The Nightma ... 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 >>
Longmonts annual Day of the Dead contains art from south of the border.
Trick-or-treating door to door? Not anymore.
Wolf Creek rings in Christmas with a band of butchered tourists.