The Smith Institute

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Are mixtapes even a thing anymore?

    Even the most casual music fan has made or received a mixtape at some point. For the kind of people who see music as the soundtrack of their lives, assembling a list of songs for a friend or lover is a compulsion that is difficult to deny. But in the age of file-sharing and iTunes, does this form of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    So that story of the Smiths fan who held a station here hostage in the '80s? It's true...well, sort of

    By Dave Herrera and Josiah Hesse Well, so, we finally got to the bottom of this whole alleged Smiths radio ambush we told you about earlier this week that supposedly took place over two decades ago. We set out on a mission to once and for all debunk this long held myth involving a deranged gunman w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    The Smiths' Louder Than Bombs turns 25 years old today

    Tony Wilson (the Andy Warhol of Manchester, England) once made the hackneyed statement "Morrissey is a woman trapped in a man's body," to which the dandified frontman of the Smiths eventually replied, "Tony Wilson is a man trapped in a pig's body." The two were friends and icons of the Manchester mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Andrew Butler of Hercules and Love Affair to guest DJ at Double//Shadow this Saturday night

    ​In case you haven't heard yet, this Satruday night, Andrew Butler, the main man behind Hercules and Love Affair, is stopping by Beauty Bar to guest DJ at Double//Shadow. The free night, hosted by James Yardley and James Holden, is always dedicated to darker dance music, and it looks like it'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Doug Linkhart leads charge against $25 million jail expansion

    Doug Linkhart.​At 2 p.m. today, Denver City Council members will be voting on a 384-bed expansion of the Smith Road jail, a bond-fueled construction contract worth about $25 million. But expect at least one strongly dissenting vote from Councilman Doug Linkhart.

  • Music

    May 8, 2008

    Liam Finn

    Friday, May 9, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Unnecessary Roughness

    A Denver Bronco's domestic-violence case gets complicated.

  • News

    February 19, 1998
  • Music

    January 9, 1997

    A Good Rap

    Exploring the mindstate of the hip-hoppers in Denver's nGomA.