OM @ LARIMER LOUNGE |2/13/12 It was impossible not to be moved last night by the music of OM, as the visceral, low-end sounds moved through your body and the music hit you and washed around you like a physical force. The mixture of those cthonic tones, with the clatter of cymbals and tambura, octav ... More >>
SAINT VITUS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/03/12 When Saint Vitus came on stage, the quartet went right into "Blessed Night," with Dave Chandler letting out a wail or siren sound with wah and distortion from his guitar. From there, guitar and bass rumbled together like a high idling engine, as Mark Vasque ... More >>
DESCENDENTS @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 1/28/12The Descendents were built with the inability to disappoint -- the seminal proprietors of pop punk brought a tried-and-true energy to the Fillmore Auditorium last night, for a appropriately short, two-encore set. Even if the massive venue was far from capa ... More >>
Pavel Matela, "Parasites," 2010. RedLine Gallery. It wasn't First Friday or even Second Saturday, for that matter, but last Friday night was still art-heavy with receptions as the Month of Photography progresses. A lot of people, I found out, were over at Belmar, ringing in Feminine Influen ... More >>
Ah, the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, where you have to start preparing your body for the coming onslaught of bad choices. Regardless of when you decide to celebrate, you'll want to prepare your stomach and bladder for the wrecking crew that's about to destroy you. Or, better yet, get in ... More >>
Mile High Dispensary was a random stop. I had driven down to Littleton only to find I had the wrong address for another club. Frustrated at my stoner-moment, I made my way back north up Broadway through Englewood and turned in.
Oh, we're only kids now, but someday we're gonna be the guys that make ya laugh and cry and think that there's a little stardust left on life's dirty old pan. - Mickey Moran in Babes in Arms. Among young and emerging artists these days, the loudest complaint is against the big-art world. The ... More >>
Remember those five dreamy days last August when the 2008 Democratic National Convention made every Denver moment seem like magic? It's all such a daze. My, how things have changed.... 2008 DNC Dream Daze: With 15,000 members of the media in town, journalists could be seen standing every te ... More >>
New Year's Eve means the future is almost here, and to welcome that sci-fi time yet to come, FM magazine and Automatica Media are bringing The Future Party to the hi-dive and Sputnik tonight. "The future is our theme," explains FM's Tuyet Nguyen. "I suppose it sort of plays into New Year's, starti ... More >>
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Tuesday Ladies' Night returns.
Freedom & Liberties probes political postures.
Local filmmakers bust out the guts and gore for Halloween.
The SuicideGirls are ready to torch the town.
Rave's Oh My Goth finds its final resting place.
Locals make music to hip-hop over Katrina.
Wicked arrives with a bang.