Before grunge scrubbed the smeared makeup off of the face of hair metal and trimmed its flowing locks, an endless parade of longhaired dudes did their level best to destroy the ozone layer, fueled by a steady diet of sex, drugs, rock and roll. Oh, and, well, depending on the band, more sex and lots ... More >>
Heading into the airing of tonight's episode of Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC, the talk around here focused almost exclusively on Pastor Ted Haggard, who had to leave his mega New Life Church in Colorado Springs five years ago after "the scandal." But when the show aired at 8 p.m. Colorado time, "The ... More >>
This past Saturday, we were on hand to witness Playing Apart, the performance art piece featuring ninety students from Bear Creek High School's marching band playing Twisted Sister's "We're Not Going to Take It." The first city-commissioned performance art piece got varied reactions, from stu ... More >>
The melody of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Going to Take It" floated in and out of downtown for thirty minutes Saturday. While the cries and tub-thumping of Occupy Denver protesters were louder, and the people dressed up as gorillas for the Gorilla Run seemed stranger, Denver's first city-spo ... More >>
Tomorrow afternoon, all ninety members of the Bear Creek High School marching band will be strutting around downtown playing their instruments, individually. Each high schooler in Playing Apart (First mentioned on Backbeat) will be dressed in street clothes and playing for a mile or so (in th ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Radiohead was here.
DJ Clinton Sparks has become a rising star by working harder than anyone else.
GPS is the techie's way to scavenge
From the week of April 8, 2004
Grind spins freestyle fun.
Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.
John Rocker delivers a pitch.