TENNIS @ UMS DAY PARTY | SAT, 7/20/13 Just a block off of Broadway, in a nondescript Baker-neighborhood house lived in by Tennis' sometimes drummer-sometimes bass player Patrick Meese and his wife, we saw a very different side of UMS. The party felt like it was thrown together in a pinch with a bunc ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
Friday, August 17, NORAD, 303-297-7884.
There's a lot of weird shit captured for posterity on videotape. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been collecting it for 21 years, and touring the world sharing it under the name Found Footage Festival for the past eight. During that time, they've become de facto VHS historians, amassing an incredi ... More >>
There is no Denver Memorial Hospital. But if there were, we'd bet it wouldn't be in Vancouver. Sadly, that's where the upcoming CW television series Emily Owens, M.D., set at the fictional Denver Memorial Hospital, is being filmed. The show, which stars actress Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep's daughter ... More >>
Retired Marine sergeant Christian Ellis has turned his tour of duty in Iraq and the aftermath of returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder into an opera titled Fallujah. This is the first opera based on the war, and offers startling, musical insight into the mind of a vet struggling with PT ... More >>
Japandroids (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) started out with its own reinterpretation of angular, splintery punk and post-punk. But instead of sounding like another band that just discovered the Stooges or Joy Division, Japandroids plays its songs with a certain conviction you normally hear in blue- ... More >>
Tuesday, June 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
The main virtual hall Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virt ... More >>
Danny ClinchWe've just received word that the Black Keys, on the heels of its highly enjoyable new record, El Camino (we seriously can't pry it from our playlist), are coming to the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets ($55.00 - $59.50, plus service fees) for t ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Rivera Cafe|Bar 295 South Pennsylvania Street 303-362-0227 www.cafebarcolorado.com It's been just three weeks since Cafe|Bar opened its doors, but executive chef Eric Rivera already feels very much at home. The 26-year-old, who was born in Ohio and raised in Colorado, had ... More >>
So Pitchfork is reporting this morning that Jay-Z and Kanye West's highly anticipated Watch the Throne tour, which we told you was coming to Denver on Monday, October 10, is no longer coming to town on that date. The tour's apparently being rerouted due to "overwhelming demand," says Billboard, citi ... More >>
After Kings of Leon's trainwreck of a show in Dallas over the weekend, it's not all that surprising to hear that the band has canceled the rest of its current tour, including a two night stand at Red Rocks on August 31 and September 1. "We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling thei ... More >>
Cowboys and Aliens, out today, tells the charming and classic story of what happens when cowboys meet aliens: They all shoot each other. It stars Daniel Craig, who's British, which makes sense because while Wyatt Earp was shooting dudes in Tombstone, the Brits were drinking crumpets or whatev ... More >>
System of Down (due tonight at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre with Gogol Bordello) played its first show in five years last week at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Early reports suggest the band is back in fine form -- at least from the reviews and the fan-shot clips that appeared on the ... More >>
Bring on the dirty for Friday night! And by dirty, we mean dirtybird label's own Claude Von Stroke and J. Philip getting down at the Gothic tonight night. Get your minimal house & techno fix -- also warming up is Denver's own Bones. ($25 at the door, presales on Ticketmaster, 18 , 8 p.m.- 3 a ... More >>
Wednesday, October 6, and Thursday, October 7, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
When the Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th Street, opens its doors for guests this fall, it will also give Denver a new place to eat: EDGE Restaurant & Bar. Defined by the Four Seasons as a "contemporary steakhouse," the eatery will also feature wild game and a tapas menu, as well as a long, by-t ... More >>
That's the news from Site Selection, a magazine with the corporatey mission of providing "corporate real estate strategy and area economic development."The Denver-Aurora area ranked third behind San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (1) and and Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton metro areas as best locatio ... More >>
At least Matt Duchene put the biscuit in the basket.Read some Denver blogs, why don't you? Mike at Mile High Hockey is in rare form commenting about the Avs agonizing collapse against Vancouver last night. "Why are they playing this way in big games?" he asks. "It's like my right hand on a S ... More >>
Sunday, November 22, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Monday, May 18, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Wednesday, May 6, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
The Olympic sport thats sweeping the nation comes to town.
Despite getting a later start because of the hockey game, which, for whatever reason, threw our rhythm of a bit, we had a decent show last night. Great guests: The guys from U.S. Pipe stopped by and gave us some insight into the making of their new record, from recording with Bill Thomas and Chris C ... More >>
Today is the first full day of the gold-laced foodie function that is the Bon Appétit Culinary and Wine Focus. Hosted again by Beaver Creek, the event draws throngs of celebrities, chefs and celebrity chefs. Although you missed last night's 'Wine Dinner benefiting The Bright Future Foundation, ... More >>
Revealing the softer side of thrash and dirge.
It’s really surprising, the number of food items that are illegal to import into the United States. What’s maybe even more surprising (and no doubt troubling to the food police) is how easy it is for a crafty gastronaut to lay hands on most, if not all, of these proscribed eats. Raw milk and, ... More >>
Sebastian Metz's heart is in the right place. If only his brain and body could follow.
Destroyer and Josh Queen Saturday, May 3, 2008 The Walnut Room Friday night's gig at the Walnut Room marked a bit of an anniversary for opener Josh Queen. His first Denver show after moving here from North Carolina a year ago was at this intimate club. Armed with just a Fender amp, a hollow-body an ... More >>
Friday, July 27, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
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Props to the Fray, who performed last night on the Late Show with David Letterman, successfully finishing off the triumvirate of late-night talk shows. (We know, we know: The band has actually been on four post-prime-time gabfests, but honestly, can you really consider its appearance on the Late Lat ... More >>
Friday, June 23, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Saturday, June 24, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Saturday, April 29, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Strip and tell at Bender's Tavern.
Black Mountain (Jagjaguwar)
Monday, November 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
From four-track pluck to orchestral ambition, Destroyer keeps busting the mold.
I Am Spoonbender
Short-Term Memories (Endearing Records)
For accused con man Christian Lawless Harper, a mine is a terrible thing to waste.