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    March 17, 2014

    3 things to do in Denver this week, March 17-20

    The weekend celebrations in advance of St. Patrick's Day may have already depleted your wallet. Fortunately, there are many free activities in Denver this week -- some of which might even help replenish all those brain cells killed by green beer. We've picked our three favorites; feel free to add ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Richard Glover, chef of Fooducopia, on his new farm and launching dinner

    Richard Glover Fooducopia 1939 East Kentucky Avenue 303-722-7838 This is part one of my interview with Richard Glover, exec chef of Fooducopia; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Every so often, you'll hear the lilt in Richard Glover's voice. Born in South Africa and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Left Hand Brewing bottles two more nitro beers, settles lawsuit over the word "Nitro"

    Left Hand Brewing altered the beer-drinking landscape two years ago when it announced during the Great American Beer Festival that it had come up with a way to inject nitrogen into its bottled Milk Stout so that it pours smooth and creamy, like a draft beer. Milk Stout Nitro quickly became the Long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Izm White, still in the game almost two decades later, has a Ghostface feature on his new album

    Izm White (aka Hayden Laybourn) has been immersed in the local hip-hop scene since the mid '90s from when he first started heading down from the Western Slope to Denver to compete in MC battles and attend shows. During that time, he's had some ups and downs, from released multiple albums and taking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    RTD art: Ries Niemi at the Colorado Station

    Not only does RTD get you where you need to go, almost every stop features an art installation. At the Colorado light-rail station, you'll find a gigantic pair of Western boots created by Ries Niemi. In this first of a series on the art at light-rail stations, we asked Niemi a few questions about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in June

    GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 6/22/13 When it comes to the history of hip-hop in the Dirty South, it begins with Geto Boys and their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced debut. The group had existed, though with a different cast, since '86, but it wasn't until the turn of the decade -- when it go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Fiona Apple at the Paramount Theatre on 7/20

    Fiona Apple's coming to the Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 20: With a newly revitalized career thanks to a stint wowing audiences at this year's SXSW and fresh off releasing a brand new album with a notably pithy title (in comparison to When the Pawn..., her 1999 album -- The Idler Wheel is wiser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Tenacious D at Red Rocks July 26. Tickets on sale this Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

    Tenacious D at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 26. This is not opinion. This is fact. The dudes are back and touring in support of Rize of the Fenix, their new album and purportedly the greatest album of all time. This, apparently, is not opinion either, but rather fact. The tour kicks off on May 23 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Fray at Red Rocks Saturday, May 12: Second show just added. Tix on sale next Friday

    The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Weekend's best dance bets: Snowball, Tigerskin (aka Dub Taylor), the Crystal Method and more

    There is a ridiculous amount of talent in the state this weekend, and we do mean ridiculous. Between the Crystal Method, Bassnectar and the renowned Tigerskin (aka Dub Taylor), you'd have plenty to choose from. Snowball Music Festival kicks off this weekend in Vail with Rusko, MiMOSA, Major Lazer, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Ten movies and TV shows set in Colorado -- but filmed somewhere else

    Colorado has a rich film history. Nearly 400 movies have been shot here in more than 100 years. But, as explained in this week's cover story "The Reel West," Colorado is experiencing a bit of a film drought lately, something that lawmakers and industry folks hope to reverse. Instead of shooting in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The Lumineers debut full-length due out on Dualtone on April 3

    On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost at Fillmore April 23

    Aaron Thackeray​This should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2012

    The Black Keys add second show at 1STBANK Center on May 1

    Danny Clinch​Bad news: Familiar with that expression, "You snooze, you lose"? Yes? Well, it applies here. If you slept on getting your tickets to see the Black Keys at 1STBANK Center on April 30, you blew it. Show's sold out. D'oh! Luckily for you, though, you'll have another chance to see 'em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Nickelback in Denver on June 10 at Pepsi Center

    By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    The Fray posts "The Fighter," another track from new album

    ​Just before the holidays, the Fray offered another peek of its upcoming album, Scars & Stories, the follow-up to the act's eponymous sophomore release from 2009. While the record's first single, "Heartbeat," debuted this past October and has already charted, the Denver-based quartet recently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Van Halen in Denver on 5/24 at Pepsi Center

    ​Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Portishead at 1STBANK Center on October 27

    ​Stop the freaking presses -- hell, for that matter, stop what you're doing and take note: We've just received word that Portishead is coming to town. Specifically, the outfit is slated to appear at 1STBANK Center on Thursday, October 27 -- and it's one of only seven U.S. dates announced so fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Superheroes, HBO documentary, profiles real-life superheroes, but not Denver's Wall Creeper

    ​Real-life superheroes, those brave (and some would say foolhardy) folks who strap on costumes and battle evil wherever they can find it, are reaching media saturation. They've become a staple of nightly news stations, scored a lengthy shout-out in Rolling Stone, and one of them, a lone soul w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Goldrush festival slated for September being curated by three prominent local blogs

    ​ In case you haven't noticed, when it comes to music, our town has an abundance of riches, everything from bands to venues to now, more than ever, festivals. And they come in all shapes and sizes, from our own Westword Music Showcase to Peter Black's upcoming Afterdark Festival. Word of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Round two with Will Cisa, exec chef of the Corner Office

    Lori Midson​Will Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 This is part two of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. In part one of that interview, Cisa dished on monumental cooking dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Weekend Dance Card: Mother Earth Sound System, Frivolous and Manufactured Superstars

    ​ Mother Earth Sound System and CrowdPleaser's NYE 2010 at the Werks features up-and-coming techno DJ Patrick Russell. Hailing from Detroit, Russell also has a few original productions and remixes under his belt. CrowdPleaser and MESS DJs Tess, Deciprocal and Scott Everett warm up the main fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Tennis explains how it all began, share personal, ocean-themed letter, announce tour dates

    ​By now, its no secret: Tennis was born out of months at sea, after which newlyweds Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley came home and made and record. A whirlwind of interest in the band and a deal with Fat Possum Records followed, and now the duo is readying the release of its debut, Cape Dory, i ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    October 8, 2010

    Drag the River tapped to join Lucero for series of dates in November and December

    ​In what has to be one of the most natural pairings we've heard about in recent memory, we just received word that the estimable Drag the River dudes, currently on tour in Europe with Austin Lucas and Cory Branan, have been tapped to accompany Lucero on at least nine dates at the end of Novemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Song of the Day: "Let Go" by jj

    Today's song of the day comes from an utterly bewitching Swedish duo known as jj. Comprised of Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander, the group is in the midst of embarking on its first ever tour of the States with xx, a kindred act with an equally google defying moniker. Bummer or all bummers: The tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Indie Rock Songs of the Decade

    The chills-inducing men of Midlake​To some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Local blogger finalist to cover Winter Olympics for Microsoft

    ​What writer wouldn't want to cover the Olympics? The glitz, the glamor and the high-profile nature of the gig are just about irresistible, regardless of your feelings about winter sports. I mean, I'd jump at the opportunity, and I couldn't care less about skiing, skating and curling. Well, cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    The marriage and the rise of "info-snacking"

    ​Denver-based gazillionaire Phil Anschutz is an unusual fellow. He's a media mogul, with interests in traditional print as well as online operations, but he refuses to give interviews, and many of his firms, including Clarity Digital Group, overseer of the sprawling project, don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Pet Shop Boys announce tour, skip Denver

    In support of Yes, their tenth full-length album(!), synth-pop kings Pet Shop Boys have just announced an eighteen-date North American tour, to begin at the end of August. The show promises to be filled with plenty of costumes, capers and theatricality. Unfortunately, the tour schedule is focus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Meet Denver's Mark Huebner, Bachelorette hopeful

    Mark Huebner at his most delectable. Jillian Harris, a 29-year-old restaurant designer from Vancouver, Canada, was given an especially brutal heave-ho by Jason Mesnick on the last season of The Bachelor -- a move so nasty that Colorado's own Bachelorette prize, Ryan Sutter, felt compelled to weigh ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008
  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Strapping Young Lad

    Wednesday, November 23, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Frog Eyes

    Monday, October 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004

    Talking Shop

    Spice House makes scents

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    Radio Berlin

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Jolie Holland

    Catalpa Anti-

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Kiss me, Iím a rock star -- at least for one night.

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2003
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    May 29, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    New Pornographers

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2003

    Coaster Days

    Kicking off the kick-back season

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003

    Best Coach -- Professional

    Tony Granato
    Colorado Avalanche

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    A Special Case

    Neko Case has yet to make the Opry, but her reputation as a new country pioneer is grand.

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Avs and Av-Nots

    Dedicated roller-hockey players shoot for their chance to score a pro league.

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Clone Wars

    In The 6th Day, raging ideologies propel a kinder, gentler Arnie into action.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Off Limits

    See you in Telluride.

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Off Limits

    Why are there no cameras rolling in Denver?

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    June 26, 1997
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    May 25, 1994
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