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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Aaron ThackerayThis 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 >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Danny ClinchBad 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lori MidsonWill Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The chills-inducing men of MidlakeTo 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 >>
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 >>
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 Examiner.com project, don't ... More >>
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 >>
Pizza man HuebnerDon't order in from the Denver Pizza Company tonight. Although that's the purported business of The Bachelorette competitor Mark Huebner, described as a "pizza entrepreneur" from Denver in advance publicity for the show that kicks off Monday, there's no such joint in town. Not yet. ... More >>
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 >>
Dieselhed's Virgil Shaw's on his own these days, and happier than ever.
Wednesday, November 23, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Monday, October 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Spice House makes scents
Kiss me, Iím a rock star -- at least for one night.
Kicking off the kick-back season
Murphy and Wilson fool around with formulaic fun.
A benefit party in Oz is one way to build community.
Neko Case has yet to make the Opry, but her reputation as a new country pioneer is grand.
Dedicated roller-hockey players shoot for their chance to score a pro league.
Horse racing nears the finish line.
In The 6th Day, raging ideologies propel a kinder, gentler Arnie into action.
See you in Telluride.
Why are there no cameras rolling in Denver?
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