Colorado has long been known as one of hippie culture's great bastions. But in its list of the best and worst U.S. states for hippies, Estately.com suggests that while Colorado still deserves recognition, it's rep may soon start to slide. Really? Judge for yourself by counting down the roster, supp ... More >>
Our post about the prospect of Denver hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention (the city is still in the running) included comments from the RNC Facebook page, including one that dubbed the Colorado capital a "liberal shithole." That phrase inspired interesting takes from lots of readers, inc ... More >>
Seventeen chefs -- amateur and professional -- convened at Steve's Snappin' Dogs on Saturday afternoon for the hot dog joint's inaugural grilled cheese competition, a spirited face off that ended with nothing but de...brie, thanks to the cheese-chomping crowds who ate everything but the rind. A pane ... More >>
SUN | MILE HIGH SPIRITS JAZZ FEST at MILE HIGH SPIRITS | 12/8/13 Mile High Spirits and the Gift of Jazz have teamed up to put on this free daylong festival, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and runs until 10: 30 p.m. Each of the six local acts on the bill will be paying tribute to other artists: A Denve ... More >>
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | THURS, 8/15/13 A six-year hiatus hasn't made Queens of the Stone Age forget its roots. The earnest full-length album ...Like Clockwork, released earlier this year, is a long-awaited return to the spotlight, and it proves that the band hasn't lost its flair for ' ... More >>
After nearly four years on Seventeenth Avenue's Restaurant Row, Olivea, the intimate Mediterranean restaurant owned by Stephanie and Keith Bonin, who also oversee Duo in Highland, will close in mid-January. The Bonins, who opened Olivea in May of 2009, are moving to the East Coast in June. See also ... More >>
Tomorrow night at the Fillmore Auditorium Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a longtime favorite locally, are playing at the Fillmore tomorrow night. After frequently coming to town as a supporting act over the years, most recently on Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's Brothers of the Sun tour this past s ... More >>
Good morning! Here we are again. Weekend's over. Bummed? So are we. Luckily, there's another full slate of music to look forward to this week. As always, the choices are plentiful. From folk and metal to indie rock and jam, whatever your flavor, there's plenty of options. Mumford & Sons kicks off a ... More >>
See also: King Tuff at Moe's Original BBQ, 8/28/12 King Tuff is the latest project of Kyle Thomas who has been seen in the psych folk band Feathers, the garage punk outfit Happy Birthday and the doom band Witch with J. Mascis. With King Tuff, Thomas has written a pretty diverse array of music, but ... More >>
Pete Marczyk (who's interviewed in this week's chef and tell) and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and ... More >>
See Also: • Q&A with Morton Subtonick • CMKY brings electronic arts and music to Boulder for a fourth year Zammuto (due Thursday, April 26, at Shine for the Communikey Festival) is the latest project from Nick Zammuto, who was one half of the experimental electronic band the Books. But like wit ... More >>
Both Ski Halfpipe and Ski Slopestyle are confirmed as Olympic medal events at the Sochi Games in 2014, and it's looking increasingly likely that a Colorado local -- sixteen-year-old Aspenite Torin Yater-Wallace -- could win them both. He won SuperPipe gold in the Winter X Games event in Tignes, Fran ... More >>
Last week, organizers of the upcoming SnowMont Music Festival, slated to take place on March 30 and through April 1 in Killington, Vermont, announced the cancellation of the event. This news was puzzling primarily because those same organizers are the ones responsible for Snowball Music Festival, wh ... More >>
Hunter Pritchett Luca d'Italia 711 Grant Street 303-832-6600 www.lucadenver.com This is part one of my interview with Hunter Pritchett, exec chef of Luca d'Italia. Part two of my chat with Pritchett will run in this space tomorrow. Hunter Pritchett and his kitchen crew are thumbing through an Ita ... More >>
Still from YouTube clip uploaded by digiprez77 There's a gruesome video making the rounds on Facebook right now. Seriously. It's gruesome. If you haven't seen it yet, in fact, you may want to wait until your lunch digests before having a look -- or avoid it altogether if you're even the slightest bi ... More >>
Jessica Lea MayfieldWith plenty of time to recover from the long fourth of July holiday, this weekend is shaping up to be just as good, with dozens of shows happening across the city. Tonight, Jessica Lea Mayfield makes an appearance at the Larimer Lounge with Ferraby Lionheart and Bare Bones ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Easter, as you know, is ... More >>
Transcript of chat with the incredulous Denver Nuggets fan sitting next to me on the plane last night on my way home from covering the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships (where, incidentally, Summit County local Eric Willett took first place in the men's slopestyle competition):
Editor's note: Two of our writers were at the Decemberists show last night in Boulder, and so today we present you with two different accounts of the show from two different perspectives. Two for the price of, uh, none, as it were -- well, unless you count the cost your Internet connection. Adam Pe ... More >>
Britt ChesterBackyard BangersThis past Saturday, we stopped by the Backyard Bang, which stretched between Lincoln and Sherman on 12th. We noticed the riders all had headphones in, so being all about the music, we asked them what they were listening to during their respective drops, rail slide ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is ... More >>
On July 6, the New York Times published "Delays and Rising Costs for Convention Raise Worries for Democrats," a compendium of information and speculation about preparations for August's Democratic National Convention. A lot of the most embarrassing items in it surfaced previously in the Denver daili ... More >>
What? There are other Westword blogs aside from this one? Why, yes -- and here is some of the excellent stuff you can find on them. Backbeat Online overflows with weekend concert reviews, including wide-ranging coverage of the Warped Tour at which 3Oh!3 ruled, plus the SoCo Music Fest featuring Gna ... More >>
Thursday, March 20, e-town, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
We're dreaming of a real holiday musical.
Eschewing pretense, this couple takes a stripped-down approach to music.
Crystal Zevon tells the story of her late ex-husband with a little help from his friends.
Sunday, July 9, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Thursday, April 20, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772; Friday, April 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Friday, October 1, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399; Saturday, October 2, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Wiser with age, the Promise Ring challenges the expectations of fans -- and the derision of critics -- with a new album.
Too much talk makes Spinning Into Butter lose its focus on racism.
Calling Albany (Kindercore)
University of Denver Ski Team
Mamet's State and Main chronicles collusion between Hollywood big shots and Vermont movie wannabes.
The Denver Internation Film Festival opens this Thursday.
A public service announcement from Westword...
Some nurses say it's time they got organized.
Physician Karl Shipman devoted his life to medicine. But when he needed it most, the health-care system let him down.
April 2-8, 1998