Impersonating a police officer is a schmucky thing to do under pretty much every circumstance -- unless you're starring in a TV drama or auditioning for the Village People, that is. But some impersonations are schmuckier than others. Proof can be found in the monumentally stupid story of Roland He ... More >>
Over the past two weeks, the Facebook page for the Village, a nondenominational "seeker" church in Denver's RiNo district, has seen a trickle of heartfelt farewells and laments, from "Gonna miss yall" and "This is sad" to one fan's plaintive "Why??????" Nine months after its launch -- and less than ... More >>
Getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha freak on! We all know that there are lots of ways to become immortalized at a massive outdoor music gathering like Ultra Music Festival, such as, oh, I don't know, humping a tree, or maybe dancing naked while getting arrested. But Mom would probably prefer if y ... More >>
By Victor Gonzalez Gay, straight, bi, or simply rolling face, if you're a man with abs like Jesus and just enough fabric to cover your genitals, there was nothing wrong with showing off your manhood in Miami this past weekend. It's Ultra Music Festival, baby! And the Gym, Tan, Molly fraternal order ... More >>
A few days ago, Angus T. Jones had some sort of crisis of conscious. In a video for a church in Alabama, he urged people to stop watching his show, Two and a Half Men. "Please stop filling your head with filth," he implored. "People say it's just entertainment. The fact that it's entertainment...do ... More >>
AEROSMITH @ PEPSI CENTER See Also: Q&A with Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer From the beginning, they promised a spectacle. "We're gonna go all Aerosmith mojo on your ass tonight," lead screecher Steven Tyler promised vaguely but aggressively less than a minute after appearing center stage in a cloud ... More >>
I have bad tattoos. Okay, they aren't all bad -- only about 33 percent of them are, if I break it down by specific tattoo artist. Also, since I didn't get my first tattoos (almost all came in pairs) until I was 24, they are strategically placed, meaning that, for the most part, they can't be seen if ... More >>
Yesterday, Denver made number fifteen on The Advocate's list of the Gayest Cities in America. But we need only to tell you (spoiler alert!) that Salt Lake City is ranked number one in order to convince you that our own status means nothing. Before you roll down the windows in your Prius, blast Lady ... More >>
Damn you, Astley!In the modern age of the iPod, any shoe store, cowboy bar, hair salon or (in this particular case) pho restaurant can do business to any soundtrack it chooses. When I worked at KB Toys in the 90s, we were sent a monthly cassette to play in the store -- except the tape player ... More >>
The no-wave movement of film-making, which used ultra-low budgets and a punk sensibility to produce films heavily steeped in mood but with generally incoherent story-lines, had a big impact: Besides being heavily influential for directors like Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch, it pretty much sing ... More >>
If you haven't seen this video of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin singing "Blueberry Hill," stop what you're doing right now and watch it. It's just that amazing. You see, in America, we sing to the president, but in Soviet Russia, the president sings to you (sorry!). Actually, we're pr ... More >>
Men and women alike would probably enjoy breaking off a piece of this.To put it mildly, the jury is still out on whether new Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn is going to be a savior or a bust. But there's no debate about whether Quinn's a luscious chunk of man candy. The verdict on that's be ... More >>
I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>
Spark Gallery celebrates a milestone anniversary.
Months ago, Sunday, October 14, probably seemed like an ideal date for the Gridiron Show, the Denver Press Club's highest-profile shindig of the year. After all, it fell during the Denver Broncos' bye week -- meaning that politicians and media figures of the sort who are annually cajoled into partic ... More >>
The most contentious development proposal ever to hit the town of Vail was finally resolved on Tuesday, July 10. Voters overwhelmingly approved developer Peter Knobel's plan to tear down the 37-year-old Crossroads building and replace it with Solaris, a 600,000-square-foot condo-and-retail complex c ... More >>
Cherry Creek serves up art.
Colorado's gay rodeo turns twenty.
Buddha Records introduces a new generation to an old formula.
Nuncrackers doesn't have much to be thankful for.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
The Pet Shop Boys maintain their pop pedigree with a new album and tour.
A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.
Redefining chamber music on Turtle Island.
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.
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