Vince Guaraldi

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    New shows: Cat Power, Lucero, Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers solo show and more

    It's less than a week now until Christmas. Did you get all your shopping done yet? Ah, don't beat yourself up. Neither have we. If you're like us, you've probably got some people on our list who are just impossible to buy for, yes? If so, here's an idea, one that won't require you to brave the masse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Dazzle Jazz

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and, in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. A.H. Goldstein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Ryan Leinonen on "Mr. Wizard," Velveeta, pig's nipples and the raw vegan

    Ryan Leinonen Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 Hey!" hollers Ryan Leinonen to one of his cooks. "How's that cauliflower soup doing? Make sure you keep an eye on it." And for the next two hours, Leinonen, the chef-owner of the month-old Trillium, watches from afar at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Vajra

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Sanity Claus

    Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.

  • Culture

    December 21, 2006

    Mapping Nativity

    Museo de las Américas

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    I Pity the Yule

    Separating heavenly holiday music from Hell's noels.

  • Culture

    December 7, 2000

    Bless the Blockhead

    How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost wasn't, then became a tradition

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Christmas Packages

    The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.

  • Music

    December 11, 1997

    Music for the Holidaze

    Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996
  • Music

    December 13, 1995



  • Calendar

    October 4, 1995