Every year, we celebrate the impossibly dense and diverse Denver music scene with the Westword Music Showcase and Westword Music Awards. We brought those to a close last week with our awards ceremony; you can find a list of all the nominees and winners at backbeatblog.com. We're starting to think ab ... More >>
While recreational marijuana sales still offer the thrill of buying pot legally for those not accustomed to it, a trip to the medical marijuana dispensary for longtime MMJ patients tends to be about as mundane and normal as a trip to the grocery or to cash a check. Which actually makes the bank-li ... More >>
It's been ten years since Yellowcard (due on Tuesday, January 21, at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, and Wednesday, January 22, at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins) and released Ocean Avenue, and while jumping on the Anniversary tour train, the Florida-bred pop punkers decided to do things a ... More >>
Street fashion can pull inspiration from a variety of sources. This is especially true for womenswear, because ladies have more fashion options -- as shown by Ashley Warmington, the Volkswagen saleswomen we recently spotted stylishly stepping out to see Muse at the Pepsi Center. Read on to learn whe ... More >>
When my best friend was describing a near-perfect date that her boyfriend took her on last summer, I couldn't help but cringe. He got tickets to a show at Red Rocks -- and drove her in a rented, mint condition vintage Volkswagen bus. There is nothing romantic about a ride in a Volkswagen; I grew u ... More >>
We're all accustomed to seeing fliers on light poles alerting the populace to missing dogs or cats. But a missing mohawk? For a Volkswagen? Yep. In my neighborhood -- Ken Caryl Ranch -- a sweet Bug previously outfitted with a simulated mohawk has been scalped, and the owner, quite understandably, ... More >>
It's on your mind. You can't stop thinking about it. Your blood starts to pump. Your mouth begins to water. And while the buildup lasts for days, the actual live action (from start to finish) only lasts about ten minutes. No, I'm not talking about sex; I'm talking about the Super Bowl, baby. And whi ... More >>
When I was in my early twenties, I carried an aluminum baseball bat in the back of my car. It was initially gear for summer seasons of Chilihead softball: I worked at Chili's for a few years -- and, like many corporate chain restaurants, Chili's really wishes it were a high school. Because just as a ... More >>
Calender-wise, every year starts at the beginning of January. But when it comes to pop-culture, the year "kicks off" (hey-o!) with the advertising blitz (so many football puns!) that is the Super Bowl, when advertisers collectively spend brajillions of dollars to tell us how to think and feel during ... More >>
See also: Top 5 Greatest Super Bowl halftime shows and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show So we all know that half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is seeing all the commercials. If you missed them for whatever reason -- your loud mouth buddy was yapping about this ... More >>
DeVotchKa's music has been used in films like Little Miss Sunshine, and frontman Nick Urata has also been involved in scoring a number of films, including 2009's I Love You Phillip Morris. The band's cinematic and sprawling music lends itself quite well to visuals so it's not surprising Volks ... More >>
Verde Wellness.Verde Wellness's Chuck Blackton locks up his medical marijuana buds, edibles, hash and tinctures in a Volkswagen-sized, all-but-dynamite-proof safe each night. So does every dispensary owner who follows the law (or has any sense) -- which makes the three after-hours break-ins V ... More >>
The commercials of the Super Bowl are one of the biggest draws to the game for some people. Viewers love to see the somewhat witty, incredibly overproduced and expensive miniature films announcing that Volkswagen is the best, Detroit is better than where you are and Fox is the greatest statio ... More >>
The Cozy BeanThe expanding mobile food scene encompasses a bevy of trucks and carts, and now it includes a van. The 1970s Volkswagen van is called the Cozy Bean, and it's trolling Denver, fortifying patrons with coffee and smoothies.
Lori MidsonWhile Biker Jim's brick-and-mortar joint has encountered delays, that hasn't stopped the sausage slinger from looking way, way beyond Denver for his next wiener venture "This is taking fucking forever!" Those are the words that tumbled out of Biker Jim's mouth thirty minutes ago ... More >>
Call of Duty 4 might hit a little too close to home.
TV or not TV?
These legislators should have their hides tanned!
There are gypsies on our streets, prowling the avenues in their ghetto-fabulous low riders, blasting "LA Woman" from the stereo and telling passersby that although they may not have a taxi license, they'll still take them to their hotel or convention or flight out of DIA in a ride that trades certif ... More >>
Strip and tell at Bender's Tavern.
Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites.
Together We're Heavy (Good/Hollywood)
Denver's Juvenile Court just turned one hundred. The next years could be rough.
If people won't come to the noise, Friends Forever will take the noise to them.
A new documentary ensures that Friends Forever will live forever on celluloid.
The burden of An Almost Holy Picture's script is too much for one actor to bear.
Mr. Pacman scores at a newly opened Monkey Mania.
Harvesting memories with the men of Wheat Ridge.
Spending $250,000 on a car may not make you happy. But among Denver's rich and famous, it's one way of keeping score.
Groove turns techno culture into tribal ritual.
The Fourth Story
From the week of June 15.
Mr. Tree and the Wingnuts' refried hillbilly music takes root.
Chant Down Babylon
A timeline of the Pearl Street Mall
A chromosome-challenged critic gets in touch with his feminine side.