Novelty had its moment in hip-hop; vision had its moment; abstraction had its moment. But thanks in no small part to Top Dawg Entertainment and its star, Kendrick Lamar, good old fashioned high-quality rapping is once again the standard of the day. And now, K.Dot's longtime running mate Schoolboy Q ... More >>
The Naked and Famous was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008 by Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith when the two were students at the Music and Audio Institute. Taking its name from Tricky's "Tricky Kid," the Naked and Famous isn't exactly what you'd call trip-hop. Rooted in alt rock, the Naked and ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>
BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13 Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>
ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>
Laura Norman is one of the more talented actors around, subtle and intelligent, capable of deep emotion but never sentimental or hackneyed. She can rescue a mediocre play and add a very specific kind of shine to an excellent one. In 2005, she received a Best of Denver award for her portrayal of Ha ... More >>
See Also: - Trace Bundy talks about his unexpected success in South Korea - Heaven Fest quickly growing into a destination festival - HeavenFest's pure motives Boulder-based guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy has been a YouTube sensation for a few years now with more than twenty million views of his vario ... More >>
With pretty much the entire music world holed up in Austin this weekend for this year's edition of SXSW, it's amazing that there's any musical options to choose from this weekend at all, much less decent ones. Alas, though, there are still plenty of compelling reasons to leave the house. Girls get t ... More >>
Saturday, March 17, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
TREY ANASTASIO @ BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL | 2.28.12 The soft, beautiful and, at times, elegant side of Phish's musical catalogue shone last night as frontman and songwriter Trey Anastasio took the stage at the Boettcher Concert Hall backed by the 65-piece Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Outside, fans dr ... More >>
LOS CAMPESINOS! @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/31/12 Los Campesinos! is a band weathered by fine lines. By attending one of the Welsh septet's shows, you are, whether you know it or not, crossing one of your own in the sand. You are saying that you prefer precociousness to pretense, that you listen to blun ... More >>
Tuesday, January 31, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
Dan Maes.As noted earlier, Denver Post editor Greg Moore's explanation of Michael Hancock prostitution story coverage seemed likely to irk as many critics as it placated -- and Dan Maes, the Republican candidate for governor in 2010, proves the point. Maes is upset by the Moore-penned item in ... More >>
Sebastian MlynarskiFrom left: Wesley Eisold, Jennifer Clavin and Dominick Fernow are Cold Cave.‚Äč For a band that plays moody, dramatic synth pop, Cold Cave (due at the Larimer Lounge on Monday, April 11) has an unusual pedigree. A veteran of several hardcore bands, including Some Girls and Americ ... More >>
Hell yeah, beer. This is your day. There are a number of so-called "drinking" holidays that roll around once a year -- St. Patrick's Day, Fat Tuesday, Black History Month -- but those, as you once heard a bartender say and now like to pretend like you came up with it yourself, are like "amate ... More >>
The winning team plating the winning dishLiveWell Colorado sponsored a nine-week after-school culinary program with three Denver high schools that culminated in the winning team from Martin Luther King Jr. Early College taking home first place at the competition last Friday. The all-female te ... More >>
Creating music that alternately recalls shades of John Mayer and Jack Johnson with a strong soul music influence, One eskimO and its song "Kandi" have slowly been infiltrating eardrums since the release of the act's debut last fall. Starting with a casual mention of the band's name about si ... More >>
Oskar BluesRemember the time you invited twenty people to a party and 150 showed up? As Kelly says in the Outlaw Josey Wales, "Yep, first the silver run out, then the people run out, then the whiskey run out, then the beer run out." That's sort of what happened to the Oskar Blues Brewery in ... More >>
Its live-feed rugby for breakfast.
It seems as though I'm not the only fella out there sick of the dearth of good Irish bars in this town. Though my piece about the Celtic Tavern and the following column about how to open a proper Irish bar have only been out in the world for a day, the responses have started to roll in. And apparent ... More >>
The Christmas memories of Dylan Thomas take the University Theatre stage.
Colorado Homegrown Tales gets In a Holiday Mood.
Capsule reviews of current shows
Celebrate the season with Dylan Thomas.
A Child's Christmas in Wales waxes nostalgic.
Wrap me in comfort food.
From the week of November 17, 2005
Thursday, July 1, the Church, 303-832-3528.
The More Things Change
Scooterists host annual Shopping Ride
Live (Thirsty Ear)
Monterrey's bubbling rocanrol scene whips up something Kinky.
This boy's faith is in your face.
The Celtic Tavern may be a great bar. Unfortunately, it wants to be a restaurant, too.
Groove turns techno culture into tribal ritual.
Gladiator doesnít lack heroism or spectacle, but its drama is tainted by cowardice.
Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.
Leslie Cyril and Artemus Fred build a film from the ground up.