#44: Katie Hoffman A member of both CORE New Art Space and Zip 37 Gallery (for the time being), Denver painter Katie Hoffman is a familiar face on the co-op scene in two arts districts, beloved for her works exploring the subjective and the otherworldly in swatches of pastel and jewel colors. Peopl ... More >>
It was the urgency of preserving art that inspired Anne Waldman's newest book. The visionary poet, activist, and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University was working on transferring the school's collection of fragile tapes of performances by artists like John ... More >>
On the cutting edge of the dance world, it's not just about movement anymore, although the physical voyage through space is still an integral part. In Dance the Orange, a new performance created by Monica Dionysiou and Marc Devine of the the Umbrella Collective, the movement is suspended in a web of ... More >>
Before he restored landmarks like the Molly Brown House, Ninth Street Historic Park and Four Mile House Historic Park, and designed some landmarks of his own, architect Ed White was a student at Columbia, where he met many of the people who would become famous figures of the Beat generation, includi ... More >>
See Also: • Lulacruza wraps up Communikey on April 29 at BMoCA • Q&A with Brian Williams of Lustmord • Q&A with Nick Zammuto • Q&A with Morton Subtonick • CMKY brings electronic arts and music to Boulder for a fourth year Sun Araw (due tonight at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for ... More >>
In his best selling book Killing Yourself to Live, Chuck Klosterman asserts that "the best career move any musician can make is to stop breathing." When examining Kurt Cobain's post-mortem transformation from junkie dad to iconic voice of a generation, Klosterman notes that the suicide told everyone ... More >>
Susan MeyerWilliam Blake saw heaven in a wildflower. The energy industry sees nothing but trouble. Last week, a federal judge in Denver ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to declare an obscure plant as endangered was "arbitrary and capricious" -- a ruling that could ... More >>
Autumn De WildeIn the middle to later half of the 1990s, John Vanderslice (due tonight at the hi-dive with Damien Jurado) was a member of the respected Bay Area alternative rock band, MK Ultra. When the band split in 1999, Vanderslice took the delicate intensity and experimental edge he had b ... More >>
Founded in 2003 in Paris by sisters Bianca "Coco" Casady and Sierra "Rosie" Casady, CocoRosie has been responsible for making music that combines otherwordly electronic pop with organic sounds, hip-hop and conceptual art. As a whole, it's the musical equivalent of a magical-realism novel fe ... More >>
Monotonix set off the SoCo stage. Elsewhere: See reviews and photos from Day One. We're back on the Rocks for what, so far anyway, is looking to be a much more pleasant day than Saturday. In case you missed yesterday's festivities, it was viciously cold and wet, and not at all conducive to ... More >>
Often compared to New Wave bands of the early '80s -- especially the Human League --Brooklyn, New York's Red Wire Black Wire, uses synthesizers as a primary compositional instrument. Described by the New Music Express as having an icy sound, the immediacy and sincerity of Doug Walters's vocal ... More >>
(photo: Jeff Klapperich)While I was out last weekend, an unassuming gentleman approached me and asked if I had room in my pocket for a CD. We'd met before, but I didn't remember that in the moment. I hate when I forget names and faces. Fortunately, Donny Rose was forgiving and gracious as he handed ... More >>
The Pseudo Dates Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Auraria Campus Better Than: Most other outdoor shows I’ve seen. Rarely are good bands, local or otherwise, featured on college campuses in and around Denver, but at 10:15 a.m. yesterday, someone made an exception. There’s always something surrealistic ... More >>
A More Messages blog from January 30 includes an e-mail Q&A with Ward Churchill, who responded to a query about the dropping of charges against one of his supporters over an episode involving Boulder Daily Camera reporter Heath Urie. However, the final section of the communique was temporarily omitt ... More >>
Saturday, October 1, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
When you're reaching for heaven, it's nice to have a drink in your hand.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Legendary sideman Moris Tepper fronts his own vision, with chilling results.
The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)
Jim Jarmusch shows he still has bite with Ghost Dog.
May 13-19, 1999
Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse is running the race his way.
A new box set reveals Jim Morrison with his pants down.
Fatherhood has given Billy Bragg a new reason to make music.