Comics and sci-fi are the new archetypes of our culture; we relate to Star Wars and Stan Lee's characters, and we've created new mythologies through them," says Dan Landes, restaurateur and self-confessed sci-fi geek. And this Friday, May 4, Landes will make a long-held dream reality by turning his own City, O' City, 205 East 13th Avenue, into a full-on orgy of nerdness with the May the Fourth Be With You sci-fi costume party. Read more about May the Fourth Be With You at City O' City.
If regular beauty pageants are the equivalent of defrosted shrimp cocktail and Andre brand champagne, the Ms. Hooters Colorado competition is Bud Light and chicken wings. We dispatched photographer Jim Wills into the beer-and-chicken dinner of beauty pageants at Suite Two Hundred on Thursday,...
Holy classic rock! The trio of excellent rock bands whose heyday was in the '70s and '80s returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Photographer Brandon Marshall has these shots for Westword.
- "Obama vs. The Nuge at Red Rocks."
A packed (and rapt) Pepsi Center audience watched the scenes unfold for Roger Waters on Monday night, May 6, 2012; and although most of us know each chord of the album by heart, seeing it performed live is something else entirely. Continue reading Amber Taufen's Roger Waters concert review....
Fresh off its appearance at this year's SnowBall Music Festival and 2010 Westword Music Showcase alumni, BoomBox came back to the Centennial State on Saturday, May 5, 2012 for a show at the Ogden Theatre. Photos by Eric Gruneisen for Westword.
JunoWhat performed on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver with Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads) on keys and Euforquestra, which opened the show. Photos by Nick Callaio for Westword.
Rubedo played its record release show on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Unit E in downtown Denver with Achille Lauro, Cougarpants and Hindershot. Read our feature story on Rubedo. Photos by Brandon Marshall for Westword.
The Black Keys and the Arctic Monkeys played the first of a two-night stay at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield on Monday, April 30, 2012. Photos by Eric Gruneisen for Westword.
- Black Keys Denver concert review
After a two-and-half year run, Pete Penzastadler closed Pete's Monkey Bar, 717 East Colfax Avenue, with one last blowout on Monday, April 30, 2012. Penzastadler, who says it was "a fucking awesome run," closed the spot because he just needed to move on. Penzastadler, a former bartender at...
The metro area gained so many liquid assets in 2011, we had to do a lot of drinking before we could choose the winner of our Best New Bar award for the Best of Denver 2012. And even then, the awards kept spilling out for other new spots, including Best Neighborhood Brewery, Best Place to See a...